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Nov 28, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Kirstin Sheppard Finds Freedom and Passion with MonaVie RVL

Only 22 years old, Kirstin Sheppard has struggled with her weight her entire life. She's tried dropping the extra pounds in a variety of ways since junior high school, but nothing has worked…until now! Here's what Kirstin had to say about her journey…

"There are many reasons for my weight issues. Family stress has been one of the major contributors. My parents divorced when I was very young, and it was definitely hard on me to constantly go back and forth between houses. I would turn to food for every emotion, especially when I was stressed, upset, or even bored. Food became my constant comfort and friend.

"Being morbidly obese has been extremely difficult. It's something no young person should ever have to deal with. It crushes you. When I needed to fly to visit family, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender because the normal seatbelt wouldn't reach across my belly! It was humiliating and heart breaking. It's also a horrible feeling to go shopping with friends and have to go to a different store because I'm a lot bigger. I would watch them try on clothes and feel like crying every time they tried on something that I would love to wear but couldn't because of my size.

"One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I went to a local fair with all of my friends. They wanted to go on a ride, and I was too big to fit in the seat. The ride operator tried three times to get the harness to close over me, but it wouldn't. It was so embarrassing when I had to walk off the ride while everyone was watching and laughing. Taking pictures is another nightmare. I've never liked the way my body looked, so I would always take the picture myself because I could angle the camera to make myself look better.

"MonaVie RVL is giving me the life that I've never had! I feel like it's a huge blessing from God. He put me in the right place at the right time to meet my sponsor and open me up to this amazing opportunity. It's truly been life changing.

"MonaVie RVL fits into my lifestyle so well. I follow the program as laid out by MonaVie. I have a shake in the morning, and I have my snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. At lunch, I have my second shake and another snack bar and supplement two and a half hours later. Three hours after that, I have dinner, which usually consists of a salad or chicken and veggies.

"Now I've kicked it up a notch by adding a lot more water and exercise to my program, and I'm seeing even better results! I exercise one hour in the morning and one hour after dinner. I thought it would be difficult not being able to eat the things I wanted when I wanted; however, I don't have those cravings with MonaVie RVL. I've discovered through this process that I would rather eat healthier and live a longer, happier life.

"I began RVL on August 1, 2011, and I've already lost 34 pounds! That is the most weight I have ever slimmed down in my life! MonaVie RVL is a simple and easy program to follow. It's a no-brainer! I feel confident throughout the day because I know what I'm going to eat, and it's very healthy and nutritious.

"My goal is to lose another 156 pounds. With MonaVie RVL, that doesn't seem so far away! I have a whole bucket list of things that I want to do when I get to my goal weight, including skydiving, going on a cruise, and going on every rollercoaster (well, most of them) in California. I am also going to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe. By the 2012 Convention of the Americas in St. Louis, you will see an all-new Kirstin, and I can't wait!

"MonaVie has truly given me a more meaningful life in so many ways. I had a good life before because of God, and I believe that God has led me to this wonderful company. I believe I will finally be able to live to my fullest potential, physically and financially, because of MonaVie. I currently have to work two jobs, and it still isn't enough for me to become self-sufficient. Because of MonaVie, I now have the keys to my financial freedom.

"My goal is to become a Royal Black Diamond and above! I want to travel all over the world to help as many people as I can; this is my passion! Thank you, MonaVie, for giving me this chance to save, to change, and to live a more meaningful life!"

Nov 21, 2011

Coming Soon—RVL Holiday Specials!

What do delicious RVL holiday recipes, an all-new RVL flavor, and MonaVie 2.0 have in common? Find out on Thursday, December 1, when we unveil our RVL Holiday Specials!* In the meantime, here's a sneak preview of what's to come…

  • Peppermint Holiday Shake
  • Dreamsicle Shake
  • RVL Strawberry Cheeseshake
  • The Perfect Holiday Eggnog
  • Apple Pie Shake
  • Strawberry Blast
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake

* Holiday specials available in the U.S. and Canada only. Not available for purchase on AutoShip.

Nov 16, 2011

New Study Confirms MonaVie (M)mūn Juice Effective in Supporting a Healthy Immune System

It's that time of year, when people all across the country are bracing for the onset of the flu season, and MonaVie has good news for them.

Previous studies have shown that Wellmune WGP®, a key ingredient in MonaVie (M)mūn® juice, provides a natural solution to boost the immune system. In addition to these Wellmune WGP studies, a new, recently completed human study indicates that daily use of MonaVie (M)mūn—a juice blend that contains both the acai berry and Wellmune WGP—can help support a person's upper respiratory tract health and mood.

According to Darin Blackhurst, MonaVie senior director of product development, "Several studies have shown that beta-glucan (known by the brand name Wellmune WGP) is effective in supporting the immune system under stress. Other studies have shown acai berry juice to provide antioxidant benefits by reducing oxidative damage. This most recent study focused on (M)mūn, a juice that is the only product on the market that combines the benefits of both."

Blackhurst noted that the relationship between stress and decreased immune function is well established, with psychological stress having an adverse effect on mood. This study shows that by supporting the immune system, individuals are better equipped to deal with everyday stress, thereby improving mood.

MonaVie Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Cohen commented, "This latest research demonstrates that our (M)mūn product can help support a healthy immune system, even during times of increased physical and emotional stress." Although the study focused on acai and beta-glucan, Cohen said that (M)mūn also contains other fruits specifically chosen to nutritionally support immune health.

This research offers a platform for MonaVie distributors to offer something to friends and loved ones during the holiday season that can be of great benefit: a product that is proven to help support your body's natural defenses.

Click here to view/download the study abstract.

Nov 16, 2011

Lose for MORE Group Challenge Winners Awarded $10,000!

The results are in, and the winner of the Lose for MORE Group Challenge is…

Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More!


Gold Executive Stephanie Cook 27 lbs lost
“My future gets brighter every single day that passes, and I owe it all to MonaVie.”


Gold Executive Ron Howard 29 lbs lost
“MonaVie RVL has helped me realize that I do not need to stay on the unhealthy path that I was on.”


Distributor Robert McGuire 35 lbs lost
“Losing as much as I have with MonaVie RVL has given me the motivation to lose more.”

Click here to watch a video message from Jeff Graham.

Beating out 200 other teams with a total combined weight loss of 91 pounds over a 12-week period, Team We Are MonaVie and We Are Losing For More wins the following grand prizes:

  • US$10,000
  • A home tasting party with Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh

In addition, MonaVie will match each team member’s donation to the MORE Project dollar-for-dollar for every pound they lost during the challenge.

Congratulation, Stephanie, Robert, and Ron!

And, to the rest of the MonaVie family, if you think this is amazing, just wait until you see what we’ve got in store for January 2012. The RVLution is coming! Are you ready?

Nov 7, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Maria Dyment Makes a RVLutionary Return to Her Glory Days

During the 1980s, Maria Dyment entered the world of competitive bodybuilding with significant regional success: Miss Fraser Valley 1981, 2nd Place Miss Okanogan 1985, 2nd Place Miss British Columbia 1986. When Maria qualified for the Canadian Championships in 1986, she faced a hard and career-altering reality.

"I was made aware that if I wanted to compete at the national level, I would most likely have to get on steroids," Maria says.

A strong believer in natural bodybuilding and unwilling to go down a path of moral compromise, it didn't take Maria very long to make a tough life decision. She retired from competitive bodybuilding in 1986.

Fast forward 25 years—and 60 pounds—into the future, Maria found herself yearning for the weight room and the stage of competition once again. Even during her retirement, her fascination with fitness and the way individuals can change their body composition through nutrition and exercise never died. And, when the Gold Executive lost 50 pounds on the MonaVie RVL program, it was like adding fuel to the flickering embers of a competitive fire within clinging to its last flares of life.

"I got the itch at 50 years old to compete again," Maria says. "I am very competitive and love to work hard, and I know that I can be a successful natural bodybuilder with MonaVie products."

Maria dropped the weight, hit the gym, and set a goal to qualify for the 2012 British Columbia Championships in Kelowna. In order to do that, she will first have to place in the top three in her division at the Sandra Wickham Fall Classic 2011 on November 12, 2011. With MonaVie RVL in her corner, Maria—or, "Mighty Maria," as Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich calls her—has no doubts she will accomplish her goal.

"MonaVie RVL gets me through very tough training sessions and helps me recover from a grueling workout schedule and busy lifestyle," Maria says. "It gives me energy on a very strict eating plan, and MonaVie Active helps alleviate joint pain due to pushing and pulling hundreds of pounds per workout, six days a week."

Maria says one of the things she likes most about MonaVie RVL is the attention to quality that was given in the creation of the products.

"When you get to this stage in preparation," she says, "you can really feel the difference between good nutrition and great nutrition. I have tried just about everything out there and have found nothing close to how RVL makes me feel and look."

The Sandra Wickham Fall Classic is only the first step on Maria's road to championship glory—a road that she's determined to end at the World Natural Bodybuilding Championships. No matter what happens, Maria says her ultimate goal is to make MonaVie RVL a permanent lifestyle change. As she puts it, she wants to be walking around at 60 years of age with a 30-year-old body. That's how she chooses to reveal her best self.

Maria's Daily MonaVie RVL Routine
Delivering more nutrition per calorie than leading brands*, MonaVie RVL is a total health program packed with a diversity of macro-, micro-, and phytonutrients that give you everything you need to manage your weight in a healthy way.** In addition to drinking three to four liters of water per day, Maria's daily diet consists of the following:

Prior to morning workout
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie EMV (before and during workout)

Breakfast (following morning workout)
Oatmeal
Dry Curd Cottage Cheese
Egg White Pancake and Syrup
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn
MonaVie RVL Snack Bar

Lunch
Egg White Veggie and Potatoes Omelette
MonaVie RVL Shake
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
MonaVie Active
MonaVie Pulse
MonaVie (M)mūn

Afternoon Snack
1–3 MonaVie RVL Snack Bars
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement
Fruit

Dinner
Fish or chicken
Sautéed veggies
Rice or yams
MonaVie RVL Dietary Supplement

* Comparison based on U.S. products.
** When used as a complete system and combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise.

Oct 17, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Cody Weaver Drops Nearly Half His Weight on MonaVie RVL

On January 15, 2011, Cody Weaver from Fredericksburg, Ohio, began his MonaVie RVL journey. Now 127 pounds lighter, this college sophomore says his life will never be the same. Here's what else he had to say about his journey…

"It all began during the middle of my first year in college. At the time, I weighed 280 pounds, was very out of shape, and not healthy. I knew something had to change. My mom had always been worried about my health because severe heart problems run on her side of the family. I knew that there was only one way that my weight could go, and that was down. My Aunt Robin shared MonaVie RVL with my mom and me. I decided that I would give it a try.

"I followed the program faithfully and saw results! As I kept getting positive results, my determination and drive kept getting stronger. Before I started on RVL, I could not even run a full mile without stopping. In August 2010, I began running and training with my college's cross-country team. Today, I can run about eight miles straight.

"I'm starting to look and feel like an athlete as well. It has always been a dream of mine to be a healthy all-around athlete. I played baseball and golf in high school, but I was never able to play these sports to my full potential because I was overweight. I now feel much healthier and feel that I am a well-conditioned athlete. I also feel much stronger mentally.

"I now weigh 153 pounds, and I plan on maintaining this weight. I want to continue to get stronger and in better shape. I thank God for MonaVie RVL and all of the blessings and opportunities he has presented me with because without him none of this would be possible. My weight-loss journey has been a positive change, and my life will never be the same."

Sep 19, 2011

Premier Business Builder Kits Now Available in 3 Incredible Options

Help your new enrollees hit the ground running, achieve success early on, and convert that success into achieving the lifestyle they’ve always dreamed of with Premier Business Builder Kits!

Premier Business Builder Kits allow new distributors to easily and naturally share the MonaVie products and business opportunity with others. Each kit is a value of more than $1,000. And, each purchase comes with the following additional cash bonuses:

  • Sponsor receives US$75.
  • First Active upline Star 1,000 or above receives US$25.

Premier Business Builder Kits can only be purchased through Express Enrollment, so help your new distributors get started today!



PBBK—Juice
US$499
CAD$539
200 PV

  • 2 Tickets, 2012 Convention
  • 2 Cases Active
  • 1 Case (M)mūn
  • 1 Case Pulse
  • 1 Case Active Shots
  • 4-Bottle Brochure (10-pack)
  • Extraordinary Process (10-pack)
  • Premier Acai (10-pack)
  • RVL Product Brochure (10-pack)
  • Success from Home Magazine (Single)


PBBK—RVL
US$529
CAD$569
200 PV

  • 2 Tickets, 2012 Convention
  • 2 Tubs Choc. Shake
  • 2 Tubs Vanilla Shake
  • 2 Boxes Berry Bars
  • 2 Boxes Choc. Bars
  • 2 Bottles RVL Supplements
  • Premier Acai (10-pack)
  • RVL Product Brochure (10-pack)
  • Success from Home Magazine (Single)


PBBK—Combo
US$499
CAD$539
200 PV

  • 2 Tickets, 2012 Convention
  • 1 Case Active
  • 1 Case (M)mūn
  • 1 Tub Choc. Shake
  • 1 Tub Vanilla Shake
  • 1 Box Berry Bars
  • 1 Box Choc. Bars
  • 1 Bottle RVL Supplement
  • 4-Bottle Brochure (10-pack)
  • Extraordinary Process (10-pack)
  • Premier Acai (10-pack)
  • RVL Product Brochure (10-pack)
  • Success from Home Magazine (Single)

Sep 19, 2011

USA Today Product Promotion Huge Success for MonaVie

More than a million people in the United States and Canada discovered MonaVie this past weekend, thanks to a special insert in USA Today, which educated readers about the importance of consuming more fruits and vegetables, and gave them an enticing opportunity to enjoy a free sample of the MonaVie premium juice product of their choice.

Response to the promotion was overwhelming, with more than 20,000 requests received in less than 48 hours from people looking to improve their health with either MonaVie Essential® for overall health, MonaVie Active® for joint mobility and flexibility, MonaVie Pulse® for lower cholesterol, and MonaVie (M)mūn to bolster the immune system. The promotion was so successful that it exhausted our supply of allotted product. We are currently processing all the orders and ensuring that those new customers who indicated an interest in being contacted are assigned to you, our valued distributors. You will then, in turn, be able to educate these people about community commerce, and how it can help them to live A More Meaningful Life, providing unprecedented employment opportunity in today’s difficult economic marketplace.

We know that many of you wished the USA Today insert had been distributed nationwide. Unfortunately, MonaVie could not dictate where USA Today published the insert. However, we’re pleased to let you know that we are planning another great promotion with broad distribution to continue to assist MonaVie distributors in reaching potential new customers across North America.

PS: If you’d like to know which product was the most requested during this promotion, stay tuned to www.monaviemediacenter.com this week, and we will reveal the answer!

Aug 8, 2011

Enjoy the Benefits of MonaVie Active in a Convenient 2-Ounce Shot


Everyone loves MonaVie Active for its body-beneficial blend that harnesses the power of glucosamine to support joint health. But what's more is that this premium product is formulated with AçaVie™—the purest, most potent form of açai available—to offer protection against cellular oxidation. In fact, when you enjoy a daily dose of MonaVie Active, you're giving your body the following benefits and more:

  • Encourage production of glycoproteins for healthy connective tissue and joint cartilage.
  • Deliver key nutrients to ensure your body maintains a healthy range of motion.
  • Fight oxidative damage and aging using powerful antioxidants and polyphenols.

Get MonaVie Active 2-ounce Juice Shots on AutoShip!
Now it's more convenient than ever to enjoy MonaVie Active with our new 2-ounce juice shots. Order yours on AutoShip today!

UNITED STATES
Item No. Item AutoShip Standard PV
1129120101 Active Shots (1 box, 12 bottles) $40 $42 20
1113470101 Active Shots (2 boxes, 24 bottles) $72 $76 40
CANADA
Item No. Item AutoShip Standard PV
1129120201 Active Shots (1 box, 12 bottles) $44 $46 20
1113470201 Active Shots (2 boxes, 24 bottles) $78 $82 40

May 31, 2011

MonaVie EMV Efficacy Study Presented at ACSM 58th Annual Meeting

Robert Girandola, Ed.D, Associate Professor of Kinesiology of the University of Southern California, presented a poster on a 2010 study of MonaVie EMV at the American College of Sports Medicine 58th Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, May 31–June 4.

Among other things, the study concluded that participants showed no significant increase in heart rate from drinking MonaVie EMV, as consumers often experience from drinking other caffeine-loaded energy drinks. With its natural sources of caffeine from green tea, guarana, and yerba mate, MonaVie EMV contains less caffeine than many energy drinks. Participants who drank MonaVie EMV also experienced a 20 percent increase in memory. An abstract of the study can be found in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Volume 43, #5, May 2011.

Click here to read the full story.

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