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May 3, 2010

Purchase Tickets for U.K. Grand Opening Today

Tickets are now available for the MonaVie U.K. Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, 8 May 2010, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, England.

Led by MonaVie Founder, Chairman, and CEO Dallin A. Larsen, the U.K. Grand Opening offers you the opportunity to interact with top distributors in the world of MonaVie, as well as some of the most successful people in the direct selling industry, including International Distributor Ambassador Randy Schroeder.

Access your Virtual Office today and click on “Place a Personal Order” to purchase individual event tickets. The cost for the event is US$30 (CAD$31). Once purchased, tickets will be provided onsite when you arrive. For more information, please send an email to events@monavie.com.

May 2, 2010

Join Henry Marsh at the Coeur d’Alene Open Meeting, May 6

Come learn from MonaVie Founder and Vice Chairman Henry Marsh at the Coeur d’Alene Open Tasting Meeting, Thursday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. Henry, the most prolific distance runner in U.S. history, is a four-time Olympian, who won 10 national titles and held the American record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for an unprecedented 27 years.

Coeur d’Alene Open Tasting Meeting
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Thursday, May 6, 2010
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Location
The Coeur d’Alene
115 South 2nd Street
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

Speakers
Henry Marsh, Founder and Vice Chairman

Hosted by
Dr. Mike and Angie Hardison, Gold Executives
Mike and Erin Blackburn, Silver Executives

Admission
US$5

May 2, 2010

Açai Palm Fruit Improves Survival of Flies on High Fat Diet

The results of a recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging suggest that açai may assist in alleviating some of the detrimental effects caused by a high fat diet and oxidative stress. Female flies that were fed a high fat diet and açai had a significantly increased lifespan compared to those just fed a high fat diet. The lifespan of female flies subjected to oxidative stress and fed açai was increased compared to oxidative-stressed flies that were not fed açai. Reducing oxidative stress has been shown to extend lifespan and has been suggested as one of the factors affecting aging. The antioxidant properties of açai appear to aide in the survival of oxidative-stressed flies. More importantly, the açai used in this study was supplied by MonaVie.

Sun, X. et al. Açai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet. Exp. Gerontol. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.exger.2010.01.008

Apr 26, 2010

Preferred Customer Program Spotlight—Kelly Roth


Congratulations to Kelly Roth from Gainesville, Florida, who in less than one year has earned more than US$12,000 in Preferred Customer Program bonuses and US$14,000 in Top Retailers Bonuses—nearly US$30,000 all from preferred customers!*

In addition to the more than US$10,000 in other MonaVie™ commissions, Kelly has quickly become one of our most successful distributors in applying the Preferred Customer Program to her MonaVie business. Here's what she has to say about her experience with the program…

"MonaVie has the greatest products in the world. I know this because I talk to my customers and ask them why they buy MonaVie. The first time they buy, it's usually because they have heard so much about the juice and are curious about the health benefits. The next time I talk to them, they tell me how much of a difference it has made in their lives. Everybody should drink the juice, but not everybody is going to be interested in the business. That's where the Preferred Customer Program comes in.

"The program is brilliant because we are able to get MonaVie to customers quickly, and we are provided with fantastic service from MonaVie corporate. Specifically, I would like to draw attention to Dallon Waite in Distributor Support. Dallon has helped me so much with the business end. Whether it's a broken bottle or a customer's question, he is there and has my back. That is huge!

"My success in the Preferred Customer Program is due to working with the greatest product in the world, the greatest company in the world, and the greatest customers in the world. People talk about being in the right place at the right time. Well, this is it.

"Putting people and their needs first in your business will make you successful. The visionaries who watch over us distributors are looking to put more money in our pockets for doing the right things. Build your relationships, and your business will build as well. Trust is everything. Be accountable and honest, and people will flock to you.

"Finally, brand yourself and start talking. Shirts and hats that say ‘MonaVie' will start lots of conversations for you. The excitement and enthusiasm for our products and how we can change people's lives is what drives me. I also try not to take myself too seriously, keep a sense of humor, and realize that I am in this for the long run. I talk with fellow MonaVie distributors every day, and we keep strengthening each other. I feel extremely grateful to be here, and I do not take it for granted. MonaVie is and will always be a team effort. To everybody who has helped me, thank you. Go, MonaVie!"

* Results are not typical. MonaVie does NOT guarantee any level of income or earnings to any distributor. Earnings from the MonaVie Compensation Plan solely depend on sales and each distributor's skill, ability, and personal application.

Apr 26, 2010

On the Move Quarterly Magazine Now Available!

The 2010 first-quarter issue of On the Move magazine is now available!

In this edition of On the Move magazine, you'll take a look back at the first five years of MonaVie and see how far we've come and how much we've grown since our inception. You'll also read about the Bronze to Emerald Promotion, get an insider's view of The MORE Project's first expedition of the year, and learn how distributors like 2010 Winter Olympian Erik Fisher is sharing the MonaVie opportunity.

Read On the Move magazine.

Apr 26, 2010

2010 Black Diamond Celebration Recap

Watch the 2010 Black Diamond Celebration recap video.
View the photo gallery.

Housed in the unique comfort of Tahitian cabanas hovering over the Pacific, Black Diamond Executives and above spent a relaxing, yet adventurous week traveling the island of Tahiti and enjoying the first-rate activities and amenities of the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, including snorkeling among stingrays and sharks, jet skiing along the gleaming ocean waters, and enjoying the various seafaring tours offered by the resort.

On 50-foot-long catamarans, distributors sailed through the tropical paradise taking in the warm sunset, then stargazed from a rooftop sundeck. Smaller 2–4 person boats called "barracudas" allowed them to explore the remote motus and beaches that dot the towering islands of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia. Kayaking, paddle boarding, and deep-sea fishing provided additional pursuits for guests to spend their leisure time.

In the nearby town of Vaitape, distributors enjoyed the local attractions and ate at the famous Bloody Mary's Restaurant. Vaitape is also where tourists go to shop for indigenous black pearls found in the secluded lagoons around the island.

Visit www.monaviephotos.com to view the more than 400 photos of Black Diamond Celebration 2010.

Apr 26, 2010

Research Shows Açai Consumption Supports Healthy Heart in Rats*

Increased antioxidant capacity and the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels have been associated with maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. A study that investigated the effects of açai supplementation on cholesterol levels and antioxidant capacity in rats showed that rats consuming açai and a standard diet or a high-cholesterol diet improved markers of antioxidant capacity. Rats that were fed açai and a high-cholesterol diet had significantly less increase in total cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol than rats fed only a high-cholesterol diet. These results suggest that açai may be beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease in rats.

Oliveira de Souza M, et al., Diet supplementation with acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart) pulp…, Nutrition (2009), doil:10.1016/j.nut.2009.09.007

* This research is for information purposes only. The benefits shown in this study do not directly translate to humans. More research needs to be done to determine if consuming açai may provide similar benefits to humans.

Apr 26, 2010

MVU Tip of the Week

Make Ideas Stick
The tasting party last night was amazing, especially the incredible insights you gained from other distributors. Now, if you could just remember what they said.

No matter how great the idea, once in a while great ideas just don't seem to stick in our brains. Some of the following methods of note taking are great ways to capture important ideas for future use:

• Take notes on a handheld electronic device
• Keep a micro recorder in your pocket
• Jot down great ideas in your daily planner
• Write down what you learn in a good, old-fashioned notepad

If you do find yourself at an important MonaVie event without a note taking tool, try taking mental notes using a mnemonic device. For example, let's say that you just heard that phytonutrients fight free radicals. You could imagine a boxing glove, and, later on when you're trying to remember what phytonutrients do, the image of the boxing glove will help you make the connection.

So, make a habit of taking notes. Even if it's just lipstick on a napkin, the idea is to make great ideas from a distributor's lips stick.

Apr 23, 2010

MonaVie Resolves Lawsuit with Harpo, Inc. and Dr. Oz

Dear MonaVie Family,

This past August, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Mehmet Oz named MonaVie, along with over 40 other parties, in a legal complaint regarding the unauthorized use of Ms. Winfrey's and Dr. Oz's names, images and trademarks in advertising for various products, including açai products. The unauthorized use did appear on some unapproved MonaVie distributor websites and social networking sites. I'm pleased to let everyone know that the claims made against MonaVie in this legal complaint have been amicably resolved.

As background, the lawsuit was filed against more than 40 companies that were said to have used Ms. Winfrey's and Dr. Oz's names, trademarks and images to promote their products, including açai products. In addition to making improper and illegal health claims—from cancer cures to promises of weight loss—these companies frequently offer trials of açai products, gather consumer credit card information, and then bill the customer shipping and handling fees to which they had not agreed.

At MonaVie we do not condone the unauthorized use of Oprah Winfrey's and Dr Oz's names, images, and trademarks and regret that consumers were misled in any way by others. As a first time player in the açai nutritional beverage industry, we too have experienced distress at seeing our trademarks and licenses used in an attempt to deceive the consumer.

Although many television, entertainment, and heath personalities have advocated for the health benefits of the açai berry, at no time did Ms. Winfrey or Dr. Oz endorse our products. Any claim that they have is false and will not be tolerated. With interest in the açai berry at an all-time high, we are totally committed to protecting consumers and alerting them to beware of false advertising regarding the açai berry—this is the MonaVie Promise.

It is important for you to know that, at MonaVie, we are committed to protecting Ms. Winfrey and Dr. Oz's rights, as well as the interests of the consumer. As such, we will take every reasonable action to prevent the misuse of Ms. Winfrey's and Dr. Oz's names, images, and trademarks, which includes the unauthorized use of their names, images, trademarks, or logos on any independent distributor website, social media page, printed piece, etc., for MonaVie products. To be clear, any such infringing use is prohibited. Should we find that an independent distributor has violated this policy, that distributor will be subject to steep penalties including but not limited to the withholding of commissions. In connection with the resolution of the claims, MonaVie has agreed to enter into a stipulated court approved injunction that addresses the issues I have discussed in this letter. For your viewing, a copy of that agreed upon injunction will be posted at www.monaviemediacenter.com.

As president of this company, I want you to know that we're committed to the success of each of your businesses. We credit you—the greatest distributors in the history of direct selling—for MonaVie's success. The exceptional manner in which you are conducting your businesses sets us apart from others within the industry, and together we are changing the world—one bottle and relationship at a time.

Sincerely,
Dell Brown
President and Chief Operating Officer, MonaVie

Apr 21, 2010

MonaVie EMV Lite™ to Launch May 3, 2010

The countdown to MonaVie EMV Lite has begun! On Monday, May 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time), via webcast at www.monaviemediacenter.com, MonaVie will officially launch our newest product in the U.S. and Canada.

Watch Products With a Purpose—EMV Lite.

MonaVie EMV Lite recharges your body and mind with a boost of sustained energy—and fewer calories—providing a healthy, calorie conscious solution to your body's everyday energy needs.

Results of MonaVie EMV Lite Pilot Survey
Thank you to the thousands of distributors who provided valuable feedback through the MonaVie EMV Lite pilot survey at various events and through our social media campaign. We received over 4,000 completed surveys and in response to your input, we are delighted to announce that our Product Development team, headed by Senior Vice President Jeff Graham, made a few tweaks to MonaVie EMV Lite resulting in a final product that tastes even more delicious than the pilot version you tried. Thanks again for your participation!

Be sure to check MonaVie Media Center often for more updates and announcements as we move closer to the launch date. Also, check out MonaVie on Facebook and follow us on Twitter as these are two great ways to stay informed on the most recent happenings at MonaVie.

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