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Ditch & Switch: Learn about Ningxia Products

Ditch & Switch: Exchange Your Current Chemically Filled Products for Healthier Options!

Ditch your chemical-filled fitness products and switch them for something better! Here are some examples of what you can ditch.

Energy Drinks for NingXia Zyng:

Skip the excess calories, artificial sugars, artificial flavors, and synthetic caffeine! Choose energizing essential oils to perk you up! * NingXia Zyng™ has only 35 calories, 8 grams of sugar and 35 mg of caffeine. It uses the same whole-fruit wolfberry puree found in our popular superfruit supplement, NingXia Red®. NingXia Zyng’s light berry-citrus flavor comes from its naturally derived ingredients, including Lime essential oil, wolfberry puree, and blackberry juice concentrate. We also add white tea extract to give you an energizing boost without the jitters.

Sports Drinks for NingXia Red:

Did you know that most sports drinks are filled with artificial colors? Most people believe that sports drinks are a great way to replenish lost fluids and supply energy when exercising, but that’s simply not true. Many sports drinks are high in sugar—typically high-fructose corn syrup—artificial flavors, and food coloring, none of which contribute to optimal health. Yes, sports drinks can hydrate and give you electrolytes, but they are not miracle drinks. Unless you are a professional athlete or Ironman contender, you most likely don’t need the extra calories or electrolytes, especially if you are trying to get back into shape. If you are looking for cascading energy that tastes great, NingXia Red is a great product that provides energy throughout the day.* The single packets are perfect to take anywhere you may need a little pick-me-up.

Soda for Peppermint Vitality:

Switch out sugary drinks for Vitality in water! Have you ever wanted a soda to help settle your stomach? Peppermint Vitality can support gastrointestinal system comfort and normal digestion and may support performance during exercise!* Simple, delicious, and easy switch!

Pre-workouts for NingXia Nitro:

Most pre-workouts are filled with harsh ingredients like artificial sugars, dyes, synthetic fillers and synthetic caffeine. Many of the ingredients in energy-boosting products have negative side effects and can counteract your hard work and efforts. The FDA has even had to ban ingredients in popular pre-workouts because of negative side effects!

Get the boost you need without the sugar or caffeine overload! NingXia Nitro uses ingredients like Korean ginseng, green tea extract, mulberry leaf extract, B3, B6, B12, choline bitrate, Bioenergy Ribose, essential oils, and an antioxidant-packed fruit blend to give you naturally occurring energy without the crash!* Nitro supports mental and physical alertness!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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Know your Ningxia! Are you a little overwhelmed by all the NingXia products we offer? What’s the difference between NingXia Red®, NingXia Nitro®, and NingXia Zyng®? And when should you use each product? Let’s clear up any misconceptions!

NingXia Red is beneficial to take anytime, whenever you prefer. The recommended dose is 2 ounces daily, although many people drink much more than that recommendation. NingXia Red is a whole-body nutrient infusion supplement that helps to energize, fortify, and revitalize. It is full of ingredients with antioxidant properties, helps prevent oxidative stress, and provides energy!*

NingXia Nitro is great for supporting cognitive function and mental alertness and will enhance physical performance.* Nitro is a great pick-me-up, perfect for the afternoon office slump or as a pre-workout beverage. If you’re not a morning person, it is also a good product to help get you going in those early-morning hours!

NingXia Zyng is a great alternative for soda. It contains only 35 calories per can, 8 grams of sugar, and no artificial flavors or sugars. It is truly a preservative-free, guilt-free version of your typical sugar-heavy soda! We all like a little fizz once in awhile, and Zyng can satisfy that craving. It’s a light, sparkling drink that delivers hydrating energy. Infused with Black Pepper and Lime essential oils, it has a citrus taste with a hint of spice. It also includes Ningxia wolfberry puree (made from the fruit, skins, and seeds of the Ningxia wolfberry). It contains naturally occurring caffeine from white tea extract, as well as vitamins A, E, and B to create a unique, delicious, and refreshing experience. Add this to your routine as a lunchtime beverage or during that afternoon snacktime craving.

Have you tried any of these products before? Try mixing all three together!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Let’s dive a litter deeper into Ningxia Nitro. This is a supplement I use often because of working third shift three days a week. I sometimes will not have enough time to sleep as much as I need to and I need that boost!

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It can be hard to work up the energy and motivation needed to get an effective workout in your day. This is why pre-workout supplements were designed—to help give you the energy boost needed to get a good workout. However, many common pre-workout drinks on the market have negative side effects and harmful ingredients. They are typically full of chemicals, artificial sugars, dyes, and synthetic fillers. Recently the FDA had to ban ingredients in popular pre-workout drinks because of negative side effects. Insomnia, adrenaline “dump/crash,” diarrhea, headache, upset stomach, vomiting, cramping, itchiness, flushing of the skin, dehydration, jitters, and increased blood pressure are all side effects of pre-workout supplements that are heavy in ingredients like caffeine, artificial sugars, and creatine. When taken daily in high amounts, these ingredients can lead to serious health issues such as kidney and liver failure.

Who wants those side effects when they are trying to get healthy?

Young Living formulated NingXia Nitro® to give you the boost you need without the sugar or caffeine overload! NingXia Nitro is a convenient way to support cognitive fitness, physical performance, and endurance and boost energy without some of the side effects of other supplements.* It contains a proprietary energy blend of D-ribose, green tea extract, mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, choline (bitrate), and our Nitro Alert oil blend: vanilla, chocolate, Yerba Mate, Spearmint, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, and wolfberry seed oil.

NingXia Nitro also contains a fruit blend of cherries, black currants, blueberries, cranberries, bilberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, and acerola. This berry family is known to have many antioxidants.

And it doesn’t stop there! This proprietary beverage is infused with a unique ingredient called bioenergy ribose. Bioenergy ribose (also known as D-ribose) is non-GMO, naturally occurring, kosher and halal certified, FDA GRAS (generally recommended as safe), and patent protected.

What is ribose, and what is its function in the body? Ribose is the backbone of ATP, which is the energy molecule of all living cells. Our bodies use ATP to contract our muscles, neurons use ATP to send nerve signals, and almost every chemical reaction in the human body requires the use of ATP. D-ribose has been clinically tested for its ability to increase endurance, energy, and aerobic capacity.

A great support for body and mind wellness, use NingXia Nitro for running, weightlifting, or getting through your afternoon slump.* The naturally occurring caffeine from green tea extract supports normal energy levels and alertness to help you with a busy day or a tough workout.* And the amount of caffeine is less than a can of soda!

Stash Nitro wherever you need it! The small, convenient packaging makes it a great addition to your office desk, gym bag, or purse. Each box contains fourteen 20 ml tubes.

Here are a few ways you can try using NingXia Nitro:

• Take a shot of Nitro when your early-morning routine demands alertness and a quick start to the day—especially after a restless night’s sleep!*
• Keep Nitro on hand to help you stay your sharpest throughout the workday.*
• Store Nitro in your gym bag for a boost during your workout.*
• Energize during all-day outdoor adventures. You can store Nitro on the boat, in your daypack, or in your ski jacket.*
• Pack Nitro while traveling to help you stay alert and upbeat during all-day walking, sightseeing, and tours.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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Which Supplements and Products to Take When for Fitness Regimen

We’ve covered a lot of products over the last few weeks of this fitness series. Are you wondering what products to when? Below is a simple breakdown of the products to take during your pre- and post-workout as well as during your workout.

Pre-Workout:

Take Nitro to enhance physical performance and cognitive function 15-20 minutes before a workout. You can also try adding a drop of Peppermint Vitality to your NingXia Red (we will cover this product next Saturday) to enhance performance and help you feel revitalized! Roll on some Valor to your wrists or neck for an empowering, confident aroma before a big race or game.

During your workout: Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. AminoWise is full of BCAA’s and this is the optimal product to drink throughout your workout. Deep Relief essential oil is simple and easy to apply on the go for any issues you may have during activity.

Post-Workout:

Replenish your body with much needed protein to help body repair and heal. Make a protein shake using Pure Protein 30 minutes after a workout. Slique Shake is a great vegan alternative. Slique Shake contains more vitamins and minerals than Pure Protein and is considered a meal replacement, but it also has less protein than Pure Protein. If you are vegan or vegetarian, be sure to get enough high-quality protein from additional sources throughout the day to meet your body’s daily needs! Your body needs protein to build muscle! Recover with oils like Copaiba, PanAway, and AromaSiez. Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is also a favorite!

Supplements:

PowerGize, AgilEase, SuperCal, Omegagize, and Masterformula are all great supplements that can provide essential nutrition when your body needs it most. There is no “right” time to take these products. It doesn’t matter if you take them in the morning, night, or before a workout. The most important thing is consistency! Give your body 30 days to really notice the benefits from your supplement routine. These are just a few of the many supplements that Young Living offers, we couldn’t cover all of them in this class, we will save that for another class!

Comment below what your favorite fitness products are!

 

Join us next Saturday to talk about how you ditch sugary drinks, energy drinks, and other juices that aren’t the best for you for NingXia Red, Nitro, and Zyng.

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The Importance of Pure Protein & When to Take It

In our second to last post (the next will be at 4 pm EST today), let’s talk about Pure Protein Complete and what it can do for you for post-workout recovery!

Drinking Pure Protein after a workout delivers much-needed amino acids to muscles that have been broken down and worked. When you work out, your muscles are taxed, especially during resistance exercise. Some of your existing muscle fibers stretch or tear, and your body repairs and replaces them during a recovery period. The process of building and repairing muscle requires dietary protein to work. Although your body can store protein to use when you need it most, many experts believe there is a special window of opportunity for protein intake right after a workout, when you’re best able to use the protein for repair.

Pure Protein Complete is unique because it is a blend of five high quality protein sources! Whey protein, Goats milk, Egg Whites, Peas, and Organic Hemp Seed. Hemp and Pea protein are considered complete proteins because they contain all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs.

This blend is unique as the proteins are assimilated by the body at different times. Meaning there are quick release and slow release proteins which make it great for pre or post workouts. Because of the varied protein sources in the product, it provides all the major amino acids needed for the building and repair of various tissues in the body. Many of these amino acids, provided by the proteins, cannot be made by the body and have to be found through the diet. These ingredients make Pure Protein Complete the perfect option for those looking for a high protein supplement that features a full range of amino acids.

Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary five-protein blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving which is about 50% of your daily recommended value of Protein and more than 4 hard-boiled eggs.

Aside from providing all the amino acids needed by the body, Pure Protein Complete contains a proprietary enzyme blend to ensure proper digestion and maximized utilization of all of its ingredients.

Pure Protein Complete also supports healthy energy levels, naturally! Ancient peat and apple extract, along with a powerful B vitamin blend, also known as ElevATP®, complete the formula. ElevATP is an ingredient used to increase energy in body in a natural way. It is a proprietary, clinically researched combination of ancient peat, which is fossilized plant trace minerals, and a polyphenol –rich apple extract that works with our body to stimulate the production of ATP. ATP is the energy currency of the body and it provides our body with the energy it needs to function day to day. As we age, our bodies produce less ATP, which affects tissue function and quickens the aging process. ElevATP stimulates the body to produce ATP internally, the way nature intended.

This product can benefit everyone from professional athletes to pregnant moms who need all the energy they can get. There are so many low-quality proteins and artificial and caffeinated supplements on the market, it’s hard to find a brand you can trust. Cheap proteins may contain refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, synthetic colors, or synthetic flavors. You might also find ingredients like guar gum or carrageenan, which are used as thickening agents to alter the appearance of a poorer-quality protein supplement. These ingredients have been linked to gastrointestinal issues. We could go on and about the supplement industry, but bottom line is that you want to be using a clean product that enhances your hard work and effort!

Pure Protein comes in two delicious flavors, Vanilla Spice and Chocolate Deluxe. Both taste delicious!

Benefits of Pure Protein Complete:
No trans-fat
• rBGH-free whey
• Soy free
• Excellent source of protein
• Optimal five-protein blend
• Provides a full range of amino acids, including d-aspartic acid, threonine, l-serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, arginine, proline, hydroxyproline, cystine, tryptophan, and cysteine
• Protein metabolism support
• ElevATP or ancient peat and apple extract supports ATP production, the energy currency of the body
• Offers 25 grams of protein
• Supports muscular system and body in building lean muscle
• Supports energy levels
• Post-workout muscle recovery

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Post Workout Recovery Tips & Supplementation (Part 2): AgilEase & SuperCal Plus

AgilEase

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If you are working toward new fitness goals, supplementation is key to helping your body function optimally. Our joints are often the first to feel the effects of age or frequent vigorous athletic activity. Even healthy individuals need support for the natural acute inflammatory response that often comes with exercise or need a little help promoting joint flexibility and mobility to support an active lifestyle. AgilEase is formulated to support your joints, so you can keep living the life you love!

Let’s talk a little bit about your anatomy. First, what is a joint? A joint is a connection between two bones. Some joints—like those in the skull—are rigid. Other joints help provide motion, like those in the hips and knees. What about Cartilage? Cartilage is a hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they meet to form a joint. Cartilage plays a big role in joint health! Unfortunately, cartilage suffers damage from injuries, aging, and over- or under-usage. This damage produces inflammation, which is the body’s response to irritation. Inflammation within joints causes soreness and, in some cases, cartilage tearing.

Especially beneficial for athletes, as well as middle-aged and elderly people who may experience a natural, acute inflammation response in their joints after exercise, AgilEase is a joint health supplement that’s perfect for healthy individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility through the reduction of inflammation.

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AgilEase:
• Supports and protects joint and cartilage health*
• Beneficial for athletes and active individuals of all ages who want to support and protect their joints and cartilage*
• Perfect companion to an active lifestyle, promoting healthy joint function and supporting cartilage health*
• Supports the body’s response to acute inflammation in healthy individuals*
• Helps support healthy joint flexibility and mobility*
• Formulated with ingredients and essential oils for healthy joint support*
• Helps ease acute joint discomfort to improve quality of life*

AgilEase has unique ingredients that make it powerful, effective, and different than similar products on the market. Boswellic acid distilled from Young Living’s frankincense resin, hyaluronic acid, and calcium fructoborate, Turmeric, Piperine, as well as UC-II undenatured collagen were specifically chosen to help support joint and cartilage function. It is also infused with essential oils like Wintergreen, Copaiba, Clove, and Northern Lights Black Spruce—which are all oils great to use post-workout.

• Boswellia resin has been long studied for its positive effects on inflammatory responses.

• Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the human body and is found in the highest concentration in eyes and joints. It is a primary component of the synovial fluid that surrounds and lubricates the joints. This fluid also directly feeds nutrition to joint cartilage. Supplementation can assist in maintaining joint and muscle health and function.

• Calcium fructoborate (CFB) is naturally present in fruits, and clinical studies have concluded that it supports a healthy inflammatory response and may help improve flexibility in healthy individuals.
o Provides fast-acting joint support*
o Helps with discomfort to improve quality of life*
o Natural plant mineral that’s uniquely found in plants grown in boron-rich soil

• Curcumunoids are complex molecules found in curcumin (present in turmeric). In recent years, several potentially important biological properties for curcumin have been described, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hepatoprotective actions. In ancient history, Curcuma longa was one of the most common herbs used to reduce inflammation. Animal and human clinical studies on
curcumin have concluded that it has therapeutic value.

• Piperine is a compound in black pepper that increases the bioavailability of turmeric in the bloodstream.

• Undenatured type II collagen (UC-II) is a collagen that’s derived from chicken sternum. The patented extraction process of this collagen was developed to maintain the natural structures of the glycoproteins in it, unlike any other collagen offered. Because collagen is a protein, it can be denatured when a high amount of heat or pressure is applied to it. Undenatured chicken collagen is manufactured within the United States with a patented, low-temperature and non-enzymatic process, so the protein remains intact during the extraction.
o Supports the body’s natural acute inflammatory response associated with exercise in healthy individuals*
o Promotes joint flexibility and mobility*
o Helps with healthy cartilage production and long-term joint health*

• The boswellic acid used in AgilEase comes from frankincense resin powder that is tapped from Boswellia sacra trees. Young Living’s farms in Dubai and Oman harvest frankincense. Young Living’s Northern Lights Farm in Canada harvests Black Spruce. Wintergreen is harvested in Taiwan. Copaiba is harvested in Brazil. Clove is harvested in Madagascar.

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To use AgilEase, simply take two capsules a day. You can take AgilEase to support joint health or as a preventative measure to protect joint and cartilage health. Certain ingredients deliver results within the first few weeks of consistent use, while other ingredients take longer to take effect, but will continue to increase in benefit the longer you use it. Best results are found when taken continuously at least for 12 weeks. You can expect to experience relief from acute joint discomfort and a healthier response to inflammation during exercise, allowing you to enjoy better flexibility and mobility.

SuperCal Plus

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What makes Super Cal Plus unique, and why is it different from other calcium supplements on the market?

Super Cal Plus is so much more than calcium and minerals: it’s a true bone-health supplement. With a synergistic blend of bioavailable calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K, and other trace minerals, Super Cal Plus supports the structure, integrity, and density of bones. Plus, adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D throughout life as part of a well-balanced diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.*

Super Cal Plus:

• Features a dual-action blend that helps maintain and support the structure, integrity, and density of bones*
• Promotes healthy bones by supporting the body’s ability to resorb bone tissue (osteoclasts) and deposit new bone tissue (osteoblasts)*
• Uses a synergistic blend of bioavailable calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals derived from red algae harvested off the coast of Iceland
• Provides bone density, structure, and integrity support

Ingredients that make Super Cal Plus different from others on the market:

• An excellent source of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3, and vitamin K, which help support and contribute to the maintenance of healthy bones
• Plant-sourced vitamin D3
• Super Cal Plus essential oil blend: Idaho Blue Spruce, Black Spruce, Copaiba, Peppermint, and Vetiver
• Proprietary Super Cal Plus dual-action blend, with marine minerals, a fermented polysaccharide complex, an amino acid blend, and a botanical blend
• Marine mineral blend derived from red algae that’s harvested off the coast of Iceland; this unique seaweed absorbs calcium, magnesium, and other trace minerals from ocean water, bringing them together to support overall bone health, including bone-density support
• Mineral complex includes 72 trace minerals, bioavailable calcium, and magnesium
• A unique fermented polysaccharide complex to support bone resorption and formation

With these powerhouse ingredients, plus a special blend of handpicked essential oils, Super Cal Plus plays an important role in maintaining overall bone health to help you stay moving!*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.