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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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AminoWise & Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream: Great for Workouts and Post-Workout Recovery

As promised, I’m using Fridays to talk about fitness and share some product education.

AminoWise

aminowiseAminoWise is a great product to take during a workout. Many people assume AminoWise is just a BCAA supplement, but it’s so much more! There are 3 different blends in this supplement that help you fight fatigue and enhance recovery during and after exercise.

Are you wondering what BCAAs are and why you need them? “BCAA” stands for branched-chain amino acids. These amino acids make up 35% of your muscle mass and help reduce muscle soreness, support muscle growth, and sustain muscle mass. BCAAs must be consumed through what you eat and drink, they are “essential,” meaning your body cannot manufacture them without proper nutrition. To break it down, BCAAs are an “essential” amino acid, amino acids are the organic compounds that makeup protein, protein is the building block of muscle mass which helps metabolism.

If you don’t work out and are not trying to gain or sustain muscle mass, a healthy diet will most likely give you enough BCAAs. If you are trying to build muscle, not lose muscle mass, are lifting weights, or training heavy, BCAAs are essential to rebuilding, growing, and repairing muscle. They also help your body produce insulin, which helps you turn sugar into energy. Many people who train at high levels take them to prevent muscle damage and soreness. BCAAs have also been used to treat ALS and some muscular diseases.

AminoWise is a BCAA supplement and more!

AminoWise contains a muscle performance blend. This blend provides branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-citrulline, and B-alanine – with a few other key amino acids. People have used BCAA’s for strength training and during exercise for years and they are a very popular fitness supplement. During exercise our muscles undergo stress, which in turn causes them to grow and tone. However, during exercise small amounts of muscle can be consumed as energy. This biological process can be increased when people consume very low carb diets. BCAA’s can prevent your body from using muscle as fuel by providing energy right to the muscle and promote lean muscle mass. They can even spare glucose stores to help you work out more efficiently. L-citrulline is a powerful agent in producing Nitric Oxide (NO) in the blood. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means it helps improve vascular blood flow. Enhanced blood flow during exercise can lead to better oxygenation of muscles, faster removal of toxic metabolites, and potentially improve your work out capacity! Yes, that’s correct!

AminoWise also contains a Recovery Blend. This blend contains wolfberry powder and antioxidant ingredients to support recovery after a hard work out. The polyphenols, zinc, and vitamin E work synergistically to protect the muscles from fatigue and damage induced by exercise. Specifically, they work to reduce the release of lactic acid!

Lastly, AminoWise provides a Hydration Mineral Blend. These mineral ions are in the exact ratio lost in sweat to keep you more hydrated, which in turn helps you recover faster. This blend replenishes important minerals lost during exercise, such as sodium citrate, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, and magnesium citrate.

Mix 1 scoop of Aminowise with 8 oz of water and sip on it during and after your workout to stay refreshed.

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Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream

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Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. It’s perfect to use during or after a workout! Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend. With two active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect. If you need relief without synthetic ingredients, this product is the answer.

Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
• Arthritis
• Simple backache
• Strains
• Sprains
• Bruises

The video below explains some of the science behind the product!

 

 

We are down to two posts left in this series! I will post both of them tomorrow so we can wrap this up and move on to NingXia Red next Saturday, which is great for workouts but has SO MANY OTHER BENEFITS too! I will do a ditch and switch installment for it so you understand what it can replace!

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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.