The American Diet and Lifestyle
We often hear warnings about the dangers of the standard American diet and lifestyle. The increased demands on our time compel us to seek more convenient, fast food options that are often highly processed and low in essential nutrients. We often lament the fact that we don’t have time for physical activity, are stressed out and don’t get enough quality sleep. All of these things lead to weight gain and New Year’s resolutions to lose that weight. Perhaps even a bigger issue is that the standard American diet leaves us with nutrient deficiencies making it even more difficult for our bodies to deal with the stresses of modern life. And this is a lifestyle that is becoming more common around the world, not just in the U.S.
But what about when we do everything right? We eat a balanced diet full of fresh produce, get regular physical activity, manage our stress, practice good sleeping habits and get those 8+ hours in and maintain a healthy weight. Are we doing everything we can for good health and getting all the nutrients we need? Possibly, but this is very dependent on what you’re eating and your individual needs. This can be very difficult to know for sure. There is also a difference between getting just enough of a nutrient and getting the optimal amount.
Thankfully, there is an easy way to make sure you’re getting enough of the nutrients you need – supplementation – nutrient insurance for your body. Many health-conscious individuals supplement to fill possible nutrient gaps in their diet in order to maintain an acceptable level of overall health and wellness, in addition to their regular healthy habits. Instead of living with habits that lead to a risk of disease, we need to be proactive and practice habits that not only lower our risk for disease, but help us become stronger, more energetic, and feel great so we can enjoy life now.
This is why Reliv has created the Reliv Super Pack, a convenient combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X, our Dynamic Duo for optimal health and wellness. Reliv Now contains 25 vitamins and minerals, several herbal sources of antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and 7g of soy protein. LunaRich X works at the epigenetic level to reduce cholesterol and promote overall cellular health. The powder format of these products is easier for the body to digest and absorb.
Each of these products alone are great support for overall health and wellness, but together they are even more effective. In a recent swine study (pigs have a similar physiology to that of humans), researchers found that the combination of Reliv Now and LunaRich X reduced free fatty acids in the blood, increased the hormones leptin and adiponectin (which play roles in hunger and metabolism) and reduced weight gain.
Reliv Super Pack
The following provides a more detailed look at the benefits of supplementing with Reliv Now and LunaRich X:
25 Vitamins & Minerals – are essential to our bodies for normal growth, development and maintenance. For example, Reliv Now contains 200% of the daily value of Vitamin B6, one of the most common vitamins for which Americans are deficient. Vitamin B6 helps the body metabolize fats and proteins, is important for healthy hair, skin, eyes, and liver, and supports several organ systems. This nutrient has to be ingested every day because the body doesn’t store it. Whatever isn’t used leaves the body.
Antioxidants – fight off excess free radicals, which can overwhelm the body’s defenses and cause oxidation and damage to our cells and DNA.
Protein – gives us energy, rebuilds and repairs our cells (such as muscle cells), and is part of many different enzymes, antibodies, and hormones. It is an important building block for bones, cartilage, muscles, skin and even blood.
Enzymes – are proteins that regulate nearly every chemical reaction in the body. Thousands are made and used by the body every day. In the digestive track, they break down fats, carbs and proteins while detoxifying alcohol.
Bioavailability – The powder format of Reliv products gives the body easy access to their nutrients so you get the most out of your supplement. LunaRich, found in many Reliv products, is manufactured in such a way as to leave a protective shell of protease inhibitors intact around the lunasin molecule. These molecules keep proteases (enzymes that break down proteins) from breaking down the lunasin molecule, ensuring it arrives safely to the small intestine. Here the shell is broken and lunasin is readily absorbed. Studies of LunaRich have shown the successful delivery of bioactive lunasin to the blood stream.
Lunasin is a naturally occurring soy peptide and the key to soy’s health-promoting benefits. LunaRich® from Reliv optimizes lunasin content.
You provide your body with all this and more with Reliv’s Super Pack.
A Note from Dr. Carl: Make the Super Pack Part of Your New Year’s Resolution for Good Health
Reliv Now has always been a great boost for overall health and wellness, but with the addition of LunaRich and LunaRich X capsules, their synergistic relationship has taken Reliv supplements to the next level. Start your health off right this year and resolve to kick it up a notch with Reliv’s Super Pack.
To your health,
Dr. Carl W. Hastings
Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer
This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.