Red Wine Anyone?

Everyone is interested in looking younger, and certainly feeling younger. When it comes to resveratrol, is it all hype, or is there any truth to the benefits? I have been doing a lot of reading on the subject and the results are pretty amazing.

What we don’t always realize is that aging begins in our cells. Stress, poor diet and environment toxins can all wreak havoc on our cells every day. The more they are bombarded, the more vulnerable they become to conditions that can trigger aging. Can we do anything about it?

Global cutting edge research is showing that we can now slow aging at a cellular level. This cutting edge research, and years spent in partnership with leading scientists have culminated in the ultimate resveratrol product, Vivix, a scientific breakthrough from Shaklee. Only Vivix contains both resveratrol and a proprietary phytonutrient blend. This phytonutrient blend harnesses the powerful antioxidant properties of rare muscadine grapes, and has been shown to be 10 times more effective than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism of cellular aging.

What is so special about the muscadine grape? I had never even heard of them before. Forty percent skin. Ten percent seed. Muscadine grapes are one of nature’s rarest, most potent fruits, with a very unique polyphenol profile that offers a number of health benefits. Unlike regular grapes, muscadine grapes boast superior concentrations of ellagitannins (anti carcinogen) that, when combined with other muscadine grape polyphenols, yield immense antioxidant power.

Shaklee has harnessed this muscadine grape power in every bottle of Vivix using a proprietary extraction process that isolates and preserves the bio active polyphenols (derived from the skin and seeds) of each individual grape. The result is a scientifically advanced formulation that is 10 times more powerful than resveratrol alone in slowing a key mechanism in cellular aging.

Some supplements boost cell energy. Others claim to be rich in antioxidants. Only Vixix delivers ingredients that have been shown (through laboratory testing) to positively impact four key mechanisms (cell defense, cell energy, cell repair, and cell performance) of aging at a cellular level.

This all sounds great, but what does this mean on a practical level. I have been using Vivix for a year and a half now. I can tell you I have more energy, I am off any kind of migraine medication, the cluster headaches are gone, I have lost weight and I know so many other people that have had amazing results in other areas. It is all natural, and is a patent pending product exclusive to Shaklee. They have secured the entire output of this rare type of super grape from the largest and best growers. I have not found any other product on the market that delivers these kinds of results. Just a thirty day supply of Vivix delivers the same amount of resveratrol found in 3,000 glasses of red wine. Truly amazing. I encourage anyone whether it is arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, or any kind of auto immune disorder to try it. They are also having excellent results when Vivix is taken in addition to cancer treatments, because it constantly repairs and protects your healthy cells. So many benefits. Certainly worth a try, as all Shaklee products come with a money back guarantee. Live better.

Trillions of Reasons to Supplement

Your body contains trillions of cells. Billions of new cells are created every single day. Each cell is like a high performance engine. It needs high quality raw materials (nutrients) to function properly. The quantity and quality of nutrients you ingest affects every system in your body: cardiovascular and digestive, muscular and skeletal, lymphatic and endocrine, reproductive, urinary, and even your nervous system. In other words, how you look, feel and perform is directly affected by your daily nutrient intake.

Your Body Can’t Manufacture All The Nutrients It Needs On Its Own

Scientists define a vitamin as a compound essential for life. Since your body cannot manufacture most of these vitamins on its own, it can come by them only from the food you eat and the supplements you take every day. Over the long term, proper nutrition impacts every aspect of your health – from its ability to maintain health to its role in preventing nutrition – related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can prevent many major diseases 60-90% of the time.

Every day you make choices that will either improve your health or harm it. Studies show that if you don’t eat right, get to a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and supplement your diet with proper nutrients, you increase your risk of developing certain diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes. Good health is a choice, which means that disease (in many cases) also is a choice.


Heart Disease is the number one killer in the US.

Every minute of every hour of every day, someone dies from a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of all heart disease in women is preventable with proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Cancer is the number two killer in the US.

Approximately one of every two adults will be diagnosed with cancer sometime during their life. The American Cancer Society reports that 60% of all cancer-related deaths can be prevented by improving lifestyle choices – by being physically active, losing weight, stopping smoking, and getting proper nutrition

Diabetes: The illness multiplier.

Diabetes contributes to more than 230,000 deaths every year. Plus, if you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke and 10 times more likely to have a limb amputated. Also, diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure and blindness. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that 90% of all type 2 diabetes is preventable with proper nutrition, achieving a healthy weight and engaging in other healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Our standard American diet (S.A.D.) is a big, fat problem.

The standard American diet is causing a plethora of health challenges. The United States is ranked 37th in longevity behind countries such as Cuba, Chile, and Greece, even with all of the medical technology and pharmaceutical innovations available today. A major consequence of our S.A.D. is the obesity epidemic, which even affects our children! The American Society of Pediatrics issued a statement recently that suggests, unless current trends reverse, one third of all children born today can expect a shorter life than their parents due to type 2 diabetes.
Our food is fast, and our metabolisms are slow. Our drinks are soft and our arteries are hard. Our nerves are fried and so is the junk we put into our bodies.
Fast food sales have increased nearly 2,000% over the past 30 years. One third of our total calories come from fast food, which is lacking in good nutrition. Not only does high fat, high carbohydrate fast food deliver a lot of calories, but the latest research shows that it also may result in acute inflammation. Consuming these high fat, high calorie fast food meals regularly may lead to chronic inflammation, which may put you at risk for many diseases, linked to inflammation, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease.

90% of Americans fall short in getting essential nutrients in our diets.

98% of Americans do not eat the recommended seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. What might surprise you even more is that, even when you try to do the right thing, the nutritional value of our produce isn’t what it used to be. In fact, a 2004 study of 43 crops showed a decline in the nutrient content of up to 38% over the past 50 years.

The proven benefits of nutritional supplementation:

The good news is that the very latest research suggests that you can positively influence you health every day through lifestyle changes you make and through the quality of your nutritional intake.


A recent study of people who took a wide range of high quality nutritional supplements for 20 years or more showed dramatic benefits compared to those who took just a multivitamin or no supplement at all. These long term supplement users were 73% less likely to have diabetes, 39% less likely to have high blood pressure, and were nearly four times more likely to describe their health as “very good” or “excellent” compared to nonusers. In other words, consuming a wide variety of high quality supplements is associated with better health and a reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more.

Countless Studies Can’t All Be Wrong
Many of the world’s leading experts in medicine, biochemistry and nutrition believe nutritional supplementation positively affects overall health. Doctors from Harvard, Stanford and Yale, and researchers from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and the American Cancer Society can’t all be wrong. if you want to improve your health, be sure to get some of the most important nutrients your body and your brain need to function optimally: a multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, B vitamins, vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and probiotics. Start today and make an investment in yourself.