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Thursday, 13 December 2012
There is no denying that energy drinks are popular—Americans consume nearly US$8 billion of Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster, and related beverages every year. In India, it is reported that the energy drink market is growing at a rate of 25 percent per year and is estimated at Rs 500 crore. The carbonated drink market is close to Rs 6,000 crore.* And yet, numerous media reports have called energy drinks “useless” to “dangerous.”
Although most energy drinks are little more than flavoured caffeine/sugar concoctions, some products are striking out in new directions to deliver the energy boost that tired consumers are craving without the sugary side effects. As a nutritionist, I’m often conflicted when I’m asked if energy drinks are “healthy” to consume on a daily basis (most are certainly not, but some newer options are coming close).
All of the mainstream energy drinks deliver 3–4 grams of sugar per 30 ml—so for drinks ranging from 235 to 592 ml, you’re looking at a massive dose of 25–80 grams of sugar. Your typical 355 ml Coke in the U.S. packs 39 grams of sugar per can (almost 10 teaspoons of sugar and 160 calories). The sugar-free versions aren’t much better because you’re trading your sugar rush for a range of artificial sweeteners that often can only trick your brain and taste buds temporarily (your appetite is likely to increase significantly in the evening after having consumed an artificially sweetened beverage earlier in the day—so you end up consuming those “missing” sugar calories later anyway.)
Palatinose is a brand name of isomaltulose, a unique natural sugar that is absorbed about 50% slower than regular sugar (sucrose). This makes isomaltulose a “low glycemic” type of sugar that is less likely to result in the “spikes” of blood glucose that are common with traditional energy drinks. Isomaltulose is a form of sucrose (cane sugar) that has been naturally fermented in a way that slows its rate of absorption, which is good for energy levels, brain function, and fat-burning.
For example, consuming an energy drink sweetened with sugar or high fructose corn syrup is likely to result in a fast rise in blood glucose and a resulting spike in energy levels and rapid drop in fat-burning. It is also likely to result (about 90 minutes later) in a fast drop in blood glucose levels and a corresponding fall in mental and physical energy levels.
Most mainstream soft drinks and energy drinks use synthetic caffeine added at 50–200mg per can to their high fructose corn syrup and artificial colours—not a very appetising brew. (In the U.S., 5-Hour Energy Extra Strength has 207mg, Red Bull has 80mg, Coke has 35mg, and a typical coffee has 100mg.) This level of caffeine has been shown to improve subjective feelings of physical energy, mental focus, and reaction time, alertness, and overall cognitive performance. A handful of studies have also demonstrated an improvement in energy expenditure (burning more calories) as well as improved physical performance in both sprint and endurance events.
Clearly, there is a short-term benefit of energy drinks on various aspects of mental and physical performance—but what about the long-term health effects? It’s obvious that high doses of sugar are detrimental to health in a myriad of ways from insulin overload to outright addiction. Caffeine overdoses are associated with elevated stress responses, higher blood pressure and heart rate, exacerbated hyperglycemia, tension, and insomnia.
As a physiologist, nutritionist, and endurance athlete, I don’t want anyone to be over-consuming either sugar or caffeine, and when they (myself included) DO consume energy drinks, I’d prefer the sugars to have a lower glycemic index (such as Palatinose) and the caffeine to come from natural sources (which can be “slower” forms of caffeine in several ways).
Green tea leaves, coffee beans, Guarana seeds, Maca roots, Cha de Burge leaves/fruits, yerba mate leaves, and Kola nuts are all rich sources of natural caffeine that tend to be absorbed into the blood stream more slowly than synthetic caffeine. The combination of natural caffeine plus lower-glycemic sugars results in a more sustained, longer lasting, and less “jittery” form of energy—without the common up/down spikes that come from many mainstream energy drinks.
At the more “premium” end of the energy drink spectrum (not the stuff you buy at the gas station), it’s becoming more common to see exotic energy boosters such as Panax Ginseng roots (very effective for mental/physical energy, but also very expensive) and stamina/endurance enhancers such as ribose (great for cardiovascular and muscular energy), as well as amino acids such as taurine (to increase blood flow) and tyrosine (for mental focus). Unfortunately, these exotic ingredients are often added to many energy drinks in tiny “pixie dust” amounts (too little to be effective). So don’t put too much faith in a long list of exotic ingredients unless the actual product has undergone some level of scientific validation of its energy boosting claims.
MonaVie EMV—A Healthier Alternative
An independent clinical study of MonaVie’s EMV energy drink, conducted at the University of Southern California (USC), found improvements in several measures of both physical and mental performance. In volunteers exercising at a sustained moderate intensity (average heart rate of 150 beats per minute), those consuming EMV showed a 7% improvement in perceived exertion (indicating that EMV users felt that the workload was “7% easier” compared to placebo).
On measures of mental focus and mood state, EMV users also showed improvements in reaction time, memory performance, and measures of psychological vigour (mental/physical energy). The USC researchers concluded that, “With some of the safety concerns regarding current energy drinks on the market, especially with the large concentration of caffeine in a relatively small volume, the MonaVie EMV beverage might offer a safer and healthier alternative.”
The bottom line when it comes to energy drinks is to look for some of the “healthier” options that are coming to market. Those with “slower” types of both sugar and natural caffeine—perhaps combined with meaningful levels of exotics such as Panax ginseng, ribose, and tyrosine—offer a more sustained increase in whole-body energy levels and improvement in mental focus. MonaVie EMV fulfils each of these criteria and represents perhaps the most advanced (and delicious) energy drink on the market today.
About the Author: Dr. Shawn Talbott is MonaVie’s Chief Science Officer. He holds a MS in exercise science (UMass Amherst) and PhD in nutritional biochemistry (Rutgers). As an exhausted dad, scientist, and ultramarathoner, he is a frequent user of EMV because it’s an energy drink that takes a healthier approach to restoring mental and physical energy levels.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Relationship marketing group, MonaVie’s first distribution centre in Sarawak will be officially opened on December 7, 2012, followed by a three-day event in conjunction with the opening.
According to the person-in-charge, Johnny Chia, the distribution centre was set up to provide a positive and high-energy environment for members to learn and grow. It aimed to place emphasis beyond that of doing business, but on personal development as well.
MonaVie started out in 2005 and its products include a range of healthy, high quality beverages made from Acai berries, as well as energy drinks and weight management products. These products are aimed at ‘impacting others, not just in terms of good health, but also financially’.
The three-day event in conjunction with the opening will begin on December 7, with the opening event at its distributor’s centre followed by a ‘Star Night’ dinner at Pullman Kuching, whereby awards will be given out to outstanding members.
“The second day, December 8, we will be organising a talk by world class leaders, Steve and Gina Merritt. They will be sharing their success stories with the attendees. Entrance fee for this particular talk is RM35,” Chia explained.
On December 9, MonaVie’s ‘MORE’ project will take place at Stutong Park. “We target to have up to 100 attendees at the event. The project dedicates itself and its resources to improve the environment as well as the lives of those in poverty. The event on the day will have participants plant a tree each to help the environment.”
The distributor’s centre is located at No 83, Symphony Lane, Lorong Seng Goon 3D, 93250 Kuching. The reason it occupies a residential lot instead of a commercial one, according to Chia, was because it was trying to distance itself from an overly commercial image.
“This is a home-based business, mostly conducted through e-Commerce. As such, this distributor’s centre provides a space for members to meet, we also conduct weekly business talks in English and Chinese. We also have a specialised training room for members.”
“We are present in 23 countries and are looking at expanding into China and Indonesia soon.” For more information on the three-day event as well as MonaVie products, call 016-886 0069 (Johnny Chia).
When I was a young boy, probably 13 or 14, I became convinced, through a friend, that if I invested $100 in some US Bonds as part of a "get rich quick" program spreading through my hometown, that I would make $10,000 over the next 30 days by placing my name on the bottom of a list. Daily, as others got involved, my name would be moved up the list and, within four short weeks, I would begin receiving checks in the Larsen family mailbox in Rexburg, Idaho. I was so excited!
So, I took the $100 out of my savings account, which represented most of my savings from mowing lawns and delivering papers, and jumped in. I was going to get rich! I still remember to this day my dad saying something along the lines of, "Oh boy, looks like you're going to have to learn at a young age what a Ponzi scheme is. My advice is not to do it, but sometimes you have to learn life lessons from your mistakes." Thirty days later, I was dejected when, with each passing day, I would go out to my mailbox and no checks were there. I felt foolish, stupid, and upset that I didn't heed my father's advice. And I was equally upset at the person I trusted who led me down the wrong path. As part of this teaching moment, my mom said, "Dallin, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is." I decided then and there that I'd never again fall for another get rich quick scheme. $100 was a lot of money back then to a young teenager.
Recently, another exciting venture may have crossed your path, promising riches within weeks. Some may have been lured into what will undoubtedly not be the last "get rich quick" scheme coming to your city or state. People are desperate and need money; I understand that completely. However, my strongest advice is to stay away from such promises; for, in the end, they undoubtedly all get shut down, leaving scores of families with broken dreams, shattered relationships, and diminished savings or credit card debt. We each have a certain amount of credibility. When we steer people into questionable opportunities, however well intended, that credibility is diminished, rarely to be fully regained. Be wise, my friends. Your credibility depends on it. With that being said, I’ve certainly made my share of mistakes in life and am grateful for those who gave me the room to grow from those mistakes. I encourage all of us to offer that same room to others.
In contrast, MonaVie is a solid company with a legitimate product that is consumed and reordered. We have an A+ rating (the highest rating possible) with the Better Business Bureau. For almost eight years now, we've paid commissions each and every week without fail. I've never said that MonaVie offers a get rich quick program. I've stated over and over again that it takes time, effort, commitment, and hard work to become financially independent in MonaVie, but it's proven to be possible for those willing to create the character traits and skills necessary for extraordinary results. MonaVie is a company you can plant yourself in and grow. I left the office one day this past week, called my wife Karree, and told her I felt better than I've felt in years about the next chapter for MonaVie. My friends, our future is bright.
I want you to know how proud I am of those who have been in the trenches; those who were on the recent Cruise for Gold trip, being rewarded for their efforts in advancing to the rank of Gold Executive. I’m proud of the moms and dads who are putting on Home Business Reviews. I’m proud of the folks who shared their life changing product stories with me recently in Cleveland, St. Augustine, and New Jersey, as well as on Cruise for Gold. I’m proud of those who are trying to live their lives with God, Family, and MonaVie, in that order. Karree and I are looking forward to being with you in Anaheim! Once you are introduced to VIEW and how we will be proving the value of the MonaVie products, along with our other initiatives, I believe you’ll agree with me when I say that our future is bright!
Dallin A. Larsen
MonaVie Founder, Chairman, and CEO
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
The MonaVie Get a VIEW Tour rolls on with three new dates scheduled for this week in California! Want to show your prospects why MonaVie is the Home of the Winning Score? Then, make sure they’re with you to get their Life Score and to experience the culture of MonaVie for themselves at these Get a VIEW meetings!
For More Information: http://www.monavie.com/en/news/view/new-dates-added-to-get-a-view-tour-december-12-13-and-15?category=recent
Monday, 10 December 2012
Smarten up with the MonaVie BR™ brain health supplement: a delicious nutritional element that supports your gray matter by promoting focus and alertness without the jitters. MonaVie BR tastes so good, you’ll remember to take it every day.
Featuring L-theanine and natural caffeine to support cognitive performance, and B vitamins to maintain healthy brain function and assist in preventing brain atrophy, MonaVie BR makes it easy to keep your inner genius operating in peak condition. MonaVie BR is designed to support cognitive performance and focus when you need it most.
DO THE SMART THING AND ENJOY MONAVIE BR TODAY
· Supports cognitive performance
· Promotes focus and alertness
· Maintains healthy brain function
* 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.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
MonaVie Kosher is a mouthwatering fusion of the Brazilian açai berry—one of nature's top superfoods—and 18 other beneficial fruits. Incorporating a Balance-Variety-Moderation approach to nutrition, this free radical fighting, kosher certified formula nutritionally supports your body's overall health.
· Offers potent antioxidant protection against free radicals.
· Certified by both the Orthodox Union (OU) of North America and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
· Adheres to all kosher dietary laws.
· Features a wide variety of nutrients for optimal health.
· Delivers the antioxidant capacity of approximately 12-14 servings of fruits and vegetables in just four ounces.
· Provides nutritional benefits for people of all ages.
Boasting on energizing blend of antioxidants- rich fruits-including the superfruits acai and maqui- MonaVie Emv is a natural source of sustained energy. Free of synthetic stimulants, this advanced formula is a healthy alternative to traditional energy drinks.
Emv features 100 percent natural sources of energy and Palatinose, a carbohydrate energy source found naturally in honey, sugar cane and sugar beets. Scientifically shown to promote longer lasting energy. Palatinose metabolises more slowly, promoting a steady stream of energy over a longer period of time. Now you can escalate your energy anytime you want-without worrying about the unwanted side effects.
Scientifically formulated to provide longer-lasting energy without the unhealthy ‘high’ and ‘low’ typically associated with energy drinks
Features healthy, all- natural sources of energy to boost performance, alertness and endurance Contains no artificial flavors, colours, sweeteners or preservatives
Monday, 3 December 2012
While we all know that exercise has NO substitute to a healthy living and a fit body, but exercise should not be mistaken for some 'work outs' done at home or at some health clubs etc!
If you are feeling tired at the end of the day, once you are home from your workplace, your fatigue could be due to multiple factors. Most common being dehydration!
After all, how many of us are drinking 3-4 bottles of water, during our 8 hrs in office? The other reasons could be excessive oxidative damage due to stressful job/business/life style, lack of alkalnizers like fruits and vegetable in the diet, lack of synthesis of 'body current' from the energy moieties like glucose and fat.
This is precisely where 'Nutrition' and 'Nutrients' as in brands like MonaVie Wellness Products fit in. MonaVie Wellness is all about supplementing and complimenting the best and ultimate efforts of the supreme intelligent Cells, tissues, organs and thus the whole body to keep 'one kicking and alive' with the 'Ultimate Cellular Nutrition!
Their Juices - Essential and Pulse - provide 5000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbing Capacity) per serving, which is the recommended ORAC by Nutritional Scientists- in other words is equivalent to 10-13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day, every day. these juices would help 'alkalanize' the system all the while supporting the 'inherent antioxidant enzyme system' with potent free radical scavenging phyto-nutrients.
Anything contradictory to 'wellness' will have their rooting in an 'acidic system and or 'oxidized' physiological and bio-chemical molecules. And hence an alkalanizing antioxidant beverage makes a lot of sense when it comes wellness.
you, are a busy woman who would prefer to be active and attentive 24 x 7! MonaVie EMV is specifically designed keep such people 'active and active' for 4-6 hours when they want it the most. Keep and EMV with you, have it in one shot or over a period of time and the carefully chosen ingredients would help synthesize 'body current' and keep the brain relaxed and poised for quality decision, quality implementation and eventually quality achievements.
All these products are loaded with fruits-based potent antioxidants, alkalanizers, organic minerals, vitamins, and other essential nutrients like amino acids.
Any of you out there can try any one of your choice- MonaVie Essential for general wellness, Pulse for extra support to heart, EMV for that sustained quality energy and focus, RVL for weight management without starving and Mmun for a an optimized immune responses.
These drinks and supplements are made using the most potent form of acai berry that is loaded with antioxidants. This fights against the radical damage that our body undergoes everyday and promotes longevity. For people who feel tired and exerted, these products provides all the essential vitamins and minerals that our body requires and strengthens our immune system.
We know you would prefer to be active and attentive 24 x 7! Keep and EMV with you, have it in one shot or over a period of time and the carefully chosen ingredients would help synthesize 'body current' and keep the brain relaxed and poised for quality decision, quality implementation and eventually quality achievements.
Working women who hardly get time to exercise and eat healthy, can get all the vitamins, minerals, healthy calories and fiber with the nutrient dense supplements by MonaVie. A small portion can keep your body clock ticking the entire day. Try it!!Source: http://www.allwhatshewants.com/2012/03/healthy-supplement-to-your-sans.html
- MONAVIE ESSENTIAL ™– Health drink for fighting the effects of aging
- MONAVIE PULSE™ – Health drink for supporting cardiovascular system
MONAVIE ESSENTIAL™and MONAVIE PULSE™ come with a mouthwatering blend of 19 body-beneficial fruits and is loaded with AçaVie™ the purest and most potent extract from Açai the Brazilian superfruit.
Our body is subject to constant attacks by free radicals that are responsible for the oxidative damage in our body. To fight these free radicals, antioxidants have to be introduced to our body. Each of these formulations is designed to tackle the effects of aging and support the cardiovascular system of our body, while ensuring overall wellbeing.
A blend of 19 natural fruit juices like - Açai, apple, grape, pear, aronia, prune, kiwi, cranberry, black currant, blueberry, pomegranate, wolfberry, camu camu, maqui, acerola, banana, cupuaçu, bilberry, jabuticaba, these internationally acclaimed health juices will help promote overall health and longevity, protect the body at the cellular level, fight oxidative damage against free radicals.
Mr. Raj Lingam, President – South Asia, MonaVie says, “We are one of the few companies who have invested over 200 million USD in R &D and our products are tried and tested across 32 countries in the world. India is increasingly facing many lifestyle related health problems and we are positioned to provide solutions to these anomalies in our daily life”.
Packed with overwhelming goodness, MonaVie formulations are sure to boost your nutrient levels and keep your spirits high. Price of MonaVie Essential and MonaVie Pulse are available on request. For more details log on to http://www.monavie.com/
MonaVie is one of the fastest growing companies in the world, as evidenced by its ranking in the 2009 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. MonaVie has plans for continued expansion in the United States and for new markets throughout the world. MonaVie blends antioxidant nutritional power with an unparalleled opportunity that can allow capitalizing on the surging health and wellness industry.
Motivated by love and compassion, MORE Project dedicates itself and its resources to those impoverished masses marginalized and ignored by society. We will do everything in our power to restore families living in desperate poverty around the world. Our philosophy and methodology is simple: provide food and shelter, and empower individuals with the education, skills, resources, and support they need to forever break the cycle of poverty for them, their families, and future generations. In every village, in every home, we help people begin new lives filled with hope, health, and dignity.