Regular Peeps, Athletes & Active Peeps need extra support for their moving, and muscle building bodies! Why? All because as you become more active your body utilizes more nutrients and your muscles experience breakdown, which is good because they rebuild stronger if they are supported well.
So lets chat active body support: We already talked about Super Cal Plus, so you know you need that! But Young Living also makes some targeted supplements for optimum performance.
An acid body means your systems do not work as efficiently as they should. It is a scientifically proven fact that when your body pH levels become too acidic (a condition known as acidosis), you are much more susceptible to many diseases:
-Obesity, slow metabolism and inability to lose weight
-High blood pressure
-Weight gain, obesity and diabetes
-Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones
-Osteoporosis, weak or brittle bones, fractures and bone spurs.
-Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic-acid buildup
-Low energy and chronic fatigue
-Slow digestion and elimination
This is great for athletes fighting lactic acid from muscle breakdown, or anyone who experiences the symptoms of acidity in their body!
AminoWise formula was developed as a triple target formula to help optimize your workouts. It uses three separate blends for one power-packed result. The AminoWise supplement was developed to fill a nutritional gap during and after exercise workouts to offer a muscle boost during recovery and re-hydrating with minerals that are certainly lost during the activity.
AminoWise has complex of antioxidants and amino acids (amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins). Amino acids and proteins are the building blocks of life. Together amino acids and antioxidants work synergystically to reduce fatigue while improving muscle recovery during and after exercise. This complex antioxidant formula with minerals helps to reduce the amount of lactic acid produced by the muscles during the strain of exercise. (Lactic acid is formed when the body breaks down carbohydrates to use for energy when oxygen levels are low, like during times of intense exercise). The lactic acid is what causes muscle soreness. AminoWise was specially formulated to reduce muscle fatigue.
AminoWise helps to support muscles during and after exercise to enhance both recovery and performance.
The production of nitric oxide is supported which can improve vascular blood flow. It also contains branched chain amino acids, which may aid in the prevention of muscle catabolism from exercise. (Catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules in living organisms to form simpler ones, together with the release of energy). AminoWise was formulated to support hydration by replenishing minerals lost during exercise such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium.
AminoWise is also a good source of Vitamin E and Zinc. It is formulated with the powerful antioxidant, wolfberry powder. It is flavored with lemon and lime essential oils. The best part is that it contains no preservatives, synthetic colors, dyes, or artificial flavorings. There is no added sugar or artificial sweeteners either.
🌱PROTEIN COMPLETE: You may be consuming enough protein, but are you consuming it from the right sources? Did you know that Pure Protein uses a proprietary blend of five different types of protein, giving you a full range of amino acids? This high-quality protein includes cow’s whey, goat’s whey, pea protein, egg white protein, and organic hemp seed protein.
This makes Pure Protein Complete a one-of-a-kind supplement because it encompasses a full range of amino acids from some of the best sources in nature.
Our bodies need protein to function optimally. All our organs, tissues, muscles, and hormones are made from proteins, and we are constantly using the protein we consume from food to create new cells and neurotransmitters, produce enzymes, develop, grow, and function properly. Basically, we need protein to live. Exactly how much protein each person needs is determined by a number of factors, including gender, age, weight, and activity level. Typically, men need more protein than women, and when we are looking to build muscle, we need to consume higher amounts of protein.
Interestingly enough, the problem with the North American diet is not that we don’t consume enough protein; Americans usually exceed their daily recommended intake of protein! We need to be concerned about where we are obtaining our protein. Obtaining protein from processed meat and cheap protein powder can be harmful to our bodies.
Due to an increase in fitness and health trends, stores nationwide are selling countless protein supplement options. Have you tried reading their labels? Can you pronounce the ingredients? If you can’t, that is usually a red flag. 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.
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.
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.
Ancient peat and apple extract, along with a powerful B vitamin blend, also known as ElevATP®, complete the formula. ElevATP is a proprietary, clinically researched combination of ancient peat (fossilized plants) and apple extract that works with our natural energy-producing mechanisms to stimulate production of ATP, the energy currency of the body.
Not only does Pure Protein Complete provide the highest quality protein available, but it also supports healthy energy levels, naturally!
Pure Protein comes in two delicious flavors, Vanilla Spice and Chocolate Deluxe. Both taste delicious!
Benefits of Pure Protein Complete:
• Excellent source of protein
• Optimal five-protein blend
• Protein boost
• Supports the body’s need for protein
• 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
• No trans fat
• rBGH-free whey
• Soy free
• High in protein
• Supports muscular system
• Supports body in building lean muscle
• Formulated with an ingredient supports ATP production
• Delivers amino acids
• 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.
*These supplements are awesome for regular peeps, but even more awesome for active peeps and athletes!
Let’s talk about my newest favorite supplements and why EVERYONE can benefit from this. It’s simple. Do you eat food? You need Essentialzyme-4.
Young Living has four different enzyme supplements but I’m going to tell you specifically about this one because it is the most universal and complete.
(To summarize the differences in the 4 different enzyme supplements YL has: Two of them are vegetarian options and two are made from animal products. One of each is a quick release meant to be taken at mealtime and the other of each is meant to be taken once a day, preferably in the morning.)
So. What’s it for? It’s for breaking down food! Protease, Lipase, Cellulase, are all enzymes contained in this supplement which help break down their counterpoint foods. Protease breaks down protein. Lipase breaks down lipids (aka fats), cellulase breaks down… yep, cellulose (aka plant matter, aka veggies).
Essentailzyme-4 also contains amylase, peptidase, acid protease, phytase, bromelain, papain and an essential oil blend designed to support digestion (anise, ginger, rosemary, tarragon and fennel).
After the age of 25, our bodies slow down their natural production of enzymes. Less enzymes, means a lessened ability to break down the food we eat and get the benefit of its nutrients. It also means that uncomfortable feeling and bloating and a sluggish digestive system.
Want to do a cool experiment? Make 2 bowls of oatmeal. Bust open your E4 capsules and mix into one of the bowls.
See what happens after 30 minutes! Or watch this experiment video
Bonus: Check out Detoxzyme, which includes lactase… for those that have a hard time digesting lactose!
Dudes pay attention and ladies check this out for your guy or yourself. I mean just the name of this supplement says it all! How do you power through your day.. or your workout? 💪🏼👊🏽 PowerGize is specially formulated to support stamina and performance!
Young Living kicked this supplement into HIGH GEAR with effective ingredients AND pure Idaho Blue Spruce, Goldenrod, and Cassia essential oils!
With botanicals from around the world, PowerGize helps sustain energy levels, strength, mental and physical vibrancy, and vitality when used in addition to physical activity!
~ Ashwagandha root extract KSM-66 (otherwise known as a PREMIUM extract)… supports immunity, mental clarity, concentration, and alertness! It is known as Indian Ginseng or winter cherry and has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as well as Southeast Asian and African folk medicine. Ashwagandha is touted for its antioxidant and immune-supporting properties as well as supporting the male reproductive system. BUT… the ladies can most definitely benefit from this exotic plant as well!
Here’s a list of other effective ingredients in PowerGize that you’ll find interesting with a little research…
~ Longjack root powder
~ Fenugreek seed extract (50% saponin)
~ Epimedium leaf powder
~ Desert hyacinth root powder
~ Tribulus plant part extract (45% saponin)
~ Muira puama bark powder
~ Magnesium (as magnesium biglycinate)
NOW… onto the essential oils that are infused into this amazing supplement…
~ Idaho Blue Spruce… has a high content of alpha-pinene and d-limonene. Add it to your bath to relax both mind and body.
~ Goldenrod… supports the circulatory system and the urinary tract. It is also calming for the body and mind.
~ Cassia… smells and tastes like Cinnamon Bark oil. This oil can uplift your mood and induce warm feelings in the mind and body. It supports the circulatory system and brings warmth to the joints and other parts of the body during uncomfortable conditions.
Consider this amazing oil a stimulant to the body.. thereby, helping to be more active and alert!
Powergize contains compounds that are known to increase muscle size and strength, enhance tone, and accelerate recovery in men after strenuous physical activity. And… there’s that male reproductive support we can’t forget about! Women CAN take PowerGize and benefit from all these incredible ingredients… just to a lesser degree than men!
Kiddo Mightyzymes & Mightyvites
MightyZymes is a Children's Chewable Digestive Enzymes Supplement. Enzymes included in this supplement support the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
It is all natural and vegetarian, and is easy to chew and taste great. Mightyzymes
*address digestive needs of growing bodies
*Supports normal digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
*Supports healthy digestive system and function*.
Check out this video to see them at work almost immediately in a bowl of oatmeal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkrRFv2h_bY
Children two through twelve chew one tablet with each meal up to three per day are allowed. Take with meals to assist with digestion, especially meals high in protein. Take in between meals to improve the body’s overall enzyme activity.
There are several natural ingredients as well as three essential oils in MightyZymes.
MightyVites is a Children's supplement that is super nutrient dense. MightyVites contain super fruits including wolfberry and vegetables. They will get their daily broccoli one way or another.
It contains broad spectrum water soluble B-vitamins (thiamine B-1, riboflavin B-2, niacin B-3, pantothenic acid B-5, pyridoxine B-6, plus biotin and Vitamin C. It contains the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Fortified with Orgen-FA®, an ingredient included in Orgen-kids®, which is the best source for naturally derived folate available. Orgen-FA® is 100 percent USDA Certified Organic and does not contain synthetic folic acid or additives. It is extracted using hot water and is no different than the folic acid that is produced when boiling broccoli.
Minerals included in the new formulation include zinc, magnesium, and selenium.
Orgen-Kid® provides most of the vitamins listed on the label, except Vitamin A, D, and methycobalamin. These fat soluble vitamins are sourced from guava fruit extract, curry leaf extract, lemon peel extract, Sesbania leaf extract, Amla fruit extract, Holy basil aerial parts extract, and Annato seed extract. This supplement is packed full of antioxidant and phytonutrient support for your children.
MightyVites is age appropriate for children ages 4-12. The dose is 4 tablets chewed daily. The 4 tablet dose can be taken all at once or divided throughout the day. This supplement contains no artificial colors, flavorants or preservatives.
Longevity is designed to be a daily antioxidant maintenance program to protect the body. Antioxidants are must-haves to fight off free radicals that disrupt and destroy cells. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. Free radicals are linked to aging and a host of diseases. So antioxidants daily are an important part of fighting free radicals in the body. This supplement helps fight damaging effects from diet, aging and environment. The precision delivery softgel releases in the intestine (not the stomach where acids breakdown the constituents) for optimal absorption and minimal aftertaste. Gary used to speak about Longevity, saying that it was a MUST TAKE DAILY for anyone... #cuzFrankincense.
Longevity is a fat-soluble antioxidant and while Ningxia Red is primarily a water-soluble antioxidant and we need both!
What is the difference between Ningxia Red and Longevity? Well, both are powerful antioxidants… but the only similar ingredient is Orange essential oil. Longevity includes Orange, Thyme, Clove and Frankincense essential oils.
-THYME: Studies** show that thyme essential oil maintains DHA levels in the brain, liver, heart, and kidneys of aging subjects. Low DHA levels are associated with a loss of focus and memory, unclear thinking, and mood alterations. Test subjects receiving a daily dose of thyme oil had higher levels of DHA than those who did not take the supplement.
-CLOVE: Nature’s strongest antioxidant and richest source of eugenol. (Check out your Essential Oil Pocket reference for all the cool benefits)
- ORANGE: Contains 90 percent d-limonene, which promotes healthy liver function. (Thats why i love adding Orange vitality to my water with Lemon Vitality daily)
-FRANKINCENSE: supports cell health and immune function. (Google the benefits and you'll be sold on Frankincense in your daily life, just like I was!)
**here is the scientific study links for those who love to dig deeper like me:
• Basch E, et al. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.), thymol. J Herb Pharmacother. 2004; 4(1):49–67.
• Myers HB. Thymol therapy in actinomycosis. JAMA. 1937;
• Youdim KA, Deans SG. Effect of thyme oil and thymol
dietary supplementation on the antioxidant status and fatty
acid composition of the aging rat brain. Br J Nutr. 2000 Jan;
• Raghavenra H, et al. Eugenol: the active principle from
cloves inhibits 5-lipoxygenase activity and leukotriene-C4
in human PMNL cells. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty
Acids. 2006 Jan; 74(1):23–7.
Super Cal Plus is a supplement that is a must for people who want to age gracefully. (Don't we all?!?) Why do you need Super Cal Plus in your life? It promotes healthy bones by supporting the body’s ability to resorb bone tissue and deposit new bone tissue. What magic is this? No magic, just good science – thank you Young Living. Ladies as we age our progesterone levels drop and thus we experience bone density loss, so the right blend of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins D & K is vital for long term bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Super Cal Plus supports the structure and integrity of our bones and teeth with a synergistic (definition: when two or more substances combine to work together to produce results even better than they could by themselves – THINK: STRONGER TOGETHER) blend of bioavailable (definition: the quantity or fraction of the ingested dose that is absorbed by our body) calcium, magnesium, vitamins D and K and other trace minerals. That’s a big deal and it gets even better. The essential oils infused into Super Cal Plus are a part of what helps our bodies to absorb the nutrients more efficiently. Thank you Idaho Black Spruce, Black Spruce, Copaiba, Vetiver, and Peppermint.
*Probably the most common question The Farmacist is asked about Super Cal Plus is why is there so little Calcium in it?
There are several reasons:
Minerals are specific kinds of nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly. Simply put the human body requires different amounts of each mineral to stay healthy. Unfortunately, with our current food sources, soil depletion, and our diets, many of us aren't getting all those minerals in the right amounts causing deficiencies. A mineral deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t obtain or absorb the required amount of a mineral. Mineral deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems, such as weak bones, fatigue, or a decreased immune system.
The symptoms of a mineral deficiency depend upon which nutrient the body lacks. Possible symptoms include:
constipation, bloating, or abdominal pain
decreased immune system
irregular heart beat
loss of appetite
nausea and vomiting
numbness or tingling in the extremities
slow social or mental development in children
weakness or tiredness
In short many of us are actually deficient in some of the minerals we need! Even if you are eating what is considered a healthy diet filled with veggies and fruits. The soil in which our fruits and veggies are grown is lacking in nutrients and cannot produce food that is nutrient dense.
These mineral can be hard to source unless you have an inland sea where the minerals are concentrated. Young Living sources these minerals direct from Salt Lake. It contains calcium and magnesium which balance one another and help support the cardiovascular and skeletal systems. Iron which supports delivering oxygen from lungs throughout the body. Zinc and Selenium which support the immune system. Molybdenum for enzyme function ....
Why would you chose Young Living mineral supplement? Mineral Essence contains over 60 minerals and is an ionic form of minerals which is much more absorbable in the human body.
Why is it in a tincture? The liquid form of this tincture can be absorbed by the body faster, has a longer shelf life, more concentrated and can be easier to take for children and or people who have issues swallowing pills.
Want to see mineral essence in action? Watch the power on mineral essence https://vimeo.com/201553124
After watching that is anyone else in awe? Thats pretty cool huh! I'm adding this one to my Monthly Wellness Box this month. Who is with me?
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for BRAIN and HEART health. Um...sounds kinda important, yes? Pretty sure we all want to keep those things in tip top shape! Omega-3’s also supports the body’s proper inflammatory responses, reducing unnecessary inflammation. Fish oil supplements are a great source of Omega-3’s, and did you know the O3’s in our brains are the same as the O3’s in fish oil? Our bodies have a really easy job using fish oil to feed our brains because it doesn’t need to do any sort of conversion to make it work.
How many of you have ever burped up fish oil supplements before? YUCK! This is a sign of rancidity. Fish oil is highly unstable- it goes rancid in your stomach after just 40 minutes! This is why you burp it up. Uh... yuck. Most fish oil out on the market is rancid.
So what can be done about this?
--Get the best quality fish oil you can.
--Look for some helpful additions to the fish oil that help keep it stable, prevent it from becoming rancid, and aid absorption.
The fish oil that YL uses in OmegaGize is molecularly distilled. Molecular distillation ensures the highest quality of fish oil by removing toxins from the oil that are released from the fish during distillation.
Many fish oil producers infuse their fish oil with Vitamin E to help prevent the fish oil from going rancid. But YL also adds Clove EO to their blend to help with this! Clove is at the very top of the ORAC scale (remember ORAC is a scale for reading the levels of antioxidants in food) at over 1 million! German Chamomile and Spearmint round out the special EO blend in OmegaGize. German Chamomile further supports the body’s proper inflammatory responses and Spearmint helps cut down on any fishy burps that might sneak through. In addition to their individual benefits, adding this combination of EOs to OmegaGize increases its absorption rate by 15X!
One last thing: in addition to the amazing benefits of fish oil, OmegaGize also give you 237% of the daily recommended dose of Vitamin D. Vitamin D fortifies the immune system and contributes to heart health. We need Vitamin D as we get older and during the winter months when we don’t see the sun as much. This is seriously some amazing stuff! Want to know more about the sourcing and the sardines that the fish oil is distilled from?
Check out this article! http://www.yleotraining.com/docs/OmegaBlue.pdf
Gut health for kiddos is super important! We alllll have enough kid struggles in our lives. Their little tummies don’t need to be one of them. We’ve all heard about probiotics. How they crowd out the bad bacteria and allow the gut to flourish with good bacteria. To keep that good bacteria around we can do two things.
1. Take a probiotic every day.
2. Take a probiotic every day WITH a PREbiotic.
What’s so special about a PREbiotic? It feeds the good bacteria!!! MightyPro has a super special probiotic formula made up of 8 BILLION cultures in each packet, just for kids. And it has wolfberry fiber as the PREbiotic component to feed those good bacterial cultures so they can grow.
Fun Fact: Did you know that a single bacteria cell can divide every 20 minutes? If it’s fed and allowed to flourish, it can become BILLIONS of cells in just 12 hours! Good luck bad bacteria. Byeeeeee.
Bonus: Kids should take one per day, but adults can enjoy too. Two packets will contain 16 Billion cultures which is just 2 Billion less than the adult version (Life 9). Or do the grown up version of Life9 and add in the Sulfurzyme powder with its probiotics!
Did I mention it tastes like a pixie stick?! YUMMMMM!
Who is totally getting these awesome kiddo supplement? Just remember it takes between 3-6 months to really change the gut biome, so be consistent with any supplement you take!
Did anyone else imagine Superman with a big B on his chest?! Raise your hand!
Seriously though, Young Living has this amazing multi-vitamin supplement SUPER B which combines all eight B vitamins, including Orgen-FA, a natural folate source, with Nutmeg essential oil and bioavailable chelated minerals. It is a comprehensive source of the B vitamins essential for good health including the following:
· Thiamine (vitamin B11)
· Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
· Niacin (vitamin B3)
· Pyridoxine (vitamin B6)
· Vitamin B12(as methyl cobalamin)
· Biotin (vitamin B7)
· Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
SUPER B also includes minerals that aid in the assimilation and metabolism of B vitamins.
Did you know Vitamin B isn’t stored in the body so it must be replenished daily? Sustain energy levels and boost your mood! B vitamins are particularly important during times of stress when reserves are depleted. Although research has shown that mega doses of B vitamins are not healthy, it has been known that the diets of many Americans do not provide the recommended amounts of B vitamins essential for normal functions of immune response.
In the summertime, its great to up the vitamin b intake (because thiamine, aka B1, is a fab natural repellent)!
When many B vitamins are combined at once in the stomach, it can cause fermentation, resulting in stomach upset. To avoid this, Super B uses a special formulation process to isolate the various vitamins so that they are released at different times.
Proprietary Super B™ blend consists of PABA (Short for Para-Amino-Benzoic Acid, an antioxidant that is considered by some as a B complex vitamin, and sometimes called vitamin Bx) and Nutmeg seed oil.
Ingredients: Please refer to label on product bottle for complete information
Directions: Take 2 tablets daily with a meal. If taken on an empty stomach, a person may experience a temporary niacin flush/warming sensation, a normal reaction that may last up to an hour.