MyChelle Skincare

MyChelle is the pioneer in advanced bioactive skincare. They transformed the natural beauty industry by being the first to use anti-aging peptides, plant stem cells, and clinical proven dermatological ingredients. All MyChelle Dermaceutical products are vegetarian, cruelty free, and free of phthalates, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colors, parabens, GMO’s, gluten, and absolutely no animal testing. MyChelle has partnered with the WILD Foundation to support their efforts to protect wildlife and wilderness around the world. For 15 years MyChelle has also been supporting various organizations that inspire girls and women to realize their true potential with access to educational and wellness services.

MyChelle formulates multiple products for every skin type. One of their most comprehensive products is the Remarkable Retinal Serum. This serum has powerful Retinaldehyde to promote cellular turnover. It helps reduce age spots, and repairs sun damage, resulting in refined pores, smoother skin, and restoration of elasticity. It’s fast acting at healing acne, but gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. This is the highest concentration vitamin A serum you can buy without a prescription. Apply your Remarkable Retinal serum at night before you moisturize for best results; and begin to see beautiful glowing skin.

We all know finding the right skin care product that meets our need can be a difficult process, which is why MyChelle created a complimentary program that includes a one-on-one interactive phone or video chat consultation with one of their licensed estheticians. You’ll talk skin type, concerns, goals, and any other questions you might have regarding your skin. Purchase your MyChelle skincare products at www.vitaminlife.com, or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.

References:

http://www.mychelle.com/?gclid=CIy2lsTl2MgCFUprfgod4VQLUw

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Immune Extra

Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and even some medications take their toll on our immune systems, making us more susceptible to harmful germs and viruses. Immune Extra can increase immune cells and balance your system to give you the added protection you need. Immune Extra is a totally exclusive and unique product with 30+ scientific peer review studies proving safety and effectiveness. Immune Extra has a very specific effect on the dendritic immune cells. Dendritic immune cells are perhaps the most important of all immune cells. For the immune system to perform at its best it must first be able to accurately and efficiently recognize pathogens. Dendritic immune cells are the only immune cell able to identify a pathogen. T-cells for example, cannot tell the difference between a pathogenic organism and a healthy cell, they must first be given that information from dendritic cells. Thus without adequate dendritic cells the immune system is literally ‘flying blind’.

Immune Extra is the only product that contains Proligna, which is a safe, patented, and it’s naturally extracted from Scotch pinecones. Proligna is made from young, clean pinecones harvested from Wisconsin forests. Immune Extra is packaged according to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices. The pinecones are renewable resources that are replenished by nature each year. ImmuneExtra is meant to be taken daily and year round. Not only can Immune Extra help you with cold and flu during the winter months, but it can be beneficial for spring and summer allergies. Since Immune Extra helps accurately and efficiently identify pathogens, it can be helpful for auto-immune disorder and cancer. Taken daily Immune Extra has a unique ability to strengthen, balance, and optimize immune function. Prolingna pinecone extract has been awarded 11 patents internationally and is described in over 30 peer reviewed scientific studies.

A healthy immune system is the body’s best defense against harmful germs and viruses, so give your immune system the protection it needs with Immune Extra.

Order your Immune Extra at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855

References:

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Aloe Life

Aloe Life

We all know Aloe Vera’s benefits as it brings moisture to the skin and helps heal sunburns, but many of us are not aware of the many other applications. Drinking a good quality Aloe Vera Juice supports the most important body functions, such as digestion and liver function, elimination and healing, immune function, blood sugar, cholesterol, and detoxification. Scientific research for drinking Aloe Vera juice has shown to increase hydrochloric acid in the stomach, balancing the PH, and decreasing fungal growth in the intestines. There are 13 minerals found in Aloe Vera, the most prevalent is sulfur. Sulfur has been called nature’s beauty mineral, because it is paramount in collagen synthesis. Collagen keeps the hair lustrous, the skin smooth, and the complexion clear and youthful. Sulfur is also an important constituent of insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar metabolism. Lastly sulfur stimulates the release of bile from the liver for fat digestion.  Aloe Vera works wonderfully with other supplements you are taking because it wakes up the intestinal villi, increasing the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Aloe Vera juice soothes heartburn, and it gently moves the bowels without causing discomfort and cramping.

If you’re someone who suffers with allergies from pollen, chemicals, animal dander, dust or food, you may want to look at improving your digestive health.  Poor digestion, elimination, and colon health are factors that can influence allergies. Aloe Vera juice without any water added can stimulate a weak digestive system, which is usually present in allergies. Aloe Vera Juice helps to strengthen the cell wall integrity through collagen support of the cell membrane, which may prevent allergens from entering the blood stream and causing reactions.

Aloe Life Organically Grown products have earned the title as the Highest Quality Therapeutic Aloe Vera since 1991. The never over-heat, over-filter, or dilute the valuable active ingredients. Aloe Vera is 99% water when it’s raw from the plant, so Aloe Life concentrates it for maximum benefits.  Everything is juiced and processed within three to six hours, so there is very little oxidation. Every Aloe Life product comes in a BPA free bottle, and is 3rd Party Laboratory Tested.

Aloe Life has many products to choose from to fit individual needs. Their Aloe Gold is the most concentrated product with a natural herbal bitter taste, and it is the best choice for people with irregular metabolism and Candida. The delicious 100% fruit juice flavors (Cherry and Papaya) do not contain any artificial flavors; they contain only fructose or apple juice that is low glycemic. Aloe Life has a StomachPlus Formula Juice which helps calm occasional digestive upset due to overeating, medications, motion sickness, pregnancy, or emotional upset. The StomachPlus Formula has healing herbs like Catnip, Chamomile, Ginger, Gentian, Goldenseal, Wild Yam, Clove, Cinnamon, Peppermint, and Fennel which are optimally digested with the Aloe Gold. There are other amazing Aloe Life products like the FiberMate, DetoxPlus Formual Juice, and the Superfruits. They also have several personal care products like, gels, mists, and lotions. Check out www.vitaminlife.com to see Aloe Life’s balancing and cleansing products. You can order your Aloe Life products at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.

References:

Koch, K., & Lewis, S. (1999). Gift of nature: Whole leaf aloe vera, clinical observations & applications (First ed., Vol. 1, p. 64). San Diego, Calif.: Westerfield Enterprises ;.

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Heal Your Gut with Dr. Probiotics

Heal Your Gut with Dr. Ohira’s Probiotics

There are so many probiotics supplements on the market today, how do we know what to choose? Ideally you want something with multiple strains and a high CFU(colony forming units). But quantity isn’t always everything, the quality of the strains and the survivability in the gut are important factors when deciding on a probiotic.

Dr. Ohira’s Original Formula Probiotics are fermented for three to five years using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), including the proprietary TH10 strain which reportedly is six time stronger than any other LAB strain. The probiotic supplement is encapsulated along with its prebiotic culture medium of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, and seaweed. Prebiotics provide food for the good bacteria already present in the gut, so they can multiply and thrive. In addition to prebiotics and organic acids, the culture medium provides nutritious vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids. The enzyme activity aids in digestion, reduces inflammation, alleviates toxins, and helps balance the PH in the colon. The probiotic doesn’t just propagate the gut; it helps heal the environment first.

The Professional formula is fermented for two years longer than the original formula, which increases the amount of enzymes and organic acids. The increase in organic acids goes to work faster at healing the environment of the gut by removing the bad bacteria. The Professional formula is great for anyone dealing with chronic conditions like leaky gut, and crohn’s.

The fermentation process used to craft Dr. Ohira’s probiotics is conducted at various temperatures, which results in a very stable product that does not require refrigeration. The individual blister-pack capsules preserve potency and are convenient for travel.

Dr. Ohira’s Probiotics has won numerous International Supplement Awards including Best Supplement award, by Better Nutrition Magazine for five years running. Try this probiotic and feel the amazing benefits for yourself!

Buy your Dr. Ohira’s Probiotics at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.

References:

http://drohhiraprobiotics.com/

Dr. Ohhira Probiotics | On Sale | Probiotics Supplements | Probiotic Soap | Probiotics Oils | Buy Probiotics From Dr. Ohhira Probiotics. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2015.

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Immune Extra

Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, and even some medications take their toll on our immune systems, making us more susceptible to harmful germs and viruses. Immune Extra can increase immune cells and balance your system to give you the added protection you need. Immune Extra is a totally exclusive and unique product with 30+ scientific peer review studies proving safety and effectiveness. Immune Extra has a very specific effect on the dendritic immune cells. Dendritic immune cells are perhaps the most important of all immune cells. For the immune system to perform at its best it must first be able to accurately and efficiently recognize pathogens. Dendritic immune cells are the only immune cell able to identify a pathogen. T-cells for example, cannot tell the difference between a pathogenic organism and a healthy cell, they must first be given that information from dendritic cells. Thus without adequate dendritic cells the immune system is literally ‘flying blind’.

Immune Extra is the only product that contains Proligna, which is a safe, patented, and it’s naturally extracted from Scotch pinecones. Proligna is made from young, clean pinecones harvested from Wisconsin forests. Immune Extra is packaged according to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices. The pinecones are renewable resources that are replenished by nature each year. ImmuneExtra is meant to be taken daily and year round. Not only can Immune Extra help you with cold and flu during the winter months, but it can be beneficial for spring and summer allergies. Since Immune Extra helps accurately and efficiently identify pathogens, it can be helpful for auto-immune disorder and cancer. Taken daily Immune Extra has a unique ability to strengthen, balance, and optimize immune function. Prolingna pinecone extract has been awarded 11 patents internationally and is described in over 30 peer reviewed scientific studies.

A healthy immune system is the body’s best defense against harmful germs and viruses, so give your immune system the protection it needs with Immune Extra.

Order your Immune Extra at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855

References:

http://www.immunextra.com/

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OHA Skincare

“In the lush isles of Hawaii, OHA means joyous life energy.”
OHA skincare line is made in the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced ingredients. Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and gluten. Everything about this skincare line is made responsibly, from the glass packaging to the unrefined ingredients. Using very minimally processed plants keeps all the vital nutrients and energy in tacked. Unrefined ingredients like, aloe vera, green tea, coconut oil, berry seed oil, and tocotrienol E, provide the skin with trace minerals and anti-inflammatory benefits. Reishi mushroom extract is added to provide natural UVB protection and anti-oxidants, which can prevent cells from developing cancer. OHA formulas can help even the skins tone, texture, and you can customize it for any skin type. Whether you have sensitive, dry/mature, oily, combination, or you have troubled skin such as acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. This skin care line is as close to nature as it gets, while seeing results. If you’re looking for an incredibly clean and gentle skin care products that can also help reduce fine lines, these formulas are for you.
Order your OHA skincare products at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855
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Super Smooth Grain Free Plant Protein

Garden of Life’s new plant based protein is uniquely formulated to have a superior taste and texture, ideal for anyone looking for a clean protein free of common allergens like wheat, corn, soy, and dairy. Garden of Life is working closely with organic farmers in North America and Canada to produce the highest quality ingredients, so there are no chemicals or artificial ingredients. Organic pea, organic flax seed, organic cranberry seed, organic chia seed, and organic pumpkin seed provide 15g of a complete protein and 4g of fiber per serving. This protein is non GMO certified and USDA organic. It’s great for athlete’s pre or post work-out with more sustaining energy. Includes essential fatty acids, 13 enzymes, 1 billion probiotics, and it’s available in four delicious flavors. The Smooth Energy naturally energizes you with yerba mate and non GMO B12, providing 20mg of caffeine. For those who want a little extra boost, try the Smooth Coffee with 40mg of caffeine and organic Marley coffee. The Smooth Chocolate and Vanilla are creamy and delicious mixed with unsweetened almond milk or water. If you believe in the benefits of pure, whole food nutrition, you’ll love this new Organic Plant Protein.

Order your Garden of Life Grain Free Plant Protein at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855

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Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars

Millions of Americans are looking for ways to stay focused during the day, and at the same time reduce stress. Metagenics new Ultra Calm Bars are the perfect snack to help you stay calm and focused. With 200mg of L-Theanine per bar, they are designed to support relaxation and a healthy stress response. L-Theanine is an amino acid usually found green and black tea, and a small amount in mushrooms. In about thirty minutes it passes through the blood-brain barrier increasing levels of dopamine and GABA in the brain. Increasing levels of GABA and dopamine has shown to help with anxiety and improved concentration. Other benefits of L-Theanine include the production of nitric oxide, (a compound that causes the blood vessels in the arteries to dilate) which can improve cardiovascular health. Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars are also low glycemic with only 6 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber. It comes in dark chocolate and coconut flavor, without any spike in blood sugar! Enjoy this snack any time of day to relieve stress and curb cravings. Order your Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.
References:
http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/…/l-theanine-pro-con…#
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-using-l-theanine-4…

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New From Genuine Health

Genuine Health’s new fermented Vegan Protein is the first fully fermented vegan protein on the market today. It has an extensive amino acid profile while promoting digestive health and healthy gut bacteria. Fermented foods have numerous health benefits such as, supporting the immune system, enhanced absorption of vitamins and minerals, and it’s easily digested.
This unique blend of ingredients (fermented pea protein isolate, fermented brown rice protein, organic hemp seed protein concentrate, organic quinoa sprouts , alfalfa protein, organic spirulina, mung bean sprouts) are fermented is small batches using nondairy probiotics by professional microbiologists who monitor the entire process to ensure a pristine quality product. Genuine Health’s fermented protein gives you 15 grams of protein and only 70 calories; gluten free, soy free, and made with non-GMO ingredients. This protein is offered in vanilla flavor and unflavored, and if you haven’t tried this fermented protein, you will be surprised by its delicious taste and creamy texture. Order your Genuine Health fermented vegan protein atwww.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.
References:
http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/us/fermented-vegan-proteins

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Mental Clarity, Focus and Memory Support With Lion’s Mane

“Lions mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom and powerful superfood adaptogen for the brain, nerves and immune system.

The mushroom looks quite different than other mushroom varieties. Instead of caps and stems they grow in globular masses and have long flowing spines. Known for its powerful effects as a brain tonic, Hericium erinaceus is rumored to have been used as a tea for centuries by Buddhist monks to enhance brain power and heighten their ability to concentrate during meditation.

Mycologist Paul Stamets says,

Unlike any other food substance known, the mushroom has been studied to be extremely effective at encouraging and inducing Nerve Growth Factor in the brain.

We consider lion’s mane the perfect superfood for those who have experienced seizures because of this ability to elicit nerve regeneration. It can be extremely helpful for those with epilepsy or who have experienced Gran-mal seizures, both of which are thought to cause nerve cell injury in the brain and affect cognitive function.

Lions mane, like other medicinal mushrooms, contains high amounts of antioxidants, beta-glucan and polysaccharides that are made available when the mushroom is heated or prepared as a hot water extract. These health components are powerful immuno-modulators that support “deep immune health.”

The specific active ingredients in the mushroom, including beta-glucoxylan as well as four other polysaccharides and polypeptides, are responsible for significantly enhancing the immune system and currently being research for their effects at decreasing tumor growth.

Brain and Neurological Support

Lion’s mane is a potent catalyst for brain tissue regeneration and helps to improve memory and cognitive functions.

In studies conducted in Japan, by Dr. Hirokazu Kawagishi, it was discovered that the mushroom stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). This is the primary protein nutrient responsible for enhancing and repairing neurological disorders.

What is Nerve Growth Factor?
Nerve Growth Factor (or NGF) is a protein that plays a major role in the maintenance, survival and regeneration of neurons. A lack of NGF is considered one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s disease. It is required by the brain and important sensory neurons to keep the entire nervous system strong and healthy. Nerve growth factor is also known to stimulate and develop “new neuron growth” in the central and peripheral systems.

When various neurological disorders occur, the brain is unable to manufacture its own internal source of NGF. To make matters worse, the semi-permeable membrane, called the myelin sheath or blood-brain barrier, inhibits the body from delivering external sources of NGF and deterioration of brain neurons begins to slowly occur over time.
Lions mane mushroom has been shown to be exceptionally active in stimulating the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor, containing the two unique compounds: hericenones and erinacines. Hericenones has the ability to activate the brain to produce more NGF.

The erinacines compound found in the mushroom mycelium is one of the most powerful NGF inducers of all natural compounds. It can actually pass through the blood-brain barrier to encourage the production of new neurons within the brain itself.

In a 2013 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms it states, ” In conclusion, the aqueous extract of H. erinaceus contained neuroactive compounds which induced NGF-synthesis and promoted neurite outgrowth in NG108-15 cells.”

The mushroom was proven effective for its ability to efficiently stimulate neuron growth, improving muscle-motor response pathways in Parkinson’s and repairing neurological trauma in stroke victims.

In addition, lions mane mycelium has been studied to reduce amyloid plaques that interfere with brain neurotransmission. Amyloid plaques are clumps of beta-amyloid proteins, which originate in the fatty membrane surrounding nerve cells. When these smaller proteins break off they can block the signals between cells, which is thought to play a role in Alzheimer’s and various neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s.”

References:

(n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/lions-mane.html
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