Monday, October 10, 2011

Need energy-check these out!

Smart energy that boosts your body AND your brain!
Refresh your mind and your body with a portable energy drink mix that's good for you!

ViSalus NEURO™, the energy drink mix made with healthy ingredients to fuel you with smart energy throughout the day.

Some caffeinated or sugar loaded drinks can seem to give you a quick burst of energy, but then leave you feeling more tired than ever. Instead, NEURO™ is a patent-pending energy formula based on great nutritional science that uses a unique blend of energy ingredients without the sugar or caffeine found in other energy drinks. The result is a gentle lift that awakens your brain and invigorates your body without the jitters. And, it's conveniently portable.

ViSalus NEURO™ comes in easy to use packets - perfect to grab on the run and make it simple to get the boost you need anywhere, anytime! Just mix NEURO™ with water or your favorite beverage (such as iced tea, hot tea, lemonade, cranberry juice, or any other beverage) for smart energy every day.

The NEURO™ Product Family
NEURO™ comes 15 packets to a box or in a 22 serving jar and in two delicious flavors, Raspberry Boost and Lemon Lift. You can support your brain and get energy the healthy way by using up to 6 packets per day.

ViSalus NEURO™ Smart Energy Drink Mix

Replenish your genius with NEURO's unique herb blend:

With ViSalus NEURO™, you get the mental focus and energy to perform at your best. NEURO fights tiredness with a patent-pending blend of healthy energy ingredients. Below are some of these ingredients and their benefits:

Rhodiola Rhodiola extract promotes energy and mental alertness
DMAE An organic compound from fish, DMAE can helps support memory
Arginine Naturally occurring amino acid supports vascular health
Green Tea Green Tea provides increased energy and other health benefits
Vitamin C Super-antioxidant Vitamin C supports your body's defense system
B Vitamins A range of B Vitamins helps sustain energy

http://www.visalus.com/pdf/compare_neuro.pdf for a comparison chart

Order at http://jcsquared.myvi.net

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What is the 90 Day Challenge?


The Body by Vi™ 90-Day Challenge offers $10,000,000 a year in prizes for people who use ViSalus products to lose weight or get in shape. It’s fun, it’s simple, and it works! There’s an entire community to cheer you on, and tons of online and offline tools to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever they are.
The Vi-Shape® nutritional shake mix is the core of the Body by Vi Challenge and is included in each of the 4 Body by Vi™ Challenge Kits. We call it the “shake mix that tastes like a cake mix,” and when you see how this complete meal compares to other nutritional shakes and weight loss shakes out there, you’ll soon see why so many people are achieving their goals and seeing awesome results on this Challenge.…
ViShape Comparison

Amazing comparison, right? Did you notice how the Vi-Shape shake has *LESS THAN A GRAM OF SUGAR? (*making this a diabetic-friendly weight-loss/nutrition solution!)


Monday, October 3, 2011

No jiggles when I run!

This past weekend, we celebrated Jaden's 3rd birthday and also my loss of 18 pounds through Body By VI Shakes! It was nice to go on a run and not have my thighs rubbing together or other parts of my body jiggling! 
Join the 90 day challenge now! http://jcsquared.myvi.net









Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's all about perspective!


What is your perspective on diets?
I love by Body by Vi program. Join me on the 90 day challenge!
http://jcsquared.myvi.net

Workout..when?

Everything goes so very fast in a mom's world, I often wonder what happened to my peaceful 3 mile runs and a hour at the gym. Now my runs consists of a double jogging stroller and praying they will not start fighting after 10 minutes. The gym-the only gym I am aware of is The Little Gym. Oh how life changes!
Beside my Body by Vi Shakes, I love to exercise. Most of my exercise is dancing with my kids or running around the neighbor hood park chasing kids but this seem like something worth trying!a

Try it out and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Get your Free Shake


You’ve heard people talking about it, have seen countless posts of Facebook, watched YouTube videos, and if you go to your local newsstand, you can read about it in the September issue ofSuccess from Home Magazine.  With all the media attention, coupled with the fact that more than 1,000 new people are joining each day, the ViSalus Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge is becoming a household name.
If you’re someone who needs to taste the products before making a purchase, then I have Great News for you!  I’m giving away FREE samples of the product.  Here’s what you get:
  • 1 Vi-Shape Nutritional Shake Mix
  • 1 Flavor Packet for the Vi-Shape Mix
  • You pay only the shipping cost of $2.25
The ViSalus Sciences® Body by Vi™ Challenge is geared to help you reach your goals, no matter what they are.  From simply losing a few pounds, to getting fit and toned, we have the tools, the products, and the community of supportive people to celebrate your success.  The Body by Vi™ program is easy, fun, and guarantees results.
The Body by Vi™ Challenge is not another fad diet. The program is based on nutrition that helps you burn fat and keep lean muscle, boosts your metabolism and helps control hunger.  The patented ingredients and formulas help you achieve your goals, on your terms with guaranteed results.
Over 4 MILLION Pounds lost last year alone!
Email me to get your Free Shake
or Paypal "Send Money" to
cheletteaustin@yahoo.com
The Vi-Shape protein shake, known as the “Shake that tastes like cake” is delicious.  It’s even better than the expensive milkshakes served at ice cream parlors, without the fat and calories.  It’s low in sugar and safe for people with diabetes.  It’s also a healthy snack alternative for those picky little eaters.  I couldn’t wait to get my shakes and ordered my transformation kit right away.  If you’re like me and don’t want to wait for your sample to arrive, click here to order your products and begin your transformation right away!  You may not believe me, but as they say “out of the mouths of babes”, this Vi Kid says it as she sees it.  Warning, this video is for “People with Brains” and may cause you to suffer from “cuteless overload”. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This week Sample Specials

Want to try the shakes but not ready to make a month long commitment?
I understand. I researched everything and read every good and bad thing about Body By Vi before I jumped. I encourage for you to do the same. To research the product go to http://jcsquared.myvi.net  Ask any questions-I can get you the answers.
Next biggest concern is how did it taste? Everyone said cake batter. That didn't mean much to me. As an addicted Slim Fast shake drinker out of convenience, I was scared to change. Yet after the first one and reading the low amount of carbs, I was sold. Plus it was the same price as my Slim Fast Shakes.
So now I am where I am today. I have 10 pounds left to lose and every week they keep sending me checks. I also forgot to mention that as soon as 3 people buy it that you refer to your website, yours is free the next month on autoship. Yes I thought it was too good to be true. I still take pictures of my check every two weeks to assure myself that I am making money.

So don't take my word, try it out yourself. I figured out how much they cost and add a little for postage and that is how I got these costs!

So let me know how many you want to try, I will paypal invoice you and as soon as it is paid, your shakes will be in the mail! Easy as can be.

5 shakes for $12
3 shakes for $6
15 shakes for $28
30 shakes for $50

Email me at ourgreatestcatch@yahoo.com to place an Samples order.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

500 fans-oh my!


I am looking for vendors to help sponsor my 500 fan give away for A Mom and her Skinny Jeans! So how can you help: Just email me at ourgreatestcatch@Yahoo.com with your item you would like to give away (picture), FB link, Website Link, and any additional shipping costs that might be included. 

Here are the ground Rules

1. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or any of Facebook's sponsors. The giveaway is solely the responsibility of A mom and her skinny jeans. Any questions or concerns should be directed ourgreatestcatch@Yahoo.com
 2. In order to participate in this giveaway you MUST be a fan of A mom and her skinny jeans
www.facebook.com/amomandherskinnyjeans and you must like ALL vendors.
3. You may not enter this giveaway and like vendors if you intend to unlike them after the giveaway. These vendors are being VERY generous and all they are asking in return is fans. So only enter if you intend to be a liker of the vendors for a long time.
4. The contest will run from October 2-October 18 (noon central time) There will be a winner for EACH prize! That's a great chance of winning something!!! Winners will be chosen via random.org and will be announced on Oct 19. You can win as many times as your number comes up from random.org. All winners are responsible for contacting vendors themselves. Winners will have 48 hours to contact a vendor for their prize. If a winner fails to contact a vendor or decides to deny their prize, a new winner will be drawn.
5. If I, in any way, feel you have cheated or neglected to follow the rules or instructions, I reserve the right to remove/disqualify you from the giveaway! All decisions are final and under the sole discretion of A Mom and her Skinny Jeans.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

This is why I do this

Why lose weight?  This is why, my beautiful mess! Today we celebrated Jaden turning 3 and Charleigh turned 1!





Friday, September 16, 2011

Give me my caffeine

So I needed some coffee and now this is my favorite breakfast shake. Just add one coffee packet, 7 piece of ice, 8 ounces of milk and 2 scoops of Body by Vi mix. Super power! Total cost $2.10 a shake
http://jcsquared.myvi.net   Join the challenge!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Shake it up one shake at a time

If I had it my way, I would have my shake like this every day. Oh how I could have Nesquik everyday of my life thanks to Body by Vi

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shaking it up! Vi Shapes Shakes with a twist

I have been on the shakes for 15 days now. I have lost a total of 8 pounds. To note: I am 5'8" and have 2 kids who I adore. My youngest, Charleigh was born September 13, 2010.  With my pregnancy with Charleigh, I gained 64 pounds. One day, my mom mention these shakes to help me with energy...I was more interested in staying awake then losing weight. 

I gave it a try and now wow...I want to spread it to the world. My husbands has lost 16 pounds in two week, my mom a total of 18 pounds and many many more successful stories. 
On Sundays, I seem to set my goals for the week. For many of you know, my little hometown of Magnolia, Texas has been in a whirlwind because of the wildfires that tried to take over our town. I am proud to report that tomorrow, Monday, we will finally go back to school and I look forward to being back with my students!

So now what? I wanted to try a different shake every day. I have been just adding chocolate to it and running out of the house. Today, I start my a shake a day with flavor! 
Strawberry Shape Up Flavor Mix in, 6 ounces of milk
1/2 cup of frozen pineapples, 2 scoops of Vi Shape Shakes

In the Blender

Oops made a very big cup of it! 

My weight today 9-11-11
Yes I will never forget 9/11/01. 

Learn how you can lose weight, make money and feel like you are on top of the world again, check it out http://jcsquared.myvi.net

Also, email me at ourgreatestcatch@yahoo.com to try 5 shakes for $12. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Give Aways

Thanks to all my new likes on my facebook page this Labor Day weekend.

 Patty Jenkins Thompson won the month of supply of shakes for free. You have 24 hours to email me at ourgreatestcatch@yahoo.com to get yours. Then next person will be picked through Random.org


Also, thanks for the shout-outs! Mary Ann Canon, Amy Farmer, Jennifer O Slovinski get 3 free shakes. Send me your mailing address at ourgreatestcatch@yahoo.com


5 shakes for $10 orders going out Tuesday morning: Karah C, Mandy B, Sonja S.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Body by Vi Shakes-100 recipes


http://jcsquared.myvi.net for more information
After Glow Smoothie: 4 oz. (1/2 cup) pomegranate juice, 4 oz. (1/2 cup orange juice), 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen pineapple & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
All Berry Delight: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/4 cup frozen raspberries, 1/4 cup frozen blackberries, 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, ¼ cup frozen dark cherries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Almond Joy: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 tsp coconut extract, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder) & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Amaretto: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Ambrosia: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ tsp. coconut extract, ¼ cup pear slices, ¼ apple slices, ¼ cup frozen strawberries, ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1 peach flavor packet & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Angel Food Cake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ tsp. coconut extract, ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Apple Cider Smoothie: 6 oz. unsweetened apple juice (or cider), 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 orange flavor packet, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Apple Mango Freeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 3 Tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce, 1 cup frozen mango chunks & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Apple Pie: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 3 Tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Coconut Breeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 small frozen banana, 1 banana flavor packet, ½ tsp. coconut extract, & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Kiwi Cooler: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 small frozen banana, 1 banana flavor packet, ½ cup fresh kiwi slices (peeled), & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Cream: 8 oz. water, ¾ cup vanilla lowfat yogurt, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 small banana (6” inches), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Nut Bread: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. butter extract flavoring, 1 banana flavor packet, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Spice: 8 oz. Silk Light Vanilla Soy Milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 small frozen banana (6” inches), 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds, pinch of cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Banana Split: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 small banana (6” inches), 1 Chocolate flavor packet, 1 Tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Berry Blast: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen blackberries, ½ cup frozen strawberries & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Berry Peachy: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen peach slices, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 peach flavor packet & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Berries & Cream: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen raspberries, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 strawberry flavor packet, ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Birthday Cake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet, ½ tsp. butter flavoring (or butter buds), ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blackberry Apple Slush: 6 oz. unsweetened apple juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen blackberries & 7 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blackberry Freeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen blackberries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blackberry Pie: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blackberries, 1 Tbsp. Graham Cracker Crumbs, 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Black Raspberry Vanilla Cooler: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 15 frozen blackberries, 15 frozen raspberries, 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blended Coffee: 8 oz. (1 cup) coffee-instant, regular, prepared with water, 1 ½ cup skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Blaster: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen blueberries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Cheesecake: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 20 frozen blueberries, 1 tsp. graham cracker crumbs, 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Lemon Freeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 Tbsp. sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix, & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Mango Smoothie: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup frozen mango chunks, & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Peach Cobbler: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 15 frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen peach slices, 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Pie: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 2 Tbsp. Graham Cracker Crumbs, 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Pomegranate: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup pomegranate juice & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blueberry Vanilla Pear: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen blueberries, ½ pear (chopped) & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Blue Banana: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 15 frozen blueberries, 1 banana flavor packet (or 1/2 frozen banana), & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Butterfinger: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 Tbsp. sugar free butterscotch pudding mix, 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat peanut butter & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Butterscotch Mousse: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 Tbsp. sugar free butterscotch pudding mix & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Café Latte: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. dry instant coffee powder & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Candy Cane: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen strawberries, ½ tsp. peppermint extract, 1 strawberry flavor pack & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Caramello: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 tsp. sugar free caramel flavoring & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Almond Chill: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Banana Breeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, 1 banana flavor packet & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Cheesecake: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark unsweetened cherries, 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese, 2 dashes ground cinnamon & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Lemonade: 6 oz. crystal light lemonade, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Orange Delight: 4 oz. orange juice, 4 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Pineapple Slush: 6 oz. water, 2 oz. pineapple juice drained from can, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 cup pineapple, ½ cup frozen cherries & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Limeade: 8 oz. vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. frozen limeade concentrate, 4 maraschino cherries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Pineapple Chill: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks, & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cherry Spice: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen dark sweet cherries, 2 tsp. cinnamon & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Almond Delight: 12 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 15 raw almonds, ½ tsp. coconut extract, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Cheesecake: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Covered Cherries: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 10 frozen dark sweet cherries, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 5 frozen strawberries, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Chocolate Peppermint: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract, 2 chocolate flavor packets (or 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender. For a hot chocolate treat, heat in microwave.
Chocolate Razzleberry: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/3 cup frozen raspberries, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cinnaberry: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 5 frozen strawberries, 1 strawberry flavor packet, 3 tsp. cinnamon & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cinnamon Almond Cream: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 3 tsp. cinnamon & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cinnamon Bun: 8 oz. vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 Tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp. butter buds (or butter flavoring) & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Citrus Berry: 4 oz. skim milk, 4 oz. orange juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, ½ cup frozen strawberries, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Citrus Spice: 6 oz. orange juice, 2 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice , 3 tsp. cinnamon & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Citrus Splash: 6 oz. sprite zero or diet sprite, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 orange flavor packet, 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice, ½ Tbsp. lime juice, & 7 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Citrus Delight: 4 oz. water, 2 oz. orange juice, 2 oz. grapefruit juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 orange flavor packet, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 7 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Coco Mango: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 6 chunks frozen mango (1 cup), ½ tsp. coconut extract & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Coconut Lime Spritzer: 6 oz. sprite zero or diet sprite, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, ½ tsp. coconut extract & 7 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Cranberry Crush: 8 oz. (1 cup) cranberry juice (no sugar added), 2 scoops shake mix, 4 frozen strawberries, 2 Tbsp. plain nonfat yogurt & 6 ice cubes.
Cranberry Citrus Splash: 4 oz. (1/2 cup) cranberry juice (no sugar added), 4 oz. orange juice (1/2 cup), 2 scoops shake mix, 1 orange flavor packet, 2 Tbsp. plain nonfat yogurt & 6 ice cubes.
Cran-Blueberry: 4 oz. (1/2 cup) cranberry juice (no sugar added), 4 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries & 5 ice cubes.
Dreamsicle: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops shake mix, 1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate or 3 Tbsp. orange juice, & 6 ice cubes.
Frozen Banana: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops shake mix, 1 small frozen banana, 1 chocolate flavor packet & 6 ice cubes.
Fruit Bar: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, 1 cup frozen raspberries, ½ tsp. coconut extract & 5 ice cubes.
Fruit Loop: 8 oz. water, 4 scoops shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, 1 orange flavor packet & 5 ice cubes.
Fruit Smoothie: 4 oz. water, 2 scoops shake mix, ½ small banana 6”, 6 frozen strawberries, ½ cup frozen pineapple & 5 ice cubes.
Fuzzy Navel: 4 oz. skim milk, 4 oz. reduced calorie orange juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup peach slices (frozen or canned) & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
German Chocolate Cake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet, 1 tsp. coconut extract, & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Hawaiian Apple: 2 oz. unsweetened apple juice, 4 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup unsweetened apple juice, 1/2 tsp. coconut extract & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Holiday Shake: 4 oz. skim milk, 4 oz. egg nog, ½ tsp. rum extract (optional), 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Honeydew Melon Dream: 4 oz. water, ¼ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup (5 large chunks) honeydew melon & 4 ice cubes. Blend ice & water in blender first, then add shake mix & honeydew melon & blend.
Key Lime Pie: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 3 tsp. limeade concentrate, 3 tsp. graham cracker crumbs, & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Kiwi Melon Freeze: 4 oz. water, ¼ cup non-fat vanilla yogurt, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 cup (3 large chunks) honeydew melon, 1 kiwi (peeled & cut-up) & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Lemon Fizz: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen raspberries, 1 Neuro lemon packet & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Lemon Mango: 4 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen mango, 1 6 oz. fat free lemon yogurt, & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Lemon Meringue: 8 oz. skim milk, ¼ cup Simply Natural limeade, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. sugar free lemon pudding mix & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Limeade: 8 oz. vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. frozen limeade concentrate & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Mango Peach: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 6 chunks frozen mango, 3 slices frozen peaches, 1 peach flavor packet (or 3 additional frozen peaches), & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Monkey Shake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 small banana (6” inches), 1 Chocolate flavor packet, & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Neapolitan: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), 1 strawberry flavor packet (or 4 frozen strawberries), 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Orange Pomegranate: 8 oz. orange juice, 4 oz. pomegranate juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Papaya Mango Chiller: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2 slices papaya, 1 cup frozen mango & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Peach Cooler: 8 oz. Diet 7-up, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup peach slices (frozen), 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Peach Melon Slush: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 4 large chunks frozen watermelon, 1 peach flavor packet & 8 ice cubes. Blend ice & water in blender first, then add shake mix & watermelon & blend.
Peach Dream: 8 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ¾ cup low fat vanilla yogurt, 1 cup peach slices (frozen or canned), 1 tsp. vanilla extract & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Peach Raspberry Blast: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1 peach flavor packet & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Peanut Butter & Jelly: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter, 1 Tbsp. sugar free preserves/jelly & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pear Berry Blizzard: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup sliced pears, 1 strawberry flavor packet & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pear Glace Cooler: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup sliced pears, 3 chunks frozen watermelon, 1 peach flavor packet & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pina Colada: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 5 large chunks frozen pineapple, 1/2 tsp. coconut extract, & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender. Pineapple Crush: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 6 chunks frozen pineapple (1/2 cup) & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pineapple Mango Tango: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup frozen mango chunks & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ tsp. butter flavoring (or butter buds), ½ tsp. vanilla extract, ½ cup frozen pineapple, ¼ cup frozen dark sweet cherries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Plum Cooler: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 plum (pitted), juice of 1 lemon & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Pumpkin Spice: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (without salt), 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. nutmeg & 2 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Purple Cow: 8 oz. skim milk, 1 Tbsp. frozen grape juice concentrate, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 banana flavor packet (or 1/2 banana) & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Raspberry Freeze: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen raspberries & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Raspberry Fizz: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen raspberries, 1 Neuro raspberry flavor packet & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Raspberry Mint Chocolate: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 30 frozen raspberries, ½ tsp. peppermint extract, 1 chocolate flavor pack (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder) & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Red, White & Blue: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 strawberry flavor packet. Blend well in blender.
Root Beer Float: 4 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix…mix together in blender first. Add ½ cup ice. Add ½ can diet mug root beer (to taste) and pulse a few time to mix in.
Sex on the Beach: 4 oz. cranberry juice (no sugar added), 4 oz. reduced calorie orange juice, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup pineapple (frozen or canned) & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Snickerdoodle: 8 oz. light vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 Tbsp. Honey & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Spiced Cranberry: 8 oz. cranberry juice (no sugar added), 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. cinnamon & 8 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Spiced Peaches: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 peach flavor packet, ½ cup frozen peaches, 1 tsp. cinnamon & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Silky Latte: 4 oz. mocha soy milk (Silk Brand), 4 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Almond: 8 oz. Silk Pure Almond milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, ½ cup frozen strawberries & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Banana: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 2/3 cup frozen strawberries, 1 banana flavor packet & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Blast: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen strawberries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Coco: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen strawberries (or 1 strawberry flavor packet), ½ tsp. coconut extract & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Cheesecake: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet (or 4 frozen strawberries), 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Mango Dream: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ cup frozen mango, ½ cup frozen strawberries & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Melon Slush: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 5 large chunks frozen watermelon, 1 strawberry flavor packet. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Pina Colada: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 4 large chunks frozen pineapple, 4 frozen strawberries, 1/2 tsp. coconut extract, & 3 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Strawberry Shortcake: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 strawberry flavor packet, ½ tsp. butter flavoring (or butter buds), ½ tsp. vanilla extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Summer Slim: 8 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, ½ peach or 6 frozen peach slices, 6 fresh or frozen strawberries & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Thai Coconut Chiller: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, ½ tsp. coconut extract & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Triple Chocolate Smash: 8 oz. Silk Light Chocolate Soy Milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder), 1 Tbsp. fat-free sugar-free chocolate pudding mix & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Tropical Delight: 4 oz. skim milk, ½ cup reduced calorie orange juice (or 1 Tbsp. orange juice concentrate), 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen mango chunks, ½ tsp. coconut extract & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Tropical Dream: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 chocolate flavor packet (or 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder) & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Tropical Teaser: 8 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup sliced mango, ½ cup frozen pineapple & 4 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Turtle Cheesecake: 6 oz. skim milk, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 1 tsp. sugar free caramel flavoring, 2 oz. fat-free cream cheese, 3 pecans & 5 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Very Berry: 8 oz. sparkling water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 10 frozen raspberries, 6 frozen strawberries, & 2 ice cubes. Blend well in blender.
Watermelon Slush: 6 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 5 large chunks fresh watermelon & 8 ice cubes. Blend ice & water in blender first, then add shake mix & watermelon & blend.
Wild Berry Blast: 8 oz. water, 2 scoops Vi-Shape shake mix, 8 frozen raspberries, 4 frozen strawberries, 15 frozen blueberries & 6 ice cubes. Blend well in blender

Is Body by Vi Shakes safe for Breastfeeding?


Body by Vi Questions on Pregnancy and Supplementing: Nutrition Facts
(More information than you can imagine!)
Audrey Sommerfeld, Visalus VP of Marketing responds to a question that came from a Nurse Practitioner who asked me, “…do you know if the products are safe for use during pregnancy/lactation? Due to possible risks and liabilities…probably not recommended, right. Also, the MD referenced, but with the soy product, is this safe for use in those with a history of CA…more specifically BrCA (or familial history)? …or probably same “fine print” cautions, etc?”
Audrey: I will answer a few questions, and then add on a copy of an email that Dr. Seidman had sent to a health care practitioner that asked good questions about supplementing. Hopefully this helps. The shake is fine for pregnant and lactating women to get added nutrition. We don’t recommend that they try to lose weight though as the baby needs the calories. This is why we don’t recommend Vi-Trim or Vi-Slim as babies don’t need hunger control or metabolism support. Neuro is low caffeine, but it depends on if the woman wants that or not. Vi-Pak – omega, multi are fine. the other two should talk to their doctor (see below). Cookie is fine too.
Soy: Our soy has been specially processed to remove the isoflavones that can impact estrogen, so it is not a problem for those who worry about fibroids, on chemo, etc. Here is some information on soy: Of the concerns over soy, there are a few common ones. First, is referring to raw soybeans, that can contain a form of phytic acid that can block certain minerals absorption. However, that is based on massive consumption quantities, and of the raw soybean and only occurs in those animals that lack the digestive enzyme phytase. It is only an issue for people who consume those foods to get minerals in their diet, and in massive quantities. The issue is in developing countries, and may have a genetic basis as well because they are lacking the digestive enzyme (which can be supplemented and therefore alleviate the concern). It is not an issue for our products because of how we process the ingredients. The second common concern with soy are due to some of the components of soy, particularly the isoflavones genistein and dadzein which can affect and inhibit thyroid peroxidase which is necessary for the production of T3 and T4. Thus there is some evidence that it could lead to thryoid enlargement (Goiter). Our soy has been processed to remove the isoflavones, so this is not an issue. A third common concern about soy is the effect it may have on estrogen levels in the body. This is again due to the isoflavones, which we have had removed. So this is a non-worry. We should note that many menopausal women do supplement with isoflavones, as it has been shown to help them experience fewer side effects of menopause. Lastly, our Soy is not genetically modified (it is non-GMO). Many people worry about genetically modified soy, and if any of the ingredients got altered in the breeding process. We use the most natural form we can get, that has not been genetically modified.
Why use soy? It is a complete protein, easily digested, has no fat, low carb and more importantly, adequate consumption of soy can help the body lower cholesterol as well as c-reactive protein. Supplements: The U.S. Government did 2 studies (23,000 people) over a 2 year period of time to see how well Americans are at getting nutrition and eating healthy. Sadly, only 10% of Americans eat a healthy diet. They found 93% are deficient in vitamin E, 44% deficient in Vitamin A, and 1/3 in Vitamin C..just to name a few. The reason is it is hard to get enough nutrients from our food, especially given the American Diet today. The average American consumes 156 pounds of sugar each year, but only 28 pounds of lettuce, and much of our diet is high fat, sodium and processed. The reason our Vitamins are unique is that they are chelated to make them more absorbable (this is expensive, so most companies do not do this). Then we have added nutrients that others dont’ include like green tea extract, alpha lipoic acid, and glutathione and glutathione precursors…powerful anti-aging ingredients.
Our fish oil is distilled at the molecular level to remove toxins, and we add evening primrose, pumpkinseed, flaxseed to make a very robust 12:1 ratio of Omega 3:6. Meaning…you get high quality nutrients. This is one reason Dr. Seidman was awarded a patent, and has clinicals showing that the Vi-Pak help reverse age-related hearing loss by 7-12 decibels. I like to say if it can do that for my hearing..wow..think of what else it can help with. We have many of Dr. Seidman’s studies the Visalus website. For the Vi-Pak, the omegas and multi are great for pregnant or lactating women. Some doctors do not want women taking the antioxidant if pregnant so it varies by doctor. The anti-aging tablet we also recommend they talk to their doctor about first as every pregnancy is different.
Dr. Seidman on Supplementing: The pros and cons of supplementing with vitamins, minerals and similar substances are no less confusing. In spite of thousands of studies examining the effects of various supplements, experts still disagree. As a practicing physician and scientist, I believe I have a responsibility to present what I feel is a strong case for supplementation. It is clear that proper nutrition is essential for optimum health. We need to eat from the basic food groups, and consume significant amounts of fruits and vegetables as part of a sensible diet. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet, with its emphasis on processed and prepared foods and large amounts of fat, salt and refined ingredients, does not come close to meeting these standards. The majority of Americans are clearly not going to obtain adequate nutrition from this diet. To complicate matters, more than 60 percent of Americans are now considered overweight or obese, and roughly the same proportion of the population is sedentary. Stress, another major health factor, takes a toll on nutritional status, as does aging. Additionally, while working for the CDC (reviewing grants), there was compelling data to support that 1/3 of the WORLD population has a micronutrient deficiency. While genetics certainly play a role in health, we do not have the option of changing our genes, at present. Meanwhile, many of the health issues we face are social and lifestyle choices. The end result can be seen in these statistics: Cancer – the second most common cause of death in the United States – claims more than 550,000 lives each year. Yet two-thirds of these cancer deaths are considered preventable through lifestyle changes – quitting smoking and all tobacco use, consuming 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, reducing intake of meat, fatty foods and dairy products, exercising moderately and supplementing appropriately. Here again, we have controversy over how to define “supplementing appropriately.” I think it’s important to remember that the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) – now known as the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) – were established in 1941 to meet the needs of most healthy people. While these recommendations are updated every ten years, they are neither minimal requirements nor optimal levels. In fact, they are simply educated guesses. Meanwhile, there is compelling science to suggest that many of the nutrients found in routine supplements could be taken at much higher doses with an excellent safety profile and significant health benefits. Is it possible to get sufficient quantities of nutrients from a healthy diet? To answer that question, let’s use vitamin E as an example. Oregon State University’s Moret Traber dispels this notion when she states: “To obtain enough vitamin E from food to attain a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, you’d need to consume 9 tablespoons of olive oil, 75 slices of whole wheat bread, 40 almonds or 200 peanuts each and every day.” Since it appears to be difficult – at best — to get a beneficial amount of vitamin E from food, what should the supplement dosage be?
There have been numerous studies to show that an increased intake of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, reduces heart disease and the risk of stroke, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Vitamin E has also been shown to increase immune function and reduce exercise-related free radical damage. When it comes to precise dosage, however, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The DRI recommends 30 IU, a figure considered too low by many health experts. Indeed, some clinical trials suggest 800 to 1,200 IU may be required to affect cardiovascular health, particularly in patients who already have the disease. Then how do we explain conflicting findings? For example, a meta-analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins, which reviewed 19 previously published articles involving 135,967 patients, suggests that consuming more than 400 IU of vitamin E per day may increase the risk of dying by 6 percent (Miller et al Jan 4, 2005 Ann of IM vol 142 No1). While the media pounced on the ‘bad news’ aspect of the story, the truth is the research had shortcomings. First, it consisted largely of older individuals who were already suffering chronic illness of one sort or another, including heart disease, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, kidney disease requiring dialysis, as well as a group of smokers. It’s difficult to imagine that vitamin E alone could improve the health of these individuals. Second, the supplements used were synthetic, and there are studies to show that the natural forms are possibly more effective. Third, from a statistician’s viewpoint, mixing such a wide assortment of studies together can produce meaningless results. Finally, they eliminated 12 trials that had fewer than 10 deaths! This introduces a very serious selection bias against the benefit of vitamin E. Essentially they randomly eliminated 12 studies where the death rate was very low, you may call this science, but this is how science gets a bad name. Basically, manipulating the data to support their bias. As an aside, for our rotection and safety, Visalus Sciences uses only mixed tocopherols, so it is an all-natural group of tocopherols, not just the d-alpha tocopherol, but the gammas, deltas, tocotrienols etc. There has been some science to suggest that it is much better to use mixed tocopherols and tocotrienols, which is precisely what we do at Visalus Sciences. Note, too, that the Johns Hopkins researchers themselves pointed out that most of the patients in these trials had chronic illness and were over the age of 60. As a result, the authors observed that the study’s findings may not necessarily apply to younger, healthy individuals. In fact, in some ways, this study’s conclusion is similar to earlier research that encouraged people to abandon butter in favor of margarine. Needless to say, that opinion was reversed when it was determined that the trans fats in margarine were far more toxic to us than butter. Of course, not all studies are inconclusive. For example, the excellent work by Rimm et al, in 1998, looked at more than 80,000 women who supplemented with folate and vitamin B6. Researchers found a significant reduction in the risk of heart disease. They also found that combining these supplements with one drink per day reduced the risk even more. Further, they determined that low intake of folate and B6 led to high levels of homocysteine, which increased heart disease. This specific study was responsible for changing the RDAs of folic acid from 50 micrograms per day to the current 400 micrograms per day. We are now finding that despite appropriate diets 1/3 of the planet has a micronutrient deficiency, the most common now are Vitamin D, the B vitamins and others.
Studies like (the Rimm Study) these, cost millions of dollars and take many years to complete, are to be encouraged. But in the meantime, there is compelling evidence in smaller clinical trials that is relevant, reasonable and should cause us to change the way we think about diet and nutritional supplementation. For example, my colleagues and I have conducted studies with a number of antioxidants, including phosphatidylcholine (PPC), resveratrol, acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR), and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), among others. Our findings: these supplements provided protection against free-radical damage throughout the body. In other words, supplements minimized – and sometimes even reversed – cellular assaults linked to deterioration of health and the aging process. A final thought: Over the last 12 years, the average annualized mortality rates secondary to vitamins have been attributed to be one death per year, and herbs at three deaths per year. On the other hand, 400,000 deaths per year are attributed to smoking, and another 300,000 to poor diet. It should also be noted that pharmaceutical errors cause approximately 100,000 deaths per year.
The bottom line is that there is an extremely remote likelihood that one would be hurt by taking nutritional supplements, and there is certainly compelling scientific data to support their use. Please always consult your own physician before using Visalus nutritional products for your own safety.
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