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October 2015 Promotion

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Boy, time sure flies. It’s already October !
Shaklee has announced their October 2015 promotion and it’s too good to be true !

Firstly:

VITA E COMPLEX CLEARANCE SALE – Buy 2 at 50% off

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You can click HERE to read more on Vita E.

Next up are:

GLA COMPLEX
– Buy 2 and get 5% off
– Buy 7 at the price of 6

OMEGA GUARD
– Buy 2 and get 5% off
– Buy 7 at the price of 6

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To find out more on GLA Complex, you can click HERE.
To find out more on Omega Guard, you can click HERE.

How’s that for being too good to be true ?
Especially the VITA E COMPLEX CLEARANCE SALE ! *chicken dance*

Feel free to CONTACT ME for more information. :)

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My Daily Shaklee Regimen

Assalamu’alaikum everyone.
Happy Monday ! :)

Hope everyone is doing good today. No Monday blues, eh ? :)

Today I have decided to share with you my daily Shaklee Regimen which is basically what Shaklee supplements I take and when I take them.

I am happy to admit that I have tried almost all of the Shaklee supplements and I have no complaints whatsoever. But these are the ones that I have stuck with. :)

My mornings are kick-started with my Mighty 3 Gems which is a combination of 2-3 tablespoons of ESP, 1 tablespoon of Meal Shakes & 1 tablespoon of Performance. I add 1 sachet of Collagen Powder on alternate days.

Shaklee Regimen

My Mighty 3 Gems & Collagen Powder

This is followed by 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex.
This will count as my breakfast and it will usually keep my full until lunch or if I’m fasting, this would suffice as my sahur as well.

After lunch, I would take 1 tablet of VitaLea, 1-2 tablets of B Complex, 2 tablets of Sustained Release Vita C and 1 capsule of GLA Complex.

Shaklee Regimen

Look at how cute all of them look together hehe.

After dinner, I take another 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex, another capsule of GLA Complex, 2 tablets of Advanced Joint Health and 1 capsule of Carotomax.

Lastly, before bedtime, I take 2-3 tablets of Ostematrix and 1 teaspoon of Vivix. But as I usually doze off while putting Khayla to sleep, I sometimes miss my Ostematrix (which I will regret the day after – body aches !) and I will have to take my Vivix early in the morning on an empty stomach.

So that’s basically it. Hehe.
Alhamdulillah this regimen has helped me keep my eczema at bay, I no longer have morning sneezing fits, I don’t fall sick as often as I used to, and my skin has improved tremendously. :)
Alhamdulillah, of course everything is with Allah’s permission. :)

No, you do not have to take the exact same supplements that I am taking.
If you have no medical conditions, I would suggest you start with the basic VitaLea, B Complex and Vita C. Preferably along with ESP.

If you need help in deciding which supplements you should take, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to assist you. :)

One day I’ll write on what Shaklee skincare I am using, ok ?
Until my next post, bye !

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How Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA) helps in Fertility

 

In this article, we will discuss how gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) effects fertility.
Definition
Gamma-linolenic acid or GLA is also known as gamoleic acid, it is a fatty acid found in vegetable oils and has been used as supplement in treating inflammation and auto-immune diseases.
How gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) helps to improve fertility.
1. Autoimmunity
Beside helps to improve liver function in fat and protein metabolism, it also strengthens the immune system in preventing certain protein which bind to the sperm and allow other immune cells to attack them in men. In women, it improve the production of friendly cervix mucus for sperm invasion.
2. Inflammation
GLA also decreases the risk of inflammation by converting rapidly dihomo GLA (DGLA) when it is released, by competing with arachidonic acid for the enzymes COX and LOX, resulting in lessening the risk of inflammation.
3. Uterine tonic
It is helps to balance the levels of prostaglandins hormones, resulting in decreasing the risk of over active uterine muscles that causes abnormal pain and cramps and distorts the normal process of menstrual cycle.
4. Nervous symptoms
Since it helps to increases the liver in fat and protein metabolism and blood flow to the nervous system, it improves the transmitting information between cells thereby, decreasing the risk of stress, headache and migraine, etc.
5. Cell growth
The GLA is a nutrient used by the body to maintain healthy cells and vital body functions, thereby, decreasing the risk of abnormal cell growth in the body, including the cells in the reproductive organ.
Risks and side effects
1. Possible side effects include
a) Upset and bloated stomach,
b) Soft stool,
c) Nausea and vomiting,
d) Belching.
2. People who take blood thinner should consult with their doctor before taking GLA.
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Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/2876914

 

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442
 

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GLA & Cysts

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An ovarian cyst is a benign (non-cancerous), fluid-filled sac that develops on one or both ovaries. Most women do not even notice they have an ovarian cyst until they have an ultrasound or other medical procedure. The ones that grow, twist or push on other organs can produce symptoms such as abdominal pain, bleeding and painful intercourse.

What Causes Ovarian Cysts?

They are often caused by a hormonal imbalance and have been linked to the use of fertility drugs which overstimulate the reproductive system.

What Natural Remedies Can I Use To Get Rid of Ovarian Cysts?

One of the main recommendations for sore ovaries and cysts is to get more gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and other essential fatty acids which helps regulate the hormonal imbalances that cause ovarian cysts. Supplements such as vitamin E and omega 3 have powerful anti-inflammatory properties to aid in healing.

Every capsule of Shaklee GLA Complex contains 300 mg GLA, and to enhance its effectiveness, GLA Complex also contains Vitamin E & sunflower seed oil which is rich in Omega-6.*

 

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442
 

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Benefits of GLA Complex

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I have written on why Shaklee’s GLA Complex is different and special from other GLA containing supplements in the market a week ago.
Today I would like to share with you the main benefits of GLA Complex. :)

Borage is a trusted traditional herb of the westerners and among its benefits are:

  • Regulates both estrogen & testosterone hormones
  • Relieves PMS symptoms
  • Relieves ulcers, lethargy and helps in clearing phlegm
  • Relieve aches and nerve pain
  • Increases stamina.
  • Helps delay menopause and aging (with long term consumption)
  • Helps in male prostate and frequent urination problems 
  • Rich in anti-oxidants which improves our immune system
  • Inhibit growth of tumor & cancer cells
  • Reduces inflammation of the skin, eczema, allergies, itchiness and dry skin
  • Helps reduce pigmentation
  • Helps prevent the complications of diabetes (eg.: nerve damage)
  • Helps in reducing the pain & swelling associated with rheumatism & arhritis
  • Improves hair, skin & nails
  • Gamma linolenic acid is clinically proven to help in autism and ADD/ADHD* 

 

Now that you have clearer picture on how GLA Complex is so amazing, hurry to grab yours TODAY while it’s still on promotion ! 
13 days to go !

 
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Shaklee supplements for Fertility

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Are you & your partner trying to get pregnant ?
Is your body getting the nutrients it needs to prepare for pregnancy ?
Here are the suggested safe & natural supplements for fertility:
1. Vita-Lea Iron Formula – Vita-Lea is specially formulated to provide you with 28 essential vitamins and critical minerals for optimum health and energy. It helps in filling our daily nutritional gaps. VitaLea also contains iron which is an important component in forming our blood.
2. B Complex – contains Folic Acid & Biotin which are important blood forming components & to stabilize hormones. B vitamins are known to help us manage and relieve stress. Stress management is crucial when we’re trying to conceive and also during pregnancy.3. Vita E Complex – vitamine E aids sex hormones production for both men & women. Shaklee’s Vita E Complex also contains Selenium which helps increase sperm count & motility.4. Zinc Complex – Zinc has an impact on our hormones including sex hormones. A deficiency in zinc has been said to be the cause of infertility in men. Zinc also affects sperm count & motility.5. GLA Complex – aids in irregular menses and helps in the production on good & fertile quality cervical fluid.

6. Alfalfa Complex – helps reduce pain during intercourse, decrease vaginal discharge, irregular menses, menstrual cramps and acts like ‘kacip fatimah’.

For women, it is advised to take all the supplements above. Men can omit the Alfalfa Complex.
Feel free to contact me for a personalized consultation.

InshaAllah in my next post, I will share some tips on conceiving. :)

 

*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) vs Borage Oil (Shaklee GLA Compelx)

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I am sure many of you have heard of EPO supplements. I have been asked numerous times whether Shaklee has EPO, and my answer is Shaklee offers something better than EPO !
As explained in my previous post, the reason we consume EPO supplements is because they contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is beneficial for women’s health, joint pain etc. Well, Shaklee’s GLA Complex also contains GLA as the name suggests but it is extracted from Borage Oil instead of Evening Primrose Oil.The Shaklee Difference
So why has Shaklee chosen Borage Oil as their source for GLA Complex ?
Simple.  
The most concentrated GLA is from Borage seed !
Evening primrose : 7-10% GLA
 Blackcurrant: 15-20% GLA
 
 Borage: 17-25% GLA

 

This high concentration of GLA is proven to be better in helping relieve PMS symptoms, arthritis symptoms and even eczema.
Every capsule of Shaklee GLA Complex contains 300 mg GLA, and to enhance its effectiveness, GLA Complex also contains Vitamin E & sunflower seed oil which is rich in Omega-6. :)

 
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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The importance of Essential Fatty Acids to Women’s Health

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These days, many of us neglect the importance of quality oils and fats in maintaining our health and the prevention of certain diseases.
Essential fatty acids play an important role in producing hormones, cell membrane function, regulating pain, inflammation and swelling, dilating or constricting blood vessels, mediating our immune response, regulating smooth muscle responses, preventing blood clots, regulating blood pressure and nerve transmission, regulating cholesterol levels, and much, much more. Deficiencies of essential fatty acids can lead to many health problems for men and women and some that are particular to women.
The Fatty Acid Science
Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) must be obtained from the diet or supplementation because our bodies cannot make them. Although all fatty acids are the major building blocks of all fats, the most important ones are linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). LA is an essential omega-6 fatty acid and ALA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid. We need both omega-6 and omega-3 oils but the balance of omega-6 to omega-3 oils is critical to the proper metabolism of prostaglandins which are important for the regulation of inflammation, pain, blood pressure, fluid balance, blood clotting, steroid production and hormone synthesis, heart, kidney and gut function, and nerve function.
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Without adequate amounts of GLA and EPA, prostaglandin 1 and 3 production will be reduced. With an improper balance between omega-6 oils and omega-3 oils, too much prostaglandin series 2 (PGE2) will be produced which is a pro-inflammatory prostaglandin. Both a reduction in the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and an increase in the pro-inflammatory prostaglandins lead to problems. For women, these problems may include premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps, abnormal menstrual bleeding, pregnancy related problems and fetal development, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and breast disease.
Premenstrual syndrome
The main strategy of supplementing with essential fatty acids for PMS is an attempt to raise the body’s own formation of PGE1. The most popular method of doing so has been to supplement with evening primrose oil products in order to supply increased levels of gamma linolenic acid. The effects of EPO have been shown to be best for clumsiness and headaches although all symptoms including depression, irritability, bloating and breast tenderness showed a marked improvement. Other sources of oils that contain gamma linolenic acid and raise PGE1 include borage oil, black currant oil and rape seed oil.
Menstrual cramps
The best medicinal foods for menstrual cramps are those foods that increase the antispasmodic prostaglandins, the PGE1 series and the PGE3 series. Certain fish, like salmon, tuna, halibut, and sardines contain linolenic acid, which is a fatty acid that helps to relax muscles by the production of these prostaglandins. There are many seeds and nuts that are sources of linoleic acid and linolenic acid, which also then produce these muscle relaxing prostaglandins. The best seed sources of both these fatty acids are flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds. Sesame seeds and sunflower seeds are excellent sources of linoleic acid.
Sunflower Seeds
In the second half of the menstrual cycle, omega-6 fatty acids, particularly arachidonic acid, are released. Subsequently, an increase in PGE2 occurs, causing uterine contractions leading to a lack of oxygen to the uterine muscles and the subsequent pain. Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, compete with omega-6 fatty acids and result in the production of the PGE-1 and 3 series. Based on these observations, the use of essential fatty acid supplementation can be very effective in the prevention and treatment of menstrual cramps.
Supplementation with flax oil (high in omega-3 fatty acids), borage oil (high in LA and GLA), black currant oil (high in LA and GLA), evening primrose oil(high in LA and GLA), and fish oils (high in omega- 3 oils), is one way of favorably altering the synthesis of the beneficial prostaglandins; the end result likely will be less uterine contractions and less menstrual pains.
Borage
After the rise of progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle followed by its decline right before menstruation – progesterone withdrawal – omega-6 fatty acids, particularly arachidonic acid, are released. Subsequently, an increase in PGF2 alpha and PGE2 occurs, causing uterine contractions leading to ischemia and pain. Instead of inhibiting ovulation and therefore the progesterone effect, or inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, compete with omega-6 fatty acids and result in the production of the PGE1 and PGE3 series. Based on these observations, the use of fish oil containing omega-3 fatty acids as a supplement seems logical and attractive.

 

For your GLA (Omega-6) supplements, click here
For your Omega-3 supplements, click here
 
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442
 

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July 2013 Promotion: GLA COMPLEX !

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*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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Nutrition Before, During and After Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a very important phase in a woman’s life. 
Our overall health and diet before, during and after pregnancy has a huge impact on our growing babies’ health. 
What happens DURING PREGNANCY ?
  • A huge burden is placed on our bodies
  • This can deplete nutrients stores in our bodies faster
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Weight gain !

The importance of NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY

  • For mother’s health – to be able to have a healthy pregnancy from start to birth
  • For healthy baby development
  • For a complication-free birthing process
  • For a speedy recovery after giving birth

What happens AFTER PREGNANCY ?

  • Hormone levels normalizes
  • The uterus goes back to its normal size
  • 25-85% of postpartum women go through a depressive state for a few days 

The importance of NUTRITION AFTER PREGNANCY

  • For a mother’s recovery
  • For milk production
  • For a healthy disease-free baby
  • To improve overall health – osteoporosis, buttock or shoulder aches
SHAKLEE OFFERS SUPPLEMENTS TO FULFILL IMPORTANT NUTRIENT NEEDS FOR MOTHER & BABY DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY
1. IRON
Hemoglobin functions to carry oxygen in our blood for both baby and mother. During pregnancy, blood quantity increases. 
  • Iron deficiency can lead to anemia in pregnant and lactating mothers.
  • In the third trimester, a fetus absorbs iron from its mother
  • Iron is important in reducing risk of premature birth

2. FOLIC ACID

Supports:
  • A healthy neural system
  • Hormone production
  • Red blood cells formation
  • Energy production

400 mcg of folic acid before conception and during early pregnancy reduces risk of neural tube defects until 70% !

SHAKLEE VITA-LEA IRON FORMULA
Vita-Lea is specially formulated to provide you with 28 essential vitamins and critical minerals for optimum health and energy.
Why Vita-Lea Iron Formula ?
  • It is supported by seven clinical studies
  • Patented folic acid micro-coating technology allows for immediate release in the stomach to enhance absorption of folic acid, a crucial B vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells
  • Vita-Lea undergoes more than 340 of quality control tests to ensure the purity and potency of the product.
SHAKLEE B COMPLEX
A Perfect B
  • Shaklee B Complex offers a perfect balance of ALL EIGHT B VITAMINS
  • Patented folic acid micro-coating technology allows for immediate release in the stomach to enhance absorption of folic acid, a crucial B vitamin that helps produce and maintain new cells

Why choose Shaklee B Complex ?

3. VITAMIN C
Needed in synthesis of collagen to build cartilage, muscles and bones in fetus.
Also important for a healthy immune system – to help fight infections & diseases.
SHAKLEE SUSTAINED RELEASED VITA-C PLUS
  • Contains the same molecules of vitamin C as in citrus fruits.
  • Contains bioflavonoids, hesperidin and rose hips to enhance the function of vitamin C
  • Releases vitamin C equivalent to 1 1/2 oranges every hour for 5 hours

4. PROTEIN

Protein are the basic building blocks of our bodies – both mother and baby !
It is important especially the 2nd and 3rd trimester in which babies are developing rapidly in the womb.
Important for milk production.
SHAKLEE ESP-SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE POWDER
  • ESP provides 14 grams of high quality non-GMO soy protein with all the amino acids, including the nine essential amino acids your body needs for protein synthesis.
  • ESP is naturally low in fat.
  • It is also lactose and cholesterol free.
5. CALCIUM
Important for healthy and strong bones.
Breast milk is 40% calcium !
SHAKLEE OSTEMATRIX
More than just calcium.
Absorption and bioavailability of Ostematrix is proven through clinical studies.
Studies show that calcium in Ostematrix is fully absorbed after 12 hours !

6. OMEGA-3

EPA and DHA in a pregnant woman’s diet can lead have a positive impact towards her baby’s visual and cognitive development.
High Omega-3 consumption during pregnancy can reduce the risk of allergies in baby.

SHAKLEE OMEGA GUARD

Safety and Purity guaranteed.
Shaklee’s OmegaGuard is made through a proprietary, triple molecular distillation process that concentrates the natural beneficial omega-3 fatty acids while removing harmful compounds like mercury and lead that are found in many types of fish.
So, rest assured, OmegaGuard does not contain heavy metal contaminants such as plumbum, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, dioxin or PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl).

Why choose Shaklee Omega Guard ?

7. SHAKLEE ALFALFA COMPLEX

  • Traditionally used to help increase breast milk production 
  • Help prevent constipation after giving birth
  • Help reduce water retention 
8. SHAKLEE GLA COMPLEX

Shaklee GLA Complex is a combination of borage oil, which contains a natural highly concentration of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), linoleic acid (LA), sunflower oil and vitamin E.
Helps in normalizing hormone levels after pregnancy.


*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
For more information and to order, contact:
Melissa Raffur
Shaklee Independent Distributor [ID: 889132]
hunnylis@gmail.com
SMS/Whatsapp: 012 296 6442

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