Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saving Money or Wasting Money??

Not all vitamin supplements are created equal! Many manufacturer’s don’t have your best interests at heart. Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on vitamins and supplements, but many only get a small fraction of their money’s worth!!

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When choosing a multivitamin, you obviously want to make sure that you absorb as much as possible or else you are just wasting your money (by literally flushing it down the toilet). Multivitamins have to dissolve before they can be absorbed by the body.

One of the quickest ways to determine how well your multivitamin dissolves and is absorbed is the vinegar “acid test.” I decided to do a quick “acid test” to show how well Shaklee’s Vita-Lea (the multivitamin included in Vitalizer) dissolves.

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I poured 1 cup of white vinegar in each measuring cup and put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. I then filled the 9x13 pan with hot water to maintain the warm temperature of the vinegar. The goal is to keep the temperature around 98 degrees (body temperature).

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I dropped one vitamin in each cup of vinegar…Shaklee on the left and the other brand on the right.

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In order to simulate the digestive process, I stirred the vinegar every five minutes…being very careful not to touch the vitamin as I stirred. This is what the Shaklee Vita-Lea looked like before I even stirred it for the first time…almost completely broken down into a pile of powder…after less than 5 minutes!

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This is what they looked like after about 15 minutes…

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Shaklee’s multivitamin was completely broken down at this point, but the other brand still had most of the tablet intact. I know you can’t see it so you will just have to take my word for it. I couldn’t get a good picture of the tablet since there was so much stuff floating on top of the vinegar (more than likely some filler…some manufacturers use sawdust or sand…blech!!).

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After 30 minutes, this is what the Shaklee Vita-Lea had become…an orange liquid on the bottom of the measuring cup!

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On the other hand, there was still a pretty good size chunk of the other brand’s multivitamin left to dissolve…

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Obviously, this simple kitchen test can’t compare to actual studies performed in a laboratory, but that is why Shaklee completed the Landmark Study!

The Landmark Study was a collaborative study between Shaklee and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Results showed that people who took Shaklee supplements had much better health than the other participants in the study!

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They used this study (a first of its kind) and 11 other published Shaklee clinical studies to develop Vitalizer.

Shaklee definitely has your best interests at heart when it comes to your health. As many as 83,000 laboratory tests for quality are performed on Shaklee nutritional products and each of their individual ingredients in a single year!! Shaklee products also undergo as many as 262 separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufacturing process.

Are you still not convinced? Give Shaklee’s Vitalizer a try! If you don’t feel better in 30 days, Shaklee will refund your money!

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Also, purchase Vitalizer and get a free lifetime membership…15% off of all Shaklee purchases for life. You will never have to pay to renew your membership and there are no minimums to maintain. As a member, you will also be able to earn product credits every time you refer a friend or family member to Shaklee and they make a $25 purchase. After 3 referrals, your Vitalizer will be free!! Wow!!

Shaklee will definitely help you save money (as opposed to wasting your money on supplements that aren’t truly improving your health). You may feel like you are saving money by shopping at the discount vitamin store, but do you really know what you are getting with your money??

Changing brands can change your life!!

Are you interested in not only saving money with Shaklee, but also in making money with Shaklee? E-mail me at healthy-solutions{at}hotmail{dot}com. I am looking for some motivated individuals who are interested in improving the health of others. I would love to talk with you to see if you would be a good fit for our team!

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