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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are You Calcium Competent?

It’s for More than Just Bones

Adequate calcium intake throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and physical activity, may help women maintain good bone health and reduce their risk of osteoporosis. Although it typically affects men later in life than women, this progressive bone condition is a health concern (a growing one at that) for men as well.

But that’s not all. Calcium is essential for many important functions within the body:

Muscle contractions. Working in conjunction with other minerals, calcium is vital in muscle function. Without it, you wouldn’t even be able to raise your hand!

Clotting. Calcium deficiency can result in poor blood-clotting. This is important even for the simplest of cuts and nicks.

Nerve function. The transmission of information between nerve cells, called nerve impulses, depends upon the right amount of calcium. Without it, communication between nerve cells would be lost.

Strong teeth. Without adequate calcium, teeth are more prone to cavities and fractures, and gum disease is more likely.

Strong bones. Especially crucial as we age and bone density decreases. Bones continually grow and replace cells, so calcium is essential for bone health.

Because the body does not make its own calcium, it’s necessary for us to get this mineral from our diet or other supplements. The body will actually leach calcium from the bones and teeth if it’s not adequately found in your diet.

Herb Cal® Tab 

A Pure & Natural Calcium Source

Each Herb Cal® tab contains 250 mg of calcium, or 25% of the recommended daily value (RDV), and is comprised of three different calcium compounds to help the body get its proper fill. It’s also replete with concentrated herbal extracts, enzymes, and vitamin D2 to enhance the absorption of calcium.

1. Calcium carbonate: Sunrider’s calcium carbonate is mined from fossilized coral for purity. Many other brands contain calcium from oyster shell which may contain heavy metals. Calcium carbonate also contains the highest levels of elemental calcium, otherwise known as pure calcium.

2. Calcium citrate: Produced from the calcium salt (salts are ionic compounds that result from the neutralization reaction of an acid and a base) of citric acid which is found naturally in fruits and vegetables, calcium citrate provides the next highest levels of elemental calcium and is easily absorbed and digested by the body. Calcium citrate enables Herb Cal® to be consumed without food.

3. Calcium gluconate: Calcium gluconate is a salt of calcium and gluconic acid (which occurs naturally in fruit, honey, and tea). Although it provides less elemental calcium than the two compounds above, it is used most for treating problems that can arise from calcium deficiencies.

**Excerpt from Sunrider Newsletter May/June 2013 Volume 5, Number 3

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dr. Chen on The Suntrim® plus Difference

We are what we eat, so it’s no big secret why we’re overweight—we eat too much. So how do we eat less naturally and what will happen to the fat already accumulated in your body? SunTrim® Plus is the solution. There are many differences between SunTrim® Plus and other weight-loss products on the market.

  • Decreases Stomach Capacity Naturally. If your stomach has a two liter capacity, Suntrim® Plus will lessen it to one liter or less.* As your stomach's volume capacity decreases and is reset to its natural capacity, you will require less food to feel satisfied thereby supporting long-term weight loss.
  • Breaks Down Fat Already Accumulated. Each highly concentrated ingredient such as green coffee bean and garcinia mangosteen works together to help the stomach digest and breakdown fat already accumulated in the stomach, thighs, legs, and rear, and flush it from your system.*
  • Highly Concentrated. Most products simply grind up green coffee bean, capsule it, and sell it. It's not concentrated. Every ingredient in SunTrim® Plus is very highly concentrated. It takes 360 pounds of green coffee bean just to get 5-6 pounds if extract for SunTrim® Plus. It's incredibly hard to concentrate, but we are able to do it because we invested in the right machinery.
  • No Harsh Stimulants. Many weight-loss supplements rely on harsh or dangerous amounts of stimulants such as ma huang or guarana (which can be 10-15 times more stimulating than coffee). SunTrim® Plus uses just a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine (found naturally in the green coffee bean extract) to jump start your body's metabolism.
  • Doesn't Stretch the Stomach. Other products stretch the stomach with ingredients your body cannot digest well. This becomes a vicious cycle: the stomach stretches out, your waistline expands, the larger stomach requires more food volume (calories) to feel satiated, and you gain more weight.
  • Is Not an Appetite Suppressor. Appetite suppressors are also widely used. It works on the brain to depress you so you don't want to eat anything which is very unhealthy and unsustainable long term. SunTrim® Plus does not suppress the appetite. 

**Excerpt from Sunrider Newsletter May/June 2013 Volume 5, Number 3