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Reliv Acquires Exclusive Rights to Superfood Lunasin

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Deal positions Reliv as industry leader in emerging field of nutritional epigenetics

Did you hear the news? Reliv now holds the exclusive rights to lunasin! The announcement came on opening night of the Reliv 25 Conference in Orlando and was met with the loudest cheers of the weekend.

The basics: Reliv International has entered into an exclusive license for the intellectual property of Soy Labs LLC related to the nutritional ingredient lunasin. The license covers an issued patent and several patent applications related to lunasin and soy-related peptides, proprietary information and manufacturing processes. Further, the arrangement allows certain Soy Labs employees to join the Reliv corporate staff.

So what does this mean?

“This is a major step for Reliv and elevates our company to a unique status in the nutrition industry,” said President Ryan Montgomery. “For the first time we own an ingredient in its entirety, from the extraction process to the patented mechanisms of action within the body. And the lunasin in LunaRich X isn’t just any ingredient; it’s the world’s first epigenetic superfood.” View video to learn how lunasin works.

Lunasin is the first nutritional compound identified to affect gene expression and promote optimal health at the epigenetic level. “We’ve always endeavored to remain on the cutting edge of nutrition science in formulating our products at Reliv. And with the acquisition of lunasin, we are now leading the industry in the budding field of nutritional epigenetics,” Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings said.

“New research shows that through nutrition people can influence which genes are expressed,” he added. “Reliv is committed to building on this emerging science and developing nutritional solutions that help people take control of their health.”

‘Tremendous Opportunity’

Reliv’s ownership of lunasin stems from a joint research and development partnership formed in August 2011 among Reliv, Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center. That partnership resulted in the creation of LunaRich® soy powder and LunaRich X, Reliv-exclusive products made from non-GMO soybean varieties with the highest concentration of bioactive lunasin and manufactured through a proprietary process that maintains the lunasin’s bioactivity.

“Acquiring lunasin not only gives us direct control over the entire LunaRich X production process and technologies, it also opens up opportunities for further research and development with lunasin and other plant-based ingredients,” Dr. Carl said. “We’re beyond excited about what this will mean for Reliv consumers around the globe.”

“Epigenetics has hit the mainstream, and we believe nutritional epigenetics will soon follow,” Ryan added. “Reliv is the only company talking about it because, right now, we’re the only company who can. We believe lunasin positions our company and our Distributors to take full advantage of a tremendous growth opportunity.”

Exciting News from Reliv. So proud to be part of it!

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How LunaRich Helps Lower Cholesterol Naturally

LunaRich Lowers Cholesterol Naturally

The scientific community acknowledges the heart health benefits of soy, a claim validated in 1999 by the Food and Drug Administration. Studies show that lunasin, a naturally occurring peptide found in soy, is largely responsible for soy’s cholesterol lowering properties.

AHA Recognizes Lunasin’s Heart Health Benefits

Lunasin, the key ingredient in Reliv’s LunaRich® whole bean non-GMO soy powder, and its ability to support cardiovascular health have been recognized by the American Heart Association! Circulation, the official journal of the AHA, has published a study abstract demonstrating lunasin’s heart health benefits. Read it now.

LunaRich soy powder and the further concentrated LunaRich X™ optimize bioactive lunasin content for maximum benefit for you.

Dual-Action LunaRich

Cholesterol comes from two sources: dietary intake and our body’s own production in the liver. Over 80% of cholesterol comes from the liver, so the most effective way to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol is to control the liver’s internal production. The lunasin in LunaRich does so in two ways:

  1. Selectively disrupts a step in the production of an enzyme key to cholesterol synthesis in the liver. 
  2. Increases the number of receptors available in liver cells to clear LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream.

Most cholesterol is produced in the liver by the HMG-CoA reductase gene. Simply blocking HMG-CoA can lead to health problems because your body needs a minimum level of cholesterol for proper cellular function. Lunasin instead targets cholesterol at an earlier stage, reducing the HMG-CoA without blocking it entirely. So you get cholesterol-lowering benefits without disrupting the body’s normal functioning.

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Don’t Let Winter Freeze You Out of Vitamin D

Get Your Vitamin D

“An estimated 50 percent of Americans now have a vitamin D deficiency,” according to Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.

It’s no wonder that vitamin D, a nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight, is hard to come by in winter months. Your body and bones need a healthy helping of vitamin D to absorb calcium from food and stay strong. Without it, you are susceptible to a multitude of illnesses ranging from osteomalacia (bone and muscle weakness) to heart disease, arthritis, and type 2 diabetes in extreme cases. Lack of vitamin D has also been associated with depression and fatigue.

A new study from University College London recognized a correlation between depression and low vitamin D levels in a middle-aged sample. Results published in Clinical Nutrition indicated that people with higher vitamin D levels had lower risks of depression and panic.

How much do you need?

For adults 19-50 years old, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 200 International Units (IU), while the RDA for people aged 71 and older is 600 IU, but many experts suggest getting more. Dr. Susan Haden, MD, an endocrinologist at the Fish Center for Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, advises her patients to take anywhere from 800 to 1,200 IUs per day. According to the Institute of Medicine, getting too much vitamin D (above 4,000 IU per day) can be harmful.

You may have an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency if you:

  • Are age 50 or older
  • Have dark skin
  • Live in the North
  • Are overweight, obese, or have had gastric bypass surgery
  • Have a milk allergy or intolerance
  • Have liver or digestive diseases, like Crohn’s or celiac

Where and how can you get it?

Milk and Fish. Start at breakfast! Most types of milk are fortified with vitamin D, as are some soy milks. Orange juice, cereal and some yogurt brands also commonly have added vitamin D – you can check the labels to see. Small amounts are found in egg yolk and beef liver, but your best bet is fish. Salmon, swordfish and mackerel can provide a healthy amount of vitamin D in just one serving. Other fatty fish like tuna and sardines also have some D, but in lower amounts.

Reliv Products. There are two kinds of vitamin D in supplements: D2 (ergocalciferol – the type found in food) and D3 (cholecalciferol – the type made from sunlight). The easy solution to getting enough D3 is one serving of Reliv Now or Classic, which has 400 IUs, 100% of the RDA, or Slimplicity, which has 200 IUs, which is 50% of the RDA.

Spend Time Outside. Even in the winter months, the sun shines and you can benefit from a daily 10-minute walk.

Make the most of your wintertime sun exposure by:

  • Letting as much skin show as you comfortably can (not enough to risk catching a cold, which would defeat the purpose)
  • Aiming for “solar noon” – the time when the sun is at its highest point in the sky and its rays are most direct. Consult this solar calculator to let you know when to head outside
  • Using your skin as a cue – when it starts to turn pink, you’ve gotten enough UV exposure

Reprinted from Reliv Healthy Living Tips

Sources:

http://www.lhj.com/health/family/vitamin-d-winters-essential-wonder-vitamin/

http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Are-vitamin-D-levels-linked-to-mental-health/?utm_source=Newsletter_Product&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%252BProduct&c=zKxQq0f3mnEYIGr3jtFtcuIi%252Fn92Ryof

http://www.webmd.com/diet/vitamin-d-deficiency

http://www.rodale.com/research-feed/increase-vitamin-D

Keep Moving to Fight Memory Loss

Keep Moving to Fight Memory Loss

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and employees at Reliv International’s headquarters here in Chesterfield, Mo. have shown their support by donating $689 to research. In addition to giving generously, there are many things you can do to support the cause and keep your gray matter in top shape.

Movers and Shakers

Research has shown that it is not one but a combination of activities and lifestyle choices that keep the brain healthy. Here are some ways to keep your mind agile and your memory healthy:

  • Participate in recreational activities like chess, book clubs and discussion groups that encourage conversation and interaction
  • Implement activities that require planning and forethought like gardening and scrapbooking
  • Challenge yourself to complete common activities in reverse order or with the opposite hand (i.e. brushing teeth, getting dressed, etc.)
  • Keep low-impact aerobic activities like dancing, cycling and swimming as part of your routine

Don’t Forget to Remember

Recent studies have shown a strong correlation between vascular health and the influence of an active lifestyle. There are also activities that have been proven to increase memory retention. Give these a try and see if you experience improved memory capacity:

  • Stay mentally active by working puzzles, learning to play a musical instrument or taking alternate routes when driving
  • Socialize regularly with loved ones and friends or by volunteering with people of various ages
  • Keep your appointments, tasks and other events organized in a single place or notebook
  • Focus on one task at a time and give it your full attention
  • Eat a healthy diet and include supplements like ReversAge® to promote youthfulness
  • Make regular checkups at your doctor a part of your routine, particularly if you are managing chronic conditions

You’re only as old as you feel, so treat your body well and remember to laugh and play. Surround yourself with young friends (especially the young at heart) and don’t be afraid to act like a kid. When you reconnect with your younger self, you’ll think and feel your best!

Enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle with Reliv. Order now.

Fight the Tryptophan Slump on Turkey Day

Fight the Turkey Slump

Next week, your family will likely be gathered around a table covered with delicious traditional fare and rich desserts. Since Thanksgiving comes but once a year, you’ll want to take advantage of Aunt Ethel’s delicious pumpkin praline bars. Go ahead and enjoy your meal, sampling a bit of each festive dish and being mindful of portion control. 

Thankful for Good Health

Before you eat, have each person say one thing they are thankful for from the past year. Perhaps you’ve seen your business grow, felt the benefits of healthy choices or had a new addition. Everyone can be thankful for the time together and the blessings of a healthy meal.

Tricks for Portion Control

  • Support your digestion and feel fuller with FibRestore®
  • Wait 15 minutes between helpings to accurately calculate how full you are
  • Fill your plate with mostly fruits, grains and vegetables
  • Share your favorite dessert with your sweetheart

Instead of avoiding your favorite treats this Thanksgiving, choose to be mindful about what you do after the meal. After the last forkful, many folks resign themselves to the couch or armchair to watch football or holiday movies. By making simple changes in the way you move after stuffing your turkey, you can make a big impact on the way your body digests all those delicious calories.

Post-Meal Activities

  • Round up the kids for help taking down the decorations
  • Haul out the holly and visit a Christmas tree farm
  • Play a little backyard football instead of watching others do it on TV
  • Get everyone involved in post-meal cleanup with some dance music
  • Encourage a round of charades if you have less mobile family members
  • Pack up leftovers and hand-deliver them to visit elderly and shut-in neighbors
  • Plan your shopping strategy by placing ads around a room in the order you plan to shop
  • Volunteer together at a nearby nonprofit or charity
  • Try a healthy energy shot of 24K™ to avoid feeling groggy

May You Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle with Reliv. Order now.

24K Healthy Energy Shot

Healthy Energy, Focus and Stress Relief

Healthy Energy, Stress Relief and FocusWork, school, family…

Our daily activities zap our energy and can leave us feeling worn out, unfocused and stressed. Turning to high-sugar caffeine drinks only brings an artificial lift — and a hard crash. But now there’s a healthy way to keep your edge: 24K™ , Reliv’s first ever ready-to-drink product.

•   Morning. Kick start your day with a  shot of 24K.
•   Afternoon. Avoid that midday slump after lunch.
•   Exercise. Boost athletic performance and energy levels.
•   Study. Improve concentration with the ideal “study buddy.”
•   Travel. Keep focused and alert on the road.
•   Weekends. Tackle that to-do list with energy to spare. 

Break the Fatigue Cycle

Most popular energy products rely on caffeine and sugar to provide a quick jolt. 24K Energy, Stress, Mental Clarity with 24 Active Ingredients
This can cause an unhealthy spike in heart rate and blood sugar, leading to an inevitable crash. 24K offers a healthy new solution by addressing the underlying problem — the Fatigue Cycle.

Physical fatigue and mental fog go hand-in-hand, and stress is a leading contributor to both. 24K’s comprehensive formula addresses all three factors. Rather than masking symptoms with stimulants, 24K nourishes your body, providing the fuel for healthy, real energy.

Healthy energy for body, mind and spirit

24K contains 24 powerful ingredients backed by clinical research and formulated synergistically to tap into your body’s natural vitality and promote peak performance. These include:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:  instrumental in the function of brain cell membranes and proven to help improve learning and memory.

Resveratrol:  improves blood flow to the brain, enhancing brain performance and focus

B Vitamins:  essential for the body’s energyproduction and optimal brain function.

Coenzyme Q10: brain-enhancing nutrient and central to cellular energy production.

Valerian Root: provides “alert relaxation,” or energy without the jitters; shown to reduce stress in those experiencing anxiety.

Contains no caffeine, no sugar and only 5 calories per serving.

Available in a multi-serving 28-ounce bottle and in two-ounce “double-shots” for when you’re on the go.    

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2011 Favorite New Product Reliv 24KReliv’s healthy energy shot 24K was named the People’s Choice for Favorite New Consumer Product at the 2011 American Business Awards.

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Reliv 24K – Product Reviews

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“I had tried energy drinks before, but I didn’t like all the caffeine and sugar. 24K is totally different; it’s a healthy energy shot. I get the energy and mental focus I need without any crash. With 24K, it feels like I’m unstoppable!” ~ Jason Fleagle, St. Marys, OH

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Wahoo! I took my 24K healthy energy shot today before I went swimming and added an extra 50 yards to my swim workout! It truly helps with mental clarity, energy and focus. I love it — no caffeine and no crash! ~ Gaylynn Mauss, W. Valley City, UT

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I have an erratic work schedule. Sometimes I only get four hours of sleep in two days. I love my Reliv basic nutrition shakes, and they have helped me maintain my energy for about eight years now. But the addition of 24K to my routine has taken my energy and stamina to a whole new level! And the taste — I love the taste so much. I can’t decide whether to add it to my basic nutrition shake or drink it straight! I love, love, love 24K! ~ Rebecca Humes, University City, MO

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I’m a new stay-at-home mom and 24K has been my lifesaver! 24K has allowed me to manage all the normal challenges that come with a newborn baby. Plus, I have enough energy to get the housework done too! Energy + Focus! I love 24K! ~ Tamicka Quandt-Mahoney Sarasota, FL

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We’ve been exercising with high intensity interval training. These are one minute drills of aerobics, jumping and running at 110% followed by a one-minute recovery time. We take our 24K about 10 minutes before a workout and we just don’t get tired! The muscle recovery is fantastic when we complement it with ProVantage® and Innergize!® ~ Marty and Jacqueline Young, Peshastin, WA

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When my daughter had complications from a tonsillectomy, we didn’t get a good night’s sleep for 14 days. My husband and I took many doubleshots of 24K during that time. It’s the only way we were able to care for our daughter the way she needed, not to mention going to work without feeling like zombies. Our house will never be without a bottle of 24K in the fridge. ~ Jo Zurwell, Manchester, NH

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I feel SO good. In the past, I would work out every other day or three times a week. With 24K, I have worked out every day now for two entire months! I believe it is the 24K that has been my new edge! Thank you, 24K! ~ Diane Helmold, Chicago, IL

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As a runner, I love the feeling I get from 24K! It reminds me of the feeling you get on a run when the endorphins kick in and you just feel good. I get a really steady, sustained energy — not a caffeine kick. I also feel very clear-headed throughout the run. Right now, I’m training for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, so I drink one or two shots of 24K before each run.  ~Amy Thomas, Pennsylvania

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Since getting our order of 24K last week, I have been taking it twice a day and have seen dramatic improvement in my racquetball game! Racquetball is a fast sport and the biggest difference I have seen is improved focus and mental clarity. I have to decide quickly what shots I am going to make. My opponent even said today afterward that he had seen my game improve over the last two weeks. I don’t feel too guilty about having an edge because I have already told him about 24K! ~Dan Miller, Texas

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Studying for exams can mean a lot of late nights and early mornings. I usually end up feeling pretty crummy from the lack of sleep. I had tried other energy drinks before, and they always gave me a jolt of energy, but left me feeling drained after 30 minutes or so. 24K was different because I felt really good and didn’t feel shaky or get a crash afterward. I earned all As and Bs on my exams this year! Now I take a shot of 24K whenever I work a late shift at the dorms. It keeps me awake and alert so I can do my job. I love it! ~ Lauren Vance, College Student, California

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I love 24K because it gives me sustained energy! There are times during the middle of the day when I just need a boost. I take a quick shot of 24K and then I have energy to run errands! But what I really love about this drink is that it does not have caffeine in it. I am very sensitive to stimulants, and even coffee can often cause me to stay awake at night or get shaky. Even though I feel mentally more alert and energized, I am still able to sleep restfully at night. Once you start taking 24K, you forget that you were ever tired! ~ Aurora Paredes, Texas

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Energy, energy and more energy! 24K has taken my results with Reliv products over the last 19 years to an entirely new level. They went from great to super great! 24K takes me to the next level of productivity. I take it along with my regular Reliv products. I have no lagging feeling anymore. My workouts are better because I can run longer without fatigue and I feel great. I also drank 24K during a 6-hour drive through a snowstorm and stayed alert the whole time. The feeling you get from 24K is very immediate, but without the jitters. I love 24K! ~ Quila Buhler, Oregon 

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The statements contained in this material have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The personal testimonials shared reflect individual experiences and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

GlucAffect™ With LunaRich™

We Face A Health Crisis

Clinically Proven to help with Metabolic Syndrome

We face a health epidemic. Increasingly sedentary lifestyles and a modern diet high in calories, refined sugars, and saturated and trans fats have left millions of people at risk of obesity and elevated blood sugar.

But you have a new ally in the wellness war. Patented GlucAffect® is a groundbreaking nutritional approach to blood sugar management. A delicious cinnamon cream flavor and rapid dissolvability make GlucAffect the perfect addition to your morning coffee, afternoon tea or one of your daily Reliv shakes.

Don’t become another statistic. Get in control with GlucAffect.  

Clinically Proven

In an eight-week, placebo-controlled clinical study of 50 overweight individuals with elevated blood glucose levels, test subjects taking four daily servings of GlucAffect lowered their fasting blood glucose levels to healthy blood sugar values. In addition, those individuals taking GlucAffect lost an average of nearly 16 pounds during the eight-week period.

Nutrition Breakthrough

GlucAffect’s revolutionary formula brings together cutting-edge blood sugar management ingredients for the first time ever. And now this patented formula has added the cholesterol-lowering power of Reliv’s exclusive LunaRich™ soy powder. Ingredients have been formulated to work together for maximum results using amounts proven effective in clinical studies.

Pycnogenol®: powerful antioxidant derived from French maritime pine bark, shown to help lower elevated blood glucose levels and improve cardiovascular health.

Madeglucyl® (Eugenia Jambolana): patented ingredient derived from jambul plant seeds, proven effective in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in pharmacological and clinical trials.

Silbinol® (Pterocarpus Marsupium Extract): concentrated extract from the Indian kino tree with antioxidant properties to help manage healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Glucohelp™: patented banaba tree extract with a high percentage of corosolic acid, which has been shown to support healthy glucose metabolism.

Salacia: plant extract shown in research to lower blood glucose, serum cholesterol and triglycerides while increasing HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels when consumed daily.

Omega-3 Fish Oils: fatty acids that help promote cardiovascular health and maintain optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels, common challenges for individuals with elevated blood sugar.

Cinnamon: spice shown in studies to combat insulin resistance and improve hemoglobin levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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GlucAffect – Product Reviews

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For Angela Hosman of Surprise, Arizona, GlucAffect could not have arrived at a more critical time.

“My blood sugar levels were dangerously high, between 300 and 400, and the neuropathy in my feet had spread all the way to my knees,” Angela says. “My doctor informed me that, if I didn’t get my blood sugar under control, I would lose my legs by the time I was 35 — and that my only option was an insulin pump, a highly invasive procedure which I was desperate to avoid.”

Introduced to GlucAffect by her mother-in-law, Angela began taking the product “religiously” four times a day. “After six weeks on the product, my blood sugar had dropped to a normal range of between 80 and 100!” Angela states.

And that wasn’t the only thing that dropped during those six weeks. “I also lost 13 pounds,” she reports. “And, since I’ve started taking the Reliv basic nutrition, I’ve lost a total of 29 pounds — That’s 19 percent of my body weight! I feel absolutely awesome, and I’ve been told that the sparkle is back in my eyes.”

Angela and her husband now hope to have a baby some day. “I never thought I would be able to drastically change my life like this,” she says. “To me, GlucAffect is a miracle — I’ll never go without it!”

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After 18 frustrating years of high, wildly fluctuating blood glucose numbers, type 2 diabetic Ray Doerr of Rochester Hills, Michigan, has discovered new hope in GlucAffect.

“For years there seemed to be no cause and effect between my blood glucose readings and what I ate, how much I slept or how I exercised,” says Ray, who recently retired after more than 39 years as an engineering and manufacturing manager for a U.S. automotive company.

Earlier this year, Ray started taking four daily servings of GlucAffect and Simplicity® mixed with water. In two months, he dropped 18 pounds and stabilized his blood sugar numbers at a healthy level for the first time.

“Thanks to these two products I feel like a new man,” Ray says. “I’m standing taller, walking straighter and I have more energy. Most importantly, I have developed a much more hopeful outlook on life.”

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When Senior Directors Capt. Steven and Dee Ann Lucks of Idaho Falls, Idaho, first heard about Reliv GlucAffect, they literally cried for joy.

“Our daughter was diagnosed with diabetes at age nine, and has suffered from this chronic, debilitating disease for 12 years now,” Dee Ann states. “So we were honestly overwhelmed that Reliv had developed a product that could help her.

“Our daughter has what her doctor likes to call ‘Type III’ diabetes, because she has the symptoms of both Type I and Type II diabetes,” Dee Ann continues. “Type I, because her pancreas no longer produces insulin, and Type II, because she is insulin-resistant.”

On the morning that the Lucks’ daughter started on GlucAffect, her fasting blood sugar level was 292, well above the normal range of 70-to-100.

“Within eight days of taking four scoops of GlucAffect per day, her blood sugar had dropped to 151,” Dee Ann states. “Over the next six weeks, it dropped to as low as 63, with an average of 136!

“The clinic where her doctor works has been involved in diabetes research for the past ten years, and everyone there is very impressed with her results,” Dee Ann adds. “There is no other product out there that can do what GlucAffect does — it truly is ground-breaking.”

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For more than 20 years, Judy Niemuth, 64, of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, watched her mother battle diabetes and struggle with her health. Last October, at age 85, Judy’s mother passed away from a massive heart attack.

“I was emotionally and physically devastated,” Judy says. “I am also an overweight diabetic, so in addition to mourning for her, I was frustrated and worried about my own condition. But I realized I still had time to change my life.”

Judy started taking GlucAffect, and after five months says she has lost 30 pounds and watched her glucose levels plummet from an average daily level of 268 down to 115.

“I am ecstatic about these changes and I can only get better,” she says. “I am now taking Reliv essential nutrition with GlucAffect two or three times a day. I am convinced that if I stay on Reliv’s products and continue to lose weight, I will no longer be in harm’s way because of my diabetic condition. My goal is to maintain my diabetes the healthy way — the Reliv nutritional way. And I can’t wait to help others and tell the whole world about my success story. It truly has been a miracle for me!”

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About a year ago, Brian Edelstein was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Brian, who lives in a Chicago suburb and works as a project manager in the printing industry, immediately changed the way he ate and stepped up his exercise program. He did everything his doctors advised.

When Reliv introduced GlucAffect last November, Brian’s brother, Alan, suggested that he try this new product to help further reduce his blood glucose levels.

“I thought I should try it if it was something that could help more,” remembers Brian. “So I started taking one scoop of GlucAffect every day with my morning coffee. Within a couple of weeks, my blood sugar levels began to dip.”

Motivated by those initial results, Brian began mixing Glucaffect with other basic Reliv products in regular morning and evening shakes. A recent blood test revealed that his A1C level had dropped from 6.5 to 6.0 since he began taking GlucAffect. Brian says he is sleeping better and has much more energy.

“It’s exciting to feel better and to talk to other people experiencing the same positive results,” adds Brian, who has since become a Master Affiliate. “I can’t say enough great things about this product!”

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Don Braun, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, struggled with high blood sugar for years. A Type II diabetic, Don worked hard to keep his levels in an acceptable range. Any variation in his diet — a sandwich along with a salad at lunch — would send his levels way up.

In 2007, a friend introduced Don to Reliv. He began a regimen of several shakes a day, combining five different products and bringing his sugar levels down from a high of 399 to between 130-150 — and made his doctor happy. But when GlucAffect was unveiled, Don embraced the new product, ordering a couple of cases. Now his levels are steady in a healthy range of 110-125!

Don experienced two very interesting effects of GlucAffect. “One shake before bed, I sleep like a brick. But if I have a shake before I walk or exercise, I get a couple of hours of extra energy. I take four GlucAffect shakes a day, and I’ve cut down on my use of other products, so GlucAffect has really paid for itself.”

And, Don adds, “While I still watch my diet, that occasional sandwich does not send my blood sugar back up. And spiced apple tea, hot or cold, mixed with GlucAffect is delicious!”

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The statements contained in this material have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The personal testimonials shared reflect individual experiences and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.