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Celebrating 20 Years of Product Innovation

Posted on July 7th, 2014 | 2 comments

Complacency isn’t one of D. Gary Young’s strong suits. He’s never satisfied if he thinks there are better ways to make, use, and share Young Living’s unique products. That drive for perfection is why our product innovation is unmatched in the industry.

At the 2014 International Grand Convention, we announced brand-new products such as Build Your Dream and AromaEase essential oil blends, the AromaLux Atomizing Diffuser, and many more. We work hard to offer the best products available, and this year’s crop is the latest result from this quest for perfection.

Innovation has been a hallmark of Young Living products for 20 years now, and some of our most popular products have evolved over time as we’ve found new ways to create, envision, and develop them. Take for example our antioxidant superfruit drink, NingXia Red®. Did you know it was originally called Berry Young Juice? And what is it about Thieves® essential oil blend that led to the extensive Thieves line of products?

Learn about the evolution of these popular products on our anniversary page. Click here to read more!

What are some notable Young Living product innovations that you’ve seen? Comment and share your favorites here!

Product Spotlight: Longevity Softgels

Posted on April 11th, 2014 | 2 comments

Longevity was formulated by D. Gary Young as Young Living’s solution to natural, powerful antioxidant support. Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation—a natural process by which cells are damaged after interacting with oxygen—can be easily explained through the results of an elementary school science project involving apple slices. Take two apples, slice one into quarters, and leave the other whole. Now sit back and watch. The sliced apple will start to turn brown after 10-15 minutes, while the uncut apple will stay fresh for days, if not weeks. Why did the sliced apple turn brown? Once the unprotected apple cells came in contact with oxygen, oxidation began.

Cells can become damaged through the oxidation process, resulting in free radicals that have the potential to wreak havoc in the body. Although they do occur naturally in the body, free radicals can be increased through a myriad of sources, including diet, water, pollution, smoking, and excessive intake of alcohol. Antioxidants are nature’s way of neutralizing free radicals and oxidation.

Longevity’s proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants contains the following pure essential oils:

  • Clove—one of nature’s strongest antioxidants
  • Thyme—rich in thymol; supports overall immune health*
  • Orange—rich in d-limonene, a powerful antioxidant
  • Frankincense—supports normal immune health*

This powerful blend should be taken daily to support the body’s systems and help offset the damaging effects of poor diet and environmental stressors. Individuals interested in additional antioxidant support should also consider adding NingXia Red®, Slique™ Tea, and OmegaGize3™.

We would love to hear from you! Leave a comment telling us which Young Living products you like to use with Longevity softgels.

—Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

The Perfect Pair—NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro

Posted on April 9th, 2014 | 184 comments

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is looking for ways to gain an edge in their productivity and overall energy levels. This desire has contributed to an explosion in the energy drink market—a market that has become a $27 billion-per-year industry. With so much money on the line, many companies take the quick and easy route by slapping energy drink labels on simple combinations that contain copious amounts of caffeine, sugar, and other dangerous ingredients. These companies ignore the major underlying factors in low energy and proper nutrition!

This approach has garnered a rise in regulatory scrutiny, an increase in research, and the uncovering of energy drink-related health risks. Research on the ill effects of many of these energy drinks is published almost monthly; however, it appears to have little effect on the public. Sales continue to soar, while ER visits drastically increase.

So what can we do? Let’s look at a couple of natural solutions to the energy dilemma:

NingXia Red® combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with pure essential oils (Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine) in a powerful whole-body nutrient infusion. When taken daily NingXia Red replenishes energy levels and supports overall nutrition.

NingXia Nitro™ blends pure essential oils (Peppermint, Spearmint, Black Pepper, and Nutmeg) with naturally powerful ingredients such as d-ribose, green tea extract, and B vitamins. These ingredients, in addition to a Nitro blend of vanilla, chocolate, wolfberry seed, and yerba mate, provide a lift to one’s mental clarity and focus, while also providing a surge of energy. Designed to be taken when a boost is needed and with less caffeine than a cup of coffee, Nitro is a perfect option for on-the-go use.

These synergistic products are designed to be the healthy answer to the energy question. To help you get started on your journey to improved energy, we are going to give away two NingXia Red/Nitro product packs (over $100 value) to two random individuals who leave a comment on this blog post.

— Ryan Seely, Associate Product Marketing Manager

Fall in Love With Your Heart

Posted on February 12th, 2014 | no comments

Valentine’s Day: the season of roses, love notes, and cupid’s arrows. During this time when we focus on strengthening our bonds with loved ones, may I suggest we look inside to strengthen our hearts? According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a healthy lifestyle and diet are your best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and supporting overall heart health. Some basic recommendations for accomplishing these goals include:

Healthy Lifestyle

  1. Exercise regularly—Thirty minutes of moderate daily physical activity should be our goal. Regular physical activity improves cardiovascular risk factors.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight—The AHA suggests a body mass index (BMI) of 18–25.
  3. Avoid smoking— Due to overwhelming evidence for the adverse effects on cardiovascular health, the AHA strongly and unequivocally endorses efforts to eliminate the use of tobacco products and minimize exposure to second-hand smoke.

Healthy Diet

  1. Balance caloric intake—A general rule for accomplishing this is to expend as many calories as you ingest.
  2. Eat smaller portions—The typical U.S. portion size has increased dramatically over the past 30 years; keep this in mind when preparing or ordering meals.
  3. Read the Nutrition Facts panel—Proper education can help you focus on eating nutrient-dense foods.
  4. Incorporate omega-3s—A 2008 study showed a reduction in cardiovascular events by 19–45 percent in individuals who consumed regular amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. It went on to suggest that individuals should consume at least 500 mg per day of combined docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

I would like to suggest a few Young Living products that may help you in your goals to support your heart health:

  • OmegaGize3 delivers DHA and EPA, Kaneka CoQ10™, and vitamin D.
  • Slique™ products are formulated with unique, natural ingredients to help you attain your individual weight goals when combined with diet and physical activity.
  • NingXia Red® is a powerful, whole-body nutrient infusion of the wolfberry superfruit, a delicious juice blend, and pure essential oils.
  • Longevity™ Softgels are a proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants.

This Valentine’s Day, let’s take a few minutes to focus on our physical hearts and recommit ourselves to living healthier, happier lives.

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Marketing Manager

 

Young Living Products for Weight Management

Posted on January 17th, 2014 | 336 comments

With the start of the new year and the launch of Young Living’s new Slique in 60 program, we have seen a rise in interest for Young Living products that help support weight-management goals.* Here are some recommended products from Young Living’s product management team:

Our new Slique™ Collections  include Slique products as well as other nutrition products to help you maintain a healthy body weight** and support dietary habits.

Balance Complete is Young Living’s answer to meal replacement. Along with delivering 11 grams of fiber per serving, Balance Complete contains protein, vitamins, and minerals necessary for optimal nutrition.

Power Meal™ is a delicious, vegetarian, rice-based meal replacement. It is rich in calcium, antioxidants and amino acids and delivers an impressive 20 grams of protein per serving.

Pure Protein Complete™ is the perfect anytime protein boost. It provides 20 grams of a proprietary whey protein blend that is supported by a specialized enzyme blend, a low-glycemic carbohydrate matrix, and generous amounts of complementary vitamins and minerals.

NingXia Red® is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine essential oils.

Core Supplements adds vitamins and minerals to your daily health routine to support optimal health and wellness in one kit. The kit now includes OmegaGize3™, our reformulated Life 5™, Longevity™, and True Source™.

Digest & Cleanse alleviates bloating and supports an already healthy digestive tract.**

Grapefruit essential oil has a fresh, citrus aroma that is energizing and uplifting. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it is a popular oil to use in conjunction with weight-management programs.

Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded oils for supporting digestion.**

Stevia Extract has a glycemic index of zero and is a great alternative to refined sugars when preparing food.

As always, we’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment on this blog telling us which of the products mentioned above you will be using to help support your weight-management goals. To help encourage your participation, we’re giving away a Slique Collection to four lucky winners! Each winner will win one of following prizes, including Slique Maintain (Item No. 4711), Slique Assist (Item No. 4712), Slique Advanced (Item No. 4713), and Slique Complete (Item Number 4714). To enter, leave a comment on this blog post. Winners will be announced on a future blog post. Good luck!

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager

*When combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Achieve Weight-Management Goals with Slique Collections and the Slique in 60 Program

Posted on January 8th, 2014 | no comments

Losing weight is always one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. In an effort to help individuals achieve weight-management goals, Young Living has created four new Slique collections and the new Slique in 60 program. The collections are designed to support in naturally curbing appetite, reducing mindless snacking, and managing feelings of satiation—all factors in weight-management success.*

Young Living is so confident that these bundles contain the extra support needed for success, we are backing it up with a promise. If after experiencing one of our new Slique collection bundles for 60 consecutive days, you don’t see or feel a change for the better, Young Living will issue you a product credit in the amount paid for the purchased collection.**

Here is a quick introduction to the new Slique collections:

Slique Maintain (Item No. 4711)—Partners two of the most popular Slique products, Slique Tea and Slique Essence. This basic bundle is perfect for individuals interested in maintaining a healthy body weight through the benefits of essential oils.***

Slique Assist (Item No. 4712)—Includes the products offered in Slique Maintain, along with an additional box of tea, four packages of Slique Gum, and two boxes of the new Slique Bars. It is a perfect bundle for those looking for a little assistance in slimming down.***

Slique Advanced (Item No. 4713)—Combines each Slique product to maximize success. By adding Slique Slim Caps to the Slique Assist offering, individuals will gain the advanced support they need to achieve weight-management goals.***

Slique Complete (Item No. 4714)—The ultimate Young Living recommendation for those interested in healthy weight management. It combines all of the aforementioned Slique products, along with Balance Complete meal replacement shakes and NingXia Red® for optimal nutritional support.***

With the new Slique in 60 promise and the new collections, now is the perfect time to achieve those New Year’s resolutions!

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**For complete rules on the Slique in 60 program, please visit YoungLiving.com/Sliquein60

***When combined with a healthy diet and exercise as part of a weight-management program.

Craving Your Daily Shot of NingXia Nitro? We Have Great News for You!

Posted on November 22nd, 2013 | no comments

Since its launch at our International Grand Convention, thousands of Young Living members have come to love the all-natural, essential oil-infused boost NingXia Nitro™ offers. Featuring a proprietary blend of energizing essential oils, D-ribose, green tea, Korean ginseng, and much more, NingXia Nitro has been overwhelmingly popular, and we have struggled to keep up with demand—until now!

We’re pleased to announce that NingXia Nitro is now available to order; and to thank you for your patience and enthusiasm, we are offering a special, limited-time, online-only promotion! When you place your NingXia Nitro order in Virtual Office between now and 11:59 p.m., MT, on Saturday, November 30, you will receive 10 percent off your NingXia Nitro purchase!  Please note that there is a limit of 10 boxes total per member on this promotion so that as many people as possible can enjoy the benefits of NingXia Nitro.

Whether you already use this unique product to power your day and sharpen your mind, or you have been waiting to give NingXia Nitro a try, this is the perfect opportunity. Thank you again for your patience, and be sure to order your NingXia Nitro before this very special promotion ends!

Shop now or add NingXia Nitro to your Essential Rewards order. Remember to visit the comments section below and leave your thoughts about this groundbreaking product!

Finally, stay tuned for a very special, web-only Young Living Black Friday event beginning on Thanksgiving day. Check our Facebook  account, your Virtual Office, and this blog regularly in the coming days for more information and updates!

Coping With Flu Season Using Young Living Products

Posted on November 4th, 2013 | 3 comments

With all of the uncertainty in the world today, one thing you can always count on is flu season. Every year, as the days become shorter and colder, more and more individuals come down with flu-like symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu season can start as early as October, with its peak coming in January and February.

The CDC recommends the following six steps for preventing the flu:

  1. Avoid close contact with others.
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
  3. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  4. Clean your hands.
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  6. Practice other good health habits.

Notice how the first five recommendations are straight forward, while the last is a little vague. I would like to recommend a few ways to “practice other good health habits” using Young Living products.

  1. Keep germs out—I keep a bottle of Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier by the front door. Anyone who enters my home quickly learns that they need to sanitize upon entering.
  2. Protect from the inside out—Although not common knowledge, the digestive system is one of the body’s first lines of defense against disease. Using Young Living’s Life 5probiotic supports a healthy immune system by delivering billions of beneficial bacteria strains. Inner Defense and NingXia Red® are also great options for those looking to support the immune system with pure essential oils.
  3. Overcoming sickness—If you are unable to avoid getting sick, may I suggest ImmuPro and Thieves essential oil blend. I like to apply Thieves to the soles of my feet and add ImmuPro to my nightly regimen to provide my body the support it needs.

Although not rocket science, I’ve found that these natural suggestions help protect my home during the dreaded flu season. Please share your secrets to staying healthy during this time of year!

—Ryan Seely, YL Associate Product Manager

Recipe: Young Living Holiday Wassail

Posted on October 18th, 2013 | 2 comments

Sharing a steaming cup of wassail with friends and family is a great way to celebrate the holiday season. This festive beverage can be made even better with the inclusion of the delicious flavors of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, and Tangerine essential oils! Try making this essential oil-infused recipe to set the mood for any holiday occasion.

Ingredients:

6 c. Apple Cider/Apple Juice

2 c. Pineapple Juice

5 drops Clove Essential Oil

5 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

5 drops Tangerine Essential Oil

Optional Ingredients:

(Try one or a mixture of any of the below)

4 Tbsp. Dried Wolfberries

1-2 Slique Tea Bags

2 oz. NingXia Red

2 drops Ginger Essential Oil

2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a 3-quart pot. Turn stove to medium/high and heat until hot. Serve and enjoy!

For added benefit, set the post to simmer to keep your home smelling festive throughout the day. You may need to add 1-2 drops of additional oils if the mixture stays on the burner for many hours—as you are essentially diffusing these ingredients into the air.

Our new Wintertime Wassail Collection, featured in this year’s holiday catalog, includes all the items you need to make Young Living Holiday Wassail, including 5-ml bottles of Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Tangerine essential oils, a wassail recipe card, and a 16-ounce mug set in a gift box. View the collection in our holiday catalog here.

Essential Oils & Exercise Part 2: Workout/Post-Workout

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 | no comments

This is the second article of a two-part series on how to incorporate Young Living essential oils and essential oil-infused products into an exercise routine. This post will focus on during and post-workout.

Now that you are all warmed up with the pre-workout suggestions found in the post Essential Oils & Exercise Part 1, it’s time to begin your workout! When working out it is important to remember three things: technique, hydration, and recovery.

Technique
Proper technique and form help you avoid injury and maximize results. A vital part of proper technique is how you breathe. During aerobic exercises, get your breathing into a pattern; when training with weights, exhale when exerting.

Keep Breathe Again™ close by to help open nasal passages. Know your limitations and don’t overdo it. If you are new to this type of exercise, start out with a basic workout.

Hydration
The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Keeping your body properly hydrated helps flush out the toxins that are released when working out. Adding a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to your water keeps you alert during your workout.

Recovery
Once you’ve finished your workout, be sure to cool down and stretch the worked muscle groups to avoid injury. Drinking Pure Protein Complete™ after a workout delivers much-needed, essential oil-infused amino acids to muscles that have been broken down and worked. Protein also helps build enzymes that help your body adapt to sports that require endurance, such as running or biking.

When your muscles are fatigued, the use of Deep Relief™ Roll-on and PanAway® is encouraged. These essential oil blends should be a must-have in your gym bag and work to help soothe sore and tight muscles. Apply these as desired when you feel discomfort.

Lastly, don’t forget to supplement. Finish off your workout with a 2-oz. shot of NingXia Red® along with True Source™, an essential oil-infused multivitamin packed with nutrient-dense superfruits, plants, and vegetables that will deliver a full-spectrum of bioactive vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your body. Follow that up with a Slique Bar to minimize hunger cravings between meals and you have the endings of a perfect workout.

Finally, don’t forget your Thieves® Wipes to wipe down machines and to keep yourself and others safe from germs.

We hope this series has helped you discover the myriad ways to infuse your workouts with the benefits of Young Living products. Please visit the comments section and share other Young Living products you like to use when working out!