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What’s Red and Now Contains Grape Seed Extract?

Posted on May 28th, 2013 | 12 comments

Answer: NingXia Red!

Since NingXia Red® is one of our most popular products, I would like to discuss one of the exciting ingredients in its revolutionary formula: grape seed extract, or GSE. During the reformulation process, Young Living researchers discovered this powerful ingredient, which increases overall health benefits and allows for Halal/Kosher certification, two of their top goals.

Let’s start with the science: GSE is derived from whole grape seeds and is one of the largest natural depositories of polyphenols. In fact, two-thirds of a grape’s phenol count is found in the seed, as opposed to the skin. Unlike other GSEs on the market, NingXia Red’s premium GSE is standardized to a minimum 90 percent total polyphenols and is shown in studies to be superior at supporting against oxidation.

This structurally unique, water-soluble GSE has been selectively extracted to include a higher percentage of lower molecular weight polyphenols, which improves absorption and bioavailability. Its patented,water-based extraction process ensures the final ingredient remains chemical free.

By replacing grape pomace with a powerhouse GSE, we were able to boost NingXia Red’sORAC score, add additional lower molecular weight polyphenols, and allow for Kosher and Halal certification. When combined with essential oils and the wolfberry superfruit, GSE plays an important role in NingXia Red’s promise to deliver a delicious, whole-body nutrient infusion for everyone to enjoy.

—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager

YL’s Prostate Health: Only the Best Ingredients

Posted on March 17th, 2011 | no comments

If you’re familiar with Young Living, you know the painstaking efforts that go into the development of each of our products. Our newest essential oil supplement, Prostate Health™, is no different! Each ingredient included in these nutrient-rich veggie softgels has been included for a specific reason, and I want to tell you about a few of them.

Essential Oils

Perhaps the most important element in Prostate Health is a proprietary blend of five essential oils—ingredients that set our prostate formulation apart from other products on the market. Take a look below to learn how these health-promoting oils can positively affect the prostate, an area that often becomes victim to cell overgrowth as men age.

Geranium—Studied at Japan’s Teikyo University, geranium oil was determined to suppress both acute and chronic inflammatory responses. Geranium is also high in citral. A recent study at the University of Mississippi found that citral modulated and reduced uncontrolled cell growth.

Fennel—This essential oil contains anethole, a powerful anti-inflammatory that may help reduce cell overgrowth in the prostate. Fennel essential oil is also known for stimulating the circulatory, glandular, and digestive systems.

Lavender—Lavender essential oil affects the sympathetic nervous system, which can promote urinary tract relaxation and improve prostate function. Known for its keen balancing properties, lavender also contains linalool, a monoterpene alcohol with anti-inflammatory properties.

Myrtle—Researched for its effects on glandular and thyroid imbalances, myrtle ranks high on the ORAC scale at an approximate level of 253,512 TE/L. (TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.)

Peppermint—Traditionally used as an aid for normal digestion, peppermint is also known for helping to combat mental and physical fatigue. This oil is rich in menthol, which can modulate inflammatory processes according to numerous scientific studies.

Saw Palmetto

Scientists have found that saw palmetto’s fatty acid content helps support a healthy prostate gland by inhibiting the hormones thought to be responsible for the enlargement of the prostate. Young Living’s saw palmetto fatty acids make up at least 80 percent of its content, which is dramatically higher than other saw palmetto products.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seeds are a rich, natural source of phytosterols, and are one of the highest-known carriers of squalene, a substance that has been studied for its disease-preventative qualities. Because Young Living uses an organic pumpkin seed oil, the color can actually change dramatically from batch to batch, varying from green to a red-orange color. This is just one more sign that you’re receiving natural, organic ingredients in this Young Living product.

To hear even more information about the amazing benefits of Prostate Health, visit the Prostate Health product page on youngliving.com and listen to Doug Corrigan’s latest audio recording.

Best of luck to you as you encourage and experience good health!

—Jennifer
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

Love Your Liver, Take JuvaPower

Posted on February 15th, 2011 | 2 comments

Young Living JuvaPower Dietary SupplementGary Young had great insight when he formulated Young Living’s JuvaPower®. In fact, the supplement turned out to be so effective that both he and his wife, Mary, have continued to take it every single day.

When developing this product, Gary specifically targeted the liver, an organ that often takes the brunt of a busy lifestyle. The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, as its main job is to filter and purify the blood coming from the digestive tract before circulating it to the rest of the body. It also detoxifies chemicals and converts carbohydrates to energy, storing that energy in the form of glycogen and fats. As it does, the liver secretes bile that ends up in the intestines.

As one could imagine, a liver subjected to everyday toxic by-products, chemicals, and metals can cause many problems, including skin conditions, fatigue, muscle aches, digestion issues, and in some cases, liver failure.

JuvaPower helps combat the negative effects of a modern lifestyle by providing many of the world’s best liver-supporting, nutrient-rich foods: rice seed bran, spinach leaf, tomato fruit, beet root, flax seed bran, oat seed bran, broccoli floret/stalk, cucumber fruit, dill seed, barley sprouted seed, and many other natural ingredients, as well as Young Living’s essential oils anise (Pimpinella anisum) seed and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed.

These ingredients are known for their acid-binding properties, which essentially counteract the acids found in the liver in order to stabilize the pH level. A balanced internal pH level means a balanced, healthy body.

But the ingredients don’t stop working there. When these whole-food fibers are consumed, the body generates this food power to optimize normal liver function and to promote healthy intestinal cleansing. Essentially, your body not only gently cleanses, it also replenishes and fortifies with these amazing nutrients.

The most prevalent ingredients in JuvaPower, rice seed bran and spinach powder, offer great benefits in and of themselves. Rice seed bran has been known to have tocotrienol rich fraction (TRF) that can boost the activity of liver enzymes that clear toxic substance from the liver. In addition, spinach is one of the highest known antioxidant foods with an extremely high score on the ORAC scale. In each serving, you receive a hearty 2.7 grams of rice seed bran and 0.81 mg of spinach powder.

Try this tip: Take the majority of your JuvaPower dosage in the evening and let these nutrients go to work for you overnight. You’ll discover just how beneficial a happy, healthy liver can be in your life. We’d love to hear of your success!

For more information on JuvaPower, visit www.youngliving.com.

—Jennifer
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

NingXia Red: A Daily Dose of Amazing Wolfberry

Posted on February 3rd, 2011 | 3 comments

Young Living NingXia Red (Goji) Dietary SupplementI sometimes smile when I walk past the cubicles on my floor. Seen on almost every desk: a 30 pack of NingXia Red® single-serve packets or a 1-liter bottle fresh from the refrigerator. Young Living employees are clearly big believers in the benefits of NingXia Red. What is it about this functional juice that is worth taking every day?

Ultra-High Antioxidants
NingXia Red absorbs four of the most scourging free radicals found in the body. And it’s more effective than any other health drink at absorbing superoxide free radicals, the most abundant free radicals in the human body. NingXia Red is very high on the S-ORAC scale, a measurement of antioxidant power, beating out almost all other superfruit juices on the market. These antioxidants help NingXia Red support immune function, cardiovascular health, and eye stamina.*

Rejuvenating Ingredients
The Ningxia wolfberry, or goji berry as it’s commercially called, is a powerful fruit with amazing antioxidant activity. It contains polysaccharides, complex carbohydrates that act as building blocks in the body. Ningxia wolfberries have more calcium than broccoli, more potassium than bananas, and more fiber than prunes. When combined with the ingredients listed below, you can be sure this juice is giving your body an amazing boost:

  • Therapeutic-grade lemon and orange essential oils containing the antioxidant d-limonene and other amazing health promoting properties.
  • Blueberries containing ultra-high levels of antioxidants.
  • Pomegranates supporting cardiovascular health and are also rich in antioxidants.*
  • Raspberries containing ellagic acid, known to protect DNA.*

Synergistic Blend of Juices
The wolfberry, blueberry, and pomegranate juices in NingXia Red are high in anthocyanidins, flavanoids, and carotenoids, which have been shown to strengthen collagen and absorb free radicals (click here to read the latest research on blueberries).* These juices combined have more antioxidant activity than the sum of the individual juices, and that synergy multiplies the benefits for your body.

Over the years, we’ve heard from many Young Living members who have created fun and healthy recipes using their NingXia Red. Do you have a favorite recipe? If so, leave us a comment! If you’re in need of some ideas to get you started, click here to see just a few of our favorites.

Taking NingXia Red daily as part of your routine can make a positive difference in your life. For more information on NingXia Red, visit youngliving.com or ningxiared.com.

-Jennifer Vance
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.