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Daily nutrition overview

  1. 1. Hello and welcome to this Product Training. In this presentation we are going to take an overview of the Daily Nutrition range, looking at the reasons why we need to top up the nutrients we get from our diet. 1
  2. 2. There are many reasons why a balanced diet may not provide us with all the nutrients we need to obtain optimum health. Our food may not be as nutritious as it once was, due to nutrient depletion in the soil. For many people, the ability to absorb and make use of these nutrients may be impaired due to digestive problems.. Regardless of the quality of the food you consume, if your digestive system can’t process the nutrients properly, you won’t receive the full benefit of the available nutrition. RDA’s or recommended daily amounts were established by the government, with a view to preventing deficiency diseases. However, for optimum health, some may benefit from higher levels than the RDA. Studies have also highlighted that some people may not even get the minimum RDA . Finally, there are variations in the amount of nutrients each person needs. This is due to genetics, lifestyle, and the state of health of the individual. 2
  3. 3. Here are some examples of how the nutritional status of our foods has changed in Europe over the past 100 years or so. Watercress now has about 12% of the Iron it used to have in the early 60’s. In 1992 it was announced at an earth summit that our soil mineral content in Europe has dropped by a staggering 72%, which is a concern, as it is from the soil that crops obtain their vitamins and minerals. At the same time, our need for nutrients has increased because we often have more stress, pollution, exposure to chemicals and other toxins to deal with than ever before, and this can create quite a burden for the body. Not only is our food quite often relatively poor in terms of its nutritional value, but cooking it destroys even more vitamins and minerals. Processed foods and ‘fast foods’ are often low in nutrients and sometimes use up more nutrients than they give. 3
  4. 4. You may remember watching birds following a plough through a field a few years ago, picking up worms and insects from the soil. Or maybe you remember having to wash hundreds of dead flies off the front of your car after a long journey. Have you noticed how rare both of these are these days? This is largely due to the number of chemical sprays being used on our field crops. These spray don’t just kill ‘pests’ but most of the bacteria and microbes in the soil, which effects the ecosystem that relies on that soil. Bacteria and microbes are vital to the fertility of the soil, and the ability of plants to uptake vitamins and minerals. Convenience foods and processed foods can play a huge role in our modern world diets, and any form of processing has the effect of de-naturing a food to some extent. In addition, many of our cooking methods are unkind to nutrients, damaging or destroying them. So although the food on our plates may look good, it may only offer low levels of good nutrition. 4
  5. 5. The old saying of ‘you are what you eat’ has the ring of truth, but there are many people who have little understanding of what good food is. We’ve lost our connection with food and the understanding that what you put in, you will get out. Junk foods might be convenient but its full of refined sugars and carbohydrates, and offers very little in terms of nutrients. Often when people switch from a junk food diet to a healthy one, they see a number of quick improvements – they start to lose weight, they feel better, have more energy, have reduced craving and start to notice health issues improve. The key to staying fit and healthy is largely in the food choices we make. This is because, when the body has access to good nutrition it can carry out all of the daily balancing, maintenance and repair work needed. Without good nutrition the body has to prioritise the few resources it has, and sometimes, things fall by the way. Eating nutrient-dense food means we need to eat less for our body to feel satisfied. It’s important for people to have a good understanding of their food, and to maintain healthy balanced eating habits to maintain optimum health. Supplementing with good quality food supplements can help make up the shortfall. 5
  6. 6. We are all individuals and there’s huge potential for variation between the amounts of nutrients each of us needs at any particular time. For example, men need more zinc than women, and women need more iron than men. If we are unwell, drink alcohol, smoke or have other unhealthy habits this will deplete certain nutrients. Medication also has an effect on various nutrient levels, including everyday drugs such as the contraceptive pill. Our general state of overall health is an important factor, as is our age and gender. Many things can determine the levels we need, and a ‘one size fits all’ approach doesn’t really work. 6
  7. 7. Not all supplements are equal, so... WHAT MAKES NSPUK DIFFERENT? Over the years Nature’s Sunshine has built our reputation upon our ethical approach to business. We take great care to ensure that our ingredients are organically sourced wherever possible, minimising the impact of chemical sprays on the environment. Our quality team audit each and every one of our suppliers, wherever they are in the world. We do all that we can to ensure that our suppliers meet the same high ethical standards as our own. Each of our products are formulated to give precisely the right ingredients in perfectly balanced amounts to ensure maximum absorption into the body. Our team of expert nutritionists, herbalists, and biologists try the products themselves during the development process, and formulas are not sent for manufacture until they’re found to be the best that we can possibly make. 7
  8. 8. When it comes to supplementation QUALITY IS EVERYTHING! Nature’s Sunshine knows that there are no shortcuts to quality. When it comes to your health, you don’t take chances, and neither do we. Nature’s Sunshine stringently pre-screens every potential supplier, insisting on a company profile and detailed descriptions of all of their processes and activities. Nature’s Sunshine’s raw materials undergo intensive testing procedures before we accept them, and we can be sure that our ingredients remain clean and pure throughout the manufacturing process due to extensive testing from start to finish. In all, we have more than 600 tests at our disposal to determine the quality, purity and potency of our materials and products. Conducted using sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment, some tests are used to identify materials while others are used to quantify active components. A product may be checked at any time during production, and if it doesn’t meet our high standards at any point, it will be withdrawn. Even when our product is finished and packaged, we bring it back for a final check before it’s released for sale. If it doesn’t meet with approval, the entire batch is taken out of production. We’re so confident that you’ll love our products that we offer a full 90 day money back guarantee if you’re unhappy with them for any reason. 8
  9. 9. Our Daily Nutrition products are designed to help you get the right amounts of Protein, Fibre, Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals, and Essential Fatty Acids to keep your body in great condition every day. Needless to say, very few people can claim to eat a ‘well balanced diet’. Even those who do may assume that their food is nutritionally rich, without considering the lack of nutrients resulting from intensive farming practices, manufacturing methods and storage processes. Our modern lifestyle can also be very demanding which is why so many people choose Nature’s Sunshine products to supplement their diet in order to maintain optimum health. 9
  10. 10. The daily nutrition products are: Zambroza which provides antioxidants, TNT which provides fibre, SynerProtein which is an excellent source of additional protein, Super Supplemental, a multivitamin and mineral, Super Omega 3, which provides essential fatty acids, Proactzyme which ensures good food digestion and Probiotic Eleven, a superb probiotic supplement. 10
  11. 11. You might have heard about free radicals - they’re very reactive atoms or molecules which speed up the degenerative processes in the body and lead to ageing. A simple example is the effect of rusting on iron, or fruit starting to decay. Both of those are due to the same oxidation processes caused by free radicals. We refer to that as ‘free radical damage’ or ‘oxidative stress’. In order to neutralise them you need high levels of antioxidants in the body. Factors like stress, poor food choices, illness, exercise and everyday living all create free radicals, which is why an antioxidant supplement like Zambroza is important. Nature’s Sunshine harvested the most healthful fruits and natural extracts from around the world and combined them into this unique delicious, nutritious juice, specially formulated to neutralise excess free radicals, and give your body what it needs to enjoy maximum health and long lasting vitality. Zambroza is one of the most potent antioxidant drinks on the market. Potency of antioxidants is measured by their ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). In Independent laboratory tests, Zambroza’s scored more than twice that of the nearest competitor, demonstrating its superior protective properties. 11
  12. 12. Government guidelines encourage us to have at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily, yet despite this recommendation many people fail to achieve this intake There are two types of fibre (Soluble and Insoluble) which perform important functions within the body, bringing health benefits to the digestive and circulatory systems. Experts recommend consuming a minimum of at least 20-35 grams of dietary fibre each day, but many people get less than half that amount in their diet. Fibre is important to keep our bowels moving and our colon healthy. Fibre’s most common benefit is the regularity that it promotes, which means toxins are less likely to be reabsorbed into the blood stream. High fibre diets have also been shown to reduce the risk of certain health conditions. TNT helps to ensure you are getting the fibre, vitamins and minerals, you need daily. Each serving provides 12g fibre obtained from 18 different fruit, vegetable and grain sources - 12 vitamins, 11 minerals and antioxidants. Use daily as a meal replacement or as a supplement to any diet. One drink of TNT contains more fibre and nutrients than a kilo of fresh fruit and vegetables. This product contains Vitamin A in the form of retinol. Do not take if you are pregnantor likely to become pregnant except on the advice of a doctor or ante-natal clinic. Allergy information: contains buttermilk. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dosage 12
  13. 13. Protein is essential for many vital functions in the body. Protein can’t be stored in the body, so it’s important to consume protein every day. Not getting enough protein can contribute to protein deficiency, which can have effect our general health and wellbeing. However, some people may not get enough daily protein, either through poor diet or digestion or absorption problems. SynerProtein is a complete protein drink, providing all 9 of the essential amino acids we need daily for health. SynerProtein is a non-GM soya protein, and comes in chocolate or original vanilla flavour. One serving of SynerProTein supplies 18 grams of soya protein. It provides all nine essential amino acids your body needs, combined with cruciferous vegetables, vitamins, minerals and herbs to aid absorption. SynerProTein is one of the highest quality protein products on the market, produced from non- genetically modified soya, which has been shown in studies to have a number of health benefits for the cardiovascular systems. SynerProtein ensures you get a good quality protein containing all the amino acids you need every day. Please note: This product contains vitamin A in the form of retinol. Pregnantwomen should limit their intake to one drink daily. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dosage. 13
  14. 14. Vitamins and mineralsare essential nutrients that your body needs in order to function properly. The body itself can’t make vitamins, so it’s really important to get enough vitamins and minerals in your diet every day. An average diet and lifestyle will give us an average state of health, but improving our nutritional status can lead to optimum health, now and in the future. Super Supplemental is the multivitamin and mineral product in the daily nutrition range. It contains 100% of the RDA of 23 vitamins and minerals, along with a blend of herbal extracts which have been added to improve the absorption and uptake of the nutrients. If you’re new to the idea of supplementation, then Super Supplemental is a good place to start. Super Supplemental contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals that augments any diet. It provides complete, balanced nutrition that offers 100% of the recommendeddaily requirements of most vitamins and a full complementof minerals essential for good health. It supplies the body with micronutrients from super-foodsand contains important carotenoid antioxidants lutein and lycopene that support tissues throughout the body. Balanced nutrients are often in short supply during periods of physical stress or convalescence, or in a diet consisting of mostly processed foods. Supplementing your diet with Super Supplemental can help fill the void. This product containsIron, which, if taken in excess, may be harmful to very young children. This product containsvitamin A in the form of retinol and is not suitablefor use in pregnancy. Do not exceed the stated recommended dailydosage. 14
  15. 15. You might have seen some things in the news over the past few years about the health benefits of eating oily fish. That’s because quite a lot of research has been done into the role of essential fatty acids in maintaining the health of the brain and cardiovascular system in particular. The active part of any fish oil supplement is what is called EPA and DHA and Super Omega-3 EPA has extremely high levels of this compared to other supplements on the market Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are just that – essential to life! The body needs Omega-3 EFA’s to manufacture and repair cell membranes. Brain tissue is largely made up of fatty acids, which are essential to healthy brain development and maintenance. Each capsule of Nature’s Sunshine’s Super Omega-3 EPA contains both EPA 380mg and DHA 190mg, which improves the effectiveness of the product. 15
  16. 16. Proactazyme is both a daily nutrition product and the key system product for the digestive system. Ensuring the digestive tract is working well is key to good health, and this is where nutrients are broken down and absorbed into the body. Proactzyme is a blend of digestive enzymes extracted from plants, which help the body to fully break down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. As we get older, our ability to create these enzymes ourselves starts to decline, and nutritional status suffers as a result Proactzyme can help to ensure we maintain healthy digestion. 16
  17. 17. Maintaining healthy gut flora helps us to digest and absorb proteins, and produce B vitamins. The delicate balance of healthy gut flora can be disrupted by a number of circumstances, including the use of antibiotics, excess alcohol, stress, disease and exposure to environmental toxins. Probiotic Eleven is a high potency, multi strain probiotic supplement that provides almost 12 billion bacteria per serving. The eleven strains of bacteria in Probiotic Eleven ensure you replenish your gut with a variety of beneficial flora. Each capsule contains a built-in prebiotic to nourish and spread the bacteria throughout the gut. 17
  18. 18. We hope you have enjoyed this presentation. Further details can be obtained from our individual product guides which provide information on the products contained within the Nature’s Sunshine range. They available to purchase and can be ordered online by visiting our corporate website at www.naturessunshine.eu 18