Traditionally, women have always been the healers, taking care of the children, their partners and other loved ones, often putting their own health last. What many women do not understand is that for them to be at their best and able to help others, they must put their own health first.  Exercise, healthy eating and proper supplementation will help to balance hormones, reduce illness, provide a positive body image and, like nature intended, will allow women to take care of the ones they love. Use this guide to help with your understanding of which supplements to incorporate in your life:

HORMONAL BALANCE = VITALITY

 Most women will experience symptoms of premenstrual syndrome due to changing levels of hormones. Women report many issues from gastrointestinal and behavioral, to feeling lethargic or even depressed. These problems may be caused by a mild estrogen excess and mild progesterone deficiency. To help limit some of these symptoms try the following:

CORTIX was scientifically formulated to deliver comprehensive and superior quality nutritional support for healthy cortisol (stress) levels. The CortiX formula was designed to promote optimization of stress function and homeostasis for effective weight management and stress defense. CortiX was designed to reset cortisol homeostasis and promote optimization as an effective weight management and stress defense modulator and is non-stimulating.  "Chill Out" your hectic and busy day by using Cortix, and get your body in a state of calm and you will notice faster changes in mood, energy, and weight loss.  For best results, take 2 caps in the morning and 2 caps after work or after your workouts.

MAX ZMA is a zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 supplement. Estrogen excess may increase the need for B vitamins, particularly B6 and magnesium. Estrogen is known to negatively affect vitamin B6 function and women with high levels of estrogen frequently have low levels of B6.  Magnesium has shown in studies to be effective in reducing symptoms of PMS and even more effective when combined with vitamin B6. Zinc levels in women with PMS are typically low. Zinc is required for synthesis and secretion of many body hormones, including sex hormones. Zinc levels are also closely tied to levels of prolactin. Prolactin is a hormone that is naturally produced during breast-feeding but is also present during times of stress and high levels are tied to PMS symptoms. Women with low levels of zinc show high levels of prolactin while those with higher levels of zinc show lower levels of prolactin and fewer symptoms of PMS. For best results, take 2 Max ZMA before bed on an empty stomach.

L-TOX is a liver detoxifier containing 20 highly concentrated herbs and nutraceuticals such as vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid, thiamin, alpha lipoic acid, phosphatidylcholine, methionine, cysteine, glutamine, milk thistle, broccoli powder extract and artichoke. Internal body cleansing has proved to help with many health problems. Healthy liver function is critical in supporting and achieving a balance of all of the body’s hormones. The liver is a complex organ and plays a key role in most of the metabolic processes in our body. Using L-Tox will support healthy liver function providing our body with the ability to detoxify and eliminate toxins.

MAX POWER GREENS is a comprehensive and proprietary blend of the most popular and healthy greens and fruits. There is virtually a treasure chest of phyto (plant) nutrients containing thousands of bioactive compounds to support optimal and protective cellular health, stimulates cleansing and promotes overall wellness.  The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommends that Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends a minimum of 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Fruits and vegetables contribute important and essential nutrients to the human body.  Max Power Greens is an easy to use, cost effective and great tasting way to meet these recommendations.  Max Power Greens is like getting a shopping cart of greens and fruits in each container and is very cost effective considering the market price of vegetables and fruits. The Greens and Vegetable Blend contains concentrated broccoli, cabbage, alfalfa, spinach, carrot, kale, Brussel sprout, parsley and spirulina powders. Kale is considered one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.


 The Fruit Blend contains concentrated pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry, tart cherry and cranberry powders. These fruits are generally the best sources of antioxidants, polyphenols, carotenoids, terpenes and flavonoids to protect against free radical damage and promote cellular health.  The benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous by supporting many systems of the body including the digestive system, immune system, gastrointestinal system, musculoskeletal system, eye health, nervous system and cardiovascular system.  Max Power Greens also supports the detoxification functions of the liver which is one of the hardest working organs in the body.  Each serving provides essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, including polyphenols and antioxidants.  Max Power Greens is a natural whole food dietary supplement containing no artificial ingredients of any kind.  Max Power Greens is 100% vegetarian/vegan containing no animal, dairy (lactose-free) or egg products. Each serving provides 2 grams of beneficial dietary fiber in addition to being free of cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fat and low in sodium. Max Power Greens is a convenient, easy and great tasting way to get the wonderful vital greens and fruits every day.

FAT BURNING & WEIGHT CONTROL

 Most women will admit that they are a happier person, better wife, better friend and better mother when they feel good about how their body looks. Women are task-oriented creatures and with the pressure they place upon themselves with demanding lifestyles, they sometimes find themselves unable to make it the gym or grabbing convenience food when there is no time to cook. Try these products to help with weight loss and to make sure you don’t add weight during times of stress:

MAX CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a fatty acid primarily found in meat and cheese. Studies show that when supplemented with approximately 2 to 4 grams per day, CLA helps to reduce fat mass and increase lean muscle mass. CLA promotes the stimulation and breakdown of stored body fat and increases the activity of the muscle enzyme carnitine palmitoyl transferase (CPT), which is responsible for the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it can be burned for energy. CLA is also known for preventing weight gain by blocking the transfer of fat into fat cells and is a smart choice to use during holiday months when the typical American will gain between 3 to 5 pounds of fat.

LIQUICARN provides 1,250 milligrams of liquid L-carnitine and is absolutely essential for fat metabolism to take place in the cells of the body. Some studies show that oral supplementation of L-carnitine may reduce fat mass, increase muscle mass and increase energy levels. Studies also show that high doses of L-carnitine may be tied to increased lipolysis in adipose tissue (meaning increased burning of stored fat.) Take LiquiCarn with Max CLA for maximum fat burning.

THERMX 2.0 is a revolutionary new cutting edge fat burner that raises the diet AND weight loss category to a higher level. This unique formula contains 5 different proprietary blends within one product to support fat loss thermogenic activity appetite management water loss and extreme energy. The Essential Blend contains three ingredients to ignite your fire. The Energy Blend contains Guarana and Yerba mate as natural sources of caffeine along with Theobromine another methyl-xanthine for quick energy and alertness. The Water Loss Blend contains a combination of herbs designed to support water loss.


SPORTS PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY

 Adding muscle to your body is important for building a beautiful physique. Each pound of muscle you add burns an additional 50 calories per day! Consistent weight training speeds your metabolism and will turn you into a fat burning machine. These products will help with your exercise performance and with muscle building:

MAX WHEY ISOLATE PROTEIN is a whey protein isolate and is an excellent source of glutamine, glycine, and branched chain amino acids. Protein is crucial for muscle repair and muscle growth. Take immediately after training to stimulate protein synthesis. Whey protein is absorbed quickly, making it ideal to consume post exercise to speed recovery.

GLUTAMATRIX is an elite glutamine supplement containing three types of glutamine: l-glutamine, glutamine peptides and N-Acetyl l-glutamine. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood and in muscles and is heavily depleted during training. Glutamine works synergistically with insulin to hydrate the cells, which makes supplementing with glutamine and carbohydrate immediately after exercise critical. Gluta-Matrix contains 16 grams of carbohydrate and 5 grams of total glutamine per serving, making it a perfect post-workout glutamine product. Mix one to two scoops of Gluta-Matrix with Max Whey Isolate protein for a great-tasting, fast-acting recovery drink.

MAX PRO BCAA (branch chain amino acids) provides the essential amino acids, leucine, iso-leucine and valine. Like glutamine, BCAA’s are heavily depleted during exercise. Leucine plays a major role in protein synthesis and each serving of PROBCAA provides approximately 6 grams of leucine. Isoleucine and valine are a direct source of energy for our muscles and when taken immediately post exercise can dramatically speed recovery. Amino acids can be taken pre-workout, during workouts, post-workout and during the day as needed. Using amino acids gives you the benefit of protein without the calories.

Cx3 is an elite creatine formula including a patented product called CreaPure, an ultra pure creatine monohydrate, magnesium creatine chelate and creatine pyruvate. Other supportive agents such as a patented form of ATP, ribose, alpha lipoic acid, taurine, cinnamon extract, biotin and vitamin C are also included in CX3. Creatine plays a major role in energy production and using CX3 before and after workouts will dramatically increase your strength and muscular endurance. Many women are afraid that using creatine will lead to weight gain and it is true that taking creatine hydrates muscles and may cause women to hold a little extra water, but CX3 is easily absorbed and does not require a high dosage to be effective. Even a dose as littleas 1 to 2 grams per day will be effective and will not lead to weight gain.

SLEEP

 Women who get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night make better food choices, recover better from exercise, and are more hormonally balanced. The magnesium in ZMA will help make sure you are getting quality sleep. Other good choices to help with relaxation, sleep and fat metabolism is the new sleep formula called ADVANCED SLEEP AID.  This new product can help promote relaxation, the onset of sleep as well as the deep quality of sleep to wake up refreshed and energized!

Be sure to stop on by either our 2 locations and ask for your free samples to test these out!


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