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SHAKLEE.NET/GO. I like to stay informed about the world around me and that includes how to keep me and my family healthy. I created this space on the web to help spread the word so you too can stay healthy. Let me help you - together we'll create a healthier environment for ourselves and our children. Learn about relieving stress and other health related issues; Diet, Nutrition, Vitamin Supplements, Herbs, and Exercise.

Sunday, May 21, 2006 VS. Melaleuca

I was recently contacted by an interested individual who is researching the difference in Melaleuca and (referred to as Shak). She says, based on her research, both companies have the same claims about purity, safety, testing, studies, ect. Melaleuca's been in business 25 years and Shak for 50 years. The only drastic difference she has noticed is the cost. Her question: if both companies claim the same thing then why is the cost so different? Melaleuca is apparently much cheaper.

My Response:

Per your request, I have been working to get additional information as to the difference in price between Shak and Melaleuca. My suspicion is the difference in quality.

Shak products have peer-reviewed published clinical proof of safety & efficacy and this proof is easily located. Challenge Melaleuca or any other companies to provide a list of their published research (in accredited scientific journals). Click these two links - first for the list of Shak's independent clinical research on their formulated products and then for the list of members of Shak's Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Chris Jensen says:
"When you hear about quality, ask for proof.":

When You Hear about Quality, Ask for Proof...
by Christopher D. Jensen, Ph.D
Vice President, Scientific Affairs

Nearly half of all Americans use dietary supplements, yet consumers remain skeptical about who they can trust and demand proof of the claims made by manufacturers. Shaklee's commitment to Products in Harmony with Nature and Good Health is easily demonstrated in countless, measurable ways, as representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)discovered recently.

Most supplement companies would worry about a visit from the FDA, but Shaklee scientists invited FDA representatives to the Norman, OK manufacturing plant to discuss quality control standards for the industry.The FDA came away impressed by the rigorous quality control measures at Shaklee that far exceed those typically found in the dietary supplement industry.

Shaklee scientists work very closely with a diverse group of scientific experts from research institutions throughout the world to ensure that product ideas under consideration are both safe and scientifically substantiated. It's common to see supplements endorsed by celebrities and so-called independent scientists, many of whom actually stand to gain from the sale of the products they endorse. Shaklee does not ask it's advisors to endorse the products - instead, we seek their objective and independent scientific expertise, because it is their scientific objectivity that ultimately makes Shaklee a stronger company and makes our products worthy of trust.

Shaklee supplements provide key ingredients in amounts that are supported by scientific studies. Shaklee formulations face an additional requirement: bioavailability, meaning that they are available for use in the body. Putting ingredients together in a tablet or capsule does not guarantee they will reach the appropriate site in the gastrointestinal tract to ensure maximum benefit. For example, if you indiscriminately compress calcium into a tablet, it may pass all the way through your digestive tract intact - just like a rock! Many companies don't achieve bioavailability for their supplements. We know because we've conducted rigorous analytical tests on both our own and competitive products. For example, Shaklee chemists tested 13 brands of B-Complex supplements and found that 9 failed to dissolve folic acid, a crucial step for that important B vitamin to be absorbed. Shaklee B-Complex passed the test, because our scientists developed a patent-pending process that ensures dissolution (able to dissolve) and enhanced absorption of folic acid. Another example where bioavailability is crucial is with microflora supplements, which need extra protection for the live microflora to survive in the capsule throughout production, shipment, on the shelf, and finally, within the digestive system itself. Put beneficial microflora into a normal capsule, and within weeks you'll have virtually no viable microbes left. Shaklee's Optiflora is designed to reach the small intestine before releasing beneficial microflora. Other companies labels list the live bacteria count at the time of formulation or manufacture, but make no claims for the bacteria after the products are shipped. Shaklee, on the other hand, guarantees delivery of live microflora to the colon.

There are many ingredients commonly found in the supplement market that you won't find in Shaklee products. That's because they don't hold up to scientific scrutiny. DHEA and alleged growth hormone stimulants are examples of popular products or ingredients whose marketing campaigns far exceed their scientific support. Bluegreen algae, colloidal minerals, chromium picolinate, bovine colostrum, garcinia cambogia, glycoproteins, shark cartilage and a host of others fall into the same category. In fact it was a Shaklee-sponsored clinical trial of chromium picolinate conducted at the University of Texas that helped debunk the notion that this chromium source was a magic bullet for weight loss.

There will always be bogus ingredients in the marketplace. They will never be in Shaklee products, however, because they don't meet our scientific standards. It comes down to a question of short term sales or long standing integrity. Shaklee screens all raw materials for presence of heavy metals or agrichemical residues, solvents, coloring agents, flavoring agents, irradiation, nutrient composition and more. This procedure is common in the pharmaceutical industry, but not in the minimally-regulated supplement industry.

One example of Shaklee's philosophy in action is the steps we took upon learning that ginseng supplies from China were contaminated with a fungicide. Despite the fact that asian ginseng was one of our best-selling herbal products, we took ours off the market. We tested other products that remained in the marketplace and found the fungicide, yet few if any other companies stopped selling ginseng. We will be back with our ginseng once we have a source that meets our standard of purity.* Shaklee is the industry leader in conducting and publishing clinical research. Shaklee has conducted clinical trials in the under-studied fields of complimentary and alternative medicine and sports nutrition. The publication of Shaklee's research in peer-reviewed medical journals, the gold standard for proof of performance, is leaving a legacy that will continue! Many dietary supplement companies have a small science staff, if they have one at all.

(Note: * CorEnergy, released 10/2000 contains Panax Ginseng) EVERY SHAK SUPPLEMENT COMES WITH A 100% SATISFACTION "GUARANTEED".

Again, as Dr. Chris Jensen says, "When you hear about quality, ask for proof." - it's well worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Boosting The Body’s Immune System - Interferon

Boosting The Body's Immune System - Interferon


(NAPS) - The human body is constantly under attack from millions of microorganisms with which we share the planet, which is why it is important not to take your immune system for granted.

What can you do to help keep your immune system healthy and ready to shield your body from infection? To answer this question, our company recently formed the Center for Immune Research, which offers these important tips...

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

H5N1 Avian Influenza?

H5N1 Avian Influenza?

"Scientists have long forecast the appearance of an influenza virus capable of infecting 40 percent of the world's human population and killing unimaginable numbers. Recently, a new strain, H5N1 avian influenza, has shown all the earmarks of becoming that disease. Until now, it has largely been confined to certain bird species, but that may be changing."

The above is a quote from an article on Avian Influenza. I just finished watching this show on PBS - a show called Wide Angle.

We need to be thinking about how to defend ourselves. View this video about natural interferon.
Click here to get the only natural interferon product on the market.

For almost 50 years, Shaklee has offered families support for a healthier and more fulfilling life. Our nutrition products, based on state-of-the-art scientific research, provide the purest ingredients that have been proven to be safe and effective for generations of Shaklee families. Our household products ensure a safe, healthy home. And our unique opportunity provides a lifestyle that means more quality time with your family, and the income to enjoy it. Shaklee provides an alternative for moms and dads to spend more time with their kids without having to sacrifice their family income. These are the kinds of family values we can all agree on.

Chris & Lea Cockrell
Independent Shaklee Distributors
1104 Cedar Trace - LaGrange, KY 40031 - (502) 225-8245

Income Opportunity:

FREE $100 in products! (yes, FREE - you don't spend a penny) - or visit

Changed My Life

As a medical technologist, I was not receptive to supplementation - felt that if I needed vitamins, my internist would order them. The only reason my good friend, Janey convinced me to take 3 Tbsp. Protein, 4 Vita-Lea and 9 Alfalfa a day was their guarantee to refund my money if I didn't feel better in 30 days. I really wasn't feeling that great.

When I started supplementation in 1976 my symptoms included: an irregular heart beat due to virus pneumonia in 1943, which damaged my heart wall (spent 1943-45 on complete bed rest); constant headaches, extreme fatigue, severe allergies, a bald spot four inches by two inches on the back of my head, eight breast tumors in eight years, abnormal Pap Smear, constant back pain due to an injury in 1949, bleeding eczema on my right palm, psoriasis on scalp and knees.

In two weeks my hand was healing (I thought from using Basic Cleaner); my headaches were going away; I could breathe through my nose; my energy level improved! Miracles were happening! I started researching the role nutrition played in our bodies. Shak became a way of life.

In 1981, M. Nasr, M.D. became our Internist/Cardiologist and prescribed mega-vitamin therapy. Last year I asked him how long I would have to take 15 Alfalfa, 2 Vita-E 400 I.U., 6 B-Complex, 2 Beta Carotene, 4 Cal. Magnesium, 6 Vita-C SR, 2 EPA, 3 Formula I, 3 Lecitin, 2 Vita-Lea, and 6 Tbsp. daily Instant Protein, and he replied, "How long do you want to feel good? When a body is as sick as your body was, you will need to take them for the rest of your life."

Another word of warning for those who feel that if they take supplements they won't get sick. This winter, I 'burned the candle at both ends', had another virus infection; put off going to the doctor. When I did, was shattered to find that there had been further damage to my heart, which we are now trying to rebuild.

So please, get prompt medical attention if you become ill - continue taking your supplements and the magic of Shak will be there to give you a healthier, happier life.

Joyce, WI

Products Used:
Cal. Magnesium
Vita C
Formula I
Vita-E 400 IU

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Income Opportunity - Shaklee

Click Here for a 3 minute Opportunity message.

If you ever wanted to . . .
  • Earn extra income
  • Control your own destiny
  • Live debt-free
  • Spend more time with your family
  • Enjoy your work and live a healthier life
  • Earn residual income

. . . then Shaklee is the right opportunity for you

Who are we?

We are the #1 natural nutrition company in the U.S.
We have been uncompromising in our values and standards for over 50 years.
We are a pioneer of the Health and Wellness industry.
We have sold over 500 million products and have paid out over 3 billion dollars in commissions.

What does that mean to you?

Shaklee offers you financial independence - the chance to live the life you dream.
Shaklee shows you how to do well by doing good - earn extra income by helping people live a healthier life.
Shaklee offers you an opportunity to be part of a leading company poised for extraordinary growth:

  • We are at the forefront of the exploding Health & Wellness industry
  • We are positioned to grow from 5 to 50 countries in the next 10 years.
  • Our new owner and CEO, Roger Barnett, is a visionary leader with proven business success.

What makes Shaklee unique?

We stand behind everything we sell with a 100% money-back guarantee.

We have invested more than $250 million dollars in research, development, and stringent clinical testing.

We conduct more than 83,000 tests each year to ensure product quality.

We have more than 70 published, peer-reviewed clinical studies, and over 50 patents.

These people have created a brighter future.

Join Us

We are looking for partners to take advantage of the explosive growth of the Health and Wellness industry. Shaklee helped pioneer this industry, predicted to quadruple to $1 trillion by 2010.

Right now, this is a 50 year-old business with all the potential of a start up - we have a proven business model and the backing to take our business around the world.

This is a great time to seize an opportunity to change your life . . . and the world.

Getting Started Is Easy

Start building a better tomorrow by becoming a Shaklee Distributor today! It's easy to get started. You can build a dynamic business simply by sharing your Shaklee experience with others. We will train you and support your growth. This is all you have to do:
  • Fill out an application
  • Experience the products
  • Schedule a First Step training

Click here to view opportunity presentation.

For almost 50 years, Shaklee has offered families support for a healthier and more fulfilling life. Our nutrition products, based on state-of-the-art scientific research, provide the purest ingredients that have been proven to be safe and effective for generations of Shaklee families. Our household products ensure a safe, healthy home. And our unique opportunity provides a lifestyle that means more quality time with your family, and the income to enjoy it. Shaklee provides an alternative for moms and dads to spend more time with their kids without having to sacrifice their family income. These are the kinds of family values we can all agree on.

Chris & Lea Cockrell
Independent Shaklee Distributors
1104 Cedar Trace - LaGrange, KY 40031 - (502) 225-8245

FREE $100 in products! (yes, FREE - you don't spend a penny) - or visit

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

You Are Under ATTACK!!! - Shaklee

You Can't Afford To Let Your Guard Down!

Every day you breathe, eat, touch and share millions of dangerous microbes that infest your surroundings. Though invisible, these substances still pose an undeniable health threat.

But you are not defenseless. The body has built-in mechanisms designed to protect us whenever possible. Your immune system is the natural shield against the stresses and environmental factors we encounter every day. A complex network, the immune system provides many layers of defense.

Immune cells can activate a substance called interferon. Interferon is a natural substance produced by the body and has two important functions.

First, it signals neighboring cells and triggers their defense mechanisms. Second, interferon activates immune cells to perform their intended functions.

Interferon helps protect us from the daily exposure to pathogens and allergens. And as complex as the immune system may be, one thing is certain. The role of interferon is essential.

Click here to view clinicals and video clips.

Friday, June 17, 2005

B Complex - Shaklee

Vitamin B Complex

The B vitamins help to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver, and mouth, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract and proper brain function. B-complex vitamins act as coenzymes, helping enzymes to react chemically with other substances, and are involved in energy production. They may be useful for alleviating depression or anxiety as well. Adequate intake of the B vitamins is very important for elderly people because these nutrients are not as well absorbed as we age. There have been cases of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease whose problems were later found to be due to a deficiency of vitamin B12 plus the B complex. The B vitamins should always be taken together, but up to two to three times more of one B vitamin than another can be taken for a period of time if needed for a particular disorder. Because B vitamins work together, a deficiency in one often indicates a deficiency in another.

Eight (8) B's and their benefits:

B1 (Thiamine)
B2 (Riboflagvin)
B3 (Niacin, Nicotinic Acid, Niacinamide)
B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
B6 (Pyridoxine)
B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Smoking Dependency - Effects, Nutrition, Diet, Herbs, Vitamins/Supplements - Shaklee

Source: Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D.

Every time a person smokes, he or she inhales over 4,000 different chemicals, including nicotine. Nicotine, which is extremely addictive, increases levels of the pleasure-inducing brain chemicals serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. Tobacco has been used as a mood-altering substance for centuries. It has been ingested by various means, including chewing, sniffing, and smoking. Today it is most commonly consumed by smoking cigarettes. Read more.