Vitamin D – The Universal Vitamin?

Or why are there so many researchers studying the sunshine vitamin?

Written by Dr. Shepherd

Over the last decades there have been over 400 articles reporting on research projects devoted to Vitamin D. Why such a number of research projects? It would appear from the list of reports that Vitamin D is being shown to be required for many other functions in the human body than was traditionally known. Why do we need Vitamin D and what are the consequences of its deficiency? To refresh our memories there are several reviews which describe why we need Vitamin D and its sources and the results of its deficiencies. Read More

Your Resident Microbes: Friends or Enemies?

Written by Dr. Diane E. Clayton
Believe it or not the average human contains 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. In fact our microbiome or our microbial “ecosystem” together with our DNA is what makes each of us unique. The only time we are microbe-free is during the 9 months we spend in the womb. During birth, after birth and during the first few years of life our resident microbes (comprising not just bacteria, but also viruses, fungi and protozoa) establish themselves in and on our body as a balanced and stable community helping us grow and develop into healthy adults. Exactly how our resident microbes become established is determined both by our genetics and the environment we live in. So, when all goes well, we live in harmony with a stable community of microbes which confer upon us numerous health benefits.Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About Probiotics

Bacteria—a term that often has a negative connotation. But there are good bacteria and bad bacteria and one of their happy homes include a place most don’t often think about—your gut! Your gut consists of your gastrointestinal tract and includes the organs starting from your mouth to your stomach, small and large intestines, and colon. Read More

How Magnesium Can Super-Power Your Workouts

super_power_workoutsFor both competitive and recreational athletes, this mineral plays a critical role in physical performance. Magnesium plays a vital role in cellular reactions that release energy from carbohydrates and fats; it also plays a direct role in proper muscle contraction which is of particular importance during strength training and endurance activity.Read More

Detox: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

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Written by: John Miller, SAB Director

The NeoLife 3-Day Detox is a simple, easy and effective way to reset one of the most important aspects of your metabolism, the processes of elimination. The old adage “you are what you eat” has never been truer than it is at this very moment (nor more meaningful) for anyone embarking on a new journey toward optimal health, wellness and vitality.Read More

Why this Mom Uses Golden Home Care

home_care_photoSuper 10 is in all our washrooms, laundry room, kitchen, garage and cars. It’s powerful enough for those tough jobs but safe enough for my boys to help with the chores. One of my favorite things that it does is eliminate odor! With two boys, a large dog and a cat it works wonders to remove spots and odor.Read More

Sleep More, Crave Less

bed_pillowsNew science continues to demonstrate the importance of a restful, good night’s sleep to maintaining normal weight and metabolism. During the last decade, research efforts have continued to shed light on the established association between sleep quality and obesity.1 It appears that sleep deprivation alters various aspects of the hormonal control of metabolism. Read More

6 Factors That Affect Absorption of Vitamins & Minerals

vitamins_minerals_absorptionJust imagine you are consuming a colorful plate of food containing vegetables, a protein source, grains or dairy –it looks good, but also forms a delicious matrix of nutrients ready to be taken in by your body. Though there is an abundance and variety of amazing food in the world, there are some factors that may impact how well our body uses the foods that we eat—specifically, there are some food factors that may improve absorption of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, and there are some that may hinder absorption of nutrients. Read More

Mighty Muscle and Magnesium

mighty_muscle_magnesiumYour body systems consist of bones, organs, tissues, trillions of cells (both yours and microbial cells) and of course muscles—you name it! Each plays a unique role in how our body functions. Our muscles work in different ways and although it seems simple to raise your legs or flex your arms, the mechanics of these bodily processes can be complex and are heavily dependent on foods as an energy or fuel source and the quality of the nutrients that foods contain! Many minerals play a key role in regulating our bodily processes, such as the act of muscle contraction and relaxation. The major minerals of muscle contraction and relaxation are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 700 reactions within our body.1 Magnesium is essential from head to toe, being particularly important for energy production and for regulating the muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems and immune and hormonal function.1 Our muscles are in fact very rich in magnesium—a massive 25 to 30% of total body magnesium is in the muscle (and around 50 to 60% is stored in the bone).1 With this in mind, think about the muscles in your body. There are skeletal muscles visible in your arms and legs as they are attached to bones, but there are two other muscle types—smooth muscle within internal organs, and then cardiac muscle is found within the walls of the heart.2 With over 600 muscles in the body,2 you can imagine the large role that magnesium has in our muscular system.Read More

Meet This Quarter’s 90-Day Challenge Winners

NeoLife selects four NeoLifers based on the most inspiring transformations plus one randomly selected NeoLifer who complete their 90-Day Challenge to win each quarter. Each winner receives a $2k prize package including cash and gear! Check out their inspiring stories below.

Dena Danzeisen

Dom Spagnolo

Lost over 40 lbs. using Breakfast Pack

“At this point I feel that there is no stopping the happiness that I have been given and the passion of fire that was lit in my inner soul and heart. I have new energy and feel great every day and this has been going on for months and I still have the same drive. I’ve been able to do kickboxing now and it feels great to do hard work for great results.”*

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