Best in the Industry: Renew Life™ Products Earn 4 New Awards

product_award_collageRecently some of your favorite Renew Life products were chosen as the best in the industry by top health food retailer trade magazines including WholeFoods Magazine and Delicious Living, and we wanted to pass along the exciting news. Check out the details below!

Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake
Taste for Life Essentials Award, Weight and Fitness Category (February)
Like us, the folks at Taste for Life magazine love helping people learn about the wholesome foods and nutritional solutions that can help them on the path to healthy living.‡ Their Essentials Awards honor those high-quality natural supplements they would recommend for their readers, and our Renew Life Skinny Gut Ultimate Shake was among them! The high-protein, fiber-rich, and certified-organic shake is grain free and formulated to promote digestive system balance to help achieve your goals.‡*

*Renew Life Skinny Gut supplements, along with lifestyle changes, promote digestive system balance to help achieve your ideal weight.‡

Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion Probiotic
Delicious Living Best in Women’s Health Finalist (March)
Every year Delicious Living magazine asks for product nominations from natural retailers, manufacturers, and their readers in order to select the best of the best for you and your family. Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion Probiotic is a high-potency, multi-strain probiotic with 90 billion live cultures and 12 strains per capsule of the most scientifically researched, beneficial probiotic bacteria—Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli. It is designed to help re-establish digestive balance, support immune health, and promote vaginal and urinary health.‡

Ultimate Flora (brand)
WholeFoods Magazine, Natural Choice Award, # 1 Best-selling Probiotic Brand (April)
The WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards are something special. They ask their readers to vote on their favorite products in 18 different categories, and our Ultimate Flora probiotic line came out on top in its category. Ultimate Flora high-potency formulas combine multiple strains of beneficial probiotics to support digestive and immune health.‡

CleanseMORE
Vitamin Retailer VITY Award, Specialty & Herbal Supplement Category – Fiber/Internal Cleanse Supplement (June)
Each year Vitamin Retailer magazine puts together a select list of natural supplements chosen to receive a VITY Award for excellence based on a nationwide retailer survey. Products are judged based on ingredient quality, targeted health benefits, and consumer popularity, and we consider it the highest honor when one of our products is recognized.

CleanseMORE™ is a potent herbal formula with natural magnesium to stimulate and hydrate the bowel.‡ It helps relieve occasional constipation without cramping discomfort and promotes the elimination of waste and toxins to help you feel rejuvenated.‡ We say keep those VITYs coming!

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What Should You Look For In a Probiotic?

womanshoppingYou already know probiotics play an important role in supporting optimal digestion and health.‡ But with so many products to choose from, what factors are important when it comes to choosing an effective probiotic supplement? Here are a few quick basics:

  • Look at the culture count to determine the strength or potency of a probiotic. Culture count refers to the total amount of live, friendly bacteria cultures in a single serving. Most experts recommend at least 15 billion live cultures or CFUs (colony forming units) daily to make an impact on your health.‡ However, because research is showing more is better, you may benefit from more depending upon your age or specific concerns.‡ Total live cultures will often be determined at time of manufacture, but very few remain at full strength through their expiration date. Look for a high-quality probiotic that displays potency on the label at time of expiration, not manufacture.
  • Pay attention to the number of strains. The strains, or specific types of probiotics, plus the culture count of each should be listed on the label. Over 1,000 strains of beneficial bacteria can be found in the human gut, so it makes sense to choose a probiotic supplement that reflects this natural diversity.
  • Look for lots of Ls and Bs. When you scan the label of a good probiotic you will see strains that begin with Ls and Bs, such as Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. A good trick to differentiate these is that the L strains are more native to the little (small) intestine and the B strains are generally found in the big (large) intestine, or colon. Look for lots of Ls and Bs because each person’s body utilizes certain probiotic strains differently than others.
  • Choose delayed-release capsules. While probiotics are also utilized in the upper digestive tract, the majority of bacterial populations exist in the lower small and large intestines. So how do the good bacteria get all the way down there? Probiotics must travel through the harsh stomach environment and be delivered to the intestines to colonize. Delayed-release capsules are engineered to remain intact through the stomach and begin dissolving in the intestines, where they are needed most.

A probiotic supplement, when delivered to the right place, with the right amount of cultures and strains, can help promote digestive health and bowel regularity as well as support immune health.‡ Be sure to read the label so you know you are giving your body the probiotic it needs.

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