The Dream Team: Nu Skin and LifeGen Developing World-Class, Innovative Products
May 18, 2015
Nu Skin’s scientists are always exploring new methods of research and scientific approaches to provide innovative and effective products. One important understanding occurred when they began asking questions like: What are the sources of aging? Can they be influenced by nutrition? Our scientists examined the answers to these questions and began to focus on gene expression.
LifeGen Technologies also identified the importance of examining a profile of gene expressions or patterns rather than identifying the changes of one gene with aging. LifeGen scientists were well published in prestigious journals and also accumulated intellectual property and patents. They used...
Products That Can Help You Stop Procrastinating and Make Exercise Less Grueling
April 27, 2015
There was a time when “being active” was synonymous with “having fun.” However, today it seems that most adults have a hard time making time for exercise. Eighty percent of Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise each week1. There are a variety of reasons that this can occur including lack of energy, a busy schedule, and joint discomfort. At Nu Skin we recognize that being physically active is an important component of living young and enjoying life to the fullest. We offer a variety of products and programs that can make physical activity...
How LifeGen Revolutionized the Science of Anti-Aging
April 17, 2015
Eighty years ago, an important scientist reported the findings of an experiment that would forever change our understanding of aging. Published in the Journal of Nutrition in 1935, Dr. Clive McCay showed that when rats were fed a calorie restricted (CR) diet, their average lifespan was almost 70% longer than rats that were given free access to food. In hindsight, the potential impact of this relatively simple study on human health is obvious—the aging process could possibly be affected through a simple nutritional intervention. Yet it took decades before scientists and the public began to appreciate the significance of Dr....
Vitamin D vs Omega 3, The Surprising Benefits You May not be Aware of
April 08, 2015
In 1513, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew became the first recorded Europeans to reach Florida. According to the story, Ponce de Leon made the discovery while searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth, a magical spring that held the ability to reverse aging and cure sickness and disease.
We’ve learned a lot about health and wellness in the last 500 years, but the search for the Fountain of Youth – a cure-all wonder drug that will slow the course of aging – continues. While there is no pill or group of pills that can reverse...
The human brain is perhaps our most incredible organ. Figuratively speaking, it serves as our main control center. It enables us to walk, talk, taste, and smell, and controls our breathing and heart rate with no conscious effort on our part. It’s truly amazing! We are also fortunate to live at a time when science is making great leaps in brain health, and the technology now exists for us to understand more about the brain than ever before.
So what can you do to support the health of your brain? Fortunately, a couple simple lifestyle changes can make big differences....
Understanding the Nutritional Gap – RDA vs. Optimal Intake
February 23, 2015
Are you one of the millions of people who tries to eat right but finds that life gets in the way? Too often─ a lack of healthy food options combined with our hectic lifestyles make it challenging to achieve optimal nutritional intakes.
The Right Amount
Recent nutritional surveys indicate that more than 90% of adults do not obtain even the most basic level of nutrient intake for vitamins D and E; and more than 50% of adults are not meeting basic levels for vitamin A, magnesium, and calcium1. This is based on Estimated Average Requirements (EARs), which are nutrient...
What Happens When We Age and Can We Slow the Aging Process?
February 16, 2015
An old dogma is that we cannot do anything about how we age, it is simply programed into our bodies however, new research has identified that lifestyle choices can either slow or accelerate the aging process.
Most people associate aging with a progressive loss in different body systems, such as visual impairment, muscle loss, increase of wrinkles, decreases in cardiovascular health and cognitive function.
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Exercising, eating well, protecting skin from the sun, reducing emotional stress, not smoking and regular health screenings provide the foundations of staying healthy throughout life. TWEET THIS
Did you know your skin is at war? Every day there is a constant battle between your healthy skin cells and the free radicals that seek to destroy them. The food you eat and supplements you ingest aid in your body’s ability to combat these free radicals. But how do you know if your body is getting the proper amount of antioxidants needed to win the war? The answer lies in a device designed specifically to tell you how well equipped your body is to ward off free radicals and maintain an undamaged, youthful appearance.
The term superfood is everywhere these days. You may have even said it yourself. But what does it really mean?
According to Oxford Dictionary, a superfood is a nutrient-rich food considered to be beneficial for health and well-being. A food’s nutrient density is what determines if a food is considered super. Nutrient density refers to the amount of nutrients packed into a small volume of food.
Take an apple and a doughnut for example. An apple has approximately 100 calories, provides your body with 4 grams of dietary fiber, and is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C,...
Healthy snack choices can make a dramatic difference on your healthy lifestyle journey. Nu Skin recommends incorporating a morning and afternoon snack about one to two hours after meals. But how do you know what the best snack choices are? Here are a few tips to help guide your decisions.
GRAVITATE TOWARD VEGETABLES
Vegetables make a great snack! The fiber they provide will help you feel satisfied. To avoid food fatigue, choose a variety of vegetables—your snack doesn’t have to be all one kind. If you struggle to eat fresh vegetables, try adding a little bit of peanut butter or...