Let’s Have A BRAIN-GUT AXIS Chat

Shaklee has always been guided by the belief and understanding of the
interconnectedness of all things, developing everything in harmony with
nature and working with nature, not against it, to provide a healthier life
for everyone. We have known for decades that systems of the body are
interconnected, and at the center of all of it is your gut.

One way to think about the gut is as an interface between the outside
world and ourselves—an extension of our skin as it were. And as with the
skin, it matters whether the barrier formed by the gut is functioning well
or not. It also matters whether the microflora present are inclined to be
“friendly” or not. The microflora in your gut affects not just gut health
but general health. So our gut health affects all other systems—your
brain, your heart, your skin, your energy, your ability to lose and gain
weight, and so on.

Several Shaklee products and product combinations were designed
with this in mind. From Optiflora® to OmegaGuard® to Mindworks® to
Vivix®, this recognition that what we deliver to the gut impacts general
health has been at the forefront of Shaklee science.

In fact, our first Vivix clinical trial showed that a single serving of
Vivix could blunt the inflammatory response of healthy people to an
unhealthy meal.* Something happening in the gut of healthy people
was affecting inflammation measurable in the bloodstream. Some of the
observed effects had never before been seen with a nutritional product.

Optiflora Probiotic Complex delivers two of the most clinically tested
probiotics in a patented form (#6,982,095, #5,478,570) that ensures survival during stomach passage.

Potency advantage:
Optiflora Probiotic Complex utilizes patented, triple-layer
encapsulation technology designed for live delivery of probiotics to the
large intestine—where they provide the greatest benefit.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Optiflora Prebiotic Complex helps:
Maintain a healthy digestive balance
Provide nutrients to feed friendly bacteria
Promote long-term intestinal health

Optiflora Probiotic Complex helps promote:
Healthy intestinal activity and good digestive health
Optiflora is a unique two-product digestive health system that
provides dietary support for normal, healthy intestinal microflora.
Once the probiotics are delivered to the digestive system, prebiotics
can deliver important nutrients that healthy intestinal bacteria need to
grow and thrive.

MindWorks’ actives are present in the formula at levels used in
published, peer-reviewed clinical trials of up to 2 years’ duration.
Studies demonstrate better memory, focus, and concentration and
better maintenance of brain volume and executive function. The
patent-pending, unique-to-Shaklee Chardonnay seed extract contains
epicatechin at levels clinically shown to support healthy circulation,
which is vital for brain health. This extract was evaluated in a
preliminary clinical study that showed, via thermography, an effect to
enhance blood flow (data on file).

A recently published analysis of the 2-year B vitamin clinical trial
that demonstrated improved maintenance of brain volume (neural
connections) and executive function with B vitamins at the levels in
MindWorks vs. placebo found that the effect was most prominent
in subjects with good omega-3 status. Shaklee has clinical data
demonstrating that regular users of OmegaGuard have excellent
omega-3 status (Landmark-II, data on file).

MindWorks is protected by a patent application (#2017106037) for
its Chardonnay seed extract.
©2017 Shaklee Corporation. Distributed by Shaklee Corporation, Pleasanton, CA 94588 17-363 (New 12/17)

Vivix contains a proprietary polyphenol blend that has been shown in
multiple laboratory tests to protect against multiple types of cellular
damage that are key mechanisms of aging. It was the first nutritional
formula shown in a peer-reviewed, published clinical trial to activate
a key cellular defense system. It protects against the inflammation
triggered in healthy people in response to an unhealthy meal. A
clinical study in which 5+-year users of Shaklee supplements, including
Vivix, from the US were compared with healthy, non-smoking
residents of the san Francisco Bay Area found that the Shaklee group
had longer telomeres across the adult age range.

Vivix is protected by six US patents and multiple international patents:
US patent #8,512,771; 9,421,189; 8,568,804; 8,911,804; 9,132,162;

NOTE: Some of the above mentioned are NON-VEG products.

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