Over the last six weeks, I have been discussing core nutrients/supplements that should be taken every day to ensure optimum health and immune function. Because of commercial farming practices and busy lifestyles, we are not getting these nutrients from our foods so they must come from quality, daily supplementation. These basic, core nutrients include vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and superfoods. Our last supplement in this series to discuss is superfoods.
What are superfoods? A superfood is any natural food that is nutritionally dense. These foods pack a huge nutritional punch per serving which means you only need a small amount of these foods daily to reap the benefits they provide. Some of these foods are hard to find in your local supermarkets or they require prep time that make eating them every day a hassle. These foods include the gogi or wolfberry, blueberries, acai berry, bee pollen, alfalfa sprouts, kale, cacao, nuts and spirulina, just to name a few.
Young Living makes it easy to get your superfoods every day. They offer various supplements that provide not only superfood benefits, but antioxidant, vitamin and trace mineral support as well. Because Young Living likes to combine core nutrients into synergistic, complementary supplements, you can often find one supplement that will cover two to three of your core nutrient needs.
Nutrient Dense Supplements and Nutritional Support from Young Living
NingXia Red combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with 100% pure essential oils in a powerful whole-body nutrient infusion. The benefits of the legendary Ningxia wolfberry have been sought after for centuries and ongoing research continues to yield exciting, new health properties of this tiny berry. NingXia Red contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree, a superfruit blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and the YL essential oils of orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine.
NingXia Red scored 1500 on the ORAC scale and 363 on the S-ORAC scale. No other product on the market comes close to offering the powerful antioxidants that NingXia Red contains. I also trust and know that this product, formulated by D. Gary Young, is held to the high, exacting standards that all Young Living products and oils are held to.
I recommend taking 1 oz in the morning and 1 oz in the evening. During times of stress, I always increase my dose to 2 ounces, twice a day.
Ingredients: Proprietary NingXia Red Blend 29g Ningxia Wolfberry Puree (Lycium barbarum), Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium corymbosum), Plum Juice Concentrate (Prunus domestica), Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus avium), Aronia Juice Concentrate (Aronia melanocarpa), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica granatum) Proprietary Essential blend 50mg Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, Orange EO (Citrus sinensis), Yuzu EO (Citrus junos), Lemon EO (Citrus limon), Tangerine EO (Citrus reticulata) Other ingredients: Tartaric acid, natural blueberry flavor, pure vanilla extract, malic acid, pectin, sodium benzoate/natural stevia extract.
When you need a midday boost, it’s easy to reach for things like soda and energy drinks. Skip the sugary solution and reboot with With NingXia Nitro™. You’ll get a quick pick-me-up without the sugar or caffeine overload. Infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.**
A great support for body and mind wellness, use NingXia Nitro for running, weightlifting, or getting through your afternoon slump. The naturally occurring caffeine in Young Living’s NingXia Nitro supports normal energy levels and alertness to help you with a busy day or a tough workout.**
Consume NingXia Nitro™ directly from the tube or mix with 1 oz. of NingXia Red® or 4 oz. of water to enhance physical performance, clear the mind, or anytime you need a pick-me-up. Best served chilled. Shake well before use.
Ingredients: Proprietary Nitro™ Energy blend: D-Ribose, Green tea extract, Mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, Choline (as Choline bitartrate), Proprietary Nitro Alert™ oil blend: Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla)† oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint)† oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint)† oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)† oil, Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)† oil, Wolfberry seed oil. Other Ingredients: Purified water, Nitro juice blend concentrate: (Cherry, Kiwi, Blueberry, Acerola, Billberry, Black currant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry), Coconut nectar, Natural flavors, Pectin, Xanthan gum
NinXia Dried Organic Wolfberries
Young Living’s Organic Dried Wolfberries are a sweet, organic snack from nature that’s easy to make a part of your daily diet. Our gentle drying process makes these USDA-certified organic wolfberries versatile and easy to incorporate into lots of recipes, letting you add wolfberry benefits to anything from stir-fry to baked goods!
With polyphenols and polysaccharides, this exotic berry is touted around the world for its taste and nutrients. Documented use of wolfberries dates back to the Ming Dynasty, where they were part of ancient Chinese culture.
Here are some great ways to include this berry in your diet:
- Top yogurt or a smoothie with wolfberries for a wholesome breakfast with a satisfying texture.
- Include Organic Dried Wolfberries in your homemade granola or trail mix for a nourishing snack on a hike, at school, or around the home.
- Add to your favorite muffin, pancake, or bread recipes.
- Toss with leafy greens, shaved or crumbled cheese, and vinaigrette for an exotic gourmet salad.
Wolfberry Crisp bars are delicious meal replacements sweetened naturally to satisfy your appetite with high-quality protein and encourage immune system function.
Ingredients: Protein complex (soy: Isolated soy protein, rice flour, malt and salt – whey: rice flour, whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate and calcium carbonate); organic blue agave (A. tequilana) nectar; raw almond butter; Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) fruit; raw pumpkin seeds; raw cashews; raw walnuts; unsweetened carob chips (carob powder, nonfat milk powder, whey powder, fractionated palm kernal oil, and soy lecithin); pure vanilla bean extract and natural banana flavoring.
Allergen Warning: Contains milk (whey) products and tree nuts.
Slique® Bars & Slique® Bars Chocoloate-Coated
Members have always enjoyed Slique® Bars as a delicious weight-management tool that utilizes a dual-target approach to help manage satiety. Now this innovative bar comes in two varieties, original and the new Slique® bar coated in delicious dark chocolate!
To support any weight-management plan, Slique® Bars are loaded with exotic baru nuts and wholesome almonds, which promote satiety when combined with protein and fiber. We also use a potato skin extract that, when ingested, triggers the release of cholecystokinin in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness.
Slique® Bars deliver essential nutrients from a unique superfruit blend of goldenberries and wolfberries, plus pure Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Orange essential oils. This dual-target satiety approach and medley of exotic fruits, nuts, and potato skin extract create a nutritious, stimulant-free snack to help you feel fuller, longer.
- High in fiber • Gluten-free • No trans fat • No preservatives • Manages satiety. • Potato skin extract triggers the release of cholecystokinin (CCK) in the body, increasing the duration of feelings of fullness. • A mix of exotic nuts and berries, featuring baru nuts, goldenberries, and wolfberries, delivers delicious taste and promotes fullness when combined with protein and high levels of fiber. • A proprietary essential oil blend of
Consume before or between meals with 12 ounces of water to help control hunger.
Individuals who may be sensitive to high-fiber diets should exercise care when consuming more than 2 bars daily.
Allergens: Contains baru nuts, almonds, and coconut. Manufactured in a facility that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, soy, milk, and eggs.
Ecuadorian Dark Chocolessence™
Ecuadorian Dark Chocolessence™ is a delicious combination of 70-percent dark chocolate, cacao nibs, and pure essential oils, providing flavonoids and a satisfying, healthful chocolate experience.
Contains: 70% Arriba cacao (Cocoa butter, Cocoa liquor), Banana puree, Cacao nibs, Quinoa crisps, Soy lecithin (Non GMO), Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf oil, Vanilla planifolia† oil, Ocotea quixos† flower oil.
ALLERGY INFORMATION: CONTAINS SOY. This product was processed on machinery that was used to process products containing dairy, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts.
ImmuPro™ has been specially formulated to provide exceptional immune system support when combined with a healthy lifestyle and adequate sleep to support the body’s needs.**
This power-packed formula combines naturally-derived immune-supporting Ningxia wolfberry polysaccharides with a unique blend of reishi, maitake, and agaricus blazei mushroom powders to deliver powerful antioxidant activity to help reduce the damaging effects of oxidative stress from free radicals.**
ImmuPro provides zinc and selenium for proper immune function* along with other chelated minerals which emerging science suggests are more easily absorbed by the body. It also delivers melatonin which encourages restful sleep by promoting the body’s natural sleep rhythm.**
With non-GMO dextrose instead of fructose and more Orange essential oil than ever, this formula delivers more of what you want and less of what you don’t! This delicious fruit-flavored chewable supplement also has the same great wolfberry flavor but with a new crunchy texture.
JuvaSpice® is a delicious blend of rice seed bran, spinach, tomato flakes, beet root powder, flax seed, oat seed bran, and vegetable and other digestion-supporting ingredients. Sprinkle it on food such as eggs, baked potatoes, rice, or salads for extra fiber.
Sprinkle 1 gram (approximately 1/3-1/2 teaspoon) on food (i.e., baked potato, salad, rice, eggs, etc.) or add to 4-8 oz. purified water or rice/almond milk and drink.
MultiGreens capsules combine therapeutic-grade essential oils to boost vitality and support a healthy circulatory system.
If you have a slow metabolism, take 3 capsules two times daily. If you have a fast metabolism, take 4 capsules once or twice daily. Best taken 1 hour before meals. For stomach sensitivity, take with meals.
Balance Complete is a powerful nutritive energizer and a cleanser. Ingredients such as brown rice bran, barley grass, and extra virgin coconut oil, Balance Complete is high in fiber, protein, and minerals for a nutritionally dynamic meal.
Add two scoops of Balance Complete to 8-10 ounces of cold water or the milk of your choice. Shake, stir or blend until smooth. For added flavor, add fruit or essential oils. During Young Living’s five-day nutritive cleanse, replace your three daily meals with Balance Complete and follow recommended schedule. For daily health maintenance, replace your least nutritious meal with Balance Complete. For weight management programs, replace two daily meals with Balance Complete.
This completes my core supplement series. There was a lot of information to cover and I appreciate those of you who have stuck with me. J
*Our team of oilers, called Anointing Nations, made the resolution this year to commit to educating our team daily. “YL – It’s a Lifestyle” is a daily post that will be on our private Facebook group. I was asked to write weekly for this, so every Wednesday, I will focus on the YL Lifestyle and share how I live it daily with my family. If you would like to know how to get Young Living products, please message me or follow this link to my website for more information.
**All the statements, comments and photos on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All medical evaluations and decisions should be made by a licensed professional.