Blood sugar-Weight loss-Cholesterol

GlucAffect with LunaRich!

When you need an extra hand to help you control your blood sugar, weight loss, and control your cholesterol, GlucAffect will give you the help you need with its patented formula.

With the  addition  of LunaRich soy powder,  GlucAffect® is a triple threat against the metabolic syndrome epidemic. Metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms including high blood sugar, obesity and cardiovascular problems — has skyrocketed in the US.

A Triple Threat Against Metabolic Syndrome

The solution for metabolic syndrome lies in a three-pronged approach of balancing blood sugar, losing weight and improving cholesterol. GlucAffect can help:

  1. 1. Blood sugar management. A patented formula combines the power of cutting-edge ingredients such as Pycnogenol®, cinnamon and banana leaf extract.
  2. 2. Weight loss. A clinical study showed GlucAffect to aid in weight loss — study participants lost an average of 16 pounds over eight weeks. View the study.
  3. 3. Cholesterol improvement. GlucAffect is better than ever with the addition of LunaRich soy powder for cholesterol management. Watch how LunaRich improves cholesterol.

Read the latest Science & Health Today to learn how GlucAffect with LunaRich offers a solution to metabolic syndrome.

Reliv Distributors and customers have known for three years that there is no match for GlucAffect®, Reliv’s blood sugar management formula. And the US government agrees. GlucAffect has earned a patent!

GlucAffect becomes the sixth patented Reliv product, joining Arthaffect®, Cellebrate®, FibRestore®, Innergize!® and ReversAge®. The announcement was made by Dr. C[format]  arl Hastings, the product’s inventor, at the Reliv National Conference in Reno. [/format]

“Earning this patent validates the work our R&D team put into making GlucAffect a superior nutritional approach to blood sugar management,” Dr. Carl said. “GlucAffect addresses one of today’s biggest health problems — metabolic syndrome — like no other product available. Most importantly, it works.”

GlucAffect Clinical Trial

In an eight-week, placebo-controlled clinical study of 50 overweight individuals with elevated blood glucose levels, test subjects taking GlucAffect lowered their fasting blood glucose by an average of 30%, moving from elevated glucose levels to healthy blood sugar values. In addition, those individuals taking GlucAffect lost an average of nearly 16 pounds during the eight-week period. No significant glucose lowering or weight loss was found in the control group.

View GlucAffect study.

Don Braun, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, struggled with high blood sugar for years. A Type II diabetic, Don worked hard to keep his levels in an acceptable range. Any variation in his diet — a sandwich along with a salad at lunch — would send his levels way up.

In 2007, a friend introduced Don to Relìv. He began a regimen of several shakes a day, combining five different products and bringing his sugar levels down from a high of 399 to between 130-150 — and made his doctor happy. But when GlucAffect was unveiled, Don embraced the new product, ordering a couple of cases. Now his levels are steady in a healthy range of 110-125!

Don experienced two very interesting effects of GlucAffect. “One shake before bed, I sleep like a brick. But if I have a shake before I walk or exercise, I get a couple of hours of extra energy. I take four GlucAffect shakes a day, and I’ve cut down on my use of other products, so GlucAffect has really paid for itself.”

And, Don adds, “While I still watch my diet, that occasional sandwich does not send my blood sugar back up. And spiced apple tea, hot or cold, mixed with GlucAffect is delicious!”

Approximately 47 million Americans have metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of symptoms that includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body weight (especially abdominal fat). Many have no idea they have it.

Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Heart Disease: An Unhealthy Alliance

The American Heart Association notes that having metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing heart disease by more than 30 percent and diabetes by nearly 50 percent in both men and women.

Metabolic syndrome appears up to 10 years before the onset of heart disease, diabetes or related conditions.

According to the American Diabetes Association, anyone with a fasting blood glucose level between 100 and 125 milligrams is classified as pre-diabetic, which means their blood sugar is high enough to significantly increase their risk of developing diabetes.

57 million people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes.

Each year, more than 230,000 people die from diabetes related complications.

By 2010 diabetes is expected to exceed both heart disease and cancer as the leading cause of death through its many complications.

From 2005 to 2007, the prevalence of diabetes increased 13.5 percent and the American Diabetes Association predicts if current trends continue, one in three Americans will develop the disease in his or her lifetime.

Science Finds Prevention in Nutrition

The best way to deal with metabolic syndrome is to prevent it from ever happening. Scientists have identified several compounds that reduce blood sugar and other factors in metabolic syndrome to protect against further complications.

One of the most important of these powerhouse ingredients is Pycnogenol®. Pycnogenol is clinically proven to help reduce elevated blood glucose levels and improve related symptoms. A study, published in the May 2008 Journal of Nutrition Research, showed Pycnogenol simultaneously lowered blood glucose, LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.

Another key ingredient is Omega-3 Fish Oil, which supports cardiovascular health and maintenance of optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels — common challenges for people with elevated blood sugar. More research is also strengthening the case for Omega-3 as an active nutrient for promoting weight loss.

Pycnogenol and Omega-3 are just two of many proven, cutting-edge compounds included in every serving of Reliv’s GlucAffect. For more information about GlucAffect, including a detailed product guide and a complete listing of ingredients, please visit the product section at

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Metabolic Syndrome: A Risky Family of Disorders

Lack of exercise, fast food and sugary staples have landed our country in a metabolic syndrome epidemic — with nearly one in four American adults now battling this serious condition.

Metabolic syndrome is not one disease but a cluster of factors that come together to significantly increase a person’s risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and more. Based on criteria from the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, people have metabolic syndrome if they have three or more of these factors:

  • Waist circumference of 35 inches or more in women, and 40 inches or more in men (the “apple shape”)
  • Elevated triglycerides: 150 mg/dL or higher
  • Low HDL (“good”) cholesterol: less than 40 mg/dL in men; less than 50 mg/dL in women
  • High blood pressure: 130/85 mm Hg or higher
  • Elevated fasting glucose: 100 mg/dL or higher

Your Middle Matters

A study published in 2003 by researchers at the University of Kentucky shows people who are obese or overweight are 90 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Belly fat — the “apple shape” — is especially dangerous. Fat in the midsection blocks the action of insulin, which is necessary to lower blood sugar. The liver is normally triggered by insulin to take up extra blood glucose. But when the liver is swaddled in fat tissue, insulin’s message can’t get to it. Blood sugar then accumulates in the bloodstream, where it begins its widespread damage to organs throughout the body.

Take Control of Your Health

The good news is exercise and proper nutrition can help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome. Exercise makes cells more sensitive to insulin so they absorb more blood sugar. It also lowers blood pressure and improves cholesterol. Good nutrition is central to promoting overall health, and  research continues to show nutrition’s key role in addressing all five factors for metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome can’t be ignored. Lifestyle interventions, such as exercise, weight loss and targeted nutrition are the first line of defense to prevent its dangerous consequences from taking hold.

Clinically Proven Results Tell the GlucAffect Story: A Letter from Dr. Carl Hastings

Reliv is proud to introduce GlucAffect, a revolutionary, targeted nutritional supplement. The product brings together a groundbreaking combination of ingredients clinically shown to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and aid in weight loss.

After years of research, we have selected these cutting-edge ingredients using amounts proven effective in clinical studies and have formulated them to work together for maximum results. Not only has science demonstrated the efficacy of these ingredients individually, their combination within the GlucAffect formula has produced particularly eye-opening results.

In an eight-week, placebo-controlled clinical studyof 50 overweight subjects with moderately elevated fasting blood glucose — criteria for metabolic syndrome — those participants taking four daily servings of GlucAffect as a meal replacement and participating in a diet and exercise program:

  • Lowered their fasting blood glucose by an average of 30.4 percent, which returned participants to healthy blood sugar values.
  • Lost an average of nearly 16 pounds during the eight weeks of treatment. BMIs were reduced from an average of 26.8 to 24.5, which is optimal.

No significant glucose lowering or weight loss was found in the control group.

Nutrition science is advancing quickly as researchers explore new ways to harness the power of nutrition to promote vitality. A product like GlucAffect would literally have not been possible just a few years ago. Relìv is committed to remaining at the forefront of this trend, creating unique nutrient blends that support optimal health the way nature intended.

Metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms including high blood sugar, obesity and cardiovascular problems — has reached epidemic proportions.

According to the American Heart Association, 47 millionAmericans now havemetabolic syndrome. The syndrome afflicts 40% of people in their 60s and 70s. That number is expected to rise along with our aging population.

A recent CDC study published in Pediatrics shows the epidemic isn’t limited to older adults either. Obesity in teens has skyrocketed in the past decade, and 23% of teens are now classified as diabetic or prediabetic.

The symptoms of metabolic syndrome can cause very serious long-term damage to your body — even if you feel fine. A person with metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times more likely to develop diabetes. Other silent symptoms include eye, kidney and nervous system damage over time.

Could you have metabolic syndrome?

Excess weight, particularly around the waistline, is the biggest contributor to metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome typically includes three or more of these symptoms:

  1. • waistline of 40+ inches for men or 35+ inches for women
  2. • high blood pressure, or on blood pressure medication
  3. • high triglycerides
  4. • high blood sugar or type 2 diabetes
  5. • low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol

Balancing Blood Sugar

The solution for metabolic syndrome lies in a three-pronged approach of balancing blood sugar, losing weight and improving cholesterol.

Blood sugar management and weight loss go hand-in-hand. Blood sugar levels can affect hunger feelings and energy levels. When blood sugar and insulin levels drop too low, we feel hungry. When this scenario plays out repeatedly, with blood sugar going up and down, we tend to eat more calories.

If blood sugar is continuously balanced, we stay satiated for a longer period of time, and weight loss is easier. Careful nutritional intake can help. Research shows that cutting-edge ingredients such as Pycnogenol® and more common dietary sources such as cinnamon have significant blood sugar management properties.

Beating Cholesterol at the Source

Most cholesterol is produced in the liver by the HMG-CoA reductase gene. Statin drugs work by blocking HMG-CoA, but they can often block too much. This leads to serious side effects because our body needs a minimum level of cholesterol for proper cellular function.

On the other hand, a naturally occurring soy peptide called lunasin targets cholesterol at an earlier stage, reducing the HMG-CoA without blocking it entirely. LunaRich soy powder harnesses the power of lunasin to balance cholesterol. Watch how it works.

GlucAffect®: A Triple Threat Against Metabolic Syndrome

It’s hard to believe we introduced our groundbreaking GlucAffect formula just over three and a half years ago. Since then, GlucAffect has helped thousands of people balance their blood sugar and lose weight. It’s recently been recognized with a US patent! And now, GlucAffect has incorporated LunaRich™ soy powder!

We’ve improved upon an already cutting-edge product, with the latest cutting-edge ingredient, LunaRich. GlucAffect addresses the factors of metabolic syndrome like no other product on the market:

  1. 1. Blood Sugar Management. A patented formula combines the power of scientifically proven ingredients such as Pycnogenol, omega-3s and banaba leaf extract.
  2. 2. Weight Loss. A clinical study showed GlucAffect to aid in weight loss — study participants lost an average of 16 pounds over eight weeks.
  3. 3. Cholesterol Improvement. LunaRich soy powder makes GlucAffect better than ever for cholesterol management.

I look forward to enjoying my GlucAffect with LunaRich in my daily ­­shake, and I hope you do too!

Most people diagnosed with high blood sugar, insulin resistance or diabetes have it for years before knowing. The damage occurring throughout the body as blood sugar slowly rises is not always obvious. Many people understand the short-term effects of unbalanced blood sugar such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia or life-threatening diabetic ketoacidosis. But even if you feel  fine, uncontrolled blood sugar can cause serious long-term damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes and nervous system.

The Syndrome X Factor

Blood sugar management is no longer a struggle reserved for those with diabetes. In fact, insulin resistance — the root cause of metabolic syndrome — increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

An estimated 20-30 percent of adults in industrialized countries have metabolic syndrome — also known as insulin resistance or syndrome X. And it becomes more common with age — afflicting approximately 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. The diagnosis is made when one has three or more of the following symptoms:

  •   ●waistline greater than 40 inches for men or 35 inches for women
  •   ●high blood pressure or taking blood pressure medication
  •   ●high triglycerides
  •   ●high blood sugar or type 2 diabetes
  •   ●low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol

Excess weight — particularly around the belly — is the biggest contributor to metabolic syndrome. You can prevent or reverse metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes including losing  five to ten percent of your body weight, exercising 30 minutes or more per day and changing your diet. Reliv’s cutting-edge blood sugar management product — GlucAffect®— can also help. GlucAffect is clinically proven to help manage blood sugar and reduce weight.

Science Unlocks Nature’s Potential

Recent research has uncovered the blood-sugar-balancing potential within many natural sources. These scientiffic advances have made it possible to develop nutritional solutions to blood sugar management and weight loss.

Pycnogenol®. This French maritime pine bark is a powerful antioxidant. A clinical study showed that Pycnogenol slowed absorption of carbohydrates, resulting in lower blood sugar.

Cinnamon. Although this spice has been used in cooking for centuries, its blood sugar balancing benefits have only recently been discovered. A clinical study published in Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association, showed cinnamon to reduce serum glucose, triglycerides and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes.

Eugenia Jambolana Lam. Madeglucyl® is a botanical a derived from the seeds of the jambul plant. Clinical data showed Madeglucyl to lower blood glucose by 20 percent in healthy subjects and 49 percent in those with type 2 diabetes.

Omega-3s. The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have been found to help improve triglyceride levels. High triglycerides are associated with unmanaged diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health’s Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, fish oil may reduce triglyceride levels by 20 to 50 percent.

Each of these clinically studied ingredients are found in GlucAffect.

GlucAffect: A Clinically Proven Solution

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. It also marks the third anniversary of Reliv’s revolutionary blood sugar management solution: GlucAffect.

Since 2008, thousands of people have discovered GlucAffect’s nutritional solution to managing blood sugar. Each story of someone who has been helped by this product is another reminder that nutritional science indeed holds the key to better health.

In the US, 20 percent of adults su er from metabolic syndrome, 35 percent of those over age 20 have pre-diabetes and 35 percent of older adults have type 2 diabetes. These staggering numbers reflect an increase in sedentary lifestyles and poor diet. But Reliv has a solution.

GlucAffect is clinically proven to help manage blood sugar and weight. An eight-week, placebo-controlled clinical study observed 50 overweight people with elevated blood sugars. The test subjects taking four daily servings of GlucAffect lowered their blood sugars to healthy levels. In addition, the subjects lost an average of 16 pounds during the eight-week period.

Everyone knows someone who is overweight or suffering from unmanaged blood sugar. Who are you going to share GlucAffect with today?

To Your Health,

Dr. Carl W. Hastings Reliv Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

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Control your blood sugar, weight loss, and control your cholesterol, GlucAffect will give you the help you need with its patented formula.

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