Wednesday September 7, 2022
Daily Vitality with Supplement Support
As a health coach, I do my best to practice what I share with my clients. Eating a whole foods nutrient-rich diet is vital for living our best lives. What we eat, and we eat, eats lays the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. If you eat meat, you have to pay special attention to what the animal is being fed as well. You may be a vegetarian and think, I don’t have to worry about that, yes, you do. Unfortunately, today’s soil conditions lack the vital nutrients needed to make that plant healthy for all who consume it (humans and animals). We have to think about how the food is treated with pesticides, and antibiotics or live in stress full situations. All that is passed along to our dinner plate. There are many gaps in our modern standard American diet and it is significantly deficient in nutrition. This is why I recommend taking supplements. It fills in those gaps.
How do we measure wellness?
There are many ways to measure health and wellness—some people measure wellness by how they look and feel, while others define their health by numbers like cholesterol levels and weight. Health status is measured by a combination of many elements including energy levels, exercise habits, diet, stress levels, exposure to toxins, and simply how we feel. Many of these elements are easily measured in quantitative forms, such as blood pressure or body mass, while other factors are more subjective and difficult to assess, like emotional health or energy levels.
When it comes to individual health status, there are several factors beyond our control that can influence how we feel or the conditions and diseases we are prone to. Our family medical history, predisposition to certain diseases, and our individual DNA are things that we are born with and cannot change. However, there are countless elements of health that are within our control, including our diet, exercise habits, stress levels, sleep patterns, and more. Even if we have a family history or predisposition for a problem, there are actions we can take to lower our risk for certain health issues.
Obstacles that Impeded Wellness in Our Modern Society
In addition to personal risk factors (both in and out of our control), we face a number of challenges to our health simply because of the world we live in. In our modern society, high-stress jobs and jam-packed schedules that leave little time for exercise and quality sleep have become the norm. We have endless access to processed foods and are accustomed to a diet that lacks many of the important nutrients our bodies need for good health. The consumer products that we use may increase our exposure to toxins, further endangering our health. As mentioned, health status is based on many different factors, some of which we can control and others we cannot, but living in today’s world presents extra challenges for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
What Happens When Daily Nutrients Requirements are Not Met?
For those who think that daily diet doesn’t have a serious bearing on how our bodies function and feel, it is important to point out the possible negative effects of not meeting daily nutrient requirements. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to serious issues, or make existing conditions worse. Depending on the type of deficiency, the body may suffer from a wide range of issues including fatigue, weak bones, threats to cardiovascular health, and more. Every time you consume the proper amount of a vitamin or mineral, it provides specific benefits to your body. Therefore, when those nutrients are missing, it can cause adverse effects because the body isn’t receiving the resources it needs to function properly.
So, what is the solution? For many, supplementation is a useful way to provide the body with adequate vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that can be used to support healthy function.
While the use of dietary supplements is a widely debated topic (and has been for years), the fact remains that many people are not receiving the nutrients their body needs through food alone. While there are many food sources that provide vitamins and minerals, a majority of American adults are falling short of their daily nutrient requirements. For many people, overall health would improve by making dietary changes, removing stress, exercising the proper amount every day, and getting adequate sleep—the list goes on and on. However, making these changes isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Unfortunately, our health often takes a back seat to other tasks like taking care of our families, work, and just keeping up with everyday demands.
Rather than simply falling short in maintaining good health, many people turn to dietary supplements to help promote better overall wellness. It is important to note that supplements are not a substitute for exercise and healthy eating, but can help promote a healthy body when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
In addition to satisfying nutritional deficiencies that may be lacking in our modern diets, many people choose to supplement as they combat personal health issues. Some supplements are designed to support heart health, while others are useful for promoting healthy bones.* With a wide variety to choose from, many people choose to take supplements to help them address specific health concerns.*
For others, supplements provide a healthy way to handle the aging process.* As expected, many individuals notice that they feel different as they age, and choose to use supplements to promote overall wellness as the body goes through these changes.*
Whether you are using supplements to make up for nutrient deficiencies, to combat personal health concerns, to help with concerns about aging, or just to round out a healthy lifestyle, they can be useful for a variety of people throughout different stages of life.
Cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle
When combined with healthy eating practices, regular exercise, and other healthy habits, supplementation can be a catalyst for establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Again, supplements are not meant to be used to make up for poor eating and lack of exercise but should be used in conjunction with daily healthy habits to promote a well-rounded, healthy life.
As you find ways to work healthy foods into your diet and decide what kind of exercise works best for your health status and your preferences, you can also determine how to use supplements as a part of a healthy routine—providing your body with all the help it can get. Supplements have the potential to help increase energy levels, support the proper function of many different body systems, and provide us with nutrients we might not be getting from our food. If you are ready to give your body a little extra boost in your pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, consider finding supplements that are designed to act as a support to healthy habits.
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack Benefits
To give you a better idea of the overall benefits of these products, let’s talk about a few of the most appealing attributes of the dōTERRA® Lifelong Vitality Program. The specialized formulas created for the Lifelong Vitality Program offer powerful antioxidants and immune support and promote increased energy levels while providing essential nutrients and safe ingredients.*
Cellular health plays a major role in living a long, healthy life. Healthy cells are threatened by molecules known as free radicals, which have the potential to damage healthy, functioning cells, thus speeding up the aging process. Free radicals typically enter the body by way of breathing and through the metabolism of food; however, they can also come from sources like pollution, sun exposure, smoking, and exposure to radiation.
We can neutralize free radicals by providing the body with antioxidants. Our bodies can manufacture some antioxidants, and other antioxidants can be found in certain foods. Because we often don’t receive enough antioxidants from our diet alone, it can be helpful to provide the body with antioxidants through healthy supplementation. The products in the Lifelong Vitality Program include antioxidants; in particular, they contain polyphenols—an especially powerful group of antioxidants that help protect against free radical damage.*
Without a strong immune system, it can be difficult to maintain good health. Inadequate sleep, poor nutrition, high-stress levels, and other factors can lead to a weakened immune system, which can jeopardize our health status and put us at risk for bigger health issues.
Each of the products in the Lifelong Vitality Pack provides specific benefits for immune function.* The Alpha CRS®+ formula provides a potent blend of antioxidant molecules that provide immune support.* Using essential fatty acids and essential oils like Clove Bud, Frankincense, and Thyme, xEO Mega® contains several immune-supporting properties.* Microplex VMz® offers vitamins and minerals that provide immune support by giving the body the nutrients it needs.*
Using all of the products in the Lifelong Vitality Program on a daily basis can help support healthy immune function—a major part of cultivating a healthy lifestyle.*
While many factors can influence our energy levels, energy production typically begins in our cells. Many of us may blame our lack of energy or vitality on “getting old”; however, it is possible to help our cells efficiently produce chemical energy to keep our energy levels high.
All energy is produced in microscopic cellular structures known as mitochondria. Mitochondria combine oxygen and food molecules to produce chemical energy. As we get older, we usually experience a decline in the number of mitochondria in our cells, which means that less chemical energy is being produced. With a lack of chemical energy coming from our cells, we typically experience decreased vitality and energy.
While our energy levels can be influenced by the aging process, it is possible to help protect our mitochondria and cells so that they continue to produce energy efficiently. By providing the body with antioxidants, we can protect our cells from threats that may lower their ability to produce chemical energy. We can also support the healthy production of cellular energy by giving the body nutrients that are useful for energy production.
The Lifelong Vitality Program provides the body with powerful antioxidants, as well as essential nutrients that we might not be getting in our regular diet.* Both of these elements can help protect our cells and allow our bodies to efficiently produce energy at a cellular level—giving us the energy and vitality we need as we go through the aging process.*
As mentioned, many of us do not receive the proper nutrients that our bodies need through our diet alone, so supplementation can be a healthy option for nutrient support. The products in the Lifelong Vitality Program provide a balanced blend of vitamins, including antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; an energy complex of B vitamins; and natural vitamin D3.* The Lifelong Vitality Program also includes whole-food ingredients to help boost nutrient intake, and enzymes to help the body digest and absorb these nutrients.*
Safe, effective ingredients
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of the Lifelong Vitality Program is that each product contains naturally safe, potent, and effective ingredients. With so many different types of supplements on the market, it can be difficult to find an effective product that doesn’t contain questionable ingredients. The Lifelong Vitality Program uses ingredients included on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) list of ingredients that are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS). These ingredients are tested for purity and are ensured safe for human consumption.
In addition, dōTERRA uses CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils as a part of the proprietary formulas used in the Lifelong Vitality Program. CPTG® essential oils are taken from pure, natural sources, and always tested for safety and efficacy. By combining potent, high-quality essential oils with other natural extracts and ingredients, dōTERRA can ensure the safety and quality of each supplement product.
For some, supplementation is difficult because certain ingredients can cause stomach discomfort, or interfere with food sensitivities. Each product in the dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® does not contain genetically modified material or milk products.
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack is foundational support to us on a daily basis to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Alpha CRS+®, Microplex VMz®, and xEO Mega® comprise the trifecta of supplements for a complete dietary foundation for a lifetime of wellness.
Every day, our DNA and other cells are under attack from free radicals that damage them. Alpha CRS+ combats this and stimulates overall cellular health.* For this reason, Alpha CRS+ is also known as the cellular energy and longevity blend.* Some of the nutrients included in the formula are coenzyme Q10 and acetyl-l-carnitine, which help the metabolic processes of the cell to give you more energy.* There are also antioxidants like quercetin and alpha-lipoic acid that help combat oxidative stress and premature aging.* Finally, a botanical extract of Ginko Biloba helps support mental clarity and energy.*
This complex contains natural highly bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in proportions that work hand-in-hand with your diet. (For example, vitamins A, C, and E, B, and D, and the minerals calcium, magnesium, and zinc.) Often, vitamins and minerals included in supplements can be difficult for our bodies to absorb. However, Microplex VMz solves the absorption issue by using a glycoprotein matrix to help the body absorb vitamins, and chelated minerals (meaning the mineral is bound to an amino acid). In essence, this process makes the supplement recognizable as food nutrients to our digestive systems.* Overall Microplex VMz supports healthy metabolism, digestion, immune function, and cellular energy.*
xEO Mega takes care of your remaining nutritional needs with omega-3s (known as essential fatty acids), essential oils, and vitamins D and E. Fatty acids help support your joints, skin, and cardiovascular and brain health.* The best sources of omega-3s are fatty fish and marine algae, which are not common in most diets and can be expensive. The molecularly filtered fish oil in xEO Mega supplies 300 mg of EPA and 300 mg of DHA per daily serving, and 65 mg of other omega-3s. It is also formulated with a blend of Clove, Frankincense, Thyme, Cumin, Wild Orange, Peppermint, Ginger, Caraway, & German Chamomile oils, that adds antioxidant protection to the mix.*
Incorporating Lifelong Vitality into your Daily Life
By using the Lifelong Vitality products to provide the body with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, cellular protection, and CPTG® essential oils, you will be on the right track to looking and feeling younger for longer.* But remember, the idea behind healthy supplementation requires more than just taking a pill to look and feel great—you must combine the use of supplements with a healthy lifestyle and responsible habits.
The Lifelong Vitality Program will yield the best results when used in conjunction with a healthy, well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and other healthy habits. Alpha CRS®+, xEO Mega®, and Microplex VMz® have been specially formulated to support optimum health when combined with the dōTERRA® wellness philosophy, which includes healthy lifestyle choices and responsible medical care. As you incorporate the use of the Lifelong Vitality Program into your daily life, consider the following aspects of promoting a healthy lifestyle:
Eat right – Provide the body with important nutrients through a well-balanced diet that includes whole foods like fruits and vegetables.
Exercise – Find an exercise routine that fits your preferences and abilities to help keep your body strong, healthy, and functioning properly.
Rest and stress management – Get adequate sleep and learn how to manage your stress before it reaches unhealthy levels or causes adverse effects.
Reduce toxins – Be aware of toxins that may be in the environment, your diet, or in your home, in order to help reduce the toxic load on your body.
Informed self-care – Make time for things that will promote good emotional and mental health, and educate yourself about self-care solutions.
Proactive medical care – Become a proactive participant when it comes to caring for your body by partnering with a medical professional who will listen to your needs and provide you with useful information.
Lifelong Vitality Safety Guidelines & Usage Tips
Once you have mapped out how you can combine the Lifelong Vitality Program with a healthy lifestyle, it is important to ensure that you are ready to use the supplements in this program in a safe and effective way. Following a few important guidelines will ensure that you are ready to use the Lifelong Vitality products safely and correctly:
Dosage: Alpha CRS® - 4 capsules per day, with food. xEO Mega® - 4 capsules per day, with food. Microplex VMz® - 4 capsules per day, with food.
Consider taking two capsules of each supplement with breakfast and two capsules of each supplement before dinner to ensure that each dose is taken with food.
Shelf life: Each product in the Lifelong Vitality Program will have an expiration date featured somewhere on the packaging. Be sure to pay attention to expiration dates and heed any other instructions or warnings included on the label of each product.
Storage; It is best to store the products in the Lifelong Vitality Program in a cool, dark, dry place. This environment is most suitable for xEO Mega specifically, as sunlight and other light sources can oxidize the carotenoids in this product. xEO Mega can be stored at room temperature throughout its shelf life; however, to extend the shelf life or maximize the potency of the omega-3 fatty acids in xEO Mega, consider storing the product in the refrigerator.
Supplement use with children; Alpha CRS+, xEO Mega, and Microplex VMz can be used in half doses for teenagers and older children who are able to swallow capsules. dōTERRA has created supplements specifically for children that provide safe doses and are easy to take. Instead of using the Lifelong Vitality Pack with your children, consider using the dōTERRA® supplements designed for children—dōTERRA a2z Chewable and IQ Mega®. Before using any supplements with your children, it is wise to consult with your child’s pediatrician.
Consult with your medical professional; If you have any concerns about using the Lifelong Vitality Program products, or about supplements in general, it is best to consult with your healthcare provider before beginning use. Your doctor will be able to help you determine how your personal health status may be affected or improved by using supplements.
Lifelong Vitality 30-day Health Challenge
I invite you to contact me if you have any questions about starting a healthy lifestyle. I can help you crowd out old habits and replace them with healthier choices. I would love for you to invest in yourself and take the 30-day Lifelong Vitality Health Challenge. If you are not completely satisfied with your results, dōTERRA will refund the purchase price of the Lifelong Vitality supplement pack.
I invite you to hop on over to my Insta and/or Facebook pages this month. I am sharing the my “Little Black Book of Essentials” of my go-to oils, combinations, and recipes that every home should have on hand.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about using natural solutions and reducing your toxic load for you and your family.
Until the next time,
Be well, Deanna
Peace. Love. Oils.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.