Why Supplement

The body needs a nutritional foundation of vitamins, minerals, and protein daily in order to replace the cells that die off.  Your body is constantly replacing old cells with new ones at the rate of millions per second.  By the time you finish reading this sentence, 50 million of your cells will have died and been replaced by others.  If the cells do not have the nutrition it needs, the body creates inferior cells, which leads to degenerative disease and aging. 



Your body contains trillions of cells. Billions of new cells are created every day. Each cell is like a high-performance engine. It needs high-quality raw materials (nutrients) to function properly. The quantity and quality of nutrients you ingest affects every system in your body: cardiovascular and digestive, muscular and skeletal, lymphatic and endocrine, reproductive, urinary, and even your nervous system. In other words, how you look, feel, and perform is directly affected by you daily nutrient intake. 


Scientists define a vitamin as a compound essential for life. and since your body cannot manufacture most of these vitamins on its own, they can come only from the food you eat and the supplements you take every day. Over the long term, proper nutrition impacts every aspect role in preventing nutrition-related disease such as heart disease and diabetes,

Proper nutrition and a health lifestyle can prevent many major diseases 60-90% of the time.

Every day you make choices that will either improve your health or harm it. Studies show that if you don't eat right, get to a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and supplement your diet with proper nutrients you increase your risk of developing certain diseases such as heart disease, cancer and type-2 diabetes. Good health is a choice, which means that disease (in many cases) also is a choice.

Heart Disease: #1 killer in the U.S.

Every minute of every hour of every day, someone dies from a heart attack.  According to the American Heart Association, 80% of all heart disease in women is preventable with proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Cancer: #2 killer in the U.S.

Approximately one of every two adults well be diagnosed with cancer sometime during their life. The American Cancer Society reports that 60% of all cancer-related deaths can be prevented by improving lifestyle choices - being physically active losing weight, stopping smoking, and getting proper nutrition.

The illness multiplier Diabetes contributes to more than 230,000 deaths every year. Plus, if you have diabetes, you are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke and 10 times more likely to have a limb amputated; also, diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure and blindness. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that 90% of all type 2 diabetes is preventable with proper nutrition, achieving a healthy weight, and engaging in other healthy lifestyle behavior.


Overfed and undernourished

The Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is causing a plethora of health challenges. Believe it or not, the United States ranks 37th in longevity behind countries such as Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and Greece, even with all of the medical technology and pharmaceutical innovations are available today. A major consequence of our S.A.D. is the obesity epidemic, which affects even our children! In factm the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement recently that suggests, unless current trends reverse, One-third of all children born today can expect a shorter life than their parents due to type 2 diabetes.

Our super-busy lifestyles drive us to make compromises of convenience with regard to what we eat, when we eat, and how much we eat. And many products that are marketed as "healthy" foods are filled with sugar, fat, and artificial ingredients.

  • Our foods are fast and our metabolisms are slow
  • Our drinks are soft and our arteries are hard
  • Our nerves are fried. and so is the junk we put into our bodies

Fast food sales have increased nearly 2,000% over the past 30 years. One-third of our total calories come from fast food, which is lacking in good nutrition. Not only does high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast food deliver a lot of calories, but the latest research shows that it also my result in acute inflammation. And consuming these high-fat, high-calorie fast food meals regularly may lead to chronic inflammation, which may put you at risk for many diseases linked to inflammation, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, certain cancers, and Alzheimer's disease.


98% of Americans do not eat the recommended seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. What might surprise you even more is that, even when you try to do the right thing, the nutritional value of our produce isn't what it used to be. In fact, a 2004 study of 43 crops showed a decline in the nutrient content of up to 38% over the past 50 years.


90% of Americans fall short in getting essential nutrients in our diets

The Proven benefits of nutritional supplementation

The good news is that the very latest research suggests you can positively influence your health every day through the lifestyle changes you make and through the quality of your nutritional intake.


A recent groundbreaking study of people who took a wide range of high-quality nutritional supplements for 20 years or more showed dramatic benefits compared to those who took just a multivitamin or no supplement at all.  These long-term supplement users were 73% less likely to have diabetes, 39% less likely to have high blood pressure, and were nearly four times more likely to describe their health as "very good" or excellent" compared to nonusers. In other words, consuming a wide variety of high-quality supplements is associated with better health and reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more.


Many of the world's leading experts in medicine, biochemistry, and nutrition believe nutritional supplementation positively affects overall health. Doctors from Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, and researchers from the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society can't all be wrong. If you want to improve your health, be sure to get some of the most important nutrients you body and you brain need to function optimally: a multivitamin, vitamin D, calcium, B vitamins, Vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and probiotics.

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                 OF ALL TYPE 2 DIABETES 
               IS PREVENTABLE  

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        OF CROPS, ACCORDING TO A 2004 

        OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS   


Starting today, make an investment in yourself

Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent health issues in the future

When buying a brand of supplements:
  • Look for clinical studies on the ingredients or products
  • Look for natural ingredients on the label-avoid artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives
  • Look for a company that focuses on safety and quality
  • Look for an unconditional money-back guarantee

From Time, June 22, 2009. ©2009 TIME. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the copyright laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this content without express written permission is prohibited.

The Shaklee Difference


We provide a healthier life for everyone 

and a better life for anyone

Shaklee Is the number one natural nutrition company in the U.S., and they have been making people healthier for over 50 years and they have made it part of their job to make the planet healthier along the way.

Back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word.  In fact, as early as 1960, they made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever.  And they were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.

They do what they do because they think it's essential to do their small part as part of the movement to make people and the planet healthier.  In doing so, they believe each of our contributions put together will create the major change they wish to see in the world. 

Chairman and CEO Roger Barnett
Recipient of Acterra's 2009 Business Environmental Award in the category of Sustainability for it's environmental policies, climate neutral status, and social equity practices.


  • The only company with a Landmark study (longest study on vitamin usage).  In collaboration with the University of California Berkley School of Public Health.  Conclusion: Those using Shaklee supplements had far healthier results than non-users of supplements and users of other brands
  • #1 Natural Nutrition Company in the United States
  • *The founder, Dr. Forrest Shaklee, stated that the company would never produce a product that can harm a tissue cell—still the company’s philosophy.
  • 7 of Time-Life’s book, 25 Greatest Adventures of All-Time, were powered with Shaklee products
  • 54 Gold Medals have been won by Olympic athletes who were powered by Shaklee products
  • *Made one of the first biodegradable, non-toxic cleaners in history, called Basic-H2
  • The first company in the world to achieve Climate Neutral certification & totally offset CO2 emissions, resulting in a zero impact on the environment
  • Sponsored 3 North Pole expeditions to measure the impact of climate fluctuations
  • Selected by Jacques Cousteau & the Cousteau Society to provide environmentally friendly cleaning supplies to be used on board their research ships the Calypso and the Alcyone
    • Longest human powered flight, the Daedalus Project, 72 miles across the Aegean Sea, was powered by Performance, Maximum Endurance Sports Drink
    • Developed & supply NASA with a customized rehydration beverage for shuttle astronauts call Astro-Ade
    • Dr. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has partnered with Shaklee in its environmental commitments *Shaklee has been an official sponsor of Earth Day and in just 3 years is responsible for the planting of 1 million trees
    • Established a non-profit organization, Shaklee Cares, dedicated to provide relief from natural disasters

    • The cleaning products are used in the White House and the Vice President’s residence
    • Shaklee and the CEO were featured on Oprah Winfrey and the products were among Oprah’s favorites

    • Introduced one of the first nutrition based skin care  lines, Enfuselle, supported by 7 patents and one million dollars in clinical testing

    • Shaklee’s Protein, Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER) is 3.0, the highest!  Most proteins on the market aren’t even concerned with such a standard
    • Shaklee’s proteins are water washed & not alcohol processed, as are most others. This retains critical isoflavones, genistein & daidzein, and retains all of their benefits
    • The B-Complex has all of the eight B vitamins & in proper balance, which is extremely important
    • Special patented process has Vita-Lea Multivitamin and B-Complex coated with folic acid, which keeps folic acid stable. Folic acid can be listed and yet not present in the product
    • The nutrition supplements have guaranteed balance, completeness, potency & purity
      • The comprehensive daily supplement strip Vitalizerwith 80 bio-optimized nutrients, has 12 patents, 12 studies, and 4 delivery systems
      • The Multivitamin, Vita-Leais supported by 7 clinical studies & 340 quality tests every time it’s made.
      • Shaklee fish oil, OmegaGuard, has all 7 essential omegas, no mercury, no lead, no PCB’s. Only from fish rich in omega’s, in perfect balance & made by a proprietary triple-molecular distillation process.

      • Positively impacts the 4 key mechanisms of cellular aging
      • Helps protect & repair cellular DNA damage
      • Positively impacts genetic regulators
      • Prevents declining cellular energy production
      • Slows the accumulation of AGE proteins
      • 10X more powerful than resveratrol in slowing
      • AGE protein formations
      • Exclusive manufacturing process ensures absolute potency of the product
      • Delivers the full spectrum of concentrated polyphenols
      • Uses the “Super” grape, the only grape in nature that contains an extra chromosome
      • Increases Cellular energy and supports Immune Health
      • Supports Cardiovascular & Heart health
      • Provides antioxidant protection & supports heart, brain & joint health
      • Patented in 2013 

        • Shaklee conducts over 83,000 quality tests annually and has never have had a product recall
        • They have 109 published studies in peer reviewed & scientific journals with over $250 million invested in clinical testing, research & development
        • The superior, breakthrough Cellular Anti-aging product, Vivixwas pioneered & introduced 2008
        • Guaranteed 100% bioavailability—not so important what’s on the label—more important is what is able
        • Patents on nutrition delivery system, S.M.A.R.T.-- 12 patents & 2 patents pending. Guarantee products break down & absorb in optimum place in the body for full absorption
        • Difficult to compare labels—higher percentage is no guarantee of absorption, balance, or completeness. Many companies enlarge their list of nutrients even if items listed aren’t accepted as a nutrient.
        • Integrity example: Chinese floods caused fungus and molds to grow on ginseng. To save the crop fungicides were used—Shaklee testing discovered that and so they, & only they, stopped producing their ginseng product for 2 years until safe again. Other companies’ ginseng products tested did have those chemicals present. The company incurred a huge loss,both from destroying the crop & raw ingredients and from loss of sales from one of its top ten products. No one would have known the difference—a matter of integrity!
        • The products work better because they have proprietary blends shown to enhance the main ingredient
        • Shaklee prepares supplements with cold reduction method (low heat, low pressure) & therefore preserving nutritional value
        • The products have much higher ORAC values as compared to juice products, whole food supplement products
        • Many other herbal supplements have been found to contain contaminants, pesticides and lead—None found in Shaklee’s
        • The disintegration and coating process is unique and contributes to full absorption
        • All the herbal products are standardized, meaning guaranteed uniformity of amount per serving (many companies do not standardize)
        • Shaklee Soy Protein is Non-GMO (Genetically Modified) Protein. Soy Protein without such labeling is genetically modified and therefore unhealthy
"Recognize that you are a product of nature and that your very existence depends upon other products of nature."   

  ~Dr. Shaklee