Tuesday, 23 October 2012


Shaklee Difference:

The only calcium with the most balanced content that ensures 99% absorption rate. Unique formula, made of natural mineral and mineral salt which is rich in the Dead Sea, contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin D, zinc, copper, manganese and boron.  These nutrients need to be consumed together for absorption of the body and prevent the formation of sediment of some minerals.  Studies have proven that supplementation of calcium will increase elderly women’s bone density effectively.

Key Benefits:
  • Strengthen bones – Calcium prevents osteoporosis, strengthen nails, skeleton, teeth, muscles, nerve system.  It also treats fractured bones, osteomalacia (adult rickets), brittle nails, eczema, convulsion/spasm, bleeding gum and stimulates the thickening of blood.
  • Improves numbness and cramps – Consuming 600mg of calcium before bed will improve numbness, cramps, join pain and arthritis.
  • Eases stress – It balances blood pressure; maintains regular heart beat, nerve impulses, calms nerve; promotes good night sleep; improves palpitation, nervousness, nightmares and stress.   Also improves depression, mood swing, headache, dizziness.
  • Improves menstrual problems – Studies have shown that consuming of 1,000mg of calcium and magnesium simultaneously alleviates menstrual pains and aids in urination.
  • Alkalisation of body – Calcium is an alkaline mineral, therefore it is effective in maintaining the balance of pH in our body.  It prevents obesity during middle age. Additionally, calcium helps cells to absorb nutrient and stimulates detoxification.
  • Improves stomach hyperacidity and gastric pain
  • Vitamin D:  Named as vitamin D in 1916 when it was discovered that it could treat rickets.  It increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in order to increase bone density, strengthen skeleton, improves periodontal disease.  Vegetarians, those lack of exposure to sun during summer or hot day, over age of 55, pregnant woman and children should take vitamin D supplement.
  • Magnesium:  This is the no. 2 crucial positive ion of our body.  It promotes composition of bone and cartilage.  Helps in nerve system, activates enzymes in our body to produce energy, the contraction of nerve and muscles, stabilise irregular heart beat of heart patients, facilitates the smooth excretion of waste from stomach and intestines; prevents calcium sedimentation of calcium; dissolves and reduces the formation of kidney gallstone or gallstone.  It is also important for those with glucose fluctuation problem.
  • Zinc, boron, manganese, copper:  Maintains healthy skeletal metabolism and muscle grow, composing enzymes needed for bones, repair cartilage, prevent arthritis.
How to choose for premium calcium:
*Choose those with vitamin D and magnesium.
*Do not pick those made of bone meal and dolomite for possible lead content.
*Avoid chelated minerals as such chemistry process will cause the body to absorb polluted heavy metal and toxin   
  in the course of absorbing minerals.

For health maintenance:  2 times daily, 2 tablets each time (after meal)
For menstrual problems, pregnancy, stress, cramps and numbness:  2 times daily, 3 tablets each time
For fractured bones, osteoporosis:  3 times daily, 4 tablets each time

Osteoporosis in Women

Why Osteoporosis is More Common in Women

Women are more likely to have osteoporosis than men — but are these statistics actually putting men at a diagnostic disadvantage?

Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

It may not be fair, but it’s true: If you're a woman, you're automatically at greater risk for osteoporosis than men. The International Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that osteoporosis affects about 200 million women worldwide.
Why the gender gap? Women start with lower bone density than their male peers and they lose bone mass more quickly as they age, which leads to osteoporosis in some women. Between the ages of 20 and 80, the average white woman loses one-third of her hip bone density, compared to a bone density loss of only one-fourth in men.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, osteoporosis statistics show a greater burden for women in the following ways:
  • 68 percent of the 44 million people at risk for osteoporosis are women.
  • One of every two women over age 50 will likely have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. That’s twice the rate of fractures in men — one in four.
  • 75 percent of all cases of hip osteoporosis affect women

Building Better Bones
Osteoporosis may have its roots in childhood and adolescence, which is the period when your body does the most bone building. Women reach their peak bone mass at about age 18 while men reach theirs at 20. After that, both women and men continue to build small amounts of bone mass, but men add more than women. By 30, your bones are fully stocked, and although your body will continue to replace old bone cells, there will be no increase in bone mass past that point. 

Osteoporosis and Estrogen
Add osteoporosis to the long list of health issues, like mood swings and migraines, that you can blame on your hormones. Although there are other possible genetic and environmental factors behind bone loss, your body's changing levels of estrogen remains the most culpable suspect.
Estrogen is a hormone that helps regulate a woman’s reproductive cycle. At the same time, it plays a role in keeping bones strong and healthy, in both men and women. While premenopausal women have more estrogen than men, they will experience dramatic drops in estrogen production due to menopause, and are more likely to experience bone loss and osteoporosis at that time.
Women are at increased osteoporosis risk related to estrogen levels if they:
  • Experience irregular or infrequent periods, or began having their periods at a later than normal age
  • Have had their ovaries removed (at any age)
  • Are going through menopause, with those undergoing menopause at an early age having an even higher risk
Women lose bone mass much more quickly in the years immediately after menopause than they do at any other time in their lives.
In contrast, data suggests that women who have more estrogen than their peers, such as women who began their menstrual cycles earlier than normal or who have used estrogen containing contraceptives, are likely to have higher bone density. 

Osteoporosis: Underdiagnosed in Men
Because osteoporosis occurs more frequently in women than men, less attention is paid to bone health in men, and those who have osteoporosis may go undiagnosed and untreated. A study of 895 nursing home residents over age 50 revealed that doctors were less likely to consider osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment for men than women, even when the men had recently experienced a fracture, a widely recognized red flag for osteoporosis. The reality is that 80,000 men experience osteoporosis-related fractures every year, and close to 23,000 die as a result of fracture-related complications.
Bone loss is a normal part of aging in both men and women; by about age 75, men and women lose bone at the same rate and both genders are less able to absorb calcium. However, when men get osteoporosis, it is usually related to another health condition, a lifestyle choice (smoking or alcohol abuse), or medication that has bone loss as a side effect.
Osteoporosis risk is different for men and women, but the disease is dangerous for anyone who gets it. Talk to your doctor about getting an osteoporosis screening if you know you have risk factors.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Langsing Ladies: Testimonial

Langsing Ladies: Testimonial: Of all the talk about how good Shaklee products are.. I would like to share a life experience or in other words testimonial from Shaklee's ...

Sunday, 21 October 2012

AntiOxidant - Caratomax

Shaklee Difference:

The average daily intake of the carotenoids lutein, lycopene, and beta carotene is only 8 mg. CarotoMax provides over 13 mg of these highly beneficial carotenoids.
The new CaratoMax contains 6 variety of carotene, extracted from a range of vegetables and fruits that are high in anti-oxidant properties e.g. seaweed, tomato, grape seed, broccoli, pot marigold, apple, potato, palm oil etc.  Nutritionists recommend us to take 5 – 9 servings of vegetables and fruits in order to maintain the best beta carotene concentration in the blood, this is to maintain healthy vision, healthy skin and prevent cancer.

Key Benefits:
  • Safer Than Vitamin A – The earliest discovered vitamin was in 1912 i.e. vitamin A.  It was found that over-dosage of vitamin A caused toxicity.  However, in 1932, scientists discovered that beta carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and beta carotene is definitely safe for consumption.
  • Improves Vision – It produces “visual purple” that enables us to maintain our sight in the dark.  It improves vision related problems such as, nyctalopia (night blindness), short sighted, presbyopic, astigmatism, xerophthalmia (dry eyes), tired eyes, glaucoma, cataract, floaters, eye bags and dark eye ring.
  • Relieves Skin Disease – Generous intake can relief skin problems e.g. psoriasis, senile plaque, dry skin, shedding skin, pimples and acne.  Can be used externally to treat pustule, scabies, acne, skin ulcer.
  • Protects Epithelial – It protects the outer layer tissues of cornea, oral cavity, intestines, stomach, lung, bronchus, bladder, uterus during epithelial tissue disintegration, treat digestive tract ulcer.
  • Fights Cancer and Oxidation – Constant intake of beta carotene to strengthen our immune system, delay ageing and suppress the activity of cancer substance in order to prevent the formation of cancer cells.  This will minimize the risk of cancer, especially breast and lung.  It can reduces free radical and eliminates oxidised dead cells.
  • Prevent Infections – Stimulates enzymes to kill germs, prevents and improves the condition of lung respiratory system disease: cough, hepatitis, asthma, flu and cold.
  • Promote Normal and Healthy Development – Stimulates children/teens development, strengthen bones, protects hair, skin, mucous membrane, healthy teeth, gums and reproductive system.  Also produces healthy sperms.
Why CarotoMax?
Contains natural phytochemistry needed for healthy eyes, skin and mucus membrane.

a  Carotene
b  Carotene
For night vision and healthy eyes, prevent vision degeneration.
Repair skin and Speedy recovery of skin and heal wound.
Enhance immune system, lower the risk of colon, breasts, prostate cancers.


High anti-oxidant property, prevent ageing of organs.
For healthy cervix, heart circulatory and immune systems.
Lower male’s prostate gland disease.


The pigment in algae & phytoplankton that gives salmon its pink colour. However, Shaklee harvest the carotenoid astaxanthin from marine microalgae, the purest & most potent source. Protects against oxidative damage of LDL cholesterol


Prevents cataract, AMD (age related macular disease), glaucoma.

Protects eyes, filter harmful short wave blue light.
Lower the risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers.


                              One serving of Shaklee CarotoMax is equivalent to  : -

Why Yellowish Skin Colour?
The skin of a small number of people will turn yellowish after consuming beta carotene, however this is not jaundice.  Carotomax is natural botanic colour.  When small intestines’ mucous membrane converts beta carotene to vitamin A, it stimulates bile (yellow in colour) secretion as well as liver and gallbladder detoxification and flow with the blood to our palm, foot sole and face.  These natural detoxification and anti-oxidation processes normally last for a few months and will go away slowly, the results are new yet beautiful skin. 

For health maintenance:  Twice a day of 1 capsule each time (after meal)
For eye disease, during cancer and treatment of illness:  Twice a day of 2 capsules each time