With the holidays just around the corner, most Americans are making resolutions.
More specifically, over half of the people who make holiday resolutions have some health-related goalqueued up for January 1st. Whether it means working out more or eating healthier food, an unfortunate number of resolutions do not make it past mid-January. The reason? Motivation highs trick human beings into making substantial lifestyle changes that are not always sustainable – and come mid-January, they tend to lose motivation.
Health experts agree that small, incremental changes to activity levels and lifestyle are the best for people, which is why so many post-holiday resolutions fail. Herbalife Nutrition believes in the power of coaching and social support, which is why their products are available only through independent distributors who coach and motivate customers to lead a healthy, active lifestyle every day.
When it comes to Herbalife products, the company also believes in a personalized approach to nutrition – that there is no one size fits all. The nutritional supplements being reviewed here are often called Targeted Nutrition products: each Herbalife ingredient has a specific function, making incremental changes to one’s health, whether that involves better digestion, improved sleep, heart health, or weight management.
Here are 10 TargetedNutrition products, made with delicious and nutritious Herbalife ingredients that can help kickstart a non-linear journey toward excellent health.
1. Active Fiber Complex
Most people have had the experience of eating something that causes some kind of digestive problem, however, many more people go through days with avoidable minor intestinal discomfort, like gas. This can distract from daily work, lower workout motivation, and even impact relationships with food. Most Americans only eat half of the daily recommended amounts of fiber, which certainly can contribute to gut issues, impacting health issues overall. Additionally, those who consume more fiber tend to stay fuller longer and eat less.
Herbalife Nutrition created Active Fiber Complex with Herbalife ingredients to combat some of the issues surrounding gut health. When used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise routine, Active Fiber Complex:
- Supports regularity and digestion
- Provides 5 g of the recommended 25 to 38 g daily intake of soluble and insoluble fiber
- Supports the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria
- Promotes digestive regularity and minimizes bloating
To include Active Fiber Complex into a normal diet, one only needs to simply put the unflavored version into a water bottle and conquer nutrition and hydration all at once. Or, they can try adding the apple flavor to water for a fruity drink. Finally, for those who drink the Formula 1 protein shake daily, adding Active Fiber Complex to the meal replacement can create a thicker and smoother shake.
2. CoQ10 Plus
CoQ10 is shorthand for Co-enzyme Q10. Despite the complex-sounding name, it is a natural ingredient. It is the scientific name for an antioxidant human bodies make naturally and find in foods like oats, fish, and red meat. Depending on daily dietary intake, most people do not eat enough of these foods to get CoQ10. Additionally, the above foods don’t have enough CoQ10 to benefit the human body at the rate they could. Unfortunately, even with the very best efforts, human bodies eventually slow down CoQ10 production over time.
Why do human bodies need CoQ10 if it is nearly impossible to make and consume enough of it? The short answer – it is an essential antioxidant for supporting heart health. CoQ10 supplies energy to cells – specifically, the heart cells – which helps promote better heart health, athletic performance, reduced muscle weakness, reduced migraines, and more.
CoQ10 Plus is a signature blend of Herbalife ingredients — including CoQ10 to provide energy to heart cells and support heart muscle,and vitamin D, which supports heart health. As well as improving the heart’s functioning ability, CoQ10 protects cells from oxidative stress damage. Long-term oxidative stress creates an imbalance of antioxidants and free radicals in the body. Elevated free radicals increase the risk of cancer, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, and more.
Whereas CoQ10 Plus is vital to supplying energy to heart cells, Niteworks supports nitric oxide production, a gas made in the walls of the blood vessels which promote healthy blood pressure levels and vessel elasticity. Humans naturally make nitric oxide; however, it is not found naturally within their diets. Including it in a diet can provide even more significant benefits to cardiovascular health than merely eating a heart-healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.
How does Niteworks supply nitric oxide? By providing the building blocks for advanced nitric oxide production within the body. Niteworks is a Herbalife Nutrition supplement formulated with L-arginine and L-citrulline, two compounds that help the body create the gas Nitric Oxide. It is also known to stimulate blood flow within the body, which allows the heart, brain, and vital organs to work their best.
Niteworks is easy to consume, and as well as supporting cardiovascular and blood flow health, it is an excellent source of folic acid – which helps the body create new blood cells. Niteworks is also rich in vitamins C and E, powerful antioxidants that prevent the cells from free radical damage. Anyone can easily use Niteworks by mixing 10 grams of it into eight fluid ounces of cold water, sparkling water, or juice. When taken once a day, Niteworks will further assist in maintaining cardiovascular health.
4. SKIN Collagen Beauty Booster
Skin is an organ and can often show the tangible signs of distress when other parts of the body are the ones in distress. Close to half the people in the world deal with monthly, messy, sometimes painful natural hormonal changes for 5-7 days, which sometimes cause zits to pop up on their chins, cheeks, and foreheads. But skin functions as more than just an aesthetic organ. It is the barrier between the complex systems within the human body and outside free radicals. It also regulates body temperature.
Herbalife Nutrition’s SKIN Collagen Beauty Booster aids with aesthetic and structural integrity within one of the body’s most important organs.It is formulated with Verisol Collagen for the promotion of collagen and elastin within the skin. Collagen and elastin support skin elasticity, which helps with injury recovery as well as youthfully-appearing skin. They may also support the reduction of fine wrinkles and cellulite.
This formula is a blend of premium Herbalife ingredients including biotin, selenium, and zinc, which all support strong nails and healthy hair. Additionally, the formula contains vitamins A, C, and E for protection against free radicals, which can advance skin aging.SKIN Collagen Beauty Booster comes in Strawberry Lemonade flavor and mixes easily with water, protein shakes, tea, or aloe drinks.
5. Xtra-Cal Advanced
Despite what milk advertisements say, they are not the only option for calcium consumption. Nor is the dentist the sole protector of the human tooth. Many factors influence bone and tooth health, and most people do not meet the daily intake recommendations for calcium. It takes a little more than minimal daily actions, like tooth brushing and eating specific foods, to keep them in top shape. Xtra-Cal Advanced is Herbalife Nutrition’s answer to bone health.
What is different about Xtra-Cal Advanced? Rather than just pumping extra calcium into the body, which may or may not be processed, this supplement supports calcium absorption. Vitamin D, along with many other benefits, helps the human body absorb calcium, producing strong, healthy bones and teeth. Xtra-Cal contains the full recommended daily intake of both calcium and vitamin D. As well as promoting bone and teeth health, it is also a great source of copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc.
This tablet is easily taken with each meal, three times per day, as part of a balanced diet and exercise routine.
6. Simply Probiotic
Probiotics are such an essential part of every person’s diet. Unfortunately, the typical modern diet is not conducive to developing healthy gut flora.
Gut flora, or the good bacteria in human intestines, keeps harmful bacteria at bay and aids in food digestion. Some probiotics can be ingested from fermented food like yogurt, kimchi, or kombucha. Unfortunately, if these ingredients are not included in diets almost every day, it is nearly impossible to replenish healthy probiotic stores. Additionally, many factors work against a naturally diverse gut flora, including stress, certain foods, and even necessary medications.
Simply Probiotic by Herbalife Nutrition aims to help gut flora flourish. Simply Probiotic is formulated with special Herbalife ingredients to work without refrigeration and can withstand the harsh acids of the stomach. It contains the bacteria strain GanedenBC30, of which 70% can withstand the journey to the colon. Not only do these bacteria help improve digestion, they also prevent occasional gas upset. Simply Probioticis easily mixed directly into drinks, which makes it easy to remember to take it every day.
7. Herbal Aloe Concentrate
Ancient South Americans, Africans, Chinese, and Greeks knew about the wonders of aloe vera. Now, Western medicine is starting to understand that aloe vera does a lot more than soothe summer sunburns – it is a delicious and well-working digestive aid that can be included in a regular diet for dietary aid. It also works to:
- Support healthy digestion
- Soothe stomach upset
- Support nutrient absorption
- Support intestinal health
- Relieve occasional indigestion
Herbalife Nutrition’s Herbal Aloe Concentrate is easy to use and comes in several different flavors, including original, mandarin, cranberry, and mango. For soda or juice drinkers, it is a quick and easy replacement of typical sugary drinks. It contains natural flavors and colorings, is low calorie, and low sugar.
8. Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex
Conflicting reviews exist about multivitamins in popular media. Some swear by multivitamins, and some are skeptical about their efficacy. However, dietary science supports the fact that the proper balance of vitamins within a diet influences good health. Humans get a lot of their vitamins and minerals from a varied diet. However, even with the most diverse and nutritious diet (which very few modern people meet every day of their lives), it can still be challenging to get all the vitamins and minerals that the body needs.
This is why multivitamins exist. Herbalife Nutrition’s Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex provides the daily recommended dose of essential vitamins and minerals for everyone. It’s designed as a nutritious supplement for a healthy diet as well as an insurance for those days when people eat less than nutritiously (everyone has those days!)
9. Formula 3 Cell Activator
Thereare trillions of teensy pieces of the human body – cells. The average person might not notice if a few hundred thousand cells within their body are having issues. However, when that many cells are upset, the body sometimes reacts in interesting ways.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to keep all the cells in the body wholly healthy and happy all the time – but Herbalife Nutrition’s Formula 3 Cell Activator aims to provide cellular-level nutrition to every cell in the body so that they can function their best as one. When the body’s cells are at maximum health, people typically feel more energized, healthy, and at their peak.
Formula 3 Cell Activator includes alpha-lipoic acid, which supports mitochondrial regeneration and antioxidant creation support. It also utilizes aloe vera, which helps with digestion and with the absorption of nutrients into the body. Formula 3 Cell Activator comes in easy to use capsules which can be taken alongside any other Herbalife Nutrition dietary supplements.
Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the more commonly-promotedsupplements. They are found in fish and fatty plant products like chia seeds. And while they are essential to eye health, brain health, and the health of the cardiovascular system, many people avoid the foods in which they naturally occur because they have been taught that fatty foods are bad. Unfortunately, this means many people miss out on a critical supplement – one that could truly change their lives.
For those who cannot incorporate Omega-3 fatty acids in their lives for one reason or another, this supplement helps. The Herbalifeline capsule delivers about 336 Mgs of essential omega-3s EPA and DHA. These are sourced from reputable andethical marine lipid sources. With these, anyone can get the benefits of fish oil without eating fish three times a day!
It is important to remember that there is not one miracle pill that will allow anyone to feel healthy all the time, without fail. No pill will ever take the place of exercise, good and nutritious food, or the resources that support mental health. But nutrition is one of the foundational pillars to good health – and while no one can call all of the shots, anyone can do their best to fill in nourishment gaps with well-made and scientifically researched supplements.