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  • PS: Essential Oils from It Works!

    Four essential oils and one carrier oil are the latest products from the health and wellness gurus at It Works! Global.

     

    Essential oils are concentrated oils containing the “essence” of a plant’s fragrance.  They are typically used in aromatherapy via diffusion into the air or topically as perfumes or during a massage.  When applied topically, the essential oils are normally diluted by a carrier oil that doesn’t alter their scent, but cuts the strength of the oil to prevent irritation.

     

    The Essential Oils pack contains one of each of the following:

    Boom – An invigorating, energizing blend of spearmint, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, and mandarin.

    image of Fractionated Coconut Oil - It Works! carrier essential oilChilll – A relaxing blend of lavender, sage, grapefruit, and exotic copaiba.

    Defend – An immunity bolstering blend of rosemary, lemon, cinnamon and clove.

    Clear – A blend of two eucalyptus oils, peppermint, myrtle, elemi, and cypress to help you focus.

     

    It Works! decided on Franctionated Coconut Oil (see right) as their choice for carrier oil. [View the product flyer]

     

    Is it a coincidence that It Works! launched their new line of essential oils just in time for holiday shopping? Probably not. Along with their normal holiday bundles, they also have a Holiday Gift Set of essential oils which includes the four essential oils, a diffuser, and a gift bag.  [View the product flyer]


  • PS: Greens…probiotic, detoxifying alkalizer

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    In this Product Spotlight of the Greens and Greens on the Go, I’ll cover the official It Works! product description, as well as my personal experience with the product.

    Before we get to the official description, I’ll mention that the formulation of Greens on the Go is the same as that of the Greens. One serving of the Greens is simply prepackaged onto little portable sleeves to make it easy to take them with you…to work, to restaurants, on trips, etc. So, when I refer to the the formulation and benefits of the Greens, it also applies to Greens on the Go.

    The official It Works! description

    • Detoxify, energize, and promote pH balance* within the body
    • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
    • Cutting-edge probiotic** support for digestive health
    • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
    • 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables in every serving
    • Free radical-fighting antioxidants***
    So what does that mean and does it work? Well we’ll leave the does it work for testimonials, some personal ones below, and some others on this site as we get them.  As far as what it does, well, in a nutshell, it’s a great product for overall health. Our bodies function better and fight off disease and infection better when they aren’t acidic, which is where the pH-balancing comes in. The antioxidants in the 8+ servings of 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables aid in making us healthy.

    Personal Experience with Greens

    The following is based on my family’s use of the Greens. It is not the official word from It Works!. It is just my opinion and observation of results that we have experienced.
    My older daughter has mild to moderate seasonal allergies. She has been taking OTC allergy meds for a number of years from spring through fall. Of course, those meds don’t completely eliminate the sniffling, sneezing, and watery, red eyes, but when she is also taking the Greens daily, these symptoms are lessened to nearly gone.
    My wife used to get ill multiple times a year, mostly colds. Since she’s been taking the greens almost daily, she hasn’t been ill…in over a year. Any time she feels like something is trying to get her, she takes an extra dose and by the next day, she’s fine. She also gets the energy boost that the official description mentions.
    Our younger daughter also takes the Greens at the onset of a cold (which isn’t as infrequent as we’d like, but she is in middle school) and is usually able to shake it overnight.
    How do we use the Greens?  I occasionally dump a scoop or so into a meal I’m cooking for that boost of “green stuff” that most of us don’t get enough of daily. We make Greens smoothies. I mix the Greens with ProFit (another It Works! product) for a tasty post-workout drink.  We all also frequently mix a scoop or two into our water bottles that we take along when exercising…it provides a little flavor and helps with fighting the free radicals released during oxidation associated with exercise.

    Best Used Daily

    Boiled down, this is really 38 herbs, fruits, and vegetables turned into powder so it can be easily mixed into liquids and it’s one product we always have on hand and use pretty much daily because who really gets their daily recommended dosage of vitamins and minerals by eating actual fruits and veggies?
    pH-balance in the body plays a role in reducing the instance and seriousness of illness.
    probiotics** help food move through your gut by balancing the amounts of good and bad bacteria which has numerous benefits for gastrointestinal health among other things.
    antioxidants*** help prevent cell damage and destruction that occurs when oxidation in cells produces free radicals.

  • PS: Greens Chew …prebiotic & antioxidant

    Greens Chew - powerful prebiotic and antioxidant in a tasty blueberry flavored chewProduct Spotlight:  Greens Chew

    Two chews.  One serving.

    Two yummy, blueberry-flavored chews.  One snack-sized, nutritious serving.

    Each serving of these delicious Greens Chew:

    –provides the antioxidant* benefits of 20 cartons of blueberries

    –Supports healthy nutrition and digestion with prebiotic** dietary fiber

    –fueled by pterostilbene*** to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and promote heart health

    antioxidants* help prevent cell damage and destruction that occurs when oxidation in cells produces free radicals.
    prebiotics** pass into the bowels and help the body produce bacteria that aid the body in digestion.
    pterostilbene*** is thought have anti-cancer, anti-hypercholesterolemia, anti-hypertriglyceridemia benefits, as well as help prevent and reverse mental decline, among other things.


  • B&A: Maria & IWG’s Triple Threat

    Before and After photos of Maria, a diabetic who lost weight and was able to get off her medications by taking It Works! Global's Triple ThreatMeet Maria.

    Maria was a diabetic on insulin.

    The left photo is Maria in October 2014, before she started the It Works! Global’s “Triple Threat” of Ultimate Thermofit, Greens, and Advanced Formula Fat Fighter.  The right photo is Maria in February 2015.  In those three months, the ThermoFit, Greens, and Fat Fighter  “Triple Threat” helped her lose weight, and detoxify and alkalize her body.

    Thanks to It Works! products, Maria is healthier and her doctors have taken her off of all medications.

     

    Results vary and there is no guarantee that everyone suffering with diabetes will be able to come off of their medications by getting on It Works! “Triple Threat”.

  • ENERGY …for those weary days at the office

    ENERGY_SleepyAfternoonPacked with B vitamins and phytonutrients, ENERGY provides the pick-me-up you need to make through those weary days at work.  And while it does contain caffeine and crystalline fructose, it has been formulated to mitigate the blood sugar spike seen in most energy drinks.

    Contact Vitalize You for more information or to find out how to get your hands on some ENERGY.