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1 Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants

2 Vitamins & Minerals Vitamins are nutrients found in living plants & animals Minerals found in inorganic sources Vitamins & minerals are essential for a huge range or reasons; Mineral deficiency is the largest source of physical problems & aging Fighting infections and reducing the risk of disease (e,g, cancer) Aiding metabolism, converting fat and carbohydrates into energy Keeping cells strong, binding tissues together They regulate the balance of fluids in and out of cells They are a component of enzymes and hormones Assisting the forming of bone and tissue growth And much much more… Food provides a range of different nutrients. Some nutrients provide energy, while others are essential for growth and maintenance of the body.   Carbohydrate, protein and fat are macronutrients that we need to eat in relatively large amounts in the diet as they provide our bodies with energy and also the building blocks for growth and maintenance of a healthy body. Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients which are only needed in small amounts, but are essential to keep us healthy.   Most people should be able to get all the nutrients they need by eating a healthy, varied diet, although there are a few exceptions. For example, women thinking about having a baby are recommended to take a folic acid supplement to prevent deformities such as spina bifida developing in their baby. Carry on reading to find out the main functions and food sources of the nutrients in our diet.  Vitamins & minerals rely upon each other to function 2

3 Vitamins & Minerals So why is taking a vitamin and mineral supplement so critical? The nutritional value of our foods has declined in recent decades due to; ‘Tweaking’ nature to encourage faster growing, more visibly pleasing produce Intensive farming and depletion of nutrients in soil Less local, more global sourcing of produce Extending the shelf life The use of pesticides Eating a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables is not enough + 3

4 CAUSE: leached out soils, air pollution, too fast growth, long storage
Vitamins & Minerals CAUSE: leached out soils, air pollution, too fast growth, long storage SOURCE: 1985 Pharmakonzen Geigy (Switzerland) and 2002 food laboratory Karlsruhe/sanatorium 4

5 + Vitamins & Minerals Formula 2 – Vitamin, Mineral & Herbal Tablets
Helps replenish the body’s natural resources and create a foundation to long support long term good health Contains a blend of 13 vitamins and 11 minerals Read the Product Information Guide for details of this product but ensure you are clear about the high quality of this product (i.e. pharmaceutical grade vs food grade) and place emphasis on this being a core product meaning it is a fundamental part of any Herbalife programme. Do you smoke, drink alcohol, have poor eating habits, have a stressful lifestyle or catch colds or flu’s easily? Eating a balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables is not enough + 5

6 So Far..... Nutrition… Hydration… Exercise… …….and YOUR commitment
Water Meal Plans & Protein Carbohydrates Fibre & Digestion Fats & Heart Health Exercise Vitamins, minerals & Antioxidants Appetite control & dining out Sugar, labels & Marketing Snacking & Metabolism Long term health (incl. calcium) We focus on the three pillars of success, nutrition, hydration and exercise. It’s like a three legged stool. Take one of them away and it falls over. The seat on the top of the stool is your commitment to making some small changes to get the result your are here for. Without the seat on the top everything falls down. 6

7 Additional Vitamin, Mineral & Antioxidant Slides
The following slides can be used in your second and future WLC’s to keep them new and interesting for repeat attendances

8 What is a Free Radical?

9 Vitamins & Minerals – Synergy
Vitamin E (disarms the free radical) Vitamin C recycles Vitamin E Glutathione recycles Vitamin C Anthocyanidins Recycle Glutathione Lipoic Acid Recycles Vitamin C Co-enzyme Q10 Recycles Vitamin E This slide is to demonstrate the interaction of ‘antioxidant’ nutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene and others like Glutathione, co-enzyme Q10, lipoic acid and anthocyanidins which are rich in berries. On their own, each antioxidant will have some effect, but together they are much more effective. Like all nutrients, they are TEAM PLAYERS. A free radical for example from a French fry/chip, is disarmed by vitamin E, which is recycled by vitamin C, which is recycled by glutathione, which is recycled by anthocyanidins. The Co-enzyme Q10, beta-carotene and lipoic acid also help. These are the ESSENTIAL ANTIOXIDANTS and they work together. A few top tips top bear in mind; There is no substitute for whole foods – (these are unrefined and unprocessed foods), which contain hundreds of health promoting substances. The importance of some of these we are still to discover. Eat a varied diet, choosing from a wide range of different kinds of food Do not supplement your diet with individual nutrients without also taking a GOOD all-round multivitamin and mineral supplement. Do not take large amounts of individual B vitamins without a also taking a B complex or a multivitamin too Do not supplement your diet with a large amount of an isolated antioxidant nutrient (e.g. Vitamin C, E or beta-carotene) without also taking a GOOD all-round multivitamin or antioxidant formula. FREE RADICAL e.g. From French Fries Beta-Carotene & Anthocyanidins Recycle Vitamin C 9

10 Vitamins & Minerals Cell Activator B-vitamins formulated for weight-loss and energy Herbal Complex vitamin C for fat metabolism – energy & inch loss XtraCal Ca + Mg supplement – bones, teeth & heart Schizandra Plus Anti-oxidant, helps blood transport oxygen Rose-Ox Anti-oxidant immune system support Cell Activator – helps thyroid function (hormone production), energy production (biochemical reaction – helps mitochondria convert food to energy) Herbal Complex – helps transport fat to the mitochondria – remove toxins create energy Xtra Cal - 10

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