Presentation on theme: "Understanding Nutrition"— Presentation transcript:
1 Understanding Nutrition Jenny EngemannManager, Global Product SupportPharmanex R & D
2 Nutrition: Outside In & Inside Out The same nutrients that promote health and longevity also help maintain our skin’s youthful appearanceSuboptimal nutrition may result in...Fatigue, loss of appetite, depression, poor concentrationDry, pale, scaly, oily, wrinkled skin
3 Nutrition: Outside In & Inside Out Key to a healthy diet = variety and moderationBalanced intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fatOptimal intake of essential vitamins & mineralsBroad range of antioxidants to support antioxidant defense systemincluding antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetablesEssential fatty acids - fish, flaxseed, fish oil supplementsWater
5 Common Nutrient Deficiencies Vitamins A and EBone minerals calcium and magnesium, and vitamin DTrace minerals iron—particularly for women-- copper, chromium, and zincB vitamins - thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12
6 JAMA, 19 June 2002“Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. Pending strong evidence of effectiveness from randomized trials, it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.”Robert H. Fletcher, MD, MSc; Kathleen M. Fairfield, MD, DrPH, Harvard University. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002; 287:
8 Why Use Supplements?To prevent nutrient deficiencies and provide optimal levels of nutrientsVitamin C (Scurvy)4-5 oranges weekly to prevent tooth loss from scurvydozen oranges a day for effective antioxidant activityVitamin EIU daily for antioxidanthigh sources only available in fatty food - obesityB-vitaminsFolic acid and neural tube defects
9 Why Use Supplements?To provide consistent intake of all essential nutrients and ultimately improve general well-being, e.g., physical and mental performanceAdditional reasons you may need to supplement your diet:food processing methodssmoking tobaccofood allergiesstressprescription & over-the-counter medicinesillness
10 LifePak® is a comprehensive nutritional supplementation program delivering the optimal amounts of all essential vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and trace elements, as well as beneficial phytonutrients.
11 LifePak® - 5 Formulas in 1High potency antioxidant formula with vitamins C & EPotent blend of carotenoids and flavonoids, including green tea catechins, citrus bioflavonoids, and beta-caroteneComprehensive bone nutrition with calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin KSupports healthy immune functionComplete trace element supplementPromotes cardiovascular health
12 Antioxidants & Free Radicals Normal metabolism, stress, sun exposure, smoking, environmentAntioxidants are stable compounds that combine with and neutralize the highly reactive free radicals that otherwise can damage the cells throughout our bodies
14 Antioxidant Defense System A comprehensive profile of antioxidants must work together in synergy to afford effective protection from free radical damageVitamin EVitamin CMineral cofactors (selenium, zinc, copper, manganese)Alpha-Lipoic AcidCarotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene)Flavonoids (green tea catechins, bioflavonoids, grape seed extract, quercetin)
15 Two Scientific Studies Proving LifePak’s Antioxidant Effects Protection of LDL against free radicalsVitamin Eb-CaroteneSmidt CR, Seidehamel RJ, Devaraj S, Jialal I. The Effects of a Nutritionally Complete Dietary Supplement (LifePak®) on Antioxidant Status and LDL-Oxidation in Healthy Non-Smokers. FASEB 1999;13(4):A546.
16 Essential Fatty AcidsBalance intake of essential fatty acids (more omega-3, less omega-6).EFAs have numerous health benefits, including helping restore damaged skin, and maintaining moist and smooth skin.Double-blind study in The Lancet found omega-3s may address symptoms associated with certain problem skin conditions.Omega-3s found in fish, flaxseed, and certain food supplements.Bittiner SB, et al. Lancet. Feb1988;1(8582): Kojima T, et al. Dermatologica. 1991;182(4):
17 Nourish your Body Internally & Externally Nu Skin Personal CareBalanced Dietfruits, vegetables, essential nutrients, waterFood SupplementsPharmanex SupplementsLifePakOptimum OmegaOptiProtect, Tegreen, or Optimum C