Dreamy Peach Berry Smoothie

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cold water

1 cup frozen peach slices

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1 scoop Vibrant Health PureGreen Protein, Vanilla

Directions: In an electric blender, combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately.

Vibrant Health Testimonial – “…a great anti-aging formula”

Below is a Vibrant Health Testimonial from naturopath Kheri Henry of the Santee Wellness Center. Thank you, Kheri, for your professional vote of confidence!

Since using the Joint Vibrance, my hair has been growing like a weed and my skin appears to be looking less aged!  In my opinion, this product does much more than just rebuilding joints....it is also a great anti-aging formula and that is how I present it, to my clients. “It is very rare for me to take the time to write a testimonial.  I am a traditional naturopath and I have been using Vibrant Health products for about 6 months now in my practice.  I also use the products. 

Since using the Joint Vibrance, my hair has been growing like a weed and my skin appears to be looking less aged!  In my opinion, this product does much more than just rebuilding joints….it is also a great anti-aging formula and that is how I present it, to my clients. 

I will keep you posted on my clients results. Thank you for this amazing product!”

Kheri Henry/Santee Wellness Center

The King of Smoothies

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cold water

1 cup frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup banana or vanilla yogurt

1 tbs. creamy nut butter of choice

1 scoop Vibrant Health PureGreen Protein, Vanilla

Directions: In an electric blender, combine all ingredients until smooth, serve immediately.

Chinese Materials: Should We Worry?

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Salient questions concerning the safety of Chinese materials used in nutritional supplements have arisen as a result of revelations in the news media discussing contamination of food products (e.g. pet food ingredients), consumer products (e.g. heavy metals in toys) and other commodities supplied to the world market by China. I must say, this is nothing new to those of us inside the dietary supplement industry, for quality of Chinese materials has been watched and monitored since the early 1980s when laboratories in China first began to exert influence in the raw materials sector. 

At that time, vitamin C and inositol represented the first major phalanx to skewer domestic industry. Hoffman LaRoche in the first instance and A.E. Staley in both cases were most affected. Staley eventually completely abandoned production of inositol, forsaking their pre-eminent position in that commodity under the severe price competition from Chinese sources. When the quality of Chinese material proved to be the equal of Staley's, orders to the American manufacturer evaporated.

Since that time, we designers and marketers of nutritional supplements have witnessed a rapid improvement and expansion of Chinese raw materials. In the mid-80s, many (but not all) materials were flawed by the presence of heavy metals at unacceptable levels, or of unwelcome residue of herbicides or pesticides. But Chinese chemists and businessmen, who most often gained their higher education at western universities, were on a rapid learning curve. I believe they were, and are, driven to emulate the most successful western business models in order to gain honor, respect, dignity and affluence. 

Globally conducted IQ tests have placed the Chinese on the top rung of the intelligence ladder. That brain power is exercised in the speed with which they have, very simply, "cleaned up their act," and expanded their reach into the global market for nutritional raw materials. Nowadays, fair consideration is due any Chinese manufacturer offering his its materials into the American marketplace where once, in the early 1990s, every material from China was suspect.

More recently, China has attracted increased investment from Europe. A major enzyme producer from Germany has built a new facility in China, staffed it with German executives, and has hired and trained Chinese personnel to produce the bulk of its raw materials. High level, high quality European botanical extraction firms have expanded into China too as the capacity of their older, smaller facilities in Europe became unable to satisfy exploding worldwide demand for their products. 

The economies of the world are truly melding into one. The influence of foreign corporations within China, plus the tremendous facility of the Chinese to adapt and learn, has rapidly improved the quality of materials exiting China. This does not mean our vigilance should be reduced. But as each production cycle passes, fewer materials prove to be of substandard quality. How do we know? It is customary in our industry to have on file for each material full microbiological and heavy metal analyses. 

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Current Testing on Chinese Materials and other Imported Goods

In the case of Chinese (and other imported) materials, it is also customary for the importer/distributor in the United States to run separate microbiological and heavy metal analyses through an outside, American laboratory to confirm or refute the analyses supplied with the material. Current GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) also require both the corporate customer and manufacturer to run redundant identity, purity, microbiological and heavy metal analyses on the material. Ultimately then, a material that goes into a dietary supplement, whether it is from China or from somewhere else, will be tested by 

1.)The raw material manufacturer

2.)The importer/distributor

3.)The buyer (e.g. Vibrant Health)

4.)The manufacturer (e.g. the contract manufacturer employed by Vibrant Health.)

As a final check on quality, microbiological and heavy metal analyses are conducted on each batch of the finished consumer product. When GMP procedures are followed, inferior materials are prevented from entering the production cycle, and both quality and safety of the finished product is guaranteed.

The goal of Vibrant Health is to deliver improved health and well being to the consumer. It is evident that it would be foolish to select any materials that lacked the most complete certifications of quality if we are to realize our goal.

Vibrant Health was founded in 1992 on a bedrock of strong ideals and profound respect for each person we serve. We absolutely seek out the finest raw materials from the most reputable suppliers. Verification of quality and potency with full analyses is required. If we need some piece of analytical data that is not customarily supplied with a material, we will run the tests ourselves. 

Our desire is to use domestic or European raw materials wherever possible; certified organic if available. Yet not everything we may require to fashion our superior formulations is being produced in the United States or Europe. The nutrition industry is now truly a global enterprise with materials of quality and value available from not only the United States and Europe, but also from India, China, Brazil, Nepal, Chile, Russia, and a host of other countries. The utilization of ingredients from around the world mandates that professional production standards be in place to both assure the quality of the finished nutritional product and its efficacy to the consumer. Independent laboratory analyses as described above assure that our materials are the best available. 

In order to deliver both product quality and efficacy, Vibrant Health purchases and uses only fully verified and analyzed materials from reputable, “top tier” suppliers. GMP certified manufacturers, and GMP/Organic Certified manufacturers are employed to warehouse our materials and produce each finished product. Along the way, in-house GMP labs conduct quality control analyses at each step of the process. A finished product with the band name “Vibrant Health” attached is manufactured to the highest standards our industry can currently achieve. 

Green Vibrance Testimonial: How This Superfood Helps One Couple Stay Healthy

Vibrant Health’s Green Vibrance superfood has been my most valuable “secret” for healthy aging for more than 8 years. I rarely dare forego a morning scoop of super green powder! It gives me my insurance for immunity and well-being! As a teacher, I used to have frequent colds. The times I used to allow myself to run out of this product, I would invariably find my respiratory health challenged in some way. 

My husband used to get a cold or flu several times a year; he is active around hospitals. For 8 years, he has avoided his typically annual emergency hospitalization for Krones Disease, since taking Green Vibrance. 

Both of our issues are gone! Vitamins and fresh raw foods alone hadn’t given me what I needed as armor against colds. With Green Vibrance, I count on great health! 

How This Superfood Helps One Couple Stay Healthy

Green Vibrance Superfood Saves Time and Supplies More Energy

I like to juice occasionally, but can’t supply the powerhouse of what Green Vibrance has…foods, herbs, fibers, pro-biotics, and pre-biotics. Yes, we try to eat plenty of salads, but not enough. Some days, there is no time to make that happen. We take multiple vitamins, but they do not typically encompass all that Green Vibrance contains to set the stage for an alkaline pH~my goal for longevity and disease-free living! 

I wonder if Green Vibrance is responsible for our good skin or our dark hair with practically no gray…and we are both almost 60! Our siblings look much more aged. I think the greens provide a more assimilate-able and superior calcium for my strong bones.  

My experience is to use just a small amount of flavorful juice, or freshly squeezed carrots or tomatoes. When I add water, and shake it, I have a daily regime that is worth its weight in gold. I can’t afford to get sick, or pass around germs, nor do I want to waste my time not feeling well. The cost of the product is extremely reasonable on every level when I weigh the outcome of not eating such a healthy product. Green Vibrance on my daily menu is a MUST! 

 

~~Firm supporter of Green Vibrance~~P. Sierra

 

The staff at Vibrant Health would like to thank "P" for her Green Vibrance testimonial, and for sharing her Green Vibrance superfood experience with us. Do you have a Green Vibrance story to tell? Send it to us at socialmedia(at)vibranthealth.us!