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Introducing Shaklee New Products

Shaklee announced at the recent 2010 Global Conference four new products. Check out what is new.

Shaklee Fiber Advantage Bar

A delicious, chewy blend of fruits, veggies and whole grains in every bite.

fiber 100% natural and 100% delicious. Shaklee Fiber Advantage Bars have everything your taste buds crave. Delicious apples, dates and whole grain rolled oats packed into each scrumptiously chewy, cinnamony bar. The best part? You get 8 grams of healthy soluble, insoluble and prebiotic fiber to help keep your digestive system running smoothly. Great healthy snack for the whole family. Gluten Free, Star K and Low glycemic.

Cholesterol Reduction Complex

Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Good news for 1 in 3 American adults who have high cholesterol, there’s a way to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol naturally! Shaklee Cholesterol Reduction Complex is a proprietary formulation with clinically proven ingredients that help prevent the absorption of cholesterol and lower LDL cholesterol. It’s made with a powerful blend of sterols and stanols, which are found naturally in plants, fruits, vegetables and grains, and these ingredients have been shown in more than 80 clinical studies to significantly reduce LDL cholesterol levels. cholesterol

Get Clean Water Filter

365 Days of Cleaner, Healthier Water

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A fresh take on healthier water, Get Clean Water is a new multipatented water filtration system. Unlike other water pitchers, Get Clean Water uses a solid block of carbon to clean your water, reducing some pretty nasty contaminants—including up to 99 percent of lead.1Get Clean Water is the first pitcher to use a refillable carbon-block filter system so there’s less plastic to throw away. And it filters 80 gallons of water per filter—twice as much as Brita® and PUR®.2Cleaner, healthier water and a cleaner, healthier planet?We can all drink to that!Beats Leading Brands!Certified to reduce lead (Brita® and PUR® are not!3)Certified to filter 80 gallons—twice as much as Brita® and PUR®2First-ever pitcher with refillable carbon-block filter systemThe Smart Choice!Costs only pennies a gallonFirst automatic pitcher meter that shows gallons filteredHealthy great-tasting water

Vita-D3™

Here Comes the Sun

Add some sunshine to your day with Vita-D3™! Recent research shows that vitamin D—the “sunshine vitamin”—offers a multitude of benefits including supporting healthy heart function, immune and bone health. But, depending on where you live, the time of year, and your skin color—you may be among the many Americans who aren’t getting enough of this essential nutrient. Boost your level of vitamin D with Shaklee Vita-D3. The perfect choice for overall health and well-being, Vita-D3 provides 1,000 IU of high potency vitamin D3 to help your body thrive! vita

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10 Things I Learned at the Anaheim Shaklee Global Conference

Shaklee Global Conference 2010

Shaklee Anaheim Global Conference 2010

Cars, cash, trips, and dreams.

My first Shaklee Global Conference

I just returned from my first Shaklee Global Conference. What a great event. There were so many friendly, positive, successful people all in one place – thousand of them!

10 things I learned at the Conference:

  1. Shaklee is a family.

    If a family can be defined as an association of people who share common beliefs or activities, then Shaklee definitely qualifies. Everyone I met had goals, experiences, and aspirations that I can identify with. I felt like I belonged.

  2. I belong to an amazing group.

    I met many of the successful business leaders in the same group to which I belong. There were a few familiar faces, but it was an opportunity to become acquainted with people I had only heard about before. It was like a family within a family.

  3. It is more fun being around positive people than negative ones.

    Everyone was upbeat, interested in learning new things, and excited about the changes in Shaklee. People were easy to talk with, genuinely interested in me and my Shaklee story, and were excited about continuing to build their business.

  4. Shaklee continues to improve the business opportunity.

    The Dream Plan announced by Shaklee is an exciting improvement to an already great opportunity. I don’t have years of experience to make comparisons with, but the Shaklee team seemed to “wow” everyone I talked to. Even the most seasoned veterans were telling me this was one of the most significant program changes they have ever seen.

  5. Shaklee continues to improve the product line.

    The new Fiber Advantage Bars, Get Clean Water filtration system, the FDA approved Cholesterol Reduction Complex, and Vita-D3 are incredible new products that will make people more healthy – and should be easy to use to impress new and existing customers.

  6. Shaklee people want to help each other.

    I would sit down at any table and start talking to people and quickly have things to talk about and discover many things I could learn. No one was “hoarding” their secrets to success – they wanted everyone to succeed.

  7. Success brings recognition as well as rewards.

    The top leaders were very well rewarded – highlighted by the line of new Mercedes Hybrid automobiles handed out. But success was recognized and rewarded at all levels, giving everyone encouragement to continue building their business.

  8. Shaklee International is a growing and exciting business.

    All of the international teams were well represented and recognized. The future of Shaklee Global is very bright, with a good foundation to build upon.

  9. Shaklee knows how to put on a great event.

    The venue, organization, and presentations were extremely professional. It made me feel like I was part of an organization that was confident and knew what they were doing.

  10. Enthusiasm is contagious.

    It would be difficult to come away from the Global Conference and not be impressed with Shaklee – both the people and the opportunity. Success breeds success. I can only imagine the sales volume the company is going to experience in the next few weeks!

Also the underlying theme of the event was that no one gets to be successful by luck or connections. It is based on work, hard work. And this experience makes me – and I am sure many others – want to get busy right away. I want to be on that stage next year!

If you were at the Conference, say hi and leave your comments below. I want to stay in contact.

10 Best Shaklee Products for Young Entrepreneurs

The Shaklee Product line of natural vitamin supplements, green products for the home, weight management, and healthy beauty appeals to all ages. But for young entrepreneurs there are some products that can be particularly attractive.

What are the best products for young people to promote?

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition.

Shaklee Sports Nutrition products have been powering many of the world’s elite athletes to remarkable achievements for decades with several revolutionary formulas. Shaklee Physique® and Shaklee Performance® provide athletes with energy, hydration, and muscle recovery and growth.

Energy Chews

Energy.

Healthy Energy plus Smart Focus. Energy Chews are packed with a whole lot of healthy attitude, the kind that gets your body moving, sharpens your mind and improves your mood. And all Shaklee products are from natural ingredients and a good way to make it through the day.

Stress Relief

Stress Relief.

Stress Relief Complex helps relax the body and mind, and promotes alertness while enhancing the body’s ability to adapt to everyday stress with all natural ingredients.

Children's Health

Children’s Health.

Shakleekids provides a wide variety of the world’s best children’s supplements. If you or anyone you know has growing youngsters, they will appreciate these products, such as Incredivites and Mighty Smart, made from super-safe ingredients that bring out the best in your kids.

Immune Support

Immune Support.

Your body works hard to keep you healthy but the daily bombardment from environmental irritants and airborne pollutants can unbalance your immune system. Nutriferon is a clinically tested, natural interferon booster and is important to people of all ages.

Multi-vitamin Supplements

Multivitamin Supplements.

The Vita-Lea formula provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Taken daily, Vita-Lea promotes overall health and wellness and supports long-term colon, heart, and eye health, and strengthens the immune system. Multivitamin supplements are important for young people too.

Cinch Weight Management

Cinch Weight Management.

Losing weight can be important for anyone who has a few too many pounds. Many young people are struggling with their weight. Cinch provides a sensible, natural program that can make it easier to manage. Being overweight is one of the most important controllable factors in long-term healthy living.

Clean Products

Clean Products for a Healthy Home.

Shaklee Get Clean Products are safe for you, your home, and the planet. As everyone gets more environmentally conscious, using products that are green can be difficult to find, but Shaklee makes it easy. Basic H® has been around since 1960, and was one of the first environmentally safe household cleaners on the market. Today, millions of bottles later, it’s more loved than ever.

Enfusselle Sun Screen

Enfuselle® SPF 30 Sunscreen for Body.

Sunscreen is important for active people of all ages. This natural formula is designed for all skin types, waterproof, and oil-free. Premature skin aging can be a direct result of too much sun so everyone needs protection.

Vivix Anti-Aging Formula

Vivix Anti-Aging Formula.

Why is an anti-aging formula important to young people? Because everyone knows older people who want to live a longer, healthier life. This revolutionary breakthrough in cellular anti-aging has been shown in laboratory studies to positively impact the four key mechanisms of cellular aging.

These Shaklee products are valuable to people young and old, but for a young entrepreneur who is interested in building a successful Shaklee business these 10 items can be the most valuable when talking with their friends and family. For living a healthy life, you can never start too young!

How Does a Young Entrepreneur Get Started?

  1. Learn more. Check us out. Look over our website. Check out the products and learn more about the Shaklee Difference. Here are our online resources:Shaklee Web Site: http://vitaminsupplements.myshaklee.com
    Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/2healthylife
    Check out our blog at: http://mysocialmediabootcamps.com
    See our YouTube Channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/greenandhealthy4u
  2. Ask Questions. Use the CONTACT ME link at the top of each page of our web site to ask any question. We want to hear from you.
  3. Join Shaklee. Start today by joining our Shaklee Team by registering as a Gold Ambassador. For only $349 you will receive over $500 in products and will be on your way!
  4. Click here to join today.

10 Reasons Why Young Entrepreneurs Can be Successful in Building a Shaklee Business

10 Reasons to Love Basic-H®

1. Stop living in a toxic home.

Some of the most questionable chemicals used regularly in household products are ammonia, chlorine, phenols, dichlorobenzene, and formaldehyde and can be found under your kitchen sink. Basic-H is nontoxic and safe for your family.

2. Eliminate your ammonia based window cleaner.

Basic-H cleans windows without streaking while being a great alternative to leading brands.

3. Everything and the kitchen sink.

Basic-H cleans it all from kitchens and bathrooms to appliances, woodwork, mirrors, painted walls, and floors — it even does windows, so toss those single-purpose cleaners like sink and tile cleaners.

4. Removes the impossible.

From lipstick on a linen napkin to crayons on a painted wall, full-strength Basic-H comes to the rescue.

5. On the cutting edge.

A few drops on your knife sharpener keep knives extra sharp. Be sure to rinse knives thoroughly after sharpening.

6. Does odd jobs.

Two tablespoons of Basic-H in a bucket of hot water lifts off old wallpaper. One tablespoon in a half gallon cleans sticky paintbrushes. Just soak for 24 hours and rinse in hot tap water.

7. Saves money.

Diluted with water as directed, one 32-oz. bottle of Basic-H equals nine 22-oz. bottles of Simple Green®, 4,608 32-oz. bottles of Windex®, or 188 32-oz. bottles of Fantastik®.**

8. Camping and travel companion.

A sample-size bottle of Basic-H is all you need to keep clothes, dishes, and everything else clean. And you’ll help by keeping the great outdoors unpolluted.

9. Easy on the Planet.

Biodegradable and environmentally friendly, Basic-H handles even hardto-clean jobs without phosphates,
borates, nitrates, corrosive chemicals, or toxic fumes.

10. Less in the landfill.

Basic-H is concentrated, so you’ll use fewer bottles of cleaning products throughout the year.

Nontoxic, high performance, economical, and great for the planet.

**Simple Green®, Fantastik®, and Windex® are registered trademarks of companies other than Shaklee Corporation. This comparison of label directions was made on March 13, 2006 and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time.

Click here to learn more about Basic H and all of the Shaklee vitamin supplements.

NutriFeron® Breakthrough immune protection* — patented, exclusive formula

THE CHALLENGE

Every day our bodies are under attack by pathogens and dangerous microbes that infest our surroundings with an unseen, unfelt, yet undeniable health threat. Our body’s built-in immune system protects us whenever possible, but it’s under constant attack from poor nutrition, stress, pollution, and fatigue.

NUTRIFERON

NutriFeron is a powerful breakthrough in immune system science. It is a patented, clinically proven blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts. For daily use, it increases the production of your body’s natural interferon, a critical activator of the immune system. NutriFeron works at the cellular level in two ways: *
• Rapidly activates your immune system’s defenses*
• Mobilizes the immune system’s “search-and-destroy” teams*

THE SHAKLEE DIFFERENCE

NutriFeron is the only immunity supplement formulated by the discoverer of natural interferon, after an exhaustive review of 200 natural compounds.
Patented, clinically proven formula
A natural way to keep your immune system finely tuned and on ready alert, taking the defenses you already have and making them even better.*
Available exclusively through Shaklee, NutriFeron is a powerfully effective supplement that has exceeded a stringent set of scientific tests for safety, purity, potency, and clinical tests for performance.
Star-K kosher certified

* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM NUTRIFERON?

Everyone over twelve years of age whose busy, stressful lifestyles place their immune systems under constant attack.
Those who want to be proactive in optimizing their immune response against environmental irritants and airborne pollutants.

HOW SHOULD IT BE USED?

The recommended serving of NutriFeron is two caplets daily. If pregnant or nursing, please ask a health care professional.

SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF THE INGREDIENTS IN NUTRIFERON

Preliminary laboratory studies suggest that in as little as three days, NutriFeron can unleash the full potential of the immune system.
• Ushiroyama T,Yoshida S,Tadaki K, Ikeda A, Ueki M. Clinical efficacy of EH0202, a Kampo formula, on the health of middle-aged women. Am J Chin Med. 2004;32(5):755-70.
• Ushiroyama T,Yoshida S,Tadaki K, Ikeda A, Ueki M. A pilot study of a Kampo formula, EH0202, with intriguing results for menopausal symptoms. J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Apr;10 (2):397-9.
• Kaji K,Yoshida S, Nagata N,Yamashita T, Mizukoshi E, Honda M, Kojima Y, Kaneko S. An open-label study of administration of EH0202, a health-food additive, to patients with chronic hepatitis C. J Gastroenterol. 2004 Sep;39(9):873-8.
• Kubo M, Hashimoto Y,Yoshida S.The effect of health food containing EH0202 on physical and mental symptoms accompanying menstruation in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Clin Pharm Ther. 2004;14(2):129-142.

For more information, check out more about Shaklee vitamin supplements.

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Where Can I Learn More About Shaklee?

We have been using Shaklee products for years in our home. From the cleaning products, to the vitamin supplements, and the new Vivix Anti-Aging Formula. Many people ask us where they can learn more about Shaklee and we want to share our knowledge online. Here are the resources we have developed:

Our Favorite Shaklee Products

There are many Shaklee Products that we think of as our favorites. We hope that you will be interested to try them out for yourself. And remember that there is always a money-back guarantee – they are that good!

1. Vivix®. Shaklee calls it “a revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against cellular aging.” The ingredients in Vivix have been shown in laboratory studies to positively impact the four key mechanisms of cellular aging. In fact, a 30-day supply delivers the equivalent amount of resveratrol found in 3,000 glasses of red wine, and laboratory studies found Vivix to be 10x more powerful in slowing a key mechanism of aging than resveratrol. It’s really good stuff!*
2. Shaklee Vitalizer™. This is my foundation. In one daily packet I get foundational nutrients I need, including sustained release B and C vitamins, minerals and more, plus probiotics, Omega-3s and more. If you’re like 9 out of 10 Americans, you don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, and that means you may not be getting enough of the right nutrients. That’s a great reason to supplement what you eat and I really like the way Vitalizer makes me feel!
3. Cinch® Vanilla Shake Mix: Soy or Cinch® Vanilla Shake Mix: Whey. I love these shakes for so many reasons. They are rich in protein, I can mix in strawberries, bananas, peaches, whatever and it always tastes great. That’s my routine…blender, milk, fruit, cinch shake powder. It’s so good. I feel full and stay feeling full throughout the morning. They’re great for people watching what they eat. Both feature an ingredient called Leucine which helps retain muscle.
4. Basic-H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate. I love this because I can use it in so many different ways around the house. I clean my whole house with it. One bottle goes a long, long way. A 16 oz bottle creates an unbelievable 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. It replaces so many household cleaners I used to buy at the grocery store. It’s concentrated, so it saves me a lot of money compared to ready-to-use cleaners. It’s nontoxic, too!
5. NutriFeron®. NutriFeron is “a clinically supported blend of immune-strengthening plant extracts.” I simply call it an immune system booster. It’s in my top 5 because so many of my friends and family use it. I feel like it boosts my immune system defenses and helps increase my resistance wherever my paths take me.*
6. Nutrition Therapy Skin Care System™. This is a great skin care system, for women and men. The exclusive to this is “Vital Repair+® which blocks ALL those skin-damaging free radical reactions and actually allows the skin to keep making healthy cells.” For me, I like it because it leaves my skin looking smooth and feeling incredible.
7. Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover. This stuff is like gold in my laundry room. I use it on grass stains, dirt, even stains on upholstery in the car or home. You name it. It cleans with “natural enzymes and active oxygen” so it seems to keep my clothes bright without fading, but still clean.
8. Fresh Laundry Concentrate (Powder). If awards were given out for the amount of wash that is done in homes, our home could qualify to be a winner. I really like Fresh Laundry Concentrate Powder. The fragranced version smells great, it cleans very well. It cleans with natural enzymes and biodegradable surfactants, and is very safe in water systems. I love that it is concentrated too. With just a ¼ cup, you can clean a whole load.
9. Cinch® Snack Bars. When I get those cravings for a snack, I really like having Cinch Snack Bars around! Each bar has 10 grams of protein and only 120 or 130 calories—I like that, a lot. When I look at some other bars on the market, they often don’t even have 3 grams of protein and they’re full of sugar. Like the shakes and meal bars, these Cinch snack bars also have Leucine, which helps preserve muscle. And, they taste great!
10. Cinch® Energy Tea Mix. For me, Cinch teas are a safe, natural energy boost and a great alternative to sugary snacks, coffee and soda. You can drink it hot or cold. It comes in little single serve sticks so you can just add it to a water bottle; they’re very portable and packable. One of my favorite parts – it’s not too tart and not too sweet. It’s just right!

Vitamin D Deficiency Affects Billion Plus – Are You One Of Them?

Source: Singularity Hub

Unless you’ve been living under a rock during the last few years you know that vitamin D is a vital component of human health. Vitamin D is crucial for proper bone growth and maintenance, and a deficiency in vitamin D results in an increased risk of osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, and several other bad things. But ask yourself this: when is the last time you had your vitamin D level measured, and what are you doing to make sure that your body has enough of this important vitamin?

If you are like most people in the world, you have absolutely no clue if you are getting enough vitamin D. With some estimates placing as many as 1 in 3 of the world’s 6 billion people deficient in vitamin D (and even higher for those in industrialized nations) don’t you think it is time that you stopped ignoring the issue and started taking personal responsibility for it? After all, you do want to make it to the Singularity…don’t you?

 

Even with vitamin D fortified foods such as milk it is extremely difficult to obtain enough of the vitamin through diet alone. Nearly all of a person’s vitamin D is obtained when sunlight hits our skin and induces its creation within our bodies. Stay out of the sun (or wear sunscreen when you are in the sun) and your body isn’t getting any vitamin D. Take a worldwide culture that is increasingly couped up in sun starved indoor work environments and combine this with a phobia of skin cancer that causes most of us to wear sun screen whenever we do actually go outside, and you have the perfect storm for a worldwide epidemic in vitamin D deficiency.

It sounds bad – and it is. Vitamin D joins obesity, type 2 diabetes, and several other epidemics that are entirely created by poor lifestyle choices. Want to avoid vitamin D deficiency? Simple: get in the sun! It is generally agreed that only 10 minutes per day of quality sun exposure is more than enough exposure to ensure proper vitamin D production within our bodies. It really is that simple, but for whatever reason at least a billion people across the globe are likely failing to do this. Don’t be one of them!

In recent years there has been an avalanche of hype about the health benefits of vitamin D. Freaks are coming out of the woodwork to tell us that vitamin D, resveratrol, and a host of other chemicals will bring us unimaginable benefits to longevity and health. I wish it were true, but sadly it is my opinion that vitamin D really isn’t that special of a chemical after all. It is not the presence of vitamin D that makes you healthier. Rather it is the absence of vitamin D that makes you sicker! As soon as we lock ourselves in sun deprived homes and offices and slap on the sun screen we are opening ourselves to a man-made epidemic of increased susceptibility to cancer, type 2 diabetes, bone disease, and a long list of other problems. Helping your body to accumulate its evolutionarily natural level of vitamin D within the body isn’t going to make you any healthier than you are supposed to be. It merely allows your body to operate at the health profile that it is already designed for.

The first thing to do if you care about your vitamin D level is to go to your doctor and have your vitamin D level tested. A simple, cheap blood test accurately determines whether you are within the optimal range or not. If you are like most people in industrialized nations, you will find that you are either somewhat deficient or severely deficient in this crucial vitamin. In a recent test with my own doctor, I was shocked to learn that I was deficient in spite of several hundred IU of vitamin D that I was already receiving from my daily vitamin regimen. Apparently I am indoors blogging even more than I had realized! The obvious solution is to get more sunlight. If you work indoors like me all day and find it difficult to get enough sunlight, then do what I do and take a daily vitamin D pill (I now take 2000 IU per day and my vitamin D now measures normal). The pills are cheap and effective, but of course talk to your doctor before taking them.

If you really want to know all of the details about vitamin D – its chemical profile, metabolic function within the body, and much more, I encourage you to read one of the web’s definitive papers on the topic written by Michael F. Holick titled “The Vitamin D Epidemic and its Health Consequences“. For those that want a less intense look at vitamin D, below are a few of the more interesting factoids about vitamin D (based on a Natural News interview with Holick) that you don’t want to miss:

  • The healing rays of natural sunlight (that generate vitamin D in your skin) cannot penetrate glass. So you don’t generate vitamin D when sitting in your car or home.
  • A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D into their diet.
  • The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D. Canada, the UK and most U.S. states are far from the equator.
  • People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20 – 30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D. That’s why prostate cancer is epidemic among black men — it’s a simple, but widespread, sunlight deficiency.
  • Sufficient levels of vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in your intestines. Without sufficient vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium, rendering calcium supplements useless.
  • Chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight: it takes months of vitamin D supplementation andsunlight exposure to rebuild the body’s bones and nervous system.
  • Even weak sunscreens (SPF=8) block your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%. This is how sunscreenproducts actually cause disease — by creating a critical vitamin deficiency in the body.

Diseases and conditions cause by vitamin D deficiency:

  • Osteoporosis is commonly caused by a lack of vitamin D, which greatly impairs calcium absorption.
  • Sufficient vitamin D prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, colon cancer and schizophrenia.
  • “Rickets” is the name of a bone-wasting disease caused by vitamin D deficiency.
  • Vitamin D deficiency may exacerbate type 2 diabetes and impair insulin production in the pancreas.
  • Obesity impairs vitamin D utilization in the body, meaning obese people need twice as much vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D is used around the world to treat Psoriasis.
  • Vitamin D deficiency causes schizophrenia.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight.
  • Chronic vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia because its symptoms are so similar: muscle weakness, aches and pains.
  • Your risk of developing serious diseases like diabetes and cancer is reduced 50% – 80% through simple, sensible exposure to natural sunlight 2-3 times each week.
  • Infants who receive vitamin D supplementation (2000 units daily) have an 80% reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes over the next twenty years.

Shaklee’s Top Tips for Green Value

Times are tougher than ever. Money is tighter than it has been. These are all the more reasons to go green.

True, it’s good for the planet, but did you know it can also save you a huge amount of money down the road? Shaklee Get Clean® products offers you safe, powerful, and budget-friendly cleaning solutions that can help you and your family live happier, healthier lives. Here are a few back-to-basics tips to help get you going:

LESS IS BEST

  • It’s a simple equation Use Less = Spend Less! You pay less per use with concentrated cleaners. In fact, you’d have to spend more than $3,400 on major-brand cleaners to get the equivalent cleaning power found in the Get Clean Starter Kit.
  • A 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate alone can make:

    • 214 bottles of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner
    • The equivalent of more than 5,000 bottles of ready-to-use window cleaner
    • 36 bottles of ready-to-use degreaser
  • Visit your local library. Take the kids on a Saturday, have them pick out 2 of their favorite books, and return them next week! It’s free and it’s green.
  • Carpool! If your drive to work is 25 miles each way and at least half is stop-and-go traffic, you’ll save almost 10 percent of your monthly carbon emissions by carpooling. Not to mention the gas dollars you’ll save.

CONSERVE ENERGY

  • Run your dishwasher. It can actually help the environment while saving you time and preserving your manicure! Many studies show that dishwashers actually use less water than dishes by hand and you can save a ton of water, energy and money by only running the dishwasher when it’s full—especially if it’s Energy Star-approved.
  • Throw in a concentrated, phosphate-free detergent such as Automatic Dish Wash Concentrate
    that is so powerful a pre-rinse isn’t required, and you earn extra eco-warrior points!
  • Use Rechargeable Batteries. Investing in rechargeable batteries can save you some money over time. In general, the less you rely on single-use, disposable items, the less money you’ll burn through.
  • Check Out the New CFLs. CFL bulbs use 80% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs, and last up six to 10 times longer. You might not be aware of the newest designs from cutting-edge manufacturers, including a new range of pleasant color temperatures, dimmable CFLs, bug lights, 3-way models, candelabra and flicker tip styles and more.
  • Turn Off Your Computer – Save energy, wear on your hardware and an average of $90 each year on electricity costs by shutting down your computer at night. The Department of Energy recommends shutting off your monitor if you aren’t going to use it for more than 20 minutes, and the whole system if you’re not going to use it for more than two hours.

PRESERVE THE EARTH

  • Bulk shopping is good for the environment because it reduces packaging and waste plus it means fewer trips to the market and less gas used so you save money.
  • Save money and the planet, ounce by ounce with both Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate and Fresh Laundry Liquid Concentrate available in 64 oz. sizes.
  • Jettison Junk Mail – Around 100 million trees and 28 billion gallons of water are used to send junk mail to Americans every year, according to greendimes.com. You can stop 75% of unsolicited mail by registering on the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association website (for a fee of $1).
  • Stop Idling – Idling for more than 10 seconds wastes more gas than is needed for startup. Overall, Americans idle away 2.9 billion gallons of gas a year, worth around $78.2 billion.

RECYCLE & REUSE

  • Rather than going through rolls of paper towels, cut up old t-shirts and towels for cleaning rags. If DIY isn’t your cup of tea, try Shaklee Super Microfiber Cleaning and Window Cloths. They are ridiculously absorbent and can be washed and reused hundreds of times.
  • Ditch bottled water! The cost adds up and the bottles pile up in landfills to pollute our planet. Save big bucks and keep waste out of the landfills by switching to filtered water. The BestWater® PerfectPitcher® is NSF-certified and serves up delicious, clean water that can be poured into a glass to be enjoyed at home, or a portable, reusable water bottle if you’re on the go.
  • Washing out and using plastic storage bags can save more than $5 a week!

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