Wellness Report on Supplements
Scientific studies support supplementation for good health.
Not enough vitamins can lead to an increased risk of chronic diseases.
Learn how daily multivitamin supplementation can bridge your nutrition gap.
Vitamin Supplements Are Recommended for All Adults
Journal of the American Medical Association
Prominent researchers have published a study that recognizes the benefits of
vitamins and recommends all adults take a multivitamin daily.1 The authors
reviewed more than 30 years of articles to determine the correlation of vitamins
and their effect on chronic diseases. Evidence indicated that not getting enough
vitamins can lead to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular
disease, cancer and osteoporosis. There is also evidence that vitamin E may prove
useful in the prevention of heart disease when taken over long periods of time;
vitamin D and calcium can provide protection against fractures; and folic acid helps
prevent neural-tube defects in newborns. The study determined that diet alone does
not provide an optimal intake of vitamins and nutrients for much of the general population,
especially in the delivery of vitamin B for heart health.2 Along with other scientific experts,
they recommend daily multivitamin supplementation as an effective way to bridge the
nutrition gap and lower the risk of chronic disease.
Thatís why we include Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex as an
essential daily component of the Cellular Nutrition Program. Not only do
these multivitamins assure you of meeting your daily requirements, they
also provide antioxidant benefits.* Beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and
selenium work with herbs to create a foundation for long-term good health and wellness.*
Green Tea Helps Protect Skin from Ultraviolet Radiation
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is a year-round challenge.
Everyone should use an effective and potent sunscreen and limit exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
In addition to sunscreen, various studies have shown that both the consumption and topical application
of green-tea polyphenols can inhibit the cancer-producing or inflammatory impact of ultraviolet radiation.3
One study, presented in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, concluded that polyphenol
extracts of green tea were effective topical agents to prevent the adverse effects of sunlight.3 An article in
the International Journal of Oncology documented many studies that showed how green-tea polyphenols
can be protective against the inflammatory and carcinogenic effects of ultraviolet radiation.4 A third article,
from the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, showed that green-tea polyphenols prevent the production
of ultraviolet-induced chemicals, which can lead to immune suppression and the onset of skin cancer.5
Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and protector of cells and an important ingredient in several
Herbalife Inner and Outer Nutrition products, including
Herbal Concentrate and
Skin Activator, which with regular use, may help resist the adverse effects
of ultraviolet-induced oxidation.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Heart Disease
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
There is evidence that Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil appear to aid in the prevention of coronary artery disease6.
A new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined the role of Omega-3 fatty acids
in improving systolic blood pressure and decreasing vascular resistance, effects that may reduce the risk of
heart disease and cardiac events. The research focused on two forms of Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid
(EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and on systemic arterial compliance, a measure of the elasticity of blood vessels.
Increased stiffness in large arteries can lead to high blood pressure, which may contribute to increased coronary risk6.
Thirty-eight men and women with elevated plasma total cholesterol consumed either supplements or placebos in
a seven-week dietary intervention. Systemic arterial compliance rose 27% to 36% in the group that took supplements,
which was a trend toward reduced systolic and pulse pressure. The supplement groups also experienced significant
declines in triglycerides.
Herbalifeline is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids,
which supplies a full spectrum of marine lipids to help maximize heart health.*
1 1 Fairfield, K.M, Fletcher, R.H. Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults: Scientific Review. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002; 287:3116-3126.
2 Fairfield, K.M, Fletcher, R.H. Vitamins for Chronic Disease Prevention in Adults: Scientific Review. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002; 287:3127-3129.
3 Elmets, C.A., Singh, D., Tubesing, K., et al. Cutaneous Photoprotection from Ultraviolet Injury by Green-Tea Polyphenols. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2001; 44(3):425-432.
4 Katiyar, S.K., Elmets, C.A. Green-Tea Polyphenolic Antioxidants and Skin Protection; Review. International Journal of Oncology 2001; 18(6):1307-1313.
5 Katiyar, S.K., Bergamo, B.M., Vyalil, P.K., et al. Green-Tea Polypehnols: DNA Photodamage and Photoimmunology. Journal of Photochemical and Photobiology 2001; 65(2-3):109-114.
6 Nestel P., Shige H., Pomeroy S., et al. The n-3 Fatty acids Eicosapemtaenoic Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid Increase Systemic Arterial Compliance in Humans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002; 76:326-30.
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Studies show that many of the ingredients found in Herbalife products
can help promote health and well-being.
These studies offer support for supplementation, while providing information
about how Herbalife can help all those who want to achieve optimal health.
Herbalife offers a wide range of Inner and Outer Nutrition products that work together
to protect health and well-being from the inside out.