VIVIX–Be Glad If You Are Taking It

The following is a letter I received from Dr. Jamie McManus, describing the power of VIVIX  in blunting the biological stress response after consuming a high fat meal.  Science behind the products is making a difference.

Hello Shaklee Family,

New Shaklee Published Clinical Research Study

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new Shaklee-sponsored clinical research study confirming that key Vivix® ingredients blunt the biological stress response that occurs after consuming a high-fat meal1.* This biological stress response refers to the acute oxidative and cellular responses that occur in the body to address metabolic by-products of common lifestyle factors such as eating an unhealthful diet, being overweight, or smoking. If the biological stress response persists over time, it may lead to many of the age-related health challenges we see today.

% Change in NRF-2 DNA Binding Activity Following HFHC Meal with or wothout Shaklee SupplementOne way to study this biological stress response is to observe what happens in the bloodstream after eating a high-fat fast food meal, as this is known to produce a significant amount of oxidative and biological stress.

So Shaklee scientists collaborated with researchers to study the effects of Vivix ingredients on the metabolic responses to eating a typical fast food meal. The researchers gave key Vivix ingredients or a placebo immediately before the consumption of a high-fat fast food meal and measured oxidative and biological stress response for five hours following the meal. Results showed significant blunting of the typical oxidative and biological stress response to a high-fat meal, as well as significant activation of Nrf-2, a key regulator of the body’s antioxidant defenses, in the group consuming the Vivix polyphenols.*

The study was published Feb. 2, 2011, online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. We encourage you to access the study from your nearest university library or from the Web site and to look for future Health Sciences Bulletins for more information on the health risks associated with oxidative and biological stress responses.

This research nicely complements our mitochondrial mass study showing increased cellular energy production with Vivix ingredients compared to resveratrol alone AND our laboratory study showing that Vivix ingredients are more powerful than resveratrol at inhibiting AGE protein formation.

What does this mean to you? You can now share the incredible news that we have a human clinical study published in a prestigious peer-reviewed medical research journal that shows significant and positive physiologic effects in people consuming key Vivix ingredients.

To your great health,

Jamie McManus, MD

Dr. Jamie McManus, M.D.
Chair, Medical Affairs, Health Sciences & Education
Shaklee Corporation

2 thoughts on “VIVIX–Be Glad If You Are Taking It

  1. I heard Dr. Jamie talk about this, and after the “techie” stuff, she shared in simple terms that fast/fat foods damage and kill our cells, but taking Vivix after eating fast/fat foods our cells rejuvinate and thrive! Unheard of!
    I’m not saying to eat “bad” food, but it’s nice to know we have Vivix to make up for shortcomings in our diet. So…
    SAD* Diet + Vivix = Healthy Cells / Healthy Cells = Healthy Organs = Healthier you!
    *Standard American Diet

    Did you take your Vivix today? I did! :-)~

    • Thanks for sharing, Jodi. VIVIX is a really great way to protect and repair our cells. Did I tell you Hank has not had his bad, nearly paralyzing, inflammation (unable to be diagnosed by hospitals and drs) since taking VIVIX? VIVIX has really helped him a lot and he won’t be without it! Yes, I took it too!

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