You're all probably like "WTHECK is this that she got herself into???" and "WHAT IS A SHAKLEE??" I'll tell you a little about MY WHY and what it is. And, how impressed I have been in the year I started buying from them.
My 4 year old Keifer was diagnosed with Sensory Integration "Issues" a few years back (as my story of her is a few posts below); life is challenging to say the least (as many of you know and hear about often- HA). She is highly sensitive to smells and sounds, and although she tested NEGATIVE for allergies through a blood test, I know she is sensitive to foods and products (shampoos, etc) we use. She was also diagnosed as "pre-asthmatic" and does a daily inhaler of Flo-Vent to prevent asthma attacks. She typically goes through the winter having breathing issues.
Another friend of mine showed me clinical research studies done by by a company called Shaklee, whom she is a Director for. Shaklee has been around for 56+ years and was recently bought by Roger Barnett for the reason of his child: his child has asthma and they had to find new products to use inside their home for their son. Products that were safe.
I started taking the Joint Health a year ago for my bad knee- and I didn't know if it was working or not when my friend followed up with me. Then I stopped taking it. And I realized it IS working. It doesn't contain Chondroitrin, which many people believe is GOOD for your joints, but really, doesn't get absorbed by your body and could potentially be toxic because it has long term side effects on liver & kidneys.... and the Joint Health by Shaklee does in 5 days what glucosomine & chondroitrin take 4-8weeks to do. And I have noticed that the arthritis that is developing in my fingers isn't flaring up, if at all.
As for Vitamins- yeah, I take a lot of vitamins. Usually from Target. I take a multi-vitamin, Fish oils, etc..Its cheaper at Sam's and I could buy in bulk. And my husband doesn't like to spend a lot of $$. ANd I don't HAVE a lot of $$. However, Shaklee has zero tolerance for toxins,:they prove that what is in bottle, is on label, & in bloodstream after taking it.
FDA doesn't regulate supplements & many don't break down in the body, meaning they have "fillers". Its the #1 cause for clogged Port o potties (kind of gross) but true.
And oh yeah, there are hundreds of CLINICAL RESEARCH studies on Shaklee products. Pages to read. They have a headquarters where Scientists actually do testing of all their products. AND there is a 100% money back if you aren't happy with anything. Even if the bottle is empty!
Shaklee also has a 20yr landmark study... people that took Shaklee supplements for 20yrs, people that took nothing for 20yrs & people that took other supplements. The study was done by University of Berkley and people on Shaklee had highest healthmarkers & people on nothing had better healthmarkers than those who took other stuff.
I decided spending the $$ on GOOD vitamins instead of getting SICK and spending $ at a doctor might be better worth the $ spent. So when I joined to sell Shaklee, I got a 1 month supply of Vitalizer for Women.
It has everything your body needs for one full day of nutrition + a probiotic. The pics of all the essential vitamins and minerals that are IN the strip of vitamins show A LOT of food that would have to be eaten. But I get it in one strip.
However, I did a "test". I've been taking the vitamins for almost a month and I have seen/felt a difference- I haven't felt like I needed to nap at 1PM after lunch and I have been staying up until almost 11 every night! I forgot to take them one day in the morning and I almost fell asleep in my PM class that day! So I honestly do think THEY are working, too. To me, knowing my body is benefitting from the vitamins and minerals and potentially saving money at the future doctor visits is totally worth the cost.
For my girls:
The Incredivites for Children has Lactoferon (kid dose of Nutriferon) an immune booster that was proven by Cornell Univ. to fight off the flu. It also helps kids with auto immune disorders, along with other health challenges and keeps healthy kids healthy! It isn't loaded w/ sugar and is proven to have in the bottle & bloodstream what is on the label. To me and my girls, they are easy and tasty to eat and the girls are so excited to take their "healthy" vitamins! And I feel so much better, knowing they are getting all they should when food just isn't going to do it all in one day.