Shaklee Powered Athletes
Youth Sports Updates
My daughter Sara swims year round and decided to run track last spring. She began complaining about her knee. Many swimmers and runners her age had the same problem and needed surgery to correct it. I wasn't interested in surgery for my 14 year old. We started her on Joint Health Complex. In a few wees her knee was hack to normal and she was swimming six days a week. She also uses Vita-Lea for Women, Vita-C, Alfalfa, and Soy Protein twice a day.
~ Krys M.
This past year I had the privilege of playing 2 High School Varsity Sports; Basketball and Volleyball. I grew up a Shaklee kid so I knew the importance of taking supplements, but I didn't necessarily know why. Yet I learned quickly, because I needed to recover from practices and games, I'm so thankful for OsteoMatrix (calcium), Joint Health Complex, and Joint Muscle Cream! In the off season as I work out on my own I can feel the difference in stamina % recovery between the days I take my "supps" and the days I don't. during the summer I am preparing for Sports Camps and I want to be sure that I pack enough "recovery relief" supplies to last me through the summer.
~ L. D.
“Come on Dad show me how to shoot!”
There was the basketball rolling across the patio and my daughter begging me to teach her how to make a basket.
Maybe if she had asked me 2 years earlier I could have done it, but now as I was approaching 50 I couldn‘t even lift my arms above my shoulders. Shoot a basketball? I use to – a lot. In fact, I even coached professionally so shooting was an everyday occurrence, but no longer. The pain in both shoulders was just too much. But did it compare with the pain of not being able to train my own daughter in the sport I loved?
As I contemplated my possibilities, I remembered hearing on a Shaklee CD about a woman who had arthritis and she got relief by doubling the daily Alfalfa dosage. I too decided to double the dosage to see what would happen. I was glad to know that you can‘t overdose on Shaklee products, the same way you can‘t overdose on Skittles or hot dogs. Shaklee is food based not chemical based.
For 2 weeks I paid close attention to the pain and it wasn‘t any different. So I gave up paying attention, but I kept up my Alfalfa intake. Then one afternoon as I was picking stuff up in the backyard I saw the basketball lying there. Without thinking I grabbed the ball and took 3 shots. I dribbled and shot and all of a sudden it dawned on me – no pain! It was gone and I now take the recommended dosage of Alfalfa each day for maintenance.
As for my daughter – I was able to teach her a little and she made the varsity basketball team as a sophomore. I‘m so glad I not only had Shaklee Alfalfa, but I had access to a world of information so I could get relief.
"After swimming competitively in high school and college, I continued to swim for exercise 2 or 3 times a week throughout my adult life.
At age 48, I started experiencing muscle cramps in my legs and my toes when I was swimming, and feared my life long exercise would have to end.
I spoke to a friend who sent me some information on Shaklee products. I noted that someone had written that they got relief from muscle cramps by taking Shaklee VitalMag. I started taking them and after two weeks I no longer experienced any muscle cramps!
After an extended vacation, I came home and did not have any pills left. I went to the local pharmacy and bought some generic magnesium pills. They did not work, I had muscle cramps again.
Fortunately, my friend came to the rescue and sent me some of Shaklee's VitalMag very quickly. I am now taking them again and not experiencing any muscle cramps when I swim.
Mother & Daughter Karate Bonding
In 2000 I was 27 and involved in competitive Taekwondo. I felt invincible. However, I made the mistake of overtraining, and “working through” minor injuries. This lead to a severe injury of my hip and back and muscle spasms on my right side, which at times made it very difficult to walk and do simple tasks. I believed my martial arts career was over. And after years of tests and physical therapy, I was told by my doctors that I would likely have chronic life long pain.
I didn’t want to embrace such a diagnosis… and so I looked outside of traditional medicine for some solutions. Through massage and some targeted stretching, I was able to alleviate most of my pain. However, I was not doing any significant exercise and I could feel the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle. In 2008 I was introduced to Shaklee. I began using the products in the Rx for a Healthier Life – and I did feel significantly better!
In 2010 when my daughter started taking karate, I decided to sign up too. I figured I would do it for fun and exercise, but I didn’t have high expectations.
Knowing the quality of Shaklee products, I started using the Sports Nutrition line to support my new endeavor: Physique, Performance and Joint Health Complex. I immediately noticed the benefits of Physique and Performance. With Physique I had little to no pain after intense workouts and I gained strength very quickly; after weight training I noticed I made progress every single day, both in terms of lifting more and doing more reps. When I drank Performance before working out I had significantly more stamina than on the days I didn’t.
In the first few months of training, I did have some minor pains in my hip. When I felt a twinge, I backed off a little (being wiser in my 30 ’s) However, the pains in my hip soon vanished. And I noticed I was getting significantly more flexible, I was able to kick higher, and 8 months into my training, I was able to do a split again! Even without an injury I am amazed that I am now as flexible as I was 10 years ago. Hooray for Joint Health Complex!
And in a few months I plan to start competing again. Thank you, Shaklee!
I am a Captain in the US Army deployed in Iraq. I am writing this testimonial as a thank you to Shaklee and as a message to anyone seeking a healthy means of energy during the day.
As the ISF Officer for the 130th Engineer Brigade, I am constantly coordinating with US and Iraqi organizations echelons above and below my unit. All this coordination translates into long hours in front of a computer and sitting in non-stop meetings; often times struggling to stay awake and focused. I have only used Shaklee’s Energy Chews for a week, yet on the first day I took it, I noticed not only an immediate boost of energy but also enhanced clarity of thought and increased motivation.
CPT R. P.
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Scott Higgins, US Ski and Snowboard Assoc. Team Physiologist
Shaklee has been involved in the research and development of sports nutrition products for over three decades. World-class athletes from around the globe have benefited from our scientific expertise, our nutritional research and our cutting edge products. Shaklee nutritionists often work hand-in-hand with elite athletes to help them achieve their peak performance.
From Olympic Medalist to Arctic Explorers, Shaklee products have made a difference in the lives and accomplishments of countless athletes. But you don't need to be a world-class athlete to benefit from Shaklee Sports Nutrition. Our products were designed to help both the Olympian and recreational athlete. So no matter what your level of activity - weekend jogger or marathon winner--Shaklee has the right product combination for you. Video click here
Bill Demong lives to compete. Make that -- Win. He garnered two World Championship medals and two World cup podiums in 2009 alone. Call it warming up to his biggest accomplishment yet: becoming the first American ever to win gold in Nordic combined skiing event. The 29 year old took the podium twice at the Vancouver Games--once for the individual 10km race and for the 4x5km team relay. "The feeling of going head to head for those last few vital minutes of a race is an insane rush," he says. "You have to give it everything you've got. you have to want it. Want to hurt. Want to be the strongest." To achieve that, Bill, an outdoor enthusiast spends hour on intense
training. In the summer, he bikes for up to seven hours a day, relying heavily on
Shaklee Performance and other Shaklee products. "I use Shaklee products exclusively as part of my daily routine," he says. "I like Shaklee Vitalizer because it's in one easy packet. I also take Defend and Resist complex to help keep my immune system up, especially during all the travel. He adds, "I trust Shaklee to help supplement my nutrition, It's an integral part of how I not only maximize my training, but also how I recover."
P90X® + Shaklee = Success
I have been using the P90X workout program for the past two weeks now, and I would like to share how Shaklee has aided me in my personal fitness. The workouts used by P90X are extreme, they take a huge amount of energy out of the body. I make sure to take Physique immediately after working out, to replace what the body has lost. There are many protein powder workout supplements on the market, but they will not give the body all of what it needs. The body needs Carbs along with Proteins to synthesize the protein into the muscles; without Carbs it will not find the nutrients needed. If you look at many protein powders out there today, you will see a huge amount of protein, but the carbs are sadly lacking. What this means is that the powder will not aid you in muscle reparation, because the body cannot make proper use of the protein you are giving it. This is why I use Physique, it has the protein I need to recover, the carbs needed to synthesize that protein, and it tastes delicious too!
EARN A LIVING-MAKE A DIFFERENCE
I am a personal Trainer and Fitness Nutritionist who fell in love with Shaklee in 2005. I was looking for products that I could recommend to my clients that worked and were safe. Much to my surprise, not only did Shaklee score big time with their sports nutrition line, they also provided me with a way to supplement my income. This lucrative model has also given me the opportunity to share the business with others who were looking for either supplemental or full time income.
While my kids are in school, I am able to run my business from home, get my products for free and earn a part time income. It is very rewarding to build a business that has unlimited financial potential and helps people get healthier. Being able to show my kids in today‘s world that you can earn a living and make a difference and have a great lifestyle is priceless.
One of the most important fringe benefits of this business is that I have met some fantastic people who are now my closest friends.
Hitting the Wall
My niece, Jessica, is a marathoner who took a year off to have her 2nd child. When she returned to training for the Chicago Marathon she started using Performance. She called us excitedly after the race and said," I cut an hour off of my best time and it is all because of Performance.” She told us that she froze small bottles of Performance and wore them around her waist and as she got tired, she would drink a bottle and go on. She told us that during the race she never, "hit the wall" (tired to the point of collapsing). She was even able to walk briskly to her car after the race. She said, this too was a first as she usually collapsed and needed to lie down for 20 minutes after running a marathon.
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