Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vitamin Supplements, Do We Really Need?

Yes and no… terrible way to start I know but it is true. Vitamin supplements are not a replacement for a well balanced diet, but it acts as an insurance policy.

When you drive your car you may have the mandatory liability insurance (your diet meets the government recommended daily allowance) however you may feel like you need a bit more coverage and protection. This is where full coverage automotive insurance comes in (diet exceeds recommended daily allowance) or you may even have full coverage + Bodily Injury and Property Damage (your diet exceeds recommended daily allowance and you exercise frequently) or…

You can also have full auto coverage + Bodily Injury and Property Damage + Medical Payments (your diet exceeds the recommended daily allowance, you exercise frequently, and you supplement your diet with vitamins).

You as a consumer have the ability to choose your level of coverage and comfort. People buy supplemental insurance for the same reason they buy vitamin supplements, to feel protected. People who buy supplements want to ensure they are receiving the correct nutrients.

In our ever-growing population, our food often doesn’t contain the right level of nutrients that one would expect to find in fresh fruit and vegetables. Many people could benefit from taking a vitamin supplement whether that be a multivitamin or individual vitamins.

Most important vitamin supplements

For example, vitamin C is critical in the production of collagen, which makes up most of our bodies tissues, ligaments, and bone structure. Collagen is important to maintain skin elasticity (youthful skin), as well as help prevent bruising. The research on vitamin C is plentiful, a simple Google search of vitamin c studies brings up over 30,000,000 results (that’s 30 million!).

Easily, the most recognized champion for vitamin C is the late Dr. Linus Pauling. An award winning Chemist and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Dr. Pauling is extensively referenced and quoted by many of today’s experts.

I encourage you to do your own research and learn about the ongoing studies related to supplementing your diet with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and so forth.   I would also recommend you consult your primary healthcare physician before starting any type of exercise program or supplementation regimen.

Ultimately it is down to the individual to decide whether or not they need to take vitamin supplements; however, if you are willing to pay for additional car insurance to protect your vehicle, shouldn’t you spend a bit more to protect your body?

Dietary Supplement Use Infographic

To get the highest quality supplements visit LivOn Labs. LivOn Labs produces Lypo-Spheric supplements including vitamin C and other essential antioxidants.

About the Author

Felipe Gonzales is a blogger, Social Media Strategist, Graphic Designer, Web Designer, and all around jack of all trades. He is part of the marketing team for LivOn Labs and enjoys playing sports and fitness. He can reached directly at felipe@livonlabs.com or by leaving a comment on this site.

 

Best Vitamin for Bodybuilding by Rafael Norat, Professional Bodybuilder

In order to exceed the normal capacity in any endeavor, hard work and dedication is required. With the constant pulling and grabbing of today’s fast-paced society, such endeavors become even harder to tackle and accomplish. I’ve been blessed to be able to pursue bodybuilding over the course of 10 years or so. Within such timeframes are changes in life involving greater responsibilities that must be addressed as you pursue your goals. In order to protect my well-being and give me the strength to carry on, I rely upon well proven, efficient supplements which help maximize my capabilities and minimize my time-on-the-shelf so to speak!

best vitamin for bodybuilding rafael norat professional bodybuilderBest Vitamin for Bodybuilding?

I’ve been lucky to be part of the LivOn Labs team for a couple of years now and have enjoyed all their products! Vitamin C has without a doubt helped me recuperate faster and re-balance myself every day. On top of that, I can say that I haven’t missed a day of training since I started using the product! AGE Blocker has helped me tremendously in the off-season in controlling my blood sugar level and minimizing fat gains, as I increase my calories to absorb the higher level of training volume. On the same note, GSH has served as a powerful antioxidant by keeping me upright and in the gym steadily by reducing muscle soreness and recovery times. Together, these products have working synergistically to push my training to new heights while keeping up with today’s ever-increasing responsibilities.

Thanks.
Rafael Norat

R-ALA is part of a healthy lifestyle

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After more than three years in Research and Development, LivOn Labs is proud to present its newest liposomal product: Lypo-SphericTM R-ALA! Below are a few reasons to include LivOn Labs’ Lypo-Spheric™ R-ALA as part of your healthy lifestyle:

R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (also known as R-Lipoic Acid) is one of the body’s most powerful intracellular and extracellular antioxidants that can:

  • Promote and maintain cellular energy production.*
  • Recycle other vital antioxidants like vitamin C & vitamin E.*
  • Promote healthy insulin sensitivity. *
  • Promote and maintain cellular energy production in nerve cells.*
  • May help maintain healthy glucose levels already in the normal range.*
  • Encourages glucose uptake by the body’s cells*
  • ALA has been shown to support weight-loss when combined with a low-calorie diet*

What You Won’t Find in our R-ALA….

Just like our other Lypo-SphericTM Supplements, LivOn Labs’ Lypo-SphericTM R-ALA contains no sugar, no starch, no artifical flavors or colors. This supplement is also vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO

Try It Now and Save $10!

We want you to try our Lypo-SphericTM R-ALA and tell us how it helps you! Place your order today for delivery in November. Like all of the LivOn products, we guarantee 100% satisfaction. If at anytime you feel that you did not receive excellent value from any LivOn product, return the unused portion – or the empty carton – we’ll promptly refund every penny of the product’s purchase price.

Contact Customer Service: Toll Free 1-866-790-2107 to arrange for returns or send them directly to LivOn Laboratories, Attn: Returns Dept, 2654 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste B5-108, Henderson, Nevada 89052.

Happy Virus Appreciation Day!

Yup, it’s a real thing.

October 3rd, is recognized as Virus Appreciation Day. Which virus exactly? No one really knows, the creators didn’t specify or identify themselves. So instead let us highlight how to destroy or avoid any virus.

Computer Viruses

Computer viruses have been around since the early 1970’s — before computers were in every home. With the expansion of knowledge, the average person with no formal computer science education can infect computers and networks.

One of the most damaging viruses was the I Love You virus.

In May 2000, a Filipino computer science student used VBScript to infect millions of Windows computers worldwide within a few hours. Considered to be the most damaging worm ever, it was spread using an email message with the subject line “ILOVEYOU” and the attachment “LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU-.txt.vbs”. Notice the end of this attachment, .vbs, which stands for Microsoft VBScript. The worm would infect the local machine, overwriting image files and sending a copy of itself to the first 50 addresses in the recipient’s Windows Address Book.

How To Protect Your Computer

It is estimated that the ILOVEYOU worm caused $5.5 to 8.7 billion in damages worldwide and cost an estimated $15 billion to remove the worm.

You can protect yourself by not opening any attachments from unknown sources as well as paying attention to the extension of the attachment. Avoid opening any of the following. These extensions tend to be the most common executable programs.

  1. EXE – DOS based executable file or program
  2. VBS – Visual Basic Scripts that execute a program or function
  3. ADE –
  4. ASP – Microsoft Active Server Page.
  5. BAT – MS-DOS batch file.
  6. HTML – HyperText Markup Language
  7. JS – JavaScript File – A text file containing JavaScript programming code.
  8. XSL – XML style sheet.

Note that there is no set list and these are constantly changing. Also some of these viruses are able to mask the extension or make it seem like a text document. This was the method used by the ILOVEYOU virus which appeared to be a text (txt) document. To learn more, read About Potentially Unsafe File Types.

Human Viruses

There are several tools available to you to protect yourself from viruses and the flu bug.  A good article to read is What Are the Odds of Getting the Flu? In this article the author shares several tools to keep you and your family healthy.  Viruses are spread by human contact. When you see someone coughing or sneezing, protect yourself and keep your distance. Also, remember that germs lurk all around us. On our keyboard at work, door knobs, cabinets, just about anywhere humans interact with objects. Keep your hands away from your eyes and nose. These are the highways that viruses love to cruise on.

Wash your hands frequently and don’t rely on only a bottle of hand sanitizer. Although this can kill some of the germs, the most effective way to keep your hands clean is to wash them with soap and water.

This Virus Appreciation Day, let us raise our awareness about how to protect ourselves and avoid missing work or school. Our health is money and prevention is far more cost efficient than visiting the doctor after you have become sick.