Slenderiiz Weight Management Program with Slenderiix & Xceler8
Slenderiiz Clinical Trial Proves The Average Weight Loss Is 13-16 Pounds in 28 Days!
Slenderiiz is one-of-a-kind formula is made up of 100 percent homeopathic ingredients
When used together in a signature 1250-calorie program, Slenderiix™ and Xceler8 support speedy weight loss, including stubborn belly fat, and reduce the odds of “rebound weight gain.”
ARIIX Slenderiiz Weight Management Program
Slenderiiz is the only healthy and natural weight management system of its kind and shows improved results over diet and exercise alone. To expedite weight loss, the scientifically advanced Slenderiiz products assist in controlling appetite and increasing metabolism to help maximize your efforts. The Slenderiiz Program is the simple and effective tool for successful fat reduction that promotes weight loss and decreases the odds of problematic rebound weight gain.
REAL PEOPLE. REAL RESULTS.
Weight Loss Disclaimer: Always check with your healthcare professional before starting any weight loss program, and before discontinuing or reducing dosage of prescription medications.A consumer study showed that individuals lost an average of 13 to 15 pounds in 28days on the Slenderiiz™ program. Results may vary depending on diet and exercise.
The Ingredients in Slenderiix & Xceler8
1. Ammonium Bromatum is a homeopathic remedy for chronic obesity and those who suffer fromchronic laryngeal and pharyngeal catarrh and neuralgic headaches.
2. Avena Sativa is derived from the common oat plant and has been used for medical purposes since the Middle Ages to ensure a vital nervous system. It also acts as a mild sedative during nervous exhaustion and calms down those with performance anxiety. As a homeopathic treatment, Avena Sativa extract and tincture are used as tonics for the nervous system. It directly influences brain and nutritive function of the organism, increasing nerve force and improving the nutrition of the entire system. In addition, it has been established that avena isalso an excellent substance that facilitates the detoxification of the body and increases energy levels.
3. Calcarea Carbonica is a natural mineral derived from oyster shells or carbonate of lime that provides dual benefits for people trying to losing weight even if they have less than optimum nutrition by (1) helping to control the appetite and cravings, and (2) calming the nerves. When you are doing everything necessary to lose weight, keeping your appetite in check and nerves calm are sure to essential to help you reach your ideal weight.
4. Fucus Vesiculosus is a powerful, specific homeopathic remedy for obesity and non-toxic goiter that aids digestion and thyroid enlargement in obese subjects. Contains high concentrations ofiodine, essential in the synthesis of thyroid hormones.
5. Graphites is a homeopathic medicine that is prepared using the powder of pure graphite, acarbon mineral. Graphites is traditionally used to treat skin conditions, but in recent years has become a popular option for those that suffer from metabolic imbalance. Graphites is often suggested to those that struggle with constant hunger pains during a diet, as well as for womenthat are struggling with their weight during menopause. This homeopathic medicine is also believed to help improve and maintain metabolism, especially in older women.
6. Igantia Amara, which is also known as simply Ignatia, is a homeopathic remedy that is madefrom a tree that is native to the Philippines, which is known as Strychnos Ignatia. Ignatia istraditionally used to help treat emotional distress, particularly in women. Ignatia Amara is ahomeopathic remedy that is often suggested by homeopaths to people on a diet that struggle with anxiety or nervousness, which tends to lead to overeating. Those that will benefit from this remedy tend to constantly crave sweets, and sugary drinks.
7. Lycopodium Clavatum, which is also known as simply Lycopodium, is a homeopathic remedy that is made from an extract of clubmoss, that is in the Lycopodiaceae family. Lycopodium istraditionally suggested to patients that suffer from anxiety problems. Lycopodium Clavatum isoften suggested by homeopaths to those that tend to have constant cravings for sweets. This remedy is believed to help improve metabolism, as well as help to control the cravings. Those that will benefit from this remedy tend to also crave salty foods, although these cravings are not nearly as frequent as the cravings for the sweet and sugary foods. Lycopodium works best for those that have cravings that tend to occur, worsen, when they become anxious.
8. Nux Vomica is a remedy created from the seeds of the strychnine tree. Also known as poison nutor vomiting nut, this tree is an evergreen tree that is native to East India, Burma, Thailand, China, and Northern Australia. Nux Vomica is a basic digestive remedy that helps relieves nausea, sour burping, gas, bloating, indigestion, feelings of hunger even when you are full. NuxVomica is also often suggested to those that tend to diet for several days at a time, then suddenly binge on days’ worth of calories, all within a short period of time. Those that will benefit from this remedy often suffer from anxiety problems, or have a stressful lifestyle, whichis believed to cause the sudden binging.
9. Sulfuricum Acidum is a remedy indicated for people who tend to rush through their meal and even though they’ve had too much to eat they keep on eating. Those who benefit from Sulfuricum Acidum also love sweets. The homeopathic acids are also good for depression; andfor deep pain and physical injury, like after a surgery.
10. Thyroidinum is a remedy categorized as “organotherapy” made from the thyroid gland ofanimals. Thyroidinum provides a general regulation of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism through its influence over the organs of nutrition, growth, and development. Thyrodidium provides an effective relief for metabolic disorders, muscular weakness, and sugar cravings.
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A "Must Hear" audio from Dr. John Netterville as he explains how to maximize your results when using Slenderiix & Xceler8 to lose weight.
Jeff Yates Slenderiiz Testimonial
Like a lot of people, throughout my life it has been difficult to lose and keep off my excess weight. I’ve never been able to maintain an ideal weight level, and have always struggled to even get close to it.
I have found that on Slenderiix and Xceler8, not only was it easy to lose the weight, but it’s been reasonably easy to keep it off. I’ve been through a number of weight loss programs, all the ones you see on television, I have had a personal trainer, I’ve had nutritionists help me, and I’ve paid large amounts of money to lose weight, just to be discouraged by another weight gain. And those lifestyle changes have been very difficult to for me to maintain. I have found that the ARIIX program is very easy to do. I’m not hungry, I feel energized and I feel confident. The results are noticeable right away and that is encouraging. Additionally, because the demands associated with the launch of the company, I have not had time to exercise, and yet I was able to achieve my weight loss and maintain that weight for six months so far!
The fun part about all this is that I now can fit back into a 34 waist jean which I have not worn since I was in high school. So for me, the ARIIX program has worked great. It’s been a joy to be on this ride. I anticipate people across the globe will not only enjoy losing the weight, they will look, feel and live a healthier lifestyle.
Rick Billings Slenderiiz Testimonial
It was 2001 when the dot com bust happened and my business became one of the major causalities. At that time in my life I wasn’t focused on my health or the size of my waist. I had high-cholesterol and default with acid-reflux. However, choosing to take optimal nutrition I was able to stop taking a Staten drugs. Now I have normal cholesterol levels.
When our company, ARIIX started a beta-test for their new weight loss product called Slenderiiz™. . . I WAS ALL IN!
As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that it is much harder to lose that unwanted weight, which causes an unhealthy you. Our retirement years are meant to enjoy life and the relationships that we have built throughout the years.
So, the first of April I started the Slenderiiz™ Program following it just as described by Deanna Latson, ARIIX Chief Product Officer and Nutritionist. Something told me to stop taking that purple pill at the same time…so I did.
My beginning weight was 267 lbs, 6’ 2”. By the 25th day I had lost 25 Lbs! PLUS, I have not had one bout of acid-reflux, so needless to say I am extremely excited about this one-of-a-kind formula ARIIX has in their Slenderiix™ and Xceler8 products. I have lost a total of 36 lbs, but my ultimate goal is weighting 215 lbs.
I highly recommend Slenderiix & Xceler8 to anyone that wants to lose weight and start living a healthier life.
Lynn Allen-Johnson Slenderiiz Testimonial
I have had such incredible personal success over the past 15 years both in my finances and in my personal development. I have traveled the world and spoken to audiences in the thousands. I have authored two books and been featured in another. All of that being said, the one thing that I have never been able to get under control was my weight. It has been an ongoing issue and struggle for as many years as I can remember. Somehow for women we are conditioned at an early age that our self-esteem is based on the size of our hips and therefore being overweight affects much more than just our health. My life has been limited in many ways because of being over weight. I remember that high school reunion I didn’t attend or the days that I so wanted to go to the beach with friends but stayed back because I wouldn’t be seen in a bathing suit. How sad that these extra pounds have so much control over us.
It’s not that I didn’t try to lose the weight. I couldn’t wait to get started every time I saw a new diet come along. I just knew it would be the one to get this weight off me once and for all. I have counted points, given myself shots in the stomach, had packaged food delivered to my home, got completely off of carbs, did a very high fat diet, went to group meetings, weight loss counselors and more. I have done each of these 5 or 6 times. I have killed myself at the gym, hired trainers, done the soup diet. Need I say more – YEARS of yo-yo dieting. Lose some gain some and more…
When I had the opportunity to try Slenderiiz in January of 2012 I jumped at the chance. I was desperate and I was so ready to rid myself of this physical and mental baggage I was carrying around associated with my weight. Thus my journey began. I immediately knew something was different this time as my body started looking for healthier choices and my energy level boosted. My cravings went away and I could feel my once tight pants getting looser. I started looking at food in an entirely different light. I’ve always been an emotional eater and through this journey of Slenderiiz I have realized that food is fuel for my body and my relationship with it has changed forever.
There have been easy days and harder days but I am a work in progress. I am now down 40 pounds, 4 sizes and on a complete journey of wellness for the first time in my life. I have taken my power back.
Thank you ARIIX for the gift of Slenderiiz!!!
Vern Lapuz Slenderiiz Testimonial
Believe it or not, for 23 years of my life, I have been struggling with a huge problem – FAT. I have been dealing with this problem for a big chunk of my life. When I was 15-16, my mile time was in the 15s. I wore a XXL shirt and had a 40 inch waist so it pushed me to try numerous diets from the cookie diet to the lemonade diet to the Atkins diet. It just didn’t work.
I also tried working out but I was too embarrassed to even go to the gym. I’d try to work out, but all I could think about was how people viewed this fat kid trying to do what they did. Let’s be honest, going to gym for someone like me was very scary. A lot of the time people say don’t be because they don’t think that way. A majority of the time, those people probably haven’t been where I was. At the weight of 250 pounds, it was even hard to run a mile, let alone do a pull-up. I looked like a worm on a hook when doing a pull-up, a fat worm. I had no confidence.
This is embarrassing, but throughout my whole life I never had a SERIOUS girlfriend. I always knew why but never wanted to face the fact, I was too scared to admit what my problem was.
Then at the age of 23, the worm turned for me and I wanted to do whatever it took. So I went on to do a cleanse to reset my body. During this process, I was able to lose 65 lbs in 6 months! But what I had to do was out there. I had to run 4 miles a day on an incline, 2 in the morning and 2 at night. Then I would have to make sure I drank 2 shakes a day and one bar with a regular meal for lunch. I was on a VERY strict diet to lose roughly 10-15 pounds. That process changed my life.
But someone can only keep that up for so long. As time progressed, I didn’t run as much, and I ate a little worst. If anyone knows me, I’m about the food. I really like to eat. The biggest problem I ran into was that I was living an unsustainable lifestyle for myself. I know some people could do it, but it was not the average person’s way out. I eventually gained some weight back for a year which wasn’t too bad, I went back up to 217 pounds.
Then what happened as I was building my business, Mark Wilson, President and Founder of ARIIX, told me about this “Secret Sauce,” later to be known as the Slenderiiz product. I trusted Mark, so when I got on the phone with Deanna Latson, Chief Product Officer and Founder, I was ready to go and take massive notes. Then, as soon as I heard her explain the program, I couldn’t write a single thing because it was so hard to believe. I ran my butt of literally to lose the weight and Deanna told me that I could lose 1-2 lbs a day without working out, eating properly, and putting these drops below your tongue. I just couldn’t believe it. But I did say “What do I have lose except a couple pounds.”
I trusted Deanna and Mark, so I took it on full bore, no cheating, and was VERY strict with what I ate. In the process I was able to lose 67 lbs in 60 days. I just couldn’t believe as the fat just came off, I had no idea where it was going! This program has changed my life forever. Me being at 150 allowed me to explore working out and building up muscle mass. It has allowed me to wear a size small t-shirt and 28 waist pair of pants. What’s the really amazing thing is that people don’t believe that is me in the Driver’s License, not because of how fat I used to be, but also how young I used to be. I weight less today than I did 10 years ago at 16. At 16 I was 200 and today I’m 150. I just couldn’t believe also that I didn’t look scrawny. My back and my arms still had muscle. I always knew there was muscle there lying dormant. Ha ha. I can also now do multiple pull-ups and many different exercises. It’s to the point where I’m able to confidently take up multiple workout programs! It’s given me a world of difference in terms of confidence!
Chris Moreau Slenderiiz Testimonial
I have struggled with weight since I was 11 years old. As the target of fat jokes all during my middle and high school years, I have carried those comments and the hurt they caused, as well as the extra pounds, for 43 years. Oh, I lost weight a few times; when I was pregnant or during the summer months, but it always came back again, often with an added 20 or 30 more pounds. Somewhere along the way I also lost most of my hair and became diabetic and asthmatic – most mornings I woke up and didn’t even have the energy to get out of bed, let alone take the handful of medications my lifestyle required and haul myself off to work as an elementary school music teacher.
My husband Mickey and I had become ARIIX representatives almost as soon as the company had formed. We believed in the quality of the ARIIX products and had decided that our time would be well spent attending the ARIIX opening in Los Angeles, California in April of 2012. But I had no idea that sitting in that room and listening to the Slenderiiz story would change my life, and the lives of my family, forever. We were about the 5th people in line to get our sample of the ‘special sauce’, and couldn’t wait to try it out. The bottles were opened as soon as we got home, and within the first 2 days, even while in the loading phase of the program, I started to lose weight. I couldn’t believe it at first, as 5 and then 15, and then 20 pounds came off during the month of May. People at work were noticing the way I was eating and my thinner profile, and as May melted into June, the weight kept melting off too.
I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces when I went back to school in September after having lost a total of (then) 53 pounds. After my next visit to the doctor, I was taking only one of the three diabetes medicines I had been taking for years, and my cholesterol levels which had been over the moon before, were well within normal levels.
I am so proud of myself! And so thankful to ARIIX for coming up with this program that WORKS! I played Frisbee on the beach with my family this summer, rather than sitting by and watching while others have fun. I went hiking and walked for miles on the Oregon beaches, without having to worry about having my inhaler or my glucose tablets along for the ride. Sure, there were some challenges, and the occasional set back, like gaining six pounds on vacation, but with the Slenderiiz program those extra pounds came right back off again as soon as I returned home. Amazing!
What’s next for me? I plan on losing about 25 more pounds. I’m happy being a size 16 now, but who knows what will happen. I would like to take horseback lessons and continue hiking. If we get some snow, I’ll try out my new snowshoes this winter. The point is that now I can do almost anything I want. Thanks to the Slenderiiz program, I have my life back!
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Losing Weight With Slenderiiz Is Easy
Belly Fat is the most difficult fat to lose. In fact there are diets and pills that focus directly on stubborn belly fat. The fat that is stored around the belly is only used by the body during times of starvation or pregnancy. If you are a man… the only option you have is starvation, if you want to get that six pack back.
Fortunately Slenderiiz makes losing belly fat easy. Just take the drops follow the system and you will see results like you have never seen before with any other program. In fact you could lose up to ¾ pound per day.
Are Slenderiix and Xceler8 Safe?
Yes, they are! Slenderiiz is 100% homeopathic and it is also 100% hormone free and it is manufactured in the USA, in a FDA approved homeopathic facility. There are NO drugs or synthetic chemicals found in Slenderiiz.
Slenderiiz employs a modernized approach to homeopathy, blending individual proven remedies into one cohesive formula to effectively address all imbalances which contribute to abnormal weight gain. Contributing factors include hormonal responses to excessive stress—whether dietary, emotional or environmental; capacity for cellular detoxification, neurotransmitter communication, stable hunger patterns and freedom from addictive behaviors, all of which contribute to systemic flushing of abnormal fat stores, when balance in achieved. Slenderiiz was successfully tested in over 10,000 patients prior to ARIIX obtaining exclusivity and beginning in-house beta testing and clinical observation in 2011.
What Doctor's Are Saying About Slenderiiz
Dr. Marlisa Hurt has worked for the last seven years in private practice focusing on rehabilitative nutrition. Dr. Hurt has coached overweight and morbidly obese patients into freedom from excess weight and disease. In her counseling, Dr. Hurt has been able to work with people who need to lose 20 to 150 pounds. Following her counsel, patients have been able to lose the weight and keep it off permanently. She has seen first hand what happens when the Slenderiiz System is put into place.
Finally a solution that makes sense! In a time where Americans are spending $30 billion per year in the pursuit of THE answer to weight loss, dieting has become the Holy Grail of the American Way.
But typical “diets” fail because they are based on reducing calories from the same low-nutrition foods that got people unhealthy to begin with, and they do not consider the toxicity of today’s environment and how these burdens create a greater nutritional need than ever before.
Abnormal fat storage that results from a suppressed metabolism is a disease of deficiency and coexistent toxicity. The only way to create and sustain a slender body for life is through a program that addresses nutritional rebalancing and systemic detoxification at the same time.
Dr. Marlisa Hurt, PhD in Anti-Aging Medicine Slenderiix & Xceler8:
The Ultimate Natural Weight Management System
Dr. Marlisa Hurt, PhD in Anti-Aging Medicine Restoriix: The Importance of Detoxing During Weight Loss to Prevent Rebound Weight Gain
“One of the most important things is learning that we are not genetic winners or losers; we are all choosers.”
Dr. Marlisa Hurt PhD
Dr. Ray Strand, MD has been involved in a private family practice for over 40 years, and has spent the last 18 years of his practice focused on preventive and nutritional medicine. He has written several best-selling books on the subject and has lectured on nutritional medicine and the diabetes and obesity epidemics worldwide.
“Why would you want to lose weight just to gain it back. “Weight Loss is great, I don’t go against that, but however keeping it off is priceless. That is what Slenderiiz is offering you with their system.”
– Dr. Ray Strand, M.D.
40 Years in Family Practice
19 Years Alternative Medicine
Dr. Ray D. Strand, M.D., graduated from the University of Colorado Medical School and finished his post-graduate training at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. He has been involved in an active private family practice for the past thirty-five years. He has focused his practice on nutritional medicine over the past 15 years while lecturing internationally on the subject across the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Dr. Jeffrey Illeck, MD OB/GYN graduated from Rutgers University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey in 1988. He completed his residency in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LA.
Fellow American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Illeck has been in private practice since 1992 and is the senior Physician at Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical practice Huntington Beach, California since 1992.
Dr. Illeck has a special interest in total female wellness, nutrition, exercise, and fetal development.
“As a practicing OB/GYN physician, working with so many women and prospective fathers who struggle with their weight and diet, I would be totally remiss to not let everyone know about this exciting solution for weight management. I have personally experienced and witnessed the efficacy, clinical studies, and safety of the ingredients in the Slenderiiz System.”
– Dr. Jeffrey Illeck, M.D. OB/GYN
Dr. Alan E. Organ, MD, PHD Graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the UCLA in 1969; Graduated with a Ph.D. in Biology (Physiology and Cell Biology) from the University of Kansas in 1972; earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1976; completed his internship, residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Adjunct Professor in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology & Clinical Lab Science at National American University, Kansas City, MO; Adjunct Graduate Faculty at Park University, Kansas City.
“As a physician I couldn’t recommend anything that I hadn’t tried. The bottom line for me is that when I tell my students I’ve got something that works, I know it works, because I lost 30lbs in three months effortlessly. I did walking and that’s it. I’ve been off the drops six months and I haven’t gained any of the weight back in fact I’m about ready to put another notch in my belt because my pants keep falling down. I’m not really doing anything different accept that I’m not taking the drops at this point.”
-Dr. Alan Organ, Pediatrics (Ret)
Dr. Gregory Kuldanek, MD, Internal Medicine
Throughout my practice, weight loss has been a particular focus of mine because it is the best way to moderate other diseases, and has been a personal struggle as well.
I am a firm believer in teaching by example, but I desire better tools for helping those who struggle and I know that I have found an ally in Slenderiiz.Through incorporating nutritional support into my practice, I am looking forward to developing a new set of clinical skills that will help me to ‘pay it forward’ by disseminating this knowledge among my peers.One of the things that excited me about the company was the willingness to do clinical research and it is my personal desire to create a number of clinical trials developed for specific patient types with diseases such as diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
“I have experienced significant improvement in patients of mine in a very short period of time through the use of Slenderiiz, and strongly believe that this form of treatment could be a powerful and cost-effective means of addressing some of these diseases.”
– Dr. Gregory Kuldanek, M.D.Internal Medicine
Slenderiiz — Frequent Ask Questions
Q: Are any sweeteners besides Stevia approved for the Slenderiiz Program?
A: For the very best results, we recommend only using Stevia or Luo Han Guo sweetener while on the Slenderiiz Program. Both liquid and powdered Stevia are acceptable. Luo Han Guo sweetener is derived from Monk fruit and is also an ideal sweetener while on the Slenderiiz Program.
Q: Can I take Slenderiiz while on chemotherapy?
A: We do not condone the use of weight loss products during such a stressful time on the body.
Q: Can someone who is going through any type of surgery still be on Slenderiiz and supplementation?
A: Yes, except for Magnical-D should not be taken due to the potassium. As always, PLEASE REFER TO YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Q: Does birth control affect Slenderiiz results?
A: Please refer to your physician.
Q: Does Slenderiix or Xceler8 affect blood pressure?
A: We have never known Slenderiix or Xceler8 to affect blood pressure.
Q: How do I use the Xceler8 complex with Slenderiix?
A: Slenderiix is a homeopathic synergistic blend of ingredients that work together to help you lose weight fast. Xceler8 helps ensure maximum effectiveness when used with Slenderiix Drops. It does this in 3 ways. First, it optimizes absorption of everything you eat and drink, including the Slenderiix drops. This ensures you receive more nutrients from the food you eat. Second, it supports increased blood circulation throughout the body. The boosted blood flow, especially through the extremities, helps you and your joints feel better. Third, you will experience increased energy.
Q: How does Slenderiix work?
A: It is theorized that Slenderiix causes your hypothalamus to mobilize fat out of your body's fat storage areas and makes it available for use.
There are three types of fat found in your body.
Structured Fat: Found between the joints and organs
Normal Fat: Located throughout the body; used to meet the body's daily nutritional needs.
Abnormal Fat: Deposits causing obesity; only drawn upon during starvation and pregnancy. By restricting your caloric intake the body can only draw upon the structural and normal fat reserves. That is why starvation diets alone do not work and actually cause people to gain weight. The body compensates for low food intake by beginning to store more fat.
Q: How long do I leave the Slenderiix drops under my tongue and what do I do after?
A: It is best to leave the Homeopathic Slenderiix Drops under your tongue for 10 seconds. After that you can simply swallow the liquid. It's also important to not have anything to eat or drink 10 minutes before or after you take the drops.
Q: How long do Slenderiix and Xceler8 drops last after opening?
A: Slenderiix drops do not expire if kept out of the sun. Xceler8 drops expire one year after opening.
Q: How much weight will I lose on average with the Slenderiiz Program?
A: Weight loss varies from person to person, but on average most people will lose between 13-15 pounds within 28 days on the Slenderiiz Program.
Q: Is honey approved for the Slenderiiz Program?
A: No. The only two approved sweetener options are Stevia and Luo Han Guo sweetener.
Q: Is olive oil considered a healthy fat while on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: Vegetable oils are not recommended on the Slenderiiz Program unless they are raw and unheated. For optimal results, we recommend coconut oil while on the Program. Our favorite coconut oil is from Tropical Traditions because it is triple distilled and flavorless, making it good for consuming raw and for cooking with.
Q: Is Slenderiix recommended for a recovering alcoholic or someone who has went through an AA program?
A: This is a very personal decision that we unfortunately can't make for you. The amount of alcohol in Slenderiix is so minimal it won't even be detected in an alcohol screening test. The alcohol content in an entire bottle of Slenderiix is approximately the same amount you would get if you ate 2 ripe bananas.
Q: Is Slenderiiz suitable for an asthmatic?
A: Yes it is; however, you should always seek the approval of your health care practitioner.
Q: What are the common side effects of the Slenderiiz Program?
A: While side effects are rare, common ones include: bloating, diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and gas. These are all natural side effects of introducing a new diet to your digestive system.
Q: What are the side effects of Slenderiiz program?
A: There are no known side effects associated with using Slenderiix or Xceler8. However as with any weight loss program you should consult your doctor prior to beginning.
Q: What can I expect when starting the Slenderiiz program?
A: You can expect to be hungry the first couple of days during the diet. After about 48 hours the Slenderiix and Xceler8 Drops begin to curb your hunger and release fat stores to help feed your body. Factors that ensure faster weight loss include making fibrous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts part of your lunch and dinner meals. Fiber and water intake are extremely important to your success with this program.
Q: What do I do if I hit a plateau?
A: It is normal to experience a plateau for 2 to 5 days (where weight loss stops). If it persists past 6 days, you need to do two of three things:
Option 1: For one full day eat nothing but 6 apples (and take your Slenderiix & Xceler8 drops). Drink as much water as you need, but eat nothing other than 6 apples.
Option 2: For one full day eat nothing but protein (and Slenderiix & Xceler8 drops). Again, eat nothing but protein and water.
Option 3: Drink 3 PureNourish shakes a day with two apples and plenty of water.
Q: What grain is the grain alcohol in Slenderiiz made from?
A: The grain alcohol in Slenderiiz is made from potatoes.
Q: What if I need to cheat, what can I do without completely falling apart?
A: This is one of our most-asked questions. If you are going to cheat, then cheat with lean proteins or green vegetables. Please don't eat any sweets, ice cream or other types of simple sugars. If you do, it will set you back 3 to 4 days. You are not going to suddenly gain 5 pounds, however you also will not lose any weight for 3 to 4 days. Obviously we prefer that you not cheat, but if you do, be smart in your approach. Whatever you do with this, do it in moderation and don't let it set you so far back that you give up on the diet all together. Remember, you will not meet your weight loss goal if you quit on the diet. But cheating once or twice will not totally derail you.
Q: What if I want to exercise while following the Slenderiiz program?
A: This diet is extremely flexible. If you would like to exercise then you need to offset calories burned with an increased consumption of calories. For example: If you run and burn 300 calories then you need to balance that out by consuming 75% of those 300 calories (or an additional 225 calories consumed). But you may only eat from the approved proteins and vegetables. No extra fruit. It is important to note that vigorous exercise will slow your weight loss. You will lose inches, but your overall weight loss will be noticeably slower.
Q: What if I want to take in fewer calories on the Slenderiiz program?
A: Our program is built on 1250 calories but you may choose at your sole discretion to take in fewer calories to increase your weight loss. We suggest you discuss this with your doctor prior to beginning any new weight loss program.
Q: What preparations are required for Slenderiiz program?
A: The most important preparation you can do is to mentally make the decision to follow the diet. You must stay on the diet for it to work. The great news is that in 30 days you may be a totally new you.
Q: What should I do if I get a headache?
A: In some cases people can get headaches when following a lower calorie diet. To alleviate this you can drink an electrolyte-rich beverage with zero or low calories. Coconut water is a great choice.
Q: What should I do if I've had symptoms for more than two weeks?
A: There is a very small possibility that you may have an allergy or intolerance to a specific ingredient in the product. You should consider discontinuing use and consult your physician.
Q: What would you advise to a customer who wants Slenderiiz but he or she doesn't assimilate B vitamins?
A: In this case, the customer could consider taking the Slenderiix and giving the Xceler8 to a friend.
Q: Why am I constipated while on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: Constipation is very common among people intentionally losing weight. Just like your bowel movements are often disrupted during an irregular routine such as travel, it can also momentarily lock up as a natural reaction to your new diet, causing constipation. Also, constipation from switching to a high protein diet could mean you aren't getting enough fiber. We suggest to make sure you drink enough fluids, increase walking to one hour per day to get the body moving, chew foods thoroughly, and increase fiber intake from vegetables. Also, liquids will dilute your digestive juices, making it harder for your body to digest your food, so save fluid intake until after you've eaten your meal. Your body should adjust to your new diet within 1-2 weeks, alleviating symptoms. If not, please contact your physician. (http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-constipation)
Q: Why am I getting a headache while on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: According to the National Headache Foundation, 30% of headaches can be tied to diet-related issues. Therefore, when you're rapidly losing weight, a common side effect is frequent headaches. Cutting sugar, caffeine, salt, and fat can cause your head ache. Another likely headache trigger is dehydration so up your water intake. Your body should adjust to your new diet within 1-2 weeks, alleviating symptoms. If not, please contact your physician. (http://www.rd.com/slideshows/headache-and-weight-loss-what-your-body-is-telling-you/#slideshow=slide3)
Q: Why am I having stomach discomfort?
A: You are likely experiencing a diet of this nature for the very first time. Any time you alter your diet, common side effects such as stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation can occur. Rest assured that this is very common. You can diminish this symptom by decreasing your serving size of PureNourish. Your body should naturally adjust to your new diet within 1-2 weeks, alleviating symptoms. If not, please contact your physician.
Q: Why am I losing my hair while on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: Oftentimes, hair loss and weight loss go hand-in-hand because hair follicles are extremely sensitive to external stresses. Many people experience hair loss after dropping just 15 pounds and it can continue for up to 3-6 months after losing the weight. The hair will grow back on its own.
Q: Why am I sleepless while taking Slenderiiz?
A: If you are using Xceler8 at night, the B vitamins and green tea extract in the product could be disrupting your sleep. You could also be eating too late at night, making your body spend energy on digestion when you are trying to sleep. Try increasing your morning and afternoon serving of Xceler8 to avoid taking it at night and eat dinner earlier in the evening. If you're taking Rejuveniix as well, don't use it at night. Give yourself 5-6 hours between taking it and going to sleep.
Q: Why aren’t bananas on the Slenderiiz Approved Foods List?
A: Bananas are high glycemic and while losing weight we want to control blood sugars.
Q: Why can’t you eat starchy carbs such as rice, pasta, and bread on Slenderiiz?
A: These types of food have a high glycemic index which means that it raises your blood sugar levels. The Slenderiix program is designed to control blood sugar levels.
Q: Why do I feel bloated when starting the Slenderiiz Program?
A: The pea protein in PureNourish is the safest protein available, with even fewer side effects than whey, though it occasionally causes bloating. You can relieve this symptom by decreasing your serving amount. Your body should naturally adjust to your new diet within 1-2 weeks, alleviating symptoms. If not, please contact your physician.
Q: Why do I have diarrhea while on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: Diarrhea is extremely common, even among non-dieting, healthy adults. When you introduce new foods to your body, particularly leafy greens, you can expect an adjustment period of 1-2 weeks for your digestive system to right itself and symptoms to ease.
PureNourish introduces healthy bacteria to your digestive system as well which can cause loose stools. If you are using more than 1 serving of PureNourish a day, reduce your intake. Your body should naturally adjust to your new diet within 1-2 weeks, alleviating symptoms. If not, please contact your physician.
Q: Why is alcohol used in Slenderiix?
A: Slenderiix is a homeopathic product that uses alcohol as a safe preservative. Alcohol also acts as an absorption agent, increasing the uptake of ingredients into the blood stream.
Q: Why have I stopped losing weight on the Slenderiiz Program?
A: There are several reasons your weight loss may have plateaued:
1. You're constipated. This is most often the reason why people on the Slenderiiz Program stop losing weight.
2. You're dehydrated. This will reduce your weight loss efforts so make sure to increase your water consumption.
3. Sugar is sneaking into your diet. Sugar can be found in the most unlikely of places like salad dressings, sauces, and beverages. Make sure you are eliminating all sugar from your diet, including dining out.
4. Release of toxins from fat stores. When losing drastic weight, your body might work against you, holding onto toxins in the body. This can cause rebound weight gain. Make sure to detoxify by taking Restoriix while on the Slenderiiz Program.
Q: Why is Slenderiiz the best choice?
A: There are so many reasons! Here are the top four:
1. Slenderiix is manufactured in the USA by an FDA-approved facility.
2. Slenderiix gives you a Hormone-Free formula to maximize your diet results by providing a 100% homeopathic formula.
3. Slenderiix is a complete formula. It is not a watered-down version of amino acids.
4. Slenderiix uses a multi-phased approached combined with a 1250-calorie diet to promote sustainable weight loss. Keeping you at your ideal weight is our mantra.
Q: Why the 1250-calorie diet on the Slenderiiz program?
A: Because you are only consuming 1250 calories, Slenderiix signals your hypothalamus to mobilize fat out of your body's fat storage areas makes it available for you to burn as you go about your daily activities.
Q: Will decreasing the amount of product I take affect my weight loss results?
A: You will still lose weight even if you decrease the amount of product you're taking, but it won't likely be as much.
Q: Will taking Restoriix change the effectiveness of Slenderiix?
A: You can take the two products together. However, for optimal results, Restoriix ideally should be taken on an empty stomach.
Q: Would it be okay to put Slenderiiz in plastic bottles to carry around?
A: We recommend leaving it in the glass bottles. This is to keep the product unaltered as plastic can leach chemicals, especially when using alcohol.
Slenderiiz Clinical Trial
Slenderiiz Clinical Pack
AbstractA Randomized, Blind, Placebo-Controlled Cross-Over Study: Exploring the relationship of an exclusive homeopathic weight loss tincture combined with therapeutic nutrition in relation to reversal of visceral adipose fat tissue stores and serum inflammatory markers, which indicate risk factors for leading causes of death, including congestive heart disease and hormone-related cancers.
The placebo-controlled study evaluates subjects’ hormonal, physiological, and physical responses to: a patented blend of homeopathic ingredients, (herein after referred to as “Slenderiix”), in conjunction with the methyl-form of B vitamins compounded with adaptogenic herbs, (herein after referred to as Xceler8, and when employed compatibly, are known as The Slenderiiz Weight Loss Program); therapeutic nutrition, optimal hydration from purified water; appropriate nutritional supplementation for optimal metabolism; a detoxifying restorative blend of zeolite minerals and nutrient dense green super-foods, (herein after referred to as “Restoriix”); and a whole food antioxidant-based energy and focus formula for enhanced dopamine utilization and neurotransmitter communication, (herein after referred to as Rejuveniix).
Greater improvement in rate of loss and total amount of loss was attained related to whether subjects consumed Slenderiiz products along with foundational Nutritional Supplements and detoxifying with Restoriix, as well as with the addition of Rejuveniix to all of the above.
Visceral adipose fat tissue measures and serum inflammatory markers that indicate health risks were improved. Serum measures related to cholesterol and triglycerides were significantly improved. The cardiac inflammation metric HS-CRP was significantly reduced and blood sugar levels related to glucose, HbA1C and insulin were also improved.
Finally, physical, psychological and emotional changes in the subjects were observed. Subjects losing weight at an increased rate noted increased enthusiasm, energy, and confidence. The psychological impact of being empowered with the knowledge and ability to create a powerfully positive metabolic shift, especially within such a short period of time, was transformational for all test subjects taking ARIIX products, rather than calorie reduction alone.
Finding a product to enhance the effectiveness of healthy lifestyle choices to induce fat loss could significantly reduce the health complications, medical costs and death rates associated with obesity. This study attempts to examine such a product.
These latest figures from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) demonstrate that obesity continues to be a significant public health problem. In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion. (1) The average annualized costs for being overweight has been estimated at $8,365 for obese women and $6,518 for obese men. (13)
An analysis estimated the 2007 obesity prevalence among adults, by state, from self-reported weight and height data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) found that state-specific obesity prevalence ranged from 18.7% to 32.0%.
Among 2007 BRFSS respondents: 25.6% were obese, 26.4% of men and 24.8% of women were obese. The obesity prevalence ranged from 19.1% for men and women aged 18-29 years; to 31.7% and 30.2%, respectively, for men and women aged 50-59 years. The obesity prevalence was higher in the South (27.3%) and Midwest (26.5%) and lower in the Northeast (24.4%) and West (23.1%). (2)
Curbing obesity by calorie limiting alone is often not effective due to hormonal protective responses. Too low of a daily caloric intake over a sustained period of time, can sabotage long term weight loss by suppressing metabolism, possibly causing the body to lock up fat stores for future survival. Hence, there is often a leveling of the rate at which a low-calorie diet alone will reduce weight and stabilize to an ideal weight long term. In order to reduce risk of obesity-related secondary diseases, complete lifestyle intervention is necessary which addresses nutrient dense nutrition, thereby opening the pathways for optimal metabolism and detoxification.
Within the last five years, the emerging field of epigenetic research has shown that the hormonal implications from the glycemic index values, glycemic load values and toxic chemical burdens from air, water and food are critically linked to whether or not an individual will gain or lose weight—even in the presence of a calorie deficit. Epigenetics is the study of gene regulation, manipulation and the resulting expression of health or disease.
This science is based on the study of cellular “memory” and biological responses involving chromatin modification or remodeling due to variations from environmental input from food, water, air, skin, emotional stress, etc; all factors other than those recorded within or prompted by DNA. Current theory in Epigenetic Research is that chronic degenerative disease is not due to genetic predisposition in most part, but rather 85-95% of environmental input is the cause of these diseases and the (estimated 5-15%) remaining risk factor is related to gene inscription. This suggests that genes have very little innate bearing on daily cell health, when compared to other factors.
Due to the epigenetic and psychoneuroendocrinological observations of the common factors of nutrient deficiency and coexistant presence of toxic load on catalyzing a default mode of human fat storage, this study was created to determine if exceptional fat loss could be observed in conditions of nutrient density through calorie-limited ideal food choices, appropriate nutritional supplementation, appropriate hydration/detoxification with purified water, and cellular detoxification and neurotransmitter rebalancing by means of pharmacological TID dosing with a patented sublingual homeopathic catalyst, and methylcobalamin (B12) compounded with a proprietary blend of adaptogenic herbs, hereinafter referred to as Slenderiix and Xceler8.
Slenderiix Homeopathic Tincture
Homeopathy is a 200 year old medical discipline with a proven track record of both safety and efficacy. Due to the foundational principles of using natural substances in an infinitesimal dose within a diagnostic method of “like curing like”, there are no known contraindications to pharmaceutical drugs. Homeopathic preparations have been regulated under the law since the inception of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, authored by Senator Royal Copeland, M.D., a practicing homeopath, in 1938. (40)
Homeopathic preparations are recognized as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD&C Act”), 21 U.S.C. § 201 et seq. Section 201(g)(1) of the FD&C Act, 21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1), which defines the term “drug” as “articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, (i) or any supplement to any of them . . . .” (40)
Slenderiix employs a modernized approach to homeopathy, blending individual time-proven remedies into one cohesive formula to effectively address all imbalances which contribute to today’s epidemic of abnormal weight gain.
Contributing factors include hormonal responses to excessive stress—whether dietary, emotional or environmental; capacity for cellular detoxification, neurotransmitter communication, stable hunger patterns and freedom from addictive behaviors. All of these contribute to systemic flushing of abnormal fat stores, when balance in achieved. Slenderiix was successfully tested in over 10,000 patients prior to ARIIX obtaining exclusivity and beginning in-house beta testing and clinical observation.
The Materia Medica catalogs all methodology within the discipline of homeopathy and references the functions of each remedy as excerpted below:
Ammonium Bromatum: Indicated in chronic laryngeal and pharyngeal catarrh, neuralgic headaches, and obesity.
Avena Sativa: Exhibits selective action on brain and nervous system, favorably influencing their nutritive function. Indicated in nervous exhaustion, sexual debility, and addictive morphine habit. Best tonic for debility after exhausting diseases and sleeplessness, especially of alcoholics. Also addresses nervous states of many chronic female concerns.
Calcarea Carbonica: Chief action is supporting impaired nutritional metabolism; the glands, skin, and bones, being most instrumental in changes evidenced. Needed for increased local and general perspiration [for normal systemic detoxification]… nausea, acidosis, and breathlessness, a jaded state—mental or physical, due to overwork.
Fucus Vesiculosis: A remedy for obesity and non-toxic goiter, thyroid enlargement in obese patients. Digestion is enhanced, normalizing obstinate constipation, and flatulence diminished.
Graphites: An anti-psoric carbon, most active in stout individuals with fairer complexions, with tendencies toward skin affections and constipation, excess fat storage with tendency to obesity, chronic low body temperature, with delayed menstrual history, who become cold easily, may suffer anæmia with redness of face, tendency toward inflammation of the pylorus or duodenal illness.
Ignatia Amara: One of the chief remedies for hysteria. It is especially adapted to the nervous temperament of women who are of sensitive, easily excited nature, quick to react, rapid in execution and change of mental and physical condition, nervous, apprehensive, rigid, trembling who suffer acutely with mental or physical stress.
Lycopodium Clavatum: Supports conditions where ailments are gradually developing with functional weakening regarding digestion, liver function, and predisposition to uric acid metabolism, intolerance to cold and muscular strength. Marked regulating influence upon the glandular (sebaceous) secretions, those benefitting from Lycopodium lack vital heat [indicating lower than optimal metabolism] have poor circulation, with cold extremities, acute temporary pains, and sensitivity to noise and odors.
Nux Vomica: Typical individuals calmed by Nux are thin, spare, quick, active, nervous, and irritable. Especially adapted to digestive disturbances, flatulent abdominal distention and hypochondrial states, Nux may also address conditions such as ravenous hunger, sour taste in mouth, nausea in the morning after eating; weight and pain in stomach, and feeling worse after eating.
Sulfuricum Acidum: This remedy supports those with chronic acidosis, digestive tract abnormalities, and may be evidenced by a craving for stimulants. Tremor and weakness, hurried temperament, hot flashes followed by perspiration with trembling, diminished rate of healing after medical procedures, gastralgia and hypochlorrhydria.
Thyroidinum: Exercises a general regulating influence over the mechanism of the organs of nutrition, growth and development. Used in psoriasis, tachycardia, arrested development in children, linked to improvement in memory, goiter, obesity, mammary tumors, uterine fibroids, fibroid tumors of the breast. Addresses the sensation of faintness and nausea, extreme weakness and hunger, sensitivity to cold and symptoms of Hypothyroidism after acute diseases, i.e, weakness, easy fatigue, weak pulse. (41)
i. Since the passage of the FD&C Act, the United States Pharmacopoeia and the National Formulary have merged.
ii. As noted, with the merger of the United States Pharmacopoeia and the National Formulary there are only two “official” compendia.
iii. Homeopathic drugs are also covered by the Medicare-Medicaid Statute, 42 U.S.C. § 1395x (t), which defines drugs to “include only such drugs . . . as are included (or approved for inclusion) in the United States Pharmacopoeia, the National Formulary or the United States Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.”
Xceler8: Metabolism and Energy SupportXceler8 is a patented blend of methylcobalamin (natural B12), biotin, and a synergistic blend of a specific classification of herbs known as adaptogens; so named due to their proven ability to improve resilience to stress, increase adaptive responses and to reduce the perception of stress. (42)
The coenzyme form of B12, known as methylcobalamin, provides the foundational structure of the Xceler8 product. This methyl-donating form of B12 is superior to analog chemical copies of B12 that are typically used in pharmaceutical drugs, inexpensive vitamins and “enriched” processed foods. (43) Various methyl donors are required in the body for chemically transforming chemical substances into usable forms for nutritive function. Methyl donors are also used for neutralizing destructive byproducts, such as homocysteine, into benign substances, which would otherwise contribute to disease. Methylcobalamin is the only form of B12 that is able to dispose of homocysteine through methylation and enables the production of SAMe, (S-adenosyl methionine), the most important methyl donor for adequate glutathione levels to be possible. Adequate glutathione synthesis in the body is the hallmark of a strong immune system and high functioning metabolism. (44)
Cyanocobalamin is chemically-derived synthetic or analog vitamin B. The B vitamin portion is cleaved to a cyanide molecule, which requires the presence of a methyl donor to be broken down by the liver to split off the (toxic) cyanide component, allowing the remainder to be converted to the biologically active form of methyl B12. This synthetic cyanocobalamin B12 is typically 100 times cheaper than methylcobalamin, and contributes to system-wide methyl donor depletion, which can cause a relative shift in homocysteine metabolism, increasing significant risk of heart disease, neurological degeneration and measureable age-related brain shrinkage.
“Homocysteine tends to accumulate in the body whenever (methyl or usable) B12 gets deficient. Homocysteine accumulation has been linked with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s Dementia, among other conditions.” (44)
An Oxford University study, published in The Journal of Neurology, reported an estimated 40% of the population is deficient in B12. (45) B12 deficiency is so wide spread because of commonly used pharmaceutical drugs like estrogen containing birth control pills, antacids— including excessive calcium supplementation; antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, anti-psychotics, and anti-diabetic medications. All of these directly cause B12 depletion. Without adequate B vitamins to suspend the bile salts in the liver, fat soluble nutrients are not able to be assimilated, resulting in compromised metabolic, neurological and immune function.
Subjects in a study reported in Neuropsychopharmacology comparing the effects of methylcobalamin as compared to cyanocobalamin, reported remarkable results in only one week of supplementation. Methyl B12 users reported reduced sleep time, with increased sleep quality and feeling more well-rested upon rising, increased day time energy and ability to concentrate. (46) Restoring appropriate levels of B12 supports healthy energy levels and excellent neurological performance. (43) Biotin is a coenzyme and B vitamin which, when combined with chromium, has been shown to reverse insulin resistance and support healthy blood sugar levels. Even when tested in isolation, biotin plays a significant role in several key metabolic functions in digestion and blood sugar regulation. Biotin supports the integumentary (skin) and nervous systems by facilitating repair of nerve damage due to type 2 diabetes, and fosters improved glycemic impact on these systems. (47)
Rhodiola Rosea and Ashwaganda are adaptogenic herbs used traditionally in both Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. Adaptogens are defined by their ability to have a normalizing effect on the body, allowing the individual to become more resilient to chronic stressors, whether physical or emotional. Adaptogens are non-toxic plant based therapies that normalize physiological functions which have been disturbed by chronic stress. These work through correction of balance to the neuroendocrine and immune systems. (42) Adaptogens have been used successfully to treat a milieu of chronic health conditions for over 100 years, contributing to current theory that stress is the number one contributor that drives pathology of all diseases. Specifically, rhodiola has been shown to prevent the excess release of cortisol and adrenaline in response to stress, also blunting the increase in cholesterol and triglycerides typically triggered in response to stress. Rhodiola helps to transport serotonin precursors, reducing depression; and increases body fat to muscle ratio by mobilizing fatty acid stores during exercise, supporting increased fat burning. (42) Ashwaganda has been used successfully in both India and China as an aphrodisiac, to treat insomnia, anxiety, fibromyalgia and arthritis, and used to promote emotional balance in cases of depression and mental or physical fatigue. (42)
Appropriate Supplementation: Vitamins and MineralsARIIX’s Vitamin and Mineral, known as “Optimals” contain a signature whole food dried vegetable juice blend that is certified to be grown from GMO-free seeds and without pesticides. This blend includes broccoli, carrot, tomato, beet, spinach, cucumber, Brussels sprout, cabbage, celery, kale, asparagus, green bell pepper, cauliflower, parsley, and wheat grass. The vegetable blend adds important enzymes, peptides, and phytonutrients that support the body’s ability to absorb and utilize vitamins and minerals, and to help offset the diets of those who have low daily consumption of vegetables. Rice bran contributes naturally whole complex antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin A carotenoids, and nine B vitamins, along with several essential amino acids and phospholipids, which are necessary for maintaining healthy cell membranes.
Every ingredient in the Optimals is certified as of non-GMO origin and these products are manufactured in an OTC facility, certified for efficacy, purity and potency by NSF, GMP and the FDA, providing exacting standards of quality assurance, dependability of consistency and purity. Studies have concluded that supplements containing natural food nutrient complexes are better than supplements containing only isolates. 
Getting appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals every day is essential to not only a high functioning metabolism, but these can be the critical differentiators between vital health and the simple absence of an illness. Because most people in the world are deficient in one or more of the 40 vitamins, minerals and other essential biochemical nutrients necessary every day for minimal survival; and the human body was created with an innate ability to adapt to amazing variables and still survive, we observe most people today experience life, not in a state of vital health, but fluctuating on the continuum between the absence of illness and experiencing illness.
Most individuals are grossly deficient in the critical “Metabolic Supportive Nutrients”, which are crucial to appropriate blood sugar control, stress responses, methylation of foods into usable forms that can actually nourish the body at the cellular level, and controlling every enzyme reaction from fluid regulation to neurotransmitter production. As a nation, Americans are over fed and yet, undernourished and chronically stressed. This chronic state of deficiency results in a down shifting of the metabolism to attempt to spare what nutrient resources are remaining. This is most evidenced by mental sluggishness, poor digestion, daytime fatigue, poor sleep, chronic aches and pains due to inflammation, and cravings that are not satisfied by food. As the brain signals the body to input more nutrients to try to satisfy these vital deficiencies, and people answer these signals with low-nutrient convenience foods—notoriously high in sugar, starch, vegetable oils, chemical additives and stimulants—metabolism continues to down regulate and disease breeds at a faster rate.
Bruce Ames, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed over a hundred chronic degenerative diseases that are triggered by nutrient deficiencies. These symptoms in the early stages are typically identified by traditional medicine as “typical signs of aging”, but with obesity and other metabolic, chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases becoming more common in adolescence and children, his revolutionary analysis, “The Triage Theory ”(1, 2) has not come too soon. In his observations, he found that over 50 enzymes within the body are completely dependent upon daily intake of adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in order to be catalyzed. Without consistent adequate levels of these three complexes every day, it is impossible for the body’s enzymes to begin their work and for humans to experience vital health and optimal metabolism.
These nutrients, which have to be taken in daily, a minimum of twice a day, to replenish fuel necessary for routine cellular renewal throughout the day, are the critical factors which determine whether human genes are prompted to express health or disease. Dr. Ames found that a deficiency of any one of this array of critical micronutrients, posed a threat of oxidative stress damage to cellular integrity and metabolism that was equal to and in some circumstances, greater than 100 times the known damaging effects of radiation! (1,2,3,6) It is established that if individual cells within the organs of the body have a low metabolism due to low fuel levels, then these organs will also be functioning at a lower than optimal level. This means the entire body is then operating in survival mode of a low functioning metabolism, while usually experiencing a default of fat storage to conserve nutrient resources, and creeping closer to chronic degenerative disease.
Continuing his work at the Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Children’s Hospital and Research Institute, Oakland, CA; Dr. Ames observes what he describes as a shift within the body toward short-term survival gene expression as a coping mechanism in times of low nutrient intake. This shifting into survival mode simultaneously requires sacrificing expression of genes that produce long-term health. (4) This means that if we see individuals whose bodies are downshifting and accommodating to low nutrient intake by storing fat abnormally to spare nutrient reserves—this single indicator—belly fat, is enough to indicate life-shortening inflammatory diseases are not far down the timeline, if these nutritional deficiencies are not quickly remediated with therapeutic dosing of these essential nutrients. (5,6) Dr. Ames also postulates that micronutrient deficiencies that trigger the triage response would accelerate cancer, aging, and neurological decline, but would leave critical functions like ATP production, intact.(7)
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) have long reported that the food intake of the following groups of people in the United States does not provide adequate nutrition from all 40 essential nutrients for adequate health: the poor, teenagers, menstruating women, the obese, and the elderly. Opinion has now shifted, according the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR), [see Table 1], that micronutrient levels from food are probably not adequate for anyone else either, to express optimal health without disease. (7)
Westernized diets are typically characterized by excessive calories from starchy carbohydrates and processed oils, and below micronutrient thresholds determined essential for minimal health. Dr. Ames notes that this low consumption of micronutrients accompanied by calorie excess may be the norm with those that are overweight and obese, and contributes to the deadly diseases associated with obesity. “Significant chronic disruption may occur when consumption of micronutrients is below the current RDA (8) but above the level that causes acute symptoms. When one component of the metabolic network is inadequate, there may be a variety of repercussions in metabolism, including acceleration of degenerative diseases.”(7)
Due to these findings, high-quality multi-vitamin supplementation is recommended as a low-cost preventative intervention in combination with the healthiest possible food choices. This is the best low cost adjunctive for optimal health and reducing the risk of common age-related diseases associated with obesity, and ultimately death by secondary diseases of CHD and cancer.It is now generally maintained that inflammation is the root cause of the chronic degenerative conditions. Systemic inflammation is indicated by abnormal fat storage, swelling, chronic joint and bone pain, allergies, asthma, and headaches in the early stages; but also heart disease, cancer and neurological diseases, as the above mentioned earlier symptoms continue unchecked.ARIIX Restoriix is a blend of zeolite, chia seeds and nutrient-dense organic spirulina, chlorella and chlorophyll. Zeolites are highly alkaline minerals that contain large structural vacancies and carry a negative ionic charge, giving them superior binding adhesion to positively charged pathogenic toxins. The zeolite blend sourced for Restoriix is ultra-purified and certified free of lead and other contaminants, common to earth-sourced minerals. The highest grade nano-sized particles provide for increased surface area adhesion of free radicals and environmental pathogens, as well as a smooth, palatable texture. Zeolite’s magnet-like effect attracts impurities and binds them within its honeycomb-like molecular structure, preventing the resorption of toxins as they are excreted from the body through the natural process of digestion.Rejuveniix is an energy-boosting blend of low-temperature dehydrated fruit and berry extracts, chosen for their wide variety of polyphenols and bioflavanoids. Effectively combined with green coffee bean extract, kava kava root extract and the amino acid l-theanine, this formula has been observed to provide increased mental clarity, stamina and focus. A unique extraction process leaves exceptionally high levels of the beneficial antioxidant levels intact, while producing a product that contains no fructose.Twenty three individuals were chosen for the initial study; three men and 20 females ranging in age from 21 to 75. Individuals were selected on the basis of commitment to completing the 12 week course. Subjects were selected due in part to a desire for weight loss, with at least 12, to as much as 120 pounds to lose.Subjects were required to maintain compliance for 12 weeks with a specific nutritionally dense diet, appropriate supplementation, adequate fluid intake, simple exercise, and detoxification and stress management techniques. Examples included keeping a food journal, exercise, personal contact, accountability and counsel.Subjects receiving Nutrifii Nutritional supplements of Vitamins, Minerals, Restoriix, and/or Rejuveniix were to take them as directed on the product label. Omega-Q was given, as noted above, in a dose that is double the label guidelines. All subjects were required to take 15 drops of Slenderiix, under the tongue 10 minutes before each meal. Additionally subjects took 15 drops of Xceler8 under the tongue with breakfast and lunch. Subjects not receiving either Slenderiix or Xceler8 were given a placebo.Beyond the diet, subjects were required to drink a minimum of 50% of their respective body weight of water, in ounces each day. Regardless of weight, 100 ounces was the minimum amount of water for each subject each day with no maximum limit.Since subjects were classified into four equal groups (n=5), an ANOVA was conducted to determine significance across groups. Even given the small sample size created by the factorial design, results show that significant differences existed between groups (F ratio 14.2 p<.01).Furthermore, all groups were found to be significantly different from no diet whatsoever (p<.0001).As the table depicts, over time the rate of weight loss tapers off with each successive month of weight loss. 89.5% of subjects exceeded their personal targeted weight loss goal, projected at the onset of the trial.A collection of serum markers that accompany the onset of abnormal fat storage, specifically in the disproportionate deposition of visceral adipose tissue (VAT), have been associated with the pathology of insulin resistance. These blood levels have interrelated relationships in obesity-related disease pathology. Integrative physicians now understand that although individually these lab indicators may enter the health assessment picture at different times due to biochemical individuality, certainly metabolic syndrome is continuing to worsen along with the increased inability to shed excess weight easily. Over time the appearance of more and more of these particular serum markers continue to underscore the depth of the disease pathology that is pushing the patient closer to cardio-metabolic disorders and hormone related cancers, our number one and two causes of death.Results of the study found that all groups statistically lost more weight, than those on no weight loss regimen whatsoever. However, subjects using Slenderiiz lost just over twice as much (103.4%) weight per day (.51 lbs p/day) compared to subjects on either a 1250 calorie diet alone (.24 lbs p/day) as well as the Placebo Group (.23 lbs p/day). Subjects taking Rejuveniix in conjunction with Slenderiiz had a significantly higher (+3%) rate of weight loss.
Recognized authorities in Nutritional Medicine such as Ray Strand, M.D., Julian Whitaker, M.D., Jane Higdon, Ph.D., Michael Murray, N.D., Phyllis Balch, CNC, Nicholas Perricone, M.D. and six other known figures practicing proactive preventative nutritional medicine, were consulted to create what became known as the Blended Nutritional Standard. (9) This was constructed by employing 18 criteria across 48 ingredients based upon each expert’s independent input for optimal therapeutic nutrient recommendations. This Blended Standard has become the bar that therapeutic quality multi-vitamins are measured against to determine if they are prepared in adequate dosing of non-toxic and effective forms of each nutrient, and if all essential nutrients are present and combined in the correct ratios one to another. The Optimals adhere to this Blended Standard.
Dr. Ray Strand, in his book Healthy for Life, notes that these nutrients are needed in greater amounts than can usually be obtained by food alone. In his practice, he has personally seen reversal of Type 2 Diabetes in hundreds of patients who optimize their nutrient intake with critical levels of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids and who employ the lifestyle modifications described in his Healthy for Life program. He also testifies to incredible gains in glycemic control with Type 1 Diabetics, and reversing the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, thereby preventing the onset of Diabetes in thousands of people worldwide using a similar combination of appropriate supplementation, low-glycemic diet and modest exercise. (10)
Appropriate Supplementation: Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats in bio-available fish oil lower the production of prostaglandins and cytokines that trigger inflammatory responses. Clinical studies have shown that stress and depression are associated with too many inflammatory cytokines in the body, and not enough anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats are one of the foremost contributors. These two factors typically are present before abnormal fat storage begins, and continue to mount along with unwanted weight.
The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests if triglycerides are high (200 mg/dL or higher) (1, 2), taking 2,000-4,000 mg of fish oil with EPA and DHA, along with dietary changes, is an effective way to reduce risk factors within a 90 day period. However, most integrative medicine specialists initially use a therapeutic loading dose with a minimum dose of 4000 mgs of omega 3 oils per day, and for those patients who are severely obese, depressed, or overtly stressed, they may use much higher doses to get significant results within a 90 day time frame. (4)
Omega-Q was included as part of the foundational nutritional therapy at a dose of 4000 mgs/ day, in effort to produce a favorable effect on fat-burning metabolism and serum inflammatory markers within a 12 week period.
Because of the state of the environment today, many fish contain high levels of mercury, PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), dioxins and other environmental toxins, which concentrate in fat stores of both the fish and the people who consume them. These fat-soluble toxins lock up fat cells and contribute to the metabolic dysfunction, which is evidenced by not being able to lose weight, even when eating less and exercising more.
Many commonly available brands of fish oil supplements are “purified” with hexane, which is a petroleum derivative. Governing officials allow hexane residues to be present as a tradeoff for the removal of the heavy metal residues common to commercially available fish oils. This residual hexane in most fish oil supplements can accumulate over time and cause considerable nervous system damage. (14) Chemicals that are petroleum derivatives, in general, are suspected to cause endocrine disruption which, over time, is associated with the development of hormone related cancers.
ARIIX has sourced a pristine omega 3 fish oil from the only manufacturer in the world who has patented a unique low temperature, enzyme fermentation purification process which ensures the delicate anti-inflammatory properties are not only kept fully intact, but yields a superior product that is tasteless and odorless, with no unpleasant digestive after-effects that are typical of hexane-distilled or rancid fish oil products common to the shelves of vitamin chains and superstores. Enzyme purification also eliminates chemical waste byproducts, thereby reducing environmental impact resulting from disposing of hexane into the environment.
Appropriate Supplementation: Restoriix
Chia seeds are a superior source of vegan protein and contain over 30 nutrients. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, containing more than three times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries, and 35% fiber by weight, chia seeds detoxify the digestive tract while providing nutrients which also rebalance omega 3 to 6 ratios. Insoluble fiber scrubs intestinal walls and loosens impacted debris, while the balance of soluble fiber effectively absorbs up to twelve times its weight in fluids. (36)
Chlorophyll-rich plant foods such as chlorella and spirulina are dense in RNA proteins which repair damaged DNA. Excessive toxic load in the body causes over production of free radicals which mutates DNA, causing premature aging and accelerating disease pathology. Aging and disease are observed when DNA mutations occur within the cells and these damaged cells reproduce. Since chlorophyll is the highest known food source of RNA repair proteins, finding foods sources rich in chlorophyll would inhibit DNA mutations from reproducing, according to Dr. Benjamin Frank’s work in RNA diet therapy. Dr. Frank pioneered dietary nucleic acid therapy which has proven RNA and DNA rich supplements reverse symptoms of aging and disease and increase metabolism by increasing cellular energy (ATP) for improving intercellular communication in the body, improving rejuvenation, detoxification, and rapid healing. (35) Marine biologists were first to observe the anti-aging effects of these green sea vegetables on mammals. Ocean mammals consuming large amounts of chlorophyll-rich sea vegetables, including spirulina and chlorella, have no visible signs of aging once they reach adolescence. Chlorella has more than twice the RNA density per gram of any animal protein, making it the richest natural dietary source of these detoxifying nutrients.
Spirulina is high in natural iodine, which nourishes the thyroid, protects all glandular tissues and ultimately supports both immune and metabolic function. To improve metabolism, spirulina has been proven to improve glycemic control and dislipidemia in Type II diabetics. (38) High in metallo-thionine compounds, spirulina has been shown to shield the body from radioactive isotopes by binding to them, making digestive elimination possible. Spirulina’s chemo-protective effect has shown potential for use in fighting cancer, as well as detoxifying the kidneys from overuse of antibiotics and analgesics. (37) In Russia a study was conducted on 270 children living in highly radioactive areas, and all showed elevated IgE serum levels. This immune system inflammatory response is typically high due to allergic responses, but was completely normalized in 6 weeks of feeding spirulina twice daily.(38) In addition, spirulina’s dense array of phytonutrients phytocyanin, chlorophyll and carotenoids contribute to the anti-inflammatory properties which nourish, as they purify the body.
With an average alkalinity factor of 9.7 pH, negatively charged zeolite minerals bind unwanted toxins and reduce acid pH load at the same time. In addition, when fat is released due to dieting, these toxic stores are freed up and circulate within the body, which can cause significant side effects if they are not completely eliminated by the digestive tract. If toxic load overwhelms these pathways, the possibility of reabsorbing toxins can trigger a protective response of shuttling toxins into fat storage, represented by a weight loss plateau or rebound weight gain. Detoxification has been shown to effectively protect against these metabolic set-backs.
Appropriate Supplementation: Rejuveniix
Rejuveniix also contains a blend of acai, maqui, sea buckthorn and goji berries, as well as mangosteen and noni fruits. This variety of berries and fruits represents a wide range of antioxidant coverage shown to support immune function, heart health and metabolic sufficiency. Represented within Rejuveniix are anthocyanins, xanthones, a variety of carotenoids such as beta carotene and zeaxanthin, and plant sterols known to support heart health, detoxification and modulate oxidative stress.
2010 findings in the British Journal of Nutrition reported therapeutic effects of berries in modulating postprandial glucose response when eaten with high glycemic foods. After consuming a meal with berries, serum levels were drawn at 15, 30 and 150 minutes, and compared to blood glucose responses at the same intervals following a control meal. The results showed that consuming berries along with sucrose had a significant impact on reducing the digestion/absorption of the sucrose as evidenced by decreased serum postprandial glucose. High levels of polyphenol antioxidants in berries are attributed for this compensory affect. (28)
The focus and energy portion of the Rejuveniix formula comes from a balance of the amino acid l-theanine, kava kava root extract and green coffee bean extract. ARIIX only sources the highest quality kava kava root from the Republic of Vanuatu due to superior potency and highest lactone content. This lends properties that support healthy blood pressure and the ability to relax the mind and muscles without sedative effects and loss of mental clarity.
L-theanine is sourced from green tea leaves and directly stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, allowing mental alertness (29) and also increases dopamine, “the satisfaction neurotransmitter”, allowing individuals to experience a greater sense of pleasure and fulfillment. (30)
Green Coffee Bean Extract (GBCE) is a rich source of chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to have significant effects on both body mass and reducing body fat when used long term in both overweight and obese subjects. (31) Green coffee bean extract has also been shown to suppress hepatic production of triglycerides, reducing fat accumulation. (32) GCBE also works synergistically with kava kava and l-theanine, enhancing effectiveness.
In comparison, common sources of caffeine contain cafestol and other compounds associated with the negative effects of using caffeine as a stimulant. Research has shown the combination of ingredients in Rejuveniix to support clarity of mind and positive mental outlook by supporting neurotransmitter production and cellular communication, and healthy energy levels. (33)
The table below provides the initial weight (in pounds) and variation of both genders.
Subjects were given a 1,250 calorie, low-glycemic, low starch, functional food meal plan that included a minimum amount of healthy fats from coconut oil, avocados and raw sprouted nuts or their cold pressed oils. Because the FDA’s defined daily minimum caloric threshold for a “Low-fat Diet” is set at 30% or less of daily calories coming from fat, a minimum of 300 calories of the 1250 allowable calories were specified to be selected from healthy fat.
In addition, to rebalance appropriate ratios of omega 3 fats to omega 6/9 fats within the body quickly, subjects were required to consume 2000 IU of Omega-Q both morning and evening every day for the 12 week trial.
Because sudden excessive amounts of omega 3 fats can have a blood thinning action, subjects were screened for contraindications and there were no subjects who were using anti-coagulant blood thinning medications such as Coumadin/wafarin.
Participants simultaneously excluded all inflammation-causing omega 6 vegetable oils such as canola, soybean, grape seed, olive oil and any other oil which can contribute to inflammatory cytokine production within the body, and/or compete with omega 3 for conversion/uptake. Inappropriate balance of omega 3 to 6 oils blocks the pathway to healing metabolism, alters cell signaling and optimal neurotransmitter and hormone rebalance, and blunts potential of therapeutic efficacy intended by including Omega-Q.
Subjects were instructed to choose at least twice as many non-starchy fresh vegetables as protein portions per meal to provide plenty of fiber rich carbohydrates which are also dense in anti-inflammatory nutrients.
All groups, except the placebo group, were using the Slenderiix and Xceler8 before each meal throughout the 12 week trial. With all groups the following constants remained for the duration of the study period: food selection guidelines and daily calorie max intake, appropriate hydration to include a minimum of 5 (total based on individual weight) refills of the Puritii water bottle daily, with individual increased adjustments for weight-appropriate amounts of water, and a minimum amount of exercise of 20 minutes of walking, 5 times per week.
Subjects were observed and feedback was given, comparing results of individuals with and without the use of Slenderiix and Xceler8; as well as with Slenderiix, Xceler8, foundational Nutritional Supplementation; and a final group who employed all of the above items, plus including Rejuveniix. Subjects committed to weekly counseling and instruction with Dr. Hurt. Before and after, and at four-week intervals, subjects’ measurements, weight and photos were documented. Before and after, a comprehensive blood work panel was drawn and evaluated. This panel consisted of serum inflammatory indicators of the presence of fat storage metabolism, known markers that are precursors to diabetes, heart disease and chronic inflammatory conditions such as cancer. Weight, measurements, and fat store location were documented, reviewed, and compared.
Subjects were stratified randomly into 4 groups. The Table below outlines the particular products taken by each Group in the initial 4 weeks before the crossover, and what products were taken in conjunction with the 1,250 calorie daily consumption.
Subjects were required to consume 200 calories minimum from organic expeller pressed coconut oil in meal preparation, with the option of an additional 50 calories from raw avocado or raw nuts or organic cold pressed oils. Finally, subjects were required to exclude any foods not listed in the above table, and made specific note to avoid coffee, mint or gum products and artificial sweeteners such as sucralose, aspartame, “Splenda” or “Equal”, common to synthetic “diet” or “lite” food replacements. Natural sweeteners, erythritol or Stevia liquid, were allowed.
In addition to the products identified above, all subjects were required to eat 1000 calories worth of the following foods in the following quantities:
~Up to two cups of raw, whole, fresh fruit
~Six or more cups of raw, fresh vegetables
~10 to 16 ounces of clean (Free Range, Grass Fed, or Wild) protein
The following table identifies the classifications of foods available for subjects during the program.
Finally, subjects were required to participate in an exercise program. Subjects who were currently participating in an exercise routine at the onset of the study were allowed to continue with that program, at the review of Dr. Hurt. Subjects who were non-exercisers were required to walk for at least 20 minutes, a minimum of five days each week.
Of the initial 23 subjects, 19 completed the program. Results of following a regimen of calorie limited nutrient dense diet, appropriate supplementation, hydration, and detoxification with moderate exercise, coupled with use of specific products yielded statistically significant results compared to reducing calories alone. The table below provides a summary of the average rate of weight loss per day over time.
After four weeks, subjects in the Control Group C were allowed to take Slenderiix. At the crossover, all of the groups using Slenderiix (A, B, D) had lost an average of 13.1 pounds. In each group, 103.4% more weight loss was observed, than was experienced in the placebo group within the same time frame. Individuals in the placebo group were eating the same meal plan, water and exercise routines as that of the Slenderiix using groups. In addition, placebo group subjects were receiving the exact same nutritional supplementation as the subjects in group A, the only difference in these two groups was between the active Slenderiix for the Group A Subjects, and the inactive placebo product for the Control Group C Subjects. Placebo subjects lost an average of only 6.44 pounds in four weeks, employing the exact same lifestyle efforts, calorie reduction and timeframe as all other groups.
Within this initial 4 week timeframe, placebo subjects were the only group that reported feeling hungry, fatigue and weakness upon exercise, and difficulty at being around food or in the presence of others at mealtimes. By the third week of the program, placebo users were beginning to express difficulty at continuing to participate with the trial for the remaining 9 weeks.
Even though the amount of weight lost within all Slenderiix-using Groups A, B and D reflected less than 1 pound average variance among the three groups, there was a marked difference in the level of enthusiasm, perception of the ease of the program, increased sense of well-being, and continual increase in daytime energy and desire to become more active as time went by, within Group D. This group was supported by not only Slenderiix and Xceler8, but all of the Foundational Supplements, as well as Rejuveniix.
Because of the remarkable difference in positive mental attitude coupled with weight loss success, it was decided Groups A, B, and C would, at the crossover time, convert to the Group D regimen for the 8 week duration of the trial.
Even with a relatively small sample, the difference between groups, as well as individual improvement on pre and post testing of both subjects was statistically significant. Two-tailed results suggest a statistical significance in all groups, except the placebo group, when compared to diet alone.
It is generally maintained that weight loss that is too rapid and sustained over a long period of time is not optimal. Therefore, the rate of weight decline, reflective of stabilizing metabolism, is provided in the table below.
Of the two subjects who did not reach their 12 week projected weight goal, one subject was only 1.6 pounds short of the 25 pound projected possible weight loss for females, and the other subject was within 3.8 pounds of study projections. It should be noted that the latter subject had exceeded her personal goal of losing 20 pounds. Once personal expectations were fulfilled at completion of the 7th week of the trial, she experienced no additional weight loss in the remaining 5 weeks of the program. This observation supports psychological theory that personal expectations play a significant role in weight loss outcomes in regard to the possibility of subconscious behaviors sabotaging what ultimately may be possible. In total, the rate of weight reduction per day experienced by all Slenderiix using groups consistently exceeded the rate of weight loss compared to calorie restricted diet alone.
Biomarkers which are key indicators of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiac disease and cancer risk factors were measured through serum testing both before and after the 12 week trial. Unfortunately, circumstances limited collection of lab values from every subject, which prevented reporting on every lab value examined. The individuals were to get a selected list of disease markers drawn, which are known in preventative medicine as indicators of fat storage, obesity, diabetes and precursors to heart disease and some cancers. Because these labs were to be ordered and collected by each subject’s physician, several physicians declined follow-up labs after the 12 week trial was over. In many cases, this was due to the obvious considerable weight loss and physicians’ no longer deemed the labs as medically necessary, which precluded insurance covering the cost of the follow up labs. Due to logistical complications such as this, almost half of subjects were not able to provide follow up lab values for certain tests.
Pre and post measurements taken from subjects who obtained post blood work (n=10) found statistically significant differences in each subject on measures generally associated with improved health, and markers associated with disease. The table below provides the paired-t differences between subjects across all groups (excluding placebo). Given the limited sample size related to factorial design, although statistically significant differences in blood markers were found in ALL groups except the placebo group, the interpretive power of such small samples sizes resulted in the exclusion of reporting certain values for this report.
These serum levels are as follows: elevated triglycerides, total cholesterol serum insulin; decreased HDL cholesterol and glucose tolerance.
Over time, insulin resistance progressively becomes more severe and continues to affect function of more organs. When serum glucose levels remain elevated, there is increased likelihood of protein glycosylation and overproduction of free-radical producing oxidative stress, which have proven association with initial central obesity, and eventual atherosclerosis, type II diabetes, heart disease and cancers. The body’s typical reaction of producing more and more insulin leads to insulin resistance in various locations throughout the body as disease progresses. In the skin, insulin resistance can be revealed as acne, while insulin resistance in the brain over time becomes Alzheimer’s—recently given the name Diabetes Type III.
The Serum Measures Chart above reflects that all serum risk factors tested for cardio-metabolic disorders were significantly reduced.
Physical measurements of subjects’ chest, waist and hips, before and after, reflected that all Slenderiiz-using subjects lost a significant amount of fat in the waist measurement, indicating decrease in visceral adipose tissue stores, as well as associated mortality risks of central obesity.
Within the first 4 weeks of the trial, several of the placebo subjects, though weight loss was reflected on the scale and visibly in the face and extremities, did not lose any inches from their waist measurement. One placebo subject, whose total loss goal at the onset of the trial was only 12 lbs, reported initial concern over the loss of significant inches in the chest and extremities, without any loss of weight in the midsection measures. After the crossover to the active Slenderiix, subject continued to lose the last few pounds to reach her goal, but also noticed a remarkable redistribution of normal body fat to the more desirable female areas, as her weight stabilized to a new set point during the remaining few weeks on the active product.
All Slenderiix-using groups reflected significant inches lost in the waist measurement, as compared to the chest and hips throughout every stage of the trial. This confirms the ability of the Slenderiiz program to target release of fat stores in the area of dangerous visceral adipose fat. Although the full extent of the mechanisms that allow this to be possible are yet unknown, serum tests reflect a regain in glycemic control, thus reversing the progression of insulin resistance—first heralded by the visible increase in visceral adipose tissue at the waist measurement—and the pathological risks that would have followed in time.
Typically, belly fat stores are protected by cortisol and other stress hormones in a season of calorie deficit, and studies have shown that these fat stores are typically only released after 90 days on an ultra-low calorie diet. The results of the Slenderiiz Weight Loss Program would suggest there is compensory interaction with these stress-related hormones. Exact mechanism of the action observed is yet undetermined, but would warrant further study in this area.
Cardio-metabolic Risk Assessors that accompany excess Visceral Adipose Tissue
Typically, as insulin secretion increases, blood triglycerides and glucose levels continue to rise, while HDL levels slowly decrease and VAT begins to accumulate. Since insulin is released in response to too much glucose in the blood, and HbA1c represents the amount of hemoglobin molecules that have had glucose molecules attached to them in the blood stream, these two serum markers typically rise and fall together. Serum levels of insulin within study subjects decreased an average of 27.7%, and correlating HbA1c also decreased 4.4%.
Even though all cholesterol levels were monitored and improved upon, the cholesterol values that are specific to indicate systemic inflammation are now accepted to be most pertinent to reversing the interrelated risks of heart disease and obesity.
The pathology of arterial plaque formation in heart disease has been proven to be caused by several factors effecting inflammatory response to the small vascular injuries that occur from a cascade of reactive events. Over-production of insulin from sugar and starch consumption, increased platelet adhesion due to omega 3 fat deficiency with omega 6/9 excess and antioxidant deficiency, emotional stress, all theses sources of oxidative stress contribute to inflammatory pathology. If inflammation is eliminated, arteries are clear, regardless of total cholesterol levels. Across all cholesterol markers, subjects responded with significant improvements in all areas.
The fraction of cholesterol that indicates potential endothelial inflammatory damage is called Very Low Density Lipoproteins (VLDL). Due to excessive free radical production, when cholesterol is oxidized into VLDL, it indicates an insufficient amount of antioxidants available within the body. VLDL can be significantly reduced by supplementing adequate vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, by modulating increases, beyond standard dosing, appropriate to the level of stress of the individual. This inflammatory marker, VLDL was significantly reduced.
The National Institutes of Health funded the VITAL study to asses the effect of vitamin D and omega 3 supplementation on the prevention of cancer and heart disease. (23) This was a large-scale randomized trial which also made correlations to fasting insulin, glucose, altered cholesterol ratios and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. Findings proved that the lower the serum vitamin D, the more prevalent these inflammatory makers for insulin resistance progressing to metabolic syndrome. Increasing serum 25(OHD) is associated with a responsive lowering of VAT, triglycerides, triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio. Within this trial period, subjects serum vitamin D increased an overage of 15.7% overall, raising serum levels of 9 out of 10 subjects to reflect an optimal range of 40-69 ng/ml, and the remaining subject at 39.10 ng/ml. Due to the seasonality of the trial beginning fall and ending mid-winter, these results are impressive, considering vitamin D levels typically plummet in winter months and fat stores simultaneously increase.
Higher levels of Highly Sensitive C-Reactive protein are linked to higher occurrences of sudden cardiac death, strokes, peripheral artery disease and myocardial infarction. HS-CRP is an inflammatory particle produced by the liver in response to stressors. Trial subjects averaged a 24% reduction in HS-CRP.
Since about 50% of all heart attacks and strokes effect people with normal total cholesterol levels, anti-aging medicine specialists now look to a combination assessment of the inflammatory HS-CRP along with the ratio of Triglycerides (TG) to High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol to offer more effective proactive approaches to risk assessment. (22, 25, 26) As most triglycerides in the blood are indicative of carbohydrates that have been converted into fat that will be stored specifically in the visceral adipose tissue area, reducing serum levels of triglycerides and comparing these levels to sufficient quantity of HDL is a significant indicator of the degree of disease pathology, to identify the patient’s place on the continuum between insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. (24)
Data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III) indicated that the most frequently noted serum markers among overweight and obese adolescents are high TG (25–30% of adolescents) and low HDL cholesterol levels (40–50% of adolescents). (26)
The table below reflects the results of TG/HDL Ratio improvements within the 12 week period.
The ratio of TG to HDL is a reliable indicator of the extent of insulin resistance on cholesterol metabolism. (27) Subjects within the Slenderiix Clinical Trial produced a 41% reduction in Triglyceride to HDL ratios, significantly reducing serum-defined insulin resistance and cardio-metabolic risk.
Subjects taking Slenderiiz also reported increased energy and sense of well-being compared to individuals on diet alone. Subjects taking a placebo reported significant hunger, low energy and intolerance to exercise, in between meal headaches, and difficulty around others eating food, more than all other groups. Subjects who used all ARIIX foundational nutrients, Slenderiiz and Rejuveniix reported the greatest amount of energy and focus, and had the highest rate of weight loss in all groups. Unlike any other group, no single subject taking Slenderiiz and Rejuveniix combined, reported mild to moderate headaches, fatigue and symptoms of detoxification or withdrawal from processed foods with in the first week. Further study on these self-reported benefits of Rejuveniix is warranted.
Typical of overweight individuals, most subjects showed elevated levels of HS-CRP, triglycerides, VLDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, fasting insulin, serum glucose, HbA1C, and depressed levels of HDL and vitamin D, at baseline. Statistically significant improvement occurred for all subjects taking ARIIX Products, in addition to diet and exercise only, across all measures. These results suggest metabolic recovery and turning toward systemic homeostasis, thereby decreasing the risk factors for the secondary diseases of obesity, heart disease and cancer. All subjects on ARIIX products with initially established inflammatory markers for heart disease, excessive systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, showed significant improvements indicating improved health and metabolism.
Triglyceride levels of all subjects taking ARIIX products significantly improved. The average subject experienced a statistically significant decrease of triglyceride levels of (p<.0005). According to Anti-aging medicine specialists, the single most important factor to increase life expectancy is the ability to increase HDL cholesterol as high above 40 ng/dL as possible. Within the 12 week period the average increase in HDL cholesterol of 15% brought 90% of subjects within optimal range in all ARIIX groups. This reflects significant (p<.0005) reduction in risk of all causes of disease-related death.
Approximately 90% of subjects achieved their weight loss objective during the study compared to none of the control group subjects. This finding suggests that the faster rate of weight loss, with less physical discomfort, the higher rate of compliance to maintain a weight loss program.
Finally, the physical, psychological and emotional changes in the subjects were observed. Subjects losing weight often comment on increased energy, confidence and enthusiasm to continue their new habits as a continued lifestyle. The psychological impact of being empowered with the knowledge and ability for individuals to create a metabolic shift in a completely new direction in such a short period of time was transformational for all test subjects taking ARIIX products, rather than calorie reduction alone.
Additional longitudinal studies would prove beneficial to evaluate subjects’ conformity to the consumption of metabolic supportive supplements, modified diet, and moderate exercise adhered to during the trial.
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