Saturday, May 26, 2012

About Reliv

About the Company:

1. How did Reliv get started?
In 1982, Robert and Sandy Montgomery met Dr. Theodore Kalogris, who had developed an advanced nutritional formula. After taking Dr. Ted’s formula, the Montgomerys felt healthier than ever and wanted to share what they had found with the rest of the world. In 1988, the Montgomerys launched Reliv, a direct selling company with the stated mission to Nourish Our World. Dr. Ted’s formula would serve as the foundation of Reliv Classic®, the company’s first product, for which he would be granted a U.S. patent that same year. Learn more about the Reliv story.

2. How long has Reliv been in business?
Reliv International, Inc. has been operating since 1988.

3. Why are Reliv’s prices not listed on
Reliv products are available on four continents and in more than a dozen different countries. Because prices in each country vary, a consumer should contact his/her Distributor to find out the price for any given item.

4. Why do I have to purchase Reliv products through a Distributor?
Reliv International does not sell products directly to consumers. Instead, we enable Distributors to build a business and make a profit by selling the products. To maintain the integrity of our business model and ensure that our Distributors are able to build their businesses individually, the company does not sell directly to consumers, and all purchases must be made through Distributors. These Distributors provide ongoing personal, individualized service to our retail customers. If you do not have a Distributor, you can request one by clicking here

5. What kind of guarantee does Reliv offer?
Reliv offers and requires each Reliv Distributor to offer a 30-day, 100% unconditional money-back guarantee to all retail customers. Every Reliv Distributor is required to honor this guarantee. If a retail customer is dissatisfied with a Reliv product for any reason, the customer may return the product to the Distributor within 30 days for a full refund of the product purchase price.

6. What is the difference between an Independent Reliv Distributor and Reliv International, Inc.?
All Independent Reliv Distributors are independent contractors of Reliv International, Inc. They are not franchisees, joint ventures, partners, employees or agents of Reliv. Reliv International, Inc. is the corporation that develops, manufactures and markets Reliv products.

7. How can you make money with Reliv?
There are five ways to make money through Reliv's compensation plan. First, Distributors earn immediate profit, called retail profit, anywhere from 20-40% by sharing Reliv with customers. Second, Distributors can generate wholesale profit when they sponsor another Distributor and earn the difference between that Distributor’s profit level and their own. Third, as a Distributor’s organization grows, and additional overrides are created, they earn percentages through the organization’s overrides. Fourth, Reliv awards incentive travel and monthly cash bonuses for business performance. Fifth, at the Ambassador level, Distributors are paid to help others grow their Reliv businesses.

8. How much money do Reliv Distributors make?
Individual Distributors’ income will vary. Some individuals use Reliv as a source of supplemental income, earning enough money for a goal as simple as making a car or mortgage payment, for example. Others operate their Reliv business full-time as their primary source of income. As with any business, the amount each individual makes will vary.

9. Is Reliv a legitimate business?
No doubt about it! Here are the facts about Reliv:
  • Publicly traded company (NASDAQ:RELV)
  • Longtime and proud member of Direct Selling Association.
  • Longtime member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, where Reliv Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl W. Hastings serves on the board
  • Grade of ‘A’ on the Better Business Bureau rating scale
  • Featured as a top small company in Forbes, Fortune and BusinessWeek magazines
  • Manufacturing meets requirements of U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the more stringent Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.
  • 20+ year history of proven success and ethical business practices

10. What is Team Reliv?
Team Reliv is an U.S.-based initiative from Reliv International. Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand; that’s why this program is designed to get people moving — whether running, walking, playing racquetball or playing with the kids. The Team Reliv program also offers a 5K/10K sponsorship program, Team Reliv Fitness Club, Team Reliv Facebook page and Team Reliv workout gear.

11. What is the Kalogris Foundation?
Reliv established the Reliv Kalogris Foundation in 1995 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in honor of the late Dr. Theodore "Ted" Kalogris who created the nutritional formula that would become Reliv Classic®, the company's original product. When the Foundation began in 1995, the primary focus was providing products to individuals in need throughout the United States. As Distributor donations increased and news of the mission spread, the Foundation’s vision became more global. Year after year, the Foundation’s efforts have steadily grown. What began as simply supplying product to a handful of missionaries working in the Philippines has evolved into the full support of more than 270 nutrition programs in 10 countries. Today, the RKF feeds 42,000 people every day.

12. My question wasn’t answered here. How can I find an answer?
For additional questions about Reliv International, please email

About Reliv Products:

1. Does Reliv cure any cancer, diseases or other illnesses?
No. Reliv products are intended to provide balanced nutrition for a healthier lifestyle and overall wellbeing. Reliv products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Although many individuals have seen improvements in their health when consuming these products, individual results will vary. We feel that optimal nutrition is beneficial to all.

2. Can I take Reliv if I have a medical condition?
Anyone with a medical condition should always seek the advice of a medical professional before beginning a nutritional program. It’s also a good idea for anyone under a doctor’s care to have his/her physician evaluate Reliv products to ensure the products conform to any current dietary program.

3. I am allergic to certain foods. Can I still take Reliv?
Before starting on any nutritional program, you should read the label to find out if there are any ingredients to which you are allergic. If you are unsure if you should consume Reliv products, you should contact your physician.

4. Why do Reliv products contain soy?
Studies continue to illustrate the many benefits of soy as a superfood:
  • A study shows that consumption of a wide variety of soy products is associated with reducing the risk of developing the lung disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and other respiratory symptoms. The flavonoids in soy foods may act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the lung.
  • Soy isoflavones can lower diabetes and heart disease risk. Eating soy foods has been shown to lower cholesterol, decrease blood glucose levels and improve glucose tolerance in people with diabetes.
  • In postmenopausal women, the phytoestrogens in soy may slow bone loss. In addition, many soy foods are high in calcium and contain magnesium and boron, which work together with calcium for better bone health.
  • New studies show that soy may help reduce cancer risk — including breast cancer risk in premenopausal women.
  • Soy also helps improve mood, memory and other mental functions in women and men.

5. Can I take Reliv while I am pregnant or nursing?
We have testimonials from many women who have consumed Reliv’s essential nutritional products before, during and after their pregnancies with excellent results. In fact, most report easier pregnancies and faster recovery while getting balanced nutrition from the products. However, you should show the products to your physician for approval before starting a Reliv regimen during pregnancy.

6. I eat healthy foods. Why should I supplement?
Unfortunately, even if you’re eating right, you’re still probably not getting enough vitamins and nutrients from your diet for optimum health. Many of today’s foods don’t pack the nutritional punch they did years ago. According to a report published in the Journal of HortScience, the average vegetable found in today’s supermarket is anywhere from 5% to 40% lower in minerals (including magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc) than those harvested just 50 years ago.

The decline is attributed to modern crops being harvested faster, giving them less time to absorb nutrients, and the use of fertilizers that may interfere with a plant’s ability to take up nutrients. That’s why nutritional supplements are so essential to maintaining health and vitality. In 2002, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) began advising all adults to take multivitamins to help prevent such common chronic illnesses as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

“Most people do not consume an optimal amount of all vitamins by diet alone. It appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements,” according to the statement in JAMA. Physicians are paying attention. Did you know that 72 percent of physicians personally use dietary supplements? Obviously, supplementing is an ideal road map for health.

Reliv nutritional supplements are not considered a food item, nor should Reliv nutritional supplements be consumed instead of food. Reliv nutritional supplements are meant to enhance one’s overall wellbeing by providing optimal levels of nutrition in addition to the foods they eat.

7. How can I find out nutritional information about individual Reliv products?
The nutritional panel of every Reliv product is available online for every Reliv country. Select individual products under the "Products" tab to view a benefit sheet, ingredient list and any patents or studies.

8. Are Reliv nutritional products regulated by the FDA?
Yes. The dietary supplement industry is regulated by the FDA. The FDA has regulatory authority under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as amended in 1994 by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and in 2006 by the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act. (Source: Council for Responsible Nutrition)

Each individual dietary supplement company is responsible for determining that the dietary supplements it manufactures or distributes are safe and that any representations or claims made about them are substantiated by adequate evidence to show that they are not false or misleading. This means that dietary supplements do not need approval from FDA before they are marketed. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)

Reliv goes even further in maintaining the highest integrity and standards by being a member of the Council for Responsible Nutrition. The CRN, founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements, the CRN’s manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to voluntary guidelines for manufacturing, marketing and CRN’s Code of Ethics. (Source: Council for Responsible Nutrition)

Reliv manufactures its nutritional products in near-pharmaceutical conditions.

9. What is the shelf life of Reliv powdered nutritional products?
After the products are opened, they are effective for up to 6 months if stored with the lid on in a cool, dry place. However if not stored under these conditions the product will deteriorate more quickly.

For unopened cans, the Reliv products hold a 24-month shelf life. A “best before” date is printed on the bottom of each can.

10. Are Reliv products all-natural?
Reliv products are not considered whole foods, organic or all-natural. The products are classified as dietary supplements and not food. Reliv uses both natural and synthetic ingredients, therefore the products are not considered 'whole foods'. We use synthetic ingredients to increase the potency or stability and to standardize the amount of nutrients per batch. All of the ingredients contained in the Reliv products are considered safe for human consumption by the FDA. We purchase them in powdered form from leading food ingredient companies and formulate them into finished products. Each ingredient is accompanied with a Certificate of Analysis and meets strict Reliv specifications.

11. Are Reliv products vegetarian, kosher or lactose-free?
Reliv Now® and Reliv Classic® are both vegetarian, certified Kosher and Halal, ideal for those with lactose intolerance, and contain no animal compounds, artificial preservatives or trans fat. For a list of ingredients in Reliv products, please visit individual product pages under the "Products" tab on our website.

12. Are Reliv products patented?
GlucAffect®, Innergize!®, Arthaffect®, ReversAge®, FibRestore®, Cellebrate® and GlucAffect® are currently under U.S. patents. The first Reliv Classic® patent was issued in 1988 and has since expired. In order for an invention to be patented, the U.S. patent laws provide that it must (A) have utility and (B) be novel and non-obvious over the prior art. The U.S. Patent Office substantively examines patent applications to ensure that patents are issued only for inventions that satisfy these legal criteria.

13. Why does it say “proprietary blend” on the supplements facts section of my Reliv product label?
The term “proprietary blend” refers to our secret recipe of optimum ingredients. Dr. Theodore Kalogris and Dr. Carl Hastings spent years perfecting optimal mixtures of ingredients in Reliv products. These mixtures are what make our products effective. The mixtures make our products unique, so we call them proprietary.

14. Does Reliv source soy or any other ingredients from Monsanto?
No. Reliv has never done any business with Monsanto.

15. My question wasn’t answered here. How can I find an answer?
For questions about Reliv products or ingredients, please email!/pages/Jeffrey-C-Brown-Independent-Reliv-International-Distributor/329662520423567


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LunaRich "Soy Powder"

Reliv Launches LunaRich™ Soy Powder

New LunaRich product is here! First Reliv Now®, then SoySentials® and now... Reliv Now for Kids! The premier children's nutritional supplement just got better! Learn how LunaRich promotes optimal cell health to support overall wellness — no matter what your age.

Lunarich is hitting the road! Dr. Carl Hastings will be joined by other special guests to bring the science of LunaRich to you! Learn how you can take part.

LunaRich™ delivers five to ten times the amount of lunasin, a naturally occurring peptide that provides many of soy's documented health benefits.

Reliv International and Soy Labs LLC recently announced the creation of LunaRich™, an exclusive soy powder developed at the Missouri Plant Science Center (MPSC). Reliv Now® and SoySentials® are the first products anywhere to contain LunaRich.

“This is a significant step forward for Reliv and for nutrition science,” Reliv Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings says. “As scientists learn more about the mechanisms that make soy a nutritional superfood, Reliv is proud to lead the way in making the fruits of these discoveries available to all.”

What is LunaRich?

LunaRich is a whole soy powder cultivated from Reliv-dedicated soybeans. Soy Labs and the MPSC research partners identified soybean varieties for use in LunaRich with the highest possible levels of lunasin, a peptide found naturally in soy. “Lunasin is the nutritional ‘magic’ behind many of soy’s remarkable health benefits,” Dr. Carl notes.

Dr. Alfredo Galvez, the MPSC’s lead scientific advisor, first discovered lunasin during research at UC Berkley to improve the nutritional profile of soy protein. More than 40 peer-reviewed and published studies have documented lunasin’s health benefits. Research by 21 research institutions supported by 27 public and private funding sources has resulted in nine patents.

Premium Soy Powder

“A growing body of research shows that the lunasin peptide is one of the most important bioactive components of soy,” Dr. Galvez explains. “Among other benefits, lunasin demonstrates superior support for cardiovascular health and exhibits significant anti-inflammatory properties. In creating LunaRich for Reliv, we have maximized lunasin levels in soy.”

“Reliv has always used the best possible soy available,” Dr. Carl notes. “But LunaRich takes it to a new level. It contains unprecedented levels of bioactive lunasin in every serving — five to ten times that of typical soy. And we’ve been able to direct the entire production process — from seed to can. We are very, very excited about what this means for Reliv and everyone who uses our products.”
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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Soy Supplements

Soy Supplements

Studies continue to illustrate the many benefits of soy. Whether you’re looking to reduce cholesterol, minimize menopausal symptoms, or protect against health problems, soy is a simple, effective way to take control of your health. And with Reliv’s advanced soy-based products, harnessing the power of soy has never been easier!

Soy isoflavones are true multi-taskers, tackling everything from promoting heart health and alleviating menopausal hot flashes to increasing bone density and lowering the risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers. In addition, protein-rich soy foods may help you lose weight and fat when substituted for other sources of protein.

LunaRich and Lunasin
Recent studies show lunasin — a naturally occurring peptide found in soy — is the nutritional “magic” behind many of soy’s remarkable health benefits, especially cholesterol management. LunaRich™, a breakthrough soy powder exclusive to Reliv, delivers five to ten times as much bioactive lunasin as ordinary soy powder. Discover LunaRich.

Heart Health
Researchers have found that soy-based diets reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides and raise HDL (good) cholesterol. In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a health claim about soy protein and heart disease based on soy’s cholesterol-lowering effects. The claim states that “25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Weight Loss
Growing evidence shows that soy protein shakes may be among the best alternatives for losing weight. Soy is naturally low in calories and carbohydrates. Researchers at Iowa State University, however, discovered two additional properties of soy that boost weight loss beyond simply cutting calories. The Iowa State study showed that consuming soy protein rich in isoflavones decreases fat deposition (storage) while increasing muscle mass. This is especially important since lean muscle tissue burns up to 17 times more calories than the same amount of fat tissue, even at rest.

Women’s Health
In postmenopausal women, the phytoestrogens in soy may slow bone loss. In addition, many soy foods are high in calcium and contain magnesium and boron, which work together with calcium for better bone health. Studies also show that soy may help reduce cancer risk — including breast cancer risk in premenopausal women.

Men’s Health
Researchers at Northwestern University have found that a new, nontoxic drug made from soy’s isoflavone genistein could prevent cancer cells in the prostate from spreading to the rest of the body. So far, the cancer therapy drug has worked in preclinical animal studies and now shows benefits in humans with prostate cancer.

Soy is the foundation of several Reliv nutrition shakes. Yet it’s important to recognize that soy is just one important part of a total package. Soy supplements alone offer an array of benefits ranging from menopause relief to disease prevention and weight loss. But it’s the additional ingredients that work synergistically to make soy such a powerhouse in Reliv products.

Get your Daily 25!
When it comes to soy, both quantity and quality are important. Research shows 25 grams a day of soy protein with isoflavones can tap into soy’s amazing health-enhancing potential. Getting your “daily 25” is easy with the help of Reliv’s wide array of nutritional supplements that offer significant amounts of soy per serving:

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