Importance of Sleep: Your Brain Needs it More than you Think
December 18, 2018
Thanks to the invention of modern technologies, and the “always connected” culture of the world, we have sacrificed sleep to stay connected. In a recent study conducted by the CDC, they found that 1 in 3 adults (35%) don’t get the minimum recommended 7 hours of sleep each night1. This lack of sleep can lead to many physical problems ranging from increased stress, to problems with cognition and memory. Let’s look at why sleep is so important and what steps we can follow to make sure we are enjoying all the benefits offered from good sleeping habits.
Embarking on a journey to another country can be an experience of a lifetime. But it can also be stressful if you aren’t prepared. So, start planning, follow these 13 travel savvy tips, and get ready to explore the world worry-free!
Make sure you’re prepared by keeping your essentials handy in your carry-on bag. Plan on packing items you’d need if you were separated from your luggage for a day—medication, a toothbrush and toothpaste (maybe some AP24 Breath Spray, too!), LifePak Nano, and an extra change of underwear.
Air travel can wreak havoc on your skin and body, so bring...
As the weather gets colder it’s often hard to find motivation to stay active. Along with the holidays, there is no telling how drastic you're eating habits will change. The temptation to curl up with a cozy blanket gets stronger and fitness goals start to suffer. However, the World Health Organization recommends that all adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week, and that doesn’t change just because it’s cold outside!
Our digestive system is a crucial part of our body's overall health. It acts as a first line of defense against unwanted organisms that enter our body through a number of factors. Bacteria often get a bad reputation for causing illness and spreading disease. However, in reality, many types of bacteria are not harmful, and some are even beneficial.
The bacteria that lives in our gut does more than you would think. These good bacteria play major roles in the normal functioning of the body1.
Just a few examples of the function of gut bacteria include:
Welcome back to the third and final article on Nu Skin’s 6S Quality Process. Check out parts ONE and TWO if you missed them. In these previous articles, we reviewed each of the six steps of the 6S Quality Process and then looked at an example during each step. Here, we will take one product, ageLOC Youth, through all six steps for a deeper look at how this valuable set of standards helps Nu Skin develop high quality products from start to finish.
We used a combination of scientific literature and our own in-house method of screening ingredients for their...
In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the first three S’s in the 6S Quality Process: Selection, Sourcing, and Specification. Now let’s discuss the last three, which are Standardization, Safety, and Substantiation.
STANDARDIZATION is the fourth S in the 6S Quality Process. Nu Skin raw materials must meet our specific standards to certify for product manufacturing. When there is a wide variety of nutrients within these materials, we select only those that provide a specific amount of the needed ingredient. Furthermore, our scientists strive to formulate products to contain ingredients at the concentration or strength shown to be...
Have you ever wondered if your behavior is influenced by social norms, or in other words, by your perception of what is socially acceptable behavior? There is a growing area of research demonstrating that social norms messaging can influence behavior. This concept of social norms messaging is about giving informal knowledge about patterns of behavior that occur within a group or society. This information is then associated with changes in behavior of individuals and can be used to benefit areas like health and wellness.
A good example of this principle is seen when promoting greater consumption of fruits and vegetables....
One of the key differentiators that sets Pharmanex apart from the competition is Nu Skin’s 6S Quality Process. First created in 1996, the 6S Quality Process embodies the set of standards that Nu Skin applies to our development and manufacturing processes to ensure our products are of the highest quality. Below, we will briefly go through the first three of the six S’s that comprise the 6S Quality Process and give an example of each one in action.
First is SELECTION. Ingredients must pass specific criteria for effectiveness, suitability for formulation, and consumer safety before they are selected for use...
Have you ever wondered about the power behind ageLOC Youth’s ingredient blend? Acquiring LifeGen gave us exclusive ownership of a large anti-aging gene expression database. This proprietary knowledge has led to a deeper understanding of gene expression and the way specific ingredients target and modulate gene expression.
Using our proprietary gene expression research and the most robust anti-aging scientific literature, we selected ingredients based on their unique health benefits and their ability to positively impact gene expression related to our aging defense mechanisms. This led to the development our most advanced anti-aging supplement, ageLOC Youth.
Improved Health & Wellness with the Pharmanex BioPhotonic Scanner
February 08, 2018
Changing health related behavior can be difficult to achieve and sustain. Yet a recent study by Spees et al., (2016) noted some interest factors (1). This study evaluated the efficacy of a program designed to provide diet, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications for a group of people. Modifying lifestyle behaviors including regular physical activity, consumption of fruits and vegetables, and maintaining a healthy body weight have been shown in research to improve quality of life (2). This study used the BioPhotonic Scanner as a measure of fruit and vegetable intake.
The study, which lasted 4 months, included 22 people...