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...
EcoSphere’s i4 Ultra Purification Technology vs Other Methods
January 23, 2018
Water—it is arguably the most important resource for life. Scientists have been studying it for centuries and have even searched for it on distant planets recently. But what might hit closer to home is that even the water we traditionally thought of as “pure and clean” can be anything but. Contaminants such as pollution, bacteria, and sediment can make their way into your home water, no matter where you live. That’s why it’s so important to own an efficient and effective water purifier. With so many types of water purifiers to choose from, however, how do you know which is...
A Tall Glass of EcoSphere Water Purifier Technology
January 08, 2018
Did you know that your body is composed of about 60 percent water? Yep, the stuff that flows out of the tap and that you (should) drink every day. You probably know how important it is to drink water, but do you know just how clean your tap water really is?
The average home’s tap water can contain microbes, organic contaminants, and even traces of chemicals and pesticides. Do you want you and your family to drink those things every day? We don’t either. That’s why we’re so excited to introduce the EcoSphere Water Purifier.
To understand how effective a water purifier is and be able to accurately compare one system to another, you need to know what the product claims mean. But let's be honest, unless you're a math whiz or a water engineer, the information can seem overwhelming and confusing. Ever wake up in a cold sweat after having a dream that you're back in school facing an unexpected math test about concepts you don't know? If so, then this article was written especially for you. Read on, and in a few minutes you'll feel like a water purifier expert.
How often have you found yourself feeling burdened down or overwhelmed by the stresses of every day life? Stress in one form or another is something that impacts just about all of us. The reasons for feeling stressed out are numerous, but according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 62% of Americans are stressed over money and 61% are stressed over work.1 Additionally, stress can impact us negatively; one survey in Japan revealed that 30-40% of Japanese working-age men reported not being able to sleep due to work-related stress2. Other common symptoms that result from stress include...
Vast potential awaits in Asia Pacific as it currently dominates the global water purifier market as the highest-revenue generating region! Similarly, the predicted future progress and growth in Asia Pacific may drive this global market at a high 11.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The spotlight is on the residential segment as analysts anticipate its robust growth after witnessing 78% domination of overall global market by household users in 2015.1 Your everyday consumers are priming the market landscape with demand amidst rising awareness and concerns for water health. The time is now.