Saturday, July 30, 2011

Much awaited Nobel Prize NiteWorks is here

THE NW Formula or NiteWorks as it is known in other countries will soon arrive at our shore and will be launched on August 6, 2011.
It contains a proprietary blend of L-Arginine and L-Citrulline that help produce nitric oxide in the body and in turn, promote overall health and energy.
The NW Formula comes in powder form and is mixed into a glass of water and consume before one goes to sleep. This is one product that every Herbalife user or anyone who wants to enhance their health, must experience to know the difference and not just read or hear about it.
For John, he says that the severity of his sinus attack reduced significantly when he was taking it for a month.
For me, I totally did not have any symptoms at all on the joints in my fingers. Although the other products have helped reduced pain in my joints, there were still the occasional mild symptoms whenever I eat the wrong food.
Apparently, people who have taken it say that they sleep better at night.
We did not manage to take more than a can since early this year because we had only bought one from Singapore to try it out. Now we can’t wait to get our supplies.
In 1998, Dr Louis Ignarro and two other scientists received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries relating to nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system.
During a training session in Bangkok in May 2011, Dr Ignarro says that nitric oxide is the most important substance in the body that protects us from cardio vascular diseases. It helps make the heart and blood vessels healthy and it helps prevent the clotting of blood which can lead to stroke and heart failure.
Dr Ignarro says that it helps widen the blood vessels and improve blood flow and also reduces the pains and aches in the body.
This is particularly useful for those 30 years old and older and those whose blood vessels are no longer as supple and those who have reached menopause, because women at that stage of life have a higher risk of getting heart attack (as wells as suffer from osteoporosis as age catches on)
It will also benefit diabetics and any other cardiovascular related diseases.
Dr Ignarro says that nitric oxide levels in the body begins to dwindle after age 30.
And if we are overweight even by as little as 5kg at any age, our body goes through oxidative stress which results in destruction of nitric oxide, he says.
Dr Ignarro says that more recent studies show that nitric oxide is also used by the brain to improve learning, memory and information recall.
He also encourages people to eat fruits and raw vegetables as much as they can throughout the day for this helps increase nitric oxide.
“If you can exercise one hour a day, you probably don’t need NiteWorks,” he says.
However, we may not be as diligent in doing these things consistently and adequately as a result of our busy lives, hence, the need for supplements, he says.
“So I take my NiteWorks all the time,” he says.
When we eat unhealthily, it also creates oxidative stress to the body, he says.
Dr Ignarro says that when we exercise, our body makes more nitric oxide but the exercise have to one that can pump the heart (aerobics) and should be done 4 to 5 days a week.
“Walking is not good enough. You need to get your heart rate up to 80% of your maximum heart rate.
“And you need to sweat. If you are not sweating, you are not exercising,” he says.
Dr Ignarro's discovery has gone through 35 years of research. Although he admits that the product has not gone through extensive clinical trials, it is based on excellent science. After all, he was awarded the Nobel Prize. There must surely be a concrete amount of science that goes into it, otherwise, why was he given the recognition?
To put it in perspective, supplements do not need to go through clinical trials, only drugs do, but they need to adhere to the safety aspect. 
Nevertheless, I hope that one day, Herbalife will carry out clinical trials to prove critics wrong. After all, there are many of us to take it for long term. I won't mind volunteering myself for the free supplements:)
Watch Dr Ignarro on YouTube:

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See also: Health is Wealth YouTube channel:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Slim and Win winner this week

Congratulations to our contestant, Uma, for winning the first prize of the first stage of the Slim and Win contest.

I had accompanied my husband, John, to the event at night and we were very happy that he was the contestant who lost the most weight among 25 contestants. (our parallel group has 40 contestants)
He had come in for the second weigh-in and had lost a total of 5.7kg within a week, from 102kg to 96.3kg. When we first saw him as he stepped into the hall, he looked good. His body had trimmed down a little and his face was glowing. We were pleased because if he had starved himself, he would look haggard and tired. Instead, he looked fresh and full of energy and looking better!

We were very proud of his achievement and happy for him, not only because he won the prize, but that he has taken a serious step towards better health. He followed our advice closely on the important factors on how to lose weight safely and effectively.

Uma won RM200 and a bottle of Herbal Aloe concentrate worth RM165.24. The Aloe concentrate helps to clean up the villi in our small intestines and optimise nutrient absorption. It is also very good for improving bowel movement.
We hope he will continue with the good results and win the first prize of RM1,500.