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The AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge App

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge App Review

 

Advocare has made it even easier to take The 24 Day Challenge! They have added an app for the iphone and android!

This is a great way to keep you organized and on top of your daily routine during the 24 day challenge.  Below is a 24 Day Challenge App Review to give you a better understanding of how it works.

There are a number of screens that walk you through the 24 Day Challenge App that help with portion sizes, food choices, pre and post measurements, product guidance and more.

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge is a 24 day program designed to take the toxins out of your body and replace your system with high quality nutrition so that your body will function properly and more efficiently.

When this takes place and your metabolism rises and you gain more energy.  Many people experience weight loss including a lower fat percentage and loss of inches.

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The 24 Day Challenge App Review:

  • When starting the app, it is very important to put in all of your pre challenge measurements which includes pictures of your “before photos” so that you have a starting point to reference.

Make sure and take accurate measurements so you know exactly where you were at the beginning of your journey. Below is what the pre and post assessment screen looks like on the 24 Day Challenge App

24 day challenge app

  • Next, you get to choose your product starting place for the 24 days.  Most people start at the cleanse phase which is the first 10 days of the challenge and follow with the MAX Phase which is the following 14 days of the challenge.
  • There is also has a calendar where you can put your start date so you can stay on track with the health program!  This is Very handy!
  • The following screen gives you a list of what products you are taking throughout the challenge so it can keep you straight on when to take your products and what they are for.

For example, Advocare Spark can be taken in the morning and then again in the afternoon if needed.   So it is important to type in the app which products you are using so you can get notified appropriately.

24 day challenge app review

  • Keeping track of your water and food intake is easy with this app as well. Not everyone takes the exact same products on the 24 day challenge so it is important to only enter in the products you are taking to get the correct notifications.
  • The portion guide is a great reference in case you forget.
  • The 24 Day Challenge Grocery List will give you some ideas of what foods to get ahead of time to be prepared

advocare app for iphone

  • Entering your food choices throughout the day can easily be imputed in the breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack screens.

The great thing about this screen is that you can add items under protein, veggie, complex carbs, fruit, or custom, so you can make sure your getting all of the food throughout the day that is needed to be successful.

  • This screen gives you food suggestions in each food group.  You can also see my Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan for more suggestions.

food suggestions app

 

  • If you are doing the Advocare workout series , you can easily enter this in as well.

You can just click on which dvd workout you finished and your set.  Again in this section you can also enter in other fitness regimens as well including custom workouts.

  •  I also love the community screen where you can connect with other people on the challenge and join or create groups of people to connect with!

This is a great feature for people who are doing group challenges.  This way everyone that has the app can easily communicate with each other and give each other encouragement and answer questions that may arise

  • You can also assign a coach which is usually your Advocare distributor that you purchased your challenge from.  The coach is able to view you daily logs, posts, and assessment data to make sure your on track.
  • Your friend settings are more optional in terms of what they can or can not see.
  • Last but not least is the post challenge measurements and “after photos”.

The Advocare 24 Day Challenge App Review:

I have been following the app during my second 24 Day Challenge and have found it very helpful!  I think for any new person doing the challenge this is a great app and pretty easy to follow.

You can set the notifications on so you can get pushed updates that pop up to remind you of what to do.

Click to get the app for iphone or for Android

*If you’d like to start the 24 Day Challenge feel free and email, contact me, or click below.  I can help you through the app and also set you up with my 24 day email coaching series as well.

I am available at all times to answer any questions that may arise and help you with a custom meal plan to get you going.

 

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You may also be interested in the 24 Day Challenge Post.

 

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

New Distributors Start Here!

Welcome to Advocare!

 

OK so now that you’ve signed up as a distributor and are ready to get started earning income, where do you start?

Step 1.  Understand that you are part of a bigger team of people that will help you IF you want help. The larger team you and I are on is called team next level.  You can find out more information at teamnextlevel.org

This is also a great resource for training.

Some people are distributors for the discount on products and that’s fine.  I’m talking to the people who want to start earning extra income or want to get to Advisor to get 40% off products.

Make sure you read the post What is Advocare? and go through the slide share presentation carefully to get a general sense of the company and how you can earn income.

Step 2.  Focus in on getting to Advisor so that you can earn the full 40%!

See my post on How to Become an Advocare Advisor which was part of of the slide share in step one but with more information throughout the post.  This pdf How to Get to Advisor will help as well to print out and go over in detail.

Step 3.  Earn a $500 Rookie Bonus!  

So what is a Rookie Bonus and how can you earn one?  This is an awesome way to get your business going fast and put cash in your pocket.  The Rookie Bonus video will describe in more detail how to earn this.

Step 4.  Follow the Distributor Game Plan 

Your back office has tons of getting started training videos and workbooks to print out. Start by watching the videos and checking off what you

Step 5.  How to Reach Silver Pin

On this same site you can watch the video on how to reach the first level in Advocare which is Silver.  Following along is a Silver Pin PDF   At this 1st level you are making an average of $1000 a month.

Step 6.  Do the 24 Day Challenge!

It’s hard to talk to people about products that you have not tried!  Besides that, you need to believe in what your promoting or you will not sell anything.  Starting with the 24 Day Challenge is the best place to begin if you have not done the challenge yet.  Almost everyone can take the challenge.

Now that your a distributor, order the challenge through your own website that you received when you signed up as a distributor so you can get the discount!

You can find a ton of information on my site about the 24 Day Challenge.  Here are a few posts to start with:

1. Advocare 24 Day Challenge FAQ

2.  24 Day Challenge Instructions

3.  Start the Advocare 24 Day Challenge

I hope this post will help you get started.  As always I’m available for questions and support if needed!

Joanna Bostwick

 

Advocare NightTime Recovery

Advocare NightTime Recovery

Help Build Muscle While You Sleep

What can Nighttime Recovery do for you?

You know that sore feeling you get from working out? It’s damage; exercise damages our muscles! That’s right, contrary to what we may think, the time spent in the gym does not grow our muscles. Your muscles are growing when you’re sleeping! The rest we get after we leave the gym is the crucial. Why not enhance your sleep with AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery? Nighttime Recovery gives your muscles extra support when they are repairing themselves at night. Adequate protein is essential to rebuilding and repairing the tiny tears in muscles that come from working out. Advocare Nighttime Recovery is formulated with amino acids, herbal extracts, and minerals that support you body’s natural repair process.

nighttime recovery

When we are sleeping, our bodies are hard at work. Proteins, hormones, and other vitamins are working hard to repair muscles that have been broken down by use. Whether you are working out trying to grow your guns to the next level or if you’re just trying to look a little better in your bathing suit, you have to support whatever level of rebuilding is happening. This process happens every night. Why not support it? AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery is taken right before bed so that all of its beneficial ingredients are there when you need them.

Herbal extracts fight inflammation so muscles are not sore. If your muscles are sore, you probably will be a little reluctant next time you go to work out! Muscles get slightly inflamed after a workout; it’s your body’s natural response to injury (the torn muscle). Ashwagandha and Wild Yam Extracts work like natural ibuprofen to reduce inflammation. Everybody loves the feeling of a good hard workout, but nobody likes the sore muscles.

Do you know that our muscle mass starts to decrease as we age? Some experts say we begin losing muscle as early as 25! It probably doesn’t become noticeable till we are 50 or 60. Part of the reason for this decline is our hormones which have a huge effect on growing muscles. Testosterone and other hormones like Growth Hormone (IGF-1) and Insulin help our muscles recover and grow; as we age, our bodies produce less and less of them so the muscles can’t rebuild and wither instead. Yes ladies we produce testosterone, too; and our levels do decline as we age!

Even if you aren’t trying to build big muscles, AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery will help you keep more muscle if you are getting older. Nighttime Recovery contains maca; a hormone stimulator! Maca root is not a hormone and doesn’t make hormones; it fuels the glands that produce hormones. This ancient Peruvian superfood supports the pituitary and hypothalamus glands to balance hormones. When your body produces enough hormones to support muscle recovery, you hold on to much more of your muscles.

Maca nighttime recovery

Maca is just one of three ingredients that work on your hormones. Most muscle enthusiasts say that taking control of the recovery process is crucial to building muscle. This includes balancing hormones! It may come as a bit of a surprise that hormones have such a big effect on our muscles, but understanding that they do play a role and that you can fix imbalance and decline can make a big difference.

Nighttime Recovery can be used seamlessly with other Advocare products. Muscle Gain is a great product to take when your trying to build lean muscle.  The Advocare Performance Elite Line will take your workouts to the next level.

A good night’s rest is indispensable when your body needs to repair muscle; give your body what it wants when it wants it. Follow the guide on the bottle of AdvoCare Nighttime Recovery to determine the right dose for you.

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

 

Advocare Muscle Gain Review

 Why Take Advocare Muscle Gain?

Are you trying to build muscle? Your body needs protein to make muscles. You could eat more to get more protein in your diet or you can just add the protein you need in a delicious shake. AdvoCare Muscle Gain is more than just a protein shake, it has the vitamins and minerals you need to build strong muscles.

Why Muscle Gain is Better

The key difference between AdvoCare Muscle Gain and the tons of other protein powders on the market is the quality of protein. Muscle Gain contains 25 grams of high-quality whey protein; some other protein shakes out there contain low-quality protein that is hard to digest. When your body can’t digest this protein you get bloated and your muscles can’t even use it!

AdvoCare Muscle Gain contains extra digestive enzymes to help break the proteins down. If protein is absorbed without being broken down you might develop food allergies. Your body recognizes the protein as a foreign substance.

There are 20 amino acids; our bodies can make 11 and that means we have to ingest the other 9. These are the essential proteins. Foods or protein sources that contain all 9 of the essential amino acids are considered complete. High- quality protein is also called a complete protein. Incomplete proteins are kind of like a puzzle that’s missing a piece. The puzzle will wait around in your body all day for its missing piece; if you don’t eat it the puzzle just crumbles. When this happens your muscles get nothing!

AdvoCare Muscle Gain contains 25 grams of complete protein per serving!

About a third of your calories in a day should come from protein; the CDC recommends 46g per day for women and 56g for men. Of course if you are trying to build muscles you should ingest more protein; bodybuilders and athletes need about 20-30% more.

Muscle Gain Recipes

It’s hard to get extra protein without getting all that extra fat and calories; 2 scoops of AdvoCare chocolate or vanilla Muscle Gain has only 2 grams of fat and 150 or less calories. It can be mixed it with water or milk; or you can put it your blender with fresh fruit and ice or frozen fruit for a cool smoothie. Try the chocolate blended with a frozen ripe banana and a spoonful of peanut butter!

muscle gain and peanut butter

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Sludge:

muscle gain recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Scoop chocolate AdvoCare Muscle Gain
  • 2 TB PB2 (powdered peanut butter) or you can swap this out for 1 TB natural peanut butter
  • 2 TB unsweetened baking cocoa
  • Stevia to taste
  • 1 TB Nevada Manna sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:
Now comes the tricky part… you have all these weird ingredients that don’t seem to be mixing right? So obviously, you’re going to want to add water. BUT, my recommendation is to do this one tablespoon at a time. If this is your first rodeo, the tablespoon method is the way to go! Otherwise you’re likely to end up with a big goopy mess! I use very little water and mix mine to an extremely thick, cookie-dough-batter consistency. Once it’s mixed, pop it in the freezer for 15-30 minutes (the longer you leave it, the thicker it gets.. I opt for 30 minutes!). recipe from Savannah Rose Neveux

AdvoCare Muscle Gain Bars:

muscle gain bars

Advocare Muscle Gain Bars

2 C Advocare Chocolate Muscle Gain

2 C Organic Old Fashioned Oats *

1 1/2 C Chocolate PB2 *

1 C Water *16 oz Almond Butter *

1/2 C Unsweetened Organic Coconut *

1/4 C Golden Flax Meal

Directions: Spread into pan, cut and freeze. Yum!!

AdvoCare Muscle Gain has more than just protein; a 2 scoop serving contains high amounts of B vitamins which help to restore your energy after a workout. With just one serving of Muscle Gain, you’ll get over a third of your daily calcium.

With Muscle Gain protein powder you will also get 60% of your recommended daily requirement of vitamin C. We know vitamin C is good to take to boost your immune system to help you fight off a cold, but did you know that vitamin C helps to repair and rebuild muscles after a workout? Vitamin C also helps to build stronger walls in your blood vessels. It also joins the enzymes in helping break down the proteins for easy digestion.

Muscle Gain is great for after a workout. Complete proteins, vitamin C, and calcium help repair and rebuild your muscles after you do light exercise like cardio or an exercise class. B vitamins help to restore your energy while keeping you focused.

When to Take Muscle Gain

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 Take muscle gain about an hour before a strenuous workout lifting heavy weights so your muscles get the immediate benefits of protein and endurance. The Performance Elite Timeline shows you how to use Muscle Gain with other AdvoCare products.

The intensity of your workouts will dictate how to combine AdvoCare products to get the best results for your fitness goals. AdvoCare Muscle Gain helps to build lean muscle; how much muscle you build is up to you!  Muscle gain is also a great product to add in while doing the 24 day challenge to get extra protein in your day as well.

Muscle Gain Reviews

I love muscle gain!  This is an amazing product that not only helps in building lean muscle but aids in weight loss as well.  I add this to a lot of things like peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, and smoothies. It’s a yummy way to get your protein in.

AdvoCare Muscle Gain Nutritional Facts:

advocare muscle gain nutritional info

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

 

 

24 Day Challenge-Real People, Real Results

24 Day Challenge Case Study 

24 day challenge before and after

Meet Millie!  She is an 18 year old high school senior, getting ready to graduate and go off to college.  Here are some of the questions I asked Millie before, during, and after the 24 Day Challenge and compiled all of the answers here in this post.

The 24 Day Challenge Case Study:

Me: Millie I think it is great that you want to start the challenge.  Tell me the main reason why you believe you should do the 24 Day Challenge and have you ever done it before?

Millie: I have always struggled with my weight and part of that is because the “starve yourself” diets do not work.  So I read a lot about Advocare and the 24 Day Challenge and everyone said it wasn’t a diet, it was just something that I needed to do for my body.  So I jumped on the 24 Day Challenge and I wish I would have found Advocare sooner because it changed my life.

Me: How much weight would you like to lose on the 24 Day Challenge?

Millie: My initial goal was 20 pounds

Me: So, you have started the challenge and are a couple days into it.  What do you think so far?

Millie: I was sketchy at first, like on the first three days or so, but day four really hit me because I started feeling better and I was finally going to the restroom on a regular basis:)

Me: Now that you’ve finished the cleanse phase how do you feel, and what results if any are you seeing?

Millie: My clothes fit better, my face is thinner, I am going to the bathroom everyday (Which was a HUGE deal for me) and I just felt more energized.

Me:  Your on the MAX phase with the supplements now, how are you doing with the supplements, and what if any tips would you give someone on the 24 Day Challenge at this point?

Millie: My advice would be to just plan out your day! I always had everything laying out so I remembered to take all of my supplements at the correct time.  The MNS is awesome:) Makes me feel better than I ever have

Me:  You finished the Challenge! YAY!  How much weight did you lose over all and how many inches?

Millie: I lost 11 pounds (But gained muscle) and 5 inches:)

Me: How was the support that you received from me during your challenge time?

Millie: The support was great! Between you and Tim, I never felt alone and I think that was HUGE in me being successful.

Me:  Do you feel that you can maintain this weight loss and how are you doing that?

Millie: Yes! I have lost 14 pounds total now.  I had to work really hard at maintaining my weight the 2 weeks after my challenge because my prom dress was already too big! So now I am back to my goal of 20 pounds! only 6 more to go and then i’ll have to come up with a new goal!

Me:  I know that you are also an Advocare  business builder and have already made some great strides in your business.  What were your reasons for deciding to be an Advocare distributor?

Millie: The biggest reason I initally became an Advocare distributor was because I wanted the discounts on the amazing products, but then I saw the business opportunity as a way to help me pay for college! So I am trying to build my business so hopefully I can graduate college debt free:)

Me: I think it’s awesome that you will be without a doubt one of the few college students graduating debt free and not working full time to pay for classes!  Thank you for the interview and allowing us to get an inside look at your progress along the way.  You looked amazing in your prom dress by the way! Where can people find you if they have more questions for you?

Millie: They can contact me any time at my email cartwright.millie@yahoo.com or even better, just send me a text or call me at 937-726-5847.  They can also go to my blog for updates and more information.  It’s www.24daysandhealthy.blogspot.com

millies promAre you ready to take the Challenge?  Sometimes you have to take a step of courage, believe in yourself, and know that you are worth it!

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

*NEW-Daily early morning coaching emails throughout the 24 Day Challenge or 10 Day Cleanse! Each email has recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack ideas!  You’ll get daily instructions and tips you won’t find anywhere else.  Available only for people who purchase through my shop!

Welcome Business Builders!

Welcome Team!

This page will be dedicated to my Advocare team members who are wanting to use Blogging as part of their business building strategy.  This is a password protected page so please only give this to Advocare business builders in your team who are interested in blogging.

If you have business builders in your group that you would like to have access to this training.  Make sure and give me their email so I can add them to the member site.  Send it to me at 24days2skinny@gmail.com

I will be adding new content and upcoming webinars as we move forward.

Part 1 of 24days2skinny Blogging Academy

Here is a link for the slides in PDF for this:

24days2skinny Blogging Academy Part 1

Next lesson:

Part 2- How to Set Up Your Blog and Planning Your Blog Strategically

part 2 blogging academy PDF

Links for Part 2:  Start a Successful Blog

YouTube Video on:  Change your Microsite Domain name in Advocare

Aweber Auto Responder

Part 3 What’s Your POP?? Password: 24days!

Blogging Academy Part 3 from Joanna Bostwick on Vimeo.

Links for Part 3:  Blogging Academy Part 3 PDF

Keyword planner more information:

Google Keyword Planner explained

Longtail Pro Platinum Software

Part 4- How to get Google to fall in Love with your blog!

Links for Part 4: blogging academy part 4 PDF

More training in other posts to come!

Joanna Bostwick

How the 24 Day Challenge Helped Tim Lose 80 Pounds!

I wanted to show you an interview of another team member who is a great leader in Advocare, Tim Smith.  Tim really cares about people and their health.  I’m happy to be a part of his team and he not only helps me, but all of my team as well.  This is Part 1

24 Day Challenge Review

With Tim Smith

 

Thanks Tim for the interview.  I’m glad I get to give people a glimpse of what’s possible with the 24 Day Challenge!

Real people with real stories about how the 24 Day Challenge changed their life.

Here is a before and after picture of Tim.  Since this picture he has lost an additional 10 pounds and inches for a total of 80 pounds lost.

24 day challenge weight loss

You may also be interested in the category 24 Day Challenge Instructions, or the Advocare Cleanse

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

*NEW-Daily early morning coaching emails throughout the 24 Day Challenge or 10 Day Cleanse! Each email has recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack ideas!  You’ll get daily instructions and tips you won’t find anywhere else.  Available only for people who purchase through my shop!

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Advocare Catalyst Review-What is it?

Give Your Muscles Some Protein

Advocare Catalyst Review:

How Could You Benefit from AdvoCare Catalyst?

Are you trying to lose weight? Dieting cuts your calories, but you may be cutting out some of the protein that keeps our muscles strong. The problem is that some of the highest protein foods also contain saturated fat and cholesterol that hinder weight loss efforts so we remove them from our diets. This results in a lack of protein in our diets that causes lean muscle to dwindle.

weight lifting catalyst

Lean muscle mass gives our bodies the sexy shape we hope to attain from working out. Building up lean muscle is an essential factor in weight loss, but if your diet lacks protein, you won’t be able to build strong muscles.

Age also affects muscle mass. As we age, muscles are harder and harder to hold on to! Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, AdvoCare Catalyst is a healthy way to add more protein in your diet so you can hold on to those muscles.

AdvoCare Catalyst contains amino acids which your body uses to build protein molecules; protein helps to rebuild your muscles after a workout so they become stronger. Using your muscles results in tiny tears in the muscle fibers; we need proteins to fix these tears and build a stronger muscle. So the question remains, how do we get the amino acids to make proteins without all the fat and cholesterol that usually come with them? AdvoCare Catalyst! Just take three pills before you work out; it’s that simple! No messy shakes or powders to measure when you’re on the go and no more worries about your protein intake. Three convenient capsules before a workout will give your body some of the essential nutrients it needs to recover from a damaging workout. Damaging?!? Working out is supposed to be good for you! That is mostly true, but technically it’s the resting after a workout that builds your muscles. That sore feeling after a good workout comes from the tiny muscle tears.

muscle sore catalyst

Many people that hear the words “protein” and “amino acids” shy away because they envision bodybuilders with huge bulging muscles. The truth is we all need amino acids and the proteins they create because we all have muscles! Giant muscles are the result of lifting very heavy weights and consuming massive amounts of protein. There is no danger of this with AdvoCare Catalyst! It’s time to re-think the way we think about those words.

Amino acids take significantly more energy to digest than carbs or fats; this is because of the strong bonds of the molecules. Just digesting protein burns calories! Not only does it burn more calories, but it takes longer so you feel full longer and you eat less. Amino acids aren’t just for bodybuilders; anyone can benefit from the power of aminos. AdvoCare Catalyst is an essential addition to a healthy weight loss program!

Catalyst in Advocare

If you’re trying to lose weight or just some lean muscle to your frame try AdvoCare Catalyst. Take three capsules about 10 minutes before you work out and the amino acids do the rest. After your workout, the proteins formed out of the amino acids in Catalyst will start working to repair and rebuild a stronger muscle. With Catalyst, rest periods between your workouts are more productive.

Advocare Catalyst Ingredients:

Directions For Use:
For ages 12 and older.
Take three capsules between meals or 10-15 minutes prior to exercise or training.

Key Ingredients:
Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-glutamine, L-arginine, betaine, taurine

AdvoCare Catalyst can be used alone or for even greater weight loss, it combines seamlessly with other AdvoCare products.  Even if you don’t work out, the protein in Catalyst can help build lean muscle and burn that fat.

I personally take Catalyst and have seen great results.  It is by far the best add on product to the 24 Day Challenge. You can also see my other Catalyst post for more information.  You may also be interested in the Advocare 24 Day Challenge to help get you to those weigh loss goals.

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

Go here to purchase Advocare Catalyst

AdvoCare Oasis Blueberry Splash

Find Your Happy Place with Advocare Oasis

Why not supplement your water with the delicious blueberry flavor of AdvoCare Oasis?

AdvoCare Oasis is loaded with vitamins and other good stuff; it comes in tasty blueberry splash flavor that is a delicious addition to your plain old water.

Oasis protects your body from the harmful effects of oxidative stress whether it comes from pollution in the air or too many hours at work.

It contains antioxidants from super-fruits, vitamins, and herbs called adaptogens that help your body deal with stress.

I personally use this product and can tell you that it tastes great and works!

 

Order the “Stress Less Bundle”

Advocare Oasis

If you’re facing a tough day at work or home with the kiddos, add a packet of AdvoCare Oasis to your water. Ten cups of coffee will only leave you feeling jittery and running to the bathroom all day, but AdvoCare Oasis is full of B-vitamins to give you physical AND mental energy to keep you going all day. B-vitamins aid in the breakdown of food, they give us back the energy of our youth, and make us more beautiful!

 

Advocare Oasis

Oasis also contains adaptogens; herbs that can help our bodies adapt to stress.

These herbs grow in some of the harshest environments on the planet and they can help your body thrive in the stressful world we live in.

Adaptogens help our cells to resist oxidation; oxidation is what happens when a cut apple and it turns brown over time. Oxidation produces free radicals which can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Adaptogens have been called ‘medicine for healthy people.  This is because adaptogens do not reduce stress or make us immune to it; they just help our bodies handle the stress of the day.

 

Advocare Oasis antioxidant

Fortunately, AdvoCare Oasis  has berry extracts which defuse the effects of free radicals.

Very basically free radicals are cells with a piece that has been broken off by oxidation, they want to find their missing parts so they try to steal it from good cells, antioxidants give them what they’re looking for so they don’t ruin our healthy cells.

AdvoCare Oasis contains extracts from 4 different berries that are found all over the world!

These berries are super fruits; packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.

  • Maqui berry—dark purple berries from Chili; super anti-inflammatory powers! Inflammation is to blame for many of our ills from arthritis to some forms of heart disease.

maqui berry advocare oasis

  • Black Currant berry—powerful antioxidant; used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and helps improve night-vision! Darkly colored berries have more polyphenols.

 

  • Elderberry—like many berries, elderberry has anti-microbial properties; the juice has been used to treat flu epidemics because of the anti-viral compounds in the berry. Elderberries might also help you lose weight!

 

elderberry Oasis

 

  • Chokeberry—natural cancer fighter and helps lower blood sugar! Helps lower cholesterol and has one of the highest ORAC scores (antioxidant level) that’s been recorded. Called chokeberry because its astringent properties make you pucker!

 

Wonder Woman Advocare OasisPolyphenols are antioxidants plus they might contribute to heart health and protect your brain from neurological diseases.

The first information about these phytochemicals was published in 1995 so scientists and nutritionists have only been studying this for about 20 years. Phytochemicals or phytonutrients are compounds made by plants that can be vital to our health. They are responsible for the bright colors of carrots, tomatoes, and berries!

Studies have shown that vitamins alone do not have the same effect without phytonutrients. AdvoCare Oasis contains vitamins and various phytonutrients that work together to provide your body with the right defenses against stress.

Stress takes a toll on us; it’s more than just a state of mind.

Stress significantly affects your immune system, weight gain, and even wound healing! It can lead to allergies and more serious problems like heart attacks and strokes.

Premature aging is one of the results of chronic stress, combined with the facial tension stress causes? Stress can make you look old and wrinkly!

A daily pack of AdvoCare Oasis mixed in with your water can help your immune system to fight off disease and keep you on an even keel!

If you’re feeling frazzled from the curveballs life throws at you it’s time to seek an oasis; AdvoCare Oasis!  You mom’s out there…Does the picture below look familiar?!

Advocare oasis stressed out

I know I hate to turn into raging lunatic mommy dearest! Don’t ask my kids if I’ve ever looked like this :)

P.S.  This product works on teenagers as well!  Just saying….

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

 Joanna Bostwick

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You may also be interested in this post about the Advocare Cleanse

Natural Remedies for Distractability

What are some Natural Remedies for Distractability 

and related disorders and symptoms.

There are a number of things that can clutter our minds or distract us from focusing where we need to these days.  Sometimes people may need to look at their diet, exercise, or supplementation to see if any of these things could help.

I started looking into IntelleQ by Advocare for one of my own children who has always struggled with being distracted easily.  Although she has never been on prescribed medication for the condition, I thought it would be beneficial to try a natural supplement for her lack of focus.

I am in no way saying that Adovcare’s IntelleQ is a cure for being distracted or zoning out, but I have seen an improvement in symptoms since my child started taking it for a number of weeks now so I thought I would do an Advocare IntelleQ review.

*This review in no way claims that my experience would be the same for anyone else and whether or not this supplement cures or helps the issues mentioned in this article.

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So Who Can Benefit from IntelleQ?

  • Someone who is looking to improve mental focus and outlook
  • Someone who needs helps supporting mental focus and alertness

What are some of the issues we face with concerning mental focus and alertness?

  • Our  health depends not only on good diet and exercise but also on mental focus and alertness.
  • Dietary factors and nutrients profoundly influence the functions of the brain and the nervous system, this can also influence metabolism, mood, appetite, energy production, cognition, performance and health.
  • The brain produces important substances such as hormones and neuropeptides that influence our functioning.
  • The transmission of nerve messages is a fundamental feature of brain cell function and nervous system physiology.

 

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How do the ingredients in IntelleQ help support these claims?

Key Ingredients for IntelleQ are:

Phospholipids, choline, vitamin C, taurine, bacopa extract, ginkgo biloba.

Let’s look at some of these and what role they play in the supplement.

Choline:  Aids in the formation of a number of important substances in the body essential for nerve function and protection, muscle control, memory, and many other functions. Utilized for producing important constituents (phospholipids) involved in brain and heart functions and energy utilization. A building block for acetylcholine, a key brain chemical involved in memory, mental processes and nerve as well as muscle functions.

Tuarine:   An amino acid found primarily in the brain and the eye. It may aid in stabilizing cells and tissues through its antioxidative properties, and in protecting the nervous system. It may a play a role in physiologic functions involved in detoxification in the cells of the body as well as helps maintain blood lipid levels and stabilizing blood platelets. It provides energy, and aids in mental focus.

Taurine and Choline can also be found in Advocare Spark.  For more information on Spark you can see my Spark Review.

 

Bacopa extract:  Bacopa is also known as brahmi. It is a well-known herb traditionally employed in the Ayurvedic system, used for supporting memory and brain function. The extract has potent antioxidant properties and can inhibit lipid peroxidation as well as improve brain and nervous system function. The active constituents of Bacopa monniera, called bacosides, enhance mental retention capacity. It facilitates acquisition, consolidation, and retention of newly acquired behaviors.

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ginko biloba:  The ginkgo tree is the world’s oldest living species of tree. Individual trees can grow for as long as 1,000 years in the southern and eastern United States, southern France, China and Korea.  Ginkgo leaf extract has been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine for 5,000 years. Ginkgo extract has been shown to have a whole host of benefits, but perhaps the two most notable are its antioxidant activity and its ability to increased blood flow to the brain. Acute administration of extracts improved performance in tests of attention and memory. 

 

 

ginko biloba leafHow AdvoCare IntelleQ may help:

  • IntelleQ supplement provides nutrients, herbs and botanicals to facilitate mental focus, mood, and feelings of energy and well-being.*
  • The comprehensive blend of these ingredients helps support improved mental alertness and health.*
  • By influencing the production of acetylcholine in the body, the nutrients in IntelleQ supplement may influence subtle processes such as cognition, memory, mental focus, acuity and alertness, which are of vital importance to our overall health and quality of life.*
  • Particular nutrients such as choline, vitamin C and cellular constituents such as the phospholipids can influence nerve cell membrane’s function.
  • Other ingredients such as gingko biloba and gotu kola, as well as phospholipids all play a role in promoting memory, cognitive function and mental well-being.*
  • Because of its advanced formulation, IntelleQ supplement aids in improving your mental abilities and focus while furnishing bioactive components that support cell function.

Many symptoms people face these days are:

  • “zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation
  • extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track
  • difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others
  • struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple
  • tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work
  • poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions

 

    IntelleQ should only be taken by children 12 and older.  Directions are to take 2 pills preferably early in the day with a meal.
    Here are some brain power food ideas to help with aiding in the above issues:

Apples, grapes, pears, oranges, and kiwis should be a part of a healthy diet. These fruits are low in calories and rich in nutrients.

 Omega-3 fatty acids are found in Brazil nuts, olive oil, canola oil, and flax seed oil. Fatty acids play a key role in brain function.  You can also add the Advocare OmegaPlex where you can read my review on that here.

Hope that sheds some light on the IntelleQ product and how this  supplement may benefit you!  To order the Advocare IntelleQ 

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick
 *The statements above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.