How Young Living Can Give You Energy

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Lately, I’ve been feeling rundown. I’m 26 weeks pregnant and I’m finding myself tired all the time (Hence the lack of blogging). I’ve been searching for methods and ways to improve energy safely. I love my morning cup of joe, but my husband is on me like a hound every time I reach for a cup.  If you’re like most people you are using soda, coffee, or energy drinks loaded with sugar to get your daily energy.  Most of the people using those methods know they are not good, but feel that they have no other method of choice for energy boosting. I’m here to tell you that there is a better way! Young living offers several products that can help you achieve that alertness you are looking for without all the harmful side effects. Follow me as I cover many ways Young Living can give you energy to gain that extra bit of alertness you crave! More posts on energy to come!

Let’s talk a little about nutrition

Sure, a balanced diet filled will tons of good stuff is the key, but in our fast paced world, who has time for all that? It’s so easy to go through the drive thru for dinner, order pizza, or go out to your favorite restaurant. While I’m not opposed to eating out entirely, the truth is most americans do eat out daily. These food chains are not worried about you getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients in your 3 meals a day! -Insert Supplements!

B Vitamins

The B vitamins are essential to a dynamic and energetic long life, on the contrary, you can get serious health problems if you lack them. B vitamins are easily lost from the body, and people on diets, alcoholics or those who take antibiotics or seizure drugs are even more prone to having vitamin B deficiency. The typical American diet high in processed, cooked and microwavable food gives us only a segment of the B-vitamins we need for good health. This is where a good B-Complex comes in!

Meet Young Living Super B Tablets!

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Super B™ is a comprehensive vitamin complex containing eight essential and energy-boosting B vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. The complete B-vitamin profile in Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports the nervous system, aids in maintaining normal cardiovascular function, and helps with internal enzyme reactions.* With the new addition of B5, Super B now also assists with mood support. Because deficiencies usually include more than one B-vitamin, and because the B-vitamins work best as a team, you should take a B-complex supplement along with any single B-vitamin in order to achieve their synergistic effects.
It is important to acquire all eight B vitamins because they work together as a team. This is what keep your body functioning normally and provide you with the energy you need to conduct your daily activities.

If you would like to purchase Super B Tablets Click here! Want the Wholesale discount? Start here with a Premium Starter Kit to save on all your future orders!

Here is more information about the 8 B’s:

B1-Thiamin: Thiamin is necessary for adrenal gland function, proper immune performance and the synthesis of neurotransmitters. It also plays a role in the metabolism of food and alcohol. The RDA for thiamin is very low and does not consider increased thiamin requirements that result from an unhealthy lifestyle, old age or disease. For more information on Thiamin Click Here!
B2-Ribofiavin: Riboflavin is required for energy production and oxygen utilization. For more information on Riboflavin Click Here!
B3-Niacin: is also necessary for the body’s production of energy. For more information on Niacin Click Here!
B5-Pantothenic Acid: is obligatory for energy production. It is also required for proper immune function and adrenal stress hormone production. It is sometimes referred to as the “anti-stress” vitamin. For more information on Pantothenic Acid Click Here!
B6-Pyridoxine and B9- Folic Acid: work together to regulate the levels of homocysteine, a byproduct of protein breakdown that damages arteries and makes them prone to cholesterol deposits. For more info on B6 Click Here!
Folic acid is especially important for women of childbearing age, as deficiencies of this nutrient have been linked with birth defects. Women on birth control pills, pregnant women, all women of childbearing age, as well as alcoholics, heart disease patients and people taking antibiotics should make sure they take between 400-800 mcg of folic acid per day. For more information on Folic Acid Click Here!
B7- Biotin: Biotin is needed for the formation of fatty acids and glucose, which are used as energy in our body. For more information on Biotin Click Here!
B12-Methylcobalamin: is required for normal gene function, energy production, the formation of blood cells and proper immunity. For more information on B12 Click Here!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

What are Antioxidants?

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Have you ever wondered, “What are antioxidants”? I know I have! They are advertised everywhere and you know they are good but WHAT are they? Are they a vitamin? No. Are they a mineral? No.
Okay, so if they are not a vitamin nor a mineral then how could they possibly benefit the body? Let me tell you a little story to help you understand what an antioxidant really is and what its place is in the body is.


There was this happily married couple. We’ll call them Mark and Erica. (… okay, so that’s my husband and I, lol) Every night they would go to sleep so comfortable in their queen sized bed with the pillow-top mattress and memory foam pillows. One day they decided to have a baby. Eventually that baby became a toddler that no longer wanted to sleep in her own bed. No matter what Erica and Mark did that toddler always seemed to make it into the cozy comfy bed (Which, by the way, was no longer cozy and comfy) Every night Erica and Mark would be head butted, kicked, punched, and pushed from their perfectly comfortable sleeping positions. It was not ideal for anyone!

One day while out at the store, Erica found this cute Princess Sophia bed set. That day, Erica and Mark upgraded the little toddlers bed to a “Big girl bed” with princess Sophia sheets, pillows and blankets. That was just what the toddler needed! She was in love with her new bedding and wanted to go to sleep right away. Each night thereafter, she laid down in her own bed and slept there all night until the morning woke her.

The End.

So, Do you understand antioxidants after reading that cute little story? No? Okay, so here is the explanation:
Erica and Mark had a healthy cell structure, much like the ones found in your body. They slept comfortably in there bed and it was good and healthy. Along came this free radical, a toddler, who ruined sleep for that healthy cell structure. Then the Antioxidant, Princess Sophia bed set, saved the day (or night)

When your body has free radicals inside of it, the antioxidants attach to those free radicals and save the day. Those free radicals are no longer a threat to your healthy cell structures. Overall this means, without free radicals, you will feel 100%!

When we talk about food items sometimes we say “That’s High in antioxidants” To know which foods are high we rate them using ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units. This unit of measurement for antioxidants was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For further reading you can check out what the National Institute of health has to say about Antioxidants here.

So which foods have high antioxidant ratings? I have put together a graphic for you to show some common foods. You can also search Super Foodly for additional foods.

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But wait! Did you know that essential oils have antioxidant ratings as well? They do and they are surprisingly high!

 

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The Vitality collection is EXCLUSIVE to young living. This entire line is  G.R.A.S. (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA and is approved as a dietary supplement. You can use the oil in place of your regular spices. Some of the oils are strong so using a toothpick to swirl in the oil and then in your food is all you need! That’s right, not even a drop! After seeing the antioxidant values of essential oils compared to the foods and spices you probably want to get your hands on some of your own of these amazing oils! Click Here to purchase your Premium Starter Kit so you can get all these Vitality oils at the amazing wholesale discount!

 

Happy Oiling!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Essential Oils for Teachers

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It’s back to school Monday! The weekend has passed and the kids are all back in class. In this post you will find some essential oils for teachers.

Teachers become teachers because they want to make a difference in our upcoming generations. (At least, that’s my perception of the job) Lets face it! Being a teacher can come with a lot more then dealing with lesson plans, activities and grades. Every teacher faces their day to day frustrations, irritations, and challenges. I have put together a collection of oils and products that I feel are must-haves in your big teacher desk! In addition to my Back To School Essentials post, I’ve elaborated and added a few more! Enjoy!

Joy –  Diffuse in class (if your permitted) or before class to enjoy a drama free classroom. You can also wear this as a perfume to help you stay positive throughout your day.

Purification – I know you’ve got one – A stinky kid! If you don’t, then I know you’ve got some stinky gym shoes, a stinky locker, or if your really lucky, a stinky surprise food item left for months in a desk!  Put a few drops on a cotton ball to help freshen the air. You can place the cotton ball wherever its needed.

Stress Away – Teaching can be stressful! Use Stress Away to reduce any teaching related stress.

Peppermint – Need to keep your mind sharp? Use this fresh scent to open your eyes and get your brain working. You can add a drop to a glass of water and drink throughout the day. This will also help support digestion, as well.

Thieves – We all know kids are walking cesspools! Keep an extra bottle of this on hand just in case. Okay, maybe that’s a bit too excessive but one drop in your morning tea will help support your healthy immune system. Also, Thieves is available as wipes, spray and hand purifier! Get some!

Aroma Life – If you get nervous before presenting information to your colleagues or at a board meeting, apply some of this oil over your heart. Doing this will energize your life force helping you to “Come out of your shell”

Lavender – Everyone loves sleep. Teachers need restful sleep so they can teach our children. If you love your teacher, buy her a bottle of lavender. If your the teacher, you will want this oil in your collection! one drop on a cotton ball placed between your pillow and case is all you need. You can make a room spray or a linen spray. You may even diffuse for a restful night.

Lemon – If you need some extra eye opening in the A.M. Try a drop of lemon in your glass of water. Remember, use glass; not plastic!

Frankincense – If you find yourself in a bad mood use a drop of frankincense. It is considered a holy oil and was given to Jesus as a gift. This oil will help bring you closer to go and in turn enhance your mood. If you need some spirit in your life, this is a must have!

Valor – This oil is especially useful to high school teachers. You have to have confidence in yourself otherwise your students will walk all over you. You don’t want to be the “Cool” teacher because you are a total pushover. If you need some extra confidence anywhere in your life this is your oil! I enjoy placing one drop in my cupped hand and directly inhaling. This oil smells amazing and I truly believe it helps restore confidence.

That concludes the oils found in my previous post. Don’t leave just yet! Here are a few other great products you may want to try!

 

Monday Must Haves

 

Tranquil – This oil comes in a roll-on and it is regarded for its calming and relaxing properties. It is a perfect addition to any post work day routine.

USB Diffuser – This handy dandy little accessory is a must have for anyone who works at a computer desk. This little baby puts out just the right amount of scent to comfort your work space with whatever needs you have that day.

Ningxia Red – this is a powerful antioxidant drink that will give you everything you need from head to toe. This is a blend of blueberry, aronia cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural steiva extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Give your body what it deserves – to be nutrient infused!

En-R-Gee essential oil blend – This blend can help restore mental alertness. Uplifting and strengthening as the name suggests, it boosts energy.

Inner Defense – Perfect for supporting your healthy immune system, these liquid soft-gels are easy to swallow and dissolve quickly in the stomach.

Slique Bars – These delicious bars are infused with vanilla, orange and cinnamon bark essential oils. They were specifically designed to help you feel fuller longer. You can read more about these here.

 

Are you a teacher? Do you have any other suggestions? I’d love to hear from you if you have used anything on this list or if you have something to add!

Happy Oiling!

 

 

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Beat the Afternoon Slump!

New Years Resolution Ningxia Nitro

Its after lunch now and most of us have started to experience the mid-day slump. Its easy to reach for a can of soda or another cup of coffee. My favorite is chocolate… Well that was my favorite! Check out these little babies!! With NingXia Nitro™, you’ll get a quick pick-me-up without the sugar or caffeine overload. Infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.*

If you are interested in getting some of these little wonders click here

Suggested Use:
Take one tube with 2-4 oz NingXia Red or water as needed. Do not consume more then 2 tubes per day. Use caution if you are sensitive to caffeine.

Ingredients:
Proprietary Nitro™ Energy blend: D-Ribose, Green tea extract, Mulberry leaf extract, Korean ginseng extract, Choline (as Choline bitartrate), Proprietary Nitro Alert™ oil blend: Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla)† oil, Chocolate oil, Yerba mate oil, Mentha spicata (Spearmint)† oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint)† oil, Myristica fragrans (Nutmeg)† oil, Piper nigrum (Black Pepper)† oil, Wolfberry seed oil. Other Ingredients: Purified water, Nitro juice blend concentrate: (Cherry, Kiwi, Blueberry, Acerola, Billberry, Black currant, Raspberry, Strawberry, Cranberry), Coconut nectar, Natural flavors, Pectin, Xanthan gum

Happy Oiling!

 

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.