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Come through the flu season successfully!  The information below highlights children’s needs to illustrate how safe and effective Shaklee supplements are for all of us.  


OUR GOAL:   PREVENTION…to help build health and immunity when we are NOT sick 

NutriFeron (age 2 to Adult) --  A unique patented blend of four plant extracts safely and naturally increases levels of interferon in each cell to provide a shield of protection.   NutriFeron tablets are easy to swallow and virtually taste-free.  For children, the caplets can be crushed and added to wet foods, or chewed up with hard foods such as a pretzel.  Gluten-free.

OptiFlora Prebiotic and Probiotic System (all ages, including infants) --  A healthy digestive tract contributes to a healthy immune system.  There are seven immune receptors in the colon!  Antibiotics, stress and sugar reduce protective friendly flora in the colon.  Daily OptiFlora provides live friendly flora as the first line of defense against invaders.  OptiFlora prebiotic powder stirs into any liquid to nourish friendly flora in the colon.  The tiny OptiFlora probiotic beadlet is easily swallowed in soft foods and delivers LIVE flora to the colon…guaranteed.    Gluten-free. 

Shaklee Protein Drinks (age 1 year to Adult)  --  A daily serving of biologically complete protein helps the immune system make antibodies.  Choose from Meal Shakes, Shaklee 180 Energizing Smoothie Mix (Soy or Whey), Vitalizing Protein, Instant Protein Soy Mix, Energizing Soy Protein  A ‘best’ breakfast for mental and physical energy, or enjoy any time of day.  Natural flavors to please every taste; mix in juice, milk/rice/soymilk, or water.  Low glycemic and gluten-free.  


Vitalizer (Children 12 years old to Adult) -- This is the supplement that was the subject of the Landmark Study conducted in collaboration with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 2007 that showed that people who took Shaklee supplements had markedly better health than those who took a multivitamin or no supplements at all.  It includes the OptiFlora Probiotic mentioned above and Vita-Lea, extra B, C, and E, plus carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids.  Choose from Vitalizer with Iron (women), Vitalizer No Iron (men) or Vitalizer Gold (those 50 +).  The Vitalizer formula includes the newly recommended levels of Vitamin D3 which are associated with better blood sugar levels, improved immunity, increased HDL levels and strong bones. 

(ADULTS: Consider using doctor recommended Shaklee “Rx for a Healthier Life:”  Vivix, Vitalizer, NutriFeron and Shaklee 180 Smoothee. Also available with Kosher vitamins.)

Incredivites Chewables for Children 4-12--  The first kids’ chewable multivitamin in the US with lactoferrin, which supports a healthy immune system in kids.  Packed with 600 IU Vitamin D3 and 23 essential nutrients for healthy development.  No artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives.  Naturally sweetened with xylitol which does not promote tooth decay.   Gluten and lactose-free.  

Shakleebaby Multivitamin & Multimineral Powder for Infants and Toddlers --  Begin use at 6 months.  Includes prebiotics and 400 IU Vitamin D3 for immune support, plus 23 essential nutrients.  Powder blends well with water, juice and foods.  No artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.  Gluten-free.

Also recommended for children: Chewable Vita-C --  Natural citrus flavor, 100 mg chewable tablet, enhances immune function.   Gluten-free.



Natural News just released this article summarizing a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that shows that Vitamin D3 appears to be 800% more effective than the flu vaccine at preventing influenza in children. This was a double-blind placebo-controlled study of 334 children, that meets the rigorous gold standard for studies. This is great news, potentially saving us lots of sick days from work and school, hundreds of dollars in vaccines and insurance charges, and generally keeps us healthier! This same study with the same kids, also found reduced asthma symptoms in children who were previously diagnosed with asthma. What a great stride! Read the AJCL study here. All Shaklee multivitamins have the full recommendation of Vitamin D3, and  now there’s extra support with a Shaklee Vitamin D3 stand-alone supplement.  Each D3 tablet is about the size of a grain of rice…so easy to swallow!


 IF ILLNESS OCCURS,  continue the Daily Plan as possible, AND USE:

Shaklee Performance Drink Mix (age 1 to Adult)– Natural Lemon-Lime or Orange flavored powder provides superior hydration and electrolytes when mixed in water as a soothing beverage.  Can be made into ice chips or blended with Shaklee Defend and Resist Complex tablets for a comforting ‘tea.’  Reassurance during bouts of diarrhea, fever, aches. 

Shaklee Defend & Resist Complex (age 1 to Adult) --  Use at the first sign of that tickle to supercharge the immune system!  “DR” features four clinically proven immune-supporting ingredients. Tablets can be chewed, or crushed in hot water for a soothing tea.  Add Performance Drink powder to this tea for extra hydration.  Not a daily use product, DR comes to the rescue when illness is impending or present.  It can nip it in the bud!  Use for 7 days or until 24 hours after symptoms cease. 

Shaklee Premium Garlic (all ages) --  “Russian penicillin”   Smooth tablets are easy to swallow or crush and add to spreads and foods. Or put crushed tablets in socks against soles of feet for direct absorption….great for infants and toddlers.  Shaklee Premium Garlic is odor-controlled with spearmint and rosemary, NOT odor eliminated.  It’s the odorous factor in garlic that provides health benefits.   


(For those of you new to Shaklee, here’s a brief video clip that speaks to Shaklee’s 50 years of  integrity, safety and effectiveness in the nurition industry:

http://ourhealthylife.myshaklee.com/us/en/whyshaklee.html )



Journal of Infectious Diseases:  Inhibition of Influenza A Virus Replication by Resveratrol 

The Journal of Infectious Diseases reports that resveratrol inhibits the reproduction of influenza A viruses in cell cultures (in vitro) and mice (in vivio).  Rather than directly attacking the flu virus itself, resveratrol seems to block host-cell functions that are essential for viral replication.   

“We have shown that RV (resveratrol), a natural polyphenol whose concentration in red wine is 1.5-3.0 mg/L, can inhibit the in vitro and in vivo replication of influenza A virus without producing any significant toxicity.” 

The researchers go on to say that the apparent ability of resveratrol to block the host-cell functions that flu viruses rely on offers important advantages.  Compared with existing anti-flu drugs, resveratrol would be less likely to induce resistance by flu viruses, and it would probably be effective for all types and strains of flu virus. 

The researchers conclude:   “For these reasons, RV merits further investigation as a potential weapon for combating the growing threat of influenza.” 

...One more reason why we love our daily teaspoon of Shaklee Vivix!  

Vivix is a tasty blend of pure resveratrol and other polyphenols.  Each teaspoon is the equivalent of 100 glasses of red wine!   

(Vivix has not been tested for children under the age of 12, pregnant or nursing women)

To review the entire article about resveratrol and flu viruses, click here: http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/general/news/may3105resveratrol.html