Over three years ago when I decided to formulate a product like Vive!, I had many criteria that had to be met for the project to get beyond the discussion stage. I was determined to develop a product that delivered, what I believe are, the most important seven key areas of nutrition required for vibrant health.
My strict requirements included:
- Vive! had to have the highest quality ingredients available (many supplement manufacturers use inferior ingredients that are not absorbed very well, if at all)
- Must be adequate as a meal replacement
- Vive! had to be whole food based
- Vive! had to fulfill a wide range of nutritional requirements. (Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, fiber, heart healthy fats, antioxidants, prebiotics and probiotics)
- Vive! had to have an almost perfect ratio of carbohydrates, fats and proteins (to make sure nutrients were absorbed quickly and the body could use them.)
- Must be a low sugar product
- Must have no preservatives
- Must have a good source of healthy fiber
- Must have high quality, absorbable protein
- Vive! must be one product that meets most nutritional requirements for most people. (I was tired of having to take many different products to get the nutrition I needed)
- It had to be in a delivery format that was easy and enjoyable. (I wanted to look forward to taking Vive! so it had to taste good and be very simple to use.)
- It had to be affordable. (There is a delicate balance of quality and nutritional goals and keeping a product affordable for everyone)
It took over 3 years and 3 versions formulating the perfect product. Today, Vive! is available in two delicious flavors that meet all of our goals and delivers life changing nutritional benefits to our customers.
What really sets Vive! apart from the competition is our quality.
Many supplement manufacturers use cheaper and less absorbable ingredients. They do this because the high quality nutrients cost more.
A few examples of our quality commitment:
- Vitamin C comes in multiple forms in foods. Most supplements give you only ascorbic acid, which is synthetic Vitamin C, and only one form of it. Vive! provides Vitamin C from food, insuring you get all types of Vitamin C. Nature gives us multiple types of Vitamin C so don’t you think our bodies need all types?
- The Vitamin B12 we use in Vive! is Hydroxocobalamin and Methylcobalamin which is the form your body prefers for Vitamin B12. Most supplement manufacturers use the synthetic version of B12, cynocobalamine, which is poorly absorbed and also very cheap. It actually has a cyanide molecule attached to it. Who wants that?
- In Vive! we give you all eight forms of Vitamin E. Most supplements only give you one form of synthetic Vitamin E. This is a big difference because studies show that taking the isolated synthetic version of Vitamin E can potentially cause heart problems. No studies show any adverse health issues with naturally occurring Vitamin E.
In Vive! we use a base of foods that are real super foods – foods that are abundant with nutrition. Your body absorbs nutrition from food better than in an isolated or synthetic form. These foods provide thousands of health promoting compounds and nutrients. They are rich in cell protecting antioxidants like Co-Q-10, alpha lipoic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, anthocyanins, carotenoids, flavonoids, and rich in enzyme compounds like gamma oryzanol (builds muscle), Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH). SOD and GSH are the most powerful protectors inside each of your cells. They are the cells defenders!
To really give Vive! that extra nutritional punch and weight loss potential, we added green coffee bean extract (which studies have shown to increase fat loss), banana leaf extract (to support healthy blood sugar levels), and the herb coleus forskohli (to support healthy fat loss).
Vive! can also be used in so many different nutritional roles. Vive! is anti-inflammatory, is healthy for our digestive system, is great for building muscle, and improves sports performance and recovery. Vive! is great for weight loss because it controls hunger, feeds the body very important nutrients needed to burn fat, and helps support healthy blood sugar levels. Vive! is also great for children and parents with busy schedules that need their nutrition in a hurry.
In literally 2 minutes you can mix Vive!, drink in all of your nutritional needs before leaving for school or work, and live your day knowing that your body is well fed!
Vive! It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Shake It – Drink It – Live It!
Wally Bishop C.N.C.
President & CEO
This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and it is not intended as a treatment, diagnosis or cure for any illness or disease. The contents of this blog is not and should not be considered medical advice. This blog is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your doctor before making any dietary or lifestyle changes. Never quit taking prescription medications unless advised to do so by your doctor.
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