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Why would you NOT re:iimmune?

Why Wednesday

Paula_Thompson

“A better question is “Why would you Not re:iimmune?”

I have suffered from IBS since I was a teenager, I know how important “gut health” is so when I heard about re:iimmune I knew I had to try it.  I have used it for a couple years and I love it.  Every morning I drink a full glass of it, so it helps rehydrate me and the probiotics keep my gut in check. Since starting on re:iimmune I have not had any IBS issues, even in situations that would otherwise cause a flare up. I also have shared the product on numerous occasions with my elderly parents when they have had the flu and or have to take antibiotics and it has helped them recover faster and like me, my Dad thinks the salty flavor is great.  So, why re:iimmune…because it is all about taking care of yourself, being healthier, and living an active life style with NO side effects.”  –Paula T.

IBS is one of many gut related disorders that make life miserable for countless individuals, in fact IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the U.S. and that’s just one gut related disorder among many. There are diet regimes and medications that help alleviate the daily discomfort that goes along with most of these digestive disorders, while re:iimmune® is here to help boost your progress, and pitch in some extra aid on the especially challenging days. Hydration is a key component in maintaining a healthy intestinal tract, so naturally the Clinical Strength Hydration™ found in a glass of re:iimmune®, combined with its intestinal immune support formula, provide a safe and easy way for you to get better, better™The L-Glutamine in our intestinal immune support formula works to rebuild the delicate tissue specifically found in your intestinal lining, while the ginger root extract soothes nausea and aids in decreasing inflammation. One of the most important things you can do for your body when you’re dealing with a digestion upset is to add a pre and probiotic blend to your diet, re:iimmune® combines 14 different probiotic strains with one essential prebiotic (food for the probiotics to live off of). Probiotics will allow your body to produce the good bacteria your digestive system requires in order to function properly.

We love hearing each persons story! You may picture a large customer service center with employees filtering through emails, then discarding them after skimming over each one, but the truth is; our CEO reads each email and customer inquiry that flow through our website or social media pages. We’re still a small team at this point, but we have big ideas, and knowing that re:iimmune® is changing lives is the motivation that keeps driving us forward. This is Dr. Miller’s passion, this is our passion as a team- to Make People Better and to continue hearing stories of how re:iimmune® is aiding this mission in a safe and sustainable way! If you have a story you’d like to share with us, or a questions and comments- please feel free to reach out to us on any of our social media platforms, or email us at info@makepeoplebetter.com We want to know your WHY!

The Secret Powers of Ginger

But Wait…There’s More!

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Just when you think we’ve covered all the bases, there’s more ingredients to our secret sauce and they really aren’t so secret after all! If you scroll through the ingredient list on the side of your box of re:iimmune®, your eyes will land on 275 mg of ginger extract listed right below L-Glutamine (which we covered in our last blog). Ginger is on the rise both in popularity and demand within the natural health community right now, but ginger has been highly respected and sought after as a powerful health aid for centuries among many different cultures. While it’s most commonly known for its ability to soothe nausea and aide in healthy digestion, ginger happens to be the sneaky ninja of health resources as it possesses many commonly overlooked benefits.

Although ginger has many more layers to it than simply acting as a nausea reduction, that was its main attraction to our formula. Often times when illness hits, nausea is a main event. Aside from the stomach flu itself, many more serious illnesses are treated with heavy medications that cause dehydration, gut imbalances, and almost always nausea. Chemotherapy, antibiotic use, pain medications and anesthesia, are all known to cause mild to severe cases of nausea and digestive complications, while the illnesses that require these medications are the epicenter of what initially led to the creation of re:iimmune®.  Not only is ginger effective in these extreme cases, but it’s also a completely natural and safe solution for even the most sensitive of situations, like pregnancy for instance.

The bio-active compound found in ginger that is responsible for much of its medicinal properties is called Gingerol, this compound acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement. Anti-inflammatories are also a hot spot on the health scene at the moment. Treatments ranging from anti-inflammatory diets, to health supplements and topical creams- reducing inflammation is all the rage. It’s important to know that inflammation isn’t always a bad thing, in the case of a trauma to your skin and muscular tissue, inflammation is your body’s way of healing itself. However, inflammation of your intestinal tract is the result of irritation, therefore calming down the inflammation goes hand in hand with calming down the irritant while allowing your digestive system to heal properly.

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But that’s not all! When you take a closer look at how other cultures use ginger root, the possibilities are endless. According to Chinese medicine, there is a lengthy list of benefits associated with ginger. Here are a few just to give you an idea:

  • Analgesic- Topical Pain Reduction
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Antiemetic- Anti-Vomit
  • Anti-Parasitic- Fights Parasites
  • Anti-Pyretic- Fights Fever
  • Hepato-Protective- Ability to prevent damage to the liver
  • Hypotensive- Lowers Blood Pressure

The research on Ginger and all of its numerous benefits is still expanding and we’ve only just begun to learn all there is to know about this little game changing root we’ve all come to love, but one thing is for sure; we want it on our team!

 

 

 

Back on my A Game!

Why Wednesday

 

vivian_whywednesday“As a hairstylist and make-up artist, I spend most of my days on my feet rushing around, and I rarely have a chance to even slow down long enough to take a drink of water or eat a full meal. I love my job, and I am passionate about creating art with my clients, but the toll it takes on my body is unavoidable. Days when I’m feeling especially run down, dehydrated and fatigued, one glass of re:iimmune will put me right back on my A game. When my husband has clients in town, his job is to entertain them, so after a long day of work when the only thing my body wants me to do is relax and recuperate, re:iimmune gives me the refreshment and stamina to socialize without winding up sick the next day!”

-Vivian Conway

Hair Stylist at W3 Salon

Although re:iimmune® was originally created specifically with illness recovery in mind, the truth is, re:iimmune® is a recovery product on a much broader spectrum than just “illness”! Whether you sit at a desk all day and struggle with stress headaches and a poor diet, you travel for a living and find it challenging to maintain optimal hydration and nutritional levels, or possibly you’ve even chosen a career as the operations manager of your own household- folding laundry, preparing meals, wiping runny noses and changing dirty diapers- all these tasks make it difficult to remember your allotted glasses of water for that day, much less time to squeeze in three full, nutritious meals. Whatever your responsibilities may be, re:iimmune® helps fill in the gaps that result from a busy lifestyle and often times leave you lacking the essentials your body requires most to maintain a strong immune system and healthy stamina.

Dehydration alone can cause a myriad of unpleasant symptoms that will leave your body and mind dragging behind. Just a few of it’s most common side affects range from headaches, migraines, and muscle cramps- to brain fog, irritability and fatigue- in other words, dehydration can dramatically slow you down and reduce productivity. When your digestive system isn’t being fed the proper nutrients it needs in order to grow the healthy bacteria that lines your intestinal wall and keeps everything functioning properly, it begins to break down. In turn this affects everything from your immune system (in fact, 75% of your immune system is found in the digestive tract), to your state of mind and ability to perform daily tasks. re:iimmune®’s Hydrobiotic™ formula combines Clinical Strength Hydration™ with a potent blend of pre and probiotics that aid in balancing out your gut health. If you feel like you need a little boost to get you back on your A game, re:iimmune® may be just what you need to get better, better!™ With it’s easily transportable packaging, all you need to do is keep a few packets of re:iimmune®’s dry powder mix in your purse or pockets, and reach for one the next time you start to feel yourself fading. Before you know it you’ll be back on your feet and ready to take on the next challenge that comes your way!

How L-Glutamine Helps Heal Your Gut

But Wait, There’s More…

I’ve been told befcell_questionmarkore, “If you don’t recognize the ingredient, it’s probably not good for you!” -well here I am to prove this concept wrong. Rather than writing off ingredient’s with big, foreign, or funny sounding names, it’s time to start learning some new words and what they mean in relation to your body. It’s always important to do your own research anytime you begin taking a new supplement or medicine so that you’re aware of what you’re putting into your body, and WHY. We’re here to tell you about one of our favorite commonly unrecognized words -L-Glutamine.

WHAT is L-Glutamine? L-Glutamine is 1 of 20 amino acids, as most amino acids are known for aiding specifically in the restoration and growth of muscle tissue, L-Glutamine is uniquely known for it’s use as fuel for the cells in your gut lining. The cells in your intestinal wall are able to absorb it directly and utilize it more quickly than any other amino acid. L-Glutamine supports the lining of your intestinal wall by aiding in the production of healthy intestinal mucus and Secretary Immunoglobulin Type A (SIgA) as well as tightening the openings in your intestinal wwater.splashall itself.

Bonus: Not only is L-Glutamine the superhero of gut restoration with it’s powerful tissue repair ability, but it also acts as a co-transporter in our Clinical Strength Hydration formula. L-Glutamine works alongside sodium to pull hydration directly into your cells, allowing for rapid hydration to occur. Basically, L-Glutamine gets a trophy for MVP by pulling together all of our hydration and gut health efforts into one complete package.

WHY is L-Glutamine in re:iimmune®? Obviously the definition, description and benefits of L-Glutamine speak for themselves, but the reason it was chosen to be a part of re:iimmune®’s recovery formula is because it works directly inline with the very mission and purpose of re:iimmune® itself. When re:iimmune® was first created by Dr. Miller, it was created with the concept of illness recovery in mind. The epicenter of our immune system lays within our digestive tract, just as most of our ailments also stem from the state of our guts. With an amino acid that is able to go in and build up damaged intestinal tissue and tighten the walls of our body’s immune system, we have a fighting shot at warding off illness and recovering more efficiently.

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As if the power of digestive specific cell repair wasn’t already enough incentive to bring L-Glutamine into the mix, it’s ability to aid in the hydration process is another major bonus to it’s resume. Hydration is obviously a key component to recovering from illness and staying well. Hydration changes the way we feel, think, and act. It has the power to strengthen your immune system, help you sleep more soundly, lower cholesterol, think more clearly, and even brighten dull skin. When the formula for re:iimmune® was first set into motion, Dr. Miller was determined to find an alternative to sugary sports drinks and expensive and unnecessary hospital visits as a means to keep her patients hydrated. L-Glutamine is a key ingredient which helps bring our hydration formula to a clinical standard while also allowing it to remain sugar free.

Whether L-Glutamine is a new word to you, or you’ve been well versed in it’s properties for years, it’s important to us that we explain why we use what we do, because each ingredient was hand picked to help you get better, better™!

Strength, Bravery & a Dash of re:iimmune®

Why Wednesday

“I was first introduAngie_WhyFinishedced to re:iimmune by a friend, when I was feeling under the weather one day. Back in 2009 I had gastric bypass (weight loss) surgery. I have kept off about 80 pounds of that weight loss. One thing that weight loss surgery patients must be very attune to, is their hydration levels. Some who have had this type of surgery can dehydrate faster than the average person, and it can be much more dangerous, sometimes even sending people to the hospital for days of re-hydration I.V.’s. Living in the great state of Texas where summer temperatures easily reach over a hundred degrees for several days in a row, I must stay acutely aware of my water intake. Any time I feel like I’m not quite there with my hydration, or I’m feeling tired, I just drink a re:iimmune and in about 30 minutes, I feel completely refreshed and recharged.  I feel so glad that I was made aware of this wonderful product and I always keep a box on hand. I’ve recommended it to friends as well!  While I may not be the type of consumer using this product for a more serious medical issue, I think it’s good to get the word out that this is extremely useful for the “average” consumer; i.e., after having been out in the heat all day, etc.  Everybody needs re:iimmune.
Thanks for creating this great product!” -Angie M.

It takes bravery and strength to take a life altering step as drastic as gastric bypass surgery, it also takes strength and determination to recover from the operation itself. Dehydration and poor nutrient absorption are two of the most common and detrimental complications associated with bariatric surgery. Not only is your body healing from the trauma of surgery itself, but your stomach has a much smaller capacity to retain fluids and adequate amounts of necessary nutrition. This scenario affects everything from your body’s ability to heal itself, and the health of your digestive system as a whole. As the stomach works on healing itself and getting use to its new form, nausea is often an ever present side effect, making it even more of a challenge to eat and drink enough to heal properly.

As Angie explains, re:iimmune® is a great addition to your recovery if you’re considering, or have already scheduled a bariatric procedure, or any surgery for that matter. With its Clinical Strength Hydration™ that helps you maintain a reasonable hydration level, even when experiencing low liquid intake, essential nutrients to aid in gut health recovery, and ginger root to soothe nausea- re:iimmune® may just make your journey a little bit smoother! Angie is right though, you don’t need to have undergone invasive surgery, or struggled through a serious illness in order to benefit from re:iimmune®’s Hydrobiotic™ formula. Mid-day slumps are often a product of dehydration, a bogged down digestive system, brain fog, headaches and muscle cramps… these are all reasons to drink a re:iimmune®. As soon as you start to feel run down- grab a re:iimmune® Hydrobiotic™ and get better, better™!

Why You Need a Prebiotic

But Wait There’s More…

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It seems as though ingredient lists keep growing in length on the backs of boxes that we pick up in the grocery store, littered with words containing too many syllables and disguised names. We have all heard disturbing stories detailing the gory process most of our food endures before it hits our plates, and then there’s the gobs of sugars, fake coloring’s, toxins and harmful chemicals a number of our over the counter medicines are sneaking into our system. In a world where “Hydroxytoluene” is a real and unfriendly chemical found in most of our pantries, it’s nice to know there’s a product on the market that wants you to know the ins and outs of each ingredient it contains and why they’re good for you.

When Dr. Kerri Miller set out to create re:iimmune®, she approached it with one goal in mind: to help Make People Better. Every single ingredient in re:iimmune® serves a purpose and was considered carefully for it’s quality and purity. That’s why we’d like to take you deeper into the story behind our ingredient list by dedicating a series of blogs to the “more”. More transparency from us, more education for you, and more value than just hydration and probiotics. Hydrobiotic® is the hot, new advancement that combines Clinical Strength Hydration® with  probiotics. re:iimmune® then takes this concept and uses it as the foundation for an even more powerful formula with many moving parts. We’ll call this; Part One.

If you’ve had an antibiotic prescribed to you within the last few years, you’ve probably been suggested by your healthcare provider to also take a probiotic in order to relieve the potential digestive unbalance a run of antibiotics typically leaves your body struggling with. Probiotics alone are a tricky concept, each body responds differently to different strains of these live cultures. That’s why it’s important to choose a product that has several, diverse probiotic strains that cover a broad spectrum, BUT did you know that probiotics require a special type of food to survive and populate all the way through your intestinal tract? This food is called a prebiotic and there are several different sources and forms of this nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.

Just as it is the case with probiotics, there are several naturally accuring food sources that contain prebiotics. For instance, prebiotics are naturally occurring in: garlic, chicory root, raw asparagus, almonds, raw onion, and raw leeks. The prebiotic chosen to pair with re:iimmune®’s 14 strain probiotic blend is derived from organic agave plants, and is a fructan called Agave Inulin. To speak technically for a moment, this prebiotic is a short chain fatty acid that is not digestible, which means it does not increase the amount of glucose or insulin in the blood, making it direimuneabout2abetic friendly. This particular prebiotic is special because it remains viable as it makes its way through the entire digestive tract, all the while feeding the good bacteria that your gut needs to balance itself out and keep you healthy.

 

Fun Fact: Dr. Kerri Miller the founder of Make People Better and creator of re:iimmune® harvested our agave herself and here’s a picture to prove it!

We’ve just begun the journey of exposing re:iimmune® for what it really is, so stay tuned, share this blog if you found it interesting, and get better, better™!

 

Who has time to be sick?

Why Wednesday

Ask aStacy_WhyWednesdaynyone of a certain age and they’ll tell you that there is fine line between a full life and pure chaos. With three kids, two jobs, one housing company, plus family, friends, and all the other stuff- our life is undeniably both awesome and crazy. I re:iimmune to keep things from tipping in favor of crazy. My immune system is the barometer for how busy things have been. Too many obligations, too little self-care, and I’ll catch any illness that comes along. re:iimmune and sleep have become my go-to power duo for halting sickness. As soon as I feel the warning signs—tired body, scratchy throat, aching head—I’ll drink a glass of re:iimmune and go to bed. By helping to keep me healthy, re:iimmune acts as a time management resource. There are really organized women, true pros at balancing it all- I don’t count myself among them. But any day where I manage to accomplish the things that matter is a good day. I’m grateful to re:iimmune for helping me to keep trying.  – Stacy Jurado-Miller

 

Let’s face it; we live in a hectic, responsibility laden society with too little time and too many commitments to fit into our tight schedules. Bustling families, business opportunities, school schedules and social commitments are the things that make up most of our lives. With packed schedules and full plates, who has time to be sick? Answer: NOBODY! As rewarding as a full schedule is, it becomes a bit daunting to maintain a healthy lifestyle on top of everything else going on. Our culture is more health conscious now more than it has ever been. There are hundreds of books on gut health, detox plans, aisles upon aisles of vitamins and supplements, conferences and seminars dedicated to developing a healthy lifestyle, and not to mention, about a thousand friends chirping their own health revelations spattering your social media news-feeds with their own latest health revelations. The amount of content circulating would leave your head spinning and your hand reaching for a handful of potato chips simply out of despair.

 

Of course we encourage you to figure out a healthy routine, rest when you can, and listen to your body when it’s asking you to slow down. Find out what works for you and your body, whether it’s simply making yourself trade Photo of ambitious trainee overwhelmed by job dutiesin a side of fries for a cup of fruit with your next cheeseburger, or following a strict plant based vegan diet. The important thing is to make changes that are realistic for you and your family. A simple way to take your first step towards p
rotecting your schedule and your health at the same time is to reach for your immune boosting Hydrobiotic™ formula. The Clinical Strength Hydration
™ formula you find in a Hydrobiotic™ acts like gasoline to an engine that’s running on fumes, hydration is one of the most foremost components of a strong im
mune system. The pre and probiotic blend that intertwines with your Clinical Strength Hydration™ offers a chance for your digestive system to catch up to speed and balance out your positive gut flora. The first ever Hydrobiotic™ formula is found in re:iimmune® and is also accompanied by a host of core health promoting ingredients like; ginger root- to soothe nausea, L-glutamine- to help rebuild damaged intestinal tissue, and zinc which is known to build up your body’s ability to ward of illness. If you feel like your world is spinning faster than you can turn, and your body’s starting to throw you some warning signs, it’s time to pick up a box of re:iimmune® and get better, better™!