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Organic Agave Tequiliana – The source of the prebiotic fructan found in re:immune

screen-shot-2016-10-26-at-2-03-04-pm     We’re sure you are already familiar with the main byproduct of the agave tequiliana plant, as tequila is one of the most popular components of a tasty adult beverage! But this beautiful blue tinged member of the succulent family is also the source of the prebiotic fructan we here at re:iimmune specifically chose to support our diabetic friendly, Clinical Strength Hydration™ supplement. The fructan is a soluble fiber extracted from the agave plant through a drying process. Found in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other plants, this starchy substance is not digested or absorbed in the stomach. It passes through the small intestine and ferments in the large intestine, helping to increase calcium absorption while promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. The fructan helps to improve bowel function, prevents constipation and decreases the the body’s ability to make certain types of fats. The prebiotic is extracted from organic agave grown in Jalisco, Mexico. A mature blue agave grows to about 6 to 8 feet tall in the course of 5 to 7 years. At this point the carbohydrates stored in the plant’s core (called a pina as it resembles a pineapple after the leaves are trimmed away) are at their peak. Farmers use a simple razor sharp blade to harvest the agave and process it into the sweetener through thermal hydrolysis, heating it at various temperatures. When re:iimmune was created, each ingredient was carefully considered and scrutinized for its overall benefit. We absolutely wanted to avoid sugar, sucralose and dextrose. We understand the negative impact these can have on anyone’s system but especially those who are recovering from illness, having digestive problems or are struggling with diabetes. The agave fructan is a type of fructose also found in foods such as dates, molasses, raisins, apples and honey. It has a zero glycemic index making it diabetic friendly and because of this and the prebiotic benefits mentioned above, it became part of our hydration formula created to help people get better, better!
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Registered Dietitian’s Stamp of Approval – re:iimmune for Intestinal Health- Why Wednesday

unnamed “As a Registered Dietitian I am always on the lookout for superior nutrition products that are supported by evidence-based medicine, and have found a keeper in re:iimmune.  I often find myself becoming dehydrated throughout my busy workday, when things become so hectic it’s easy to forget to drink or eat anything! It’s a snap to mix up some re:iimmune and instantly feel recharged- and it tastes great, too, not like some other supplements that contain artificial sweeteners and a chemical-laden aftertaste. The nutritionist in me also likes fact that there aren’t extra calories from added sugars- it’s really just good, simple, nutrition- and can be enjoyed by diabetics or others who are controlling their carbohydrate intake.  Knowing that re:iimmune contains probiotics and L-glutamine, both proven to support intestinal health, makes me feel even better about drinking it and recommending it to patients, especially those on low-fiber diets or with gastrointestinal disease. re:iimmune contains just the right ingredients whether you’re recovering from an illness or just trying to stay healthy! And did I mention it tastes great?!” Stephanie B. It’s always exciting to hear from dieticians and other health care professionals who are using  and recommending re:iimmune to their patients and clients for better intestinal health! Dr. Kerri Miller’s intention in creating the first ever  Hydrobiotic formula was to help people get better, better. Added sugars are not better, in fact they are counterproductive! Much thought and consideration has gone into making a supplement that assists in hydration and helping to balance the digestive system but with no added sugars, artificial sweeteners or terrible aftertaste. Thanks for the shout out Stephanie! Testimonials found on reiimmune.com have been sent to us by Make People Better customers and may not reflect the typical purchaser’s experience and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. The testimonials are meant to be a showcase of the best result our product has produced, and should not be taken as the results a typical user will get. If you'd like to send us your testimonial, email us at info@makepeoplebetter.com 
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Sports Drinks are for Sports

Sports drinks, re:iimmune for illness recoverySports drinks are for sports, and re:iimmune® is the first oral hydration product created specifically for illness recovery. We could end this discussion right here, but let’s discuss WHY sports drinks shouldn’t be suggested to a person who is recovering from any type of illness. The average sports drink on the market is loaded with sugar, around 14 grams a serving in most cases, and not just table sugar- but highly processed, heavily refined sucrose syrups that are difficult for your body to process. Sugar alone weakens your immune system. Studies have shown that sugar causes a fifty percent drop in the ability of white blood cells to engulf harmful bacteria, not to mention the toll processed sugars take on your digestive system.

Sports drinks have their place, if you are a runner extra sugar turns into fuel and spikes your energy levels, but when you’re body is facing trauma, or an illness, re:iimmune® fills in the gap where sports drinks are lacking. When referring to hydration, a healthcare provider would reference a thing called osmolality to define the potency of a solutions ability to draw hydration into cells. Many sports drinks on the market would be referred to as “hypertonic osmolality”, there’s a lot of big words used to explain this term, but simply put, hypertonic would not be a healthy way for your cells to receive hydration on a daily basis. re:iimmune® is considered an “isotonic osmolality” (the same type of osmolality as the human body) which is also the most natural way for your body to receive hydration. This makes re:iimmune® safe to use on a daily basis.

The next time you or someone you care for is beginning a recovery journey, whether it be from the common flu, or a more severe illness, set down the sugary sports drink that’s loaded with artificial ingredients, and pick up the hydration pack that was created specifically for illness recovery. While the sugar and added chemicals in your favorite sports drink wreak havoc on your intestinal track, re:iimmune® works to rebuild your intestinal well being with its multi strain pre and probiotic blend that builds up the good bacteria in your intestines. The Clinical Strength Hydration® formula in re:iimmune® is 100% sugar free making it diabetic friendly and the perfect way to get better, better™ at home!

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Dehydration and Heat Stroke

 

The sun is shining longer and the temperature gauges are steadily rising, it’s officially summer and it looks like it’s going to be a scorcher. These are the days of pool parties, barbeques with friends and boating until sunset. Summer time is known for it’s beautiful sunsets, ice cream cones and sweet memories made under palm trees, but summer and all of it’s fun, comes with it’s own dangers. As afternoon temperatures rise, so do your chances of heat related illnesses that can quickly take a serious turn.

This summer, protect your children, yourself and your loved ones with knowledge and preparation. Avoid the dangers of dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke while enjoying your fun in the sun over summer break. Watch for the tell tale signs and be prepared to take action when you recognize a heat related illness creeping up.

 

 

Early signs of heat exhaustion may include:heat stroke, heat related illness, dehydration

♦ Thirst

♦ Heavy Sweating

♦ Fatigue

♦ Muscle Cramps and Pain Central to the Legs and Abdomen

Advanced symptoms of heat exhaustion:

♦ Dizziness/ Light Headedness

♦ Headache

♦ Nausea and Vomiting

♦ Cool, Clammy Skin

♦ Dark Urine

♦ Weakness

Symptoms of heatstroke include:

♦ Extreme Confusion

♦ Rapid, Shallow Breathing

♦ Seizures

♦ Irrational Behavior

♦ Rapid, Weak Pulse

♦ Fever

 

Heatstroke is the most severe form of heat related illness and requires immediate medical attention. (Call 911).

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Dehydration plays a huge part in leading to a heat related illness. Sweat is our body’s way of cooling itself down and when your hydration levels fall, your body no longer has the ability to cool itself down by producing sweat causing your temperature to rise to a dangerous level and leaving you in danger of heat stroke. Some other factors that play a part in your risk for heat stroke are pre existing conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease, obesity or being underweight, and diabetes. Age also plays a part in your risk for heat related illness, infants and children under 4, as well as adults over 65 may be even more susceptible.

Prepare yourself this summer when you know you’re going to be exposed to high temperatures for extended amounts of time. The Clinical Strength Hydration formula in re:iimmune® is perfect for on the go summer fun since each serving is individually packaged in sachets that can be mixed with a bottle of ice cold water anywhere, and at any time. The L-Glutamine in re:iimmune® works as a co-transporter by pulling hydration directly into your cells and providing rapid rehydration. Make sure to pack extra re:iimmune® into your picnic basket or lake bag before you head out this weekend, and feel better, better™!

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Why Diabetic Friendly is Better for EveryBODY

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In theory we all recognize that processed chemicals aren’t good to put into our bodies on a regular basis. We can agree that eating whole foods will benefit our health, trumping a microwave dinner any day, but what do we know about the actual chemicals we’re avoiding besides that they’re bad for us? Sometimes it’s good to know why you’re calling something bad in order to take your claim seriously. When re:iimmune® was created, every single ingredient was carefully considered and scrutinized.

 

Most hydration drinks are loaded with sugar and unnecessary chemicals, and that’s exactly why it was vital for re:iimmune® to be diabetic friendly, Clinical Strength Hydration™. Usually your mind would automatically just assume that means it’s sugar free, but this concept goes much deeper than the table sugar you store in your pantry. We don’t use sucralose, dextrose or sugar-instead, we use agave insulin extracted from an all natural, organic, blue agave plant. Organic agave extract is rich in nutrients, and is also considered a “super fiber” that promotes digestive health by serving as a prebiotic- aiding the good bacteria that lives in our gut.

 

Why is one of the most important questions you can ask, so why do we choose not to use other commonly used sugar substitutes? Good question!

 

Sucralose, a commonly found sugar substitute, is technically just chlorinated sugar according to it’s processing. There are a lot of big words associated with the research on sucralose, but the important thing to know is that it has been found to be 300,000 times more carcinogenic than DDT, an insecticide that was banned for it’s extreme toxicity. The compounds formed in this process have been linked to a number of diseases, birth defects and immune dysfunction. There you have it! Why would a product that was created to make you feel better contain a chemical linked to the very things we’re fighting?

 

Dextrose, is a form of sugar that is most commonly made from corn that is genetically modified and is chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar). Being as I just used the diabetic dirty word, glucose, you can assume the obvious: it spikes blood sugar levels like crazy which is terrible for the average person, but especially for anyone who is pregnant, nursing, hyperglycemic or diabetic. It also takes a slug at the body’s general immune system function. This particular derivative of sugar is most commonly going to be GMO, and that’s a whole other can of worms I’ll let you open on your own time!

 

Sugar is important to recognize as harmful beyond the commonly thought of cavities and love handles as it’s linked to a myriad of dangers from disrupted hormonal cycles, the development of diabetes itself, and a vast amount of cardiovascular issues.

 

As timing would have it, the FDA recently announced new food labeling restrictions to adjust the serving sizes according to the amount one would typically consume, and for the first time all labels will be required to list added sugars! Knowing what we’re consuming and why, is one major step in the right direction towards a healthy and functional lifestyle.

Now you know re:iimmune® is sugar, dextrose and sucralose free and WHY,  we hope you also have some valuable information that you can carry with you on your next grocery shopping trip.

 

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