IS ADVOCARE SAFE AND FDA APPROVED?

Basically, the answer is no because there isn’t a standard approval process in the health supplement industry, and, based on the law, AdvoCare doesn’t need FDA approval.  However, AdvoCare does abide by the same rules and regulations that the FDA sets for quality and safety production.  According to the Dietary Supplement Health  Education and Learning Act of 1994, the manufacturers and distributors of dietary supplements are responsible for making sure their products are safe BEFORE they go to market.

Based on proven and effective science and nutrition, AdvoCare product ingredients are specifically chosen for quality and purity from reputable suppliers that meet the AdvoCare standard of excellence. The vitamins and minerals used in AdvoCare formulas are pharmaceutical or USP grade, with each lot tested for purity and potency. Manufacturing is done in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant facilities, with exemplary quality control and quality assurance programs.

AdvoCare is committed to conducting business only with vendors who adhere to the highest ethical standards and who comply with laws and regulations applicable to their business. AdvoCare has undertaken actions and implemented processes to ensure that the services and materials provided to AdvoCare meet this commitment.

Also, AdvoCare has formed a strategic alliance with Informed-Choice to certify the products that carry the Informed-Choice logo are banned substance free.

That’s why AdvoCare has been a trusted name for 24 years!  It’s not FDA approved, because the law doesn’t require it, but a lot goes into making sure that the products are effective and safe.

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Being a Role Model

It’s very easy to lose track of what you’re eating, how much activity you are involved in, etc.  That was me a few years ago, before I got involved with AdvoCare.  I had to deal with a very difficult manager, and I was stressed out dealing with my then teenage daughter.  I drank to deal with the stress, and that, along with eating too much sugar and drinking too much coffee, caused me to balloon up to a size 14.

My friends, Danny and Pamela Mears, introduced me to AdvoCare and told me about the 24-Day Challenge.  I knew I couldn’t continue on the way I was going, and AdvoCare does offer a money-back guarantee, so I decided to take the plunge.  My husband did it too for the support.  After 24 days, my diet improved, I stopped drinking alcohol, dropped down to one cup of coffee a day, and cut out the sugar.  I lost 8 pounds and 11 inches!  I felt so much better and was able to work out more now that I had gotten some of that weight off.  I continued eating healthier and working out.  This was August 2015.

I continued doing 24-Day Challenges every 90-120 days so my weight could keep dropping.  I had never been this big before, so I knew I wanted to get back into at least a size 8.  I still drink coffee, but I drink more Spark than I do coffee (one in the morning and one mid-afternoon).  I also eat 3 balanced meals a day and about 2-3 snacks a day. I eliminated fried and processed food, too.  I can’t hardly stand the yucky feeling I get when I eat fried or processed food anymore!  It’s not worth it.

I now work out 5-6 days a week, have competed in a few 5Ks and am working on building up to a 10K.  I run 4 days a week and do weight training 2 days a week.  I have improved my endurance and strength and have maintained a size 8 for a year now.  I think those are great accomplishments for a 49 year old woman!  My favorite products are Spark, Catalyst, O2 Gold, and L-Arginine Extreme.

I am doing things now that I haven’t done since I was in the Army, which was over 30 years ago.  Not only am I back in shape, but I have my spirit back and have hope.  I have regained control and can be a good role model to others.

Overall, I give God the glory, because He is the One who gave me the strength during my times of weakness.  I can be joyful in my heart because I know He is the One in charge!  Amen.

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I am on the left, my daughter Renee is on the right.  This was taken before my AdvoCare journey. The featured image is that of me and my dog Lucy running a 5k a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

My Stronghold

Psalm 27  is a psalm of David, King of Israel, and a man after God’s own heart.  David had a sense of confidence in God, but it was also mixed with feelings of fear and anxiety.  As a Christian, I should accept these conflicting experiences as part of being a follower of Jesus Christ.

David starts out the Psalm stating, “The Lord is my light and salvation–whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?”

David clearly had conflicting thoughts and feelings as he wrote this psalm. He did have confidence in God, and that God would eventually deliver him from his fear, loneliness, and anxiety; but, he also felt abandoned, and was indecisive, by going back and forth between hope and despair.

Has this ever happened to you in your life?  I know that it has mine!  In Mark 9:24, a man came to Jesus on behalf of his ill son and cried out, “I do believe!  Help my unbelief.”

Whenever you face a difficult situation, remember that Jesus can identify with our humanness.  While He was experiencing deep sorrow and despair in the Garden of Gethsemane, He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father!  If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me.  Yet not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:39). Jesus felt abandoned by his friends, the disciples, at the time.

This is exactly why He is the perfect person to serve as our mediator to God the Father:

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin.  Therefore, let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.  (Hebrews 4:15-16)

 

 

Underweight? AdvoCare can Help!

Lauren Kirschblum is now a bubbly, vivacious young lady who will talk to anyone.  In 2013, she was underweight and struggled with body issues and self-confidence.

She started using Spark Energy to help her get through the day.  That extra boost helped get her back into the weight room, where she worked on gaining the lean muscle she was lacking.  After 18 months, Lauren had put on 25 pounds, including muscle, and started feeling like herself again. That’s when she heard about AdvoCare’s business opportunity and decided to try it.

I slowly started gaining confidence and realized I’m not just a number on the scale.  I knew if I could go from being underweight to a happy and healthy girl, I could help others.

Throughout the next year, she was intentional with growing her brand and focused on gaining the confidence to lead others.

In the beginning, I didn’t have any confidence and I realized no one was going to follow me that way–I needed to portray confidence to inspire others.  I practiced it so much that I eventually became that person.

Lauren set long and short-term goals to achieve her bigger vision:  she introduced herself to three new people every day, scheduled five three-way conference calls a week and even started 24-Day Challenge Groups every two months to introduce the products.

She spends her time hosting team events so everyone can get to know each other.  On any given day, she will gather teammates for a hike or go out to dinner with them.

Lauren now focuses on AdvoCare full time and explains her day-to-day in seven simple words:  “I make other people’s purposes my purpose.”

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