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.

 

 

 

 

 

Is AdvoCare Rehydrate better than Gatorade?

It is Memorial Day weekend, which is the unofficial start of summer.  The temperature is now 86 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s 10:01 PM here in North Central Texas!  If you are spending any time outdoors, it is important to stay hydrated.  Gatorade is a very popular brand, so I wanted to put up a comparison between it and AdvoCare Rehydrate, which is the official sports drink of Major League Soccer.

Rehydrate vs Gatorade

So, based on these facts, I would definitely recommend Rehydrate over Gatorade. Not to mention that Rehydrate has only 6 grams of sugar compared to Gatorade’s 32 grams!

You may order AdvoCare Rehydrate by clicking on  My Advocare Website.

Rehydrate is part of AdvoCare’s Active Line.

Nikki Tigg-Runner and AdvoCare Distributor

Nikki and I have some things in common; we started on AdvoCare with a 24-Day Challenge, and we are now runners thanks to AdvoCare.  Here is Nikki’s story:

Nikki is a mom who never played much with her son because she was always tired.  She was tired of wasting time and disappointing him, so she knew she needed something to energize her.  She took a chance on AdvoCare in March 2013 with a 24-Day Challenge.  She didn’t want to lose a lot of weight, but she said she was a “fluffy momma” and needed to gain confidence.  She reached her goal weight three months later by cutting out the sugary cereals she ate for breakfast and dinner with proteins and low-fat options.  She also became more active.

In three years, I ran a 5K and a half marathon.  Before AdvoCare, you would have never convinced me I could complete either of those.  Taking products like Catalyst and eating more complex carbs and protein gave me energy–Post-Workout Recovery allowed me feel great enough to actually work out two days in a row!

She has taken a break from running due to some back and knee issues, so she focuses on nutrition.  Taking care of her body in the kitchen helps her stay on track even when she’s not at the gym.

My AdvoCare Website

I have completed two 5K runs in the month of April.  On April 8, I received first place in my age group in the Purple Plume 5K run in Frisco, Texas.  Also in Frisco, Texas, at The Star (Dallas Cowboys practice arena), I ran in the inaugural Draft Day 5K on April 29.  There were over 1500 runners, and I placed 516th overall!  I thought that was pretty good for someone who didn’t run until about a year ago!

 

Purple Plume 5K Run, Frisco, TX

5K Medal

Well, I ran my first 5K in MANY years yesterday.  I was doing to help some friends’ boys raise money for their high school band.  I have been running for some time now with my dog, Lucy.

Lucy

I ran a good pace, but not fast by any means.  I have never been fast, and I know at 49 years old, I won’t be.  I was like the “Little Engine That Could”, saying to myself, “I think I can, I think I can!”  Some good music helps a lot too!  I did not stop, I just kept going.  Lucy and I usually run five miles, 3 days a week, so it’s not hard for me to run 3.1 miles.

When the time came for the announcement of winners, I was just sitting in the stands resting and visiting with people.  I enjoy meeting new folks.  When the time came for my age group (44-49), I was listening to the winners; the names were called for 3rd place, then 2nd place, then it became time for 1st place.

“The winner for first place is Lori McCall!”  I almost passed out.  I wasn’t expecting it, but it really made my day.  My friends were so happy for me, and when I posted this on facebook, I got 125 likes.  I hardly ever get that many likes.  Most of my friends know that I went down 47 pounds in weight, and I have also had two bunionectomies.  I haven’t really run since I was in the Army, and that was 30 years ago.

I really enjoying running now, and I want to keep doing it and keep improving.  I know a 5K isn’t that long, but it takes time to work up to, and I would like to do a 10K in the next few months.  I want to tell you what products I am taking to help improve my health and performance.

o2-goldO2 Gold enhance the body’s use of oxygen and supports muscle bulding and recovery.

formula-wFormule W is an herbal supplement for women that helps balance menopausal swings, aids in reduction of hot flashes, and helps balance female health.

nighttimerecoveryNighttime Recovery supports muscle repair and enhances muscle growth.

Arginine ExtremeArginine Extreme helps nourish muscle tissue in conjunction with an exercise program and aids in the body’s natural production of nitric oxide, a substance involved in blood vessel relaxation and healthy blood flow.

Blue RaspberryAdvoCare Spark is a unique blend of more than 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work synergistically to provide a healthy, balance and effective source of mental focus and energy. This helped me break my 4-5 cups of coffee a day habit.

CatalystI love this stuff!  Catalyst provides a blend of branched-chain amino acids and L-glutamine to fuel your body with muscle-building components when combined with exercise and a healthy diet.

Carb EaseCarb-Ease Plus inhibits breakdown of carbohydrates and fats and supports fat metabolism.

ThermoplusThermoplus helps stimulate metabolism and is an innovative weight-loss enhancer.

rehydrateRehydrate is for electrolyte balance, optimal hydration, and supports recovery.  It is sort of like Gatorade, expect  a lot less sugar!  Gatorade has 32 grams of sugar, but Rehydrate has only 6 grams.  We have a new orange flavor that is really good.

OmegaPlexOmegaPlex is a convenient way to get the omega-3 fatty acids that may be missing in your diet.

AdvoCare CoreAdvoCare Core promotes internal balance and healthy aging, provides advanced core nutrition and wellness, and helps protect and lubricate joints.

Post Workout RecoveryPost-Workout Recovery optimizes muscle recovery and muscle repair while minimizing muscle soreness.

You may get more details from my website at www.advocare.com/150823204/

Building Relationships

Would you like to spend more time raising your children?  Would you like to know your community better?  Elva Trevino from Houston, TX is passionate about raising her six-year-old daughter and building relationships within the Hispanic community.  Seventy percent of the population in Houston, TX speaks Spanish.

Elva connects with other by holding Mixers and three-way phone calls.  By doing this, AdvoCare distributors can help new customers identify their goals and see what can happen to accomplish those goals.

Just like Elva, I love connecting with people and continuing to follow up on their journey and success.

So, what is keeping you from being the best you can be?  Who is your mentor?  Please contact me at 214-728-4835 so I may help you.

My AdvoCare website

Slim Down Challenge

Slim is a vitamin, mineral & herbal supplement with natural and artificial flavors.  It comes in two flavors:  apple pear and lemonade (new).  You get 14 stick packs $29.95.

If you are not into taking tablets for supplements, then Slim is for you.  You mix a stick pack into 8 ounces of water twice a day 30 minutes before a meal.  The two key ingredients are garcinia cambogia and green coffee extract. Garcinia cambogia blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too.  Green coffee extract is currently among the world’s most popular weight loss supplements. As the name implies, this supplement is extracted from green coffee beans. It generates heat in your body.

AdvoCare Slim has been around since 2009, before all the hype about garcinia cambogia and green coffee extract got started.  AdvoCare is always leading on science and research!

The Slim Down Challenge is simple; buy four boxes of Slim (one month supply) and use  two a day for one month as directed.  Your general cost if you pay full retail for Slim would be $4.27 a day!  AdvoCare offers a Satisfaction Guarantee on all products, so if you’re not completely satisfied with your products, you will receive a full refund.

Get Started on the Slim Down Challenge Today!

MNS by AdvoCare

MNS stands for Metabolic Nutrition System.  This is one of the basic supplements that I use with AdvoCare.  This is not your typical multivitamin!  Between all the different MNS packages, there are 70 pharmaceutical grade nutrients, which help feeds the muscle tissue.  I will explain each MNS category.

product-mns-3Our most comprehensive multinutrient dietary supplement system that focuses on energy, wellness and appetite control.*

MNS® 3 is our most comprehensive metabolic nutrition system. Not only will you benefit from appetite control and enhanced energy, you will also receive the best core nutrition with Coreplex®, CardioQ, Calcium Plus and OmegaPlex®.* lt’s a fantastic alternative for anyone looking for a lower-caffeine MNS® system in comparison to MNS® C or E.* For energy, appetite control and overall outstanding core nutrition and wellness, MNS® 3 is your answer.*
mnscA multinutrient dietary supplement system with an extra emphasis on appetite management, metabolic enhancement and thermogenesis compared to our other MNS systems.*†

MNS C provides a unique support system for anyone who has trouble controlling his or her appetite.* Although reducing caloric intake is a key factor in maintaining weight, it’s much easier said than done. MNS C includes products that can help control appetite, curb cravings and increase energy levels.* This convenient, comprehensive system supports your weight-management goals with its distinct blend of ingredients including core nutrition and energy to help you get the results you are seeking.*
mnseA comprehensive multinutrient dietary supplement system that includes additional products not found in other MNS products to help provide focus on increased energy levels, core nutrition and appetite management.*†

MNS® E is designed as a comprehensive system with an emphasis on energy.* Five key components combine to address energy levels, core nutrition, and appetite control.* A proprietary blend of botanical extracts and nutrients are included to help “rev up” metabolism, while still giving you foundational nutrition for overall health and wellness.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

There is Power in These Products

I am not a scientist, but I do know that I feel such a tremendous change in the way my body feels when I take these products!  My job is to see that you try them!  We have a Scientific and Medical Advisory Board that does all the research on our products.  Our products are designed to help improve your life by nutrition and fitness.  Our products have high-quality standards, based on proven and effective ingredients.

Scientific and Medical Advisory Board

Our Metabolic Nutrition System (MNS) has 70 pharmaceutical grade nutrients, which feeds the muscle tissue.  There are three different formulas to choose from:  MNS E (for more emphasis on energy), MNS C (appetite control), and MNS 3 (helps balance energy and appetite control.  I would be happy to discuss with you which formula is better for you.

Please contact me by phone call or text at 214.728.4835 to schedule an appointment with me in person or by phone call.  I will not stalk you, that is a guarantee!

I hope you have a wonderful day.  Lori

Success

Success can mean different things to different people.  You are working toward a goal, and it may be large or small.  No matter what that goal is, it takes hard work, dedication, and the right tools.  Goals are different for everyone–it could be sending your kids to summer camp, taking a dream vacation, or paying off debt.  I didn’t realize how far I had come in setting my goal of losing weight until I saw this picture of myself from a few years ago:

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I am on the far right wearing the pink shirt.  Oh, I was smiling, but underneath that smile, I was really depressed.  That was the biggest I had ever been, and that included being pregnant!

This is me today:

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I am 40 pounds lighter and much quicker and stronger than I was in that earlier picture.  I love sharing my story so that I can help others achieve their health and fitness goals.  I will continue to work hard to help anyone with whatever they need.  If you are interested, please fill out the contact form below, and I will attempt to make a video and send it to you!

I started with the 24-Day Challenge, and now that I have pretty much achieved as far as weight loss, I continue to use the Well and Performance Elite line.  There are four ways to get started: full retail customer, preferred customer (20-30% discount), distributor (20-40% discount, sell at a profit),advisor (40% discount and earn 5 different ways with AdvoCare).