Month: March 2014

For Focus & Clarity, Reach for Choline, Not Caffeine

Memory, focus and clarity of thought and mind are vital daily functions. The various stressors of the day and countless challenges that face us can be daunting. Usually people reach for caffeine to achieve that extra boost, but often are left disappointed because that caffeine infusion only lasts for a certain period of time. After that high wears off, people can feel like they’re running on empty which is never good, but there is another solution; a natural solution.

After more than 20 years of research from scientists all over the world, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, two top research scientists, developed Mind, which uses a natural approach to keeping your mind running at maximum proficiency. Acetylcholine (ACh) helps your mind with retention and alertness. These two things are crucial for our daily activities, but in order to obtain the right amount needed, people would have to eat too much food. In addition, caffeine doesn’t help produce more acetylcholine, so Pearson and Shaw developed Mind. They created Mind in a well-balanced formula of choline and B-5 to help create more acetylcholine.

Using Mind as a dietary supplement can potentially boost your memory and mental clarity. Studies show that more acetylcholine in the brain correlates with improved memory retention and the speed at which you retain that information. With today’s fast-paced world, it’s even more important to have a clearer mind in order to learn and remember important material.

Caffeine only works for a short period of time and doesn’t provide the best results in a healthy way. In fact, too much coffee and or soda pop can leave you drained and jittery, and cigarettes can lead to a whole other slew of problems like heart disease and lung cancer. So, choose Mind the next time you need a boost to help you navigate the many challenges of life and feel safer knowing it’s a healthier, more natural solution to improving memory and mental sharpness.

To your health!
The Life Priority Team

Make Every Day Your Opening Day for Fitness

Article by Greg Pryor published in Kansas City Sports & Fitness.

Greg Pryor - Kansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals fans are eagerly looking forward to Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium.  We are tired of single digit temperatures and melting snow drifts. Another “opener” is our signal of the beginning of warmer, sunny days ahead. Every spring from ‘67 to ’87, I was getting ready for another opening day for my college baseball team (’67-’71), or the professional team that I was with (’71-’87).  Maybe you should create an opening day attitude for your fitness schedule.

Your personal fitness goals ought to be structured so that you are prepared to get the most out of your exercise.  Most importantly, and as a compliment to a good diet, you should use dietary supplements to promote your recovery process.    You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from supplements. It’s not all about being able to clock a faster time or lift more weight; supplements also serve as an insurance policy against the additional stress and energy needs brought on by exercise.

“It’s like you have one car to drive around for the rest of your life,” said Liz Applegate, Ph.D.,professor of nutrition at the University of California – Davis, and author of the Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition (Prima Publishing, 2002). “You wouldn’t start taking care of it after it was 20 years old. You would do regular maintenance.”

Just as a car’s maintenance needs change as it gets older, so do those of an active aging body.

“In general, nutrient requirements increase with exercise,” Applegate said. “But at different ages there are other considerations that come into play as well.”

  • Certain nutrients, not readily found in adequate amounts in the modern diet, can help encourage your mental energy and motivation in your job or workouts.  In 1991, I found two supplements, LIFT™ and MIND™ from Life Priority, that I use every day to help me feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to tackle each day like it is opening day!
  • Then, protecting the health of cartilage, tendons and ligaments should be at the top of your list as you exercise.  Glucosamine is a smart choice to support joint health and help speed recovery from injury or over use. Life Priority offers two great products for joint inflammation, JOINT DECISION™ and TOTAL JOINT COMPLEX™.
  • Exercise itself produces free radicals so, to prevent free radical damage to muscle tissue and from causing inflammation and soreness, use a mix of antioxidants prior to exercise. I suggest either the Life Priority ONE PER MEAL LIFEGUARD™ or LIFESHEILD™.
  • Finally, an amino acid that I have known about since ’91, arginine, is one of the most valuable nutrients that you can use prior to exercise.  Email me at for a free report on arginine and how to use it (available in the Life Priority product, MUSCLE MEMORY™) effectively for the best workouts of your life (and quicker recovery!)

No matter what your age, your body needs certain essential nutrients every day in adequate amounts. Don’t take your body and brain for granted!  Give it the best chance to have a great opening day, every day!

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