Month: July 2017

The Story of a #DadBoss

As a busy dad, husband, entrepreneur… and human, it’s sometimes hard to keep up! I’ve decided that the main reason it’s hard to keep up is because I’m passionate about every label that I have. Passionate about enjoying my kids’ childhood, passionate about being the husband that my wife deserves, passionate about leading my business in to the future… and passionate about consistent self-improvement! With all of these passions, it’s hard to navigate through the research… and distraction marketing… to find the best supplements on the market.

My Life Priority story started when our family’s favorite dietitian recommended Life Priority for their quality, research and results. I took her at her word and began using Life Priority’s Lift Caps, in an effort to increase my energy for daily workouts; and also to keep my energy up until my hectic life allows for bed time. Within just a week, I was already seeing increased energy throughout the day, as well as the ability to easily stay awake throughout the evening. But, what I really appreciated is that there was no extreme increase in energy… just overall energy that never spiked and stayed consistent throughout the day!

From there, I began using the Productive Sleep product! This brain-boosting recovery supplement allows my brain to heal and recharge while I sleep, even if it’s only 4 hours at times, and has proven to get me up and running many mornings that would have left me dragging before.

At this point in my story (you know, today), I’m an avid Life Priority fan! The one-per-meal lifeguard has noticeable health benefits; one of my favorites being the inclusion of niacin, offering several heart healthy affects, and so much more! As a runner, the Joint Decision that I take allows my joints to recover more quickly from tough workouts. Plus, Muscle Memory has many mood boosting and energy benefits. I enjoy each of them every day! And, if I don’t, my body quickly reminds me.

The truth is, I could go on and on! But, the one takeaway I’d like you to head over to LifePriority.com with today is that

You have to TRY it to believe it! Just prepare to fall in love… I know I did!

-Cody B.

Olathe, KS

Cultivate a Healthy Mind with Vitamin D3

The brain is one of the most important aspects of your body, but many times people don’t perform routine maintenance on it like they would their bodies. People work out at the gym and tone their bodies to keep a nice figure, but what about their brains? We constantly use our brains and sometimes take them for granted, assuming that they will continue to function at a high level, but the brain also requires fine tuning.

Just like our body needs proper nutrition, our brain also needs an adequate amount of nutrients to perform all the necessary tasks in a day. People can start to lose their mental sharpness as they age, but age isn’t the only thing that negatively affects the brain. Recent studies have shown that deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. The deficiencies in Vitamin D3 can lead to a decreased thinking ability, and can also affect memory.

Brain Health from Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is important to keep your brain healthy and performing at a high level. In addition to helping the brain be able to think and remember things better, Vitamin D3 also promotes an improved sense of wellbeing and happiness. Vitamin D3 may also help with motor, muscle and heart functions while supporting your bone health. Vitamin D3 is extremely important to your overall health, but especially in regards to your brain, so make sure you have enough and don’t become Vitamin D3 deficient.

Studies have shown it can be safe to use Vitamin D3 supplements and thus boost your health. Here at Life Priority, Vitamin D3 can be found in our SunLife product and would be a great addition to your diet. Start living healthier today and invest in Vitamin D3 and SunLife.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Is Golf Physical or Mental?

By Greg Pryor

Although I played baseball on a professional level for over 16 seasons, I sometimes I wish I had played professional golf.  Both sports are difficult to master and a very small percentage of men and women are able to make their living at either sport.

The cover of the latest Southwest Airlines magazine showed a picture of a man who decided to put 10,000 hours of practice time into becoming the best golfer that he could be.  His goal was to play professional golf.

Regardless of your athletic goal, your success will be determined, in large part, by the way that you think during practice time and during competition.  If you want to improve your “game,” here are a few simple suggestions!

Greg & Max 1st golf outing!

Mental Strength

Having the mental strength to deal with failure in sports is crucial to improvement.  By mental strength, I mean specifically the ability to focus and concentrate to allow your muscle memory to take over your physical actions.

Your brain contains ten billion neurons (brain cells).  Between each neuron are neurotransmitters that are natural substances that help transmit your every memory, thought, and emotion.

The three most important neurotransmitters that support brain function are:

  • Noradrenaline is nature’s “natural speed” and your “get up and go.” This is what you want an adequate amount of in your brain as you compete in sports or when you head off to work.
  • Dopamine is a special neurotransmitter which helps with focus and concentration.  If dopamine levels are low we can have focus issues such as daydreaming or not remembering where we put our keys or not being able to stay on task.  Dopamine is responsible for our motivation.
  • Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter that helps you with memory and organization–the way you order things in your mind, the way you retrieve them in an orderly manner. It’s also involved in focus and concentration. Your body manufactures acetylcholine from a diet that contains the essential nutrients B5 and choline.

The ability to think more clearly and effectively and the drive to succeed are all tied directly to your brain’s ability to create adequate neurotransmitters.  If you provide your body and brain with the proper nutrients to make neurotransmitters, it could be the determining factor in your level of persistence and even your success or failure.

One time I made a 50 ft. putt in a charity golf tournament in front of about 200 onlookers. When I made the putt, I was simply thinking of how to make the proper putt and was able to cleanse my brain of all unnecessary thoughts.

Physical Support

Golf puts a strain on virtually every major joint in the body. The shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and back are in motion during every golf swing. It is difficult to repeat a good swing if one or more of those areas are misfiring or are experiencing joint pain.  Taking dozens of golf swings can put a stress on the cartilage, tendons, and muscles and lead to joint inflammation or osteoarthritis.  Having healthy cartilage is crucial to all athletic moves in any sport.

In 1996, I was experiencing severe pain in my right hand. The pain would not let me swing my golf clubs.  I began using glucosamine HCl and, after three weeks, the pain disappeared and my flexibility returned.  I have been using glucosamine HCl ever since.

Glucosamine HCl is a simple amino sugar made by the food that we eat and is one of the main building blocks for healthy cartilage.  As a retired pro athlete and owner of a health and nutrition company, Life Priority, I advocate the use of nutritional formulas for your health and the health of your golf game.

The Life Priority products, Joint Decision (glucosamine HCl) – a dietary supplement for joint pain, and my Mind, Lift and Muscle Memory products can help support the mental strength needed in all sports.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

Do You Want a Real Lift for Mental Fatigue?

(Life Priority was formed in 1994 by owners, Greg and Michelle Pryor, to provide truthful, up-to-date information about dietary supplements and the supplement industry.  They also wanted to supply high-quality, research-based, health products to customers.  Greg and Michelle were retail customers of many of the products that are offered at Life Priority.)

Since 1991, Life Priority has been offering consumers high-quality, research-driven products. Many products are called Designer Food formulas and were created by Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw for their own personal use.  Durk & Sandy co-authored the NY Times best-seller, Life Extension, A Practical Scientific Approach, written specifically for doctors.  In the past, most medical schools did not give doctors much information about how vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. used in adequate amounts, could slow up the aging process, help improve memory, and speed up recovery after exercise or injury.

Durk & Sandy wanted to provide doctors with the research available at the time on how  certain nutrients could help people live a healthier lives, both mentally and physically.

At the time that Life Extension was published, the information was not available to doctors.  The information in the book has stood the test of time.

Several of the Life Priority Pearson & Shaw Designer Food formulas contain nutrients that the body use to make neurotransmitters.  Every thought and emotion in the brain is caused by the release of neurotransmitters.  In many cases, the modern-day diet does not provide enough of the nutrients necessary to make adequate amounts of neurotransmitters.  The Life Priority products, Lift and Lift Caps, contain specific nutrients found in food along with a small amount of caffeine, 80 mg per serving.  These specific nutrients may help the brain make and release noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter.

Those with low levels of noradrenaline generally have difficulty staying awake, concentrating, and paying attention to tasks.  When I used Lift for the first time in 1991, I knew that it worked because I felt bright-eyed and bushy-tailed within 30 minutes and it lasted for 4-6 hours!  It is, possibly, the healthiest and least expensive way to get “5 hour energy!”

It is important to realize that Lift does not need caffeine make it work.  The caffeine is added to simply help the brain release a little quicker.  The other nutrients in Lift and Lift Caps are what the body (brain) uses to make noradrenaline, not the caffeine.

The reason why I wrote the above information is to make you aware of what brain “energy” really is.  It is not simply caffeine!  Many caffeinated beverage do not contain enough nutrients to help your brain make more noradrenaline.  An over consumption of caffeine during the day, without replenishing the body with nutrients to make more noradrenaline, might cause a “crash” caused from excessive caffeine consumption.

The FDA suggests that a person does not consume more than 400mg of caffeine per day.

 

Thank you for reading.  I will be interested in hearing your comments or questions

Sincerely,

Greg Pryor, co-owner

Life Priority, Inc.

 

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.

The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin D

SunlifeParents have always encouraged their kids to go outside and play, and this is especially true for today’s world full of computer devices, smart phones, video games and countless other gadgets. It’s far too easy to sit inside a nice cozy house and get lost in the newest episode of the latest hit show or surf the net for hours on end, but this could actually be more harmful than believed. The lack of Vitamin D (something we get naturally from the sun) can potentially be harmful. So what can we do if we do not want to frolic in the sun? The answer: take Vitamin D supplements.

In a recent study by the University of Kentucky, researchers discovered that Vitamin D is important for maintaining a healthy brain. The study was performed on rats, but the results are still relevant to human counterparts. Rats with lower levels of Vitamin D struggled with cognitive functions like learning and memory. If rats have a hard time retaining and recalling new information, we could be in trouble since we have so many distractions. Vitamin D is also important to help fight depression and maintain bone health. In addition, low levels of Vitamin D are associated with Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers and heart issues.

So maybe our parents were right in encouraging us to go outside and get some sun, but if we can’t find the time, Vitamin D supplements also work. Either way, make sure your diet is sufficient in Vitamin D to help avoid potential health problems.

Life Priority, established in 1994, offers supplements that are scientifically-formulated, results-oriented, and GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) and are manufactured at USDA and FDA inspected facilities.
*The products and statements made about specific products on this web site have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided on this web site or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamins, supplements, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.
*Any testimonials on this web site are based on individual results and do not constitute a guarantee that you will achieve the same results.