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Mental Fitness is a Life Priority!

Mental Fitness is a Life Priority!

As we age and encounter multiple stressors and responsibilities, our minds become pulled countless directions and we can see the negative effects. Sometimes we forget things, can’t focus or be as sharp as we once were and this can hurt our daily lives. To overcome these deficiencies, we reach for caffeine or other artificial sources in an attempt to regain our former mental capacities, but things like caffeine don’t solve the problem. Artificial boosters can only keep you “up” for so long before you come crashing back down, and they have other harmful side effects. So instead of providing your mind and body with a temporary solution, chooses to help correct the whole problem and create a healthier you.

Life Priority has paired with scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® and their expertise since 1994 to establish a line of supplements specifically designed to help improve and develop your brain and all of its cognitive faculties. These products were created after countless hours of research and testing. We only use the safest and highest quality ingredients based on Durk and Sandy’s recommendations. With so much care directed toward providing a quality product, our supplements are designed to deliver real results.

Lift and Lift Caps were created to help provide you with some energy when you’re feeling like you’re on empty. Lift™ is great because it’s the natural way to help increase energy. It helps stimulate your mind and your body using your own faculties so you don’t experience a caffeine crash later. In addition to helping with your energy and focus, Lift™ can also help curb your appetite and thus help you lose weight. Two other great products are Mind™ and Muscle Memory™.  They can help improve your memory, concentration and physical ability to function. All of these supplements can help you create a healthier mind and body for the future, instead of just for a few hours or a day.

 

Too often in today’s world, people look for the quick fix. Our lives are filled with so many responsibilities and obstacles that finding solutions to problems instead of masking them is challenging. Caffeine and energy drinks can only do so much or so long, and they can lead to negative side effects in some cases like weight gain. Instead of reaching for these quick fixes, make the decision to create a healthier you with a healthier lifestyle using natural supplements. With Life Priority, your health is our only concern and our line of carefully tested products is designed to help suit your needs and help you become healthier.

To Your Mental Health!

Life Priority Inc. www.lifepriority.com 800-787-5438

Information for educational purposes only. Not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition.

Energy Drinks and Mental Fitness

Healthy Energy Drinks and Mental Fitness

Life Priority teamed up with life extension scientists, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® to market and develop a full line of healthy products called Designer Foods to improve and enhance your cognitive function, which spans not only memory, but attention, learning, problem solving, decision making, and reasoning.

Each new day presents challenges that, if not met and overcome, may leave you less fit mentally to control your life . . . to achieve your financial goals . . . to set the stage for pursuing your personal happiness.

By starting each day with a cool, refreshing glass of delicious LIFT™ (or LIFT Caps™) or Mind™ or Muscle Memory™), you can embrace a lifelong “Mental Fitness” program.

Life Priority healthy drink mixes, many of which are healthy energy drink mixes. These include the LIFT™ family mentioned above, all of which employ the amino acid phenylalanine, a precursor to an important memory molecule, noradrenaline, and your brain’s version of adrenaline. They also include the necessary enzyme cofactors vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and folic acid, along with natural flavors.

These formulations are based on the nutrient choline, which is the important memory nutrient involved in concentration and focus.* As we age, choline becomes less bioavailable, with serious consequences for memory function.

The “Mental Fitness” drinks are great-tasting, natural, fruit-flavored citrus cooler containing choline and essential nutrient cofactors plus the important amino acid taurine. Use Mind to help preserve and protect your memory function.*

Supplements for Memory “Loss”

Over time, the effects of too little sleep, aging, and the stress of a busy life can impair both your cognitive and memory functions. It may seem as if your memory has been “lost.” While many try to combat these effects with stimulants like caffeine, these only provide a temporary lift, and come with a host of unwanted side effects. Instead of masking the symptoms, why not improve the underlying problems instead? Try our Productive Sleep drink with choline.

Our formulas are carefully tested to ensure that they are safe and meet your needs. Often taking cues from historical findings, our scientists use their knowledge of the human body to create formulas based on scientific studies. They give real results.

Instead of settling for poorly designed energy drinks or caffeine pills that provide only a short burst of energy followed by a mental crash, consider products that have been developed using real science. Other sources can leave you feeling jittery, and carry the threat of weight gain from all the extra sugar and calories these drinks usually contain. If you rely on products like caffeine, you may also experience the symptoms of addiction. With Life Priority products, these are concerns you no longer have to consider. We carefully test all products to ensure that as long as the proper dosage recommendations are followed, you will notice no negative side effects from their use.

Drink Mixes

Nutrient Drink Mixes are a delicious way to supplement your diet with additional vitamins, minerals and amino acids necessary for enhanced cognitive, physical and sexual function. When mixed with water or your favorite beverage, they’re a convenient and efficient way to fuel your body, helping you feel and perform at your very best.

Life Priority   offers a wide variety of formulations for increased energy, mood and sleep enhancement, improved sexual function, weight loss, HGH release, and “Smart Nutrients” for cognitive enhancement and creative mental energy. Just choose the formula (or two) that’s right for you. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how delicious, convenient and effective they are. At Life Priority, we offer a variety of “smart nutrients” from several different formulators. When mixed with water or your favorite beverage, they’re a convenient and efficient way to fuel your body, helping you feel and perform at your very best.

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.

Arginine and Muscle Memory- The “Fountain of Youth?” (Interview with Life Extension Scientists: Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw)

Life Priority Presents— Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw’s   MUSCLE MEMORY

Dear Customer:

One of the most valuable products offered by Life   Priority, Muscle Memory, has been described as “Youth in a Bottle”   by the formulators, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw. When you use it consistently   before workouts or at bedtime (on an empty stomach), you will experience why   this could be your personal fountain of youth.

The enclosed interview will describe the value of using   Muscle Memory. In 1991, I began using this formula to increase my strength   and endurance, speed up my recovery time, and have less soreness after   exercise. The use of Muscle Memory allows you to get the most from your   exercise.

For optimum results, use 1-3 servings of Muscle Memory 1   hour before exercise on an empty stomach (avoid eating protein 2-3 hours   before work outs) or 1 hour before bedtime. Read label instructions before   using Muscle Memory.

Here’s to the Retention of the Youth that is still in   you!

Greg Pryor, President Life Priority

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Interview on Muscle Memory with scientists   Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw–

Greg: Durk and Sandy, our customers   want to know about the Muscle Memory. Would you explain the formula to our customers   and the reasons why you created it? What is growth hormone and how important   is it to keep our bodies supplied with nutrients that increase the release of   gro

wth hormone?

Durk: Sure Greg, our interest in growth   hormone and it’s history goes back a long, long way, to the early ’70s, when   we realized that not everything associated with aging was necessarily caused   by free radicals and that corrective treatments could go beyond controlling   free radicals. Sandy and I became concerned about changes in the neuroendocrine   system that occurred with aging. For example, as a woman gets older, one of   the obvious changes is menopause. In males, there is a reduction in   testosterone. Some of these changes are in response to internal   “clocks”; others may be due to random damage, possibly related to   free radicals, possibly related to something else, such as receptor loss or   down-regulation. One of the most striking changes we noticed was the loss of   immune system function with age. A person at age 70 is lucky to have 20% of   their T-cell function left compared with when they were a young adult. That’s   why pneumonia used to be called “the old man’s friend.” That is,   pneumonia would kill you over a period of a few days; whereas something like   cancer would kill you over a period of a year, much more miserably.

Sandy: A case of viral pneumonia might   not even stop an otherwise healthy young person from going to work- just make   them miserable for a while- and certainly would never put them in the   hospital. The same virus could easily kill somebody in their 70’s.

Durk: We also noted that as you get   older you start putting on more and more body fat and it becomes harder and   harder to put on lean body mass. A potentially disastrous occurrence is the   fact that it takes longer and longer for wounds to heal. A wound that would   have healed in 5 weeks when you were in your teens or early 20’s might not   heal for 5 months when you’re in your 70’s.

Sandy: What we figured out is that all of   these changes were consistent with a reduction in the release of human growth   hormone.

Durk: Growth hormone (GH) doesn’t make   a person grow any taller after they’ve gone through puberty. You just don’t   grow any taller after that. However, during our mid-20’s to 30 or so, there’s   a big drop in GH output. And that’s when a person begins to find it much more   difficult to put on lean body mass by exercising. For example, if a person in   their teens or early 20’s does heavy exercise, they will release a relatively   large amount of GH from their pituitary. Or if they’re injured, they’ll also   release GH. By the time they’re in their 40’s, it takes a heck of an injury   to get a good GH release, and exercise will rarely do it anymore.

Sandy: It is possible to improve the   response of the GH-releasing system through the use of nutrients, and that’s   something that we became interested in during the 1970’s.

Durk: About 1976 we came to the   conclusion that it was quite possible that a reduction in GH was responsible   for many of the problems of aging, and we got a private grant to do   literature research on this. In fact, the private granting foundation asked   the person who won the Nobel Prize for sequencing human growth hormone   whether he thought our idea had any merit. He said, “Yes, this sounds   interesting. Let’s hope they follow up on it.”

So, as we proceeded to read more about   it, the more interesting it looked. Our thoughts turned to how you get GH   released, because actual human GH was very difficult to come by. Since then,   recombinant human GH has made the hormone much more available, although it’s   still very expensive.

Sandy: So what we did then was to look for   various substances that would cause release of endogenous GH, and we found   out that there were quite a few. For example, some of the opiates will do it,   but for obvious reasons that wasn’t really a suitable source.

Durk: We found out that there were   certain drugs that would do it, for example, L-dopa. But it’s highly   experimental for those who don’t have Parkinson’s disease to take L-dopa   every day for the rest of their lives. What we finally found is that amino   acids release GH, and some do it much better than others. In particular,   different amino acids had different ratios of insulin release to GH release.   Our goal was to find one that would maximize GH release and minimize insulin   release. Arginine and ornithine both fit that criterion.

We decided to use arginine for two   reasons. (Although ornithine was twice as powerful as arginine on a   gram-for-gram basis, it costs twice as much.) The first reason was that you   have a minute amount of ornithine in your diet, whereas you have substantial   amounts of arginine.

Sandy: Ornithine isn’t used to make   proteins.

Durk: You make proteins that contain   arginine. And as a result, we thought the choice of arginine would be more   conservative with respect to what human metabolism is adapted to. Also, we   found out that 20 grams of arginine is normally used intravenously as a   provocative test for GH release to see if a person’s pituitary is responding   normally. We wanted to find out whether oral doses were also capable of doing   that.

It turned out that oral arginine was   particularly effective at releasing GH when you add a couple of additional   factors to it, choline and vitamin B5 (pantothenate). That’s because GH   release involves the cholinergic nervous system.

Arginine along with choline and B5   works just fine when taken orally as long as you don’t have a lot of other   proteins in your stomach breaking down into amino acids that compete with   arginine’s entry into the brain. It worked even better than we had expected.

Sandy was the first experimental subject   matter for this treatment. We were at a Gordon research conference on the   biology of aging back in 1979. And Sandy   jumped up to try to get something off a shelf in our room, and when she came   back down she didn’t come down on her foot straight and there was this   horrible cracking sound.

Sandy: I noticed that my foot was swelling   up, and it was very tender and I couldn’t walk on it very well. I had to   hobble around.

Durk: In fact, it was Dr. Denham   Harman, the father of the free-radical theory of aging, who diagnosed her as   having a probable broken foot and suggested she get it X-rayed.

Sandy: Which I did, and it was broken. We   were aware of studies on animals with broken bones that healed faster with an   arginine supplement. And so we thought, “Well, we’ve done enough   literature search on this; time to start taking it.” The arginine growth   hormone release should help to speed up the healing.

Durk: Because she wasn’t moving around   nearly as much, she thought she ought to do some exercise, so she did some   bench presses lying on her back, which didn’t put any load on her foot. I   knew how much weight she was lifting, and I measured how far she lifted it   and counted the number of times she did it- she spent about 3 minutes a day   on it- and, by golly, in 5 weeks she lost about 20 pounds of fat and put on   about 5 pounds of lean body mass. Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The   Education of a Bodybuilder” said it would be difficult for a dedicated   male bodybuilder to accomplish that much gain in a year.

Also, the foot seemed to be completely   healed up a lot sooner than we expected. The doctor said it would be 2 or 3   months before she was really able to walk around on it. Yet in 5 weeks she   felt fine, had it X-rayed, and it was okay. I mean, it wasn’t broken anymore;   not only that, in the X-ray it didn’t look like it had ever been broken.

Another very interesting story involves   a friend of ours, a plump, sedentary, gourmet, 72 years old, who fell down on   an icy sidewalk several years ago and broke his arm. This guy is very   sedentary. His idea of exercise is taking the elevator from his condominium   down to the underground parking garage, underneath his law office and taking   the elevator up to his office.

His doctor told him that in about 5   months he would probably have to do bone grafts because he didn’t think it   would heal, given our friend’s age and condition. Well, our friend called us   up and said “Didn’t you once tell me something about accelerated wound   healing?” He asked the doctor about that and the doctor was very   dogmatic. “No, it’s not possible to speed up wound healing, there’s   nothing that can be done about it.” So he called us back and we told him   about Muscle Memory our formulation of arginine, choline, and B5, and sent   him some samples. He started taking three servings when he went to bed at   night. Five weeks later he felt so good, he went back to the doctor and said,   “I want you to take the cast off.” The doctor got a real snicker out   of that.

Sandy: He thought it was simply ridiculous.   But the patient asked for it, so he took another X-ray.

Durk: The doctor was absolutely   dumbfounded when he looked at the X-ray. It looked as though the bone had   never been broken, there was not shadow on it indicating a fracture and the   bone was a full density.

If a 12 year-old breaks an arm, you can   take the cast off at 5 weeks. But if you X-ray it, the bone is not going to   be at full density. Here, you have a guy who’s 72 years old with full density   at 5 weeks! In fact, the doctor said that if he hadn’t personally taken the   original X-ray, personally taken the second X-ray, and personally set that   arm and put it in a cast, he’d call it some type of insurance scam, because   what he saw was “completely impossible.”

We’ve heard of this sort of thing   happening to a lot of people using our arginine, choline and B5 combination,   like bodybuilders and Olympic athletes and so forth, who have also found out   how useful this is. It really helps a lot in maintaining the ability to gain   strength from peak output exercise. It also seems to help improve skin   elasticity. A lot of people who’ve been taking it for a year or so notice   that their skin, particularly on their face and neck, stays nice and tight.   And that’s because GH causes the liver to release IGF-1, which in turn   up-regulates production of elastin in the skin and also, I might add, in the   arteries. Elastin’s the molecule that makes tissue all nice and springy and   elastic. Anybody who has seen the skin pinch test done on the back of my own   hands can see that it’s really much more elastic than you would expect for   someone who’s 54 years old. We’ve been taking this formulation since 1979 now   -18 years – which is a pretty significant fraction of our adult lifetimes.

Durk: Remember, there are various   things that can limit your life span and also your quality of life. One thing   is simply muscular strength. A lot of elderly people end up falling down,   breaking their hips and then dying within the next year, because they never   really recover. Such falls have been traced in some cases to the loss of   equilibrium due to damage to the inner ear. But in most cases it’s thought to   be due to lack of muscular strength. A person who stumbles can usually right   himself but if you don’t have enough muscular strength, down you go. This   seems to be a major problem. The average woman over 65, I believe, cannot   lift 10 pounds.

Sandy: That’s right. It’s pretty shocking.

Durk: When you consider that a gallon   just of milk weighs about 9 pounds, you realize what a big limitation that   is. Another thing GH does is help maintain the function of T-cells in the   immune system. The heart of that is the thymus, where T-cells are produced,   selected, and educated or programmed. Maintaining GH levels can help retain   thymus function and thymus mass.

Maintaining elasticity goes beyond the   production of elastin. One very important thing about arginine is that it is   a very powerful sacrificial target for cross-linkers. If nothing else gets   you, you’re going to end up having to go on kidney dialysis at the age of 90   or 100 or 120, because, throughout your lifetime, cross-linking reactions are   taking place in the collagen in the basement membrane of your kidneys.

Sandy: As a result of glycosylation, this   causes the kidney’s basement membranes to thicken throughout life, and   eventually it becomes thick enough that it is not filtering the serum well at   all. In people who have diabetes, the process is accelerated. Diabetics   usually die of kidney failure. There was a very exciting study in diabetic   mice that were given arginine to what would be – scaled up to a human dose –   about 3 gm of arginine a day. They found that the mice that received the   arginine had normal kidneys when they became old as compared with controls.   The diabetic mice that did not receive arginine were dying of kidney failure.   They had thickened basement membranes in their kidneys.

Durk: In fact, what they found was that   there was no increase in thickness after about 6 months in the basement   membranes of those mice that got the arginine. It entirely abolished that   age-related increase in basement membrane thickness and cross-linkage.

Sandy: It’s interesting to note, too, that   the tests also have a basement membrane that thickens throughout life.

Durk: In some cases GH can block the   effects of insulin. And a person who has type II diabetes is already insulin   resistant. You don’t want to make them anymore insulin resistant. In fact, we   have found that in a small percentage of type II diabetics, the blood sugar   will go sky high if they take Muscle Memory. With most others, that doesn’t   happen. In fact, gradually increasing the doses of Muscle Memory may result   in an increased insulin sensitivity and a decrease in blood sugar levels.   However, this is something that has to be done under a doctor’s supervision,   where they’re actually measuring your blood sugar response as you go from   perhaps half of one serving of the nutrients to start and gradually work your   way up.

Sandy: That’s why we recommend on the label   that diabetics not use the product.

Durk: Let me also mention another   precaution: Arginine can increase the rate of growth of all tissues and that   includes, potentially, cancerous tissues. If cancer already exists, it might   accelerate its growth.

Sandy: I was reading in one paper about   breast cancer and GH. The authors found an improvement in the immune response   to the tumor in those patients taking GH, but, at the same time, the tumor   was getting assistance in growing, because growth factors – any growth   factors – do exactly that: improve growth.

Durk: Right. If a person has cancer,   they do not want to take this. If they’ve had cancer, and their doctor says,   “We got it all, there’s none left,” then there’s no reason that   they shouldn’t be able to take it.

Sandy: But caution is always the byword. I   think that by now your customers know that the two of us are extremely   conservative. We try to take as few risks as we possibly can and hope that   will contribute to our being able to live a very long time.

Durk: Another interesting thing I’ve   discovered: I’m pretty doggone sedentary; I spend most of my time lying on my   waterbed or a lounge chair reading scientific journals. But sometimes I go   out and do some very vigorous things like digging post holes or carting   concrete sacks around or branding cattle or digging out a hot spring. Believe   me, shoveling mud is a very, very backbreaking task. I find that if I don’t   take Muscle Memory before I do that, I will have aches and pains starting the   next day that’ll be really bad and will last several days.

Sandy: How achy were you after the cattle   branding?

Durk: Not at all because I was sopping   up Muscle Memory all day; over the day I took about three servings of Muscle   Memory spread out over the day. I just mixed it up in a drink and put it in   the cooler.

Durk: For GH release, you need to take   it all at once: two servings for a woman or three for a man, preferably at   bedtime, because about an hour and a half after you go to sleep is your   biggest GH release if you’re past, say, your mid 20’s. Or, alternatively,   about 3/4 of an hour before you engage in heavy peak-output exercise. But in   the cases of branding or digging out a hot spring, I’m usually at it all day   long. So I take about three servings, put it in some ice water, and stick it   in the cooler. I usually mix it with a couple of servings of Lift as well. I   just drink that throughout the day. No aches and pains that day. No aches and   pains the next day or the day after.

Durk: Basically what you want is to   mimic, as far as possible, the natural pulsatile release. What you don’t want   to do is to have elevated levels of GH all the time.

Sandy: Which is what you get with GH   infusions or even subcutaneous injections of GH that they’re giving elderly   people. These are not like the physiological releases of growth hormone.

Durk: GH is supposed to be released in   pulses, like insulin, and a continuous high level results in a resistance to   GH and all sorts of problems downstream from that. Now when you’re sipping   three servings over a period of maybe 6 hours of heavy work throughout the   day, you’re not going to get any GH release effect, but you will get the   beneficial effects of the arginine-derived nitric oxide.

Sandy: There have been a number of studies   of arginine with respect to atherosclerosis, particularly in animal models   like rabbits. The first sign you see before you see any fatty streaks or any   other visible evidence of atherosclerosis is that the arteries fail to dilate   in response to acetylcholine. That can be reversed by infusing arginine.

Durk: Instantly reversed! Twenty   seconds after you bathe the rabbits artery with the arginine, you’ve reversed   that resistance and normalized the response of the arteries so they dilate.

We know of one case where that happened   in a human. Our 72-year-old friend, after his arm healed up so fast, called   up and said, “Would it hurt me to continue taking this stuff? It really   makes me feel good, and it sure healed me up. I think this is doing a lot of good   for me.” He wasn’t a diabetic, so we said, “Well, we’ve been taking   it for 10 years now, go right ahead and do it.”

Sandy: So he started doing that. About a   year and a half later, he had a fast-synchronized MRI scan of his brain,   which gives very fine pictures of the cerebral arteries. He said that the   doctor that did this, a different doctor from the one who fixed his arm, was   absolutely astounded because, of his three major cerebral arteries, two of   them were completely clear, and one of them had about a 20% obstruction,   which is about the bottom end of the ability of this technique to measure at   that time. The doctor asked him what sort of diet he was on – was he a   vegetarian? Was he on a Pritikin diet, or what? And he said, “Well, my   diet was bacon and eggs every breakfast.” And that’s just about true;   those are the sort of things he eats. He’d be better off if he ate a lot more   veggies, but that isn’t what he eats.

Sandy: We don’t know what his arteries   looked like before he started using the arginine supplement, but the end   result is certainly consistent with what the experimental studies have shown   with arginine.

Arginine has also been studied for its   effects on blood pressure. Part of the blood pressure regulation process is   the arteries being able to dilate under the control of the cholinergic   nervous system.

Durk: And this is mediated by nitric   oxide. The scientist who figured that out won the Nobel Prize for it.

Sandy: A lot of people who have high blood   pressure, especially associated with atherosclerosis, have a failure of their   nitric oxide artery dilation system, and arginine often can help reverse   that.

Durk: We’ve been told that, under a   physician’s supervision, some people have been able to reduce their doses of   anti-hypertensive medication by taking Muscle Memory throughout the day. Some   people have even been able to discontinue the drugs entirely, particularly if   they add potassium and magnesium along with an arginine, choline and B5   supplement throughout the day. But this should be done only under a   physician’s supervision.

Sandy: One other thing to keep in mind is   that using nutrients to get GH release is a very different thing from using   the hormone itself, from the point of view of the feedback controls that   regulate the release of hormones in the pituitary and elsewhere. When you   take growth hormone itself, you bypass the normal regulatory features that   control when the hormone is released and how much is released. You put GH in   there, and you just override those controls. When you take arginine and   choline and B5, you still have all of those regulatory mechanisms in place to   control how much is released and when its released.

Durk: Another thing that we definitely   don’t want to forget is that the mechanism that causes erections in male   mammals is, in fact, nitric oxide. That’s what causes the vasodilation that   results in the corpus cavernosa engorgement with blood producing an erection.   If you take Muscle Memory 30-45 minutes before sex, you’re likely to notice   the difference. There’s similar erectile tissue in women inside the lining of   the vagina.

Sandy: Just like the arteries that we talked   about earlier in the development of artherosclerosis, the cholinergic   mechanisms are also involved in the dilation of the blood vessels to the penis.

Durk: I’m not at all surprised that   occurs.

Durk: I think that Muscle Memory does a   lot to make your neuroendocrine system look younger. In fact, the mixture was   used in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study at a private fertility   clinic. They took women who were not ovulating and put them on pergodile,   which is a dopaminergic agonist, FDA-approved for fertility purposes (as well   as for treating Parkinson’s patients). Most of them ovulated after they’d   been on Pergodile for a while. The ones that had failed to ovulate after 6   months were put on two servings of the arginine-choline-B5 mixture at bedtime   every night in addition to Pergodile.

The doctor said that the results were   absolutely amazing: 80% of the women ovulated within days of going on the   mixture. He said it was like turning on a light switch. I might add that one   woman was about 1 and a half years postmenopausal; another one was about 2   and a half years postmenopausal. So, in a lot of ways, Muscle Memory makes   your endocrine system look like that of a younger person.

Durk: Yes, in fact, it can. We reported   that over a decade ago in one of our Life Extension books. A few hundred   milligrams of buffered niacin can indeed do that; that’s what I take at   bedtime along with my Muscle Memory. About 200 mg of niacin will give you   double or triple the GH level compared with backgrounds. This is significant,   but it’s nowhere near as big a pulse as you would likely get with the   arginine-choline-B5 in Muscle Memory.

Durk: You would typically get one   several times as big as with the niacin alone.

Durk: I use it myself whenever I have   to learn some sort of new motor type-task. Also, we have had some interesting   comments from various people. We know a retired professional golfer in his   sixties who, over a period of about 5 weeks, took five strokes off his game.   Normally at his age – he’d been playing at least a few times a week for 20   years – you’re not going to get better; you’re just going to get worse with   the passage of time. And that’s what he said; his game had gradually been   getting worse over the years. Taking five strokes off in 5 weeks is not   something that normally happens. But it’s been found that nitric oxide   release is absolutely essential for motor learning in the cerebellum, and it   also appears to be necessary for long-term potentiation in the brain, which   is the mechanism that’s involved in long-term memory. And I think that   explains his success.

Durk: When you go over it all, it   really sounds like too much of a panacea to be real. As the years have gone   on we’ve found more and more delightful things about arginine.

Durk: I’ll tell you this; if you’re   full of anabolic steroids to the point where you’ve down-regulated your   anabolic steroid receptors, the dietary supplement might conceivably not   work. Another possibility is that people who abuse GH by injecting it,   subcutaneously or intramuscularly, are definitely going to develop resistance   to it because it’s not being given in the pulsatile manner. Moreover the   doses of many GH releasers are inadequate, and most formulations lack   adequate choline and B5.

Sandy: Another thing is that, people who are   restricting their calorie intake significantly are going to be less likely to   release growth hormone because, under the conditions of fasting or caloric   restriction, animals go into a state where they do not grow. They reserve the   energy that they’re getting for more important things, like maintenance.   Growth is not a priority when you’re getting a restricted amount of energy   intake. So, for people who are on a diet that’s low enough, they may not get   a growth hormone release.

Durk: Also, if a person takes a big   slug of protein supplement, like 50 gm of protein, along with their Muscle   Memory, not much of that arginine is going to get to the brain compared with   taking it on an empty stomach. I’m afraid that a lot of body-builders may be   taking a protein supplement along with Muscle Memory before exercising. What   they should do is take the Muscle Memory before the exercise and take the   protein afterwards.

Muscle MemoryTM was designed by Life Extension scientists Durk Pearson   & Sandy Shaw for their own use.

Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw were among the first scientists, beginning more   that 15 years ago, to recommend that people take arginine supplements
(along with choline and B-5) to boost their natural GH release and thereby   achieve a variety of life-extending benefits, including building lean muscle   mass
(in preference to fat), accelerating wound healing, strengthening bones,   improving immunity, and enhancing skin flexibility.

Muscle MemoryTM has been a Life Priority classic since 1994, for more   than a decade for:

  • People who recognize that the ingredients in        Muscle MemoryTM help accelerate physical fitness.
  • Those interested in the role of nutrition in        biological aging.       Muscle MemoryTM helps trigger your own internal biochemical        resources of mental and physical power for enhanced vitality and        youthfulness.
  • Store in a cool, dry, dark place.

SUGGESTED USE: Read the directions on the bottle   before consuming.
Use 1-3 tablespoons 45 minutes before work-outs (on an empty   stomach) or take 1-3 tablespoons of 1 hour before bedtime.

Order Muscle MemoryTM now!

 

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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.

Improving lives a priority for former Royal Greg Pryor: by Jeff Deters

Greg Pryor has been retired from baseball for nearly 30 years, but he’s still involved in the game he loves in a unique way.

Pryor, who served as a backup infielder for the Kansas City Royals from 1982 to spring training of 1987, owns and operates Life Priority (www.lifepriority.com), a health and nutrition company that’s geared toward improving ones physical fitness and mental health. The company offers scientifically-formulated nutritional supplements and has been in business since 1994. Its clientele includes everyone from pro athletes to umpires to normal people looking to better their lives.greg-pryor-stretching-royals-fantasy-camp-2012With all the advances in science and health since he retired, Pryor said he would have liked to have had that knowledge back when he played.

“There are so many things that an athlete can do now to improve their performance both mentally and physically that were not available to athletes in my era,” Pryor said. “And it wasn’t that they weren’t available, it was that we just didn’t know about them…..to see the full article, visit The Topeka Capital-Journal or follow the link below.

http://m.cjonline.com/sports/2016-08-14/improving-lives-priority-former-royal-greg-pryor#

 

 

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 customerservice@lifepriority.com 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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Put Your Heart Into Your New Year’s Resolutions

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

The New Year is all about new beginnings, and there’s no better time to make a resolution and improve your heart health. The New Year offers an irresistible opportunity to start fresh and reaffirm your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Since February is Heart Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to kick those bad eating habits in favor of enjoying nutritious meals that will leave you more than satisfied and help your heart perform its best. I have a few simple tips  to ensure that you get off to the right start in 2014!

Take Your Multivitamin

First, a Lifeguard. This is the most important supplement you can take – a high-quality multivitamin is a must! Vitamins and minerals are essential to good nutrition and good health. Ideally, we should get our nutrients and micronutrients in food with a balanced, healthy diet. That’s not always possible. According to a report published in the Spring 2013 issue of Wise Traditions, the journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, deficiencies of vitamins A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese can all contribute to mental instability and violent behavior.

A recent article, “Violent Behavior: A Solution in Plain Sight” by Sylvia Onusic, PhD, CNS, LDN, seeks reasons for the increase in violent behavior in America, especially among teenagers. “We can blame violence on the media and on the breakdown of the home,” Onusic said. “But the fact is that a large number of Americans, living mostly on devitalized processed food, are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving.”

In fact, doctors are seeing a return of nutritional deficiency diseases, such as scurvy and pellagra, which were declared eradicated long ago by public health officials. Many of these conditions cause brain injuries as well.

No one goes swimming without a lifeguard present, so don’t let your health drown in the numerous challenges to your body experiences every day. Help protect yourself with Lifeguard, a multivitamin that can keep your health above water.

Get Your OMEGA 3 Fatty Acids

According to the American Heart Association, OMEGA 3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil benefit the hearts of healthy people, and those at high risk of or who have cardiovascular disease. OMEGA 3 fatty acids have been shown to protect against heart disease by inhibiting the formation of blood clots, preventing potentially deadly heartbeat abnormalities, and lowering triglyceride levels that can increase the risk of heart attacks. A study of nearly 4,000 men and women aged 65 years and older found that those who ate at least one serving of fatty fish every week were 35% percent less likely to die of a heart attack.

Research sponsored by the National Institute of Health links higher consumption of OMEGA 3 to a lower risk of depression and better response to treatment for manic depression and schizophrenia.

Don’t Forget Arginine

Another nutrient than has been getting a lot of attention is arginine. There is a growing body of solid scientific evidence that an amino acid, L-arginine (arginine for short) can significantly protect against the development of coronary artery disease.

Stay Active with Healthy Joints

As a former athlete, I love the benefits if using glucosamine for my joints! I have been using glucosamine HCl (G HCl) for more than 16 years. It is a fabulous natural product that is essential for the health of all cartilage. It has great scientific evidence for safety and efficacy.  Everyone gets G HCl from their diet but many do not get enough over time or excess wear and tear. Using G HCl as a supplement may be your safest way to avoid inflamed joints. Keep your joints healthy and keep moving, as exercise is vital to good heart health.

Enjoy a Healthier, Happier You

With almost a month already on the books in 2014, don’t lose sight of your resolutions already. Instead, make your health your top priority. Adding a multivitamin, Omega-3 fatty acids, arginine and glucosamine to your diet can help you become healthier. Use this New Year wisely, to create a healthier and happier you!

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.

Are There Any Valid Reasons for Not Using Dietary Supplements?

Are There Any Valid Reasons for Not Using Dietary Supplements?  Greg Pryor

I apologize for the leading headline but I was trying to get you to read at least the first paragraph of my short article.  My short answer to the question is that, in my opinion, there is NO reason for anyone to not use at least one dietary supplement.  I began using a supplement in the late ’60’s when I was in high school.  My mom put a little red “One A Day” multiple vitamin pill next to my dinner plate and told me to take it after I ate. I have been taking some supplements all my career, but I didn’t understand why I should be using dietary supplements until 1991—-24 years later!

In ’91, I was introduced to the great value of using dietary supplements by a friend.  After I analyzed the product line offered by Company A, I became a distributor.  However, after 3 years of successful marketing of Company A products, my wife, Michelle, and I decided to form our own company, www.lifepriority.com.  We began offering the same products (but with the Life Priority label) offered by Company A.

Initially, I had joined Company A because I began using nutritional formulas called Designer Foods®.  The Designer Foods® were formulated by 2 famous nutritional research scientists, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®.  Michelle and I KNEW that the Designer Food®LifeGuard Daily Antioxidant Supplement formulas worked since we felt better soon after we began using them!

Now, after talking to users and non-users of supplements for the last 25 years, I have come to the following conclusions.   Many users do not know what supplements to take, how much to take and when to use them.   Many non-users reason that “supplements don’t work”, “they cost too much”, “they go right through you”, “I get what I need from my diet”, “I am allergic to them”.

There are a few givens in this life.  We are all aging.  Getting the right nutrients in our diet can slow up the aging process.  Most of us do not get enough of the essential nutrients in our daily diet. If we become sick, mentally or physically, we do not enjoy life as much and can be a burden on our family.

Please visit our company, Life Priority, at www.lifepriority.com.  If you want to discuss anything about your use (or non-use) of dietary supplements, email us at customerservice@lifepriority.com.  We will give you a free consultation regarding your current use of supplements and offer suggestions on what you might add to your diet to help you live a healthier life with more mental and physical energy.

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

KC Royals 1985 World Series Win

To Your Health- Greg Pryor, President Life Priority Inc.  MLB Alumni 1971-1986

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.

Your Mind is in your Hands

Your Mind Is in Your Hands

Set the stage for pursuing your personal happiness. Each new day presents challenges that, if not met and overcome, may leave you less mentally fit to control your life.

Now there’s a way to insure against the consequences of falling short of your goals and to offer you more control over your life.

By starting each day with a cool, refreshing glass of delicious LIFT™(or LIFT CAPS™), or Mind™, you can embrace a Mental Fitness™ program that can blow away your neural cobwebs and lift away the stressful storm clouds that may hold you back.*

Life extension scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw® have developed a family of products for their own personal use based on the idea of providing our brains with nutrient raw materials to manufacture neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline, which provides an adrenaline-like charge to neural circuits.* These BRAIN DRINKS are the core of Durk & Sandy’s personal Mental Fitness program. Each formulation contains the essential amino acid phenylalanine and the necessary enzyme cofactors vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and folic acid, along with natural flavors. With these BRAIN DRINKS as your daily allies, you can take charge of your life. So have a glass . . . Your mind is in your hands.

LIFT CAPS™ is the convenient, capsulated form of LIFT™.
Rita C. 2/5/2015- I’m taking the Lift Caps and – they’re amazing! It gives me so much energy, and I am on my feet, working and talking 9 hours a day. With the Lift Caps – what a difference people see! I’m just so happy to have my brain, body and mind back!

Matt 11/07/2015- LIFT is wonderful…without a doubt! It’s a regular part of my day and my performances.

Cindy  4/03/2014- I have been taking Lift Caps for over 10 years! They give me lots of energy and stop my craving for coffee, soft drinks and chocolate too! I LOVE THEM!

Ruth 9/23/2014- I like the LIFT because I think it gives me just what I need. I work 8 hours a day, sometimes more, with kids at school, and I just have to have the Lift in the morning. I don’t get as tired during the day when I drink it – it just works for me. I think I’m getting everything from it!

Tony 5/6/2015- LIFT helps me in the morning. I used to drink energy drinks, but this is healthier and does the same job.

Char 05/23/2014- I’ve been using Lift and Lift Caps for over 21  years and I find Lift  is the only thing that will give me the energy to go on when I feel like dropping. Love You Durk and Sandy! Thanks for your research! Please write another book!

 

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Happy Mother’s Day! Take Care of the Team Captain-You!

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Hats off to the Mother’s……Mom’s! Take Care of the Team Captain—You!

As a former player in MLB for over 9 seasons, I sometimes reflect on my early years and what happened then that helped me end up being on a World Series Championship team (KC Royals in ’85).  In the late ’50’s, when I was playing in the Hot Stove League in Akron, Ohio (the old time name for Little League), my mother always made sure that my needs were taken care of before my ballgames.  Mom made sure that I was fed properly, that I had my hat and glove, that I had a clean uniform, and that I was at the game on time. I took her and her services for granted and now, as I look back, I wonder who was taking care of her needs?

If you are a mom (or a dad) helping your young athlete become all that he or she can be, are you sure that you are taking care of your specific needs too since, in my opinion, you are the captain of your family team!  You cannot afford to end up on the “bench”.  The following information gives you one easy way to keep your head and body in the game!

Every article that I write for KC Sports and Fitness magazine has been about the importance of using enough specific (essential) nutrients in the right form and quantities every day.   One specific essential nutrient that everyone, especially all you mothers, needs to get every day is omega-3 fatty acid.  Omega-3 is called an essential fatty acid: It’s essential to health, and because the human body doesn’t produce it, it’s essential in the diet. Unfortunately, the typical American diet includes relatively few foods that are rich in omega-3.

Considering that it is difficult to get enough omega-3 from our diet, I suggest that the next best way to get the balance is in supplement form via fish oil.  It is essential for so many of our working parts, especially our brain.

Scientific evidence suggests omega-3s help regulate mental health problems because they enhance the ability of brain-cell receptors to comprehend mood-related signals from other neurons in the brain. In other words, the omega-3s are believed to help keep the brain’s entire traffic pattern of thoughts, reactions, and reflexes running smoothly and efficiently.

Researchers have discovered a link between mood disorders and the presence of low concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in the body.  Omega-3 is used to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health.

Omega-3 also curbs inflammation. While inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune response, research indicates that it also underlies a host of many benefits, including cardiovascular health, and autoimmune diseases.

There are plenty of Omega-3 dietary supplement products in the marketplace.  Choose wisely!  I suggest that you consider the Life Priority product, Omega-3 Priority because it is concentrated (60% EPA/DHA vs. normal 30%), a pharmaceutical-grade, deodorized (no fishy tasting burping), and from a pristine source in deep sea waters.

To Your Health!

Greg Pryor

Contact us at 800-787-5438 or www.lifepriority.com

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2017


May 12 – 6 Supplements We Recommend for Every Woman

May 3 – May: Making Women’s Health a Priority! 👠

April 25 –❓Trivia❓: What Organ Functions as a Muscle?

April 11 – Spring Back into Your Fitness Program with Ease

March – Good Health is More than Just Luck! 🍀

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2016


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February – How’s Your Heart Health?

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February – How’s Your Heart Health?

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2014


December – Wishing You Happy, Healthy Holidays

November – We’re So Thankful for You!

October – Breast Health Awareness, Education & Prevention

September – Lifeguard Your Prostate Health!

June – Happy Father’s Day (promo code inside)

May – The woman you are. The woman you love.

April – How are you Springing into Shape?

March – Feeling Lucky? How about Happy?

February – How is Your Heart