Berry boost this winter with Ciaga®ᵛ organic juice blend

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At this time of year many of us can feel the stresses and strains of the Christmas period as well as the joy and excitement. Our bodies are also often subjected to battling against the annual influx of winter colds.

Although, many people start their day with Ciaga®ᵛ all year long, others often try this all-natural, certified-organic, 100% juice drink for the first time during the winter months. The ‘V’ in Ciaga®ᵛdenotes its vital, select group of fruits chosen for their nutrients and beneficial characteristics – and for your vitality. Let’s face, it we all need some extra vitality at this time of year!

Ciaga®ᵛ unique formulation

The foundation of Ciaga®ᵛ is the Organic Maqui-Acai fruit blend. Science has discovered that the Maqui Berry, Acai Berry and Grape Seed Extract have some of the highest ORAC (antioxidant) values of any fruit – giving Ciaga®ᵛ an ORAC* rating of more than 1500 units per 30ml. The Maqui and Acai Berry fusion also has very high levels of phenols and anthocyanins which, combined with other berries and extracts, give the remarkable blend of nutrients that Ciaga®ᵛ affords.

Natural in every way

Ciaga®ᵛ is an all-natural, certified-organic by the Soil Association, 100% juice drink with no added preservatives and a naturally sweet flavour. The organic, fresh foods in Ciaga®ᵛ are harvested at the peak of their growth cycle. No pesticides are used in the growing or processing. No sugar (only those naturally occuring from the natural ingredients), artificial colours or artificial flavours are added. Flash sterilising and aseptic bottling allow Ciaga®ᵛ to be prepared without prolonged pasteurisation, to preserve the natural nutrients.

Serve 30ml Ciaga®ᵛ chilled each day or add it to a KVB Smoothie.

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* ORAC: Short for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity – the ORAC is established by independent laboratory testing and analysis and attempts to quantify the total antioxidant capacity of a food.
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Retail and Sponsor with Social Media

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Network marketing success can come from mastering a few activities and doing them over and over.

Successful network marketing requires the repetition of two basic behaviors:

  • Retail the products. When you retail products at Nikken, you get a percentage of the sales price, so you are earning commission.
  • Sponsor new Customers and Consultants. When you enroll team members who also retail the products, you earn commissions according to our compensation plan on what they purchase and retail. The more people in your group, the more you potentially can earn.

Once you’ve shared the products and the income opportunity with your friends and family, you may want to branch out so you can continue building your business. That’s why social media is so important. Here’s how it works:

  1. Use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to share products and opportunity. Post your personal testimonials and those of others. Make sure you follow our policies when you do this and please contact your Nikken Customer Services Team if you have questions or are unsure about the rules. Make your posts short and sweet. Remember that a photo is worth a hundred words. Set your posts to “public” so everyone can see them, not just your friends. The whole point is to attract new people.
  2. Check daily for responses and follow up with those who reply or “like” your social media posts. Gather contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers, so you can connect privately.
  3. Enroll those who are interested in products as Registered Customers and enroll those who are also interested in the potential income opportunity as Consultants.

For those who have already made a purchase and/or enrolled with you, follow up and see how they’re doing. Remind new Nikken Customers to re-order or sign up for Autoship.

Find out more about becoming Independent Nikken Consultant.

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Why do our bodies need protein?

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Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals; it is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.[1]

To enjoy a balanced healthy diet, meals should contain, vegetables, carbohydrates and a fist-sized portion of lean protein. You can get protein from both plant and animal sources; to meet your daily protein requirements combine small to medium portions of meat, dairy and nuts with protein-rich whole grains, pulses and vegetables. Here are some suggestions to guide your choices:

  • Choose protein sources low in saturated fat. Examples are skinless chicken breast, seafood, lean pork, salmon, Greek yogurt, beans, pulses, eggs and nuts – especially almonds and walnuts.
  • Avoid highly processed carbohydrates. Instead, focus on leafy greens and other non-starchy vegetables.
  • Dairy foods are packed with protein and contain bone-building calcium, too.

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KVB® Natural Food mix* is a healthy meal replacement drink; it contains more than 80% organic ingredients, naturally sourced organic vegetable protein (organic peas and rice), natural chlorella, cilantro plus medium-chain triglycerides, pre- and probiotics and organic moringa. Each 133-calorie serving provides 19.6g of protein per serving. It can be enjoyed as part of the Everyday Weight Management Programme or as a healthy protein boost for busy people. As a meal replacement, add two level scoops (27.5g) of KVB®powder to 8 oz. of non-fat milk, almond milk, PiMag® water or other beverage and blend or shake for 5 – 10 seconds. Be as adventurous as you like, adding different fruit combinations and blend.

Discover more about our Everyday Organic-based Weight Management Programme and products and how it can help you to eat well and live well every day.

We are offering FREE shipping on the Everyday Weight Management Pack when ordered before 31st December 2017. This offer applies to retail, wholesale and Autoship orders. Terms and Conditions apply, speak to your Independent Nikken Consultant or see MyNikken for further details.

* Use only as part of an energy-restricted diet. Other foods should be a necessary part of such diet. It is important that an adequate daily fluid intake is maintained.

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[1] https://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein#1

Get a goodnight’s sleep

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As the dark nights of winter set in, we can sometimes feel like we have less energy; one way to help combat this could be to get more sleep!  We all live such hectic lives, that this may seem like an impossible task but making some simple adjustments to your sleep environment may mean you wake up feeling like you have more energy, better concentration and feeling happier.

These changes won’t happen after a single early night. If you’ve had months of restricted sleep, you might have built up a significant sleep debt, so expect recovery to take several weeks. To begin with, ensure your bedroom is a relaxing and confortable space. ‘Your bed may have deteriorated by as much as 70% from its ‘as new’ state after 10 years. Even beds as little as six years old could offer significantly less support and comfort than a new one, thanks to wear and tear not just from body weight and movement but also sweat and debris such as skin and hair.’[1]

This does not mean that you need to rush out and buy a new bed, but it may be time to try a mattress topper. You can transform your current mattress with the Naturest® Kenkopad®. Made from ecologically sound and renewable non-allergic latex, natural materials and RAM® Magnetic technology; it also helps with temperature regulation as you sleep.

To catch up on sleep; try to add on an extra hour or two, perhaps at the weekend. Start your bedtime routine earlier and go to bed when you’re tired, allowing your body to wake you up naturally in the morning. For extra comfort try the KenkoDream® Quilt  KenkoDream® Quilt  and Naturest® Pillow. The revolutionary technology in the KenkoDream® Quilt, helps to regulate temperature whilst the Naturest® Pillow is fully adjustable with an internal collar to help towards achievinge the most comfortable position. Isn’t time you had a really good nights sleep?

SLEEP EASY…with our BLACK FRIDAY OFFER. Save 20% on Sleep products between the 24th and 30th of November 2017, for more details contact your Independent Nikken Consultant.

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[1] https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/sleep_media/key-facts-and-figures/Research by the Furniture Industry Research Association, 20114 (link to source)

Autumn Skincare Tips

Autumn Skincare blog headingAutumn is an ideal time to correct any summer skin damage that may have occurred and to prepare for winter. Here are some tips on how you could help maintain a hydrated complexion during the autumn and winter months.

  1. Choose a scrub/exfoliant that sloughs off dead skin but is gentle and helps stimulate natural oil production. Use True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Radiance Scrub, once or twice a week to buff the skin. This gentle facial scrub may help remove dead skin cells and may allow the seaweed extracts to help boost hydration and energise the skin.
  2. Use a gentle cleanser such as True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Velvet Cleansing Milk. It’s free from synthetic fragrances, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, artificial colouring and preservatives. It provides gentle cleansing, that works with your natural pH balance to nourish the skin while removing impurities.
  3. True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Nutritional Mask contains aloe vera to moisturise the epidermis, and hyaluronic acid plumps from the inside out, stimulating the synthesis of collagen which may help the skin appear firmer and smoother.
  4. As the air becomes drier, be sure to use a moisturiser to help reduce water loss from the skin. True elements® Marine Organic Skincare, Nourishing Face Cream is specifically formulated to moisturise the upper epidermis and to help soften and smooth the skin.

At the very heart of Nikken’s TRUE elements® skincare range is a synergic blend of organic seaweeds and coastline plants, making our formulas unique.

Don’t forget that skincare can make a thoughtful Christmas present, so if you are not treating yourself, why not treat a friend or family member to luxurious True elements® Marine Organic Skincare?

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What are Brown Rice Solids?

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Most health enthusiasts know it is more beneficial to eat brown rice than white rice. Brown rice by itself is rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. It also contains natural fibres that may help digestion. Brown rice fits in perfectly with the Nikken Active Wellness lifestyle. But have you heard of brown rice solids?

Brown rice solids are basically functional protein ingredients that are processed from sprouted brown rice following organic methods. When the rich protein content that is distributed between the bran and endosperm layer is concentrated and dried, brown rice solids are generated. They provide a high level of naturally occurring nutrients, such as potassium and magnesium. Even if you’ve never heard of brown rice solids before, Nikken has done the research for you, to ensure you have access to the best in food technology.

Brown rice solids are one of only four ingredients that make up our Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea. As with labelling protocol, ingredients appear in descending order: organic matcha green tea powder, organic brown rice solids, kiwi powder (fruit) and organic stevia extract (leaf).

So what is the significance of brown rice solids in Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink?

Find out with our guide below:

Brown rice solids:

  1. Are hypoallergenic; they have a mildly sweet taste and are easily digestible
  2. Contain essential and non-essential amino acids and are a quickly oxidized natural energy source.
  3. Provide a sustained supply of energy without experiencing the symptoms of low-blood sugar that can impede performance.
  4. Contain a wealth of vitamins, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (folate) vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K. Vitamins B and E are known for their energising properties and vitamin K is important in its support of bone health.

Kenzen Ten4® Matcha Green Tea Drink can be enjoyed on its own, can be added to smoothies or even to cakes for a subtle colour and flavour. It is also included as part of the Everyday Weight Management pack.

Don’t forget we are offering FREE shipping on the Everyday Weight Management Pack (# 8801 + # 8802) when ordered between 25th October – 31st December 2017.  This offer applies to retail, wholesale and Autoship orders. * Terms and Conditions apply (see MyNikken for further details or ask your Nikken Independent Consultant).

 

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The rise in popularity of plant-based protein

Plant based blog headingOne of the latest trends in foods is the plant-based diet. Supermarkets and restaurants are well aware of this trend, resulting in more plant-based options than ever before. A plant based diet is not necessarily a vegetarian diet but is primarily based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products.

The benefits of eating a plant-based diet extend past just health and sustainability. In fact, plant-based proteins can be as nutritious as meat but contain far less fat. As a consequence, companies are producing innovative plant-based “complete” proteins and supplements. These innovative plant proteins are an ideal part of an Active Wellness lifestyle.

The good news is that plant-based proteins are easily accessible. Legumes are widely known to provide high amounts of protein, e.g., organic tofu, lentils, black beans, lima beans, organic peas, chickpeas and so on. Nuts and seeds— such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds—are also known sources of protein.

Nikken continues to be a pioneer in organic nutrition. One of our first organic nutritional supplements contains multiple benefits other than just providing plant-based protein: Organic Jade Greenzymes® is made with a proprietary blend of organic young barley grass, organic acacia and organic pearl barley.

New to our range, KVB® Natural Food Mix is a healthy meal replacement mix. Use as a base and add PiMag® water, non-fat milk, almond milk or coconut milk. For a variation add fruit or vegetable and blend. Our new KVB® formula contains naturally sourced proteins from organic peas, organic moringa powder, organic spirulina, as well as organic vegetables, prebiotics and probiotics.

Discover more about our Everyday Organic-based Weight Management Programme and products and how it can help you to eat well and live well every day.

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