Fighting Toxins is a Full-Time Job

Realistically, no matter how careful we are, we ingest some toxins every day through the food we eat, the water we drink or bathe in, the air we breathe and the personal care products we use. These toxins end up in our liver, kidneys, fatty tissue and lymphatic system. When too many toxins stay in the body and are not flushed out, we become incapable of absorbing and using the nutrients we need for Active Wellness.

Disorders from a sluggish liver are so common that the market is flooded with liver cleanses—some are natural, some are medicinal, some take a couple of days, some are long-term. What they have in common is that they’ll make you uncomfortable in various ways and involve complicated steps to take. You may need to drink gallons of multiple concoctions and stay close to a bathroom.

Whether you go to a health food store, drug store, supermarket or specialty juice shop, commercially sold liver cleanses are time consuming and expensive. You may need to purchase 20 or more herbal ingredients to mix and brew. Or chop, peel, grind and juice a dozen fruit and vegetables. You could choose the “grab and drink” cleanses but that’ll cost you even more. And once you’re done with those cleanse and detox routines, your body reverts back to whatever dysfunction it had: abdominal bloat, digestion problems, heartburn, itchy skin and unexplained weight gain.

Kenzen® Cleanse & Detox has bragging rights because it’s so easy to incorporate into a healthy regimen. It’s a gluten-free, organic nutritional supplement that lives up to its name by promoting a healthy way to help cleanse and detox the liver while assisting metabolism and supporting weight management.* Made with our Proprietary Synergistic Cleanse & Detox Complex, the NikkenWellness™ dietary supplement is 100 percent organic. It is naturally high in compounds that aid liver function* such as organic Roasted Chicory Root, Milk Thistle extract, Turmeric extract, Bupleurum extract, Shisandra and Ashwaghanda. Each of these organic ingredients serves multiple purposes on its own, but together, work synergistically to produce optimal results. Simply take three capsules every day 20 minutes before a meal. No fuss, no muss.

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

Are you earning money with Nikken?

If you are a Nikken Independent Consultant, you have the potential to earn money. Whether you’re working your Nikken business part time or full time, you have the ability to generate income.

The formula for earning is simple. The more products you sell, the higher your sales volume and the more you earn. Unlike many other network marketing companies, with Nikken you’re not expected to personally purchase products in order to earn money. Our business model encourages you to sell at least 500 points worth of product to customers every month, develop at least three frontline entrepreneurs who do the same and duplicate the process. As your organization’s sales volume increases, you will naturally advance in rank and gain even more financial benefits.

When starting out, it’s not necessary to think about rank advancement if you stick to the simple formula. Sell at retail. Sell a lot. It’s not often that a company lowers prices substantially and Nikken did just that a couple of years ago to help Consultants move lots of product and earn retail profits.

The Nutrition, Personal Care and Magnetic Support products have the lowest prices so new prospects will be able to try Nikken quality for a small expenditure. They’re what are known as “door openers” by our industry. Once people experience their superb benefits, they‘ll naturally be interested in other products, as long as you do your job and follow up.

To make sure your monthly sales stay consistent and grow, get your Registered Customers to go on Autoship. That way they won’t run out of product, will receive a substantial price discount and are guaranteed a certain amount of sales every month. Each Registered Customer you have on Autoship just adds to your monthly volume. You can also think of Autoship as the easiest way to retain your customers. Again, you personally are not required to spend money on purchases.

As you continue to build a strong customer base, you should also be sponsoring people who want to earn an income instead of just consuming products. You should start them off right by explaining the merits of selling as many products at retail as possible and retaining their own customers by placing them on Autoship. Even if your sponsor or upline leader hasn’t taught you these easy ways to earn right away, you can start putting this formula into practice and teaching it to your new team members.

This may sound like facile training, but the truth of the matter is that keeping it simple is what makes it work. Think of it this way: You’re giving people a deal that shouldn’t be passed up—great products that help create Active Wellness and a more balanced lifestyle.

 

Nature’s Own Liver Supporter

The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have catalogued more than 400 scientific studies of Milk Thistle and its active compounds in their database. Milk Thistle is widely thought to be one of the most beneficial herbal remedies used globally.

Used for more than 2,000 years to support the liver naturally, Milk Thistle gets its name from the white fluid that comes from the plant’s leaves when they’re crushed. Over the past 40 years, intensive chemical, pharmacological and clinical research has confirmed the therapeutic value of Milk Thistle in a wide range of liver-related as well as non-liver-related conditions.

  • The active component in Milk Thistle is known as Silymarin, a flavonoid that is both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant, which may help decrease oxidative stress.* According to Web MD, Silymarin is sometimes used as a natural restorative for liver and gall bladder issues.
  • Milk Thistle is known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol. In the EU, Milk Thistle is sometimes prescribed as medication.
  • The American Botanical Council published a study on August 16, 2004 showing that Milk Thistle exhibited promise for “stimulating cell regeneration in the kidneys.” Milk Thistle’s effect on kidney health is believed to “closely mirror the herb’s effects on the liver.”
  • The same study showed that Milk Thistle “appears to raise levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol and may also help reduce blood pressure.”
  • The renowned Mayo Clinic has published insights on Milk Thistle, including findings that show the herb “may improve blood sugar control.”
  • Milk Thistle even “appears to have neuroprotective properties.”1

Take a look at the label of Kenzen® Cleanse & Detox. The botanical you see is the Milk Thistle plant. It is an important ingredient of the Proprietary Synergistic Cleanse & Detox Complex.

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

1          Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010;74(11):2299-306.

 

Seeing is Believing

One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to sit outside on a sunny day with my stack of newspapers and a lovely cup of Kenzen Ten4®. Purely by chance, I discovered I can read those papers under sunlight without my glasses. It’s a revelation and it confirms everything Nikken proclaims about the KenkoLight II.

Humans thrive under natural sunlight, but modern living is spent largely indoors. Science has shown that at least a minimum exposure to sunlight supports physical well-being and emotional health. And apparently, the health of our eyes.

Age-related presbyopia is rarely preventable. Presbyopia is believed to develop from a gradual thickening and loss of flexibility of the natural lens inside our eyes. As we age, the muscle fibers surrounding the lens lose elasticity, making it harder for our eyes to focus close up. Hence, the proliferation of drugstore readers.

So why can I read under sunlight without my glasses? Sunlight provides full-spectrum lighting, which includes what is known as “blue light.” Blue light is actually everywhere. When outside, light from the sun travels through the atmosphere. The shorter, high- energy blue wavelengths collide with the air molecules causing blue light to scatter everywhere. This is what makes the sky look blue. In its natural form, our bodies use blue light from the sun to regulate our natural sleep and wake cycles. Natural blue light also helps boost alertness, heighten reaction times, elevate moods, and increase the feeling of well-being. Basically, exposure to the sun makes us happier. And helps me see better!

The KenkoLight II includes an increased amount of blue light, replicated from natural sunlight. Unlike the sun, the KenkoLight II does not produce harmful ultraviolet rays. And, the KenkoLight II uses light technology that reduces the flicker and glare effects common to fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.

My personal results with the KenkoLight II are pretty amazing. I can read without my drugstore readers when I use the KenkoLight II during daylight hours. At night, I still need my glasses.

Watch our YouTube video for more information, here. Try it for yourself and see what happens. Taking care of your eyes is part of Active Wellness!

 

How does Chicory Root help Cleanse & Detox?

Our bodies simply do not function at 100 percent when it comes to absorbing good nutrients and expelling toxic or nontoxic waste. Retention of toxins can make us sick in various ways. Fatigue, headaches, indigestion, constipation, insomnia and “mystery” discomforts can all be attributed to toxins doing their evil work in our bodies. Even mental conditions such as depression, anxiety and an inability to focus may result from toxins trapped in the body. They can reside in the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, skin and the entire lymphatic system.cleanse ans detox picture

Image courtesy of lifehack.org

No wonder many people go overboard with colon cleanses to detoxify and end up with even more problems. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Colon cleansing can sometimes be harmful. In fact, coffee enemas sometimes used in colon cleansing have been linked to several deaths. Colon cleansing can also cause less serious side effects, such as cramping, bloating, nausea and vomiting. Other concerns with colon cleansing are that it can increase your risk of dehydration, lead to bowel perforations, increase the risk of infection and cause changes in your electrolytes, which can be dangerous if you have kidney, heart disease or other health problems.”

A gentler and far more comfortable way to help the body cleanse and detoxify is to take an organic nutritional supplement, especially one that targets the liver, the organ that is key to the elimination of bodily wastes. Kenzen® Cleanse & Detox is a NikkenWellness™ proprietary blend with roasted organic Chicory Root as one key ingredient. Roasted organic Chicory Root helps support the breakdown of fats by increasing the flow of bile through the liver.* Chicory Root is high in antioxidant compounds, contains a soluble fiber that helps feed digestive flora in the intestines and is a mild laxative.*

Herbalists use Chicory Root as a natural protector of the liver. The ability of Chicory Root extract to protect against chemical-induced free radicals and possible toxicity to the liver was reviewed in a 2015 medical review. Subjects were divided into four groups, according to treatment type, levels of damage and antioxidants reviewed during the process. Pretreatment with Chicory Root extract significantly reduced oxidative stress and prevented cell damage, ultimately improving liver conditions due to toxicity.1

Chicory Root is also a natural prebiotic, which promotes gut health. Inulin is the substance found in Chicory Root that is considered a prebiotic fiber, because it is easily fermented and helps to promote the growth of probiotics in the digestive system. Pre- and probiotics work best in tandem.

The inulin in Chicory Root also helps to relieve constipation. The impact of daily consumption of 15 grams of chicory on elderly constipated volunteers was examined in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study over 28 days. Volunteers in the inulin group reported increased satisfaction with digestion and decreased constipation.2

We’ll be taking a look at other key ingredients in the Kenzen® Cleanse & Detox formulation in the next few weeks.

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

  1. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 25;10(3):e0121549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121549. eCollection 2015.
  2. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2011 Mar;62(2):164-70. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2010.527323. Epub 2010 Nov 23.

Cherries are delicious AND good for you!

Who knew something so delicious would be so good for us? Cherries are one of nature’s gifts to mankind—beautifully dark red, juicy, sweet or tart—and full of antioxidants that are known to be good for our health! Here are just a few reasons to eat cherries:

  • In a study of more than 600 people with gout, those who ate a half cup serving of cherries (about 10 to 12 cherries) daily had 35 percent lower risk of a subsequent attack. Gout results from too much uric acid forming crystals in the joints, with pain as the body’s inflammatory response. 1
  • According to one study, women with osteoarthritis who drank tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks had significant reductions in inflammation markers. The researchers noted that tart cherries may have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food.”2
  • Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that helps calm excess inflammation and stress; however, it also plays a role in sleep and bodily regeneration. Cherries contain natural melatonin!
  • Athletes who consumed tart cherry juice prior to long-distance running experienced less discomfort than those who did not. It is believed that cherries have a protective effect that helps reduce muscle aches during strenuous exercise.3
  • Michigan is a world leader in the production of tart cherries, producing up to 75 percent of the U.S. crop. The state’s universities conduct ongoing studies. One study from the University of Michigan’s Cardiovascular Center found that rats that had a high-fat diet tended to gain less weight when tart cherry powder was added to their diets. Researchers believe this is evidence that switching less healthy foods for tart cherries may help in any weight management regimen.4
  • Central Michigan University researchers found that mice that ate cherries performed better in memory–related tests than those that did not. Researchers acknowledge that far more research needs to be done before concluding that cherries can slow neurodegenerative diseases but early signs are very promising.5

In the United States, cherry season ranges from early April/late May through August, with major growers in Michigan, Washington and California. Something we can all enjoy daily, regardless of season, are the Very Cherry Kenzen Paleo Snack™, the new flavor of healthy snacks in the Active Wellness range of nutritional supplements.

1          Arthritis & Rheumatism, Vol. 64, issue 10.

2          Medical News Today, June 1, 2012.

3          J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 2 010 May 7; 7:17.

4          Presented by E. Mitchell Seymour, M.S., Experimental Biology, 2008.

5          Gary Dunbar, Journal of Medicinal Food, 2012.

Have a Happy & Prosperous New Year

As I reflect back on 2016, I am heartened by the successful transformation that continues to take place with Nikken. It is not by luck that our company has weathered the many global changes—economic, political and regulatory—since its humble beginnings in 1975. As we move forward into 2017, we will focus on two main aspects of our business:

  • A product line that is unique, wonderful and organic.
  • The direct sales industry‘s simplest compensation plan.

Our product line has evolved over the years, not only to fulfill the needs and preferences of our Nikken Consultants and Customers, but also to reveal the latest developments in organic food science and our own TriPhase technology. These include NikkenWellness™ organic nutritional supplements, True Elements® Marine Organic Skin Care and products with sleep and magnetic technology.

In 2017, we will continue developing our consumables—they will contain the highest quality organic ingredients and be stripped of anything that may be detrimental to the pursuit of Active Wellness. We will be the standard bearers for Active Wellness and healthy weight management.

Our compensation plan will be even simpler to understand and execute. Our Nikken Consultants will find it easier to reap the rewards of a home-based part-time income with flexible hours, extra cash and a business opportunity that may lead to a second career. Anyone who makes the commitment to retail product and sponsor business builders will succeed as a Nikken entrepreneur.

Choosing Nikken is the smart move to improve health and earn money. I look forward to a prosperous 2017 and wish you all the best in each of the 5 Pillars of Health®.

Kurt H. Fulle                                                                                                                                                       CEO & Chairman of the Board

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