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Taking it to the Max!

When it comes to living your best, you can’t be lazy. You have to get out there and do something! And that means everything from exercising and eating right to enhancing your healthy habits with dietary supplements like Maximum Living Mineral Rich.

Do Something

Doing something, from taking a family walk around the block after dinner, to joining a sports team is a great way to get out and do something! One of the best ways to get physically fit is to find something that you love to do. Once you have found an activity, whether it’s weekend hiking with the whole family or playing basketball after work, making working out fun will help to ensure that you make it a regular habit. Whether you love running on a treadmill at the gym or hitting the streets in your neighborhood, being physically active has great benefits on your whole body, inside and out.

Many people think that working out and living an active lifestyle is just for weight loss. Physical activity is definitely beneficial for weight loss, and necessary for weight loss that lasts, but it has other benefits that are good for your health as well. Benefits that show not only on the outside, when you drop a few pounds and fit into your skinny jeans, but other benefits as well—that you can’t see.

The benefits of being physically active aren’t just weight related. In addition to controlling your weight and promoting weight loss, physical activity may also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, decrease the risk of diabetes 2 and metabolic syndrome, reduce the risk of getting some types of cancers, and strengthen bones and muscles. Exercise can even help you live to a ripe old age!  For older people, physical activity can also help you boost your ability to continue daily activities as well as prevent falls.

If it’s been a while since you last exercised, be sure to start gradually to avoid creating further problems or possible heart issues. It won’t take long to build up your stamina and increase your ability to do more and go further. Supplements like those from Maximum Living can help boost the effects of exercise and support your body’s systems during exercise.

It may surprise you to learn that physical activity also has the ability to improve your mental health as well. Exercising regularly can help improve the ability to think and learn, which can diminish with age. Students that get regular physical activity have been shown to score higher on tests. Getting out and active can also improve your mood and may help to combat signs of depression and other mental health issues.

Eat Right

Another way to make sure that you are living your maximum life is by eating right. Eating right doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. It just means eating a carefully balanced diet that doesn’t include a lot of fats and sugars but is filled with fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins. And because no diet is perfect, be sure to include Maximum Living supplements into your healthy diet.

Simple swaps are a great place to start eating right. Substituting baking for frying is one of the best ways to cut out fats. You’ll also find that baking chicken requires a whole lot less grease but can taste just as delicious. Check out the Maximum Living Facebook page for new ways to enjoy your favorite foods.

It’s not easy to break out of a rut, but by dedicating your diet to healthy living, you get to try new things. You may discover that not only do you love pickles; a healthy fermented food, but that you love making your own pickles. Wandering around a farmer’s market and finding things that you can pickle is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors while discovering new foods. You may not like everything that you try, but you won’t know until you try them.

Fermented foods, spices, fresh herbs and other goodies are great ways to add flavor without adding extra fat and salt. Salt is major cause of many chronic diseases; including hypertension. By reducing your salt intake you can reduce a lot of the potential health ailments that go with a salty diet.

Not all food is created equally, so always try to buy organic when possible. You are what you eat and organic food is free from pesticides and other toxins that can cause health problems in humans. Locally grown food is also better for you because it has picked when nutrients are at their prime, rather than too soon to allow for shipping and storage and time.

If you eat a diet low in fat and cholesterol, you’ll also find that you feel more energized upbeat after a meal. Heavy meals can make you feel sluggish and slow but eating right can make you feel better.

Take it to the Max!

Take your new diet plan to the next level by adding supplements. Even if you eat a perfectly balanced diet, your body may not have all the nutrients it needs because not all food sources contain the same nutrients. How and where food is grown impacts its nutrition and by supplementing your diet with supplements you can ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, from trace minerals through vitamins.

An orange grown in industrialized farming conditions may not have the same nutrients as an orange grown in your backyard because of over farmed soil conditions and other variables. Because of this discrepancy in food sources, it is important to augment your diet with supplements. Supplements help to fill in the gaps that cannot be met through your diet alone. Adding supplements to your diet helps your body to run as a well-oiled machine, supporting various systems and boosting your energy levels naturally.

What you may not know is that supplements are more than just ways to supplement your diet; they are actually essential nutrients that your body needs to perform vital functions. By adding supplements to your diet you are basically just adding more fuel to the tank.

While many fitness and health gurus recommend so many different products that you end up feeling like your time is consumed by taking supplements, Maximum Living’s products are easy to use and incorporate into your daily routine.

Maximum Living’s MineralRich trace mineral formula with B-12 has developed a large following thanks to standing the test of time in the marketplace (over 25 years) and a proven history of improving overall health and well being. Take an ounce followed by a glass of water along with a healthful meal and it’s all you have to do to experience the best results. Not only are trace minerals in liquid form essential to the body, you can also benefit from whole food based multi-vitamin such as Maximum Living’s Vita-Sprout to help you live a healthier life.

Supplements can help you get healthy along with a well balanced diet. They can help to enhance the effects of the nutrients found in the variety of foods that you should be enjoying on a regular basis. By adding supplements to your diet, you can help improve your overall health as well as assist in managing various health conditions.

Maximum Living has created a variety of specially formulated supplements that can benefit your health needs. If chronic heart disease runs in your family, check out our range of supplements that benefit heart health. Many people suffer from digestive issues but by taking correctly formulated enzymes, you can alleviate many issues without side effects.

When choosing supplements, it is important to pick products that are made with high quality ingredients. Many of the supplements you find in mass retailers are made with a variety of fillers and additives. Read labels and look for products like Maximum Living that include quality ingredients and high standards in manufacturing practices.

In addition to vitamins and enzymes, our most popular products are designed to increase the trace minerals in your body, which are essential for optimal function. Without minerals, your body doesn’t process enzymes or amino acids properly. Minerals help to increase the functionality of other nutrients in your body. Because food sources have changed over the years and no two items contain the same nutritional content, it is important that you add supplements to not only ensure you are getting the nutrients, but trace minerals as well to make sure that your body is using the nutrients.

Minerals like those found in MineralRich supplement a balance of over 70 essential ionic trace minerals and macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese, chromium and potassium in precise amounts. This mineral blend is also complimented with vitamins B-12 and biotin to make sure that your body has a natural balance of everything it needs for optimal function.

 

 

 

How to Survive the Stress of the Holidays with Maximum Living MineralRich Concentrate

The holidays are officially upon us. With them come more than just sparkling lights and home cooked meals. For many people, the holidays carry an additional burden of stress, which can take a toll both physically and mentally. Surviving the holidays isn’t easy, but if you have a plan of attack in place you will be able to enjoy the magical the moments, rather than worrying about who you may have left off your gift list. Check out these tips to help you survive the stress of the holidays and don’t forget to boost your energy with Maximum Living MineralRich Concentrate, in addition to taking care of yourself.

Stress seems to go hand in hand with the holiday season, along with shorter days and colder weather. To beat stress, take the holidays one step at a time so that they don’t get overwhelming. Instead of focusing on all the things that stress you out about the holidays, follow these easy tips to make the holidays run smoothly.

Get it Together and Make a Plan

Organize your holiday plans so that you don’t feel like you have a hundred and one things to accomplish, all at the same. Instead, take a few minutes to get organized. Make lists of everything from who and what you plan to gift to meal plans for your holiday parties and potlucks. Making a list can help any task seem manageable and can help ease feelings of stress. If you have trouble with time management, using a day planner can help you figure out how much time you need to accomplish various tasks, from shopping to gifts to prepping meals and even planning your holiday photo outfits. Use an old-fashioned day planner or find an app, if technology works best for you.

Take a Breath

Breathe anytime you start to feel stressed. Deep breathing techniques are a great way to calm yourself down when you start feeling overwhelmed. Just taking a few seconds to breathe deeply can make a big difference in slowing down your heart rate when it starts racing. You can also explore various breathing and yoga techniques if you find that you need more than just a few deep breaths.

Rethink the Holiday

Refocus on the things that you do like about the holidays. If you have trouble coming up with good things, think back to when you were a kid to try to recapture that feeling of joy and anticipation. Focusing on the positive rather than the negative is a great way to rid yourself of stress, at any time of year.

Schedule in Some “Me” Time

Take time out for yourself. The holidays are filled with family gatherings and friendly get togethers, but it can be hard to work up the energy and stamina for them if you don’t take time out for yourself. Spend a few minutes doing something that you enjoy and find relaxing. Savor a cup of herbal tea or light a few candles and cuddle up with a few pages of a favorite book to restore your energy.

Stress also plays a major role on your health. Be sure to take care of yourself to make sure that your health doesn’t suffer as a result of your elevated stress levels and extra things to do.

Don’t Forget to Practice Smart Nutrition

Eating plays a surprising role in your stress levels. Although you may feel like making things easy in your time crunched schedule and eating fast food, try not to. Having a healthy diet is important at all times, but especially when you feel stress and pressure so that you don’t feel unwell and sluggish. Even at holiday gatherings, skip the sweets and cream-drenched casseroles in favor of raw veggies from the crudite tray, fiber-fueled salads and protein like turkey and ham. Enjoy complex carbohydrates like whole grains and nuts and use supplements like MineralRich Concentrate to help further boost your dragging energy levels.

Take your Vitamins and Minerals

Supplements can help boost your immunity while you shake hands and hug old friends and boost your energy for the endless rounds of holiday parties. Add supplements like Maximum Living VitaSprout® and Solu-C® Supplements help fend off colds and flu that you might catch from all the extra hugs and handshakes that take place during the holidays. Other supplements, like MineralRich Concentrate can give you a natural buzz of energy so that you have enough stamina to get through your usual routine, plus all the additional parties and shopping.

Work it Out

Exercising during the holidays is often the last thing on peoples’ minds. Instead, they just add it to their list of New Year’s resolutions. Rather than skip the exercise, get creative with how you work out. Maybe park further away from the store or do a few reps lifting frozen turkeys. If you head out of town for the holidays, then check out your hotel’s gym or explore the neighborhood on foot. Getting exercise, such as going for a walk to blow off steam, or doing a few jumping jacks when you wake up, can help eliminate some of the stress from the holiday season.

Dream Sweetly

Sleep is a key component of getting through the holidays. Although it can be tempting to get to sales early and stay up late wrapping presents, the body heals while you sleep so be sure to get as much as you can during this hectic time of year. Getting good, quality sleep can help you fight fatigue during the day as you navigate heavier traffic, squeeze in shopping trips for gifts and groceries and give up your weekends in favor of holiday parties.

The holidays come with additional activities that can lower your energy levels. For a natural boost, add MineralRich Concentrate with energy boosting B-12, biotin, magnesium and other trace minerals. The essential trace minerals in the supplement can help you get through shopping, chopping, partying and start off the new year right.

MineralRich honored with Better Nutrition’s 2013 “Best of Supplements Award”

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We are proud to announce that MineralRich has been honored with Better Nutrition Magazine’s  “Best of Supplements Award” for 2013.  MineralRich not only has stood the test of time with over 20 years in the natural marketplace, it continues to be a leader in the mineral supplement category for the 5th continuous year (2008-2013).

Better Nutrition Magazine is the country’s leading independent health food store magazine.  To select the winning products, Better Nutrition Magazine conducts interviews with a panel of experts, including naturopaths, medical doctors, and experts in the supplement industry.

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The Quality Control & Quality Assurance Practices at Maximum Living

microscopeThe Quality Control & Quality Assurance Practices at Maximum Living consist of stringent procedures and quality checkpoints that are managed and controlled by a team of educated and experienced individuals. Our QC/QA staff has the authority to reject ingredients and finished product. The QC/QA team monitors and controls the manufacture of our products in compliance with the strict FDA GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) guidelines for Dietary Supplements, DSHEA, as well as all local, state and federal regulations.

Each ingredient included in our products is reviewed and tested using appropriate analytical methods specific to the nature of that ingredient. The ingredients are then designated with a unique identification code and assigned a unique tracking number, thereby providing a failsafe mechanism to prevent the misidentification of ingredients.

Review and testing continues through the various stages of the manufacturing process:

  1. Raw materials
  2. After blending is completed
  3.  In line during the manufacturing process
  4. Finished product, prior to bottling
  5. Packaged product

 

The ingredients are tested for:

  • Indentification
  • Potency
  • Heavy metal & microbiological contamination

The products are also tested for:

  • Compliance to product label specifications
  • Quality and consistency of tablet/capsules

The testing is performed onsite in our state-of-the-art lab. In all, our comprehensive quality program depicts the importance of our vision and the strength of our commitment to provide quality nutritional supplements to you, our most valued customer.

How Important are Minerals to Us? Are We Getting What We Need?

We often hear that certain foods contain a certain amount of vitamins and minerals. Minerals are important basic building blocks for proper nutrition and health. Without them, other nutrients are unable to function properly. Amino acids and enzymes don’t function as well as they should, resulting in other nutrients not breaking down enough to be properly absorbed. The end result; serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Minerals create a healthy environment in which the body, using vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and fats, can grow, function and heal itself. They are quite different from vitamins in their structure and the work they do, but the two enjoy an excellent working relationship.

Mineral Rich_9471smallwebA major concern is that throughout the last several centuries, and especially over the course of the last 50 years, the mineral content in our food supply has been severely altered or diminished. Once man began to constantly till the soil, the continuous farming coupled with severe weather erosion began taking it’s toll, gradually causing the soils to be deficient in minerals. Supplementation is the logical option.

Maximum Living® has combined essential macro minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, manganese, chromium and potassium in precise quantities with vitamins B-12 and biotin. We then blend in over 70 naturally balanced trace minerals in their ionic form, the most bioavailable form the body can utilize.

MineralRich® is a naturally balanced blend of essential minerals and trace minerals in their ionic form for maximum bioavailability.

MineralRich® is one of the most well rounded mineral supplements on the market today! Read more about it here!