Mushrooms have been part of folk medicine for centuries. Thought to promote health and longevity, these highly-prized fungi were used throughout Asia, Eastern Europe, and by the Ancient Egyptians. In ancient China, the Reishi Mushroom, was thought to bring balance to a body that is out of equilibrium.
Prized for their health-promoting properties, therapeutic mushrooms were, until recently, virtually unknown in the West. But thanks to modern research, the mechanisms behind the magic of therapeutic mushrooms are gradually being uncovered. Some of the most widely studied varieties include Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis), and Shiitake (Lentinula edodes).
Reishi have been called the “Mushroom of Immortality” and the “Elixir of Life.” They have been shown to contain more than 400 biologically active compounds, which seem to have a wide range of effects on human health. Among these are Beta glucans, which promote the activity of macrophages and lymphocytes, and are also thought to promote healthy cholesterol levels; and Ganoderic acids, which are thought to modulate the immune system, meaning they promote immune activity when a threat is perceived, and slow down immune activity when the immune response is excessive. Preliminary research also suggests ganoderic acids also support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels and liver function.
Also known as the “Caterpillar mushrooms”, this highly-prized mushroom variety grows mainly on the Tibetan plateau at a high elevation of 14,000 feet and is produced only in small quantities. It is thought to support energy, appetite, stamina, libido, endurance, and healthy sleep.
Shiitake are thought to support the immune system by supporting the production of interferon, a family of compounds that helps the body resist illness. They also are a source of letinan, a type of beta glucan; eritadenine, a compound which may help support balanced cholesterol levels; and lenthionine, which may affect platelet aggregation.
The Benefits of Mushrooms from Youngevity
If you want to discover the amazing health benefits of mushrooms, consider trying the following Youngevity products:
#24220 Triple Truffle‚Ñ¢ Chocolate. These delectable, premium dark chocolate truffles feature calcium, vitamin D and magnesium for strong and healthy bones; reishi mushrooms for powerful immune support; and ethically-traded, kosher-certified antioxidant-rich cocoa.* They’re the ultimate guilt-free chocolate experience!
#RG083 – Reishi Complex by R-Garden. A unique combination of two powerful mushrooms, Reishi and Coriolus, plus the enzymes Amylase and Lipase for superior absorption.
#RG011 – Cordyceps by R-Garden. Containing 500 mg of Cordyceps sinensis and 20 mg of Lipase, this amazing formula is processed with a proprietary PhytoCell process that breaks through the spore walls to release more and higher amounts of the bioactive compounds.*
#RG013 – Cordyceps Plus by R-Garden. Cordyceps Plus contains a unique blend of immune supporting botanicals including Cordyceps sinensis, white Chinese Panax Ginseng, and Chinese Rhodiola.*
#82505 Immu-911‚Ñ¢ by Supralife. Formulated for broad-spectrum immune support, Immu-911‚Ñ¢ features Colostrum, Astragalus Root, Echinacea, Pau D’Arco, and a proprietary blend of mushrooms including Shiitake, Maitake, White Wood Ear, Cordyceps, Split Gill, and Turkey Tail varieties.*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure any disease.
Seven Tips for Building a Strong Downline
When you are building your business, you are building a relationship with your customers through sales, but you should also build a healthy relationship with your sales team. Here are seven tips to help build a strong team and keep your business growing every day.
TIP #1: GET PERSONAL
Your team wants to know one another and share a common goal. Send a monthly newsletter with sales tips, monthly numbers, information on the top salesperson, etc. Offer a free forum or chat group to your team so everyone can share ideas and offer support to one another.
TIP #2: BE AVAILABLE
Schedule time to speak with your sales team often. Constant contact will show them that you care. This gives your team a chance to share their concerns, thoughts, and ideas with you. It also allows them the opportunity to ask questions.
TIP #3: HOLD A CONTEST
You can use a company-offered contest or come up with something on your own such as offering prizes or free services, special discounts, or coupons to the team member who recruits the most new distributors. Of course the nice thing about promoting the company sponsored contest is they pay for it!
TIP #4: WRITE BLOGS
Article marketing provides an avenue for free website traffic. You can also create banner ads linking to your website where your products are sold, then submit them to various free article directories.
TIP #5: EDUCATE YOUR TEAM
Provide your current sales team with powerful information about your business and products. By educating your sales team, you will create an aura of excitement. This excitement pushes your team to recruit their acquaintances into this wonderful opportunity for self employment.
TIP #6: LOSE YOUR MIND
Sometimes the silliest ideas are the ones that often get noticed in sales! If you’ve been playing it safe, get crazy with promoting your business. Print fliers, bookmarks, calling cards, booklets, etc. Focus only on promoting awareness of your business instead of generating sales. The sales will come!
TIP #7: DON’T STOP
It has been said many times that for every nine “no’s” you get, you’ll get one “yes.” Don’t stop promoting recruits, regardless of how many “no’s” you’ve had this far. Eventually someone will say, “Yes!” In fact, I think it’s fun to say “I won’t stop approaching people today until I have 20 “No’s”- It’s a fun way to turn the tables.
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