Gosh, I haven’t logged on in a while, and I have a ton of love(hate) comments from zeal reps. First, I have to throw out some self indulgent interesting facts before responding to the redundant accusations and ribbings of those folks.
1. I hit 15,000 views, thanks folks! Also, I appreciate the genuine messages of appreciation I have gotten.
2. The day with the most views? Halloween. Mwuhahahahaha. Odd, as that is my least favorite holiday (if you can call it a holiday, more like helliday, lol).
3. Zeal burn and heart palpatations seems to be making a rise to the top of my google webmaster search list. Go read the burn synopsis if you want to know why.
Now, do address the commentators. Now if you recall in some of my initial posts, I said that these folks were only using testimonials and marketing jargon, and were not willing to use scientific studies to back their claims. So this one, goes out to Nolan for proving me right. Actually, that is near the only refutations I have received to show that I am “wrong.”
35,000 satisfied consultants and many thousand more customers would seriously disagree with your statements here. Oh yeah and then there is the 3 board certified doctors and a world renowned personal trainer who have attached their name to the product and company.
Just what I said. 35,000 people trying to sell the stuff, and paid spokespeople say it is great! I have read the studies that zurvita linked to, and mostly they were great studies. in particular about certain micronutrients and antioxidants, and not about the individual ingredients of zeal. I could be a little bit fuzzy, but that is what I remember. There have been doctors that said ephedra is safe too. Look where that is at. I still hold that the best way to get your micronutrients and antioxidants is with a nutrient dense diet which is loaded with fruits and vegetables. You can throw in some dark chocolate, green tea and red wine too. Enjoy it for crying out loud.
However, what Nolan did call me on, is the other supplement and diet blog I am working on, and it’s lack of content. Actually, it lacks SO much that I haven’t linked to it yet. Also, McDonalds? Run as far as you can from this free radical inducing corn laden cesspool. There is already a crusade against McD et.al that is right on the money, so why mess with a good thing? That is perhaps one good thing I can say about zeal, not alot of corn/grains are involved, for which I am in favor of.
Nice regurgitation of “Z” facts. I think that will stick. “Z facts” will be the new term I coin for zurvitas info on their product. Point is, I wanted to get past that, and it in no way refutes anything I have typed. I wanted to do an in depth analysis of each ingredient. While I could have gone deeper, I feel like I got the gist of things across.
Let’s talk rice bran. Want to know how it is stabilized? After removing the bran, the bran oil will go rancid if the constituent called lipase is not inactivated. So they then they mix it with NaOH (lye) and water and toss it in a centrifuge to separate the insoluble parts. Sounds delicious. I always say eat food, not food product, but this grain slurry is finding its way into many food products because of it’s apparent nutrient density, which I guess is better than maltodextrin and other rice products. It is worth noting that stabilized rice bran is nothing new, and has been used in the equine market for quite some time.
As for network marketing, I have no qualms with it in general, and I think I have been pretty clear on that, and I have already explained why I don’t like the way zurvita reps do it. You are seeing it first hand. Testimonies and paid doctor advertisements are all we need, right?
Funny how our military practitioner wants to try some of our Zeal. I have tried everything that the big box “Supplement” stores have had to offer and been on Nutrisystem as well for weight loss. Nothing has worked as good as this product. I feel great, have been able to modify my diet, eating smarter, and began working out again. Don’t seem to be experiencing any bathroom issues and with that said I never trust anyone who claims to work for the government. I did for 21 years and know what I am talking about.
Rick doesn’t trust anyone who works for the government, yet he follows someone who works for the government’s advise when he/she recommends zeal. LOL. It is cool Rick, I don’t trust them either. You have their outrageous macronutrient recommendation which is way too carb heavy (unless you trudge out 6 miles a day, but that is no fun) and the fact that the FDA has been bought out by big agra and big pharm lobbyists. (I could make an entire blog on this one alone) Why should you? I have never used the government to make my point nor stood behind them in any aspect. They of course are neutral to this whole thing, and it isn’t even a blip on their radar, so why would they care? Nutrisystem is disgusting, preservative laden, bordering on inedible stuff. Not to mention I have multitudes of problems with it. At best it teaches portion control, and maybe that is the best, and only good thing about it. My wife did in fact try it. That is how I know it is disgusting. There is enough wiggle room in it, that without proper education, you can gain weight. Plus, I don’t blame you for quitting, it is just terrible. But at the end of the day, no supplement causes you to lose weight, it is about the calories in/calories out, and what type of calories you have. I already stated why zeal can help you lose weight here if it bothers you that much.
For one it is not a pyramid scheme. Just like any direct sales, Avon, Mary Kay, Tubberwear etc you CAN make more money with people under you. A pyramid is you only make money by recruiting people. That is not the case with Zeal for Life.
If you have done so much research and are posting about it you would realize you spelled Advocare wrong which makes it look like you didn’t do much research.
What do you think of the Centrum vitamins. The first two ingrediants in those are used in producing concrete. The third is used in lethal injections to stop the heart and the fourth is glorified wood pulp.
Zeal doesn’t say anywhere to stop your medications that is a persons choice they are making on their own. We are not doctors or medical professionals and never claim to be.
I am not sure what has you so up in arms about Zeal. I also can’t find anything about your certification for you to be making the medical claims you are making. If you would like to share them I would love to look at them.
C&C mom makes fun of me for spelling advocare wrong, which was preceded by her spelling tupperware wrong. Obviously, I am a moron. She would be right though. I didn’t research advocare a whole lot. This probably warrants another post, so I will make it quick and toss out the similarities between advocares 24 day challenge, and zeal’s 30 day challenge.
The cleanse, just about a mirror image, really. Senna = laxative, the other “glorified wood pulp” products you were just mocking. Pretty much a mirror image, albeit, with less nasty stuff in it.
I do like that they provide an omega 3 supplement fortified with Vitamin E (speaking of vit. e I am going to go grab some almonds). Zeal doesn’t do that.
Their vitamin drink has relatively the same micronutrient content, but skips the wonky naturals. Their “burn pill” doesn’t seem to have nasty, nasty bitter orange in it (unless that is what citrus flavonoids are, in that case, sneaky sneaky) and their protein shake is roughly the same. All things being equal, I would actually say advocare’s set up is safer and just as effective.
About centrum’s calcium carbonate? Yeah, they put that in cement, and antacids. I believe the street name for it is chalk. We find it in lots of things. It is one of the things that zeal lacks, calcium you know. It is probably what they would use to fortify it if they worried with it. It is actually an all natural substance, which would go hand in hand with everything else in zeal, including the glorified wood pulp. Plus, I like Naturemade, but it still has calcium carbonate. It certainly isn’t the most bioavailable but works, is effective, and an FDA approved treatment for certain ailments. It is worth noting that calcium citrate increases aluminum absorption so the carbonate is a better option. I don’t know the other two that are in concrete, silicone dioxide maybe? That is sand. I would say you would find that in concrete, and some zeal products have it. Interesting as silicone is also important for bone health. Iron is another ingredient the zeal system woefully lacks, it also plays a vital, yet lesser known role in bone health.
This is where I got my cement info. Sorry I am not a cement expert. I find ironic how many things in cement are needed for bone health. It is almost like we were created from dust of the ground.