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Sun, Mar 5 - Lessman TS values and other specials

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Hi everyone, I know that number of Wenners use these products, so I'm mentioning it here. I wanted to let everyone know that Andrew Lessman (Procaps Labs) is having a TS for his crazy great Essential-1 with 2,000 IU Vitamin D3 multivitamin this weekend. -- In particular the CVS is always a really great value, especially in the largest 400 capsule size (which is always where the very best value is). Additionally, for today's TS, Andrew has ... Below is a comparison of today's TS pricing (listed first) versus the regular daily pricing (listed second & third): 

 

Essential-1 with 2,000 IU VItamin D multivitamin - Today's Special (TS) 

 

400 capsules -- $79.90 (TS) ---- $119.90 / $129.90 (regular 360 cap size)

200 capsules -- $49.90 (TS) ---- $69.90 / $74.90 (regular 180 cap size)

100 capsules -- $29.90 (TS) ---- 27.90 / 29.90 (regular 60 cap size) 

50 capsules -- $17.90 (TS) ---- 16.90 / 17.90 (regular 30 cap size) 

 

Note: The regular priced sized (listed second and third) are for his  Essential-1 with 1,500 IU Vitamin D3 and  Essential-1 with 3,000 IU Vitamin D3 respectively. These two formulas are available all the time, while today's TS is for the formula with 2,000 IU Vitamin D3. -- Otherwise, all of the other ingredients and ingredient levels in these three Essential-1 formulas are exactly the same. -- Also, in each size, the TS version has more capsules in it than the regularly available versions.

 

The largest size is always Andrew's best value, and this TS size (400 capsules) is an exceptionally crazy great value. -- The price is a 33% savings off of the regular 360 capsule size (1,500 IU D3 version)... and has 10% more capsules than the 360 capsule size. -- So, essentially it's a 43% savings. Smiley Wink

 

 

You'll find more information in the Wellness forum Andrew Lessman - January 2017 Visits - Chat Here thread that @VaBelle35 started for more information on Andrew's supplements.

 

Additionally, there are a number of other special pricing offers, as well as FREE SHIPPING on all purchases, available until at least through today (Sunday)... though maybe through Monday, March 5th at 9pm ET if Andrew has a monday night show (I'll have to update this later because I'm not sure if he's having a monday night show).

 

 

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His Essential-1 is a crazy good multivitamin that I personally think that everyone should consider purchasing. -- I can't say enough great things about Andrew's Essential-1, in particular (and I've been using his supplements since 2007). 

 

If you are curious about Andrew's supplements, then his Essential-1 products are the place to start and this TS (today only) is the time to take the plunge. -- Last night, Andrew also said that if a person only wanted to take one of his supplements, that the Essential-1 was the place to start. Smiley Happy

 

This is the very best TS value that Andrew has ever offered on his Essential-1 product. lol, the value is sooooo very good that I'm trying to justify purchasing today's TS... even though I'm very well stocked up on it. -- Btw, on a regular basis I take an even more comprehensive version (called Elite) of Andrew's Essential-1, but I take his Essential-1 whenever I'm away from home or traveling (since it's an easy one capsule *s*).

 

His ingredients are top quality and with all the great ingredients Andrew puts in it, I don't see how he can make any money on it. Honestly, I think he just sells it at around cost to people because it's such a foundational product. lol, no one will get me to think otherwise. -- As Wenners know, Chaz doesn't make any money on his part of his Wen TSVs at QVC: it's Chaz's gift to his customers. -- I think the Essential-1 pricing is Andrew's gift to his customers. Smiley Happy

 

I put my late 80s parents on the slightly more pricy Essential-1 with 3,000 IU Vitamin D3 (versus the regular Essential-1 w/ 1,500 IU Vitamin D3) and it brought their Vitamin D3 levels up to 30 in three weeks. -- The normal B12 range is 500-1,000 and my mom's B12 came back at 982 after using it for three weeks. -- I mention this because, as people get older, it's even more difficult for them to absorb supplements... and B12 is notoriously difficult to absorb.

 

They've done very well with Andrew's supplements and that makes me very happy. Smiley Happy

 

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And make sure that you take a little bit of fat with your Essential-1 multivitamin because some of the individual vitamins are fat soluble (e.g. Vitamins A, D, and E). -- That means they won't be absorbed by your body (in your intestines) unless there is fat the meal with your multivitamin. -- If you take Omega-3 with your meal, you should be fine. lol, to be on the safe side, I always bite my Omega-3 capsules open when I swallow them (Andrew's Omega-3 capsules are fairly soft). Otherwise, you could take a teaspoon of either coconut oil or olive oil just to be safe. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

-- bebe Smiley Happy

 

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Below is his schedule for this weekend (courtesy of @CWS22 ):

 

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NOTE: All times are Eastern Time (ET)

 

Saturday, March 4
11:00 PM – Midnight

Sunday, March 5 – Today’s Special

Essential-1 with D3 2000
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Noon – 2:00 PM
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

 

 

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 Below is Andrew's latest post on this weekend (courtesy of @VaBelle35 ):

 

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THE WORLD’S FINEST MULTIVITAMIN:
ESSENTIAL 1 TODAY’S SPECIAL.
PLUS, THE INDISPUTABLE POWER OF DIET:
MY RECENT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

With all the influences around us, it is very easy to forget, or to simply overlook, the unrivaled power that diet possesses to either enhance or harm our health.  Nothing comes close.  Other than our genes, which we are born with and cannot change, how we eat is our most powerful weapon against disease and the ravages of aging.  I recently had a firsthand reminder of this power and it has changed my diet forever.  I will discuss in greater detail below, but it is undisputed that the foundation of our best health is eating well.  Our health (good or bad) is directly connected to what we put in our bodies.  We can always blame our parents and our ancestors for our genes, but regardless, we possess great power through our diet.  The right path is not confusing, since we only need to look toward the Mediterranean or Asian Diets for some basic foundational principles of healthy eating.  Speaking about a nutritional foundation, it is appropriate that this month’s Today’s Special be a special version of our Essential 1 multivitamin, since just as diet is the foundation of good health, Essential 1 is the perfect foundation of those nutrients lacking from even the healthiest of diets.  I will also introduce our March Monthly Specials: CholestaCare, Ultimate Oatmeal and Ultimate Oat Bran.  These three products are particularly relevant, since they relate to my discussion below of my most recent blood tests and the dietary changes they inspired.  Ultimately, we are all getting older and the youthful “immunities” we may have once possessed are sooner or later relinquished with age.  In my case, my lifetime of security that came from “perfect” numbers was suddenly gone and I was shocked to find myself in a high risk category.  That was humbling and alarming, but also inspiring, since none of us are doomed to be the helpless victims of aging.  This seemingly bad news inspired change and with it an opportunity to remind myself of the supreme power of diet to influence our health and to thereby reduce our lifetime risk of virtually every health condition and disease.  I will explain in further detail below, but first our upcoming Essential 1 Today’s Special…

 

Nothing speaks more clearly about Essential 1 than the experiences of those who use it.  Currently there are over 2,900 reviews and almost 2,600 of those reviews are perfect 5-Star Reviews.  That is an astonishing 4.7 Star average, with almost 97% positive reviews!  It is even more impressive if one considers that multivitamins are typically among the most negatively reviewed supplements.  It is easy for me to prove why no multivitamin possesses the unique ingredients, purity and effectiveness of Essential 1, but even more important is Essential 1’s unsurpassed gentleness.  Unlike most vitamins that come as large, difficult to swallow and digest, artificially-colored tablets, Essential 1 comes in a small, soft, easy-to-swallow capsule that is guaranteed gentle even to the most sensitive stomachs.  Essential 1 is mild despite offering potencies that far exceed any of the world’s leading multivitamins.  It also does so without any added ingredients – NO colors, binders, fillers, lubricants or other chemical additives.  This weekend’s Today’s Special is a unique new formula delivering 2,000 IU of our special Vitamin D3 daily.  I have always considered 1,000 IU the minimum daily level of Vitamin D3 to be consumed, but 2,000 IU is the level at which Vitamin D3’s greatest benefits commence.  That is the same level of Vitamin D3 found in separate high potency supplements and it now comes with your daily Essential 1.  That amount of Vitamin D3 alone would cost almost as much as Essential 1.  Essential 1 also contains ultra-high levels of our unique Coenzyme Methyl B12 (250 micrograms).  It is uniquely absorption-protected and therefore guaranteed to deliver its vital benefits.

 

 It is unlike any other Vitamin B12 found in any other multivitamin.  Like Vitamin D3, the value of the Vitamin B12 alone in Essential 1 would justify its purchase.  In other words, if you consider only a few of the two dozen key ingredients in Essential 1, you are saving multiples of what you are spending.  For just pennies per day you get our best formula at our best pricing ever, providing high potencies of Vitamin C, D3, E and all the B-vitamins, including B12 and high levels of Biotin (the costly beauty vitamin), along with all key minerals, as well as costly Lutein, Lycopene and Zeaxanthin (glaringly absent from most leading multivitamins).

Multivitamins are the one area of supplementation where the medical community is in agreement about their necessity.  And, if one does their homework, it is easy to conclude that Essential 1 is the finest multivitamin investment one can make.  I would agree that today’s Essential 1 is the most important product we create and the single most important capsule that anyone could contemplate taking on a daily basis.  I look forward to discussing the science and why over the course of this weekend.

 

I have mentioned recently on-air that there were some unpleasant changes in my recent blood test numbers.  February was my birthday month, so I suppose that is a good time to discuss the passage of time…otherwise known as aging.  The scientific and medical communities seem to accept the inevitable deterioration in our health numbers as a result of aging.  Until recently, I had no such personal experience, so I remained grateful to my parents for my seeming “immunity.”  Throughout my life, no matter what I ate, my numbers remained perfect.  My blood pressure has always been on the low side (110/50) and my fasting blood sugar (80s) and my A1C (5.2) are great.  All that remains unchanged; however, recently, my previously perfect lipid numbers had suddenly taken on a life of their own.  When I was a vegan in my 20s, my total cholesterol was under 120 and my LDL and HDL were both in the 50s, with triglycerides in 30s.  Even when I was no longer a vegan and freely consumed animal products, including butter, eggs, cheese, cream, red meat, chicken, etc., my total cholesterol remained under 150 with an HDL in the 60s, an LDL in the 70s and triglycerides in the 40s.  My lipid numbers had always been great despite a diet rich in cholesterol and saturated fat.  It was only in the last 5+ years that my lipid numbers started their unfortunate climb.  About 5 years ago, my cholesterol went into the 160s, then the 170s, then the 180s and suddenly, just a couple of years ago, it was over 200!  Because of my exercise, my HDL (good cholesterol) remained quite high, so my numbers were still technically good, but they were no longer perfect.  I was disappointed, but not alarmed.  Then, suddenly, just 3 months ago, my total cholesterol tested at 235.  I did not believe it, so I retested it and it came back at 239!!  I was at a loss to explain this!  Where were my perfect numbers?!  In less than 10 years my total and LDL cholesterol had gone up more than 50%!  That is a huge increase in cardiovascular risk.  My perfect numbers were now far from perfect!  How could this have happened so suddenly?!  Either way, I was not going to throw in the towel or give up.  I was not going to be the victim of aging without a “healthy” fight.

 

The competitive part of my personality kicked in and it was now, “Me Versus My Cholesterol.” smile I have always said that diet is the most powerful tool for our good health, so it was time for me to get serious about diet.  Medications were a last resort, so I was willing to make whatever dietary changes were required.  I immediately eliminated all egg yolks, and eggs have always been one of my favorite meals or snacks throughout the day.  Eggs are also the principal source of cholesterol in many diets.  In the past, it would not have been unusual for me to eat more than a dozen eggs in any given week.  I eliminated heavy cream, which Muriel would add when making her yummy scrambled eggs, and I also eliminated cheese, butter, milk, red meat, etc.  My primary sources of fat became extra virgin olive oil and avocados, nuts and seeds.  My sole sources of animal protein became fish, chicken, turkey and egg whites.  I started each day with a bowl of Ultimate Oat Bran or Oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed, 2 capsules of cinnamon extract and some sliced almonds or pecans.  Throughout the day, I ate healthy vegetables, legumes and soups, as well as sautéed edamame and/or dark green salads (with fish, chicken, turkey or egg white added).  For dinners, I had fish or chicken with vegetables.  Even if I had a fruit smoothie, I would sprinkle oat bran and flaxseed into it, along with my protein powder.  I also took Fibermucil and CholestaCare capsules with every meal.  A few weeks later, I called my doctor, who has been a friend for the past 30+ years, and told him I wanted to come back to get re-tested to see what my dietary changes had done for my numbers.  He said, “Give it a chance.  It has not been long enough.”

 

I was still so curious that I went to a local lab for a quick test and lo and behold, less than 30 days later, my total cholesterol was now 159 (an 80-point drop!) and my LDL was now back under 100.  My doctor could not believe my results and actually asked if I was taking some cholesterol lowering medications.  Now that was funny! smile I said, “No,” so he encouraged me to stop by and get retested just to confirm my new results. I did so and by that time my total cholesterol was down to 151 (an 88 point drop!).  Seeing those rapid results truly inspired me and now I am even more diligent with at least 2 days per week being vegan days.  As a result, my lipid numbers have only gotten better and they are back to those “perfect youthful” numbers from my 30s.

 

Although we cannot stop aging, we retain the power to determine how we age.  We are not victims.  We can determine so much of our future by being intelligent about our diet.  Aging increases our risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke, and even conservative physicians attribute more than 50% of that risk to our diet and lifestyle.  I attribute closer to 80% of those disease risks to our diet and lifestyle.  This should be inspiring and not depressing.  Aging is not a curse, but an opportunity.  Even the greatest of genetic gifts will not last forever.  How we exercise our free will when it comes to diet goes a long way to determining how long we will enjoy this precious gift of life.  Just 90 days ago, I would not have believed it possible, but today, my cholesterol numbers are now as good as they have been in decades.  We are all aging, but we need not be the victims of that process.  Our dietary choices exert the greatest influence (good or bad) on our future health and aging.  All this talk about how to eat might sound funny coming from a “vitamin guy,” but both ethically and technically speaking, even the best vitamins cannot compare to the supreme power of a healthy diet.  My hope is that my recent experience might serve to inspire others to consider that every time we eat something, we take our health, and with it our destiny, into our own hands.

 

 If we were choosing for our children or someone we love, we would encourage them to make the very best choices.  Of course, they would hope that we would choose the same for ourselves.

 

See you on Saturday evening and throughout the day on Sunday.

 

Best of health.

 

Andrew

 

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His vitamins are the best - and that is the best price I've seen for D3 by far!  Did not know about the Omega 3 having to be taken with it though for absorption.

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His vitamins are the best - and that is the best price I've seen for D3 by far!  Did not know about the Omega 3 having to be taken with it though for absorption.


 

Hi @hoosieroriginal, you can take any fat with the multivitamin to make sure the Vitamins A, D & E all get properly absorbed. -- I suggested one of these three fats (Omega-3, coconut oil, or olive oil) because they are all healthy fats. 

 

It's also a good idea to take your supplements at mealtime when your body is already digesting food. 

 

-- bebe Smiley Happy

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@bebe777.  Thanks for posting.  I already ordered a big bottle in January as I ran out but jumped on this to stock up so I'll be good for a year.  Great savings.  Hope all is well with you.😊

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@bebe777 please remove me from the Andrew Lessman alerts. I am not using his products. Thanks! Smiley Happy

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@bebe777 please remove me from the Andrew Lessman alerts. I am not using his products. Thanks! Smiley Happy


 

Hi @HappyDaze, I hope you and your husband are doing well. Smiley Happy

 

I hope you've found another brand that works even better for you than Andrew's brand. Smiley Happy

 

I've taken you off my alerts list for Andrew's products.

 

-- bebe Smiley Happy

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@HappyDaze wrote:

@bebe777 please remove me from the Andrew Lessman alerts. I am not using his products. Thanks! Smiley Happy


 

Hi @HappyDaze, I hope you and your husband are doing well. Smiley Happy

 

I hope you've found another brand that works even better for you than Andrew's brand. Smiley Happy

 

I've taken you off my alerts list for Andrew's products.

 

-- bebe Smiley Happy


@bebe777 thank you! I don't currently use any supplements besides a vision one from Doctor's best. I do really like the choconuvo but now I have so much to last a lifetime, lol. I was thinking of the collagen but since it is derived from fish I can't do it. Smiley Sad