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  1. SetraVida Ingredients: What’s in the SetraVida Formula?

    ingredients setravidaImagine ingredients that can practically stop aging in its tracks.

    Because that’s what SetraVida ingredients can do.

    It’s a little heavy on the science but, please, stay with us, because it’s worth it to understand how the SetraVida ingredients work.

    Researchers have learned that one cause of physical aging is the shortening of telomeres in the body.

    Each chromosome has a “cap” at the end of it. This “cap” is called a telomere. When you’re young the telomere is long.

    But as you age, the telomere ages as well, and gets shorter. The shorter the telomere, the older you could look, feel, and frankly, are.

    So we’ve known that if we can stop the erosion of the telomeres, we should be able to slow the aging process. We just haven’t known how to help protect telomeres – until now.

    Telomeres are protected by an enzyme called telomerase. So long as the body has enough active telomerase, the telomeres, those caps at the ends of chromosomes, don’t shrink and die off.

    The only issue now was trying to figure out how to keep levels of telomerase high and active.

    Luckily for all of us, the scientists involved in the studies keep working – and have figured out the first steps to a potentially longer, healthier life! And it is…

    The Building Block of the SetraVida Formula

    …Setria, or Co-Factor G. A co-factor is a substance that keeps enzymes active, and co-factor G is the one that works to keep levels of telomerase active.

    How active? UP to 60% more active than in subjects with depleted levels of co-factor G. Which is why we made sure to include Setria in the SetraVida formula.

    So the telomerase stays active and the telomeres stay long!

    More SetraVida Ingredients Mean More Anti-Aging Power

    As undeniable as the Setria is, however, one ingredient isn’t enough to make an anti-aging formula. Not when we wanted SetraVida to be the well-rounded, age-fighting powerhouse you deserve.

    But what other ingredients would be unique enough to be worthy of being paired with Setria? How about another substance that your body already produces naturally?

    You know that antioxidants stop oxidative stress, but what most people don’t know is that there’s a supercharged antioxidant that can neutralize oxidative stress.

    It’s called superoxide dismutase, or SOD, and yes, this super antioxidant already exists naturally in your body!

    But the levels of stress your body is exposed to are just too high for the natural levels of SOD to keep up.

    Until now.

    Because researchers have discovered a way to boost levels of SOD, thanks to a melon with twenty times more SOD than any fruit you’ve ever eaten. It’s musk melon, or cucumis melo if you want to be official. And we were determined to make it one of the SetraVida ingredients.

    As you know, nothing is as important to your health as getting the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. You just probably didn’t know that there were nutrients that might help protect you from aging at the genetic level.

    In the SetraVida ingredient list, we call them scientific names, but you’ll just call them “amazing”. Because preliminary research looks like the SetraVida ingredients may protect your heart, circulatory system, metabolism, eye sight, and more against the ravages of time.

    Think about it, combating all the markers of aging. While there’s no fountain of youth, the SetraVida ingredients that make up this life-changing new formula could make a long, vibrant life more of a reality than ever before, regardless of how old you are now.

    If you’re ready for more tomorrows, you’re ready for SetraVida today.


  2. Everyday Things You Can Do to Boost Your Libido

    things everydayIf you listen to commercials, it seems like the only everyday thing you can do to boost your libido is to change your diet.

    It’s enough to make a man decide to put up with a slow sex life instead.

    Luckily, there are plenty of other everyday things you can do to boost your libido, without having to rely on something questionable or live with a lackluster love life!

    1. Ask about your other medications. Most people don’t consider a lagging libido as a medical side effect, but several common medications can dampen your drive. If you’re on other medications, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about possible side effects. Especially if your lack of interest coincided with a new prescription.

    2. Use a lubricant. As women age, dryness can become an issue. And dryness can lead to painful sex, which isn’t a good time for either of you. Don’t take it personally, though. It’s a physical, not emotional, reaction. Find a lubricant she likes and look forward to making love again.

    3. Get some rest. Think about when you’re tired – you have no energy, you’re not interested in much, you’re irritable and unenthusiastic. None of that is conducive to a satisfying sex life. So make sure you’re getting the sleep you need. Go to bed earlier, or set your alarm later. However if you can work more sleep into your schedule, do so. Your libido will thank you.

    4. Have date nights. A date accomplishes two very important things. First, it’s a way for the two of you to connect over something you both enjoy. But just as importantly, making more of an effort than moving to the couch and picking up the remote makes you more likely to want to do more than watch television in the evenings. And while it can be as elaborate as dinner and a show, it can also be as simple as heading to the bookstore, buying a tea, and wandering the stacks together. The key is to make an effort to do something that will bring you together.

    5. Work sex into the schedule. If the problem is you aren’t ever in the mood, waiting until you’re in the mood certainly won’t help. Instead, schedule sex out a few days. Give yourself a chance to think about it, anticipate it, and look forward to it. Flirt with each other leading up to it. By the time your “appointment” arrives, you’ll be more than ready. And if you’re still not? Have sex anyway. In many ways, your libido is a use-it-or-lose it response. But the very act of having sex is often enough to rekindle those flames.

    6. Relax. Life is stressful. By the end of the day, when many people are deciding about sex, that stress has taken its toll. The last thing you want is to say yes to anything intimate. Instead of rejecting the idea out of hand, though, take a minute and a deep breath. Find a way to relax. Take a hot, soaking bath. Pour a glass of wine. Whatever works to relax you, because if it relaxes you, it will boost your libido.

    7. Take it to the kitchen. No, we don’t mean have sex on the counters (although…). But aphrodisiacs aren’t just old wives’ tales. Figs, avocados, oysters, and chocolates all have reputations for being sexy foods. And, of course, there are drinks, too. A glass or two of wine, especially red wine, really can help you get in the mood, as well as help you relax. Just be sure to hold it at a glass or two, because more than that can become counterproductive. Instead, drink Argi-Vive III, the male performance drink with everything you need to boost your libido! The specially designed formula will make you proud to drink pink!

    A lagging libido may be a natural part of aging, but it doesn’t have to be an inevitable or permanent one.

    There are easy, everyday things you can do to boost your sex drive and get the romance back in your relationship.

    A little time, a little effort, and a little Argi-Vive III, and you’ll both be looking forward to nights in again.

  3. Lumbar Spine Stretches and Exercises to Erase Your Lower Back Pain

    stretches lumbar spineWhen your back hurts, all you want to do is stop and rest.

    As counterintuitive as it seems, though, the key really is to get up and get moving.

    Lumbar spine stretches and the right kind of exercise can be your first step back towards feeling good and living pain free.

    The key is to choose your exercise and lumbar spine stretches wisely.

    Because some of the most common stretches and exercises can do more harm than good.

    When your back hurts, avoid toe touches, leg lifts, and sit ups.

    Yes, they can help stretch and strengthen a healthy back – but one that’s already hurting will only make it worse!

    So what are you supposed to do? Try these exercises and lumbar spine stretches, instead. And feel your pain melt away. Continue reading

  4. My Eyes Are Dry - Now What?

    dry my eyesWhen your eyes are dry every day feels like an annoyance.

    No, there’s nothing seriously wrong, but there’s certainly nothing right, either.

    On bad days, life can become an itchy, scratchy irritation one just has to get through.

    That’s no way to live life!

    Luckily, just because your eyes are dry doesn’t mean you have to live with it.

    Let’s take a closer look at dry eyes, and the natural ways you can manage them. Continue reading

  5. Men Over 60: How to Enjoy Sex for the Future

    over 60 menMen over 60 have to learn how to deal with so many changes – to their health, to their bodies, and yes, to their sex drives.

    But just because things are changing doesn’t mean things have to be bad.

    Your sex life can be different, and still be fulfilling and sexy!

    These tips can help men over 60 navigate the changes in the bedroom without ever missing a beat – Continue reading

  6. Don't Ignore These 9 High Blood Pressure Warnings

    warnings high blood pressureToo many people are unaware that high blood pressure comes with warnings.

    They think that high blood pressure is something you can’t identify until you’re in the doctor’s office waiting for the cuff to release.

    But that is a false and quite frankly dangerous misunderstanding of how high blood pressure works.

    High blood pressure warnings do exist, and you can identify them. You just have to know what they are. Continue reading

  7. 11 of the Best Herbs to Defeat Your Pain

    herbs bestThere’s so many health-related things you can do naturally these days – so why are you still using scary drugs to relieve your pain?

    Because there’s no need to! Not when there are herbs that work just as well at relieving your pain.

    Look no further to find the best herbs for easing your pain.

    Give up the NSAIDs and stick with your healthy lifestyle even when it comes to pain relief. Continue reading

  8. How to Enjoy Good Sugars this Halloween

    sugars goodHere’s our secret – we haven’t eliminated sugar from our diets completely.

    The occasional treat is simply too delicious for us to get rid of it completely.

    After all, have you seen our BenVia Gold brownie recipe?

    Have you tasted it? So no, we haven’t given up sugar completely.

    The key, though, is that we use good sugars the majority of the time, and save traditional sugars for very occasional indulgences.

    Which makes Halloween tough, because there are chocolates, candies, and desserts everywhere this time of year.

    And none of those bags you see at the grocery store are sweetened with good sugars, you just know it.

    We aren’t, however, willing to throw away our occasional taste of traditional sugar on the mass produced stuff that will fill trick or treat bags later this month.

    Luckily, we don’t have to – and neither do you. Not with these good sugar desserts that taste just as good as anything made with traditional sugar! Continue reading

  9. 8 Rules for Defeating Anxiety That Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You

    anxiety defeatingAlthough defeating anxiety is one of the most important things you can do, it’s also one of the most intimidating.

    After all, part of anxiety is the feeling that you can’t ever get better.

    How are you supposed to defeat anxiety when the very fact that you have it makes you feel like you can never defeat it?

    First, it’s vital that you lose the stigma about having anxiety.

    Talk to your doctor. Admit you’re struggling with it. There are ways your doctor can help.

    But your doctor isn’t the only one who can help with defeating anxiety.

    You have a powerful ally where you might not expect it: yourself.

    In spite of what the anxiety may have you believing, you really can help manage, control, and defeat it. Continue reading

  10. BP Complete 120 Ingredients: What’s in the BP Complete 120 Formula?

    Ingredients BP Complete 120When you take your health seriously, you’re not willing to trade one unhealthy condition for another.

    You’re not willing to trade worrisome blood pressure numbers for worrisome blood pressure remedies.

    So instead of jumping blindly on the bandwagon of the next new thing, you do your research. You ask questions.

    We get that. We respect it. Which is why now that we have a new blood pressure support supplement, we want to ask – and answer – your questions before you ever have to.

    What are the BP Complete 120 ingredients? How do they help keep your blood pressure where you want it?

    And what makes the formula so special? Continue reading

  11. 14 Dull Skin Remedies Your Ancestors Used

    remedies dull skinThere are commercials for wrinkle reducers and skin tighteners, but you rarely see dull skin remedies.

    Which doesn’t make sense because wrinkles and sags aren’t the only skin issues you deal with as you age.

    At some point, most people are going to look in the mirror and see something…different. It’s hard to identify what’s changed at first.

    There are no new wrinkles. Nothing’s sagging more. But your skin seems duller. Gray. Flat. It’s not your imagination. Your skin does lose its glow the older you get.

    And that’s why you need dull skin remedies, as well as wrinkle reducers and other anti-aging suggestions.

    Luckily, there are dull skin remedies. Ways to counter the dullness and reclaim your youthful glow. And many of them have been around for centuries… Continue reading

  12. Nutrient-Rich Sweet Treats and Desserts

    rich-nutrientEating empty calories just to sate a sweet tooth is so outdated. But does that mean that you have to give up desserts entirely?

    Not if you follow a few simple guidelines and focus on nutrient-rich sweet treats! Continue reading

  13. BP Complete 120 Benefits: Help Improve Your Blood Pressure in 3 Steps

    Benefits BP Complete 120When we set out to develop our new blood pressure supplement, BP Complete 120, we knew exactly what we wanted the BP Complete 120 benefits to be.

    We wanted natural blood pressure support, based on cutting edge research, with no off-putting or frightening side effects.

    And if we could happen to make the last BP Complete 120 benefit be a tightly focused formula that only uses the best ingredients, well, that would be ideal. Continue reading

  14. Fight a Cold With These 5 Ultra-Nutritious Drink Recipes

    cold fightYou wash your hands regularly, use tissues when you sneeze, and make sure to get plenty of sleep.

    But with winter upon us, it’s sensible to wonder if you’re doing everything you can to fight a cold and stay healthy.

    If you’re looking to go the extra mile and supercharge your immune system – and who isn’t this time of year? – try these ultra-nutritious drink recipes, the easy and delicious way to fight a cold. Continue reading

  15. The Ultimate All-Natural Ear Wax Treatment

    treatment ear waxLet’s be honest – ear wax is not something people talk about.

    It’s hardly something people think about.

    But if you’re looking for an ear wax treatment, suddenly you wish more people would talk about it!

    Because even if you’ve never thought about it a day in your life before now, by the time you need an ear wax treatment, you’ve probably been thinking about it a lot! Continue reading

  16. Clean Your Lungs Naturally in 12 Easy Steps

    lungs clean yourDetoxing is all the rage these days.

    You’ll find articles on how to clean your liver, your kidneys, your digestive tract...

    But did you know you could also clean your lungs? And doing so is important!

    So many people smoked when they were younger, before society knew just how bad it was for your health.

    But even if you’ve never smoked a day in your life, you’ve inhaled pollutants, toxins, and chemicals. There’s just no way to avoid them all.

    Luckily, it’s easier than you may realize to clean your lungs. Simply follow these steps, and you’ll clean your lungs naturally, in just three days! Continue reading

  17. 8 Ways to Improve Night Vision At Any Age

    night vision improveMost articles that talk the talk about vision only address daytime vision.

    And they always seem to ignore ways to improve night vision. Why?

    You still need to see once the sun goes down, after all!

    Which is why in this article, we’re going to break out of the usual routine and look at how to improve night vision, so you can still see in the evenings.

    You may learn some new tricks – and be surprised to find out that some of the steps you’ve taken to protect your daytime vision are helping improve night vision, too. Continue reading

  18. Tasty Beauty Recipes Revive Your Skin’s Glow

    recipes beautyTopical ointments can only do so much to help revive your skin’s glow, so it’s important to work from the inside out, too.

    Which means diet, beauty recipes, and supplements are vital to looking your best.

    But what if you’re not the greatest in the kitchen? Or just don’t enjoy making elaborate meals?

    That’s when it’s important to know which foods work to help protect your skin – and have a few simple, delicious beauty recipes you can reach for.

    Mix and match any of these foods to create your own beauty recipes, or try one of ours, as is or for inspiration. Continue reading

  19. What Does Your Tongue Say About You and Your Health?

    health tongueYou can’t always tell much about your health just by looking in the mirror – unless you’re looking in the right place: your tongue.

    That’s right. You may be able to tell what’s going on with your health by paying attention to your tongue!

    Look for any of these tell-tale signs, because your tongue could be telling you more than you ever imagined. Continue reading

  20. Shrink Your Stomach Naturally with 10 Quick Techniques

    stomach shrink yourIf you’ve already turned your health around, or if you’re just looking to start, there tends to be one stubborn area that seems hardest to shrink: your stomach.

    Belly fat has a reputation for being some of the hardest to lose – which is even more frustrating because it’s also some of the most detrimental to your health.

    However, there are ways to shrink your stomach, even if you’ve already changed up your diet and embraced crunches! Continue reading