Sunshine Family News – March 8, 2011 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family Newsletter
April 8, 2011

Homeopathic Products Being Discontinued
Available While Supplies Last

As you know, Nature’s Sunshine’s primary goal is to manufacture and offer the highest-quality herbal and nutritional supplements available. While homeopathic remedies have been part of the product offering for many years, the entire homeopathic line (44 products) only accounted for a little over 1% of our total annual sales in the US. For years, NSP tried to make a business out of these products, but as you can see, this line has never received a sustainable level of support, and therefore they’ve decided to discontinue it. All remaining homeopathic products are available while supplies last.

Replacement for Gatorade

Hopefully you’re not drinking Gatorade with the sugar, artificial colorings and flavoring, etc. but many people are. We’ve switched a bunch of people off Gatorade and onto Recovery over the many years that NSP has sold that product. Now we’ve got a more convenient and better formulation in Solstic Revive. It replaces vital nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium, lost during exercise, stress, exertion, dehydration and malnutrition.

Revive is perfect for before, during and after any strenuous activity or as a refreshing beverage anytime. It also contains 500 mg glucosamine per serving to help support joint and cartilage health plus l-carnitine, l-taurine, l-glycine, B vitamins, d-ribose, and extracts of pomegranate and grape skin. The amino acids help muscles, and there’s no sugar in it.

New Product Labeling

Maybe you’ve already ordered a product with the new labeling that will replace all labels on Nature’s Sunshine products. Currently there has been 22 categories of products and 600+ products to choose from. No wonder new distributors are totally overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

Now there will be only 4 categories plus one titled “Other.” The 4 main categories will be: Core Health, Weight Management, Energy & Fitness, and Systems. You’ve seen all of the Systems Packs with new labeling that were introduced at convention. Each of these categories has a specific color so you’ll know instantly which category they fit into. Green for Core Health, Orange for Weight Management, Yellow for Energy & Fitness, and Blue for Systems.

Read more about the Brilliant Body categories.

New Systems Packs

These convenient cello pack programs are great for those who don’t know what to buy for the health problem they want to improve. They were put together with input from the manager field and Steven Horne had a lot to do with designing the programs contained within each of them.

We often get questions from customers wanting us to decide for them what to take. Legally we can’t do that with FDA/FTC laws since we’re an internet business. The new System Packs have provided a way for us to recommend them as a great place to start when somebody is experiencing a health problem. Health problems will generally fit into one of the 10 systems that NSP offers, so it’s a great place to begin for those who are not sure what to order. It also is over $40 so it makes it easy to sign them up as a new member to build your group.

Did you join in on Steven’s webinar last month: “Implementing NSP’s New Programs into Your Herbal Practice”? View the archived version.

Jump Start Packs & Caribbean Cruise For Two

The main question most distributors get from potential customers is: Where do I start? With all the wonderful products NSP provides to build and repair health, it’s difficult for customer and distributor to come up with where to start, so NSP has taken the guess work out of the equation.

They’ve combined products from 3 of the 4 new main categories of products: Core Health, Weight Management and Energy & Fitness.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics 34% of Americans are obese, 32.7% are overweight and 6% are “extremely” obese. This study took place 2005-2006, so the numbers are climbing. Childhood obesity is also reaching epic proportions. The CDC reported in May 2008 that 32% of U.S. children were overweight and 16% obese.

If you tackle the core problems in health today, people will notice results quicker and that will encourage them to stay with the program. Look at what’s in the Jump Start Packs:

JumpStart Basic:
Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals (without iron)
SmartMeal Vanilla and SmartMeal Chai (30 servings total)
Solstic Energy (30 stick packets)

JumpStart Plus:
SmartMeal Vanilla and SmartMeal Chai (30 servings total)
Solstic Energy (30 stick packets)
Super Trio®

JumpStart Complete:
SmartMeal Vanilla and SmartMeal Chai (30 servings total)
Solstic Energy (30 stick packets)
Super Trio®
Wild Berry CleanStart®

These packs are on sale through April 15, so you still have time to take advantage of the sale for yourself, family or customers.

Check out the details of the Caribbean cruise promotion on the NSP website.

Manager Committees

NSP’s CEO is implementing Manager Committees for various areas of the NSP business so that field input will be provided with each committee being chaired by a Home Office employee. The term seems to be designated as one year. The committees will be: Events & Recognition, Tools & Education, Business Development, and Product Development.

Recent Magazine

You don’t have to be a Manager to read the Manager Extra magazine online. The March 2011 issue has a lot of information on the new products and the reformulated products, so don’t miss getting the details and the opportunity to learn more about the NSP product line so you can Share Sunshine with those you love. Read March issue here.

FREE Webinars – Add to Your Knowledge Monthly

These webinars are a great way to learn more about Nature’s Sunshine a few products at a time. You will always gain information for personal use in your family and have new information for others who talk to you about their health problems.

Tune in live at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, or watch the Webinar at your Convenience through Friday of the same week. To watch, visit www.NSPwebinars.com or listen by phone: 1-712-432-0453, PIN#8626 (not a toll-free call).

Upcoming Schedule:

Conquer Allergies – April 19th

Natural Health Education Series 2010 Seminar

Featuring Brilliant Body, Nature’s Sunshine Products brand-new series on the body systems. You will receive in-depth training complete with information on how to apply this knowledge to your business.

Respiratory System – Take a closer look at the system responsible for delivering oxygen to the body.

The Liver / Hepatic System – The hepatic system is a crucial part of metabolism, detoxiication and digestion.

Loving Your Lungs – Conquering Asthma and Allergies Naturally – Join us to learn more about your lungs, allergies and asthma.

Brilliant Business – A Step-by-Step Plan for Sharing & Growing – You’ll learn the ins and outs of the NSP party plan, how to maximize the marketing plan and get useful tools to help you reach new levels in your business.

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Our Website Is For You … Not Just Shoppers

The Herbs Place has been adding content to the website since it began in 1998 and we’ve never stopped. There’s a lot of information there for you, so make use of it with the search engine. There are over 8,000 pages and literally a million links to information. For ideas on health problems, use the online catalog. Testimonials are favorites since they tell you what worked for somebody else. We can’t show them on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we have posted years of success stories on our TheFrugalLife.com site. You can share these testimonials with customers by cutting and pasting it into an email.

Pet Resources

Some people in our group love working most with animals instead of people. We have herbal success stories for pets in the pet area of The Herbs Place website. Also check out our dedicated pet website, Healthy Pet Corner, and use the search engine.

Nature’s Sunshine’s Website Business-Building Resources

Each distributor has their own learning style and today’s training is geared with that in mind. Nature’s Sunshine has a lot of content and education online in various formats of reading, viewing videos or listening to audios, along with local seminars each year. Plan to attend the scheduled webinars which are still free. Most companies charge for these, so don’t ignore these great educational benefits.

Make the investment to spend hours on the website and find out what all is available to you there. There are links to the blog and Sunshine Community and forums. There are webinar, magazine and article archives.

My NSP Websites

If you have or want a MyNSP Website, you have access to a lot of information on building your business with an online focus. If you haven’t signed up for your website yet, please use our account number as your referral when you do: 109373

Other Business-Building Resources

Natural Health School – Free Herbalist Training Course

Nature’s Field – Free Subscription

NSP Business Builders Forum

Getting Health Questions Answered

NSP Forum – No longer Active – Search for posted responses

NSP Advisor – Specific questions about health

Product and Health Information by Steven Horne

Modern Herbal Education

Herbal Education Articles

Books, CDs, DVDs, Etc. – Building Your Own Library

Nature’s Treasure Chest – Ailment Guide

Sound Concepts – Nature’s Tools

Herb Allure

TreeLite.com

Online Herb and Dietary Supplement Information

PDR Health
PDR Health is an online source of health-related information that is written with the consumer in mind. It is broken into four main sections: disease overviews, treatment options, drug information (includes information on prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, herbs and nutritional supplements) and clinical trials.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and has become the largest reference source on the Internet. Type in the name of an herb, supplement, health condition, etc., and you will be guided to entries with extensive information. One word of caution: Anyone with computer access to Wikipedia can edit the entries. As a result, the entries are quite up to date, but there can also be significant misinformation.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau and Natural Products Foundation
This website contains information about the supplement industry as well as herbs, vitamins and homeopathic remedies. It also has a link to an online version of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau’s publication, Field Guide to Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Mayo Clinic
The renowned Mayo Clinic weighs in on health and healthy lifestyles. This site covers health and nutrition at every stage in life.

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