I am SO glad you are here! Thank you for joining me today as we talk about oils and supplements to support the over-50 crowd.
The Baby Boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, are still currently the largest US population group, according to the Census Bureau (2010), numbering approximately 76.4 MILLION. Holy cow, that is a lot of people forgetting things and walking around feeling old.
If you don’t fit into the over-50 crowd, that’s ok. This information is definitely relevant to you, too. You can learn how to get ahead of everyone else AND you can help care for your parents and grandparents by sharing this info with them.
*I am not a doctor. I am not here to diagnose, treat, or cure any of your illnesses. The content I cover is for informational purposes only.
Young Living (YL) has a Seed to Seal guarantee. The company abides by very strict guidelines to fulfill this promise to us.
- YL owns its own farms, which no other major company does. It has partner farms all over the world that have to abide by the same standards, too
- YL won’t plant on soil that has been in contact with ANY chemicals within 50 years. (Organic standards are only five years!)
- YL picks the absolute best seeds from strong, thriving plants
- YL hand weeds and uses its own oils on plants for weed and pest control to avoid harmful chemicals
- YL harvests at peak times to ensure you get the highest quality oil
- YL distills on site at the proper temperature, to allow the oils to maintain the most of their naturally occurring constituents as possible, without chemicals
- YL tests every batch multiple times, and in multiple ways, throughout the process with state-of-the-art equipment and on-staff scientists
All of these factors make a HUGE difference in quality and effectiveness. If a batch doesn’t meet YL standards for any reason, it doesn't get bottled up to distribute. Young Living would rather have something go out of stock than let an inferior product slip through to its members. It's rare to find a company with such integrity, transparency and high standards!
Check out more about their Seed to Seal promise at http://www.seedtoseal.com
Before we dive into specifics, let's talk about usage and safety. Don’t worry. There is not a list of “adverse effects.” That’s not how natural products work. Instead, you just should keep a few safety tips in mind as these are powerful products.
- When using pure essential oils, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil
- Do not put them in your eyes or ears
- Follow the directions on labels
- The NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) suggests that elderly clients may have more skin sensitivities so a reduced concentration/dilution may be indicated
The solid-colored labels have aromatic and topical directions on them. The labels that are white are from the Vitality line and have dietary instructions on the labels. (Same oil inside, different label outside, that’s it!)
There are three ways to use Essential Oils:
- Topically - Dilute with a carrier oil like V6 from Young Living, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil. Apply to your skin. They are quickly absorbed and effective.
- Aromatically - Use in a diffuser, inhale from diffuser jewelry, or put it on your hands, rub them together, and cup them over your nose and breathe in.
- Internally -Young Living oils in the Vitality line are safe to ingest and are rated GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) by the FDA.
Young Living offers 600+ essential oils and oil-infused products to help support EVERY system in your body. Don’t worry, I won’t cover them ALL, just the best ones to target the biggest needs as you age. Ningxia Red, a whole-body supplement, is perfect for everyone, no matter the age!
The Ningxia wolfberry is one of the highest whole food sources of potassium and fiber, and is grown in a region of China near the Himalayan Mountains known to be one of the richest sources of other minerals and organic nutrients found on earth. It has been used for thousands of years to support longevity, immune function, and to aid in the natural detoxification of the body.
A study done in the population of people living in the valley where most of the Ningxia wolfberries are consumed showed that 80 persons per million people were over the age of 100 in that area compared to 5 persons per million in the rest of China.*
NingXia Red can help prevent oxidative stress, support eye health, and provide energy throughout the day. It is delicious on its own, in a smoothie, or with a few drops of your favorite dietary essential oils.
I love adding a drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit or Orange Vitality oil to mine, but experimenting with new flavors for a customized blend is always fun!
What if you could increase your energy with a pill and a few drops of oil in the morning and have no side effects?
Vitality essential oils like Peppermint and Black Pepper have been shown to support healthy circulation and promote increased energy. Add a drop or two to your NingXia Red daily.
Peppermint oil can also
- Cool fatigued muscles after physical activity when applied topically
- Produce a focused environment when diffused
- Create an invigorating and refreshing experience when inhaled
- Relieve head tension when applied topically
MultiGreens™ will give you more mental clarity, pep in your step, and improved overall stamina.
Clinical experience has shown that before putting essential oils in MultiGreens, there was a 42% absorption in 24 hours. After adding essential oils to MultiGreens, blood absorption increased to 64% in 30 minutes and 86% in one hour. This means that cells were now receiving nutrients that they had previously not been able to assimilate. (Essential Oils Desk Reference, 6th Edition, p. 267)
MultiGreens is a nutritious chlorophyll formula designed to boost vitality by working with the glandular, nervous, and circulatory systems.* MultiGreens is made with spirulina, alfalfa sprouts, barley grass, bee pollen, eleuthero, Pacific kelp, and therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Unless you're able to eat a wheelbarrow full of greens everyday, you need them! Leafy greens are critical for good health and if you are like most of us, you just don't get enough.
Of course physical activity can increase your energy levels through many different means. It increases the blood flow to your body, which supplies more oxygen and in turn boosts energy and reduces fatigue. Exercising regularly can also reduce the risk of stress and anxiety, and many diseases including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and even some cancers!
*Always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
I don’t think I need to tell you how important it is to have a healthy heart.
As you begin to ramp up your physical activity, it is also important to keep that blood flowing by maintaining proper circulation.
CardioGize is a supplement that helps support a higher quality of life, healthy heart function, and proper blood circulation with essential oils and a balanced, heart-healthy combination of herbs and compounds..
This supplement was specially formulated by Young Living Founder D. Gary Young. This is what he had to say about the research and reasoning behind the supplement:
“I have been doing my own investigating about heart conditions worldwide, but especially in America, and was amazed when the data showed the deficiencies to be very similar all over the world.
I wanted to conduct research and study herbs used in different countries that particularly give strength, energy, and good nutrition for normal heart function, so we had many herbs shipped in.
After testing to determine their various compounds, I put the formula together for the most synergic, powerful, and beneficial response for the body. CardioGize will surely join the ranks as another great Young Living supplement.” -Young Living Founder D. Gary Young
Isn’t it comforting to know that Young Living goes to such great lengths to ensure you are getting the very best?
You can learn more about the benefits of CardioGize here: https://static.youngliving.com/en-US/PDFS/CardioGize_PIPwobleeds_US.pdf
The older you get, the more concern you have regarding Alzheimer’s and dementia. Research has been conducted that shows certain essential oils, like Rosemary, Peppermint, Basil, and Lemon, can improve mental alertness and memory function, keeping the brain functioning at full capacity.
OmegaGize³™ combines synergistic ingredients that when used daily, support normal brain, heart, eye, and joint health.*
Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin D-3, and CoQ10 (ubiquinone) work with the essential oils to create an omega-3, DHA-rich fish oil supplement that you will want.
Two things to note about this supplement are:
1) Unlike pretty much every other Omega-3 supplement I’ve ever tried before, this one has NOOOO fishy aftertaste. Major bonus.
2) Just like you find with YL’s other supplements, Omegagize also is infused with a proprietary essential oil blend. Due to the typical American diet, our bellies just don’t absorb as much as you would hope from our food and nutritional supplements. Pure dietary essential oils make the nutrients more bioavailable, increase their potency, and add additional profound health benefits. Don’t waste your money taking a supplement from the store that you aren’t going to adequately absorb.
Mindwise supports your brain and heart with medium-chain triglycerides and a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids. YL also included vitamin D3 and the proprietary MindWise memory blend—made with bioidentical CoQ10, ALCAR, and GCP—to deliver even more brain and heart support. Its exotic seeds, berries, and juice extracts give it a flavor you will love.
Made with exotic sacha inchi seed oil, acai puree, pomegranate juice and extract, turmeric, essential oils, and more, MindWise is a nutty, fruity supplement you’ll love to take every day! Young Living formulated this daily cognitive and cardiovascular supplement to help support your brain and heart wellness.* This product is available in a liquid multi-use bottle or convenient sachet packets!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Bones and joints feeling a little achy and creaky?
Regular movement and exercise will help strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, and improve balance, which are all good things that you should do, but here are some easy supplements to take that are going to make a HUGE difference in how you feel.
Agilease is a joint health supplement that’s perfect for healthy individuals who are looking to gain greater mobility and flexibility. Take daily to support joint health or as a preventative measure to protect joint and cartilage health.
Young Living uses unique and powerful ingredients such as frankincense powder, UC-II undenatured collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium fructoborate, and a specially formulated proprietary essential oil blend of Wintergreen, Copaiba, Clove, and Northern Lights Black Spruce—oils that are known for their joint health benefits.
BLM™ supports normal bone and joint health.* This formula combines powerful all-natural ingredients, such as type II collagen, MSM, glucosamine sulfate, and manganese citrate, enhanced with therapeutic-grade essential oils. These ingredients have been shown to support healthy cell function and encourage joint health and fluid movement.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Young Living’s Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains.
Have pain? PUT THIS ON! A little goes a long way and it works FAST!
If you want the details on how and why it works, here it is. Methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect.
The easiest and most cost-effective way to become a member of Young Living is to invest in what is called the Premium Starter Kit (PSK).
Since most of these products are not included in a PSK you can take advantage of the Basic Kit which is only $45. The Basic Kit includes a few great products like the Stress Away oil, a sample of the Thieves Household Cleaner, your no-strings-attached membership, and more. Then you can add on the other products you want to try from this class and start feeling younger in no time.
If you are mostly interested in the NingXia Red product, Young Living does offer a NingXia Red Premium Starter Kit for $170. It will give you enough NingXia Red for 2-3 months and the chance to try a few other products like NITRO for even more energy, Stress Away oil, and the plant-based Thieves cleaner.
Use this link to order: LET'S GET STARTED
INSIDER SCOOP: Young Living’s supplements are typically a one-month supply. That means you will need to reorder each month. Doing this on the rewards program will help you SAVE money and get free products at the same time.
Whether you are joining as a new member or you are an existing YL member, Essential Rewards (ER) is the best.
As a new member, you can use your FIRST order as the first Essential Rewards order as long as you order 50 PV in addition to your Basic Kit. One box of Mindwise or the NingXia Red kit will reach the requirement.
ER is similar to other monthly subscription boxes that send out a mix of products every month, except for one major difference - you can customize your ‘wellness box’ EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. YAY!
You can also change your process date, which makes it very convenient to get what you want when you want it. This commitment makes it easy to plan and budget, and is delivered right to your door!
HOW WILL I SAVE BY ORDERING ON ER?
Good question. ;)
You are eligible for discounted bundle packs of products like NingXia Red. You get points back every single time you order, and free gifts just by ordering. If you want ALL the details about ER, take a look below.
- You need to place one order of 50 PV or higher each month on ER
- With every ER order, you will get a % back in points for future use towards FREE products
- 10% back months 1-3
- 20% back months 4-24
- 25% back months 25+
- Each item has a PV (product value/personal volume). Usually one dollar equals one PV but not always, so please pay close attention so you can reach your monthly PV goal.
- You will also get ER exclusive FREE gifts for ordering on the rewards program when you reach 100PV or 190 PV. Additional FREE incentives are available, too!
- You will receive loyalty gifts for staying on ER for 3, 6, 9 and 12 consecutive months.
- You can join and cancel ER at any time, without penalty.
- Members on ER are also eligible for the YL GO or YL GO+ FREE shipping subscriptions. All the details for this program are under the Essential Rewards section in your Virtual Office, which you can access once you are a member. It’s similar to Amazon Prime - only BETTER!! This program includes priority order processing and $10 flat-rate overnight shipping!
Thank you so much for through this post. I know you set aside some important things to be here, but making your health a priority is so worth it for you and your loved ones.
This information was intended to help broaden your horizons regardless of age, gender, activity level, or location. There are MANY more fantastic YL products to help support your daily living, and I hope this has given you some great ideas to revitalize your youthful spirit.
With a Young Living membership, you have the opportunity to help your friend (or two, or three) get a Premium Starter Kit and, while you're at it, get your oils paid for! It's as easy as passing your member number along, as this is a referral-based company where you’re meant to SHARE!! I'll help you when the time comes.