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Hi. My name is Dr. Todd Nilson and I'm a practicing physician in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah. I have a keen interest in health and wellness and in particular, to things that we can do as individuals to live better and healthier lives. I am also the director of the Agel Professional Advisory Team and I am grateful for this chance to share with you some of my knowledge about Agel's initial four products.
Before I get into the technical aspects of the products, I would like to discuss some of the attributes that a product must have if it is to survive in the marketplace. First of all, the product must be unique. Those companies that are category creators are the ones that go on to lead the industry. Second, the products must be effective. In short, they have to work. Third, the products need to be consumable. And fourth, they must have a broad market appeal. I am very happy to say that Agel has products that are an exceptional fit to all four of these criteria. Agel's products are fantastic and I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this great company. I believe that Agel is setting itself up to be the next giant in the nutritional industry.
So, let's ask some important questions. What is so unique about Agel? What is so unique about a gel delivery system? Why is this delivery system better than others? Well, there are a number of good answers to these questions and I would like to briefly touch on them in order to give you a better understanding of what a remarkable thing we have here in the Agel products.
First of all, what is so unique about Agel? Well Agel has put nutritional supplements in a gel suspension. They have introduced gelceuticals and nobody has ever done that before. What is so important about a gel delivery system for nutritional supplements and why is this delivery system better than others? There are three very important factors that influence the benefit of nutritional supplements. The first is the proper timing of ingestion. Second is compliance with a nutritional program. In other words, nutritional supplements don't do much if they're just sitting on the shelf without being consumed. Third is the bio-availability of the nutrients. If your body doesn't take up the nutrients, they will have no affect. Because of these three factors, timing, compliance and bio-availability, gel technology represents a significant advance in the method of delivery for vitamins, minerals and other important food supplements.
Just think how much easier it will be for most people to take their supplements now that they come in a gel suspension. Many people before gelceuticals, incuding myself, did not include in the health benefits of supplements either because of a physical inability or simply from a dislike of swallowing pills. Gel suspension drastically facilitates the ingestion of nutritional supplements and thus enhances compliance with nutritional programs that would otherwise go unheeded. It provides extreme convenience and allows for optimal timing of ingestion, which maximizes nutritional efficacy. Vitamins and minerals have a maximum uptake if consumed with food. With a portable gel pack on hand, just think how easy it will be to carry it with you to meals no matter where you are. Other nutrients require a certain time period prior to meals in order to reach maximum affect. With a gel pack the optimal timing can be achieved no matter what the circumstances.
Then there is the bio-availability of the nutrients. Bio-availability simply means how much of the good stuff actually makes it into the system to do its thing. In gel suspension, the nutrients are just sitting there waiting to be absorbed in the body. They are not compressed under extreme pressures into a tablet or capsule, but they are suspended in gel in their natural state. This is not to say that gel suspension makes these nutrients more available than in all pills and tablets, but we can say that in a gel suspension, the nutrients are immediately available for absorption and may be more available than many pills and capsules.
Why do we need to be taking supplements after all? Well most of us are not getting enough essential nutrients. We don't consume optimal amounts of the vitamins and minerals necessary for good health and chronic disease prevention through diet alone. In our modern day of fast paced living, we are under a great deal of stress and have become sedentary. Our eating habits have deteriorated so that a large part of our daily food intake consists of empty calories. For many of us, frozen microwave dinners and take out food have replaced our consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables; therefore, we are not getting the essential nutrients needed to keep our bodies healthy and strong. These optimal nutrients support our bodies in performing essential biochemical processes and serve to help us grow, fight disease and repair damaged tissue and cells. Without them we become prone to disease and ill health. As we do more to take care of ourselves, we will improve our quality of life. After all, we all want to feel good and have the energy to work hard and play hard.
Agel has come out with four initial products. The first of the products is Agel Min, spelled M-I-N, as in vitamin and minerals. This is our daily vitamins and minerals gel. It is simply a supply of 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of essential vitamins and up to 50 percent of the recommended daily intake of essential minerals. We're not trying to hype up a mega-vitamin pack or say that by taking large doses of one vitamin or the other that we can cure this disease or that. So what does the scientific literature support? Well, in 2002 the Journal of the American Medical Association included an article that reached the conclusion that pregnant women and the elderly should take supplements and, in addition, implied that it might be prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements.
In addition, other peer review statements in the scientific literature have come out advising all American adults to take a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. Are they recommending mega-doses of vitamins? No. They're simply recommending a supplement containing moderate amounts of the essential vitamins and minerals. In short, too much of a good thing can be harmful; therefore, Agel's formulation for a moderate dose of readily available vitamins and minerals in a convenient gel pack is ideal.
The second of Agel's products is called Agel Fit, F-I-T, and this is the weight management gel. We all know that being overweight is a common, frustrating problem and it would be wonderful if there were a magic pill that would melt away the extra pounds without any physical effort. Unfortunately, there is no such thing. Let's face it. Losing weight involves a simple equation. We have to burn more calories than we consume. Now this equation sounds easy, but the execution of a reasonable diet combined with a regular exercise program that is maintained over the long-term is not always easy.
Therefore, many people trying to lose weight will benefit from supplemental support as they face the inevitable obstacles along the way. So that's where Agel Fit comes in. This great tasting gel can help play a role in this frustrating struggle without the harmful affects of stimulants. The active ingredient in Agel Fit is a well-studied, patent pending form of HCA, hydroxyl citric acid, also called super citramax. It comes from the fruit called garcinia cambogia and has been shown in clinical trials to decrease body weight by reducing appetite and inhibiting fat synthesis without artificial stimulation of the central nervous system.
There are other products on the market that use HCA for weight management, but not all of them contain super citrimax. What makes this form of HCA so effective is that it is bound to calcium and potassium, which maximizes its solubility, thereby increasing its bio-availability. Add that to the fact that in Fit it is suspended in a gel formulation and we have the makings of an awesome weight management aid. Research has shown that HCA potency, bio-availability, timing of ingestion and dosage are the essential requirements for optimal results. According to the studies, the super citrimax works best if it is ingested 30 to 60 minutes prior to eating meals, three times each day. This will allow time for the absorption of the HCA and suppression of the appetite. With the convenience of a gel pack, timing the ingestion of this product in the 30 to 60 minute window will be a breeze. The revolutionary gel technology used to deliver this formulation not only improves the bio-availability of super citrimax, but also offers a convenience factor that can maximize the timing of its ingestion.
The third of Agel's initial product is called OHM, O-H-M, and this is an energy gel. It is a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs that complements a proper diet and regular exercise to help the body provide the extra energy required to meet every day demands. It was not designed to give an immediate boost of artificial energy like many of the other products on the market that contain mainly sugar and caffeine. Instead, Agel OHM looks to a B-complex vitamin based formula that acts as a coenzyme to facilitate the body's own metabolic processes required to convert carbohydrates into energy. Panex Ginseng is also included. It is a strong antioxidant helping the body to resist stressful influences. Panex Ginseng has been associated with beneficial effects on motor performance, cognitive behavior and overall quality of life.
Likewise, OHM contains Rodiola Rozaya to help improve physical endurance and mental performance and to reduce stress induced fatigue in humans. Shezandra is another premium herb used in OHM and this herb has been used historically and today to help improve concentration, strength, stamina, endurance and alertness without causing nervousness like caffeine related stimulants. Derivos is an essential component of energy production and Taurine has been found to have positive effect on heart muscle function.
The fourth of Agel's initial four products is Agel EXO, E-X-O, as in exotic fruits. It is a proprietary exotic fruit antioxidant gel. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent cellular damage in our bodies. Our body has its own process of repair, but with the stress of current lifestyles and increasing amounts of pollutants in the environment, we may need some extra help. Ideally we can get most of the antioxidants we need by eating fruits and vegetables, which are essentials of a healthy diet. However, in today's fast-paced world, we sometimes replace fresh fruits and vegetables with less than ideal choices. Therefore, enhancing our less than optimal diet with an exceptional antioxidant supplement may be extremely beneficial. EXO is a powerful blend of 14 different unique whole fruit puree's and plant extracts from around the world, each with its own unique properties.
This distinctive formula contains 14 potent botanicals that each, when tested individually, was found to have a very high total antioxidant capacity. Now imagine the extraordinary benefit of EXO, a highly concentrated gel made up of not one, but 14 of these antioxidant rich fruits and herbs. What's more, because EXO is made up of whole fruit purees' and plant extracts, we get the added benefit of the vital chemicals which are non-nutrient plant components, flavenoids, phenols, alium compounds, that aren't found in antioxidant pills. In fact, there is still some question in the literature whether or not antioxidant supplements are beneficial when taken as a pill or capsule. Why is that? Well because they're lacking the other phyto-nutrients contained in the whole fruits and vegetables.
What are the facts? The facts are the consumption of fruits and vegetables has been associated with lower incidents and lower mortality rates of cancer. The official recommendations are for each of us to take five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Well how much do we actually get? The average intake ranges from one to four servings daily. So by taking Agel EXO we can fill that gap in a very healthful and meaningful way.
To summarize, Agel has an initial line up of four fantastic products, each with a very unique formulation for health and wellness. But that is just the beginning. As I look into the future of Agel and see the incredible potential for future products that will maximize the effectiveness of a gel delivery system, I am further convinced that in short order, Agel will be at the forefront of the nutritional industry.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Agel products. I look forward to meeting you in person as you take this great journey with us.