Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ARE THERE OILS TO STRENGTHEN MUSCLES?

According to the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley, the best essential oils for development of muscles are WINTERGREEN and PANAWAY blend. There are several supplements made by Young Living that are especially good for muscles: BE-FIT, POWER MEAL, PURE PROTEIN COMPLETE, and VITAGREEN. VitaGreen is especially good for stimulating and strengthening muscles as it contains so many “greens”.

The brief description of the products mentioned is also taken from the Reference Guide with my additions in italics.

Note: The heart is also a “muscle”, so these supplements would be quite good for the heart . . .

BE-FIT: A high-powered formula for enhancing strength and endurance and promoting muscle formation. These are capsules.

POWER MEAL: A complete vegetarian protein drink mix containing NingXia Wolfberry (high in protein and amino acids) and MSM (organic sulfur), and Siberian ginseng. This is a meal replacement and has the ability to build lean muscle tissue.
NOTE: I have personally used Power Meal both as a “meal replacement” and consumed it between meals as it is far healthier than most other snacks! In fact, I believe that Power Meal was the key to my overcoming my addiction to sugar.

PURE PROTEIN COMPLETE: This product is meant for those interested in a high-protein diet as part of a fitness or weight-loss program. It is not designed as a meal replacement, but as a supplement. The ultra-clean protein blend comes from New Zealand and is certified grass-fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, and chemical-free whey protein. Because it is a blend, the proteins metabolize at different rates which assists in maintaining stable blood sugar levels, which has been shown to reduce food cravings.

NOTE: This product is a drink mix which was not available when I was a “sugar addict”.

VITAGREEN: High protein, high energy chlorophyll formula that helps the body maintain a high energy level. VitaGreen contains ingredients that may aid in cleansing the blood and supporting the immune system. Barley grass and spirulina have been reported to help balance blood sugar levels, alleviating that tired, run-down feeling. High in chlorophyll, VitaGreen may support the thyroid, the digestive system, and strengthen and stimulate muscle development.

NOTE: ALL of the Young Living supplements contain essential oils, which have been shown to increase the blood absorption significantly. VitaGreen comes as capsules. It was the first capsule to contain essential oils – and the one that Mary Young rates as her absolute favorite.

Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health. However, we are required by law in the USA to state, "These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”.


Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.

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