June 8, 2011 by VeMMA Home Office
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The Partridge Family… the Osmonds… the Jacksons. We’ve all heard of the family band. Now let’s learn about the family brand! Like all families, the Vemma family of brands is a diverse group with a lot of similarities at the core. In today’s installment, get to know each member of our brand family: VeMMA®, VeMMA Verve!©, VeMMA NEXT©, and VeMMA THIRST™.
At the top of the VeMMA family tree is the premier VeMMA formula! VeMMA enjoys wielding its nutritional power and proudly wears VeMMA’s classic color palette of orange, gray and white. As **** of the family, VeMMA quietly insists that all other formulations carry its name so everyone is aware of the family connection… and everyone is proud to do so.
The Bundle of Energy
Every family has one: the vivacious member who’s always on the go, running committees and taking on ambitious projects. In the Vemma family, that’s Verve! Bright, energetic and maybe even a little “dotty,” there’s serious substance behind that cheerful polka-dotted exterior. More than anyone, Verve knows what it takes to keep going, and wears its jauntily unique font and exclamation point at all times like dashing accessories.
The Small Fry
As the baby of the family, VeMMA NEXT knows how to get everyone’s attention. With its colorful spectrum of hues, cartoonish graphics and happy stick figure, NEXT brings a smile everywhere it goes. It’s not just a cute face! VeMMA NEXT is specially formulated with essential nutrients for children.
Sleek, bold and strong, VeMMA THIRST is all about powering you through tough workouts and busy days with healthy hydration. THIRST is serious, and that splash of orange on the sleeve aptly illustrates its quenching qualities! Whether you’re hiking a mountain or chasing a toddler, power your daily activity with VeMMA THIRST.
Of course, VeMMA, like all families, is always growing. If you're a Brand Partner, you'll be able to pre-order VeMMA ***-e Weight Management System on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving. If you're not a Brand Partner, then you'll have to contact me AFTER the New Year, and who wants to "weight" that long?
Well, I did it! August 21st, I celebrated my 58th birthday by walking in the VERY HILLY Abe's Amble 10K run/walk through the Illinois State Fairgrounds and Oak Ridge Cemetery (history quiz... what famous American President might be buried there?). My beloved sister-in-law, Kathy Rubinkowski, motivated me to join her on this amazing trek (I know, I know; it was only 10K / 6.2 miles...).
Kathy trained regularly for the event while I, living in definitely-non-hilly (and perhaps slightly mis-named) Rolling Meadows, IL, pretty much did not. Kathy **** away the course, coming in at 1:26:20, while I was a little bit farther back at 1:44:56. BUT! I finished, and I did NOT come in LAST! Also, I blame at least ten minutes on having to stop to rearrange the heel inserts in my shoes four times during the race...
By the way, we had to be at the starting line at 6:30 a.m., and my Verve! really helped get me going. That plus, the temp/humidity levels were already really high, even at that early hour, and drinking 2, 20-ounce bottles of water w/Thirst! during the race seriously got me through the whole thing with no worse after-effects than a two-hour nap before making the four-hour drive back home to Rolling Meadows.
Thank you, VeMMA, for giving me the wellness tools to help get my body back into decent shape!
Verve Energy Shot vs. Plain Energy Shots
Today’s modern world has us running to catch up, leaving us drained of energy and rarely stopping to make sure we’re getting the nutrition we need. With greater demands on our time, energy shots are a popular trend. Why take the same old shot with not much more than *-Vitamins when you can get a natural boost of energy and liquid vitamin nutrition in one?
Fuel your body with what it needs most with Verve Energy Shot. You get the best of both worlds: the powerful energy you desire, and the nutrition you need.* It’s the natural choice for people on the go who are mindful of their overall health. Recharge with the great-tasting tropical flavor and a rush of healthy energy unlike any other!*
Your Best Shot for Healthy Energy!*
How much energy can you pack into a sleek, 2-ounce shot? Enough to power you through the day and provide your body with premium liquid nutrition to keep you going strong! With 160 mg of natural caffeine, Verve Energy packs the punch of about two cups of coffee, and is full of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in the Vemma formula. With only 3 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of sugar and 10 calories per serving, it’s a low-carb shot that offers healthy energy wherever you are, whenever you need it!
Loaded with the Good Stuff and None of the Bad:
160 mg of natural caffeine
Great-tasting tropical flavor
12 full-spectrum vitamins
Over 65 plant-sourced minerals
Organic aloe vera
Organic green tea
Antioxidant blend (vitamins A, C and E)
No artificial flavors or colors
No jitters or crash
Bottoms Up for a Top Choice!
The next time you’re looking for a quick energy fix, healthy energy beats just energy every time. When you’re pushed to the limits, treat your body to Verve Energy Shot!
You risk nothing, because you're protected by our...
30-Day "Empty Bottle" Money-Back Guarantee
As Vemma Founder and CEO, I receive stories everyday from people telling me how Vemma has helped make a positive difference in their health and life. And I want you to be just as confident!
Because we want everyone to have the opportunity to try our ultra-premium wellness products, we offer a risk-free, 30-day "empty bottle" money-back guarantee. If you don't experience a positive difference in the way you look and feel, simply return the product for a 100% refund, even if the bottles are completely empty! With this simple promise, there's no reason not to try the amazing Vemma products and discover why we believe Vemma is an invaluable choice for investing in your long-term health and wellness.
Here's to your health,
Vemma Founder and CEO
Try Verve Energy Shot Today!
When it comes to the nutritional needs of you and your family, there’s finally a single, ultra-premium, liquid formula that provides the vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed for optimal health.* Physician-formulated and clinically studied, the Vemma formula is featured inside all of our wellness products to give you choices for superior nutrition that best fit your lifestyle.
The original superfruit in a super formula...
Vemma’s 90-plus nutrients nourish the body at the cellular level and you only need one, 2-ounce serving daily to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs for a targeted nutrition program.* Featuring a powerful blend of the ****** mangosteen superfruit, organic glyconutrient-rich aloe vera and organic decaffeinated green tea, Vemma is quite possibly the world’s most powerful liquid antioxidant.
Here are just some of the healthy benefits the Vemma Nutrition Program™ gives you:
Protects and Supports a Healthy Heart*
– Supports ##cardiovascular health## and helps healthy red blood cell formation and nervous system functioning.*
- Maintains healthy levels of the amino acid homocysteine.*
- Protects cellular function and supports healthy cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.*
- And it provides * vitamins at heart-healthy levels.*
Enjoy Healthy Eyes, Skin and Hair
– Helps create and maintain healthy skin, eyes, teeth, gums and hair.*
- And it helps promote good vision, night vision, and eye health.*
Creates Abundant Energy
– Plays an important role in protein and carbohydrate absorption and metabolism.*
- Assists in energy conversion and the production of energy from glucose.*
Supports Your ##Immune System##
– Supports your ##immune system## and enhances immune response.*
Nutrition for the NEXT generation...
Children have ******* needs when it comes to nutrition. And in the days of “on-the-go” fast food and sugary snacks at school, kids don’t often get the proper nutritional foundation that’ll help carry them through their adolescent years. Sure they have endless energy now, but the nutrition they get now will set the stage for their sense of well-being down the road.
Vemma NEXT is perfect for the growing years of 2–12. Kids love the amazing, kid-friendly creamy orange flavor with no preservatives, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and parents can rest easy knowing they’re giving their kids a "superjuice" for "super kids."
Give your body what it THIRSTS for...
Now you can get all the benefits of hydration without the undesirable ingredients found in other sports drinks, like over-abundant sweeteners and artificial coloring. Vemma THIRST™ replenishes your body with an advanced electrolyte, carbohydrate and amino acid blend.*
Perfect for everyone pursuing any activity, once activated with water, Vemma THIRST:
- Nourishes by delivering an ultra-premium supply of vitamins and plant-sourced minerals.*
- Protects against cellular damage with the antioxidant-rich Vemma nutrition formula.*
- Supports recovery by supplying key, protein-building amino acids.*
- Replenishes electrolyte levels.*
- Sustains energy with specialized carbohydrates for active lifestyles.*
Insanely healthy energy…*
If you crave a healthy energy alternative that refuels and revives your body quickly without a jittery feeling or energy crash, then you’re gonna love Verve!* With a convenient and fast-acting boost of energy, Verve has a delicious tropical fruit flavor, patterned after the very popular mangosteen fruit.*
Available in a refreshing energy drink or convenient energy shot, Verve gives you...
- A delicious, fast-acting energy blend.
- 12 full-spectrum vitamins and plant-sourced minerals.
- An ****** mangosteen and aloe superjuice blend.
"My task was specific: develop an ultra-premium nutrition program that is the most powerful liquid antioxidant available. To ensure the highest quality, I oversee and control all aspects of the manufacturing plant.
The result, I believe, is the perfect prescription for your optimal health."
– Yibing ****, M.D., Ph.D.
Vemma Director of Product Development and Research
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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I don't know who wrote this, and it really doesn't matter. Some things are just too true to hide.
I think we all need to read about a real Christmas every year around Christmas time. I hope you feel the same way after reading this.
"Pa never had much compassion for the lazy or those who squandered their means and then never had enough for the necessities. But for those who were genuinely in need, his heart was as big as all outdoors. It was from him that I learned the greatest joy in life comes from giving, not from receiving.
It was Christmas Eve. I was fifteen years old and feeling like the world had caved in on me because there just hadn't been enough money to buy me the rifle that I'd wanted for Christmas. We did the chores early that night for some reason. I just figured Pa wanted a little extra time so we could read in the Bible. After supper was over I took my boots off and stretched out in front of the fireplace and waited for Pa to get down the old Bible. I was still feeling sorry for myself and, to be honest, I wasn't in much of a mood to read Scriptures. But Pa didn't get the Bible, instead he bundled up again and went outside. I couldn't figure it out because we had already done all the chores. I didn't worry about it long though; I was too busy wallowing in self-pity.
Soon Pa came back in. It was a cold clear night out and there was ice in his beard. "Come on, Matt," he said. "Bundle up good; it's cold out tonight." I was really upset then. Not only wasn't I getting the rifle for Christmas, now Pa was dragging me out in the cold, and for no earthly reason that I could see. We'd already done all the chores, and I couldn't think of anything else that needed doing, especially not on a night like this. But I knew Pa was not very patient at one dragging one's feet when he'd told them to do something, so I got up and put my boots back on and got my cap, coat, and mittens. Ma gave me a mysterious smile as I opened the door to leave the house. Something was up, but I didn't know what.
Outside, I became even more dismayed. There in front of the house was the work team, already hitched to the big sled. Whatever it was we were going to do wasn't going to be a short, quick, little job. I could tell. We never hitched up this sled unless we were going to haul a big ****. Pa was already up on the seat, reins in hand. I reluctantly climbed up beside him. The cold was already biting at me. I wasn't happy. When I was on, Pa pulled the sled around the house and stopped in front of the woodshed. He got off and I followed. "I think we'll put on the high sideboards," he said. "Here, help me." The high sideboards! It had been a bigger job than I wanted to do with just the low sideboards on, but whatever it was we were going to do would be a lot bigger with the high side boards on.
After we had exchanged the sideboards, Pa went into the woodshed and came out with an armload of wood - the wood I'd spent all summer hauling down from the mountain, and then all fall sawing into blocks and splitting. What was he doing? Finally I said something. "Pa," I asked, "what are you doing?"
"You been by the Widow Jensen's lately?" he asked. The Widow Jensen lived about two miles down the road. Her husband had died a year or so before and left her with three children, the oldest being eight. Sure, I'd been by, but so what?
Yeah," I said. "Why?"
"I rode by just today," Pa said. "Little Jakey was out digging around in the woodpile trying to find a few chips. They're out of wood, Matt."
That was all he said and then he turned and went back into the woodshed for another armload of wood. I followed him. We loaded the sled so high that I began to wonder if the horses would be able to pull it. Finally, Pa called a halt to our loading, then we went to the smoke house and Pa took down a big ham and a side of bacon. He handed them to me and told me to put them in the sled and wait. When he returned he was carrying a sack of flour over his right shoulder and a smaller sack of something in his left hand.
"What's in the little sack?" I asked.
"Shoes, they're out of shoes. Little Jakey just had gunny sacks wrapped around his feet when he was out in the woodpile this morning. I got the children a little candy too. It just wouldn't be
Christmas without a little candy."
We rode the two miles to Widow Jensen's pretty much in silence. I tried to think through what Pa was doing. We didn't have much by worldly standards. Of course, we did have a big woodpile, though most of what was left now was still in the form of logs that I would have to saw into blocks and split before we could use it. We also had meat and flour, so we could spare that, but I knew we didn't have any money, so why was Pa buying them shoes and candy?
Really, why was he doing any of this? Widow Jensen had closer neighbors than us; it shouldn't have been our concern.
We came in from the blind side of the Jensen house and unloaded the wood as quietly as possible, then we took the meat and flour and shoes to the door. We knocked. The door opened a ***** and a timid voice said, "Who is it?"
"Lucas Miles, Ma'am, and my son, Matt, could we come in for a bit?"
Widow Jensen opened the door and let us in. She had a blanket wrapped around her shoulders. The children were wrapped in another and were sitting in front of the fireplace by a very small fire that hardly gave off any heat at all. Widow Jensen fumbled with a match and finally lit the lamp.
"We brought you a few things, Ma'am," Pa said, and set down the sack of flour. I put the meat on the table. Then Pa handed her the sack that had the shoes in it. She opened it hesitantly and took the shoes out one pair at a time. There was a pair for her and one for each of the children -- sturdy shoes, the best, shoes that would last. I watched her carefully. She bit her lower lip to keep it from trembling and then tears filled her eyes and started running down her cheeks. She looked up at Pa like she wanted to say something, but it wouldn't come out.
"We brought a **** of wood too, Ma'am," Pa said. He turned to me and said, "Matt, go bring in enough to last awhile. Let's get that fire up to size and heat this place up."
I wasn't the same person when I went back out to bring in the wood. I had a big lump in my throat and as much as I hate to admit it, there were tears in my eyes too. In my mind I kept seeing those three kids huddled around the fireplace and their mother standing there with tears running down her cheeks with so much gratitude in her heart that she couldn't speak. My heart swelled within me and a joy that I'd never known before filled my soul. I had given at Christmas many times before, but never when it had made so much difference. I could see we were literally saving the lives of these people.
I soon had the fire blazing and everyone's spirits soared. The kids started giggling when Pa handed them each a piece of candy and Widow Jensen looked on with a smile that probably hadn't crossed her face for a long time. She finally turned to us. "*** bless you," she said. "I know the Lord has sent you. The children and I have been praying that he would send one of his angels to spare us."
In spite of myself, the lump returned to my throat and the tears welled up in my eyes again. I'd never thought of Pa in those exact terms before, but after Widow Jensen mentioned it I could see that it was probably true. I was sure that a better man than Pa had never walked the earth. I started remembering all the times he had gone out of his way for Ma and me, and many others. The list seemed endless as I thought on it.
Pa insisted that everyone try on the shoes before we left. I was amazed when they all fit and I wondered how he had known what sizes to get. Then I guessed that if he was on an errand for the Lord that the Lord would make sure he got the right sizes.
Tears were running down Widow Jensen's face again when we stood up to leave. Pa took each of the kids in his big arms and gave them a hug. They clung to him and didn't want us to go. I could see that they missed their Pa, and I was glad that I still had mine.
At the door Pa turned to Widow Jensen and said, "The Mrs. wanted me to invite you and the children over for Christmas dinner tomorrow. The turkey will be more than the three of us can eat, and a man can get cantankerous if he has to eat turkey for too many meals. We'll be by to get you about eleven. It'll be nice to have some little ones around again. Matt, here, hasn't been little for quite a spell." I was the youngest; my two brothers and two sisters had all married and had moved away.
Widow Jensen nodded and said, "Thank you, Brother Miles. I don't have to say, May the Lord bless you; I know for certain that He will."
Out on the sled I felt a warmth that came from deep within and I didn't even notice the cold. When we had gone a ways, Pa turned to me and said, "Matt, I want you to know something. Your ma and me have been tucking a little money away here and there all year so we could buy that rifle for you, but we didn't have quite enough. Then yesterday a man who owed me a little money from years back came by to make things square. Your ma and me were real excited, thinking that now we could get you that rifle, and I started into town this morning to do just that, but on the way I saw little Jakey out scratching in the woodpile with his feet wrapped in those gunny sacks and I knew what I had to do. Son, I spent the money for shoes and a little candy for those children. I hope you understand."
I understood, and my eyes became *** with tears again. I understood very well, and I was so glad Pa had done it. Now the rifle seemed very low on my list of priorities. Pa had given me a lot more. He had given me the look on Widow Jensen's face and the radiant smiles of her three children.
For the rest of my life, whenever I saw any of the Jensens, or split a block of wood, I remembered, and remembering brought back that same joy I felt riding home beside Pa that night. Pa had given me much more than a rifle that night; he had given me the best Christmas of my life."
Hey, Team! Next week is it!
I can not WAIT for Convention! Last year's was SO phenomenal, that I was speechless when it was finished. Or should I say "when we had to return home," because I'm telling you that last year's convention STILL is NOT "Finished." The learning and the motivation live on.
I've decided to finally take advantage of one of those "vacations" that is one of the reasons I so love being involved with VeMMA (time to do what I want to do), so I'm arriving in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 26th, sightseeing Wednesday and Thursday (Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, and who knows what other adventures!), and then INTO CONVENTION! If anyone is also going to be there early, let me know, and we can sightsee together!
See you next week!