A Clear Alternative to Thick, Milky Nutrition Drinks

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – A new line of fruit-flavored protein-based drinks hopes to help seniors and those with dietary challenges meet their nutrition goals.

The makers of Isopure, a whey protein drink marketed to athletes and bodybuilders, realized that seniors, weight-loss surgery patients, and people receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy were seeking out their products at health and nutrition stores. Recognizing that these customers’ nutritional goals were different from those of fitness enthusiasts, the company created Isopure Plus — a line of clear, fruit-flavored,vitamin-fortified, protein-based nutrition and zero-carb drinks to help them meet these goals.

Under-nutrition or malnutrition is common among seniors and is often due to one or more factors, which include inadequate food intake; food choices that lead to dietary deficiencies; and illness that can cause increased nutrient requirements, increased nutrient loss, and poor nutrient absorption. Similarly, people receiving chemo, radiation, or anti-retroviral therapy may experience under- or malnutrition due to increased body stress from their illness and side effects of treatment. Nutritional drinks such as Isopure Plus can help these people get the protein, vitamins and calories they need to maintain proper nutrition.

In the past, nutritional drinks meant thick, gloppy milkshake-like formulations, usually in chocolate- or vanilla-based flavors. Many of these drinks contain ingredients that prove difficult for the lactose-intolerant and people with sensitive stomachs to drink regularly. By contrast, Isopure Plus is easy to drink, fruit-flavored and free from fat, gluten and lactose. It delivers 15 grams of protein and contains all eight essential amino acids plus vitamins in a single eight-ounce serving.

Another growing group, weight-loss surgery patients, are having difficulty getting proper nutrition as well, but need to avoid sugars and carbohydrates. Weight-loss surgery patients face a unique dietary challenge immediately following their procedure and must follow a strictly regimented liquid diet during their recovery. Getting adequate protein can be problematic for these people as many protein-rich foods can be difficult to digest during the early stages of recovery. Isopure Plus Zero Carb Protein Drink can provide these patients with the same benefits as Isopure Plus Nutritional Drink but without the calorie-packed sugars and carbohydrates.

The Isopure Plus line of drinks currently comes in two flavors — Alpine Punch and Grape Frost — and is available online and at GNC stores.

More Choices in Men’s Skin Care

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Open a medicine cabinet and there’s a good chance that it will be stocked with anti-aging creams, cleansing balms and toning gels for men.

Just a few years ago, men had little choice but to sneak a dab of their wives’ or girlfriends’ cleanser or moisturizer. But today, companies are responding to men’s interests and needs by developing lines of skin care expressly for them. Statistics reveal that men in the U.S. spend more than $4 billion a year on grooming products.

One newcomer to the U.S. market is the Isseo Homme skin care line for men, available from California-based BioPharmetics Inc. The company’s high-end anti-aging products are marketed to baby boomers.

While some men still may be tempted to use whatever is in the medicine cabinet, men’s skin and women’s skin are actually different, according to the company.

“The Isseo Homme products have been developed specifically for men and their particular makeup,” said Jeff Alford, the company’s director of marketing. “Because the modern man understands the importance of taking care of himself, he will find in Isseo Homme a range that meets his requirements.”

A man’s skin is approximately 20 percent thicker than a woman’s, and is typically firmer because it’s richer in collagen and elastin. However, because of more active sebaceous glands, men’s skin tends to be oilier. Men’s skin is also more prone to dehydration because of regular shaving.

The Isseo line runs the gamut from cleansing and purifying to moisturizing to anti-aging. Isseo’s toning gel, for example, helps to “fade signs of fatigue and tighten the skin,” while the anti-aging concentrate promises to diminish the signs of aging and restore skin tone and elasticity. There is also an eye contour gel for wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Since 2000, Isseo has been a top-selling men’s line in France, where it was primarily sold in spas. U.S. consumers can purchase Isseo products through www.biopharmeticsstore.com.

Create a Beautiful Wedding on a Budget

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Few people realize that having a beautiful wedding does not require spending their entire savings.

If you’re planning a wedding, learning where to cut costs and how to budget will leave you with money to spare.

“There are many ways to have the wedding of your dreams without the nightmare of huge bills,” said Anna Griffin, wedding industry expert and designer of the Wedding Studio line of wedding products. “You just have to be resourceful.”

Here are some tips from Griffin on how to create a designer wedding on a budget.

* For something old, wear a vintage wedding dress. You can save hundreds on a wedding gown by shopping in consignment or vintage shops, in newspaper classifieds and on the Internet. You also can update your mother’s, grandmother’s or aunt’s wedding dress with a new neckline or hemline, beading or lace.

* Print your own invitations. There are many wedding accessories that can be made instead of bought – the veil, the centerpieces and even the invitations. Do-it-yourself kits are available to help you create designer looks without the designer price tags.

The Wedding Studio, for example, is an entire line of paper-related wedding accessories – from invitations to menu cards to guest books and photo albums – designed for brides who want original and elegant paper goods. The invitation kit comes in four styles in three color options and includes envelopes, reply cards and printing instructions.

* Use an antique or classic car instead of a limousine. Contact a local antique or classic car club to rent a luxury vehicle, such as a 1939 Rolls-Royce or a 1952 Cadillac DeVille. Most of the owners will be thrilled to loan out their cars and you’ll have more than enough room for the married couple at a much lower price. And, whereas a limousine is rented for a couple of hours, you have the benefit of keeping the antique vehicle for 24 hours or longer.

* Keep the flowers simple. Instead of hiring a florist, contact a floral-design school and hire students to provide you with flower arrangements. You also can create your own flower arrangements. Buy one color of flower in bulk. It creates a visual impact while saving money. Contact a wholesale florist; many will sell flowers directly to the consumer.

The Wedding Studio line can be found at Michaels, the arts and crafts store. For more information and do-it-yourself wedding tips, visit www.annagriffin.com or www.michaels.com/invitations.