The Full-Body Benefits of FiberWise®


When it comes to nutritional health, few ingredients are as beneficial to our bodies as fiber. Fiber is a component of plant foods that is never broken down and absorbed by the body—allowing it to perform important functions that no other food can.

The two forms of fiber, soluble and insoluble, both play important roles in maintaining optimal health:

  • Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like substance during digestion. In this form, it traps excess sugars, fats, and cholesterol as it moves through the intestines, helping sweep them out of the body. It also plays an important role in lowering LDL blood cholesterol and reducing blood glucose levels after eating.
  • Insoluble fiber never dissolves. Instead, it acts like a sponge, soaking up to 15 times its weight in water. Its primary benefit is to provide bulk, which can help promote feelings of fullness while also speeding up the movement of food through the digestive system, promoting regularity.

The All-Purpose Tool for Healthy Weight Loss
Fiber isn’t just a simple, easy way to support your weight loss efforts: It’s also healthy and backed by plenty of research. According to a recent study reported in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers at Brigham Young University followed the eating habits of 252 middle-aged women for almost two years. They found that the women who increased their fiber intake generally lost weight—while those who decreased their fiber intake gained weight.

How does fiber do it? Simply put, it makes you feel fuller. “Fiber has no calories,” explains Larry Tucker, PhD, lead researcher in the Brigham Young study. Filling up on high-fiber foods, he says, crowds out less-healthy foods. And as every dieter knows, when you feel fuller it’s easier to say no to extra snacks, bigger portions and second helpings.

“There is no downside to eating a diet rich in fiber,” fiber expert Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, says. “And the potential health gains are significant.”

Planning a fiber-rich diet
Lots of foods—from grains to beans to fruits and vegetables—naturally contain fiber. Adding fiber to every meal and snack is easy. Just list the fiber-rich foods you’d enjoy at different times of day, and then substitute them for high-calorie, high-sugar foods in your diet.

Crunch some carrots instead of cookies. Start lunch and dinner with a fresh salad so you’ll feel fuller before the main course. Enjoy a smaller entrée portion on a bed of brown rice. Start your day with a hot, whole-grain cereal topped with apples and strawberries instead of a sugary donut. The possibilities are endless.

The problem: Americans aren’t getting enough fiber
So just how much fiber do you need each day? It’s recommended that women get 21-29 grams and men get 30-38 grams of daily fiber. However, on a daily basis, 95% of Americans are only getting about half as much fiber as they need. That’s nearly everyone.

One way to boost your fiber intake is to increase your consumption of fiber-rich foods. However, while fiber has no calories, the foods that contain it do. The last thing someone watching their weight wants to do is eat excess calories.

The solution: Filling the gap with FiberWise
Want to fill out your daily fiber intake the right way? The solution is simple: Get FiberWise.

Getting all the fiber you need from meal choices alone is challenging for even the most dedicated person. That’s exactly why Melaleuca developed FiberWise. The seven natural soluble and insoluble fiber sources in FiberWise are balanced in just the right amounts to maximize the full-body benefits of fiber—including healthy weight loss support.

While there are plenty of other fiber supplements out there, FiberWise is different. Inside FiberWise is a scientifically balanced blend of seven soluble and insoluble fiber sources that:

  • Promotes healthy weight loss*
  • Supports immunity*
  • Promotes digestive health*
  • May help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease†
  • Collects and sweeps away toxins and waste*
  • Improves regularity*


Evening plans
Here’s a tip from the Vitality: Simple Steps to Weight Loss Plan: Try taking your FiberWise in the evening. Not only will it give you a feeling of fullness to help dampen late-night snack cravings, but it can help dilute your evening meal and sweep out toxins and waste while you sleep.


There’s really nothing comparable to FiberWise on the market. It provides a broad spectrum of fiber benefits you just can’t get from traditional fiber products. In addition to its seven fiber sources, FiberWise also contains a proprietary blend of beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, soothing herbs, and probiotics to make it a truly one-of-a-kind health supplement.

Meet the FiberWise family
For many people, a great-tasting bar is their favorite way to get fiber. Made with full FiberWise goodness, FiberWise Bars are simply scrumptious. Each appetizing bar gives you 10 grams of fiber and is bursting with tasty whole grains, real fruit, and only natural flavors, colors and sweeteners.

FiberWise Bars are enjoyable at breakfast or any time of day, can go anywhere you go, and leave you feeling satisfied. There are four tempting varieties to choose from: cranberry, oatmeal raisin, peach cobbler, and blueberry cobbler.

A delicious, refreshing, gluten-free source of fiber, FiberWise Drink comes in great-tasting orange and peach flavors. A single glass provides 12 grams of healthy fiber to help you meet your optimal daily fiber requirement. And new sugar-free FiberWise Drink—at only 30 calories per serving—now provides a low-glycemic option for those concerned about maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. *

And did we mention how delicious it is? We’re not kidding. Lots of customers are already calling sugar-free FiberWise Drink the best-tasting FiberWise ever. Give it a try! We promise you won’t be missing a thing—especially not the sugar.

*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.

†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of FiberWise Drink provides 3.4 grams of this soluble fiber.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter


The next few months are a wonderful time of year. From watching the first snowfall of the winter to celebrating favorite festive holidays with loved ones, November and December are truly a joy to experience. However, the dropping temperature also means people are going to be spending a lot more time indoors together, and that’s when cold and flu season kicks into high gear.

Nobody enjoys getting sick. The aches and pains, the coughing and runny noses—all of it makes for a truly miserable time. Fortunately, what goes around doesn’t have to come around. Here are six effective ways minimize your risk of getting sick this winter.

  1. Activate-C Immune Complex™. Give your body’s immune system the support it needs with the power of Activate-C Immune Complex. Your body is exposed to millions of pathogens every day, and your immune system is constantly being stressed—especially in the winter. Cold and flu season is when your body can use a natural immunity boost the most.
  2. With a combination of scientifically formulated nutrients designed to help your body’s defenses, Activate-C Immune Complex helps refresh, support, and rejuvenate your immune system.* It comes in two equally effective forms: as a convenient capsule, or as a refreshing Orange Blast drink mix. Both forms contain the power of zinc, vitamin C, and other natural ingredients, making Activate-C Immune Complex a great way to supercharge your immune system.

  3. Flu vaccination. Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself from coming down something this winter. Nowadays, vaccinations are abundant, affordable, and convenient. And if being poked by needles isn’t your thing, you can opt for an inhalable version of the vaccine. And no, you can’t catch the flu from a flu shot. That’s a myth.
  4. Proper nutrition. The American Dietetic Association recommends a healthy diet to boost your body’s defenses and prevent contracting the flu. It’s pretty simple, really: The healthier you are, the stronger your immune system will be. Focus on a diet that provides you with a wide array of antioxidants and nutrients. That means plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and healthy fats like omega-3s. Stay hydrated as well.
  5. Hand washing. The tiny viruses that cause colds and flus can live on surfaces for hours. Those surfaces include door handles, counters, telephones, other people’s hands, etc.—things you touch all the time. And while you may not realize it, you are constantly touching your nose and mouth. It’s no secret: Want to stay healthy? Wash your hands!
  6. Sleep and exercise. If you take good care of your body, your body will take good care of you. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on immune function, and chronic sleep loss can increase an individual’s vulnerability to infectious diseases.” Research also shows that moderate exercise can boost your immune system. But don’t overdo it: Too much exercise can leave you fatigued and vulnerable to infection.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Refresh During National Blueberry Month!


Refresh During National Blueberry Month!
July is National Blueberry Month, and a hot one at that! So hit the refresh button with your favorite berries and a scoop of our Blueberry Attain® CraveBlocker®. This smoothie will freshen up any part of your day.

  • 1 cup skim milk (almond, soy, or coconut milk can be substituted)
  • 1 scoop Blueberry Attain® CraveBlocker®
  • 1 cup frozen fruit berries
  • 6–8 ice cubes

Pour milk into blender. Add scoop of Blueberry Attain® CraveBlocker®. Add a cup of your favorite frozen berries (strawberries are recommended). Toss in ice cubes. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Essential Oils and the “Therapeutic Grade” Myth


The launch of PURE™ Essential Oils at Convention 2015 in May was met with tremendous enthusiasm, and Melaleuca has been absolutely thrilled with the phenomenal customer response. Tens of thousands of customers, many of whom were already familiar with and using essential oils, are now enjoying the uncompromising purity, guaranteed quality, and aromatic excellence of PURE Essential Oils.

While the use of essential oils is commonplace for many people, others are new to the experience. It stands to reason that customers would have questions about essential oils: What are they exactly? Where do they come from? What are their benefits? How are they used? Since May, Melaleuca has fielded numerous questions like these.

One of the most common questions customers have asked, is whether or not Melaleuca’s essential oils are “therapeutic grade.” Others have heard the term “therapeutic grade” and want to know what it means.


The term “therapeutic grade” sounds technical, official, and impressive, as if it were an industry-recognized certification reserved only for the highest-quality essential oils. If that were the case, and this term was in fact used to grade essential oils, then Melaleuca PURE Essential Oils—which are 100% pure—would easily qualify for the distinction.

The problem is that the term “therapeutic grade” and another like it, “CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade,” are nothing but marketing ploys. They were made-up by essential oil companies to help sell their own products.

Differentiating one product from another is a critical aspect of marketing. However, there are times when this differentiation is a “certification” fabricated in an attempt to elevate a product as the market’s “gold standard.” This was the tactic used in 2007 to create the term “therapeutic grade.”


Prior to 2007, the term “therapeutic grade” did not exist in the essential oil market. This term is not an independent or third party endorsement of purity and quality, but a trademarked marketing term created by a company selling essential oils. This 2007 creation spurred a greater fallacy, the term “CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade.” Again, this term sounds technical, implying the product has been “certified” to be pure and of therapeutic grade. But, like its predecessor, it is nothing more than a made up, trademarked phrase.

What’s more, these fabricated terms are defined by the very companies who invented them. Where there should be consistency, “therapeutic grade” seems to have different definitions. For example, some sources list as many as seven tests to determine “therapeutic grade,” while other sources list only two tests for the same “certification.”

Currently, there is no governing body that certifies essential oil quality and production, or designates a standardized grading system for essential oils. Making up terms like “therapeutic grade” and “CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” implies that there is such a controlling entity, and Melaleuca believes that this practice is deceitful and unethical.

To put it succinctly, these terms have no real certification or quality value. They are complete myths.

That being said, Melaleuca is committed to ensuring that PURE Essential Oils are always the highest quality, purist oils available on the market. In the absence of a central governing body, we rely on two entities that provide reputable quality specifications for many essential oils: the Association Française de Normalisation (AFNOR) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In the event that there is no AFNOR or ISO standard upon which to grade our essential oils, we compare them to historical testing data from essential oils experts.
There are other terms used to describe the quality of some essential oils. These terms include “medicinal grade” and “aromatherapy grade.” Again, they do not have any actual certification value.


Until there is a government agency or other official body that certifies or “grades” essential oils, the best and easiest way to determine the purity of any oil is to look at the label on the bottle. Melaleuca’s PURE Essential Oils are labeled as 100% pure. (That should tell you all you need to know, as nothing can be purer than 100%.) Each oil is certified not to contain any impurities or synthetic ingredients.

The other thing to keep in mind when it comes to essential oils, is that purity and quality are two different things. Just because something is pure doesn’t mean it is high quality. Look at it this way: How would you like a glass of 100% pure orange juice…squeezed from unripe, sour oranges?

PURE Essential Oils are also rigorously tested to meet stringent quality specifications. They undergo a battery of seven different quality tests to ensure they are always the highest quality available:

  • Chirality testing
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) testing
  • Heavy metal/pesticide/herbicide testing
  • Microbial testing
  • Optical rotation and refractive index testing
  • Organoleptic testing
  • Specific gravity testing

In addition, each PURE Essential Oil is harvested through ethical and sustainable practices and traceable to its botanical plant source. The result is a line of essential oils of the highest standards.

If you have any additional questions about PURE Essential Oils, please refer to the Essential Oils FAQ page.

Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care: World Environment Day

Today, people all over the world are celebrating World Environment Day. It’s an opportunity to reevaluate the impact each of us has on the environment and decide to make wiser, more conscientious choices regarding the place we all call home. This year, the theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” At Melaleuca, that theme is important to us. We work hard every day to make sure that our products and business practices are environmentally friendly. We are passionate about and committed to eco-friendly practices that contribute to sustaining Mother Nature and planet Earth:

No Harsh Chemicals
Instead of harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde, Melaleuca EcoSense® products are powered by naturally derived ingredients including essential oils.

Concentrated Products
Melaleuca products are concentrated, which means that we use less plastic, less fuel, and less water. That leads to our using fewer resources and creating less pollution. If all the plastic that Melaleuca customers have saved since 1985 were turned into laundry baskets, there would be enough to circle the earth seven times!

We use sustainably sourced and recycled materials in our, shipping materials and product packaging. We also recycle every material we can, from cardboard boxes to plastic bottles.

Our distribution facility uses skylights and energy-efficient lighting to cut back on electricity. Our Idaho Falls facilities are powered by 97% hydro and wind energy!

We save you the cost of driving to the grocery store by shipping products directly to you. Trucks leave our distribution center packed to full capacity in order to maximize fuel use.

Your Melaleuca orders are packed with air pillows instead of bubble wrap of Styrofoam peanuts, which create far less waste in landfills and require less fuel to ship to your door.

Reusable plastic bins are used to move products at our plant instead of industry-standard, disposable cardboard boxes. Once the bins can no longer be used, they are recycled into fiber optic cables.

Melaleuca EcoSense® products are formulated with natural, biodegradable ingredients that do not disrupt the ecosystem when they return to our waterways.

The products we make are processed, packaged, and delivered in conscientious ways and offer you a safe and effective alternative to store brands so you don’t have to compromise. Since 1985, Melaleuca Customers like you have helped save or avoid over:

  • 166,100,000 pounds of plastic
  • 34,800,000 gallons of gasoline
  • 37,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 84,082,000 pounds of algae-choking waterways

And they’ve done that just by switching to smarter, safer, cleaner products.

“Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference.” –UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

For thirty years, Melaleuca has made environmental wellness an important part of our company culture one person at a time. Make your own commitment to living sustainably. Choose to purchase products from companies that are committed to eco-friendly practices. Consume less, and consume more carefully. Celebrate World Environment Day every day. In doing so, you’ll make a difference for the environment and our entire global community!

Melaleuca Convention 2015 Highlights: Live Blog Day 3