We are proud to announce that our flagship Vemma bottles are getting an all-new look and feel! The original Vemma 32 oz and 2 oz bottles are set to be packaged in a sleek new cutting-edge design. Look for this new packaging to appear at the beginning of 2013.
BK Boreyko, Vemma Founder and CEO takes you behind the scenes at the final stages of expansion at Vemma's manufacturing facility. Now totaling 180,000 sq ft, this $5.5 million dollar state-of-the-art plant expansion gives Vemma the capacity to not only bottle the Vemma brand, but also can the explosive Verve and Bod-e brands for world-wide distribution in 50 markets. Very few wellness companies make this type and scale of investment into an FDA inspected, pharmaceutical grade manufacturing plant.
As a personal trainer, Chad trains clients at Method Athlete in Scottsdale, where he specializes in small group training and golf performance. He also has a passion for mountain bike racing and participated on the Vemma Team in the Breckenridge B-68 in late July. This challenging race is a grueling mix of mountainous terrain that gains about 9,000 vertical feet. Chad depends on Vemma to help him maintain both his own wellness and that of his clients.
“Vemma’s an easy way to help get the nutrients I need. I might have a cold Bod·ē™ or Verve on a hot day, and the Verve shots help for a pick-me-up in longer races.”
He finds it easy to share Vemma with his clients because, as he says, “In my opinion, we have uniqueness in all our products that makes them different from others out there.” He gives clients a sample, directs them to certain websites to watch videos and then follows up. “If the value is high, cost doesn’t matter, and the videos help in the process to keep it simple,” he says.
Chad understands the importance of following a natural progression that will lead to a person’s fitness goals. You don’t start your fitness journey at the end. You start doing what you can today. You work up gradually, building your strength and endurance until you’re able to finally reach your goal.
“Everyone’s an athlete,” Chad maintains. “You just have to follow a set of principles and progressions to get to where you need to be. If you’re methodical, you’ll decrease injury, and you can transform yourself into a high-performance athlete, if that’s your goal. But at any age, with any background, or at any current state of fitness, you can get to the overall health you’re looking to achieve.”
Designing a Lifestyle
He also counsels his clients on weight management, introducing them to Vemma Bod•ē as part of their total fitness plan. “It’s all about creating a new lifestyle, positive habits for permanent change, learning to really listen to your body and working out smarter.”
He finds his Vemma business fits in perfectly with training. As a Platinum Leader, he is just getting started in achieving financial independence.* “When you train people, it’s an ebb and flow,” Chad says. “My Vemma business has always been there for me, providing me with a steady income.*” Best of all, Vemma helps him make a positive impact in people’s lives.
“I believe you have to ask yourself three major questions when you reflect on your life. One, am I living a good life and making it better every day? Two, do I have loving relationships? And three, did I make a difference in the lives of others?”
“Vemma really does make a difference in people’s lives, because not only can they get healthier, they’re able to use it as a route toward their own financial independence.”*
So ask yourself, do you want to make a living or design a life?
We use fructose because it is an all-natural compound/sweetener that is known to have the lowest Glycemic Index* of any of the simple sugars. Because of this, fructose results in lower blood glucose levels after ingestion, making it the preferred sweetener for individuals with diabetes and other insulin-related problems.** Additionally, fructose works the best in terms of mixing capabilities and taste masking properties. It masks the natural bitterness of minerals and mangosteen pericarp without creating a chemical sweetness-like taste.
It is important to note that the fructose amount in Vemma is 8 grams per serving. As a comparison, there is 12 grams of fructose in one large apple. So, relative to the amount of natural sugar we take in on a daily basis, 8 grams is very small.
*Glycemic Index: The Glycemic Index is a dietary index that’s used to rank carbohydrate-based foods. The Glycemic Index predicts the rate at which the ingested food will increase blood sugar levels.
**These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease.
My Research & Development Team receives frequent inquiries regarding the mangosteen and its history. I thought it would be helpful to share a list of frequently asked questions about Mangosteen with you, our valued Brand Partners.
We receive frequent inquiries regarding the sourcing of our mangosteen. I personally oversee all aspects in the manufacturing of Vemma products including the sourcing of our raw materials. While the exact location of our mangosteen source and processing methods are proprietary, I can provide some basic information to address the quality of the mangosteen used.
Firstly, our mangosteen is grown and harvested as nature intended, from their natural environment and typically without the use of pesticides. Each tree may yield up to 900 fruit per season and is left intact to produce future generations of mangosteen. Our Brand Team Executive likes to call them “free-range mangosteens” though officially-speaking, this method of harvesting is referred to as “wildcrafted”.
In order to provide the optimal levels of nutrients available in mangosteen, we utilize several sources. The first source is reconstituted whole fruit mangosteen which is generated by dissolving whole, dried mangosteen fruit into water. The second source is the mangosteen extract, a potent extract derived from the xanthone-rich pericarp (rind) of the mangosteen fruit. The potency of our mangosteen is evidenced by independent third-party testing. Vemma products contain substantially higher levels of Xanthones than our leading competitor. Xanthones are the biologically active phytonutrients in the mangosteen that give its free-radical fighting power.
You may often find a fibrous material within your Vemma bottle– this is from the whole fruit mangosteen. We recommend inverting the bottle (with cap on) and shaking it well to redistribute the fibers. Because we use natural ingredients such as the mangosteen, and choose not to use artificial colorings, it is normal to see variations in our product’s appearance. There will be slight variations in color, taste and consistency from batch to batch which does not impact its efficacy in any way. Please know that every batch of product undergoes an organoleptic evaluation by my Research & Development staff to verify that it is within quality parameters. To further assess the quality of our formula, upon completion, each batch of Vemma product is quality tested for purity and potency by an independent laboratory.
We assure that our Vemma Team Members receive only the finest, most potent supplements on the market. Vemma is formulated with the highest level of quality and utilizes the latest technologies to extract the best ingredients.
Our production facility is state-of-the-art. I personally oversee the quality control of our plant. We maintain and even exceed Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP — Quality System Regulation) when conducting the manufacturing of our products. Each batch of product is tested for purity, potency and contamination by an independent third-party laboratory to ensure the quality of each product.
Vemma products are classified as nutritional or dietary supplements and not as drugs. Because of such a classification, there is no government approval process under which such products go through. This has been made so through the passing of Public Law 103-417, otherwise referred to as the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 or DSHEA. This act is an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to establish standards with respect to dietary supplements.
We strive to adhere to the aforementioned law. In so doing, we also adhere to proper dietary supplement ingredient labeling and nutrition information labeling as represented in Section 7, paragraph (a), subparagraph (2) of Public Law 103-417. This means that you the consumer are assured that the ingredients found on Vemma’s labels are in the product at the levels under which that product is listed.
Without hesitation, our Vemma Members are receiving the best of the best!
This is a very important question for those who take products containing these power-packed antioxidant compounds known as xanthones. Our research has found that there are synthetically-derived xanthones. But most significantly, the published studies that tested the benefits of synthetic xanthones came back with very mixed results.
I believe that the best source of natural xanthones comes from the mangosteen fruit and its outer pericarp (rind). The Vemma Nutrition Program™ uses mangosteen fruit and a potent, standardized extract from the mangosteen pericarp (standardized for 10% xanthones). This standardized form offers the highest levels of natural xanthones of all the products we’ve tested.
If a product on the market is said to contain xanthones, my recommendation is to make sure the xanthones you take are natural, have the highest levels and come from the best source you can find. Then, research to see if the company backs their product with testing.
Another benefit of Vemma® is that its owner, BK Boreyko, owns the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility where Vemma is produced. I’m in charge of every aspect of testing, manufacturing and quality control. BK requires I manufacture the best, most potent mangosteen product on the market. He expects the best and Vemma delivers it. You won’t find a more potent, complete mangosteen product anywhere. I guarantee it!
There are no artificial colors or flavors in Vemma products. Vemma uses naturally derived ingredients to give Vemma its characteristic tangy citrus flavor and unique Vemma orange hue!
However you may notice slight variations in the color, consistency and taste from batch to batch. These variations are due to the use of natural ingredients such as the mangosteen, aloe vera, green tea and plant sourced minerals. We made a decision to allow for these natural variations rather than to use artificial flavorings and colorings.
Product quality is a top priority for Vemma’s Research & Development Team. Vemma ensures that our manufacturing facilities meet and even exceed the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) required by the FDA. To ensure each batch meets our specifications, testing is conducted at an independent third party laboratory for purity and potency. In addition, a comprehensive in-house quality assurance check is conducted to guarantee the quality of the product. This extensive 30-step process includes an evaluation of the product taste and appearance. Only product that meets our rigorous standards is released for sale to our Brand Partners and customers.
First of all, it’s a great honor to see Vemma the subject of two double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trials. It’s a further honor to have the Vemma immunity study and Vemma bioavailability study accepted for publication in two reputable journals such as the Journal of Medicinal Food and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry respectively.
The Vemma trials were conducted by one of the industry’s most widely recognized experts in Independent Clinical Testing, Brunswick Laboratories in Norton, MA. The intention of these studies was to evaluate the efficacy and bioavailability of a mangosteen product containing multivitamins, essential minerals and antioxidants (Vemma) on immune function and well-being in adults.
Study findings confirmed that Vemma showed significant improvements in immune markers, superior antioxidant absorption and a lowering of C-Reactive Protein (CRP), which points to it’s beneficial effects on overall health and wellness.*
The study results give credence to the countless positive testimonials Vemma has received from customers over the years on its ability to help overcome challenges, increase vitality and enhance well-being.* The findings help give Vemma a powerful competitive edge!
Note: For more information or to view the studies go to: http://www.vemma.com/science/