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GRAND OPENING: Hughes Center for Research and Innovation

 GRAND OPENING: Hughes Center for Research and Innovation
The Grand Opening of Nature’s Sunshine’s Hughes Center for Research and Innovation commenced February 27, 2015, at Nature’s Sunshine Headquarters where a 5,400 sq. ft. area now houses labs, clinical space and rooms for consultations and clinical studies.

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“The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation is designed to help combat health mega-trends driven by diet and lifestyle choices through natural, nutritionally therapeutic products,” said Gregory L. Probert, Nature’s Sunshine Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Combining our scientists with new technology, we will continue to lead development of effective herbal and nutritional products for consumers worldwide by studying supplement interactions at a molecular level.”

The Hughes Center is one of the most advanced research centers of its kind and is a true signal of Nature’s Sunshine’s and Synergy’s economic strength. Utah Governor Gary Herbert attended the event to officially open the center and recognize both companies as hugely influential businesses in not only Utah, but also the world.

This multi-million-dollar facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation that will allow scientists to analyze interactions between the body’s systems and Synergy WorldWide’s nutritional supplements. By inspecting these interactions at a molecular level, biologists, chemists, and physicians, will be guided to the most bioactive and potent formulations.

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“The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation incorporates some of the most advanced technology in the industry,” said Dr. Matthew Tripp, Nature’s Sunshine Chief Scientific Officer. “For example, the Flexmap3D can analyze 500 analytes, such as genes and proteins, from a single human sample, such as a drop of blood. Moreover, with this machine, 144,000 data points can be analyzed in one hour, which provides rapid quantitative analyses of various biomarkers.”

Nature’s Sunshine and Synergy WorldWide are deeply committed to formulating natural, scientifically tested products that the consumer can fully trust.

At Synergy WorldWide, we are serious about proving the quality of our products. The future of Synergy WorldWide is incredibly bright, and we cannot wait to share the groundbreaking research that will be done in this center. The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation truly puts Synergy WorldWide and Nature’s Sunshine Products a step above the rest.

CLICK HERE for the official press release.


Take advantage of the Clean Start First of March Special!

 Take advantage of the Clean Start Special!
In honor of our valiant SLMsmart 90-day Challenge participants, you can order SLMsmart Body Cleanse at a $5 discount March 1-13 with the Clean Start Special!
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One box of body cleanse is now $25, 23 CV with no limit to how many you can purchase.

Beginning March 1, navigate the shopping site’s Promotional page to find this offer.

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As you battle through your weight management journey, it’s normal to hit a plateau. Body Cleanse’s 35 natural herbs can help you break through that plateau and jump start a new phase of weight management. Body Cleanse purifies your system gently without interfering with your daily activities and gets rid of unwanted toxins that build up over time.

Fight back against your weight management hiatus and keep moving toward your target goal with Body Cleanse.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Service department with questions at (801) 769-7800.


Announcing Legacy Retreat 2016!

Announcing Legacy Retreat 2016!
Synergy’s Legacy Retreat is returning to the Western Hemisphere, landing at the most iconic tropical destination North America has to offer: Hawaii!

Qualified Team Members will rest easy at the Hilton Waikoloa Village located on Kona, Hawaii’s largest island, January 7-11, 2016.

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The Kona coast is one of Hawaii’s most coveted travel destinations. From rolling acres of rich coffee farmland to its inviting beaches perfect for offshore adventures, it’s not hard to see what makes this such a gorgeous hideaway. Whether you’re eager to see the temples and petroglyphs at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park or looking forward to a relaxing day in the warm Pacific sun, the village of Waikoloa has it all. Reward yourself with the tropical adventure of a lifetime!

The Legacy Retreat 2016 qualification period is January 1 – December 31, 2015. Click here to see how you can qualify for Kona!

Check out the 2015 Legacy Retreat recap video from Dubai and get a taste for what you can look forward to.


2015 Tailored Coaching with SLMsmart

 Tailored Coaching with SLMsmart

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We are almost one month into the SLMsmart Challenge with incredible weight loss stories developing. At this point in the game, it can become more tempting than ever to revert back to old, unhealthy habits. Once devoted challenge participants steer off the weight loss path, but only temporarily. It’s expected that there will be hiccups along the way. The important thing is that our challenge participants commit to get back on the path immediately after slipping up on their meal or exercise plans.

Lucky for our challenge participants, two understanding health gurus—our very own SLMsmart coaches—are there to guide them back to that path every step of the way. Each participant had the opportunity to receive customized advice this week during one-on-one consultations with Drew or Lynn Manning. These consultations were designed to help participants prevent future slip-ups and enhance the great work they are already engaging in.

This individualized attention is available for anyone who signs up for the SLMsmart Challenge.

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Here are some of the takeaways our challenge participants shared with us after their one-on-ones:

Lee & Crystal Edwards, Utah

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“I was able to ask Drew questions about my body type because the app—while very helpful—is a general guideline and doesn’t consider individual needs. I have a workout routine that is more specific to my goals now. I feel really confident now going forward and it’s great to have the ultimate cheerleaders there for me consistently throughout this process.” — Lee Edwards

“Before meeting with Lynn, I couldn’t get my legs to burn out with the exercise routine I was following. Lynn gave me specific instructions on how to change the way I was squatting and lunging for optimal muscle training that fit my strength level. I wouldn’t have known what to do otherwise.” — Crystal Edwards

Denise Butcher, Florida

“Drew really understands the stumbling blocks that I’m going through because he has experienced it! Some adjustments were made to my diet. For instance, I was eating a boiled egg after my workouts, but Drew advised me to drink the SLMsmart shake because it would give my broken down muscles more immediate attention. My husband is ecstatic by the results he has already seen and mentions it every day.”
Pete Miller, Colorado

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“I am in construction, so I work hard on a daily basis. Drew was able to customize my meal plan during our consultation so that I would have enough energy throughout the day to do my job and still have enough energy at the gym. I simply added a few eggs to my SLMsmart shake at breakfast. The day after I made the alternations to my diet that Drew recommended, I found that I had plenty of energy at the gym and I could really feel the difference in my workout.”
Jim Smith, California

“Drew recommended that I admit my weaknesses to other participants in the Facebook group. He made me realize I’m not a bad person and that there could be others, just like me, who are feeling a bit down or haven’t been perfect. Salad and roast beef tonight, and tomorrow we launch again!”


Heart Health Product Special – LIMITED TIME OFFER February 2015

 Heart Health Product Special – LIMITED TIME OFFER
Promotion Dates: February 23 – February 28, 2015
Heart Health Combo Packs
$99 / 75 CV
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We’re capping off the month of February with discounted Synergy products in celebration of National Heart Health Month. It’s the perfect time to start focusing more on your heart health and stock up on heart healthy products by purchasing our limited-time combo packs. Each pack includes a bottle of Omega-3, CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and the single-serve ProArgi-9+ flavor of your choosing. These products were paired to give your heart the care it deserves.

You have less than a week to take advantage of this great offer!

PURCHASE NOW

Vitamin D3

• Facilitates the proper absorption of calcium – keeping it out of the arteries and in the skeletal system
• Enhances the immune system
• Promotes bone mineralization

Download the Vitamin D3 Fact Sheet

CoQ10

• Supports energy production for the heart and other organs requiring high levels of ATP or energy
• Helps reduce oxidative stress in all cells throughout the body
• Supports the health of the heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas

Download the CoQ10 Fact Sheet

Omega-3

• Helps regulate the body’s ratio of HDLs to LDLs
• Supports health blood pressure
• Protects cell membranes Download the Omega-3 Fact Sheet

Download the Omega-3 Fact Sheet

ProArgi-9+

• Contains l-arginine, an amino acid that your body converts to nitric oxide which helps enhance your cardiovascular system
• Helps improve immune function
• Helps build muscle

Download the ProArgi-9+ Fact Sheet

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Recipe Leak: SLMsmart Shakes from Kickoff 2015

Recipe Leak: SLMsmart Shakes from Kickoff 2015
Ever since chocolate SLMsmart made its way into our lives, we just can’t get enough. And we’re having too much fun creating chocolate SLMsmart shakes by adding tasty, nutritious ingredients that further enhance the already rich flavor.

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We introduced a few of these SLMsmart recipes at the 2015 North America Kickoff event and received rave reviews from all who tried them. Dozens of our current SLMsmart 90-day Challenge participants tell us that they look forward to, and even crave, some of the recipes our SLMsmart Challenge coaches have introduced to them through the official SLMsmart Challenge App.

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Those who attended the Kickoff event went home with recipe cards, eager to replicate what they tried at Synergy HQ. Just in case you weren’t able to attend the Kickoff event or forgot to grab a recipe card, here is a recipe you’ll want to try immediately:

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It’s true, losing weight can be delicious and satisfying, thanks to SLMsmart. By joining the 90-day
Challenge, you will receive dozens of incredible recipes—like this one—in the palm of your hand through the Challenge App.

 


Corporate Update Call Wednesday February 18 2015

Corporate Update Call Wednesday
Wednesday, February 18:
Shane Greer, North America’s General Manager, will be conducting this month’s Corporate Update Call!
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February Corporate Update Call
Phone: 1-800-832-4695
Pin: 8908#
Time: 7 PM Mountain time

Featuring the latest news and information from Synergy HQ, this Corporate Update Call will be valuable to Team Members throughout North America. Dial in to learn more about the SLMsmart Challenge and the progress that is already taking place. Don’t miss all the latest announcements and news.

Invite your team, join the call, and you’ll find the best ways to progress with Synergy WorldWide.


January 2015 Recognition

 January 2015 Recognition

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January 2015

Congratulations to the following Team Members throughout the United States and Canada. Your efforts to finish the year with strength are exemplary. We look forward to your continued triumphs in this new year.

Rank Advancements

Bronze
Dr. Tom Wachtmann
Sara Slabaugh
Michael Basilicato

Star
Julie A. Russon
Dr. Eleazar Kadile
Jane Dulieu
Jerry Skuta
Donald Clarke
Ock Hee Jun
George Czeiszperger
Isabela Volpe
Michael Basilicato

See the complete January 2015 Rank Advancement List>>>

Top Recruiters
Top North American Team Members (in order) that personally sponsored the most new Team Members

Brent Burnett
KC Michigan Group Inc.
Gwen Brown
Joel Higginson
Dan Hammer
Daniel J. McNabb
Sylvia Delegrange
The Company
Deborah Hoffpauir
Donald Clark
Ock Hee Jung
Trilli Parker
Michelle Fleming
Dianne Sandberg

Top Team Builders
Team Members (in order) with the most personally sponsored rank advancements

KC Michigan Group Inc.
Impact Health Consulting, LLC
Dan Hammer
Melissa Larsen
Kirsten Sunshine Smith
Barton Lund
Bab Health LLC
Tonya Curtis


Don’t miss out on SLMsmart Challenge perks!

 Don’t miss out on SLMsmart Challenge perks!

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There is so much buzz and excitement in the first 10 days of the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge! Participants from all over the country are uniting in the noble pursuit to become their best physical selves, February 1 – April 30, 2015.

Each challenge participant has an incredible support system helping them every step of the way, and Synergy is giving away free product and swag every step of the way! Participants are receiving the individualized attention they deserve to achieve their target weights, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the weight loss results we’ve already seen.

It’s not too late to register!

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We don’t want you to miss out on this life-changing opportunity. You will not only have the chance to win cash and other giveaways, you’ll have the chance to do something monumental for yourself: achieve optimal health.

Here are 5 things you will gain by losing with SLMsmart:

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1. Every participant receives MONTHLY scratch-off cards ranging in value from $15 to $500! Every card is a winner. A total of $15,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs.

2. Three Team Members won TRIMR bottles for participating in one of our mini-contests. More weekly contests are on their way!

3. Participants are invited to a private Facebook group where they can lean on other challenge participants and their SLMsmart coaches for support and advice during their weight loss journey.

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4. SLMsmart coaches Drew and Lynn Manning give their undivided attention to challenge participants through a private Facebook group and in one-on-one consultations. Drew Manning is a personal trainer and author of the New York Time’s Best Seller Fit2Fat2Fit. His wife Lynn is a women’s fitness specialist. Together, they are a wealth of fitness knowledge!

5. SLMsmart Challenge product packs allow participants to purchase Synergy’s quality products at a fraction of the normal price.

By taking the SLMsmart Challenge, you will not only become a healthier you, you will become a billboard of success that attracts others to Synergy products. Your body and your business will thank you!


Official Press Release: Nature's Sunshine Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

 Official Press Release: Nature’s Sunshine Reaffirms Commitment to Quality
Partnering with Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP) was a pivotal moment in Synergy WorldWide’s history. Synergy’s mission to create the highest quality products of its kind was made a reality when this partnership came to fruition. NSP’s unmatched commitment to quality is paralleled in Synergy’s everyday operations. As a company, Synergy couldn’t be more proud of its relationship with NSP and the values this honorable company holds.

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NSP released an official press release on February 6, reinforcing their unwavering promise to produce pure and potent health supplements without justification.

Nature’s Sunshine Products Stands Behind its 42-Year Commitment to Quality

LEHI, Utah, February 6, 2015 – Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (“NSP”), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of premium quality health supplements in the natural health and wellness markets, proudly stands behind its 42-year legacy of quality manufacturing and product excellence.

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A plethora of health supplement vendors sell products in today’s marketplace, but how do consumers really know what they are getting? Even in the regulated natural supplement industry, consumers can still find a vast spectrum of product quality. Fortunately, a few companies still thrive on being and providing the very best.

NSP invests millions of dollars annually into Quality Assurance and Quality Control, which covers domestic and international vendor audits, cutting-edge equipment, qualified personnel, testing methods and lab materials, documentation review and more. “It’s a great deal of money,” says Gregory L. Probert, NSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “But our reputation is worth every dollar we spend and every minute we take to make sure we offer our members the highest quality health supplements available.”

Nature’s Sunshine has built a reputation for having the highest quality in the industry by consistently investing the time and resources to ensure that what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. This starts with sourcing raw materials from trusted and verified vendors. Prior to using a vendor’s materials, NSP scientists visit their facilities and conduct lengthy audits to ensure they are harvesting and processing plant material to Nature’s Sunshine’s high standards. This can include observing an actual harvest to ensure sustainability where necessary, touring offices and production space, viewing pertinent internal documents and even taking the time to inspect the facilities’ sanitation procedures. No stone goes unturned in Nature’s Sunshine’s pursuit of quality.
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Superior quality also includes the manufacturing of Nature’s Sunshine’s own products in its state-of-the-art, climate controlled, 200,000 square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. NSP scientists use High Performance Liquid Chromatography, infra-red analysis, Thin Layer Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and other scientific methods and equipment to test raw materials—and finished products—to verify correct plant species and parts are present.

NSP quality experts conduct a battery of tests to check for possible contaminants, including heavy metals, dirt or other impurities, yeast, mold, bacteria, pesticides, herbicides, radiation, etc. Analytical assays are used to verify vitamin and mineral content claims. All told, NSP has at its disposal over 600 different quality and purity tests it can use for materials and finished products in addition to the advanced analytical equipment and science experts to perform the job well.

“Going to these great lengths as we manufacture and warehouse our own products sets us apart from most other companies,” said Lynda Hammons, NSP Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs. “I can’t speak for companies that out-source their manufacturing, but I feel very confident about our products because we are right here observing and testing them EVERY step of the way.”

Throughout product development, manufacturing and finished product testing, NSP adheres to stringent quality standards known throughout the industry as Good Manufacturing Practices or GMPs. Additionally, in the Methods Lab, NSP boasts four PhDs who have developed some of their own methods for testing active constituents in natural materials. Many of these have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Of course, NSP shares these new, accurate testing methods with vendors on these occasions, in the hope that everyone working together can continue to improve quality throughout the industry.

Nature’s Sunshine is proud to have received certification from various independent organizations that revere quality. These include prestigious approval from the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which is needed before a company may sell herbal products in Australia. NSP also holds certifications from the National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF), the International Aloe Science Council and Brunswick Laboratories of Southborough, Mass. In 2013, Nature’s Sunshine was also selected as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine, and was one of just four companies in the entire “pharmaceuticals” category to be so singled out.

Its 42-year legacy of quality, service and integrity has made Nature’s Sunshine a veritable benchmark in the health supplement industry. The Company remains completely committed to excellence in development, manufacturing, quality control and customer satisfaction as it offers safe, efficacious and innovative choices to people seeking wellness.

About Nature’s Sunshine Products

Nature’s Sunshine Products (NASDAQ:NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company, markets and distributes nutritional and personal care products through a global direct sales force of over 670,000 Independent Managers, Distributors and customers in more than 40 countries. NSP manufactures most of its products through its own state-of- the-art facility to ensure its products continue to set the standard for the highest quality, safety and efficacy on the market today. The Company has three reportable business segments that are divided based on the characteristics of their Distributor base, similarities in compensation plans, as well as the internal organization of NSP’s officers and their responsibilities (NSP Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe; NSP Russia, Central and Eastern Europe; and Synergy WorldWide). The Company also supports health and wellness for children around the world through its partnership with the Sunshine Heroes Foundation.

Additional information about the Company can be obtained at its website, www.naturessunshine.com.

Contact:
Steve Bunker
Chief Financial Officer
Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. Lehi, Utah 84043
(801) 341-7303