Sunshine Family News
May 12, 2012

Share the Dream – 2012 Sponsoring Program

NSP has offered better health and great financial rewards for nearly 40 years. Share NSP with at least 2 sign-ups in any month this year (with at least 100 QV points), and you’ll earn 5 Sunshine Points per sign-up, good for free NSP products!*

*Maximum of 25 points per month. 1 point = $1.

New Sunshine Rewards Program

Get FREE shipping and FREE product every month! This field-designed loyalty program is available to everyone and replaces our old AutoShip program.

Get the details .

Two Ways to Win Big with Sunshine Rewards

Everyone’s excited about getting free shipping and free products every month with new Sunshine Rewards! Don’t forget about these two exciting Sunshine Rewards promotions:

• Rewards Race. Be one of the top enrollers and win $500 cash-or win TAC Trip to Switzerland! The race ends April 30!
• Enrollment Challenge. Help others get healthy with Sunshine Rewards and you get loyal customers-free shipping certificates and a chance to win wonderful prizes-even a brand-new car!!

Start Now to Qualify to Attend Convention 2013

Nature’s Sunshine wants you to come home in April 2013-home to NSP’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and new offices.

Qualify to come home in several brand-new ways-the way YOU do your business!

Herbal Fingerprints

Nature’s Sunshine uses Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) to positively identify each lot of plant material that is used in our products. Think of it as taking the plant’s “fingerprint.” Every herb species has a unique TLC print, so we use this test to verify that we have the correct herb species, the correct part of the plant, and the correct natural actives in the plant.

We often combine TLC testing and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). We compare the “fingerprint” and analytical test data of the new lot to a known standard to be sure we have the correct herb and to ensure that key components are present in the correct ratios. For example, golden seal is an expensive herb used to support the immune system. Barberry herb has a similar appearance and chemical composition, but it costs just a fraction of what golden seal does. Some vendors may be tempted to dilute their golden seal with barberry to save money. But NSP scientists can detect this kind of adulteration and reject any tainted lots of material.

More testing means a better product

Quality means giving you exactly what you want-and nothing else. Our raw materials and finished products undergo more tests than other companies’.

Nature’s Sunshine was the first company to encapsulate herbs, back in
1972. Our commitment to offering only the finest-quality supplements has never wavered. We’re still adamant about offering only the best products to our customers worldwide. Because we manufacture our own products, we can build quality into them and control every aspect of testing along the production process.

Product Comparisons

Thai-Go® – Bringing the Best Fruits Together for Your Protection
…verify that every bottle of Thai-Go stamped with the Brunswick Labs ORAC Certified seal delivers unparalleled antioxidant protection. Brunswick Laboratories certifies Thai-Go in five antioxidant tests… Read full product comparison

NSP Noni Juice Six Times Stronger than Competitor in Immune Stimulation
NSP Nature’s Noni Juice® outperformed a top-selling brand of Noni better than 6 to 1 in stimulating immune system response in this specific procedure. Read full product comparison

New Study Shows St. John’s Wort to Be More Effective than Prescription Drug
The randomized, double-blind reference-controlled trial showed that patients using the herb experienced significantly better improvement in their depression… Read full product comparison

NSP Essential Oils vs. the Competition
Comprehensive testing reveals discrepancy in quality The label of a well-known competitor also indicated the use of two different species of lavender, something you’ll never find in NSP’s pure, AOC-certified* lavender oil. When two different species are mixed, you never know exactly what you’re getting. NSP only uses true lavender, Lavendula angustifolia (no hybrids), in its product. Read full product comparison

Ultimate Echinacea™: Good Health Isn’t Contagious
We compared NSP Ultimate Echinacea with four popular echinacea extracts on the market. Ultimate Echinacea has several times more echinacosides (a key active component) than these four other brands. Read full product comparison

Ultimate Echinacea vs.the Competition
NSP Ultimate Echinacea has several times more echinacosides (a key active component) than these four competitors. Knowing this, which echinacea product would you choose? Read full product comparison

Boost Your Immune System and Lower Cholesterol with High-Potency Garlic
To find out who offered the most potent garlic supplement on the market, we randomly tested five top-selling garlic products against NSP High-Potency Garlic using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Read full product comparison

NSP Cascara Sagrada vs. three popular brands
We tested three popular brands of cascara sagrada products against NSP Cascara Sagrada. Read full product comparison

NSP Psyllium Hulls vs. other psyllium products
…In fact, you would need to take almost twice as much of these competing products to equal the absorbing, bulking action of NSP Psyllium Hulls. Read full product comparison

NSP Kava Kava vs. three competitors
We tested NSP Kava Kava against three popular brands, measuring the amount of kavalactones (the key active component) per capsule. …What’s more important, NSP Kava Kava was the only one of these products that actually contained the amount of kavalactones indicated on the label. Others fell short, as much as 48 percent! Read full product comparison

NSP Stomach Comfort vs. other stomach products
We tested an NSP product against three random samples of popular, over- the-counter antacid products to see how much acid each would neutralize. Read full product comparison

NSP Melatonin vs. the competition
…most of the products tested fell short of their label claims, some substantially. One sample exceeded its label claim by 57 percent, which may be more melatonin than some customers want. Read full product comparison

NSP Aloe Products Win Seal of Approval International Aloe Science Council Certifies Quality and Purity
…”These evaluations include not only agricultural practices but also processing and storage practices.” He said heavily adulterated commercial aloe products are common. Read full product comparison

The NSP Acid Test
The peels of about 1,500 lemons are required to produce one pound of lemon oil. In our competitive market, some companies may be tempted to add synthetic ingredients to their lemon oil. Read full product comparison

Upcoming Webinars

We are blessed to have NSP always keeping us educated on health topics and products, both new and old. The webinar format is great so everybody can learn at their own scheduled time. We hope you’re taking advantage of these free webinars. Many companies charge their distributors for this type of training.

The current webinar isn’t listed at the time of this mailing. Check for details on the next webinar.

Time – 11 AM MST –

Be sure to visit the webinar archive for all kinds of topics you may be interested in. Remember you can share these with customers, family and friends. They do NOT need to be logged-in as a member to view the material. Check out the now.

2 Free Recorded Webinars

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. Do you or someone you know suffer from stiff and painful joints? Join us, along with several expert NSP Managers, to discuss strategies and practices to support optimal joint health and feel great!

Gut Check: Are Your Intestines Getting the Nutrition They Need? Do you or does someone you know suffer from some type of intestinal distress? Join us, along with several NSP Managers experts, to discuss strategies and practices to support optimal intestinal health and feel great!

NSP’s Body Systems School 2012

Join NSP for a school in your area this year. This year’s seminars offer a brand-new meeting geared especially to members, customers and new managers.

• Learn the fundamentals of natural health. Discuss basic health needs, discover keys to being healthier. • Study all 10 body systems in depth. Learn biology, basic functions and common problems of each system.
• Discover health supplements that support each body system. Find out how to get yourself and your customers on the path to better health.
• Review the benefits of a Nature’s Sunshine business. We’ll cover sharing tools, quality, loyalty rewards program, proven business strategies and more.

Find a school near you!

Registration information:

Cost: $35 per person
Seminar time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Call 1-800-223-8225 to register.

Materials you get to take home:

• Introduction to Natural Health workbook
• The new NSP from A to Z guide
• NSP’s brand-new Unsurpassed Quality DVD

Call 1-800-223-8225 to

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Stay In Touch with The Herbs Place

There are numerous ways to stay in touch with us:

• An email list of links.
The Herbs Place News blog where the health news is posted. Get email of posts or RSS feed.

Our Website Is For You … Not Just Shoppers

The Herbs Place has been adding content to the website since it began in 1998 and we’ve never stopped. There’s a lot of information there for you, so make use of it with the search engine. There are over 8,000 pages and literally a million links to information. For ideas on health problems, use the online catalog. Testimonials are favorites since they tell you what worked for somebody else. We can’t show them on The Herbs Place due to FTC/FDA laws, so we have posted years of success stories on our site. You can share these testimonials with customers by cutting and pasting it into an email.

Pet Resources

Some people in our group love working most with animals instead of people. We have herbal success stories for pets in the pet area of The Herbs Place website. Also check out our dedicated pet website, Healthy Pet Corner, and use the search engine.

Nature’s Sunshine’s Website Business-Building Resources

Each distributor has their own learning style and today’s training is geared with that in mind. Nature’s Sunshine has a lot of content and education online in various formats of reading, viewing videos or listening to audios, along with local seminars each year. Plan to attend the scheduled webinars which are still free. Most companies charge for these, so don’t ignore these .

Make the investment to spend hours on the website and find out what all is available to you there. There are links to the blog and Sunshine Community and forums. There are webinar, magazine and article archives.

My NSP Websites

If you have or want a MyNSP Website, you have access to a lot of information on building your business with an online focus. If you haven’t signed up for your website yet, please use our account number as your referral when you do: 109373

Other Business-Building Resources

Natural Health School – Free Herbalist Training Course

Nature’s Field – Free Subscription

NSP Business Builders Forum

Getting Health Questions Answered

NSP Forum – No longer Active – Search for posted responses

NSP Advisor – Specific questions about health

Product and Health Information by Steven Horne

Modern Herbal Education

Herbal Education Articles

Books, CDs, DVDs, Etc. – Building Your Own Library

Nature’s Treasure Chest – Ailment Guide

Sound Concepts – Nature’s Tools

Herb Allure

NSP on Tape

Online Herb and Dietary Supplement Information

PDR Health
PDR Health is an online source of health-related information that is written with the consumer in mind. It is broken into four main sections: disease overviews, treatment options, drug information (includes information on prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, herbs and nutritional supplements) and clinical trials.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia and has become the largest reference source on the Internet. Type in the name of an herb, supplement, health condition, etc., and you will be guided to entries with extensive information. One word of caution: Anyone with computer access to Wikipedia can edit the entries. As a result, the entries are quite up to date, but there can also be significant misinformation.

Dietary Supplement Information Bureau and Natural Products Foundation
This website contains information about the supplement industry as well as herbs, vitamins and homeopathic remedies. It also has a link to an online version of the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau’s publication, Field Guide to Herbal Dietary Supplements.

Mayo Clinic
The renowned Mayo Clinic weighs in on health and healthy lifestyles. This site covers health and nutrition at every stage in life.

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Randal & Donna Watkins
The Herbs
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