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Pharmanex Lifepak Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement Testimonials
Why Do I Recommend Pharmanex Nutritional Supplements?

My name is Eric Schendel, M.D., and I am both a medical doctor and a Pharmanex Medical Representative.

Why do I, as a medical doctor, recommend that everybody should take a good multivitamin formulation such as Pharmanex's LifePak  Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement? And, more specifically, why do I personally use, recommend, and sell the Pharmanex line of nutritional supplements?

If you are like most people, when you've mentioned vitamins or nutritional supplements to your doctor he probably looked at you a little strangely. Historically, most of us physicians have been extremely skeptical of nutritional supplements and herbal medicine. You've probably been told that all you have to do is eat a balanced diet.

There have been several reasons for this skepticism. First, of course, is the fact that we weren't taught much about nutrition in medical school. Second, except for the original research describing major vitamin deficiency syndromes, until recently there has been little good scientific research documenting the benefits of herbal products or mega dosages of vitamins. And third, the dietary supplement industry has been notoriously rife with fraud.

For example, the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition analyzed eight major brands of dietary supplements. They found that only three of the eight brands consistently delivered in their products what was promised on the labels!

One of those three top-ranked brands was Pharmanex.

Pharmanex was founded by Dr. Michael Chang. Dr. Chang, who was formerly Deputy Director of Medicinal Chemistry at Merck and then went on to become Director of Medical Chemistry at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, two of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, resigned his position in order to form a new company that would apply modern pharmaceutical standards of research and quality control to the haphazard nutritional products industry. He assembled a highly professional team of scientists from the pharmaceutical industry's top minds. The first investor in the new company was Dr. Carl Djerassi, the inventor of the birth control pill and winner of both the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology. Dr. Djerassi now serves as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at Pharmanex.

Pharmanex has a staff of over 50 scientists and researchers dedicated to developing the best nutritional supplements available anywhere. Another 150 medical scientists from top institutions around the world are collaborating with Pharmanex on various research projects, including scientists from UCLA, UC Berkeley, Tufts, Purdue, Columbia, the University of Kansas, Scripps Research Institute, Beijing University and Shanghai Medical University.

For example, the Purdue University scientists who are studying the ability of green tea to prevent cancer selected Pharmanex's TeGreen to use in their research because of its reliably superior quality. The nonprofit Prostate Cancer Research Institute recently stated: "We have suggested that TeGreen be used at a dose of one capsule 3 times a day in patients with active prostate cancer and perhaps once a day as a prevention against prostate cancer." (Click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page to read their discussion.)

Policosanol, the active ingredient in Cholestin has been shown in double-blind, placebo-controlled studies to not only lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, but also to raise HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol). James Rippe, M.D., an internationally renowned cardiologist who is Director of the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, is using Cholestin in his research on nutritional approaches to cardiovascular fitness.

CordyMax, a proprietary Pharmanex product derived from a rare Chinese mushroom, has been studied extensively both in China and more recently here in the U.S. These studies have included both animal and human subjects. The human studies have looked at both senior citizens and elite endurance athletes (including Navy SEALs). These studies have shown that CordyMax reduces fatigue and improves energy levels, aerobic capacity and exercise performance.

Varro Tyler, Ph.D., Sc.D., is one of America's foremost experts on herbs and plant-derived medicines. Dr. Tyler, who is a renowned pharmacologist, Dean Emeritus of the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and author of Tyler's Honest Herbal, reviewed "Sex Herbs" in the July 2000 edition of Prevention magazine. In this article, Dr. Varro suggests that people with sexual difficulties try Venix, a proprietary Pharmanex product that is formulated to promote healthy sexual functioning. One of the ingredients of Venix has been found to be particularly helpful to those who suffer sexual difficulties as a side effect of taking antidepressant medication.

In summary, Pharmanex products are manufactured to pharmaceutical standards of purity and strength. Their efficacy is backed up by scientific research.

Returning to our first question, the reason why we recommend that everyone take a good multivitamin is that recent studies have confirmed that most people are not eating a nutritionally adequate diet. In fact, in a US government survey of 21,500 people, not a single person was consuming 100% of the recommended dietary allowance for the ten most important nutrients (USDA National Food Consumption Survey, 1977-78). That is why we recommend that everyone take LifePak  Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement, the comprehensive multivitamin from Pharmanex that comes in different formulations for different ages. Take the LifePak  Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement Challenge and compare your current multivitamin with LifePak  Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement. Then choose the one that's right for youregular LifePak  Anti-aging Vitamin Supplement for men under 40, LifePak Women for pre-menopausal women, LifePak PreNatal for pregnant women, LifePak Prime for men over 40 and post-menopausal women, LifePak Teen for children between 9 and 18, and Jungamals for younger children. Of course, as always, we recommend that you consult with your own physician.

Browse the rest of the links in the "Wellness Center" section for more health and wellness information. For technical information on specific herbal products, you may consult the online version of the reference manual published by the Institute for Natural Products Research, Natural Dietary Supplements: A Desktop Reference.

Pharmanex provides a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee to retail customers. After you have tried these products and have satisfied yourself of their value and quality, you can save money by getting on an automatic delivery program. To get on automatic delivery, or if you want additional information, please call me or send me email.

Eric Schendel, M.D.
CJB Enterprises, LLC
A Physician-Owned Company

Barbara, Licensed Massage Therapist
The discovery of LifePak was simply a godsend during a particularly challenging business year last year. I currently have a tremendously demanding lifestyle.  Besides owning and managing my massage practice and workshop center, I take care of my 89-year-old mom who lives with me full time.   Last year, when my stress levels were high and my energy was at a "peak low", I felt exhausted and depleted.   I realized that at age 50-something, I needed to start eating healthier and to take better care of myself.  I was scanned by my Pharmanex rep (my numbers were quite low), then started taking LifePak Prime and within about two to three weeks, I really began to notice that I  had much more energy. Within a month I just felt better overall.  Nothing had changed other than I had started taking LifePak!  
I learned that LifePak is clearly a nutritional program and not just taking "vitamins".  The brief nutritional education that I received from my rep regarding antioxidants and LifePak supplements and the better-eating suggestions spurred me on to make better choices for myself.   Six weeks later, I rescanned, and no doubt, my numbers had shot up significantly!  Encouraged, and because I started feeling less stressed and had more energy, I began to get back on my treadmill and began a regular walking routine.   I simply couldn't get around the truth that I was feeling better and had more stamina and energy to make it through my work week.  Because LifePak was working so well for me, I soon began to try some of their other supportive products.  My rep told me about Cortitrol which is a wonderful supplement that supports stressful lifestyles and weight loss.  Immediately after starting Cortitrol, I began to sleep through the night and awaken rested and ready to start my day without feeling groggy or lethargic!  Additionally, the TRA program has assisted me in losing over 10 pounds in the last six weeks.  My goal is to be healthier and to lose the rest of those extra pounds.  I now have  the TRA plan in place to help support and get me to my final weight goal.
Being in the healthcare field,  I have a lot of responsibility, and I want to be there for my clients for years to come.  Not only do I feel healthier and have more stamina, I can whole-heartedly endorse LifePak and the Pharmanex family of products to my clients, friends and loved ones.  The integrity of this company and solid science behind their products are extremely important to me as a healthcare professional.   I use many of their products personally and I KNOW they work because, yes,  the scanner shows consistent upward numbers indicating improvement in my antioxidant levels, and because I feel incredibly better!

Joyce, Illinois
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2002.  There were several other women in my real estate office who also were diagnosed and who had surgery the same time as me.  As soon as I was out of the hospital, my niece started me on TeGreen and LifePak.  Every visit since May the doctors are asking me what am I doing.  They cannot believe how I have healed and how my tests are so much better than the others who also had surgery the same time as me.  I told them that my niece sends me these supplements and I take them religiously because she said they are clinically proven in 2 double-blind clinical studies.  I didnt know that they were having such an impact on body because I did not feel them the tests showed I was healing rather quickly!   

Patricia, Idaho
In 1996, I started taking Life Pak, I certainly felt better and had more energy. I had several family problems and just stopped taking Life Pak regularly.
In 1999, I under went some extreme medical treatments with some very depleting drugs( Chemotherapy, etc) I scanned at 5,000 . I couldn't believe it, no wonder I felt more dead than alive. I made up my mind to change my life. I started taking a more aggressive role in my health care.

 I started taking Life Pak as directed, plus. some extra TeGreen and ReishiMax, in 2 months I scanned at 12,000, then 16,000 and currently scan at 29,000. I  feel like I am really alive again! I have energy to play with my 7.  I am sure as time goes by my number will continue to improve as my immune system rebuilds.
Another exciting product for me has been TRA.  One of the medications caused a huge weight gain, I am so thrilled with TRA, because I lost 35 pounds and continue to lose.
I am so grateful for good medical care and the very superior Pharmanex products.

I was introduced to LifePak by a friend of mine in 1996.  At that time, I was struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome; I was so exhausted that I had to rest after everyday tasks like changing my clothes.  LifePak had given my friend more energy and she thought it might help me.  I was very skeptical at first, because my father is a physician and, at that time, many doctors did not understand the benefits of nutritional supplements.  I agreed to try LifePak for a short time and after two weeks I was clamoring for more.  LifePak had not made any noticeable change in my energy level, but for the first time in years, I could feel air on the back of my throat!  Who knew LifePak would make my allergy symptoms go away?!  Now, I don't panic when I leave the house without a whole box of Kleenex.  Today, I feel great.  I no longer suffer from chronic fatigue and, as I look back, it was 1996 when I started feeling better and was able to work full-time again.  I attribute my on-going health to Pharmanex.
Anne, Texas
I have been on LifePak or one of its predecessors - VitaLife since 1992.  Before that time I had
been anemic and on vitamins and Iron for about 20 years.  Since then I have not been anemic at any time!  I give blood every other month and never have any problem with the blood counts.  I don't have a pre-LifePak scan, but I currently scan between 48,000 to 55,000 consistently.

I also was diagnosed with Degenerative Arthritis when over 25 years ago and was on Motrin or Naproxen daily until Pharmanex came out with Cartilage Formula.  I started taking it when it was first introduced and have not had to take anything else since.

I am a nurse by trade and appreciate the science behind the Pharmanex products.  I don't seem to get sick when everyone around is coming down with the flu, etc.  It is amazing how often people are out sick at work.  Thanks to LifePak, I rarely ever take time off.

LifePak for Renal patient (Kidney Failure)
Jenny, Australia
It certainly adds years to life....from August '98 when my father was admitted to hospital, the doctor said he would not live - I had to give him LifePak (morning and night) and Overdrive (2 times a day).
He was a renal patient and anemic.  The doctors were very surprised he got a very good blood picture (FBC) and his heart was beating strongly, when the Overdrive was added.   He was very ill from heart/kidney and lung problems. LifePak gave him 9 months more life to see his grandchildren last Christmas!   The doctor predicted that he won't have Christmas '98 with the family.

I showed LifePak to the specialist and he said "Go for it"   His blood pressure (120/70)  was that of a young man of 20, which is very unusual for renal patients.   One thing I discover, the Overdrive does help the heart to beat strongly.  I took my father's blood pressure with a stethoscope every day.

Larry, Illinois
Approximately 90 days ago I had written concerning my success with controlling blood sugars with the use of LifePak and weight loss success with the TRA products. Soon after I had written that testimonial, I found out that I needed to have heart by pass surgery. After a CAT Scan, stress test, angiogram and three doctors opinions I determined that heart surgery was the only alternative. The surgery consisting of four by passes was completed on September 11, 2003. I was home the afternoon of the 15th. I recently had my first three-week appointment with my surgeon. He was amazed at the progress of my healing. As he indicated, you are healed better than patients that have had surgery three weeks before you. In addition, he gave me clearance to drive two weeks ahead of normal and does not feel he needs to see me again.
If after you have read medical research articles in journals or the internet about the healing process and findings as to what vitamins and minerals have been found beneficial to aid the healing process and than read the label on LifePak it is no wonder that my surgeon was amazed. I feel confident that my regular use of the LifePak and Pharmanex products has had very positive results in my overall recovery from my heart surgery.

Maryann, Texas
Being an acute chronic asthmatic I have spent years searching for the very best multi-vitamin program to give me the very best nutritional support I could possibly have.  I decided on one particular premium supplement program along with a host of additional individual supplements to assist in my asthma challenge.  However, over the previous several months I had become increasingly uneasy considering that I didn't have an easy way to ensure that I was on the "right" additional supplements and further that the dosages were correct and in sync with one another.  Sure enough one day I received a call from a total stranger, and he introduced me to LifePak and CordyMax and Cortitrol and challenged me to get scanned.  I went to Dallas that same day and was scanned.  My skin carotenoid score was over 54,000.  A whole lot of eyebrows were raised since everyone says they're going to be high and are on a good supplement program and I certainly did.  But I was further challenged to raise it even higher with LifePak.  I took the challenge and in just 60 days my score went up!  The best part of my story, though, is that I was able to increase my elliptical exercise time from 20 to 40 minutes in the first two weeks of being on just the three Pharmanex products plus my recovery time is shorter after 40 minutes than with the previous 20 minutes.

Sandy, Washington
Women's Lifepak became part of my daily life several years ago. I have always taken vitamins, trying many different brands over the years, never really noticing any huge difference in the way I felt. After only 2 weeks on the Lifepak, I became aware of how much easier I bounced back after a very long grueling week, or after a late night without much sleep.
I used to bruise VERY easily.....that stopped!! My hair used to fall out....that stopped!!! I used to get the "shakes" from missing a meal....that stopped!!! My cholesterol has even gone down!!!
I used to catch several colds a year, which always turned into sinus infections........none this last year!!!!!!!  Lifepak will has definitely changed my overall health.....I highly
recommend it!!

As a middle-aged baby boomer I can honestly say even though I have enjoyed good health taking LifePak has added a since of well being and vitality to my days.  If for a few days I neglect my LifePak I can tell.

In January 2003, I started taking LifePak...and can't believe the energy increase that I have.  My number started at 28,500...and after 12 weeks it went to 49,500!!!  YAHOO!!!  I am convinced that my increase in energy is a direct correlation to taking LifePak Women, and opt. omega! 

Lynn, North Carolina
I have been taking LifePak Women off/on for a while.  I always feel better and have more energy when I take it consistently (I dont seem to require as much sleep).  I am working hard to take the recommended dose everyday. 

Mike, Texas
"Before taking LifePak(r) Anti-aging Formula, I was never able to start the day with a burst of vitality. Since taking LifePak(r) Anti-aging Formula, I am now able to clearly focus upon rising. In addition, I'm able to concentrate and focus until the finish of the day. My days are much more productive because I do not tire as quickly. I've never felt so strong and this is probably due to taking LifePak(r) Anti-aging Formula twice a day.

Pam, District of Columbia
I have taken LifePak since 1992. My scan score was 33,000.  I started to eat more of  the unfun vegetables like brussel sprouts, acorn squash, and broccoli. My scan score is now 46,000. I am aiming for a score in the 50,000s.

My stamina is excellent. On a recent trip with a 7 year old, she asked me if we could go back to  the hotel, get room service, and rest! I was full of energy. Had to get that child on Jungamals.

Bobbi, California
 ...For the past 2 years, Eleanor has been searching for something that would help her, she is a teacher and was spending a minimum $200 each month trying to find the "right" supplements to help her.   She was tired with very little energy so she knew all those different products were not effective, but she was still eager to find something that would help.   After taking the Lifepak Challenge she was extremely grateful and just after 3 weeks she said she has felt 100% better.  Her overall well being has improved and she has so much more energy.   She has yet to get her 2nd scanning to see what her new number will be.  But we both know she is saving a lot of money every month....  

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