PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Most Americans take dietary supplements, but they may find it difficult to identify the right supplements and the right lifestyle changes needed to meet their personal health goals. With the introduction of its new Healthprint digital health assessment tool, Shaklee is taking a huge leap toward providing customers with the knowledge they need to make better and more personalized choices at the price that is right for them along with personalized health and lifestyle information to help them reach their health goals. Healthprint was launched Thursday, August 4 during Shaklee Live 2016, an annual conference in Orlando attended by thousands of Shaklee distributors from throughout the world.
In addition to Healthprint, the company has created a new health and lifestyle blog called Naturally – Your Resource for a Healthier Life to provide individuals with valuable information that extends beyond its products.
Shaklee is a leading global health and wellness direct selling company. Both Healthprint and Naturally are collaborative efforts backed by award-winning Shaklee doctors and scientists. "You will receive recommendations and information from credible experts and resources, including but not limited to, our exceptionally knowledgeable Shaklee team," confirms Shaklee Chief Science Officer Bruce Daggy, Ph.D. Those sources include information from the American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic and the Arthritis Foundation.
Healthprint brings personalization to help customers meet their health goals
Whereas some digital health assessments take a one-size-fits-all approach, Shaklee Healthprint provides personalized recommendations based on how individuals respond to the questions and what they list as their top three health goals. It is a quick and easy health assessment tool that provides individuals with personalized information—with more than 1 million possible outcomes.
It consists of just three elements:
- Twenty simple questions. "These questions, which take just a couple of minutes to answer, were carefully designed to reveal key dietary and lifestyle habits that impact your health. We also ask about your specific goals, which may be anything from weight loss to bone health," explains Daggy.
- A diet and lifestyle score plus a customized plan. "Immediately after completing the questionnaire, you'll receive a diet and lifestyle score based on where you are relative to optimal wellness," elaborates Shaklee Senior Research Scientist Francis Lau, Ph.D., FACN. "You'll also receive customized educational content, practical tips and recommendations backed by Shaklee science to help you reach your unique health goals."
- Personalized product recommendations. "We want to remove the confusion," says Lau. "Your assessment will provide you with Shaklee product recommendations to support your efforts at a variety of price points to fit every budget."
Dr. Daggy points to the Shaklee Difference as further support behind this assessment tool. "Shaklee products are safe, proven and 100 percent guaranteed. If you're not feeling an improvement after 30 days, you can return the product no questions asked."
Shaklee blog provides more resources for a healthy life
Shaklee health and lifestyle blog, Naturally – Your Resource for a Healthier Life, is another important tool. "Your Healthprint assessment will connect you with articles specific to your concerns," says Lau. "But you're not limited to those articles. The blog contains a wealth of valuable information from recognized medical organizations, athletes and Shaklee experts. You'll find healthy recipes, product information and plenty of lifestyle tips." Each blog article is easily sharable on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Those interested in taking a Healthprint assessment can find the link on www.Shaklee.com. Access the new health and lifestyle blog, Naturally – Your Resource for a Healthier Life, by visiting http://go.shaklee.com/naturally/.
Since its inception, the Pleasanton, California-based Shaklee Corporation has combined breakthrough scientific research with pure, safe, and proven ingredients to develop the world's most cutting-edge and life-enhancing health products. Founded by Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee, who developed the first multivitamin in the U.S. 100 years ago, the company has become a leading health and wellness company with a long history of pioneering advances in nutritional science, including Shaklee Life Plan. Shaklee Life Plan is the result of the foremost scientific research and decades of studies, designed to promote every aspect of your health. The Life Plan—with 35 patents/pending—combines a protein-rich meal shake and nutrients that are clinically proven to help provide the foundation for a longer, healthier life.* Shaklee has over 125 published studies, abstracts and presentations many of which are published in peer-reviewed journals that support our products, ingredients and perspective. Shaklee is one of the most well-established names in the nutritional supplement and direct selling industries with over 1.2 million members worldwide in Canada, Japan, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Mexico and the U.S.
Biography: Bruce Daggy, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Chief Science Officer, Shaklee
Dr. Daggy is primarily responsible for the scientific support of a robust Shaklee portfolio of products including nutrition, personal care and household products.
His career spans 30 years in global roles within consumer healthcare. In nutrition, his work has ranged from developing leading nutritional supplements in India to providing sports nutrition products to elite athletes. Weight management and its impact on metabolic disease has been a major focus, with research leadership roles for three consumer brands: alli, Nutrisystem and Shaklee 180. He began his professional career in academia and then spent 10 years in healthcare research and development at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). After P&G, Daggy spent 13 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in both the United States and the United Kingdom in various leadership positions, including overseeing their global nutritional research and development, leading teams based in the UK and India. Subsequently, he was also the Vice President, Weight Control Research and Development for GSK.
Prior to joining Shaklee, Dr. Daggy served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Science Officer at Nutrisystem, Inc. where he directed applied research and development for weight management and the prevention or management of obesity-related diseases and disorders.
Dr. Daggy has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University and a B.A. in Biology from University of Virginia. He has authored about 80 publications and abstracts, and has developed 13 patents in his name. He serves as Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Sciences Department of Florida State University. He is a member of the American Society of Nutrition, a Fellow in the American College of Nutrition, and has assisted the Obesity Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and other healthcare organizations in a variety of volunteer capacities.
Biography: Francis Lau, Ph.D., FACN
Senior Research Scientist, Shaklee
Dr. Lau oversees new product research and development projects based on cutting-edge science, with heavy ownership in early stage new product development process. He also coordinates and oversees the review of research data and the dissemination of scientific findings.
Dr. Lau comes to Shaklee with more than 15 years of experience in biochemistry and nutrition research. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, conference abstracts; and two books on nutraceuticals in human health. He is the inventor of several patents.
Prior to joining Shaklee, Dr. Lau held key positions in research and development at InterHealth Nutraceuticals, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, NIH Institute of Mental Health, and the University of Houston.
Dr. Lau holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Toxicology from Texas A&M University; M.S. degrees in Biochemistry from University of San Francisco and Computer Information Systems from University of Houston; and a BSc in Biochemistry from University of Alberta.
Dr. Lau is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and he is an active member of many professional societies including the American College of Nutrition, American Diabetes Association, American Society for Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Aging Association, the Obesity Society, and Society of Toxicology.
*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.
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