Did you know . . .?
1.) Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee was born in November 1894. He was born with tuberculosis and doctors all agreed he was not likely to survive. His parent’s faith in things natural led them to move north where fertile soil produced quality nutritional substances. They put aside medications in place of the family’s food from the farm garden.
2.) Dr. Shaklee said his health improvement was not a miraculous cure, as some people said, he said it was slow but it was sure. At the earliest possible age he was made to understand that wellness has everything to do with good nutrition, a healthy environment and exercise.
3.) When Dr. Shaklee was asked why he decided to study chiropractic medicine instead of becoming a medical doctor he said, “I never belittle the medical profession but we are in two separate fields of endeavor. They are trained to treat disease and I’m interested in building health.”
4.) Dr. Shaklee opened his first practice in Rockwell City, Iowa in 1915. He spoke to his patients about their diets, which was unusual for the time, and devised detailed nutrition diaries to monitor patient’s progress.
5.) Dr Shaklee’s first product in 1915 was called “Vitalized Minerals” in which he isolated natural compounds from vegetables for their mineral values. He was joined in the same year and kept contact with the young Polish biochemist, Casimir Funk, who called his compounds “vitamins” This was the first use of the word vitamins.
6.) Dr. Shaklee was a chiropractor who went through school with his friend, B.J. Palmer, the father of chiropractic care. Dr. Shaklee also held degrees in nutrition, biochemistry, philosophy and divinity.
7.) In 1924, Dr Shaklee built a complete health care center with a staff of chiropractors, osteopaths, internist, general practitioners and surgeons. For the first time Dr. Shaklee’s formulations for food supplements were packaged and dispensed.
8.) In 1928, he developed a sensible diet regimen he recommended to all his patients. This diet was similar to the Food Guide pyramid currently recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture, with emphasis on grains, fruits and vegetables and a minimum of fats and sugar.
9.) In January 1929 he was ordained a minister and in 1933, he officially received his doctor of divinity degree. His deep concern for the spiritual part of life eventually took shape as the Shaklee philosophy.
10.) He practiced chiropractic until he was 65 years old. Then he launched the Shaklee Corporation to market the products he spent his lifetime developing. His dream was to share the products and better health with the world.
11.) Shaklee nutritional products are recognized by the government as food. Many nutritional companies are considered drug companies.
12.) Shaklee is the world’s largest provider of vitamins and minerals, and is considered to be the leader in the nutritional industry.
13.) Shaklee has their own products clinically tested by outside, unbiased sources (such as Yale University and Harvard University) providing scientific proof that these products break down and are utilized by your body. Hundreds of these tests are published in peer-reviewed nutritional and medical journals such as:a. The American Journal of Clinical Nutritionb. The Journal of Nutritionc. The Journal of the American Dietetic Associationd. The Journal of Applied Physiology, ande. The American Journal of Cardiology
14.) Some companies cite clinical studies, but their actual products have never been tested because law does not require it.
15.) Shaklee products are all balanced and are the most natural supplements available. Being whole food, they contain essential known nutrients, unknown nutrients, phytochemicals and enzymes.
16.) Shaklee has its own research and development lab in Hayward, California, and a second lab built in conjunction with the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
17.) The Shaklee manufacturing plant is in Norman, Oklahoma. -Most vitamin companies just purchase their vitamins from a central lab and put their own labels on them.
18.) Shaklee spends in excess of $12 million per year on research and testing. Shaklee has over 150 scientists on staff, and an advisory board consisting of doctors, professors, and scientists from leading industries and universities around the world.
19.) As many as 176 separate tests for purity, potency and safety are performed on the ingredients for a single product. All Shaklee product claims have documented substantiation. Products undergo as many 262 separate quality assurance tests throughout the manufacturing process.
20.) SHAKLEE PRODUCTS ARE 100% GUARANTEED! If for any reason a Shaklee product is not satisfactory, return it to your Shaklee Independent Distributor or Shaklee Corporation for exchange or full refund.