Flower Power- with Hibiscus!

Hibiscus Flower- Hibiscus sabdariffa

Hibiscus tea

Many of us have had the chance to admire this beautiful flower of the tropics. It grows commonly in tropical warm climates. Its is also the official flower of Hawaii and Puerto Rico. It is commonly used in landscaping to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

Did you know that these delicate flowers are not only to admire with their rich, red color but they are also full of nutrients and powerful antioxidants and make a delicious, zero-calorie beverage? This exotic flower adds a burst of color, flavor and nutrients to herbal teas and recipes! Lets learn more…

Did you know?

Almost 15-30% of hibiscus tea is composed of organic acids which are malic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid. These acids are also found in many fruits such as grapes and citrus. They help in reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, promoting better skin, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and improving digestive issues. Hibiscus tea has diuretic and choleretic effects, thus controlling blood viscosity by reducing blood pressure and enhancing digestion. It has also been used in the past to calm muscle spasms.*

According to the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference one 8oz cup of Hibiscus tea contains: 20.48 g Iron, 43.6 g Vitamin C, and 702 IU Vitamin A.

Below are 9 Health Benefits of this Delicious Flower:

Hibiscus Tea delicious

 1. Healthy Heart- Lowers Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

Many studies have been conducted over the years that have shown Hibiscus to have heart health benefits. A six-week study found that three cups of hibiscus tea daily lowered systolic blood pressure significantly, without unpleasant side effects (Journal of Nutrition, February 2010). How does hibiscus lower blood pressure? It has diuretic properties, it opens the arteries, and it appears to act as a natural angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, which means it slows the release of hormones that constrict blood vessels. Hibiscus has also been found to reduce blood lipid levels naturally.

2. Antioxidants Hibiscus is high in Antioxidants. Antioxidants help to protect your cells by neutralizing free radicals which cause disease in the body’s tissues, organs, ect. Antioxidant properties of hibiscus tea may also help in treating liver disease

3. Immune Support It is high in vitamin C which will also strengthens the immune system which can equal fewer colds!

4. Detoxifying  Hibiscus  tea is a natural diuretic which helps release excess fluid and impurities stored in the body. This also will help reduce excess bloating. Who doesn’t need that?

5. Weight Loss- Nutritious without calories, Hibiscus tea is a natural carbohydrate inhibitor. This is because it inhibits the production of amylase, an enzyme that breaks down sugar and starches. This means less storage of carbs converting into fat in places we don’t like (ex hips, belly thighs, etc.) That means a person’s body can’t use or store all the carbohydrates he eats, which can enhance your weight loss results.

6. Anti-Cancer benefits- Since Hibiscus is high in Antioxidants, it protects our cells and helps them to replicate well. This means, with less damage, or mutations, cancers often do not form that easily

7. Anti-Inflammatory- What a great addition this would be to your anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Because of its healing Antioxidant properties it may help with conditions such as Arthritis and/or swelling such as after an injury

8. Beauty- The way to beauty from the inside & anti aging is this: ANTIOXIDANTS ANTIOXIDANTS ANTIOXIDANTS! We want to get them from different sources in our foods. Hibiscus is high in nutrients and antioxidants. This equals a beautiful complexion with a healthy glow, as well as reducing the signs of aging.

9. DeliciousNot only is Hibiscus good for you, but it also tastes yummy. It’s kind of tart yet has its own natural sweetness. Sometimes I like to drizzle a little agave nectar or raw honey for added sweetness. A cup of Hibiscus will tantalize your taste buds!


Hibiscus tea can be enjoyed both hot or cold, depending on your mood. I love to make a pitcher and keep it in the fridge in the summer. Makes the perfect refreshing drink.

How to make the perfect cup of Hibiscus tea:

If you like to drink cold, let cool, then store in the fridge. Always sweeten while its warm, if desired.

  • 1 teaspoon  dried hibiscus flowers or 1 bag of Hibiscus Mint tea
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Steep Hibiscus in water 5-10minutes, then strain.
  • Add Agave necar, or honey for added sweetness if desired.


Berry Mint Hibiscus PopsiclesHibiscus Popsicles


4 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers or Hibiscus Mint Tea
1 1/2 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries( chop)


1. Pour dried hibiscus flowers in boiling water. Cover and let steep 5-10 minutes. Strain.  Stir in honey and lemon juice. Let cool

2. Divide berries in paper cups. Pour tea mixture into cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick into center of each pop (Or fill ice pop mold according to manufacturer’s directions.) Freeze about 8 hours or until frozen.

Where do I find Hibiscus?


Barefut makes a delicious Hibiscus Mint Tea. You can use it for It is organically grown without the chemicals or pesticides. Herbal-Teas1

Try this mouthwatering tea here.

How do you like to have your Hibiscus? Please share!

Note: Hibiscus tea is not recommended for pregnant women, particularly due to its emmenagogue effects which may stimulate menstruation or blood flow in the uterus or pelvic region. For those undergoing hormonal treatments or taking birth control pills, it is recommended to consult your health specialist regarding any consumption of hibiscus tea, and let him give you a yes or no. #

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This article is copyrighted material written by the following author

Fernanda Santiago is a Health Professional, Weight Loss Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in helping people achieve optimal wellness using alternative treatments. She helps people look and feel great from inside out.  She is an Educator in Natural Health and wellness solutions. Read more on her bio here.



8 Steps to Wellness

This is something I teach in my practice Healing Feels Good in North Carolina. We can take steps each day toward getting our body and mind back in balance and to promote complete wellness. It can be a great reminder to keep ourselves on track and also work as a check list to make us self-aware of what we might be able to improve on in a daily basis.

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  1. Drink More Water: Your body is 60% water. It is a vital nutrient to the life of every cell and acts first as a building material!
  2. Eat Breakfast: The morning hours serves as a foundation for how our bodies respond for the remainder of the day. Did you know…You can speed you metabolism up by 20% by consuming Protein at breakfast? Skipping meals cause your blood sugar to peak and dip, affecting your energy and mood.  It can often cause over eating later on because you’re so hungry.

Quick Breakfast meal options:

  1. Get Moving! Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exerciseKeep it simple … But Consistent! Make just 30 minutes of movement your daily goal.               Research has shown that spending time in nature increases creativity and problem solving by up to 50%[1]. According to researchers “Our results demonstrate that there is a cognitive advantage to be realized if we spend time immersed in a natural setting. We anticipate that this advantage comes from an increase in exposure to natural stimuli that are both emotionally positive and low-arousing; and a corresponding decrease in exposure to attention-demanding technology.”
  2. Get Massage Regularly – Get the best out of your treatments by getting them regularly. Just like your vehicle needs maintenance, so do our bodies. Massage for maintenance is recommended once per month. Need a therapist? Learn more about massage and find one near you.
  3. Nurture Your Spirit- Keep positivity close by and stay away from negativity. This includes: those we surround ourselves with (Friends, family, relationships), our lifestyle (physical activity) or how we choose to spend our time.
  4. Eat the Colors of the Rainbow- No we are not talking about skittles. Fill your diet with foods rich in color that come from the earth. Fruits and vegetables are high in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and more. The way to health starts with what you put in your mouth.
  5. Get Your Essentials, Supplement the Right Way-

Essential nutrients means our bodies do not make them therefore we must take them.  With our food supply compromised with over harvesting, GMO’s, toxins and chemicals it’s essential to take proper form of supplementation to fill in the gaps so our bodies can continue to thrive in this complex world.

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8. Sleep- This is the time where your body recovers, detoxifies, and regenerates. Better sleep = better health. Tips for better sleep here.

Snack The Right Way To Keep The Pounds Away!


These days we live on the go and it’s very easy to skip meals simply because of losing track of time. Instead of eating 3 large meals per day people are merging to having smaller, ‘on-the-go’ meals. On a positive note, this timesaving way of eating is actually more beneficial than the traditional ‘three square meals a day’ recommendation that your grandparents swore by.

Now, when we say ‘on-the-go’ meals we’re not talking about fast foods, crackers or “100 calorie” chocolate chip cookies. We’re talking about REAL food which includes: raw nuts, fresh fruit, smoothies and crisp vegetables. When you snack on these wholesome foods you give your body the nutrients it needs to function at its best, which is important for weight loss.

The Benefits of Snacking right:

  1. Prevents extreme hunger and overeating

When we don’t eat regularly throughout the day we become so hungry that when we finally do eat, it’s hard for us to tell the difference between what our bodies want and what they actually need. This leads to overeating. Snacking every 3-4 hours helps fight the tendency to overeat because it prevents extreme hunger [1].

  1. Provides long-lasting energy

Eating small meals throughout the day can reduce energy slumps. [4] According to Harvard Health Publications, “this approach can reduce your perception of fatigue because your brain, which has very few energy reserves of its own, needs a steady supply of nutrients”[5]. As long as you choose healthy foods, regular snacking can help keep you awake and alert —preventing the dreaded ‘midday slump’.

  1. Assists in balancing blood sugar levels

Balancing your blood sugar levels is essential for weight loss. Since our blood sugar levels dip every 3-5 hours after we eat, it’s important to eat more frequently to prevent this, and keep our blood sugar levels stable.[2] Snacking assists with maintaining a fast metabolism[3], which is crucial for weight management.

So, if you haven’t already, let’s make it a goal to prep ahead and never skip meals again. I like to carry small sandwich bags with me full of baby carrots, sugar snap peas and even berries. Choice Bars I also keep around in my glove compartment or in my bag. It has sufficient protein to keep me satisfied. You will notice such an improvement not only in every but also in promoting healthy digestion as you are eating more raw, fresh foods thought the day!


More Healthy Snacks Ideas:

Almonds, cashews and pistachios
These nuts are packed with nutrients and are low in carbohydrates. They are also a great source of protein and healthy fat.

Apples, berries, bananas and grapes
Fruit is a great source of antioxidants, and its natural sweetness can also help satisfy sugar cravings. Fruit is also dense in fiber and vitamins.

Carrots, bell peppers, celery and cucumber
Vegetables contain many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Top Tip: Dip in hummus or peanut butter.

Yoghurt contains probiotics and supplies protein, calcium, vitamins, potassium and magnesium. Yoghurt also assists with keeping your digestive system healthy.


Backed Apple Chips Recipe

No need to have potato chips when you can have baked apple chips! This delicious, crunchy snack is sweet and savory; ideal for crushing those junk food cravings! If you get them from your local farmers market, even better!


· 3 apples
· Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 200°F. Cut apples in thin slices (we recommend using a Mandoline Slicer). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place apple slices on top. Bake for 1 hour. Flip apple slices, then continue baking for another hour. After baking for 2 hours total, turn off oven. Allow apples to stay inside oven for one hour – this helps add that extra crunch. Enjoy!









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Those that are motivated and are willing to give it your all for the next 21 days! Whether you need to lose the last 10 pounds or drop the first 10 pounds, this is a great way to kick start your system by cleansing unwanted toxins from your system, speeding up your metabolism and balancing your body to get in in the Fat Burning Zone, not Fat Storing Zone. This is a brand new program that if followed correctly will yield great results!!! 

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One of the best ways to burn fat and promote healthy weight loss is to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and studies have shown that green coffee bean extract can not only help burn fat, but inhibits the conversion of excess sugars into fat in your body.

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This product uses Svetol®, the most studied green coffee bean extract. In a two-month study, participants using Svetol® had an average weight loss of 10.9 pounds and increased their average muscle to fat mass ratio by 4.1 percent!

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The addition of Garcinia cambogia makes TLS Green Coffee Plus Garcinia cambogia a great complement to your low-glycemic diet, helping to maintain normal blood sugar levels while helping burn fat to get the body you want.


So how does it work?

Green Coffee slows down the absorption of carbohydrates,  this activity of the liver promoting protein utilization (building ) and fat utilization (as ENERGY) without the overwhelming need to store carbs (simple ) as LDL, Triglycerides(TG’s) or Free fatty acids (FFA’s). AS A RESULT! Green Coffee has benefit in healthy ranges of cholesterol while promoting fat loss by not storing it in the first place.

Green Coffee is amazing because it prevents what is referred to as DeNovo synthesis of fat. (creating fat from a non-fat.) DeNovo happens regardless of your weight, age or hormones if you put the wrong food or food like substances in your mouth. People with more inflammation of the liver will more readily do this.

About our second ingredient: Garcinia Cambogia

It is naturally dense in Hydroxy Citric Acid ( HCA) which  signals the body to use free fatty acids for energy! This is awesome because too many FFA’s can be a real problem in chronic disease. FFA’s come from a diet deficient in fiber. This combination can support healthy levels of energy! Not, the “jitters” but real energy!

Garcinia Cambogia, due to its antioxidant benefits supports a healthy liver and cardiovascular system. In particular, Garcinia Cambogia has been shown to benefit relaxation in blood vessels, support a healthy heart rate, and helps support healthy serotonin levels.

Bioavailability matters!

Because if you don’t absorb it your flushing your money down the toilet…

Svetol®’s unique chlorogenic acid profile has been scientifically proven to be highly bioavailable (easily absorbed by the body). This ensures that this unique ingredient delivers its expected effect once ingested!

Green Coffee Comparison

The healthiest way to lose weight isn’t through fad diets or bursts of exercise.

The most effective way to burn excess fat is to:

  • Have a healthy lifestyle, low-glycemic impact eating
  • increase your levels of activity


In a clinical trial, participants consuming Svetol® saw a reduction in body weight of up to 11 pounds (5 kilos) compared to a 5 pounds (2.4 kilos) among people consuming the placebo.

Studies for helping with healthy glucose levels: Post prandial glucose level of Svetol® group before and after load: 133 mg/dL versus 148 mg/dL respectively (P<0.05)Svetol for healthy blood sugarWhat is healthy weight loss?

It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight sure and steady (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. And that’s what we want, not to gain it back, right? Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

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GCGC must be used daily for 2 months to obtain the best results. For maximum benefits, you can supplement with GCGC 2 to 3 times a year.

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4 Super Drinks to Help Detox

Smoothie Ingredients


4 Beverages to have while Detoxing

I wanted to share with you all 4 of my favorite beverages that you can incorporate into your detox week to enhance detoxification.  You will feel energized, hydrated and the incredible benefits of what it does inside your body will also appear on the outside. Everything starts from the inside.

During detox week, our goal is to infuse nutrients into our body to promote cleansing and maintain good health. By adding these healthy beverages we will load our body’s with enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while flushing out toxins and impurities accumulated over time. These organic waters are not only meant to be used for detox week, but can be enjoyed anytime.

First thing in the morning is best to start the day, but they can be consumed any time of the day. You can chop fruits and vegetables the night before and put in a container in the refrigerator if that will help you save some time. I try to keep it simple as I am always on the go and I know many of you are as well. By just reorganizing our morning routine a little, you will be amazed at how you look and feel!

I usually make my smoothie or juice first thing when I wake up, that way I can drink it while I get ready for the day. Do what works for you and your schedule, as long as you get it done. We each have to find a way that works for us to make time for our health in small, simple steps.

Heres my top 4

  1. Fenny’s Deluxe Detox Smoothie
  2. Green Lemonade
  3. Ultimate Aloe on the go
  4. Warm Lemon Water

The last 2 on the list are the simplest, that you can incorporate any time, especially if your short in time. They are not meant to replace the top 2. They can be used in conjunction with. Also, these are not meant to replace a meal; they are meant to use in addition by adding super nutrients into our diet.

Ok, now back to the detox drinks…

A little about our ingredients, and why I chose them:

Cucumber: Helps to alkaline the body, is highly hydrating, full of B vitamins, silica, and electrolytes that help build clearer, brighter skin.

Celery: Very alkaline, packed with vitamins and minerals.  Celery is a powerful detoxifier and colon cleanser.

Apple: High in Pectin which is a powerful enzyme that helps protect against metabolic syndrome, and maintains healthy gut bacteria. According to traditional Chinese medicine: Red apples protect the heart and vessels. It also reduces the content of lipids as well. Green apples are probably the most beneficial. Although representing the liver, they are said to detoxify the inner body, promote teeth and bones growth, and help fight depression. Yellow apples help protect eyesight. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away!

Pears: Pears are wonderful for the skin and supportive of both the lungs and the colon. Contains many nutrients such as: vitamins C, E, B, and K, copper, manganese, potassium, iron, magnesium, selenium, calcium, zinc, and folate.

Banana: Promotes good digestion, prevents constipation, and contributes to healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Contains vitamin B6 and magnesium which help promote better sleep. Bananas also have fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin A.

Lemon: Cleansing to the digestive tract, liver and gallbladder. Very alkaline, are high in vitamin C, and traces of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Lemons are a powerful detoxifying agent. They support liver function, purify the blood, destroy free radicals and toxins, and  flush out bacteria Great as a weight loss aid.

Ginger: A great tonic, stimulates blood circulation, has warming properties, eases nausea, a powerful digestive aid, is anti-inflammatory, strengthens immune system, and fights common respiratory problems.

Cayenne Pepper: An incredibly potent spice, cayenne pepper is often used to detoxify and cleanse the body (mostly due to capsaicin). It has anti-cold/flu properties, aids in digestion, has anti-fungal properties, helps discourage formation of blood clots, supports weight-loss, promotes heart health, and aids in joint-pain relief.

Parsley: A powerful detoxifier, parsley aids digestion, removes toxins from the body, acts as a diuretic by flushing out the kidneys, and purifies the blood. It contains vitamin A, C, and E, folate, iron, and anti-oxidants.

Berries: Contain powerful Antioxidants that protect the body by neutralizing free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules, which can damage the cells and are a major source of disease and aging.

Pineapple: Bromelain! Super enzyme that is used for reducing inflammation, especially after a surgery or injury. It is also used for preventing muscle soreness after intense exercise. Also assist with connective tissue healing, Bromelain also contains chemicals that interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting.

  1. Fenny’s Deluxe Detox Smoothie *


1 cup Italian Parsley chopped

½ cup chopped cucumber

½ celery stick

1 small Apple or pear (or ½ large), cored and chopped with skin

1 banana

1/2 cup berries of your choice

1 cup water or coconut water

1 whole lemon, juiced

¼-inch slice ginger root, peeled

Optional spices you can add a pinck of: Cayenne, or cinnamon



Place ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth.

2. Green Lemonade

In a juicer add the following:

1 head romaine* lettuce or celerygreen lemonade

5 to 6 stalks kale *

1-2 apples

1-2 carrots

1 whole organic lemon with skin

1-2 inches fresh ginger (optional)

 * You may use any of your favorite greens in the place of romaine or kale. Some excellent choices include: chard, collards, spinach, cucumber, ect, as long as there are dark leafy greens in there!

3. Ultimate Aloe on the go

So refreshing and delicious in natural strawberry-kiwi flavor, you can take this one on the go! I add it to a water bottle and take with me.

Aloe water

Our Aloe Juice is a rejuvenating tonic made from 100% Aloe Vera and 50% Aloe concentrated powder. It contains more than 200 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including 13 of the 17 essential minerals needed for good nutrition

Ultimate Aloe Juice has the IASC (International Aloe Science Council) seal that certifies to the quality of the Aloe content and purity.


4. Warm Lemon Water

Squeeze half a lemon in a cup of warm, purified water and sip like tea. Read more about the health benefits of lemon water here.








I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. You will love the way you feel. It is completely worth it. It is up to you to value your health.

Please share comments on how you feel after detoxing, I would love to hear more about you!

Resolution: Detox

?Resolution Detox 2015

Resolution: Detox – Starts ONLINE Wed. Jan. 7th, 2015

Lose 7-10 Pounds
Join us for our Resolution: Detox. How would you like to lose 7-10 pounds? Kick start the new year with a healthier new you. The key to a fresh start, whether you want to lose weight or just be healthier is through a cleanse.
Private Facebook Group
We have created a private Facebook group where you can learn exactly how to do a detox cleanse step by step and since it’s online, you can do this detox cleanse from anywhere. Lets do this together!
To participate in the detox, be sure you order your NutriClean 7-Day Cleansing System today.


FREE coaching provided by Lifestyle Coach Fernanda Santiago during the detox event.
Event: Resolution Detox
When: Starts ONLINE Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Join us for our “Resolution Detox” and you will learn:
• How can detoxifying help you loose weight, feel energized, improve mood, digestion and more.
• What are the safest & healthiest ways to detox?
• How you can improve the way you look and feel overall!
• Average weight loss is about 7-10 pounds
The NutriClean 7-Day System — uses exceptional herbs and botanicals to detoxify, cleanse, and purify the digestive tract and liver.
The NutriClean 7-Day System — is an excellent cleansing tool that should be used twice a year for optimal digestive, liver and colon health.

Weight Loss – Iraida’s Success story

Iraida has been through the TLS program and has not only transformed her body and health completely, but she has maintained for the past 2 years. I feel very honored and proud to have personally coached her through this journey.

Iraidas Sucess Story

Iraida’s Personal TLS Success Story…

The journey to weight loss can be a very personal and very emotional experience. Many people struggle with their weight every day, but they are not alone. See Iraida’s transformation and read about how her life changed when she found TLS® Weight Loss Solution.

1.) What types of programs have you tried in the past?
“I’ve tried Weight Watchers*, Hydroxycut and imposed my own restrictions.”

2.) Why did you decide to try TLS?
Once my coach presented the facts of TLS, I felt it was the right thing to try. It felt healthier and actually less restricting than other diets.

3.) What program did you follow on TLS?
Rapid Results.

4.) How much weight, inches and fat have you lost, and for how long?
I lost 28 lbs. and went from size 12 to size 8. I’m still there after almost a year. I don’t remember exactly, but the total that I lost between arms, legs, waist and hips was over 10 inches.

5.) Why do you think TLS is the best weight loss program out there, and why would you recommend it?
It is the best because it teaches you to eat healthier, to look into the nutrition facts, to make better decisions when choosing what to eat, not just to count points even when you are eating unhealthy stuff. I will recommend it because it actually works. This is the first time that I had lost weight and keep it off because I learned how to eat what is better for me and to be smarter about my eating decisions. Also I saw other changes in my body, not just the weight loss. The healthier lifestyle helped me tone more when doing exercise and my body looked overall better than when I was in my twenties.

6.) What are some tips for someone wondering if TLS would be right for them?
I would tell them to try it because it is a proven process to help you learn to be healthier, not a blind diet just to lose weight. It’s a program that is more realistic to their lifestyle, needs and self-determination, because that will be key to their success. This is not a miracle diet, but a lifestyle, and they have to be determined to make the changes. All the menus and ideas that I received helped me a lot, so having a coach is an awesome tool to stay on track. Other programs don’t offer that.

*Weight Watchers is not affiliated with Market America or TLS

Learn more about TLS Weight Loss Solution here

Fat Cell Suicide With Tonalin® CLA

 Fat Cell Suicide With Tonalin® CLA


Studies have shown that supplementation with CLA reduces body fat in obese individuals. Not just any CLA, but  Tonalin® CLA. 
CLA blasts the Fat Cells causing apoptosis, AKA cell death! It literally kills the fats cells, dissolving them by using them as energy!
This will help us get leanerreduce body fat and maintain lean muscle. This product is backed up by science and works best when your body is in motion. Fat cell

What is it?

Tonalin® CLA, (short for conjugated linoleic acid) is derived from natural safflower oil. It’s the ideal product for those who are looking to get toned and lose body fat. TLS® Tonalin® CLA contains natural ingredients that can assist in promoting lean muscle mass and decreasing the amount of fat stored in your body. It is natural and environmentally sustainable. The proprietary manufacturing process produces the highest quality CLA available. Tonalin® CLA is a safe, scientifically proven, effective nutritional supplement that contains no stimulants of any kind.  It is the world’s most carefully researched CLA, with currently 18 major studies proving its safety and effectiveness!order now button

An amazing discovery…

Dr. Michael Pariza identified it for the first time in 1978. He was studying beef extract at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of his cancer research. What he found was unexpected. Dr. Pariza’s initial research suggested two important possibilities. First, that CLA helps reduce body fat and, second, that it helps maintain lean muscle tissue. These initial findings attracted great interest, which produced many scientific studies and research.

Who is it for?

TLS Tonalin CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is ideal for those who have lost weight, or are losing weight, and want the extra support to keep it off. TLS Tonalin CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) contains natural ingredients that can help redistribute fat to fat-burning muscle tissue to assist in promoting lean muscle mass and decreasing the amount of fat stored in your body. CLA has also been shown to enhance fat breakdown (lipolysis) within the muscle tissue and create more lean muscle. Many have noted a reduction in cellulite!

Fat cells shrinking

When you consume fat that your body does not need to use for energy, it is absorbed by fat cells with the help of an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase. CLA works to block this enzyme and divert unused fat to your muscle cells. CLA then activates another enzyme which helps your muscle to burn this fat, especially during exercise. That’s why, when used in balance with a healthy diet and regular exercise program, an ingredient like CLA is so effective in helping you lose body fat and keep it off. Specifically, Tonalin® CLA is a combination of fatty acids extracted from pure safflower oil, shown to be the richest source of this ingredient.

Because it is sourced from natural safflower oil, Tonalin® is natural and environmentally sustainable. The proprietary manufacturing process produces the highest quality CLA available. Tonalin CLA is a safe, scientifically proven, effective nutritional supplement that contains no stimulants of any kind.  It is the world’s most carefully researched CLA, with currently 18 major studies proving its safety and effectiveness.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has recognized Tonalin® as FDA GRAS, which means it has passed their highest safety standards for a food ingredient.
A few reviews: 

“If you are looking for something that is going to get you over your tipping point with weight loss, this is a product you must try!” -Erica C.

” I lost 11 pounds DURING the holiday season last year because I added TLS Tonalin CLA to my daily routine! I have tried other CLA’s previously, and no results! I am definitely a believer in this product!!” – Kathy C.

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Based on a study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a minimum dose of 3,200 mg per day of CLA produces loss of body fat . While there any many other CLA products on the market, TLS Tonalin CLA provides the optimal formula for maximized fat loss. TLS® Tonalin® CLA provides a daily amount of 3,500mg of Tonalin® CLA, the highest quality form of CLA on the market.

What makes Tonalin® CLA superior:CLA

• Market leadership in branded CLA
• The highest quality of all CLAs
• The most fully researched of all CLAs
• The most proven health and nutrition benefits

CLA COmparison


For best results combine Tonalin® CLA with a customized TLS Weight Loss Program by your coach.

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  • Thom, E., et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat in healthy exercising humans. Journal of International Medical Research. 29(5): 392-396, 2001.
  • Steck, S., et al. Conjugated linoleic acid supplementation for twelve weeks increases lean body mass in obese humans. Journal of Nutrition. 137(5): 1188-1193, 2007.
  • Blankson, H., et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat mass in overweight and obese humans. Journal of Nutrition. 130(12): 2943-2948, 2000.
  • Gaullier, J., et al. Supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid for 24 months is well tolerated by and reduces body fat mass in healthy, overweight humans. Journal of Nutrition. 135(4): 778-784, 2005.