The five key elements of good health

Here at Forever, we recognise that there are five key areas of your body which need to remain healthy in order for you to stay fighting fit, and it was this recognition which led to us creating the Vital5 programme. Forever’s Vital5 aims to support and maintain these five areas – identified as the digestive, cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems – since each plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing. Read on to find out more about each bodily system and what supplements and drinks you can take to support the normal functioning of each one.


Digestive health


Digestion is the complex process of turning the food you eat into the energy you need to survive, and the nutrients you need for growth, repair and maintenance of body tissues. The digestion process also creates waste that has to be eliminated*1. The two products within Vital5 which are designed to support metabolism, digestive enzymes and gut flora are Forever Active Probiotic and Forever Daily. Forever Active Probiotic provides one billion units of beneficial bacteria to boost gut flora, whilst Forever Daily contains pantothenic acid which contributes to healthy digestive enzyme performance, zinc to aid carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin B6 to aid normal protein metabolism and chromium to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.


Cardiovascular health


Your heart pumps blood around the body all the time – about five litres (eight pints) of it – and this is called circulation. Your heart, blood and blood vessels together make up your cardiovascular system. This blood sends oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body, and carries away unwanted carbon dioxide and waste products which is vital to your overall health*2. Forever Arctic Sea is high in omega-3 fatty acids and contains EPA and DHA to contribute to the normal function of the heart**. Healthy blood-building nutrients in Argi+ include B6, B12 and folic acid to aid healthy blood cell formation.


**benefits obtained from a daily intake of 250mg of EPA and DHA.



Immune function


The immune system is the body's defence against disease-causing microbes (pathogens). The immune system is made up of non-specialised defences such as skin and the acidic juice produced by your stomach. However, it also has some highly-specialised defences which give you resistance to particular pathogens in the form of special white blood cells called lymphocytes*3. Forever Daily and Argi+ can help to keep your immune system healthy since they contain vitamin B12 and folic acid which contribute and support immune system function.


Mental and nervous system support


A healthy body and healthy mind go hand in hand and Vital5 recognises the need to support mental as well as physical health for optimal wellbeing. Forever Daily contains selected B vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 to assist with normal psychological and nervous system function, pantothenic acid to contribute to normal mental performance, and potassium to help maintain normal cognitive function.



Hair, skin and nails


Although not strictly a key component to health, what is beauty if not the appearance of good health?


Forever Daily contains vitamin C to help with normal collagen formation in the skin, zinc to help maintain healthy hair, skin and nails, and copper to aid healthy skin and hair pigmentation.


The products in Vital5 have been formulated to work together synergistically for optimal efficiency. Why not contact your local Forever Business Owner today to try the programme for yourself?


*1 http://www.webmd.boots.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-system


* 2 https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/heart-and-blood-vessels/about-the-heart/understanding-how-your-heart-functions


*3 https://patient.info/health/the-immune-system