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GoChi to Get Patent for Waistline-shrinking Properties

Alexandria, VA — September 24, 2013 —The waistline-shrinking ability of GoChi, FreeLife's proprietary, industry-leading goji beverage, has recently been affirmed by the U.S. Patent Office. In issuing a Notice of Allowance, the agency acknowledges the U.S. government's intent to grant FreeLife a patent for its ideas − ideas that the Patent Office has determined to be new, inventive, and useful.

The upcoming patent is the result of a groundbreaking FreeLife clinical study in which GoChi consumption was shown to increase calorie burning and reduce waist circumference when compared to placebo-treated control subjects. This landmark study was published in the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

FreeLife’s ongoing goji research has yielded significant benefits, such as the increase in metabolic calorie burning and decrease in waist measurement observed in this GoChi study. In fact, it was these exciting findings that led to the development of FreeLife’s successful TAIslim Total Body System for healthy weight management. Several recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies have shown multiple synergies between GoChi and other functional food ingredients used in the TAIslim System. That further enhances GoChi’s calorie-burning capability, which is considered to be a key mechanism of effective body weight control.

This new patent will grant FreeLife exclusive rights to the use of goji (as GoChi, TAIslim liquid, or any other goji-containing product) as a means of reducing the waistline.

“FreeLife is especially proud of yet another independent validation of our continuing commitment to cutting-edge science and human clinical research,” says CEO & Co-Founder Ray Faltinsky. “With multiple additional patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other goji or weight management products can approach the patent-worthy innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of FreeLife products.”

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

Successful TAIslim System Results Presented at Prestigious Nutrition Society Meeting

Morristown, NJ — November 18, 2012 —Results of research on FreeLife International’s TAIslim System were presented at the recent 53rd annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition, held November 14-17 at the Morristown (New Jersey) Medical Center.

The conference, titled “Overfed and Undernourished: Nutritional Interventions to Prevent and Treat Chronic Disease,” enabled participants to:

  1. Understand the fundamental biology of obesity as an underlying factor to chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cognitive dysfunction, digestive diseases, and cancer.
  2. Recognize recent research developments in nutritional science, including evidence-based nutritional approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity-related diseases.
  3. Learn the relevant clinical tools for immediate application in the management of specific obesity-related diseases.

Obesity and chronic nutrition-related diseases now account for the majority of crippling costs to our nation’s health and economy. In 2005, 133 million Americans – almost 1 of every 2 adults – had at least one chronic illness. Obesity, a major contributor to chronic disease, has also become a critical health concern. Now, 1 in every 3 adults is obese, and almost 1 in 5 youths between the ages of 6 and 19 is obese. Many studies have confirmed the benefits of nutrition interventions for chronic disease in terms of decreased morbidity and mortality and improved quality of life. Although there is strong evidence linking nutrition intervention with the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, physicians often lack the knowledge needed to bridge the gap between evidence and practice.

At the conference, FreeLife Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase presented evidence-based clinical research results from multiple randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human studies. Reports from those studies were co-authored by FreeLife Chief Product Officer Rick Handel and Dr. Dwight M. Nance of the University of California at Irvine. The key points of the studies are:

  1. TAIslim System participation for 2 months significantly reduced body weight by 9.2 percent compared to pre-intervention or placebo group (1.1 percent), which was more than an 8-fold reduction compared to the placebo group with moderate caloric restriction and light exercise.
  2. Waist circumference, total body fat, blood pressure, and fasting blood glucose levels were also significantly reduced, more than 6 times that of the control group.
  3. Post-prandial energy expenditure (calorie-burning effect) was significantly increased by the TAIslim System compared to placebo and baseline levels at 4 hours after intake.
  4. TAIslim System participation significantly suppressed the subjective assessment of appetite, relative to the control treatment.
  5. The combination of Lycium barbarum and dietary fiber, a core component of the patent-pending TAIslim System, has a synergistic effect on post-prandial energy expenditure (calorie-burning effect).
  6. Glucose levels, even after a meal, were attenuated in the TAIslim System group.
  7. Taste preference, appetite suppression, and post-prandial energy expenditure (calorie-burning effect) were improved by the TAIslim System. A combination of nutritional ingredients contributes to such a significant difference.

Several participants at the conference congratulated FreeLife’s Dr. Amagase for these exceptionally significant, successful clinical research results. FreeLife International continues to pursue human clinical research in its development of better products, which contribute to public health through the Company’s unique marketing system.

About Dwight M. Nance, Ph.D.
An expert immunologist, Dr. Dwight M. Nance is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in psychology. Prior to that, he received B.S. and M.S.. degrees in psychology from Oklahoma State. Dr. Nance has published more than 120 articles and conducted several presentations throughout the years. He was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience, the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, and the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Currently, Dr. Nance is a professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California at Irvine. He also serves as a senior scholar at the University of Manitoba in the departments of pathology, physiology, psychology, anatomy, and immunology.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in Research and Development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research, and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

Superiority of TAIslim SHAKE over Formula 1 and Vi-Shape Demonstrated at Prestigious Functional Food Conference

Phoenix, AZ — September 10, 2012 —The results of three randomized, double-blind studies demonstrating the significant superiority of FreeLife International’s TAIslim SHAKE over other meal replacement shake powder products were recently presented to 100 researchers and scientists from around the world at the 11th International Conference in the series of Functional Foods in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases in San Diego, California. The TAIslim SHAKE is FreeLife’s unique, patent-pending weight-management meal replacement powder, and is the core product of the TAIslim Total Body System weight management program.

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase and Chief Product Officer Rick Handel collaborated with Professor Dr. Dwight Nance of the University of California at Irvine on three separate randomized, double-blind human clinical studies, which compared three popular commercially available meal replacement shakes from the Direct Selling market: FreeLife’s TAIslim SHAKE; Herbalife’s Formula 1; and ViSalus’ Vi-Shape®. These shake products differ from each other in taste, health benefits, and compliance. TAIslim SHAKE contains only premium cold-processed whey protein, while Herbalife’s Formula 1 contains only soy protein and ViSalus’ Vi-Shape contains soy and whey protein mixture. FreeLife’s TAIslim SHAKE contains only natural flavors while both Formula 1 and Vi-Shape use artificial flavors.

Principal investigator Dr. Amagase explained the outcomes of these objective human clinical studies on these three shakes. “In the first study, the test results showed that TAIslim SHAKE had significantly better acceptance for its taste, with 93 percent of study participants preferring it over the other products. In other words, people love the taste of the TAIslim SHAKE much more than both Formula 1 and Vi-Shape. Only 7 percent of participants preferred Vi-Shape for taste and nobody chose Formula 1.

"In the second study, we looked at the ability of these shakes to suppress a person’s appetite. When appetite is suppressed, we can control food intake better and reduce caloric intake and thus lose weight faster. What we found is that appetite was significantly suppressed by taking the TAIslim SHAKE; however, both Formula 1 and Vi-Shape showed no significant appetite suppression in our study. This effect helps to explain why the TAIslim SHAKE has contributed to significant weight reduction in multiple studies.

"In the third study, we measured the ability of these shakes to help burn calories. Burning calories means losing more weight. What we found is that the calorie-burning effect was most significantly increased by taking the TAIslim SHAKE, with the other products not being as effective. The calorie-burning effect in the TAIslim SHAKE was more than 3 times greater than ViSalus Vi-Shape and 68 percent more than Herbalife’s Formula 1. That means TAIslim SHAKE is much more effective in burning calories in our bodies than other shakes. And again, the more calories you burn, the more weight you are going to lose."


Based upon randomized, double-blind human clinical studies

Commenting further, Dr. Amagase added, “These results demonstrate that the TAIslim SHAKE is superior in at least 3 categories for optimal performance; 1. taste; 2. appetite suppression; and 3. calorie burning. The TAIslim SHAKE is used in the TAIslim Total Body System as a core product to reduce body weight and fat, waist circumference, fasting blood glucose levels, appetite, and other physical parameters, as well as to stimulate calorie burning. The keys to effectively losing weight are negative caloric balance, caused by reducing caloric intake, and burning more calories. The appetite-suppressing and energizing effects of the SHAKE help to explain why the TAIslim Total Body System works so well, producing 8 times more body weight reduction and 6 times more fat loss than diet and exercise alone in clinical studies. Furthermore, participants lost 22 pounds and 4 inches off their waist in just 60 days on the TAIslim program.”

Study co-author Rick Handel added his comments. “The important factors that make the TAIslim SHAKE most effective are: the exclusive use of premium, cold-processed whey protein, which has been shown in multiple studies to be superior for weight management. The use of expensive whey protein versus inexpensive soy protein is one reason the TAIslim SHAKE taste was preferred by 93 percent of the test panel. Most importantly, the TAIslim SHAKE features a synergistic combination of key functional ingredients, exclusive to FreeLife, which are covered by our multiple pending patents.”

This conference was held at University of San Diego August 21- 23, 2012. Its main goal was to bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods and bioactive compounds in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. (http://functionalfoodscenter.net/11th_International_conference_-_USD.html).
FreeLife International continues to perform both scientific research and product development utilizing science-based functional food ingredients. The TAIslim System is a clinically validated, multiple patent-pending fitness and weight management program based on uniquely formulated nutraceutical supplements, healthy eating, and moderate exercise.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Vi-Shape is a registered trademark of ViSalus Holdings LLC.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in Research and Development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research, and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

Statistical Analysis on Multiple GoChi Clinical Studies Increases Proven Benefits to 48; Accepted for Publication in Prestigious Scientific Journal

Phoenix, AZ — July 30, 2012 — An independent statistical analysis (meta-analysis) on four randomized clinical trials of FreeLife International's unique goji juice, GoChi, has been accepted for publication in the prestigious peer-reviewed Journal of Medicinal Foods.

Meta-analysis refers to statistical methods focused on contrasting and combining results from different studies in the hope of identifying patterns among study results, sources of disagreement among those results, or other interesting relationships that may come to light in the context of multiple studies. Meta-analyses are important components of a systematic review procedure. For instance, a meta-analysis may be conducted on several clinical trials of a medical treatment in an effort to obtain a better understanding of how well the treatment works. Advantages of meta-analysis include:

  • Showing if the results are more varied than what is expected from the sample diversity
  • Derivating and statistical testing of overall factors/effect size parameters in related studies
  • Generalizing to the population of studies
  • Controlling for between-study variation
  • Including moderators to explain variation
  • Allowing for higher statistical power to detect an effect than in a case study (single person)
  • Combining several studies reduces the influence of local findings compared to single studies
  • Making it possible to show if a publication bias exists

Dr. Paul Hsu, an expert in the meta-analysis and associate professor at the University of Arizona, independently analyzed the GoChi clinical studies. "Meta-analysis based on four randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials indicates that GoChi can improve neurological/psychological performance and overall feelings of health and well-being," stated Dr. Hsu, who was the first author of the paper.

Meta-analysis of herbal products, such as GoChi, is rare due to the lack of high quality studies. As stated in the manuscript, "We searched MEDLINE (U.S. National Library of Medicine) for studies of human participants published from 1966 to April 2011 using search terms Lycium barbarum, Lycium, and goji. However, this Medline search did not find appropriate clinical studies for Lycium barbarum on general well-being except for our recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies."

Compared with the placebo, the GoChi group showed significant improvements in tiredness, especially after exercise, stamina and endurance, weakness, procrastination, headache, depression, daydreaming, dizziness, memory loss, impaired concentration, anxiety, unreasonable worry, difficulties with conversation, shortness of breath, cold hands and feet, circulation, limb coldness, shoulder stiffness, backache, joint and chest pain, non-specific health complaints, eye fatigue, complaints during menstrual period, and overall feelings of health and well-being.

Chief Scientific Officer for FreeLife International and co-author of this paper, Dr. Haru Amagase, explained, "Study outcomes in this paper suggest that the observed effects are strongly related to various benefits from GoChi. GoChi has been shown to give 19 diverse health benefits, including immune stimulation and anti-oxidant effects in the human body. We have also demonstrated an additional four benefits for weight management and fitness, such as waist circumference reduction, stimulation of calorie burning, synergistic enhancement of energy expenditure with dietary fiber, and attenuating the rise in stress hormone cortisol under exercise. Now that our six published scientific papers have been reviewed in this meta-analysis, we can claim 25 further benefits for an impressive total of 48."

FreeLife's Chief Product Officer, Rick Handel, states, "These study results are very good news for addressing a broad spectrum of health and wellness concerns. As GoChi helps to promote general well-being in a wide range very efficiently, it will be used in many areas as a standard item in daily life."

FreeLife's continuous scientific research on GoChi and its many benefits has led to the development of the TAIslim Total Body System. The TAIslim System is a clinically validated, multiple patent-pending fitness and weight management program based on uniquely formulated nutraceutical supplements, healthy eating, and moderate exercise.

About Paul Hsu, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Hsu is an associate professor at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department. His research interests are two-fold. One focuses on developing new statistical methods to analyze survival data subject to informative censoring. The other focuses on proposing novel statistical models for recurrent adenoma data from colorectal polyp prevention trials. As a co-investigator for the Colon Cancer Program Project: Biometry Core, Dr. Hsu is responsible for biostatistical activities within the program project. In addition, while analyzing the polyp data from a colorectal adenoma prevention trial, he is developing new statistical methodology that takes into consideration the features of the trial (e.g., misclassification on recurrence status and variable follow-up). The major goals of the program are to identify new agents to prevent recurrence of colorectal adenomas and, furthermore, to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate caused by colorectal cancer. Dr. Hsu graduated with a Master of Science in Statistics from National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His interest in applying statistics to biomedical fields led Dr. Hsu to continue his studies at the University of Michigan, where he received his MS and Ph.D. in Biostatistics. He has taught at the University of Arizona since 2005.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in Research and Development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research, and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

BenefitsReference
1Less fatigueJournal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 14 (4): 403-412, 2008.
2Improved athletic performance
3Increased energy
4Reduction of stress
5Feeling calmer
6Increased ability to focus
7Sharper mental acuity
8Better quality of sleep
9Easier ability to wake up
10Feeling healthier
11Feeling more content
12Feeling happier
13Improved bowel regularity
14Improved Antioxidant Defenses
1) Higher SOD levels
Nutrition Research 29: 19-25, 2009.
152) Higher glutathione peroxidase
163) Less free-radical damage
17Immune Health Improvements
1) Increased lymphocytes
Journal of Medicinal Foods 12(5): 1159-1165, 2009.
182) Increased interleukin-2 (IL-2)
193) Increased levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG)
20Reduced waist circumferenceJournal of the American College of Nutrition, 30(5):304-309, 2011.
21Increase in postprandial energy expenditure (calorie burning)
22Increased calorie burning after a meal (GoChi taken together with NuFlora™ fiber)FASEB Journal March 17, 2011 25:774.4.
23Attenuation of exercise-induced increase of the stress hormone cortisolJournal of Food Research, 1(2): 3-12, 2012.
24Less tirednessJournal of Medicinal Foods (in press), 2012.
25Less fatigue after exercise
26Improved stamina and endurance
27Less weakness
28Greater drive to complete tasks
29Fewer headaches
30More hopeful and cheerful feelings
31Fewer daydreams
32Less lightheadedness
33Better memory recall
34Fewer concentration impairments
35Reduction of anxious feelings
36Reduction of unreasonable anxiety
37Easier conversation
38Less shortness of breath
39Less coldness in extremities
40Improved circulation
41Less coldness in arms and legs
42Reduced joint stiffness
43Less backache
44Less joint and chest pain
45Fewer general health complaints
46Reduced eyestrain and fatigue
47Fewer menstrual complaints
48Overall health improvement

Results of New Discovery of TAIslim on Glucose and Energy Control Presented at Prestigious Nutrition Science Meeting

Chicago, IL — July 30, 2012 — The results of studies showing that FreeLife International's TAIslim liquid increases metabolic rate and improves glucose regulation, both factors that contribute to losing weight, were recently presented at the Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition meeting sponsored by the American Society for Nutrition (http://www.nutrition.org/education-and-professional-development/archived-content-from-past-meetings-and-professional-development-events/advances-and-controversies-in-clinical-nutrition-2012/). The conference, held in Chicago, was designed for health professionals with an interest in clinical nutrition. The aims of this conference were to:

  • Identify nutritional and medical management of patients with obesity and chronic disease
  • Assess the impact of dietary supplements for patients with chronic disease
  • Describe how diet impacts the aging process
  • Interpret research to design medical approaches, diet, and behavior modification for patients of various ages and health
  • Explain what constitutes a healthy diet for all and use this information to develop programs for patients

FreeLife International Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase explained the outcomes of the human clinical studies on TAIslim liquid, FreeLife's unique, four patents-pending weight-management supplement. "Our findings suggest that the observed effects are strongly related to the benefits from the TAIslim Total Body System," said Dr. Amagase, the study's principal investigator and presenter. "Use of TAIslim liquid's unique combination of functional foods has been shown in our previous studies to significantly reduce body weight, waist circumference, fasting blood glucose levels, appetite, stress hormone levels and other physical parameters, and increase energy expenditure or calorie burning. In the present studies, we examined blood glucose level and calorie burning after a meal. In randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies, average blood glucose level 1 hour after a meal was increased to 136 mg/dl by the placebo control nutritional beverage. However, TAIslim intake significantly attenuated the rise in glucose level to only 105 mg/dl, which is fasted baseline level. At the same time, the calorie-burning effect was significantly increased by TAIslim intake for four hours after intake, which was much higher than the control nutritional beverage with placebo. Thus, TAIslim was significantly effective in increasing metabolic rate and improving glucose regulation, factors which may contribute to body weight reduction. Based on our previous study results, I believe this was caused by a synergistic effect of key ingredients formulated in TAIslim liquid, which are already covered by pending patents."

Study co-author and FreeLife Chief Product Officer Rick Handel spoke of even more wide-ranging health benefits."These study results are very useful even for the people who are sensitive to glucose," Handel stated. "As TAIslim liquid controls blood glucose level very efficiently even after the meal, its use in combination with the other TAIslim products will work synergistically to reduce body weight and maintain healthy glucose level without any concern."

The TAIslim System is a clinically validated, multiple patent-pending fitness and weight management program based on uniquely formulated nutraceutical supplements, healthy eating, and moderate exercise.


About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in Research and Development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research, and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

Results of Unique GoChi Studies Published in Prestigious Scientific Journal

Phoenix, AZ — May 2, 2012 — The results of a human clinical study on FreeLife International’s industry-leading goji juice GoChi have been recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Food Research (Volume 1, No.2, May 2012, full text available online.)

Speaking of the newly published study, principal investigator and author Dr. Haru Amagase said, “This is the first randomized trial to evaluate the effects of the goji berry (Lycium barbarum) on exercise-induced adrenal steroid hormone release in humans. Exercise is known to cause an elevation of these stress hormones, but when study participants were given GoChi along with a short and intense exercise challenge, the increase in blood levels of stress hormones such as cortisol was significantly attenuated. Subjects taking GoChi also showed significant reductions in feelings of tiredness after exercise. By comparison, no significant changes were seen in the placebo group.”

Study co-author and noted neuroimmunologist Dr. Dwight M. Nance, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, stated, “Our results suggest that daily consumption of GoChi may attenuate stress-related reactivity and facilitate adaptation to physical stressors.”

Dr. Amagase spoke of even more wide-ranging health benefits, stating, “As elevated stress hormone activity has been linked with abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome, our findings suggest that the observed alteration in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity may be related to previously reported metabolic effects of GoChi and its active ingredients.”

Expanding on Dr. Amagase’s statement, FreeLife’s Chief Product Officer Rick Handel explained, “Although the goji berry has been used for thousands of years, this is the first time that a human clinical study has shown a reduction of stress hormones, and especially of cortisol, a key contributor to abdominal obesity. This study may explain the mechanism behind a surprising observation in a previous study, where participants taking GoChi – but not the placebo group – lost an average of two inches from their waistlines in just 14 days. That ‘accidental discovery’ ultimately led to the development of the revolutionary TAIslim fitness and weight management system, of which GoChi is a key ingredient. Exercise is an important part of the TAIslim System, and the reduction in fatigue seen in this study may explain why people on The TAIslim Challenge are reporting more stamina and exercise tolerance.”

The TAIslim System is a clinically proven, multiple patent-pending fitness and weight management program based on uniquely formulated nutraceutical supplements, healthy eating, and moderate exercise.

About Dwight M. Nance, Ph.D.
As an expert immunologist, Dr. Dwight M. Nance is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in psychology. Prior to that, he received a M.S. and a B.S. degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Nance has published over 120 articles and conducted several presentations throughout the years. He was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience, the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. Dr. Nance is a professor at the University of California at Irvine, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also serves as a senior scholar at the University of Manitoba in the departments of pathology, physiology, psychology, anatomy, and immunology.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in Research and Development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research, and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNY™s, and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presents Results of the Newest TAIslim Weight Loss Study Showing 8 Times Greater Weight Loss!

San Diego, CA — April 23, 2012 —In addition to its previous significant clinical studies, FreeLife International has recently presented further significant results of several human clinical studies on the TAIslim System, a proprietary multiple-patent pending weight management program, at the annual Experimental Biology Meeting. In this newest study, TAIslim System users lost a staggering 8 times more weight than those on diet and exercise alone! This important conference attracted nearly 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and 30 guest societies. Attendees included experts in a diverse range of scientific disciplines including nutrition, anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. The majority of scientists in attendance represented university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private corporations.

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase, who co-authored with Chief Product Officer Rick Handel, presented research on the impact of the TAIslim System on weight management, especially when two daily meals were replaced with TAIslim SHAKEs in addition to the use of TAIslim liquid and SKINNYs™ chews. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study showed that participants who followed the TAIslim System by taking each TAIslim product 2 times a day for 2 months lost an average of 22 pounds (10 kg) or 9.2 percent of initial weight. TAIslim System users lost, on average, more than 8 times more weight and 6 times more body fat than those taking a placebo. Additionally, other anthropometric parameters related to metabolic syndrome – such as body-mass-index (BMI), waist and hip circumference, total body fat, blood pressure (SBP, DBP), and fasting glucose level – were significantly reduced by about 6 – 10 percent at 2 months post-intervention compared to pre-intervention baseline values in the TAIslim System group. By contrast, the placebo group saw changes of metabolic syndrome markers of only -0.2 to 2 percent compared to the pre-intervention, and there were no statistically significant effects. Both groups followed mild dietary restrictions and engaged in light exercise.

According to clinical study co-presenter Dr. Amagase, “We have shown in our previous clinical study that negative energy balance by the systematic procedure (TAIslim System) with increasing metabolic rate through physical activity and use of TAIslim, and decreasing caloric intake by consuming a chewable confection (TAIslim SKINNY) and meal replacement shake (TAIslim SHAKE) was successful for losing weight in obese humans. We thus hypothesized that further negative energy balance by adding an additional daily SHAKE might be even more effective than a single SHAKE per day. We examined these products combined as the TAIslim System on energy expenditure (calorie burning), appetite, and anthropometrics during a weight loss program in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind manner under caloric restriction and exercise program for 2 months. After 2 months, we were most pleased to find that body weight was significantly lowered by taking the TAIslim System, and that the results were significantly better than the placebo group of diet and exercise alone.”

Co-author Handel stated, “Each product in the TAIslim System has its own unique modes of action and, as we have shown in our research, there is a great synergistic effect when all of the products are used together. Our new study is most exciting because it shows that the use of two meal replacement SHAKEs per day – along with the other TAIslim products – can give results that are even more outstanding than those previously seen in our single-SHAKE studies.” He also added that “the System was developed after weight loss benefits were noted in clinical studies on two other FreeLife supplements – GoChi and Chi3 Energy™, both of which are based on the Asian goji berry (Lycium barbarum). The TAIslim System is the only one on the market to combine highly standardized Lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP) from goji with a full spectrum of scientifically validated natural ingredients. We believe that the results of our research demonstrate great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control.”

An abstract of this groundbreaking FreeLife study has been published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB J. 2012;26:820.1) and can be viewed online.

The TAIslim System is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting-edge science and human clinical research. With multiple patents pending, no other weight loss system can approach TAIslim’s exclusive formulas, scientific innovation, or clinically demonstrated efficacy.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Sales company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNYs and TAIslim SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presents Results of Successful Clinical Studies at Important Functional Food Conference

Santa Barbara, CA — March 15, 2012 — FreeLife International has presented the results of human clinical studies on its various products related to body weight management and calorie burning at the 10th International Conference entitled “Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease: Science and Practice.” This conference was held at University of California at Santa Barbara from March 13 – 15. The main goal of the conference was to bring together experts in medicine, biology, and the food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods and bioactive compounds in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The meeting attracted many experts from food processing companies, universities, research centers and related industries from around the world, and it was a very good opportunity to introduce FreeLife products to many international organizations.

Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase was invited to present FreeLife’s research results. In collaboration with Professor Dwight M. Nance, Ph.D. of University of California at Irvine, he presented research on the impact on the body’s calorie burning capability of several FreeLife products, including the TAIslim System, GoChi, and Chi3 Energy. They discussed the synergistic effects of various ingredients in the products and the mechanism with its unique mode of action in this regard, as observed in several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies. The products were found to cause significant improvements in calorie burning capability, which is considered a key mechanism of significant body weight control and in providing energy. Subjects using the products of the TAIslim System experienced eight times more calorie burning capability compared to the control group (no TAIslim System products). GoChi and Chi3 also stimulated calorie burning capability significantly more than the control and other products. However, the leading commercially available conventional energy drink failed to increase energy levels.

According to clinical study Investigator, Dr.Amagase, “We are very much convinced by the results of our multiple human clinical studies on the TAIslim System. The increase in calorie burning capacity with the products suggests a potential mechanism by which they can assist in weight management, and these effects should be explored further. We believe that our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control. We are honored to have the opportunity to share our study results with the world’s best and brightest scientists in the functional food research area.”

Rick Handel, Chief Product Officer of FreeLife, mentioned that, “The specific combination of nutritional ingredients in our products results in a synergistic effect to increase calorie burning. As this is a unique and exciting new discovery, a patent has been filed. The TAIslim Total Body System is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting-edge science and human clinical research. With multiple patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other weight loss product can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of the TAIslim System and FreeLife’s other fine products.”

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.

With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Selling company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim SHAKE, liquid, and SKINNYs), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

Results of TAIslim System Studies Published in Prestigious Scientific Journal:
Participants Lost 6 Times More Body Fat!

Phoenix, AZ — December 31, 2011 — The results of several human clinical studies on FreeLife International’s TAIslim Total Body System have been recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease, thereby adding to a growing body of clinical evidence supporting the efficacy of the Company’s quadruple patent-pending fitness and weight loss supplement program.

In this important paper, which describes a rigorous 90-day randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study, participants using the products of the TAIslim System lost 4 times more body weight and 6 times more body fat than those using placebo alone, even under the same conditions of caloric intake, diet and exercise. The paper also discusses the unique mode of actions of TAIslim System, including significant appetite suppression and stimulation of energy expenditure (calorie burning). The System was found to reduce not only body weight and body fat, but also body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumference, and to cause significant improvements in blood pressure and fasting glucose levels. These are considered as multiple risk factors of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and many others.

Speaking of this newly published research, Dr. Julie Campbell, a highly respected expert in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease research, said, “I was very impressed by the results showing that the TAIslim System controls appetite and energy expenditure by improving caloric metabolism, and as a consequence decreases body weight, waist and hip circumference and other anthropometric parameters. The study was very well planned and analysed and the results convincing. Congratulations on a wonderful result. The combination of the TAIslim products certainly will be a great asset to those people wishing to lose weight.”

Dr. Judith S. Stern, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition & Internal Medicine at University of California, Davis added, “The article is excellent, the methods are well-described, and the many outcome measures are supportive of decreases in some of the metabolic parameters that place a person at risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. This carefully-designed 12 week study clearly showed that, compared to people taking a placebo, those taking the TAIslim System lost more weight and were not hungry.”

According to principal investigator and FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Haru Amagase, “We are very encouraged by the results of our multiple human clinical studies on the TAIslim System. We believe that our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control. We are honored to have had our results published in leading scientific journals.”

Rick Handel, Chief Product Officer of FreeLife, commented “The TAIslim Total Body System is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting edge science and human clinical research. With four patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other weight loss or fitness product can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy and safety of the TAIslim System. To help individuals achieve negative caloric balance on a daily basis, the TAIslim System is composed of 3 products: TAIslim Liquid (metabolic enhancement); TAIslim SHAKE (advanced meal replacement), TAIslim SKINNY™ (appetite controlling snack), and TAIslim BOOSTERs (functional mix-ins for the SHAKE). Along with regular exercise and a healthy diet, the TAIslim System helps individuals reach and maintain a healthy weight.”

About Julie H. Campbell, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie H. Campbell is an expert in atherosclerosis research, and she studies impacts of various diets and nutrition on this serious disease. She received a doctorate in Cell Biology from the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, Dr. Campbell received a bachelor degree in Physiology from the University of New South Wales. She has published over 230 publications in international scientific journals, and she is the co-author of four books on cardiac muscle, vascular smooth muscle and tissue engineering of the arteries. She is also the author of Grow Your Own Designer Blood Vessels. Dr. Campbell is the recipient of a number of professional awards and honors, including The Queensland Businesswoman of the Year 2007 (Public and Not for Profit category), an Officer for the Order of Australia in the General Division, as well as the Queensland Greats Award. Dr. Campbell is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and a member of a Sectional Committee. Additionally, she holds a patent for “Implant Material” in Australia and the United States, a pending patent in Europe, and a pending patent for “Bioreactors” in Australia.

Dr. Campbell is currently a full Professor and Director of the Center for Research at the University of Queensland, and an Emeritus Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council. She also serves as the Director of the Wesley Research Institute at the Wesley Hospital as a Senior Principle Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), as well as President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes.

About Judith S. Stern, Sc.D.
An expert on diet and nutrition, Dr. Judith S. Stern received her bachelor's degree in Foods and Nutrition from Cornell University and her doctor of science degree in Nutrition from Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston. She has been the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors, and has published more than 275 research papers in professional journals on topics such as obesity, exercise, and dietary supplements. Dr. Stern has also written over 150 articles in popular magazines such as Vogue and has contributed as an Editorial Advisor to Prevention magazine.

Dr. Stern co-founded the American Obesity Society, a lay advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the understanding of the disease of obesity. She currently serves as Distinguished Professor in both the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences and the School of Medicine at the University of California at Davis (UCD).

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.

With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Sales company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studiedTAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNYs and SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient™. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presented Results of Successful TAIslim BOOSTERs Study at Annual Obesity Society Meeting

Orlando, FL — October 3, 2011 — FreeLife International presented the results of several human clinical studies on TAIslim BOOSTERs – the latest products in the Company’s proprietary quadruple-patent pending TAIslim Total Body System for weight management – at the annual Obesity Society Meeting. The meeting was held in Orlando from October 1 through 5, 2011, and was one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals including leading obesity scientists presenting cutting-edge research. The annual meeting provides essential educational and networking opportunities and is a forum for increasing knowledge, stimulating research, and promoting better treatment for those affected by the disease of obesity.

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase, along with co-investigator and Chief Product Officer Rick Handel, presented research on the impact of the TAIslim System on weight management. They discussed the unique benefits of TAIslim Super Fruits and Super Greens BOOSTERs, including: a significant increase of preference of the TAIslim SHAKE meal replacement when mixed with BOOSTERs; and stimulation of energy expenditure (calorie burning) that was observed in several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies. As the System was found to significantly reduce body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist and hip circumferences, total body fat content in previous studies, adding BOOSTERs to the existing System will be a great addition to increase its potency and efficacy.

According to co-investigator and Chief Product Officer Rick Handel, “Many people simply do not consume enough healthy fruits and vegetables, although they are some of the best foods for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. TAIslim BOOSTERS are ideal, as they add the phytonutrient power of 28 fruits or 32 vegetables, herbs, and other healthful green foods. Each scoop delivers the antioxidant strength of five servings of vegetables or fruits, while helping the body to burn even more calories.”

Dr. Amagase added, “These clinical study results are very important for those who continue to pursue weight management. Over time, daily use of even the best-tasting meal replacement shakes can become somewhat boring. BOOSTERs add variety of taste, and will help people to stay compliant with the TAIslim System so they can maintain a healthy dietary caloric intake. We believe that our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control.”

The TAIslim Total Body System is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting edge science and human clinical research. With four patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other weight management product can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of the TAIslim System.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Sales company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in multiple countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim SHAKE, liquid, SKINNYs, and BOOSTERs), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Goji Review Paper Published in Prestigious Scientific Journal

Phoenix, AZ — May 25, 2011 —A FreeLife International scientific review paper on the goji berry, Lycium barbarum, has been recently accepted and published by the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Food Research International.

This article reviewed more than 100 papers on goji published in a wide range of scientific journals worldwide, and it summarized goji’s botanical characteristics, phytochemistry, and clinical relevance in efficacy and safety. “Lycium barbarum is a very interesting herb. Clinical studies have shown that goji has health benefits for humans, especially for general well-being, for stimulating metabolism, for immune-modulation and for its antioxidant effects,” said Dr. Norman R. Farnsworth, co-author of this paper, world- renowned Professor of Pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and founding member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy in 1959. “The medicinal properties of the goji berry in traditional Asian medicine correlate well with recent scientific studies. It appears that the active compounds in Lycium barbarum are polysaccharides (LBP) on which FreeLife’s GoChi product is standardized.”

The goji berry has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), primarily as a tonic for the liver, kidneys and the eyes. The fruits are typically dried or freshly squeezed for their juice and concentrated for beverages. Among various constituents, a group of polysaccharides (LBP) with a special structure has been most researched and considered to be responsible for the efficacy of Lycium barbarum. Studies on LBP and other goji preparations have indicated beneficial effects on aging, neuroprotection, general well-being, fatigue/endurance, metabolism/energy expenditure, glucose control in diabetics, glaucoma, anti-oxidant properties, immunomodulation, anti-tumor activity and cytoprotection. The purpose of the present review is to provide background and updated information of goji’s chemical constituents, efficacies, and safety, including an overview of emerging new research and commentary on the current regulatory situation of this once little-known but now ubiquitous Asian berry.

Although the exotic fruit segment of the natural products industry is rapidly growing, most purported “super fruits” have suffered from little or no scientific substantiation. This review offers insight as to how recent and well-controlled modern scientific studies of goji are clarifying the wide-ranging health benefits that have been observed over thousands of years of traditional usage. “Congratulations on a very timely major review, bringing together all the Chinese data with the newer studies. It will be the reference 'bible' for anyone seriously interested in the goji berry.” said Dr. Vivienne Reeve at University of Sydney who published a paper on the anti-inflammation effects of goji juice, with special emphasis on skin cancer protection and its mechanism. Dr. Chi-Tang Ho, Professor at Rutgers University commented that “I am currently working with my colleague in Taiwan on genomics of goji, the review is very useful.”

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase, co-author of this review article, stated: “We have examined many scientific articles on goji from researchers around the world, and have summarized them into this review. I strongly believe that goji is very effective in various areas and it is an interesting material for future studies to support its traditional usage and further product development. We have conducted multiple randomized human clinical studies on our standardized goji products, and we are honored to have had our results published in leading scientific journals and presented at important conferences. Our studies are included in this review article.”

FreeLife’s ongoing goji research has yielded significant and sometimes unforeseen benefits, such as the increase in metabolic calorie burning observed with GoChi. This exciting finding led to the development of the TAIslim Total BodySystem for healthy weight management. Several recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies have shown multiple synergies between GoChi and other food ingredients used in the TAIslim System, thereby enhancing even further its calorie-burning capability, which is considered as a key mechanism of effective body weight control.

Rick Handel, Chief Product Officer of FreeLife commented: “GoChi and the TAIslim Total Body System are results of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting edge science and human clinical research. With multiple patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other goji or weight management products can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of FreeLife products.”

About Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
Dr. Norman Farnsworth has been a pioneer in the development of collaborative research efforts in Pharmacognosy throughout his career. His original research publications number over 500 and have established him as a botanicals expert in both the national and international communities. He has been a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine since 1979, and also serves as the Director of the UIC/NIH (National Institutes of Health) Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research. Dr. Farnsworth serves as a Research Professor of Pharmacognosy, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and helps FreeLife as one of the independent Scientific Advisory Board members.

About Vivienne Reeve, Ph.D.
An expert in photoimmunological research, Dr. Vivienne Reeve received her doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Sydney. A senior research fellow at the University of Sydney since 1989, she is currently a principal research fellow and chief investigator, specializing in research on photoimmunosuppression, photoprotection, and photocarcinogenesis. Dr. Reeve has published multiple articles, and was recently recognized for her pioneering and sustaining research into the immunological significance of the UVA waveband.

About Chi-Tang Ho, Ph.D.
He is the Professor of the Food Science Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and has published over 360 papers and scientific articles, and is an editorial board member for a variety of publications, including the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He has also won numerous awards including two honorary professorships, and has served in the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society in various positions including as division chair. His current research interests focus on the antioxidant and anti-cancer properties of natural products.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 30 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Sales company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studiedGoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, Jule of the Orient™ and the TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNYs and TAIslim SHAKE). FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presents Results of Successful TAIslim Total Body System Study at the American Society for Nutrition Meeting

San Francisco, CA — February 27, 2010 FreeLife International recently presented the results of several human clinical studies on its TAIslim Total Body System, a proprietary triple patent pending weight loss supplement system, at an American Society for Nutrition (ASN) meeting.

The conference, organized by the ASN Medical Nutrition Council (MNC), was designed for health professionals with an interest in clinical nutrition. Held February 25-27 in San Francisco, the meeting focused on: identifying strategies for nutritional and medical management of obesity and chronic disease; assessing the impact of dietary supplements; describing how diet impacts aging; designing medical approaches, diet, and behavior modification for patients of various ages and health; and explaining what constitutes a healthy diet for all and using that information to develop programs for patients. The Council introduced the new Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference to bring together top researchers, clinicians, and industry to advance the knowledge of nutrition, said Dr. Penny Etherton, Distinguished Professor at Penn State University and Chair of the ASN-MNC.

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Haru Amagase, in collaboration with Professor Dwight M. Nance, Ph.D., of University of California at Irvine, presented research on the impact of the TAIslim System on calorie-burning capability. They discussed the TAIslim System’s unique mode of action observed in several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies. The System was found to cause significant improvements in calorie-burning capability, a key mechanism in significant body weight control. In various controlled trials, subjects using the products of the TAIslim System experienced eight times more calorie-burning capability compared to the control group (no TAIslim System products). In addition, the combination of the nutritional ingredients was found to work synergistically to stimulate the calorie-burning effect. This is an exciting new discovery and a patent has been filed, according to FreeLife officials.

“These results are interesting and promising,” remarked Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, noted obesity research expert and Research Associate at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital and Assistant Professor at Columbia University. She added, “The rise in calorie-burning capacity with these products suggests a potential mechanism by which they can assist in weight management and should be explored further.”

According to Dr, Amagase, the clinical study investigator, “We are very encouraged by the results of our multiple human clinical studies on the TAIslim System. Our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control. We are honored to have the opportunity to share our study results with the best and brightest clinical nutritionists and obesity researchers.”

Rick Handel, Chief Product Officer of FreeLife, explained, “the TAIslim Total Body System is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting-edge science and human clinical research. With three patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other weight loss product can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of the TAIslim System.”

About Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D.
Dr. St-Onge is Research Associate at the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital and Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Dr. St-Onge is an expert in obesity research, with primary research interests including the study of functional foods for body weight control and cardiovascular disease prevention. She examines the effects of various whole foods or food components on energy balance, thermogenesis, and appetite/food intake, as well as on metabolic risk factors, such as lipids, insulin, and glucose. She uses indirect calorimetry to assess energy expenditure and magnetic resonance imaging, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and computed tomography to examine the ultimate effects of various dietary interventions on body composition. Dr. St-Onge is also interested in the effects of foods on brain responses to food stimuli, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. St-Onge has won numerous awards. In addition to her published research, she has also co-authored several book chapters. Dr. St-Onge brings her expertise to
FreeLife by serving on the Company’s independent Scientific Advisory Board.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid, Inc. 500 Direct Sales company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife’s leading products are the clinically studied
TAIslim Total Body System (TAIslim liquid, TAIslim SKINNYs™, and TAIslim SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife’s mission is “to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being, and the opportunity for an abundant life.” This statement is used to guide Company decisions every day – starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presents Results of Successful TAIslim Total Body System Studies at Obesity 2010 Meeting

San Diego, CA — October 9, 2010FreeLife International presented the results of several human clinical studies on TAIslim Total Body System, a proprietary triple-patent pending weight loss supplement system, at the Obesity Society Annual Meeting. The Obesity Society annual meeting is the event of the year for obesity professionals in all stages of their careers. The meeting, which was held in San Diego from October 8 through 13, 2010, brought together the leading players in the field of obesity; from world-renowned speakers, researchers and clinicians to educators, advocators, policymakers and practitioners. The meeting provided essential educational and networking opportunities and is a forum for increasing knowledge, stimulating research, and promoting better treatment for those affected by this disease. http://www.obesity.org/

FreeLife's Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase presented findings, resulting from research collaboration with Chief Product Officer Rick Handel, on the impact that the TAIslim System has on weight management. They discussed the TAIslim System's unique mode of action: significant reductions in appetite and stimulation of energy expenditure (calorie burn), observed in several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies. The system was found to reduce body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist and hip circumferences, and to cause significant improvements in blood pressure, fasting glucose levels and total body fat content. In one 90-day controlled trial, subjects using the products of the TAIslim System lost 4 times more body weight and 6 times more body fat than those using placebo, diet and exercise alone.

"These results are very interesting and promising" remarked Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, noted obesity research expert and Research Associated at the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital and Assistant Professor at Columbia University. She added, "The rise in energy expenditure and reduction in self-reported appetite level with these products is interesting and suggests a mechanism by which they can assist in weight management."

According to clinical study Investigator, Dr. Haru Amagase, "We are very encouraged by the results of our multiple human clinical studies on the TAIslim System. We believe that our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective, and sustainable weight control. We are honored to have the opportunity to share our study results with the best and brightest experts and scientists in obesity research."

The TAIslim Total Body System is a result of FreeLife's continuing commitment to cutting edge science and human clinical research. With three patents pending and rigorous scientific studies, no other weight loss product can approach the scientific innovation or clinically demonstrated efficacy of the TAIslim System.

About Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D.
Dr. St-Onge is Research Associate at the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospita, and Assistant Professor at Columbia University. Dr. St-Onge is an expert in obesity research, with primary research interests including the study of functional foods for body weight control and cardiovascular disease prevention. She examines the effects of various whole foods or food components on energy balance, thermogenesis and appetite/food intake, as well as on metabolic risk factors, such as lipids, insulin, and glucose. She uses indirect calorimetry to assess energy expenditure and magnetic resonance imaging, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and computed tomography to examine the ultimate effects of various dietary interventions on body composition. Dr. St-Onge is also interested in the effects of foods on brain responses to food stimuli, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. St-Onge has won numerous awards and in addition to her published research, she has also co-authored several book chapters. Dr. St-Onge brings her expertise to FreeLife by serving on the Company's independent Scientific Advisory Board.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 28 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife's leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNYs™ and TAIslim SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife's mission is "to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life." This statement is used to guide company decisions every day starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

FreeLife International Presents Clinical Research at Major Scientific Conference

ANAHEIM, CA – April 28, 2010 FreeLife International presented the results of six human clinical studies on its innovative nutritional products at the recent 2010 Experimental Biology meeting, which was attended by about 13,000 scientists representing total 24 disciplines, such as of nutrition, anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, and immunology.

FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase presented results of human trials of the company’s Jule of the Orient, a tonic based on the traditional Chinese herb jiaogulan, showing benefits on resting metabolic rate, blood circulation, and general well-being.

Dr. Dwight Nance, a noted neuroimmunologist and professor at the University of California, says the studies show Jule’s potential. “The rise in energy expenditure and increased circulation observed with this jiaogulan-based product suggests a mechanism by which it can improve feelings of general well-being,” Dr. Nance said.

Dr. Amagase also described FreeLife’s weight management product TAIslim and the significant weight loss and general health improvements observed in several human clinical studies. Also discussed at the conference were study results on GoChi, FreeLife’s industry-leading goji juice product.

Dr. Marie-Pierre St Onge, noted obesity research expert who is a professor at the New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University, called the TAIslim and GoChi study results “very promising.” She added, “The rise in energy expenditure with these goji-based products suggests a mechanism by which they can assist in weight management.”

FreeLife’s research findings will be published in an upcoming edition of the respected Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Phoenix-based FreeLife prides itself on its science-based approach to the formulation of nutritional supplements. “Our ongoing commitment to rigorous human clinical research is what distinguishes FreeLife from other nutrition companies,” Dr. Amagase said. “Our work has demonstrated great promise for those seeking better health.”

FreeLife International is a leading nutritional company founded in 1995. Listed among the Inc. 500 Direct Sales companies, FreeLife operates in 26 countries.

FreeLife International Presents Results of Successful Clinical Studies at Annual Obesity Society Meeting

PHOENIX, AZ October 28, 2009 FreeLife International recently presented the significant results of several human clinical studies on TAIslim™, its proprietary triple patent pending liquid weight loss supplement, at the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society. This important conference, held in Washington, DC, brought together the world's leading players in the field of obesity from basic and clinical researchers and clinicians to educators, advocates, policy shapers, and practitioners.

At the conference, FreeLife’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Haru Amagase presented research on the impact of TAIslim on weight management. He discussed TAIslim’s unique mode of action and the significant reductions in body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and hip circumferences observed in several controlled human clinical studies. TAIslim was also found to cause significant improvements over placebo in blood pressure, fasting glucose levels, and total body fat content. The formula was developed after weight loss benefits were noted in clinical studies on two other FreeLife supplements – GoChi and Chi3 Energy™, both of which are based on the Asian goji berry (Lycium barbarum).

FreeLife’s findings on TAIslim will be published in the respected journal Obesity. “These results are very interesting and promising,” remarked Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, noted obesity research expert and Assistant Professor at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital and New York Obesity Research Center at Columbia University. She added, “The rise in energy expenditure (i.e., fat burning) with these goji-based products is interesting and suggests a mechanism by which they can assist in weight management.”

"Lycium barbarum is a very interesting herb,” stated Dr. Norman R. Farnsworth, world-renowned Professor of Pharmacognosy (study of plant-based medicines) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “Clinical studies have shown multiple health benefits for humans, especially for general well-being, for immune-modulation, and for its antioxidant effects. The medicinal properties of Lycium barbarum in traditional Asian medicine correlate well with recent scientific studies. It appears that the active compounds in Lycium barbarum are polysaccharides (LBP) on which the TAIslim product is standardized.”

FreeLife® is the first company to perfect a difficult and demanding proprietary process and create the most highly standardized form of the goji berry available in the world today. According to FreeLife’s Dr. Amagase, “TAIslim is the only product on the market that combines standardized goji LBP with a proprietary blend of synergistic natural ingredients, and we believe that our research demonstrates great promise for those seeking safe, effective and sustainable weight control. We are honored to have the opportunity to share our significant study results with the best and brightest experts and scientists in obesity research.”

With three patents pending, the TAIslim formula is a result of FreeLife’s continuing commitment to cutting-edge science and human clinical research. No other weight loss product can approach TAIslim’s exclusive formula, scientific innovation, or clinically demonstrated efficacy.

FreeLife is the first company to perfect a difficult and demanding proprietary process and create the only standardized form of this incredible plant available in the world today.

About Marrie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D.
Dr. St-Onge is Assistant Professor at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, and New York Obesity Research Center, Columbia University. Dr. St-Onge is the expert of obesity research and her main research interests include the study of functional foods for body weight control and cardiovascular disease prevention. She examines the effects of various whole foods or food components on energy balance, thermogenesis and appetite/food intake, as well as on metabolic risk factors, such as lipids, insulin, and glucose. She uses indirect calorimetry to assess energy expenditure and magnetic resonance imaging, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, and computed tomography to examine the ultimate effects of various dietary interventions on body composition. Dr. St-Onge is also interested in the effects of foods on brain responses to food stimuli, using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Dr. St-Onge has won numerous awards and has publications with co-authored several book chapters.

About Norman R. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
Dr. Norman Farnsworth has been a pioneer in the development of collaborative research efforts in Pharmacognosy throughout his career. His original research publications number over 500 and have established him as a botanicals expert in both the national and international communities. He has been a member of the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine since 1979, and also serves as the Director of the UIC/NIH (National Institutes of Health) Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research. Dr. Farnsworth serves as a Research Professor of Pharmacognosy, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and helps FreeLife as one of the independent Scientific Advisory Board members.

About Haru Amagase, Ph.D.
With a rich history in the nutraceutical industry, Dr. Haru Amagase has more than 27 years of experience in research and development, has published more than 35 scientific papers, and holds 13 patents.

About Rick Handel
Rick Handel is a 35-year veteran of the nutrition industry, with a strong background in formulation, research and development of dietary supplements. He holds numerous patents and has lectured extensively around the world.

About FreeLife International
Founded in 1995, FreeLife International is a financially solid company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Operating in 26 countries, FreeLife's leading products are the clinically studied TAIslim System (TAIslim liquid, SKINNYs™ and TAIslim SHAKE), GoChi, Himalayan Goji Juice, and Jule of the Orient. FreeLife's mission is "to serve each other by promoting good health, well-being and the opportunity for an abundant life." This statement is used to guide company decisions every day starting with the Co-Founders and emanating to all employees at the corporate offices and the sales representatives in the field. For more information, visit FreeLife.com.

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