GRAND OPENING: Hughes Center for Research and Innovation

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Grand Opening of Nature’s Sunshine’s Hughes Center for Research and Innovation commenced February 27, 2015, at Nature’s Sunshine Headquarters where a 5,400 sq. ft. area now houses labs, clinical space and rooms for consultations and clinical studies.

 “The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation is designed to help combat health mega-trends driven by diet and lifestyle choices through natural, nutritionally therapeutic products,” said Gregory L. Probert, Nature’s Sunshine Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Combining our scientists with new technology, we will continue to lead development of effective herbal and nutritional products for consumers worldwide by studying supplement interactions at a molecular level.”

The Hughes Center is one of the most advanced research centers of its kind and is a true signal of Nature's Sunshine's and Synergy’s economic strength. Utah Governor Gary Herbert attended the event to officially open the center and recognize both companies as hugely influential businesses in not only Utah, but also the world.

This multi-million-dollar facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation that will allow scientists to analyze interactions between the body’s systems and Synergy WorldWide’s nutritional supplements. By inspecting these interactions at a molecular level, biologists, chemists, and physicians, will be guided to the most bioactive and potent formulations.

“The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation incorporates some of the most advanced technology in the industry,” said Dr. Matthew Tripp, Nature’s Sunshine Chief Scientific Officer. “For example, the Flexmap3D can analyze 500 analytes, such as genes and proteins, from a single human sample, such as a drop of blood. Moreover, with this machine, 144,000 data points can be analyzed in one hour, which provides rapid quantitative analyses of various biomarkers.”

Nature’s Sunshine and Synergy WorldWide are deeply committed to formulating natural, scientifically tested products that the consumer can fully trust.

At Synergy WorldWide, we are serious about proving the quality of our products. The future of Synergy WorldWide is incredibly bright, and we cannot wait to share the groundbreaking research that will be done in this center. The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation truly puts Synergy WorldWide and Nature’s Sunshine Products a step above the rest.

CLICK HERE for the official press release.


Take advantage of the Clean Start Special!

Friday, February 27, 2015

In honor of our valiant SLMsmart 90-day Challenge participants, you can order SLMsmart Body Cleanse at a $5 discount March 1-13 with the Clean Start Special!

One box of body cleanse is now $25, 23 CV with no limit to how many you can purchase.

Beginning March 1, navigate the shopping site's Promotional page to find this offer.

As you battle through your weight management journey, it’s normal to hit a plateau. Body Cleanse’s 35 natural herbs can help you break through that plateau and jump start a new phase of weight management. Body Cleanse purifies your system gently without interfering with your daily activities and gets rid of unwanted toxins that build up over time. 

Fight back against your weight management hiatus and keep moving toward your target goal with Body Cleanse.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Service department with questions at (801) 769-7800.


Announcing Legacy Retreat 2016!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Synergy’s Legacy Retreat is returning to the Western Hemisphere, landing at the most iconic tropical destination North America has to offer: Hawaii! 

Qualified Team Members will rest easy at the Hilton Waikoloa Village located on Kona, Hawaii’s largest island, January 7-11, 2016.

The Kona coast is one of Hawaii’s most coveted travel destinations. From rolling acres of rich coffee farmland to its inviting beaches perfect for offshore adventures, it’s not hard to see what makes this such a gorgeous hideaway. Whether you’re eager to see the temples and petroglyphs at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park or looking forward to a relaxing day in the warm Pacific sun, the village of Waikoloa has it all. Reward yourself with the tropical adventure of a lifetime!

The Legacy Retreat 2016 qualification period is January 1 - December 31, 2015. Click here to see how you can qualify for Kona!

Check out the 2015 Legacy Retreat recap video from Dubai and get a taste for what you can look forward to.


Tailored Coaching with SLMsmart

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We are almost one month into the SLMsmart Challenge with incredible weight loss stories developing. At this point in the game, it can become more tempting than ever to revert back to old, unhealthy habits. Once devoted challenge participants steer off the weight loss path, but only temporarily. It’s expected that there will be hiccups along the way. The important thing is that our challenge participants commit to get back on the path immediately after slipping up on their meal or exercise plans.

Lucky for our challenge participants, two understanding health gurus—our very own SLMsmart coaches—are there to guide them back to that path every step of the way. Each participant had the opportunity to receive customized advice this week during one-on-one consultations with Drew or Lynn Manning. These consultations were designed to help participants prevent future slip-ups and enhance the great work they are already engaging in.

This individualized attention is available for anyone who signs up for the SLMsmart Challenge.

Here are some of the takeaways our challenge participants shared with us after their one-on-ones:

Lee & Crystal Edwards, Utah

“I was able to ask Drew questions about my body type because the app—while very helpful—is a general guideline and doesn’t consider individual needs. I have a workout routine that is more specific to my goals now. I feel really confident now going forward and it’s great to have the ultimate cheerleaders there for me consistently throughout this process.” — Lee Edwards

“Before meeting with Lynn, I couldn’t get my legs to burn out with the exercise routine I was following. Lynn gave me specific instructions on how to change the way I was squatting and lunging for optimal muscle training that fit my strength level. I wouldn’t have known what to do otherwise.” — Crystal Edwards

Denise Butcher, Florida

“Drew really understands the stumbling blocks that I’m going through because he has experienced it! Some adjustments were made to my diet. For instance, I was eating a boiled egg after my workouts, but Drew advised me to drink the SLMsmart shake because it would give my broken down muscles more immediate attention. My husband is ecstatic by the results he has already seen and mentions it every day.”

Pete Miller, Colorado

“I am in construction, so I work hard on a daily basis. Drew was able to customize my meal plan during our consultation so that I would have enough energy throughout the day to do my job and still have enough energy at the gym. I simply added a few eggs to my SLMsmart shake at breakfast. The day after I made the alternations to my diet that Drew recommended, I found that I had plenty of energy at the gym and I could really feel the difference in my workout.”

Jim Smith, California

"Drew recommended that I admit my weaknesses to other participants in the Facebook group. He made me realize I'm not a bad person and that there could be others, just like me, who are feeling a bit down or haven't been perfect. Salad and roast beef tonight, and tomorrow we launch again!"


Heart Health Product Special – LIMITED TIME OFFER

Monday, February 23, 2015

Promotion Dates: February 23 - February 28, 2015
Heart Health Combo Packs
$99 / 75 CV

We’re capping off the month of February with discounted Synergy products in celebration of National Heart Health Month. It’s the perfect time to start focusing more on your heart health and stock up on heart healthy products by purchasing our limited-time combo packs. Each pack includes a bottle of Omega-3, CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and the single-serve ProArgi-9+ flavor of your choosing. These products were paired to give your heart the care it deserves.

You have less than a week to take advantage of this great offer!


Vitamin D3

Facilitates the proper absorption of calcium – keeping it out of the arteries and in the skeletal system
Enhances the immune system
Promotes bone mineralization

Download the Vitamin D3 Fact Sheet


Supports energy production for the heart and other organs requiring high levels of ATP or energy
Helps reduce oxidative stress in all cells throughout the body
Supports the health of the heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas

Download the CoQ10 Fact Sheet


Helps regulate the body’s ratio of HDLs to LDLs
Supports health blood pressure
Protects cell membranes Download the Omega-3 Fact Sheet

Download the Omega-3 Fact Sheet


Contains l-arginine, an amino acid that your body converts to nitric oxide which helps enhance your cardiovascular system
Helps improve immune function
Helps build muscle

Download the ProArgi-9+ Fact Sheet


Mix it up with a Kickoff 2015 SLMsmart recipe

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ever since chocolate SLMsmart made its way into our lives, we just can't get enough. And we're having too much fun creating chocolate SLMsmart shakes by adding tasty, nutritious ingredients that further enhance the already rich flavor.

We introduced a few of these SLMsmart recipes at the 2015 North America Kickoff event and received rave reviews from all who tried them. Dozens of our current SLMsmart 90-day Challenge participants tell us that they look forward to, and even crave, some of the recipes our SLMsmart Challenge coaches have introduced to them through the official SLMsmart Challenge App.

Those who attended the Kickoff event went home with recipe cards, eager to replicate what they tried at Synergy HQ. Just in case you weren't able to attend the Kickoff event or forgot to grab a recipe card, here is a recipe you'll want to try immediately:

It's true, losing weight can be delicious and satisfying, thanks to SLMsmart. By joining the 90-day
Challenge, you will receive dozens of incredible recipeslike this onein the palm of your hand through the Challenge App. 


Corporate Update Call Wednesday

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wednesday, February 18: 
Shane Greer, North America's General Manager, will be conducting this month's Corporate Update Call!

February Corporate Update Call 
Phone: 1-800-832-4695
Pin: 8908#
Time: 7 PM Mountain time

Featuring the latest news and information from Synergy HQ, this Corporate Update Call will be valuable to Team Members throughout North America. Dial in to learn more about the SLMsmart Challenge and the progress that is already taking place. Don't miss all the latest announcements and news.

Invite your team, join the call, and you'll find the best ways to progress with Synergy WorldWide.


January 2015 Recognition

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

January 2015

Congratulations to the following Team Members throughout the United States and Canada. We look forward to your continued triumphs in this new year.

Rank Advancements

Dr. Tom Wachtmann
Sara Slabaugh
Michael Basilicato

Julie A. Russon
Dr. Eleazar Kadile
Jane Dulieu
Jerry Skuta
Donald Clarke
Ock Hee Jun
George Czeiszperger
Isabela Volpe
Michael Basilicato

See the complete January 2015 Rank Advancement List>>>


Don’t miss out on SLMsmart Challenge perks!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There is so much buzz and excitement in the first 10 days of the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge! Participants from all over the country are uniting in the noble pursuit to become their best physical selves, February 1 - April 30, 2015.

Each challenge participant has an incredible support system helping them every step of the way, and Synergy is giving away free product and swag every step of the way! Participants are receiving the individualized attention they deserve to achieve their target weights, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the weight loss results we’ve already seen.

It’s not too late to register!

We don’t want you to miss out on this life-changing opportunity. You will not only have the chance to win cash and other giveaways, you’ll have the chance to do something monumental for yourself: achieve optimal health.

Here are 5 things you will gain by losing with SLMsmart:

1. Every participant receives MONTHLY scratch-off cards ranging in value from $15 to $500! Every card is a winner. A total of $15,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs.

2. Three Team Members won TRIMR bottles for participating in one of our mini-contests. More weekly contests are on their way!

3. Participants are invited to a private Facebook group where they can lean on other challenge participants and their SLMsmart coaches for support and advice during their weight loss journey.

4. SLMsmart coaches Drew and Lynn Manning give their undivided attention to challenge participants through a private Facebook group and in one-on-one consultations. Drew Manning is a personal trainer and author of the New York Time’s Best Seller Fit2Fat2Fit. His wife Lynn is a women’s fitness specialist. Together, they are a wealth of fitness knowledge!

5. SLMsmart Challenge product packs allow participants to purchase Synergy’s quality products at a fraction of the normal price.

By taking the SLMsmart Challenge, you will not only become a healthier you, you will become a billboard of success that attracts others to Synergy products. Your body and your business will thank you!


Official Press Release: Nature's Sunshine Reaffirms Commitment to Quality

Monday, February 09, 2015

Partnering with Nature’s Sunshine Products (NSP) was a pivotal moment in Synergy WorldWide’s history. Synergy’s mission to create the highest quality products of its kind was made a reality when this partnership came to fruition. NSP’s unmatched commitment to quality is paralleled in Synergy’s everyday operations. As a company, Synergy couldn’t be more proud of its relationship with NSP and the values this honorable company holds. 

NSP released an official press release on February 6, reinforcing their unwavering promise to produce pure and potent health supplements without justification.

Nature’s Sunshine Products Stands Behind its 42-Year Commitment to Quality 

LEHI, Utah, February 6, 2015 – Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (“NSP”), one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and distributors of premium quality health supplements in the natural health and wellness markets, proudly stands behind its 42-year legacy of quality manufacturing and product excellence. 

A plethora of health supplement vendors sell products in today’s marketplace, but how do consumers really know what they are getting? Even in the regulated natural supplement industry, consumers can still find a vast spectrum of product quality. Fortunately, a few companies still thrive on being and providing the very best. 

NSP invests millions of dollars annually into Quality Assurance and Quality Control, which covers domestic and international vendor audits, cutting-edge equipment, qualified personnel, testing methods and lab materials, documentation review and more. “It’s a great deal of money,” says Gregory L. Probert, NSP Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “But our reputation is worth every dollar we spend and every minute we take to make sure we offer our members the highest quality health supplements available.” 

Nature’s Sunshine has built a reputation for having the highest quality in the industry by consistently investing the time and resources to ensure that what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. This starts with sourcing raw materials from trusted and verified vendors. Prior to using a vendor’s materials, NSP scientists visit their facilities and conduct lengthy audits to ensure they are harvesting and processing plant material to Nature’s Sunshine’s high standards. This can include observing an actual harvest to ensure sustainability where necessary, touring offices and production space, viewing pertinent internal documents and even taking the time to inspect the facilities’ sanitation procedures. No stone goes unturned in Nature’s Sunshine’s pursuit of quality.

Superior quality also includes the manufacturing of Nature’s Sunshine’s own products in its state-of-the-art, climate controlled, 200,000 square-foot facility in Spanish Fork, Utah. NSP scientists use High Performance Liquid Chromatography, infra-red analysis, Thin Layer Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and other scientific methods and equipment to test raw materials—and finished products—to verify correct plant species and parts are present. 


Presidents' Day 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

In observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 16, the Synergy store and corporate office will be closed.

To assist you with your business needs, Customer Service will remain open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on this day.

As always, online ordering will continue to be available through Synergy Pulse. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 801-769-7800.

Note: Regular business hours for the corporate office, Synergy store, and Customer Service will resume on Tuesday, February 17.


BBC Save the Date

Friday, February 06, 2015



SPOTLIGHTS: Newest Team Leaders Jared Chadburn & Nathan Fowers

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Jared Chadburn

When 23-year-old Jared Chadburn took the plunge and became a Synergy Team Member 4 months ago, he never thought he’d advance so quickly in the business. He hit Team Leader in December 2014 and hopes that the goals he has set for himself since will propel him toward qualifying for Leadership Academy in July. 

After attending a number of trainings and engaging in multiple inspiring conversations with his sponsor Brent Burnett, Jared felt he would have the support he needed to try his hand in the direct selling industry. He has found that his character strengths are accentuated as a Synergy Team Member. Jared thoroughly enjoys initial contacts—learning people’s stories and what makes them tick. By engaging with people and showing his genuine interest in their lives, he has been able to build his Synergy team. 

Jared is one of more than 100 people who are currently embarking on the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge journey. Looking healthy and feeling healthy are completely different things, Jared said, and his journey with SLMsmart is all about feeling healthy, improving his stamina, and having more energy. 

“I have a lot of friends who work at organic stores, but practice unhealthy behaviors on the weekends,” Jared said. “My purpose in this is creating a healthy way of life.”

Synergy helps Jared maintain more than just his physical health, it pushes him to concentrate on his social health. He said the daily interactions he has with acquaintances and friends about health, wealth and setting goals, is uplifting and rewarding. He hopes to be a positive force in the lives of dozens through Synergy.

“There are people who make it happen, people who watch it happen, and people who wonder what happened,” Jared said. “You lead, follow or get out of the way. The way you treat people will mirror which of these you are, but you have to have massive action. It’s valuable to me to have this on a resume and tell a future employer that I don’t need to be told what to do to know what to do.”

Jared’s fast-growing success proves that anyone in any age group with the right attitude can create their own success, and Synergy WorldWide is the perfect avenue to do just that. 

Nathan Fowers

In the last three years, Nathan Fowers turned his life upside down—in a good way. He has worked tirelessly to overcome some of his own mental and physical challenges to not only become a Synergy Team Leader, but a happier, healthier human being. Those who knew Nathan before his inward and outward transformation may not even recognize him now. 
Nathan, who was once introverted and afraid to approach people he didn’t know, sponsored four people with Synergy in September after joining the company in August. Thanks to the training he received from his sponsor Brent Burnett, Nathan continued to improve in 2014, signing up 8 people in November and 16 in December.

“Everything seems scary before you do it,” Nathan said, “and it’s scary while you do it, but if you do it anyway it becomes less scary. I started with my family because that wasn’t scary, then I started going to friends and then people I didn’t know. Something turned on after a training I went to and I was hungry for success.”

During his metamorphosis, Nathan lost 55 pounds by committing to a healthier lifestyle and his journey toward optimum fitness is continuing with the SLMsmart Challenge.

“I want to take my health to the next level,” he said. “I want to see what SLMsmart can do for me, get as strong as I can, and strengthen all of my weak areas.”

While Nathan may have not have the stereotyped personality of a salesmen, his sincerity and concern for others plays to his benefit in a big way. Nathan’s sponsor tells him that he is the guy who helps people find what they are looking for. Now, Nathan is completely focused on qualifying for Leadership Academy in Park City by maintaining the Team Leader title a second time or rank advancing to Team Manager before the end of June.

Congratulations, Jared and Nathan! We’re excited to see what the future holds for you.


Why join the SLMsmart Challenge?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

With the North American SLMsmart Challenge underway, we are asking dedicated participants all over the country one question: “Why did you take the challenge?”

Their answers are inspiring and we can’t wait to see their success manifested in the coming weeks and months. To all of our challenge participants, you are not alone in your journey. Lean on your Synergy family for support and you’ll find great success. Good luck to all of our challenge participants!

Remember, the challenge is still open to new participants. 

Amber Young
Mesa, Arizona

“I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I’ve participated in weight loss challenges, tried fad diets and diet pills, but the weight always came back when the diet ended. I decided it’s time for a real change. It’s time to lose weight a different way, a healthy way. Recently, I’ve had some health issues related to my weight and these issues make it hard for me to keep up with my two active grandkids. They want to go outside and play, and I just can’t keep up. I get winded just carrying laundry up the stairs. I feel like I’m investing in my health with the SLMsmart Challenge. The money I’m spending on doctor and chiropractor visits should, instead, be used to help me maintain my health.

It’s time for me to get healthy. I’m setting small goals right now, focusing on losing attainable amounts of weight. After I accomplish one weight loss goal, I’ll quickly set another so that I can reach my target weight without feeling overwhelmed in the process.”

Eric Baker
Noblesville, Indiana

“Synergy has great products that have helped me with working out, getting fit and staying fit. The SLMsmart Challenge allows me to use products that I trust to become a better me. I’ve had the same wardrobe for 12 years because I’m waiting to be more in shape to buy new clothes. I’m more than
ready for that new wardrobe.

If I win the SLMsmart Challenge, the grand prize money can help me take my mother to a specialist who can diagnose some of the pain she has been dealing with. I’d also like to help my girlfriend move from Texas to be closer to me. Keeping my mind on helping those that I love is really going to help me stay focused and motivated in this challenge.”

Anastasia Button
Denver, Colorado

“I’ve tried a lot of things and used a lot of health tips people have given me, but it never seems to work out. I was vegan for three year and lost a little bit of weight here and there, but for the most part, my weight stayed the same. Coming into the SLMsmart Challenge, I feel like I have the extra push I need because of the prizes and other incentives the program offers.

I’ve already signed up for a Level 1 Spartan Race in Colorado that I’ll participate in when the 90-day Challenge is over. This is a 4-mile race with obstacles all long the way. When I finish this race, I’ll start training for the Level 2 and Level 3 races. I may even do a Tough Mudder. I’m going to take action and get in shape with this challenge. My Synergy team is doing it together and we’ll support each other until the end. Their support will help me through.”

Jim Smith
Anaheim, California

“I just started building my Synergy business, effective January 1. Up until I was about 45 years old I had always been able to maintain my weight between 195 to 230 pounds. Something happened after that and I began to gain weight. I have been struggling with this issue now for almost 20 years. I have tried all of the programs out there with varying degrees of success. I combined the SLMsmart 90-day Challenge with a 90-day ‘Synergy Building Blitz. By May, I expect to not only come closer to my target weight, but to have kick-started my Synergy business. My intention is to continue the momentum throughout 2015 and beyond. Invest 90 days of real hard work on both fronts and change my life for the better in the process. That’s a price worth paying!”