Young Living’s 2011 Convention not only introduced new and exciting products, but it also brought us some newly reformulated ones. One of the products that received buzz from attendees was reformulated AlkaLime™. As I mentioned in a past blog, I had the opportunity to prepare and distribute product samples at the Product Expo. Everyone raved about AlkaLime’s flavor, but many people had questions concerning its improved benefits. Based on these questions I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.
Question: Why reformulate AlkaLime?
Answer: We wanted to more precisely balance the sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium mineral levels. We were also able to improve the product taste and smell, increase solubility, and enhance the fizz/effervescence activity.
Question: How did we improve the flavor of the product?
Answer: We adjusted the lemon and lime essential oil levels, added an organic whole lemon powder, and slightly sweetened with natural stevia.
Question: Should I be worried about stevia as an ingredient?
Answer: No. We use only high-purity Rebaudioside A (Reb-A) stevia, which is an all-natural alternative to sugar with zero calories.
Question: How did we improve the effervescence?
Answer: By increasing citric acid and reducing carbonate salts, we were able to create a more effervescent product and improve its solubility.
Question: What are biochemic salts and why were they added to the product?
Answer: Gary added 8 of the more common 12 tissue salts (also know as Salts of the Earth) present in all cells to the newly reformulated AlkaLime. When at optimal levels, these salts assist the body’s individual cells process minerals better and faster. In a nutshell: Health issues in the body may arise when deficiencies of one or many mineral salts exists. AlkaLime may help restore this cellular balance.
Question: Is AlkaLime only for those seeking specific digestive support?
Answer: No, although it works great for these types of digestive concerns as well.
Question: What are the benefits using AlkaLime?
Answer: AlkaLime balances the body’s pH level, regulates excessive acid levels in the digestive system, and counteracts the over-consumption of processed sugars and foods that turn to sugar in the body.
The new AlkaLime is a superior product and has been vastly improved with additional beneficial ingredients. I invite all to test AlkaLime to see how it can benefit your life. If you are one of the individuals who have had the opportunity to try this new reformulation, please leave your comments about its improvements.
—Ryan Seely, YL Product Marketing Manager