CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Dec 04, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Reliv International, Inc. has launched an improved version of its sports performance drink, ProVantage. In addition to the health and performance-enhancing benefits of soy protein, improved ProVantage includes natural soy nutrients that have been shown to reduce the risk of developing certain diseases.
"Soybeans contain an array of beneficial nutrients in addition to protein. But conventional processing to obtain soy protein eliminates these other nutrients," said Reliv Vice President Dr. Carl W. Hastings. "The improved ProVantage formula incorporates whole soy bean powder, which is derived from cutting-edge processing technology."
Hastings said the whole bean powder provides soy protein while retaining the other beneficial nutrients of soy such as isoflavones, phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. "Numerous scientific studies indicate that these additional nutrients provide important health benefits," he said.
For example, higher consumption of soy isoflavones is associated with lower incidence of heart disease and reduced risk of some cancers, according to PDRHealth, a Web site based on information from the Physicians' Desk Reference ( http://www.pdrhealth.com ).
The sports performance benefits of soy protein remain the key focus of ProVantage. Studies have also shown that soy protein can increase muscle mass, enhance muscle functioning, and reduce fatigue and excess body fat.
In addition to the protein and additional nutrients, ProVantage continues to provide its unique blend of other functional ingredients aimed at improving the body's performance, endurance, recovery and repair. Those ingredients include creatine, which extends peak athletic performance, along with MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), both of which can help reduce body fat and increase muscle tone.
ProVantage includes all of these powerful ingredients in a proprietary powdered formula using only non-GMO soy. Athletes simply mix the powder with water and drink it; there's no need to buy multiple pills to get these nutrients. ProVantage is available only from independent Reliv distributors; to find a distributor, call 1-866-735-4863.
Reliv International, Inc., based in suburban St. Louis, Mo., is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of a proprietary line of nutritional supplements addressing basic nutrition, specific wellness needs, weight management and sports nutrition. Reliv sells its products through an international network marketing system of approximately 65,000 independent distributors. Reliv International's common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol RELV. Additional information about Reliv International, Inc. can be obtained on the Web at http://www.reliv.com .