Flora and Nutrition – Prebiotics?

Kenneth Brailsford, a network marketing and nutritional supplement pioneer, is the founder of Zija International. His 35-year career in the nutritional supplement industry has yielded innovations such as marketing herbs via capsules. Kenneth Brailsford, in conjuction with Zija, offers his customers the health benefits of Moringa, as well as other supplements to support intestinal flora.

Prebiotic supplements support the existence of intestinal flora in an age when processed foods and widespread use of antibiotics reduce their strength and numbers. Beneficial flora is bacteria within the digestive system that promotes the strength of the immune system and facilitates proper absorption of nutrients. This flora cannot be digested or absorbed by the human body; in fact, it needs nutrients not utilized by the body. Food manufacturers often remove these nutrients from processed food in order to provide increased shelf life.

Chicory root is a vital source of flora nutrition, as it contains the compound inulin. According to numerous studies, this compound aids digestion, improves nutrient absorption, and promotes flora health.


Financial Aspects of Opening a Subway Franchise

An entrepreneur with more than four decades of experience, Kenneth Brailsford leads KEB Enterprises, LLP as a general partner. Kenneth Brailsford founded the holding company in 1997 and has vested interest in Subway franchises.

According to Business Insider, Subway is among the most affordable companies to start a franchise. The following are financial details associated with opening one.

Startup Costs – Including insurance, real property, and the franchise fee, the cost to launch a new Subway location, as of 2013, can be as low as $116,200. On the higher end of the spectrum, startup costs can reach $262,850, with the difference depending heavily on leasehold improvements.

Financial Requirements – Unlike McDonald’s, which stipulates franchisees must have at minimum $750,000 in liquid assets to qualify, Subway only requires candidates to have $30,000 to $90,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $80,000 to $310,000.

Financing – Subway has partnerships with three lenders to aid in financing a new location. The approved lenders possess experience working with new owners and helping them purchase existing stores. Additionally, Subway provides an equipment leasing program.

Eating Habits of School Children

Known as the Father of Herbal Encapsulation, Kenneth Brailsford cofounded Nature’s Sunshine in 1972. Kenneth Brailsford holds a bachelor of science from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah.

The Department of Economics at BYU was founded in 1921 and today has roughly 28 faculty members, who teach and research on a number of topics related to economics from game theory to industry dynamics. Recently, the work of one of BYU’s economics professors, Dr. Joe Price, was featured in the national media.

For some time, Dr. Price has been studying the eating habits of school children. Specifically, he examines whether children eat the fruits and vegetables served to them for lunch. A federal rule mandates that school children be given fruit and vegetables with their lunches; however, many children simply throw them away. When this happens, children miss out on the health benefits of eating their fruits and vegetables, and tax dollars are wasted.

Dr. Price has done studies on the situation in Utah public schools and has come up with two simple methods that lead to more children eating their fruits and vegetables at lunch. The first is to offer children a small reward such as a nickel or a raffle ticket for a larger prize. The second is to move recess before lunchtime so that children aren’t rushing through their lunch to get out the door to the playground.

XM3 Energy Drink Helps Curb Appetite

An entrepreneur, Kenneth Brailsford founded KEB Enterprises, LLP, in 1997 and has since invested in numerous convenience stores and Subway franchises. In addition, Kenneth Brailsford, dubbed the “Father of Herbal Encapsulation,” established a name for himself in the nutrition and health industry as the cofounder of Nature’s Sunshine and the founder of Zija International.

Promoting healthy weight management and an active lifestyle, Zija International offers a line of products that focus on building or rebuilding muscle and keeping the body energized, without the consumption of artificial ingredients. Among the products in the energy and performance collection are XMprotein, the XM+ Energy Mix, and the XM3 Energy Drink.

The XM3 Energy Drink comes in a two-serving bottle and is best consumed chilled and shaken in the morning. The beverage contains a natural caffeine, ginseng, and green tea, which helps curb appetite and enhances the release of metabolic energy. In addition, XM3 Energy Drink uses the nutritional benefits of the moringa plant to nourish the body with omega oils and vitamins.

What Is a Holding Company?

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Known as the “Father of Herbal Encapsulation,” Kenneth Brailsford holds the reputation of introducing herbal remedies in capsule form to the commercial market and spearheading the network marketing industry starting in the 1970s. Today, after more than 30 years of entrepreneurial success, Kenneth Brailsford runs KEB Enterprises, a holding company serving as an umbrella company over numerous other companies, including a Subway franchise and multiple properties.

A holding company is a company that serves as a parent company to other entities. Such a company does not create or distribute anything. Instead, presides over various assets. Examples of such assets include shares of other companies, limited liability corporations, public stocks, real estate, brand names, and more.

Each of the investments under a holding company’s helm stand alone with a set team running the day-to-day operations. Those at the top of the holding company provide funds, oversight, strategy, and support. They also make decisions regarding the level of risk taken by each investment and determine who stays or goes within the leadership of each organization.

Why Are Herbal Supplements Popular?

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Throughout his professional life, Kenneth Brailsford has been an innovator in the nutritional supplements industry. In the course of his 35-year career, he initiated the production of encapsulated herbal capsules, developed and published The Herbalist magazine, and founded four nutritional product companies. Kenneth Brailsford built his success largely upon the mass appeal of herbal supplements, but what makes them so popular?

Proven history: The healing effects of herbal remedies have been tried and tested over thousands of years. The first written record of herbal medicine dates back to about 3,000 BC, and indigenous Native American and African tribes routinely used herbs for healing.

Widespread availability: Herbal medicines are naturally occurring and readily available. They are considered dietary supplements by the FDA, so they do not have to undergo the regulatory scrutiny necessary to establish the safety of pharmaceutical drugs. Rather, safety is presumed based upon the established history of herbs for medicinal use. No prescription is required, and many supplements can be found in any health food or grocery store. People can also grow and develop their own herbal remedies.

Natural healing properties: As shown throughout history, herbal supplements are natural healers. In fact, many of the modern drugs in use today were derived from plants. Herbal supplements are used to treat a variety of ailments. Many have multifaceted uses for the hair, skin, and body. Popular supplements include St. John’s wort, used to treat mood disorders and fight inflammation; Ginkgo biloba, used to improve concentration, relieve ADHD, and maintain eye health; and aloe vera, used for skin irritations, constipation, and hair health.

Because the effects of natural supplements may vary with the individual, you should consult a doctor before beginning a natural regimen.

The Safety of Herbal Supplements


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Nature’s Sunshine
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For nearly 50 years, Kenneth Brailsford has contributed greatly to the natural supplement industry, earning the moniker “Father of Herbal Encapsulation” for his work introducing herbal supplement capsules to the field. Serving as chairman, president, and CEO of nutritional organization Nature’s Sunshine, Kenneth Brailsford led the company to produce the first-ever commercial herbal supplements.

Herbal supplements, referred to as dietary supplements by the FDA, are not required to initially receive approval by the FDA before reaching consumers, according to Mayo Clinic. However, herbal supplements, once on the market, must receive monitoring by the FDA to ensure the product’s safety.

To list benefits of the supplements on the product’s packaging, the manufacturers must provide supporting research and note that the FDA has not substantiated the claims. The FDA sets quality standards that the products must meet. In addition, companies are required to follow manufacturing standards consistently. Such stipulations work to ensure the proper ingredients and the amounts are found in each batch.