Why You and your Children Need Nutritional Supplements for the Rest of Your Lives

By Bill Deihl
on August 01, 2018

Why You and your Children Need Nutritional Supplements for the Rest of Your Lives

If you think you may not need dietary supplements, read this. It could change your health for the rest of your life.

Finally, after more than 50 years, leading medical journals now recommend all adults take multivitamins. Both the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association have concluded that:

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Children’s Multiple

By Bill Deihl
on August 01, 2018

Children’s Multiple

Now you can get your children to take their vitamins VitaMist Spray Children’s Multiple has all the nutrients that your child needs each day.

We designed our custom formula for children age 4 and up, and since it is not a pill, it is easier to get your kids to take them

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How the Prospects Rated the Factors

By Bill Deihl
on August 01, 2018

How the Prospects Rated the Factors

We surveyed prospects to see how THEY rate the various factors that go into the presentation you give them. What caught their 

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Some Ideas to Add to Your New Year's Resolutions

By Sari Deihl
on January 01, 2018

Some Ideas to Add to Your New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year, VitaMist family!  Have you made your resolutions yet?  Do you want to lose weight, exercise more, or make more money?  There’s nothing wrong with having these fantastic goals, but I have a few ideas that you might want to consider adding to your list.

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Achieve Your Goals and Resolutions

By Steve Moren
on January 01, 2018

Achieve Your Goals and Resolutions

We all know what the new year means, right?  It is that time when we make inspirational resolutions to achieve a few goals, improve our health, recover from the holidays, and turn over a new leaf.   The new year is full of promise, and we want to achieve all of our dreams at once.

Then by the second week in February, 80% of us will have failed.

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What You Should Eat After Overeating

By Steve Moren
on December 01, 2017

What You Should Eat After Overeating

We’ve all done it.  Every one of us has overeaten at some point, and it’s bound to happen again.  So what should you do after overindulging?  Rather than wallowing in guilt and making empty promises, it’s healthier to take a proactive approach.

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Close Friends Are Good For Your Health

By VitaMist Ltd
on October 25, 2017

Close Friends Are Good For Your Health

It’s pretty well-established at this point that having friends is good for you — over the years, study after study has found that social support is a significant predictor of a long, healthy life.

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A Phoenix In Phoenix

By VitaMist Ltd
on April 07, 2017

A Phoenix In Phoenix

One man’s dream that turned into a family’s dedication is now, today, becoming a cause for so many around the world.

VitaMist was invented by the late Joseph A. Deihl, a man with a dream. He stuck with his dream, and watched it become a reality with the opening of Mayor Pharmaceutical Laboratories, the only spray vitamin manufacturer in the world.

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Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

By Steve Moren
on March 20, 2017

Gummy Candy Could Be Healthier Than Gummy Vitamins

Which is Troubling, As Gummy Bears Aren't Healthy At All

Nutrition can be an endlessly confusing science, full of contradictory information — Does expensive really mean healthier? Is a vegan diet actually good for you? What does moderation even mean, anyway? — but every so often, you run into a decision that seems like a no-brainer. Like, for example, whether it’s better to satisfy your sweets craving with a handful of gummy vitamins or a handful of actual gummy candy. Both are made pretty much entirely of substances you can’t pronounce, but one is actually good for you. Obviously, you go with the vitamins.

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Is Subway's Chicken Actually Chicken?

By VitaMist Ltd
on March 16, 2017

Is Subway's Chicken Actually Chicken?

This article originally appeared on the Time Magazine website, Time.com.

Is Subway Chicken Really 50% Filler?

 

Subway is under fire after a Canadian television show reported that the restaurant’s chicken products could be made up of less than 50% actual chicken. According to tests performed at Trent University in Canada, the company’s chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken contained just 43% and 54% chicken DNA, respectively, consisting otherwise of soy and other filler ingredients.

The sandwich chain denies the allegations.

The investigation, which aired in February on the CBC program Marketplace, included DNA tests of chicken products purchased from several fast-food chains in Canada. Researcher Matt Harnden said on the show that his lab, which tests meat samples for both industry and government, could provide a “rough estimate” for the ratio of chicken DNA to other ingredients. (The episode can be viewed here on YouTube.)

Most chicken samples tested—from McDonald’s, Wendy, Tim Hortons and A&W—contained between 85% and 90% chicken DNA. Fast-food chicken wouldn’t be expected to be 100% bird, Harnden said, because of seasoning marinades, and other ingredients that are likely added in the preparation process.

But the chicken content of the samples from Subway was consistently low even after repeated testing, and the tests showed that much of the remaining DNA was from soy protein. “Assuming the data is right, that is a surprisingly large amount of soy,” says John Coupland, president of the Institute of Food Technologists and a professor of food science at Penn State University, who was not involved in the testing.

Elevated soy levels might be expected in reconstituted meat products, in which meat is ground up and stuck back together with binder ingredients, says Coupland. “But even then, 50% is high,” he says. “And it’s astonishingly high for something that you're supposed to think is a real, whole piece of chicken.”

In a statement sent to TIME on March 5, a representative for the company said, "Test results from laboratories in Canada and the U.S. clearly show that the Canadian chicken products tested had only trace amounts of soy, contradicting the accusations made during the broadcast of CBC Marketplace.'"

In an earlier statement provided to TIME, a Subway representative said, "Our chicken is 100% white meat with seasonings, marinated and delivered to our stores as a finished, cooked product. We have advised [Marketplace] of our strong objections... [and] we are insisting on a full retraction."

Subway’s U.S. site contains a list of ingredients used in its chicken products. For instance, the chicken breast strips contain "boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat, water, 2% or less soy protein concentrate, modified potato starch, sodium phosphate, potassium chloride, salt, maltodextrin, yeast extract, flavors, natural flavors, dextrose, caramelized sugar, paprika, vinegar solids, paprika extract and chicken broth," according to Subway's website.

Coupland says that a high soy content that turned up in the Marketwatch study may be concerning to some with allergies. Most people with an allergy know to avoid fast food, since traces of soy are found in so many processed foods, he says. “But if people think they’re getting pure chicken and they’re in fact getting a mouthful of soy, that’s potentially dangerous."

Nutrition tests performed for Marketplace also found that fast-food chicken contained 25% less protein than home-cooked samples, and between 7 to 10 times the amount of sodium.

Subway’s chicken strips and oven-roasted chicken are both available at United States locations, but, according to the company's website, their ingredients vary slightly from their Canadian counterparts. Both countries include soy protein in their chicken strips, but only the U.S. version specifies that it’s present in quantities of 2% or less. And while Canada does include soy as an ingredient in its chicken patty used for the oven-roasted chicken sub, the United States does not.

A panel of taste testers on Marketplace rated Subway’s chicken as their least favorite among the fast food options, noting that the samples tasted "saltier" and "more artificial" than those from other chains. One panelist commented that Subway’s chicken strips tasted like “more flavor than actual chicken.”

The fast-food chain, which prides itself on offering healthy alternatives to burgers and fries, was hit with a rash of bad publicity in 2014 when customers complained that azodicarbonamide, a food-grade material also found in yoga mats, was used in their bread. Subway removed the chemical, and pledged the next year to remove all artificial ingredients from its food in North America by 2017.

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