Friday, December 29, 2006

Thanks Customers!

It has been a hell of a year- many businesses folded in flames, others prospered and grew. Relentless Improvement was certainly in the latter. A huge "Thank-You" to our customer base for your trust and support.

Our website had 99.999% uptime and there were no memorable problems to speak of. As ecommerce sites go, ours is robust and secure from front to back.

Next year will be even more fun: more private label Relentless Improvement brands including some interesting multi-ingredient products.

If you like what we do: the fast shipping, superior quality, cutting-edge products, 3rd party testing, then I ask you to to refer a friend or two. The more we grow, the more I can offer you.

Thanks, and Happy New Year

Pete Hitesman - Owner
Relentless Improvement LLC

No Orders Shipping on Monday OR Tuesday- Postal Holidays!

Seems the USPS is getting Tuesday as a holiday for President Fords death. Huh? Surprise to me too.

ORDER TODAY, OR EARLY SATURDAY if you want your order to get into the front of the line for shipping.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Ortho-Mind Availability Update

Ortho-Mind has been on worldwide backorder from AOR for several months now, however I have been able to obtain a limited supply of product which you may now pre-order for shipment by approx Friday Dec 29th.

Click this link to order Ortho-Mind

On December 1st AOR adjusted our cost on nearly all of their products due to the declining value of the US dollar against the Canadian dollar. I have quantity discounts in place to help regular customers save as much as possible.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Bruce Ames Speaks on Multi-Vitamin Supplementation

Bruce Ames is a very well respected scientist and researcher. He also happens to be the father of the lipoic acid/acetyl-l-carnitine anti-aging combination.

Dr. Ames offered comment in a Sunday San Francisco Chronicle article regarding his view on multi-vitamin supplementation. If you want to gain some new perspective this is a great read.

The title is a mouthful: "CELLULAR NUTRITION- The Hunt to Fix Hidden Hunger. Biochemist Bruce Ames thinks a simple multivitamin may fight obesity"

I just took my daily dose of 6 Ortho-Core capsules and Theralac probiotic with my breakfast. While Dr, Ames advocates a cheap multi for the masses, I want the best money can buy and I believe Ortho-Core is that product. To me supplementation has never been an expense, but rather an investment. An investment in my present and future good health.

Happy Sunday

Saturday, December 16, 2006

CLL And EGCG, a Trial Participient Speaks Out

Email from a customer today:

"Hello,

I have just completed a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic that involved Green tea extract pills containing high concentrations of EGCG. I was in the cohort that was instructed to take 800 mg twice a day. I had absolutely no symptoms when taking this for over 6 months and actually saw my White cell count drop as a result.

Now that my part in the study is completed I have been given the option of taking 6 months worth of Green tea from Matsui. Unfortunately, the 100 mg tablets from Matsui are a NEW formulation of EGCG. They consist of a “paste” inside of a hard shell instead of a capsule with powder that I took when I was on the phase 1 study. I am absolutely unable to take these pills in any amount. I had developed a bad case of gastroenteritis and had extreme stomach pain and cramps after just a couple weeks taking 1600 mg/day. I am now looking for a new EGCG high concentrate pill supplement to take and I ran into your company using a Google search and have ordered 3 bottles."

I have many customer reports regarding the benefits of our EGCG MAX product. If you need a true pharmaceutical grade EGCG, this product is for you. Some people cannot afford to risk cheap grocery store "green tea pills" and for them we have the solution.

Happy Weekend!
Pete

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Methuselah Mouse Prize fund passes $4 million milestone

I give back to the community by supporting several great organizations. MPrize is one of those and it's prize fund just reached another milestone- $4,000,000. Perhaps you will make a contribution too? Just click the link on the right side of this page.

From the latest press release:
"Monday, December 11, 2006
For immediate release

The $4 Million Mom

Methuselah Mouse Prize fund passes $4 million milestone
Lorton, Virginia - With her generous ongoing commitment, Shannon Vyff joins "The 300", the Methuselah Foundation's select group of supporters, who have pledged to fund the Methuselah Mouse Prize - the Mprize. The Mprize is a primary undertaking of the Methuselah Foundation and is being offered to the scientific research team that reverses aging in middle-aged experimental mice, allowing them to live the equivalent of an additional healthy lifespan

What makes Shannon's contribution even more remarkable is that it follows the extraordinary fund-raising efforts of her daughter Avianna. Encouraged by Shannon, eight year old Avianna went door-to-door and set up a display at her church to collect over $3,000 for the Mprize. Shannon said, "I wanted to set a good example for my children. I do a lot of volunteering through our church and in our community. I want my kids to know that I'm also trying to help them and their children and grandchildren live longer and healthier lives. This is about families - we're pulling together as a family to support the Mprize because the suffering and death from aging affects all of us - children, grandchildren. There's a myth that somehow it's OK for old people to get sick and die because they're 'tired of living'. Ask an elderly person who is trying to escape a burning building, or who chooses to purchase a safe vehicle whether she feels she's lived long enough and is ready to die! I hope m!
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people will donate to the Mprize, because we need to end aging now for real people and real families - not just in science fiction stories."

Developing interventions which work in mice is a critical precursor to the development of human anti-aging techniques, for once it is demonstrated that aging in mice can be effectively delayed or reversed, popular attitudes which view aging as inevitable will no longer be tenable. When aging in mice is shown to be treatable, the funding necessary for a full-scale assault on the human aging process will begin to flow. The Mprize will act as a proof of concept, and demonstrate that age-related debilities and diseases are no longer inescapable, for both current and future generations.

David Gobel, CEO of the Methuselah Foundation said, "The Mprize is a bold endeavor, and a marvelous legacy to our descendants. While there is no guarantee that The 300 will be fortunate enough to enjoy the anti-aging innovations that will occur this century, it is a testament to their altruism that they are prepared to make this gesture of optimism and hope for those who follow us. From a modest beginning in 2003 the Mprize fund has grown and continues to do so at an accelerating rate, as the notion of improving healthy human longevity continues to progressively make inroads into the public consciousness".
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About the Methuselah Foundation
The Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development of foreseeable, science-based therapies to combat aging. Its main activities are the Methuselah Mouse Prize, which is being offered to the scientific research teams that significantly extend the lifespan of middle-aged laboratory mice, and the funding of focused SENS antiaging research. Further details of the Methuselah Foundation can be found at: www.methuselahfoundation.org

Shannon Vyff's science fiction novel "21st Century Kids" will be released by Warren Publishing in March 2007."

Pete

Friday, December 08, 2006

Legislative Emergency?

Some of you received an email from Life Extension Foundation as follows:

"Legislative Emergency!

It is very important for you to make phone calls to the following key Congressmen right away between Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8. What's happening is that the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act (the AER bill), which threatens your access to dietary supplements, was passed in the U.S. Senate at 9 pm Wednesday, December 6. Now we must take immediate action to stop the companion bill (HR 6168) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

So, please call: 202-225-XXXX (U.S. Capital Switchboard, which is always open) and ask for:

1. Dennis Hastert

2. John Boehner- (tell him not to allow it to be put on the calendar- he opposes the bill, but now there's going to be huge pressure on him to let it be voted on.)

3. Joe Barton"

The only problem is that our friends at LEF emailed this in error. Upon my call to Dennis Hasterts office this morning I was advised this bill is not, and will not come before the house. Apparantly LEF had a bit of a (well-intentioned) SNAFU.

So don't call Washington :-)




Sunday, December 03, 2006

Currency Exchange Rates - US Dollar (huh? Why should you care?)

Perhaps you have heard in the news a commentator discussing the US dollar and it's "value" vs other currencies. That the dollar has "hit a low". All gibberish eh? Who cares about this stuff?

Wrong.

Roughly stated a currencies value is a reflection of it's outlook and (relative) economic strength vs another countries currency (Chinese Renminbi/Yuan, Canadian Dollar, the Euro, etc).

If the US Dollar is "weak" it means investors are buying Euros or Yen or Yuan instead, believing those countries to have more positive economic conditions in the future. This cheapens the dollar and boosts the other currencies (the US Dollar has to be sold and the other currency bought; supply/demand, Economics 101)

What this means to you: I had a cost of goods increase effective December 1 from AOR (a Canadian company). One reason for the increase is the US Dollar is much weaker (vs the Canadian Dollar) now than last year.

So, AOR has to collect more US dollars (from me and you) to make the same profit once it is converted to Canadian Dollars (they can't spend US Dollars in Canada!).

As the US Dollar continues to fall (I believe it will), cost of all imported goods will rise.

Especially Chinese goods.

China has a pegged currency exchange rate, meaning unlike nearly all other nations, it does not freely float in value vs other currencies. The Chinese government controls the currency value.

Who cares? Ha! You do sucker, because the Chinese economic miracle has been fueled by cheap exports. An undervalued currency means Chinese products have been dirt cheap to buy (by other countries).

Until now.

The vast majority of imported raw materials comes from...China. Now there are two choices, raise prices to make the same profit, Or quality is sacrificed by either the supplier or distributor.

I will not sacrifice quality. Relentless Improvement is the only business that I know of to conduct, and make available in real-time, 3rd party material analysis. You might buy it for less somewhere else, but what exactly are you buying?

Bottom line, expect higher prices from a lot of businesses in the coming months and years.

Change is the only constant.
Pete

Our Multi-Vitamins Prevent Sickness

Pretty ludicris headline isn't it? And of course it is not true. But a person called me Friday and dragged me across the coals because I have a cold. Yes, I get colds. Yes I use the same supplements sold in our online store.

Furthermore she advised me that because she had never received a flu shot and had never caught the flu, ergo, I should not have had a flu shot either. (It wasn't necessary and immunizations aren't effective)

The reasoning exhibited by my caller was idiotic.

They went on to ask 5 times that I justify my products based on the fact I was sick with a cold.

Lucky for me, these kind of calls are few. The scary part is this person claimed to be a health care professional- chiropractor, and nutritional speaker at various events.

Can thoughtful supplementation along with a healthy lifestyle boost immunity? Sure! Can it prevent sickness? Get real.

Happy Sunday!
Pete

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Geronova Research R-Lipoic and Skin Cream Limited Time Sale

Take advantage of a limited time sale to stock up on the selected Geronova Research products below. You will never see these prices again

R-PLUS®

REJUV SKIN CRÈME (1 oz)

REJUV SKIN CRÈME (4 oz)

GeroNova Research

Thanks for your support.

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R-Lipoic-Acid