Green Coffee Bean for Weight loss– Just Hype?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere seems to be a lot of “buzz” about the green coffee bean lately and its amazing effects on weight loss.  First lets answer: What is a green coffee bean?


A Green coffee bean is one that has not been roasted.  It contains high levels of chlorogenic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant that researchers believe may promote weight loss by reducing the absorption of fat and glucose (sugar) in the gastrointestinal tract.


Sunrider’s new weight loss product, SunTrim Plus not only has Green coffee bean, but also… Cocoa bean, Polygonum, Green tea, and Garcinia mangosteen.


Cocoa bean contains antioxidants, including polyphenols, catechins, and epicatechins. Cacao, the source of cocoa beans, is a natural appetite suppressant and may help reduce food cravings.

Polygonum contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown in studies to provide a multitude of health benefits such as weight loss, free-radical protection, anti-aging support, and cardiovascular support.

Green tea contains tea catechins, naturally occurring polyphenols (powerful antioxidants). Tea catechins may support both lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and on triglycerides and cholesterol within the normal levels.

Garcinia mangosteen is a source of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which may suppress appetite and support a healthy metabolism.  Garcinia has been used safely for centuries in Southeast Asia to make meals more filling.


What Else is Special about Sunrider’s SunTrim Plus?

• NO Fillers!
• NO Stimulants!
• NO Harmful ingredients!
• NO laxatives!
• NO hormones!



Works immediately! You’ll start to feel full soon after you begin eating.
• Helps you control your portion sizes.
Concentrated herbal formula, which allows you to feel a difference.
Owner expertise for safety and effectiveness.
Researched, Developed, and Manufactured in Los Angeles, CA.


So, to answer the question: Is the Green Coffee Bean just hype?   The answer is No.  Although results vary from person to person, research and personal testimonies show its effectiveness for weight loss.


* Keep in mind:  Dr. Tei-fu Chen is a Master Herbalist and Pharmacist.  His wife, Oi-lin Chen is a Medical Doctor.  This means their expertise and knowledge sets SunTrim Plus and every other health product they manufacture to the highest standards.

After Pregnancy with Sunrider

My baby girl, Keira is 51/2 months here and although I am not sleeping quite as much as I’d like, Sunrider has made it easier for me to get through my daily tasks.  I still feel alert, focused and sustained throughout the day.

I am currently taking: 4 Nuplus Original, 3-4 Quinary packets, 1 Beauty pearl, 4 packets of peach Fortune Delight, 2 Evergreen, and 2 Calli tea bags with Sunectar sweetener.

Even though I’m not carrying a baby anymore, I haven’t decreased my Sunrider foods to the amount I started with before pregnancy.  Here’s why…

1.) Lack of sleep from waking up to feed Keira.  The body requires 8 hours of sleep in order to renew and rejuvenate itself. Sleep loss means more free radicals that break down the body.  Quality nutrition helps repair the body, and although extra nutrition doesn’t replace sleep, it sure makes a difference when you can’t make that sleep up!

2.) Breast-feeding:  A nursing mother requires more nutrients.  A woman’s body is taking on “extra work” to produce milk for her baby.  Also, by consuming enough high-quality nutrition, benefits are passed onto your little one!



Sunrider Foods and My Pregnancy

Hi Ladies! I want to share with you my pregnancy story and the enormous help that the Sunrider foods can be for you and your baby during and after your pregnancy.

I had been doing Sunrider for one year when I got pregnant.  My health issues were a real challenge for six years prior to starting SunriderI was lucky to have one year of “Regeneration” (repairing and healing) in my body from Sunrider before getting pregnant, which I believe really helped prepare my body for the demanding task of carrying a baby.

At the time I found out I was pregnant, I was taking 3 Nuplus, 3 packets of Quinary, 2 Calli tea bags daily, along with Sunrider’s Sunectar sweetener, and 1-3 Beauty pearl a day. This amount of Sunrider is what I felt I needed for energy, stamina, and balance.  But of course, everyone’s body is at a different health state, so your body may be okay with less or may require more.

The first month of pregnancy was great, but the second month I felt nausea and upset stomach off and on.  I never threw up and only missed a few hours of work (instructing my fitness classes).  After the second month I felt pretty good.  I noticed feeling low on energy, so I increased my Nuplus intake to 4 packets a day.

As my pregnancy progressed, I could feel the demands placed on my body from my growing baby, so I decided to increase my nuplus to 6 packets a day: 2 before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  In addition to the 3 packets of Quinary, I also added 3 packets of Alpha 20C, which supports the immune system.  (The 5 herbal formulas in Quinary include: Alpha 20C, Prime Again, Lifestream, Assimilaid, and Conco.) Sometimes I would take as much as 6 Beauty Pearl when I was having really emotional days.  I also took 4 vials of Evergreen and 4-6 packets of Peach Fortune Delight, which is great for the blood and supporting iron levels–I always had a problem with anemia, so this prevented my iron from dropping into dangerous levels.

* You may have been warned by your doctor about needing a blood transfusion if your iron drops too low.

I did NOT take Pre-natal vitamins. I know that vitamins are not what the body prefers to function optimally and to heal itself.  Had I not known about Sunrider, I would have taken pre-natal vitamins. As long as I ate plenty of the Sunrider foods, I knew there was no need for isolated vitamins and minerals.  After all, I could actually feel the positive changes in my body from taking Sunrider.

Vitamins, minerals, & other isolated supplements on the other hand NEVER improved my health.  It was one of those things that I was afraid to stop taking my vitamins even though they didn’t help my condition.  I, like many other health conscious people felt like various supplements were something I HAD TO DO if my health was important to me.  Perhaps we believe this because we hear about it frequently in many health and fitness magazines and by different  professionals in the wellness industry. (e.g. Personal trainers, health practitioners, etc.)

I can’t express enough how much these Sunrider foods helped me through my pregnancy!!

I had energy which is probably one of the biggest complaints from mothers.

• I was able to continue with my cardiovascular and strength training exercises–I just lowered my resistance and intensity.

• I had NO problem with edema.

• The only swelling I had was in my feet towards the last month.

I had NO cravings for junk, which was really helpful for me in staying at a healthy weight.

So even though my pregnancy was not 100% perfect, it really wasn’t a dreadful thing like I had imagined before finding Sunrider.

Sunbreeze oil and its many uses!

Sun breeze essential oil was one of Sunrider’s first products, which Dr. Chen made in the basement of his father’s home.  Sun breeze does not irritate the skin like Biofreeze, IcyHot and Bengay do. Rather it contains completely natural oils that aid in quicker recovery.

Ingredients: menthol, cassia oil, mint extract, eucalyptus oil, & camphor.

Sun breeze is most used for the purpose of relieving sore muscles, aching joints, and tension.  Like all of Sunrider’s products, a little goes a long way!

Sun breeze oil also works great for cuts, insect bites, bee stings, sunburns or burns from other heat sources such as the stove or boiling water.  If Sun breeze is applied right away, healing time is much faster.

It can also be used on tooth aches, warts, or moles.  For a tooth ache, apply a small drop of oil on the affected area.  Many have claimed that applying 1/2 an inch of the balm on a wart or mole, with a tight bandage, have eliminated it after 3-4 days.  People have also used Sun breeze on bruises to clear up faster.

People with sinus congestion have used Sun breeze by applying it on either side of the nose, on the temples and forehead.  *Use sparingly as to not bother the eyes.

1-2 drops of the oil has also been used in the ear for infections, water-logging, and wax-buildup.

When giving Sun breeze to children, use less.


** This information is not intended to diagnose, prescribe, or imply treatment.  If you have a medical condition, consult a physician.

Can I Give Sunrider to My Pet??


I’ve heard many success stories about very sick pets.  Fellow “Sunriders” have saved thousands of dollars in vet bills by feeding their pets (dog, cat, horse, etc.) the basic Sunrider Foundation foods: NUPLUS, QUINARY, & CALLI tea.

I’ve fed my German Shepherd, Brody the basic foods on two different occasions when he hurt his front paw.  He  recovered 100% in a very short time.

If you would like to hear specific examples, please email me!

You Need to View Sunrider with Fresh Eyes

I can’t stress enough why Sunrider must be viewed with Fresh Eyes. There are sooo many health products out there, and trust me, I know it is Overwhelming.   But…I’m going to be completely straight forward and honest when I say that Sunrider is “Simply the Best!”  If you have never met me before, you will just have to trust me and see what I mean.

Below are 6 Reasons Why Sunrider is unlike any Health Product in the WORLD!

1.) Owner Expertise~ Dr. Chen has a working knowledge of 1,000 different whole food herbs.  He is a Master Herbalist and Pharmacist.  He and his wife, Oi-Lin (Medical Doctor) started the company 30 years ago.

2.) Manufacturing~ Dr. Tei-fu and Oi-Lin Chen manufacture the products themselves, which is EXTREMELY RARE to find.  This means that they can ensure the Highest Quality that they desire.  Nowadays, you don’t need to know anything about vitamins/nutrition to put your name on something.  All you have to do is tell an outside manufacturor what kind of supplement you want and they make it (of course using the cheapest methods to manufacture it).  This is just ridiculous to me!

3.) Concentration~ To make 1 pound of Nuplus, you need 8-10 of raw materials…WOW!

4.) Whole Foods, NOT Chemicals/Isolates~ Individually sold vitamin/mineral supplements are Useless to Your body, because they are “dead” chemicals.

5.) Food Herbs, NOT Medicinal Herbs~ Whole Food Herbs WORK WITH THE BODY so that the body does its “Work” Much more efficiently.  Medicinals, on the other hand interfere with the way your body functions.  They are NOT meant to help your body “Correct” the problems.  You cannot find Whole food products containing whole food herbs in health food stores.  Examples of Medicinal herbs that you will find in Health food stores: valerian, black cohosh, red clover, st. john’s wort, white willow bark.  * Medicinal herbs are meant only for treating symptoms & for short term use.  Taking medicinals over a long period of time can cause harmful effects. I think many people are Not aware of this.

6.) REGENERATION~ The Sunrider foods help the body do what it is designed to do:  Regenerate & Heal itself! And it does an INCREDIBLE Job at doing that!