Your Mind Is in Your Hands
Each new day presents challenges that, if not met and overcome, may leave you less fit mentally to control your life . . . to achieve your financial goals . . . to set the stage for pursuing your personal happiness.
Now there’s a way to insure against the consequences of falling short of your goals and to offer you more control over your life.
By starting each day with a cool, refreshing glass of delicious BLAST™ (or FastBLAST™, Memory Rules™, TurboBLAST II™, or WOW™), you can embrace a Mental Fitness™ program that can blow away your neural cobwebs and blast away the financial storm clouds that may hold you back.*
Life extension scientists Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw have developed a family of products for their own personal use based on the idea of providing our brains with nutrient raw materials to manufacture neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline, which provides an adrenaline-like charge to neural circuits.*
These BRAIN DRINKS are the core of Durk & Sandy’s personal Mental Fitness program. Each formulation contains the essential amino acid phenylalanine and the necessary enzyme cofactors vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and folic acid, along with natural flavors.
With these BRAIN DRINKS as your daily allies, you can take charge of your life. So have a glass . . . Your mind is in your hands.
This formulation is also available in the convenient form of BLAST Caps™.
Caution: Do not consume more than 2.6 grams of supplemental phenylalanine per day.
Keep away from dogs. The xylitol in this product is harmful if ingested by dogs.
Not for use by children or by pregnant or lactating women, persons with the genetic metabolic disorder PKU, psychosis, persons taking prescription MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor drugs, pigmented malignant melanoma cancer patients, those with Wilson’s disease, or those who have a violent temper. Not for use by anyone sensitive to any of the ingredients.
Excessive consumption of L-phenylalanine or caffeine may cause insomnia, especially when taken in the late afternoon or evening. If insomnia occurs, reducing the amount consumed by 1/2 will usually correct the problem. If insomnia is a problem, we suggest drinking BLAST only once per day for the first week, right after you arise in the morning. During the second week and thereafter, drink it twice per day, upon arising and an hour before lunch.
Suggested Use: For adults only. Place one level tablespoon of mix in 4 to 8 ounces of cold water or fruit juice. Stir briskly and drink. Serve over ice for best flavor. Consume as desired 1 to 4 times per day. For best results drink immediately after awakening, on an empty stomach or about one hour before a meal or usual snack time.
Those little energy drink cartons work great, but they’re so expensive! And I remembered that I could get the same ingredients in the Blast powder for the cost of like 10 of those little things! I’m going to bring some of your energy drink mix to the gym with me and share it with the trainers. The Blast has worked great for me.
By Chrisann Hanson
Oh the energy is absolutely wonderful. I know my body is getting what it needs because the energy I feel is absolutely phenomenal. I don’t want to be without it!
I've been using your BLAST since February.
I don't drink coffee and your BLAST drink mix gets me up and moving in the morning to start my day. It also gets me through the middle of the day slump and keeps me energized.
Blast is wonderful...without a doubt! It's a regular part of my day and my performances.
I like the Blast because I think it gives me just what I need. I work 8 hours a day, sometimes more, with kids at school, and I just have to have the Blast in the morning. I don’t get as tired during the day when I drink it – it just works for me. I think I’m getting everything from it!
Mill Valley, CA.
Blast helps me in the morning. I used to drink energy drinks, but this is healthier and does the same job.
San Anselmo, CA. USA
In November 2006, I started Durk & Sandy’s 21st Century Healthy Weight Program with the Glycemic Control barley and resistant starch products, ShapeShifter Teas, and the MealMate supplement. I then added, when they became available, LifeByChocolate, No Crumb Left Behind, and Cocoa ’n Nuts & Spices Cookies. I have not been the same.
As I’ve written to Life Enhancement before, I exercise most weekdays—aerobics for 30 minutes, if nothing else, but usually some weight training and stretching for up to another 1/2 hour. Confounding to me, although I had done this for 13 years, is that even a well controlled diet combined with a superior exercise program didn’t really work to maintain my weight. Although faring somewhat better than most of my nonexercising but diet-conscious friends, the sorry truth is that during those 13 years, I had added 25 lbs of weight (mostly fat). Was weight gain an inevitable part of the aging process, I asked?
I can now report, topping any previous spurious losses, that I am back to where I was 13 years ago, having lost about 25 pounds. And although I reached my low point about 5 months ago, the most amazing thing is that I have not regained any weight! This is unlike anything any diet has ever done for me.
My typical day is pretty much as I’ve reported before. I start with a quickly cooked (2 minutes) bowl of Glycemic Control Quick Flakes, microwaved with some milk, and then topped with Functional Gourmet MCT Oil and Butter Buds, along with blue or black berries. On my drive to work, I sip a cup of ShapeShifter Teas. Then with my lunch, I drink a cup of a low-glycemic-index juice or water into which I’ve stirred 2 tablespoons of Glycemic Control Flour. Later, in mid-afternoon I drink another cup of ShapeShifter Teas. On those days when I have had a third cup, I dip below my plateau. But unfortunately, I am rarely able to fit the third cup in, even if I use the dregs from my second cup, which have less caffeine.
I believe this is because I start my day with a combo of Memory Upgrade (containing high amounts of choline) and BLAST (containing substantial phenylalanine with some caffeine), which really gets me going, but shifts me into a high adrenergic gear, so that I am sensitive to additional caffeine or any other methylxanthine stimulant. Among the productive positive results is imperviousness to napping. Here I add hours to my day.
With dinner, I usually consume Glycemic Control Nuggets, microwaved for about 8–10 minutes in a vegetable broth, and occasionally blended with wild rice. With each meal, I also take 2 capsules of the MealMate formulation, as well as 2 more at bedtime. Although the number of recommended servings of ShapeShifter Teas is 3 cups per day, I have rarely consumed more than 2 per day. How much more progress I might make with a third cup is something to contemplate.
For a snack—so important to my other needs—I eat a small dish of Glycemic Control LifeByChocolate, or a portion of No Crumb Left Behind, or several Cocoa ’n Nuts & Spices Cookies. Yummy! One thing more: my workouts have been a lot easier, and I actually look forward to exercising. That’s thrilling!
I add BLAST drink mix to my smoothie every morning. All the ingredients are low-fat, like bananas and other fresh fruit. It gives me a lot of energy and is a good way to jump-start the day.
I have three kids and can't live without my BLAST!
E. Providence, RI.
I have been using BLAST for years as my “waker-upper.” It gets me going and feeling positive. I also sometimes take BLAST at about 4:00 p.m., if I've reached the wall and have to keep going.
Great stuff. It doesn't make me feel nervous and sharpens my thinking.