Anniversaries always remind us about the passage of time, but this year, I find it truly hard to believe, since as I type this, it has been 34 years since I started my company back in September 1979. Even more difficult to believe is the fact that I have been on TV for more than 20 years. I never expected to be on TV for two seconds let alone two decades. And this October marks 17 years at HSN. Whenever I say how long I have been doing this, Colleen always says, “I must have started as an infant, since I can’t be that old!” Well, I guess I really am “that old,” but I feel great and that’s thanks to everyone who has supported our products and allowed me to do what I love each and every day of my life. I am proud to say that we do more than make the world’s finest vitamins. We are also likely the most environmentally responsible company around, since we do all our work entirely with the solar energy we create. We are also socially responsible donating a bottle of prenatal vitamins for each bottle we sell, which has made us the world’s largest single source of prenatal vitamins for mothers in need. Thirty-four years ago, I dreamt of creating a uniquely responsible vitamin company and again, thanks to you, that dream has lasted 34 years. I hope you allow me to continue for another 34 years!
Okay, sorry about the nostalgia – let’s talk about the exciting Today’s Specials during our 17th Anniversary at HSN!
It is only appropriate that my October Anniversary Month at HSN is now celebrated each year with what I consider to be two of my most important Today’s Specials. Not only are these products two of your favorites with ratings of 4.6 and 4.8 respectively, but these ingredients are considered by medical experts to be among the most important we offer. I am referring to CoQ10 and Vitamin D3.
Coenzyme Q10 200 mgs (Sunday October 6 Today’s Special).
The record-breaking price of last year’s CoQ10 Today’s Special was only possible as a special one-time event. I even stated on-air that I did not see it ever returning. I usually don’t like to be wrong about major things, but in this case, it thrills me to be mistaken, since we will be able to repeat last year’s record-breaking price. My company was likely the first in America to introduce CoQ10 about 30 years ago. In that time, we have been able to take it from being one of the most expensive supplements to now being one of the most affordable. Plus, each of our easy-to-swallow capsules also contains high potency Vitamin C and the B-vitamins necessary, including our unique, protected B12 to ensure you get all of CoQ10’s remarkable energy benefits. Our CoQ10 actually delivers more Vitamin C and B-vitamins than the leading multivitamins! Science has proven that there is no more intelligent manner to give your body what it needs to produce energy and to attack fatigue than with our CoQ10. Not surprisingly, it is also the most important single nutrient to ensure the optimum functioning of our key organs, since it is the ability of those organs to produce the energy they require that determines how well they can function. In short, whether it is your heart, brain, liver, kidneys or just your body in general, there is no more scientifically established insurance than CoQ10 to allow your vital organs and key systems to function at their best as we age and in the face of daily stress. Also, just as with Vitamin D3 below, I view CoQ10 as one of the most vital foundational molecules in any science-based anti-aging regimen.
Vitamin D3 (Sunday October 13 Today’s Special).
For over 30 years, I have emphasized the importance of Vitamin D3 for a long, healthy life and it seems that the medical community has finally gotten around to reading all the research and as a result, Vitamin D3 has become the most doctor-recommended vitamin. Best of all, it is also the most affordable vitamin. Now that’s truly a win-win…the most affordable and the most beneficial! This year’s Today’s Special truly redefines affordable, since we’re talking about only pennies per capsule – whether you choose the 1250 IU or 2500 IU. Our Vitamin D3 is not just the most affordable, but comes in small easy-to-swallow capsules that will not upset even the most sensitive stomach. Sadly, without a Vitamin D3 supplement most Americans are suffering from low levels of Vitamin D3 that can threaten their long-term health. Given the flood of research, experts and even our government refer to low Vitamin D levels as a major public health epidemic. This makes no sense given how affordable Vitamin D is and how easily you can test your levels. Just like blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol, everyone should know their Vitamin D levels and it is as simple as a blood test at the doctor’s office. The proper test is the 25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D (not the 1,25-Hydroxy-Vitamin D) test and healthy results are above 50 ng/ml (nanograms per mililiter). Some results are measured as nmol/l (nanomoles per liter) and those units mean a healthy level is above 125 nmol/l. (You can convert nmol/l to ng/ml by dividing by 2.5.) I view healthy levels as those above 50 ng/ml and personally, I seek to keep my own levels between 60 and 80 ng/ml. For most of us, ideal levels will require us to supplement 2500 IU to 5,000 IU daily, but higher body fat levels require we supplement more, since Vitamin D is sequestered (trapped) in body fat. Again, just ask your doctor about a Vitamin D test and how to achieve your healthiest Vitamin D levels.
Variety Shows on Saturday Morning.
Last July we added a couple of Variety Shows that contained a very fast paced and diverse array of products – many of which never get any exposure on TV. Truth be told, my mom was disappointed that there were no song and dance numbers in my Variety Show, but she enjoyed them nonetheless. 🙂 I believe we covered almost two dozen products in each of those two hour shows, which made the shows fun and exciting to do and I am pleased to hear that they were also interesting and enjoyable to watch. As a result, we will return with a couple of variety shows in October; however, instead of doing them on Friday evening, we thought we’d add a little “variety” and we will do them at 11 AM Eastern Time on Saturday October 5th and noon Eastern Time on Saturday the 12th. I hope we will be able to post these shows at HSN.com until at least October 13th, so if you miss them on TV, you will be able to watch them on-line and learn about some of my less frequently seen products and also take advantage of the extra special savings on all the products featured.
Get Our New Cookbook Free!
It seems every January, we all complain about what we ate throughout the holidays and why we weigh what we do in January. Muriel and I thought we would do something about it, so we created our Happy Healthy Holidays Cookbook. I think it is our very best cookbook and we hope it will transform your holidays. Best of all, it will be FREE with any single-item purchase of a product priced at $49.90 or higher. Although FREE, it is a real cookbook, so I am sorry, but there can only be one free copy per household. Everyone who has seen it thus far has loved it. There are some a
mazing recipes like Muriel’s new take on a Caesar’s Salad using Kale. She calls it her “Kaesar Salad” and even though I was never a big fan of Kale, I love it! It is amazing! There are even a few delicious desserts like her Black and White Cake and more. I know you will enjoy this wonderful cookbook and our sincere hope is that it makes your holidays and the rest of the year even healthier.
It is going to be a big celebration, so of course, there will be Free Shipping on ALL my products, as well as Extra Special Anniversary Pricing.
Sorry for the long article…see you next weekend.
Best of Health.