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Calli Tea Fan.. Dan Baglione

Testimonial: This is a bit long. Feel free to edit/shorten it. I have a website at
I started running shortly before turning 47 (in 1977). I am now 81. While my aging knees limit the amount of actual running I do, I still walk, jog, and even run a little on local trails and roads. I am currently averaging 33 miles/week doing 10 to 13 miles at a time 3 days/week. Several years ago, I met and began running with a local lady who introduced me to Calli tea (Regular). She was my source; but she and her husband subsequently moved to Montana, and I stopped using Calli. I have been a drinker of cold, sweet tea for more than 55 years, 365 days a year. In my early days of running, there were no special sports drinks or even running shoes. Sweet tea was one of my sport drinks at that time (also uncarbonated coca cola). I later learned that many other runners also used sweet tea in those years. Eleven months after I started running, I did my first marathon. It was a very hot day. My wife met me at the 20 mile mark with cold water and cold sweet tea. I drank about 1 quart of each before continuing on to the finish.
In 1979, after having completed a few more marathons, I did my first ultramarathon (any distance beyond 26.2 miles). It was a 50K (31 miles). The following year I did a 40 mile run (Moon to Noon) from Palos Verdes, CA to the Santa Monica pier.In the ensuing years I have started more than 100 ultramarathons. I have finished four 100 mile trail runs, many 50 mile runs, two 6-day races, and two 7-day races. I finished the Ironman Triathlon in February, 1982. Ran around Lake Tahoe (72 miles) in September of that year. In 1987, I hiked to 18,000 ft in Nepal for a great view of Everest, Then, two days later, I started the first Everest Marathon at 17,000 ft finishing at 11,300 ft. In February 2000, at age 69, I hiked with a full pack (~45 lbs) to just over 20,000 ft on Aconcagua in Argentina. I have been physically active most of my life. I am very grateful to my parents for the genes they gave me.
About two weeks ago, my wife discovered a box of the Calli tea which has been lurking unknown for at least 7 years. I made a little less than a quart of it, sweetened with much sugar, and put it in the refrigerator to get cold. I then did a strenuous 10 miles on a hilly trail. When I returned from that outing, the first thing I did was drink some of that tea. I had forgotten how much I liked the taste, and I became aware of how refreshing it was to my tired body. Over the next few hours, I consumed all of the tea and learned that not only did it taste very good, but also, my recovery from the effort of the day was much quicker than in the past. I have since made it a point to make a quart of the Calli tea before each long outing. I have compared the effect with that obtained drinking ordinary tea (black tea) as in the past. While I still enjoy toe ordinary sweet tea, it does not provide the recovery effect of the Calli tea. I shall continue to drink ordinary sweet tea on a daily basis, but I shall have Calli tea waiting for me on those days that I walk/jog several miles.

Tricia, Love of my life since 1952!

NuPlus tested for GMO plants- Results were O!

Sunrider has told us that their whole foods are the BEST.

So when my 17 year old son was requested to test a food to see if it was genetically modified (GMO) he asked me if we could test Sunrider.

I jumped at the opportunity to prove how great Sunrider is.

His H.S. science teacher warned Nick that our mass produced Sunrider Nuplus would most likely be a GMO product. She had never seen a massed produced food product not be a GMO.  But she was wrong.

The DNA proved that each and every plant found in the NuPlus (@ 40) was not a GMO food.

Sunrider is simply the best and I thank Dr. Chen and Sunrider for producing this helpful product for us as well as so many others.

Thank you, Nick, for doing this test for us.

Christine Marek/ p. 480.688. 8147.

Juice Plus and Sunrider.. what’s the difference told by Laura

Laura Smitherman, 11.30.11-

About 18 years ago or so I used to sell Juice Plus.  I had learned both the vegetable and the fruit capsules contained live enzymes.
When I tried to explain this to my mother she didn’t believe the enzymes could still be alive.
The reason I became interested in Juice Plus was that I survived Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and was looking for a better diet.  None of the doctors at the time of my illness even thought about vitamins and nutrition as being beneficial for healing and health.  I feel this product was one of the leaders in the phytonutrient awakening. Little did I know that Sunrider was already being produced in the United States at that time.  Dr. Tei Fu Chen and Dean Black started Sunrider in 1982.
Sunrider is based on the philosophy of regeneration – nourish, balance and cleanse.  When NBC (nourish, balance and cleanse) are performed the human body tends toward health.
The time I ingested Juice Plus I never really noticed any specific changes in my health other than realizing I was partaking of a product that was beneficial to my health.
I stopped taking Juice Plus long ago.  About two years ago I suffered an extreme allergic reaction that left me with swollen ankles, feet, wrists and hands.  I saw a REIKI master who told me to start eating organic foods.  In a local newspaper Christine Marek was advertising her health lectures at the local library.  She introduced the people who attended this lecture to Sunrider products.
She gave me some samples (which unfortunately I left on the counter and my dog ate most of them, but he didn’t suffer any bad reactions – just the wrappers in his poop!)  I got more samples and noticed right away I could feel things in my kidneys.
I used to suffer from headaches and indigestion but once I started to eat and drink the Sunrider products it occurred to me that I no longer had the headaches and wasn’t taking Maalox or Pepto Bismal for indigestion.  My digestive system started working like it was supposed to (eat and poop, eat and poop!)  My skin and hair are more clear and shiny and my nails are strong and grow longer in a shorter amount of time.
One of the most amazing things I learned about the Sunrider products is that they are processed to maintain the live enzymes.  You may wonder how that can be, but Dr. Chen created a process that dries the herbs, seeds and fruits so the enzymes in them go dormant until they are reconstituted with a liquid.
Nu Plus and Vitashake are great examples of the enzymes reawakening.  When you mix the product with a liquid you need to drink it right away.  If you leave it to sit it becomes thick because of the enzymes are awakening and then you end up having to eat it with a spoon!
Juice Plus doesn’t have this capability.
I read a book written by Dr. Edward Howell called “Enzyme Nutrition” the food enzyme concept.  From this book I learned our bodies don’t function without enzymes!  Digestive and Metabolic enzymes are what makes our bodies run.
In the end Sunrider is superior to anything else, even Juice Plus.
Please call me with any questions.
Laura  602-380-8492.


My name is Ona Cavassa and I have recently joined the Marek Sunrider team as an IBO.  I am really excited about this opportunity to tell everyone about the special alkaline beverages and foods that are part of an important “Nourish, Cleanse and Balance” lifestyle and the Vitalite program that provides weight loss, regeneration and optimal health advantages.

I am a true believer that everyone can achieve great health by consuming healthy foods such as Sunrider that will “Nourish, Cleanse and Balance” the system along with at least 30 minutes a day of exercise.

Should you have any questions or would like information about the Sunrider products please don’t hesitate to contact me.



Ona Cavassa – Sunrider IBO & Great Health Enthusiast

Direct Line:  602-920-2756