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Each 60-minute online course is designed especially for NOW Retailers and staff offering a quick and unique opportunity to learn about current health issues and the various nutrients that relate to and support health issues such as cognitive health, digestion, joint support and more. Courses consist of online video lessons with a downloadable written transcript and one final exam. A completion certificate* from NOW University is also awarded to each participant for the successful completion of each course.
Sample the newest lecture posted for NOW Retailers by clicking the video on the left to hear an introduction to: The Pathways of Vitamin C Absorption presented by Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA. To hear the full lecture, you must REGISTER for Retailer Course #NURET-009.
ENROLLMENT: Retailer courses are open to NOW retailers and staff only.
FEE: None. All NOW University courses are FREE.
RETAILER COURSE REGISTRATION:
Students are required to pass one online final exam to receive a course completion certificate. Quizzes are
OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE:
Upon successful completion of each NOW Retailer Course, the student will have the ability to print a Certificate of Completion* for each course successfully completed at NOW University.
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NURET-001: Cognitive Health & Neurotransmission - It is remarkable to think that everything we have accomplished as humans can be attributed to a jelly-like glob of protein, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and water. But make no mistake; this dense, spongy organ that sits securely atop our heads is, hands-down, the most complex biological structure known to mankind.
The information presented in this course will not only boost your knowledge of cognitive support supplements but will also provide you with an in-depth background on what the brain needs to function properly. Students will have the option to learn about the anatomy of the brain, or begin the course with the section on "Understanding Neurotransmitters". Students will also learn about the common causes of neurotransmitter deficiency and how these deficiencies affect cognitive health.
NURET-002: Digestive Health - One of the most common misconceptions about digestion is that nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach. While it’s true that some nutrients are capable of making it past the delicate mucosal lining of the stomach, digestion is an incredibly complex process that requires the involvement of many different areas of the body, but it is the small intestine which is ultimately responsible for absorbing nutrients from the foods, beverages, and supplements we consume.
In this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the process of digestion; from the first bite of food to the breakdown of food to the absorption of the food nutrients by the body. This course will also focus on the three fundamental categories of digestive support - dietary fiber, protiotics and enzymes.
NURET-003: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) - This course is temporarily unavailable. Please check back later. In this course, students will be introduced to the History of CoQ10 and learn how CoQ10 functions in the body. Students will also discover the vast benefits of CoQ10, including cardiovascular health, periodontal disease, aging and blood sugar support.
NURET-004: Joint and Bone Health, Structural Support - In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control reported that over 30% of adults in the United States had experienced, sought treatment for, or were living with some form of compromised joint health. In many cases the damage and discomfort endured is the result of normal age-related wear and tear of joint structures – a great deal of which could be prevented, if not minimized at the very least.
This course begins by introducing the student to some interesting theories as to why joint problems affect more people today than any other population in history. The course continues with a look at the fundamentals of joint structures and their functions and how diet, lifestyle and normal aging affect joint health. An extensive look at some of the most popular joint support compounds, such as glucosamine and chondroitin will help the student understand the differences between glucosamine hydrochloride, glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Students will also be introduced to the most important nutrients and essential compounds needed for optimal joint and cartilage function.
NURET-005: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy - Essential oils are compounds made up of aromatic molecules that make up the building blocks of an aroma. The chemical behavior and arrangement of each atom within an oil can determine the outcome of its chemical behavior or scent. Scents have an effect on our mind and body; they can evoke memories, stimulate feelings and arouse the senses. Various essential oils have the ability to relax the nervous system, stimulate circulation, and create a balance betweem the body and the mind.
This course begins with a definition of essential oils and aromatherapy and then introduces the student to how essential oils have been used throughout history. The course continues with a look at the different functional groups that make up essential oils and a more comprehensive look at the various extraction methods used to obtain the oil from plant to bottle. When used properly, there are many uses for essential oils; several of these uses will be presented with instruction for proper ratios when blending essential oils. The course concludes with safety recommendations that should be followed when using essential oils for the safest practices possible.
NURET-006: Nutrition and Aging - As is well-known, our needs for nutrients change as we age from infant to elder.
This course is designed to help you understand the major age brackets and how they relate to increased or decreased needs for specific vitamins and minerals. Additional nutrients that may help us to age gracefully and healthfully will also be discussed. This short course consists of reading the course transcript and taking the final exam. There are no individual lessons associated with this course. Please keep in mind while taking this course, that other than the infant section, all age ranges are approximations and may vary by individual factors.
NURET-007: Vitamin C - Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbate or ascorbic acid, is universally regarded as one today’s most popular and frequently-consumed nutrient compounds. The human body relies on a constant supply of vitamin C to facilitate the billions of cellular functions that take place inside the human body every second. At the most basic level, vitamin C functions as one of the body’s primary defenses against oxidation and free radicals. It is also essential in the formation of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage; and moreover involved in virtually every metabolic reaction that occurs within the body. Vitamin C plays a central role in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and energy, and is considered a key element in the aging process. Together, these important functions make vitamin C one of the body’s most versatile and fundamental nutrients.
This course explores the history, the benefits, and the most popular sources of Vitamin C - a nutrient that has stood the test of time in an industry that certainly has no shortage of other options!
NURET-008: The Science Behind the Benefits of Carnipure™ - The role of L-Carnitine is to shuttle long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria to produce energy. But how does this relate to exercise recovery, weight management and cardiovascular health? Find out in this series of lectures presented by Kevin Owen, PhD and Marcia Zimmerman, CN. Students will be introduced to the research conducted on the trademarked ingredient Carnipure™ L-Carnitine that supports these findings. Enjoy the lectures, take the tests and earn your NOW Univeristy Completion Certificate.
NURET-009: Pathways of Vitamin C Absorption - Forget everything you thought you knew about Vitamin C. It's time to re-think this essential nutrient in light of 21st Century science.
In this 60-minute lecture for NOW Retailers presented by Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA, students will discover which substances such as other antioxidants and metabolites support vitamin C performance and which factors either block or enhance ascorbate absorption, transport and use. Learn why people with blood sugar abnormalities may need more vitamin C or how people with digestive problems can take advantage of alternate pathways of vitamin C absorption.
NURET-010: NUTRITIONAL OILS - Course Opens January 14th, 2013. It has been well established in the scientific community that certain oils are “essential.” Other oils are considered “non-essential” but are also important in regulating metabolism. Which oils are we talking about and how do we balance them to achieve optimum nutrition and health? What clues might we get from the dietary practices of our ancestors that shaped our human genome? How might similar dietary measures protect us against chronic diseases that plague modern society, while most were unknown to our anscestors? You'll find the answers to questions like these in this course written especially for NOW Retailers by Marcia Zimmerman, CN.
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