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AdvoCare, direct sales nutrition company, sparks student action

Published: Monday, April 16, 2012

Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012 14:04


In a financially instable, mentally draining and often-chaotic college environment, several students have found a way to succeed through AdvoCare.

AdvoCare is a health and wellness company offering energy, weight-loss, nutrition and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.

Thomas Castilaw is a former Red Wolf center lineman for ASU football. Castilaw has used AdvoCare not only to gain muscle for the desired weight for his sport, but he has also used the products to lose weight after completing his football eligibility.

"It is a product that is made with carefulness, made with integrity, honesty and quality. When you are putting good nutrition in your body, your body is going to do what it is meant to," Castilaw said.

AdvoCare is not meant to replace food, but to supplement your diet.

As college students we all fall into the trap of not getting the desired nutrition our bodies need, whether it is from eating in the cafeteria or the late night runs to McDonalds or Taco Bell.

"AdvoCare is meant to supplement and provide those missing pieces that we don’t get from eating the broad range of produce," said Castilaw.

AdvoCare has more than 60 products in five different product categories including: skin care, weight management, energy, balanced nutrition and advanced sports nutrition.

The AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge is one of the more popular packages offered. 

The challenge is a multi pack of products designed to cleanse the body of toxins in the first 10 days. In the days that follow, days 11-24, the challenge is to keep the body as healthy as possible—with the result of losing weight.

Taylor Coughlin a junior biology major and volleyball player from Bloomington, Illinois has completed the 24-day challenge.

 “I had plateaued in my fitness and I really wanted to do something to push my body over the hump. I saw results and will continue to stick with these products,” Coughlin said.

With the demand of focus to get through college lectures and the time devoted to studying, graduate student Seth Laughter of Asheville, N.C. has found AdvoCare to be a blessing.

“Being in grad school I was taking on a heavy load, the product, Spark, helped me focus and the energy boost was unbelievable. Using the post-workout recovery after being out of shape, I wasn’t sore the next day, which is unheard of,” Laughter said.

Laughter is working toward a Masters degree in exercise science and sees himself moving forward with the company as a distributor. “I want to see people well; it kills me to see people fall victim to such a lifestyle when a solution is available to them and within their grasp,” Laughter said.

“The cool thing about Advocare is it is providing solutions; health and wellness and his providing people—college students to work with a company that they can use at their discretionary time,” Castilaw said.


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