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5 Essential Immune Health Tips

September 4, 2019 10:18 am Published by

It’s that time of year again. Summer is fading away, fall is nearly here and your kids are going back to school. It also means you no longer have control of the people they’re next to for most of the day. That’s why you need to do all you can before your child jumps back… Read more

Drinking Cup of Beetroot Juice Daily May Help Support Healthy Blood Pressure Levels

September 4, 2019 10:13 am Published by

Study Highlights from the American Heart Association: Overall blood pressure levels for subjects who drank a cup of beetroot juice daily in the trial improved. Beetroot juice contains dietary nitrate, which may help relax blood vessel walls and improve blood flow. Increasing intake of foods rich in dietary nitrate may be an affordable and attainable… Read more

‘Beet’ Your Rivals Smoothie

September 4, 2019 10:04 am Published by

‘Beet’ Your Rivals Smoothie   Fruits & vegetables with deep red or purple color are often excellent sources of anthocyanins (berries) and betalain (beets). These antioxidants can give our bodies a healthy boost, and also have anti-inflammatory benefits. Beets have also been found to be high in dietary nitrates which our bodies reduce to nitrite for the production of Nitric Oxide…. Read more

What if you had more energy?

September 4, 2019 9:58 am Published by

Salsa dancing. Take piano lessons. Be better to other people. Those are some of the things people said they would do when we asked them a simple question in our latest TV spot – what would you do if you had more energy? The potential for greater energy is already inside of you. Make the… Read more

Why Add Carbohydrate to a Protein Supplement to Increase Muscle Mass?

September 4, 2019 9:49 am Published by

Recent research suggests that eating a sufficient amount of protein will help maintain or even increase muscle development. This has lead to the production and commercialization of a number of protein supplements designed to stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Such products are used to enhance the effects of resistance exercise on muscle mass and strength, recover… Read more

Contemporary Dietary Recommendations and Food Sources of Nitrate and Nitrite

September 4, 2019 9:41 am Published by

A healthy dietary pattern is recommended for health, well-being and the prevention of chronic diseases (1). It features vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, protein foods, and vegetable oils, and is low in saturated fat, added sugars and sodium (1).  The three food-based healthy eating patterns (shown in Table 1) that have been recommended in the 2015-2020… Read more

Studies on Health Benefits of Beet Juice

September 4, 2019 9:35 am Published by

Below is a list of third-party studies and research on the health benefits of beet juice: Beet Juice and Blood Pressure Infographic – https://www.humann.com/science/infographic-superbeets-the-circulation-superfood/ 2015 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4288952/ 2014 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25294299 2012 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22414688 2010 – http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/56/2/274 2008 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2839282/  Beet Juice and Sports Performance 2014 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25202886 2014 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24481133 2014 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23846159 2014 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4008816/ 2012 – https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5971/658fceb41daedc3f27d2a58503bda0d031e3.pdf 2011 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21471821 General Nitric Oxide including… Read more

7 Surprising Reasons You’re Always Tired

September 4, 2019 9:21 am Published by

Chronic sleep deprivation affects approximately 40% of Americans according to the most recent Gallup Poll recorded on sleep habits. That means 40% of people are getting 6 hours or less of sleep a night. You probably already know that drinking caffeine too close to bedtime or how keeping the lights on too late can keep… Read more

Dietary Means of Slowing the Age Related Decline in Muscle Strength and Mass

September 4, 2019 9:18 am Published by

Introduction Strength and muscle mass increases naturally during adolescence and early adulthood. However, around the age of 30, strength begins to decline.  This decline is slow and for all practical purposes undetectable over the first couple of decades.  However, by 50 years of age strength starts to decline at an accelerated rate resulting in a… Read more

The 18 Most Interesting Collagen Tidbits on the Internet

September 4, 2019 9:16 am Published by

The information surrounding collagen is overwhelming. Its popularity has led to a surge of articles, facts, opinions, and myths. We scoured the internet and conferred with experts. Here’s a deep dive into collagen that contains basically everything you need to know in bite-sized morsels of truth. 1. The origin of “collagen” People speculate collagen comes from… Read more

QUIZ: Become a Pro at Protein

August 28, 2019 5:33 pm Published by

Most people know that protein is good for working out, but did you know that your protein needs change — starting at the age of 40? We worked with leading protein & nutrient timing expert, Dr. John Ivy, to come up with 7 questions about protein and its critical role in muscle & bone health… Read more

At-home tactics to help to support the immune system

August 28, 2019 5:15 pm Published by

Your body is an amazing piece of equipment. Though it’s intricate and well-designed, you can use small tricks and techniques to take advantage of your body’s processes to achieve a specific result—and “upgrade” your body. We’ve curated the best at-home tactics from top experts to find ways to help support your immune system. Upgrading your… Read more