Calcium is a mineral that is strongly associated with bone health. What’s the deal with strontium? In today’s article, we’re going to review both and dive a little deeper into why strontium is an ingredient of the Artic Flex formulation instead of calcium. But first, a brief science review Think back to your high […]
Antioxidants protect your cells from harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals roam throughout our bodies, they steal electrons from healthy cells to become more stable. This electron thievery breaks down cells, essentially speeding up the aging process. This process is called oxidative stress.
Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and an essential nutrient for humans. Without adequate zinc daily, we can experience issues in our general health and wellness. In today’s post, we recap five major systems of the body that zinc plays a role in and what might occur if we don’t consume enough! Immune System Zinc […]
“Bread is the staff of death.” — Dr. Emmet Densmore, American physician 1837-1911 Imagine: it’s the Paleolithic Period (about 2 million years ago), and you and your sister are sitting in a cave watching a storm coming across the horizon. You decide to stay on the safe side and wait out the weather. Before long, […]
If you’re like most people, the most frequent time you see a pool is during the Summer Olympics. What you may not know, however, is that a pool is one of the best tools you can use to help get yourself into shape and improve your fitness. Here are 5 reasons you should consider adding […]
You agreed to play tennis this Saturday morning with your two closest friends. You’re a little nervous because it’s been a while since you lasted played and they’re regulars at the courts, so you decide to arrive a little early to warm up.
Besides shaking the dust and rust off your racket, taking the time to warm up is a fantastic idea for multiple reasons!
Why warm up before exercise?
While our muscles have the great ability to respond to changes in length and tension, they can get cold—both figuratively and literally speaking—if we’ve been sedentary, slow moving, or in a chilly environment whether for hours, days, weeks, or months.
Strains, sprains, and painfully sore muscles can be unfortunate causes of unprepared physical activity, especially for those with bone and joint conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Collagen is a protein found throughout your body. You can think of it as the glue that helps hold your body together. It’s responsible for keeping your joints moving smoothly, making your skin look beautiful and supple, and slowing down some signs of aging.
Are your joints achy and stiff?
Do they crack, pop, or grind when you move?
These symptoms of wear-and-tear can be present with or without a degenerative bone or joint disease diagnosis. The good news is, studies are demonstrating that certain minerals help to alleviate joint discomfort and slow (or even prevent) the progression of severe bone and joint conditions as we age!
There’s really no other way to put it: your brain has everything to do with how you function every day. This bodily organ is a powerhouse that works non-stop, whether consciously or subconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily.
When it comes to mental clarity, cognition, and energy, most of us know that it’s the brain isn’t “firing on all cylinders.” The good news is that we can eat foods to kick those synapses and neurotransmitters into action.
Here are five foods that will minimize brain fog and help you sharpen your brain for energy and focus.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin found in various foods. While the vitamin E complex can take many forms, the human body is only able to use it in the form of alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E has many roles within the body: it helps cells interact with one another, is an antioxidant, and supports the immune system.