Author Archives: Artic Flex

What is CoQ10?

In our last blog post, we presented some recent studies that looked at astaxanthin, exercise performance, and recovery.  CoQ10 was mentioned very briefly in that post and since it’s a common nutrient compared to astaxanthin…we thought we’d give you a general overview of it! CoQ10 is a naturally-occurring nutrient that is found within the body’s […]

Astaxanthin & Exercise Performance

Whether you are a weekend warrior or someone who regularly competes in athletic competitions, you want to be at your best when running, cycling, lifting weights, or being involved in other forms of exercise.  While eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest can help you achieve your fitness goals, many supplements on the […]

On a Vegan Diet? Don’t Forget About These 6 Nutrients

Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts—the vegan diet introduces so many valuable, whole foods into your daily nutritive intake. Many of the foods that make it into the vegan lifestyle bring many advantages for the body. According to Vegan News, over the last 15 years, a growing number of people in the […]

Joint Knowledge: Achilles Tendinitis

Mild ache along the back of your lower leg? Does it nag right above your heel at the end of an intense week of training or after sprinting or climbing stairs?  It might be especially noticeable in the morning yet improves over the course of the day. If this sounds like your experience, keep reading […]

Circuit Training vs. High-Intensity Interval Training

Circuit training and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are two popular exercise routines that are gaining in popularity. You may be interested in trying these types of workouts and wondering what the benefits of each are. Let’s look at both regimes and see how they are similar, how they are different, and which model is right […]

The Top 4 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are very common in cuisines of all cultures. Think about yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, miso. Fermentation is a natural process performed by bacteria and yeast. Fermenting foods can give them added health benefits. Let’s take a look at some of these and which foods can help!   1.  Food Preservation One of the […]

Joint Knowledge: SLAP Tears

You may have heard about an injury known as a SLAP tear. This is an injury to the shoulder joint. The acronym SLAP stands for superior labrum anterior posterior. Let’s break this down to understand precisely what it means, and then we’ll look at symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of SLAP tears.   What is […]

Joint Knowledge: Stabilizing Muscles

Stabilizing muscles are very important but often overlooked, muscles that support posture and alignment and generally keep us upright. Stabilizing muscles are important not because they make us look good—we have other muscles for that (think: abs, biceps, etc.). Rather, stabilizing muscles hold the body together and help prevent muscular and skeletal injuries.   The […]

Foods High in Histamine

Histamine is a natural chemical found in many foods and produced throughout the body. Our bodies use histamine to initiate an immune response. Histamine also has other roles in the body. Histamine in food doesn’t normally produce an immune response, but…   How Does the Body Process Histamine in Food? Histamine is highly regulated in […]

notify me when available!

Flex Treats Form