Category Archives: Nutrition & Supplements

Hydration & Joint Health

 

Have you ever wondered why your joints feel more stiff and achy?  If you’ve tried multiple ways of supporting your joints’ health and are looking for other ideas, consider your hydration level.

Often overlooked, hydration can affect the feel and function of your joints throughout the day.

 

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 […]

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

Cut Back on These 4 Bone-Damaging Foods

 

As we age, it’s essential to take proper care of your bones. From dietary supplements to exercises that promote osteogenesis, there are many things you can add to your daily routine to maintain the integrity of your bones.

We’ve already talked quite a bit about revitalizing foods you can add to your diet, so today let’s ask the question:

Are there foods that I can cut back on to support bone health?

 

Take a look at these five foods that have demonstrated to be unhelpful to bone health when consumed frequently.

Krill Oil vs Fish Oil: What’s the Difference?

 Do you take fish oil as a part of your daily regimen?  Whether you discovered the benefits of fish oil on your own or your doctor recommended it to you, improving your bone and joint health is most likely one of your top health priorities.

In our last several blog posts, we’ve covered how krill oil goes above and beyond the typical omega-3 supplements out there.

For example, certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants actually increase the ability for our bodies to not only utilize omega-3’s more efficiently, but also provide additional benefits to our bones and connective tissues.

Let’s take a closer look at how fish oil compares to krill oil. We think you’ll be surprised!

Hype or Healthy: Creatine Supplementation

If you’ve looked at supplements to enhance athletic performance or to support brain health, creatine has almost certainly come up on the list. This highly popular supplement is considered very safe and effective and is used by people worldwide. It is important to understand the benefits of the supplements you are considering, as well as […]

Astaxanthin vs. Vitamin C

When it comes to athletic performance, you want to be at your best. Eating a healthy diet with a variety of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins is, of course, one key to achieving fitness goals. Many individuals also choose to take supplements that may have an enhancing effect on their athletic performance. Antioxidants are a […]

Matcha vs Green Tea

With a history as rich as its flavor, matcha is a versatile tea with both medicinal and culinary applications. Read on to learn how matcha can help you live a healthier, more relaxed life.   History Before matcha tea, green tea was a highly treasured medicine dating back to the Tang Dynasty of China in […]

The Artic Flex Bone & Joint Formula

Krill oil is a relatively new supplement that’s making waves among health experts. It comes from Antarctic krill, a type of shellfish resembling shrimp. You might be thinking, “Why krill oil??” Well, it turns out that krill oil has many of the same benefits as fish oil, but with a more powerful punch.  For example, […]

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