Category Archives: Nutrition & Supplements

What are Macros?

Macronutrients, also called macros, are becoming more widely talked about in health and nutrition topics. Nutritionists often develop meal plans for patients based on macros, rather than calories alone. A healthy diet consists of the right nutrition, rather than limiting the intake of foods. That’s not to say that calories aren’t an essential factor for […]

About Our “Friend of the Sea” Certification

As you probably know, Artic Flex was formulated by a group of orthopedic surgeons in an effort to support the bone and joint health of patients on a regenerative level.  After digging through the research and carrying out multiple trials on which ingredients would result in the best bone and joint supplement, they found that […]

Eating In-Season: 17 Springtime Recipes

Last year, we posted an article each season that included a list of in-season fruits and vegetables for the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Since the first day of Spring is right around the corner, we thought we could provide you with some real recipes that include those in-season fruits and vegetables for the Spring. Today’s […]

Water-Soluble vs. Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Everyone agrees that vitamins are good for you, but when you hear that a food or a nutrient is rich in vitamins or minerals, what exactly does that mean? How does your body use the vitamins it acquires through the diet? How do vitamins make you healthy? The answers to such questions depend mainly on […]

BCAAs: Hype or Healthy?

If you are an athlete, focus on staying active, or strive to maintain a healthy physique, there is a good chance you have heard of branch-chained amino acids (BCAAs). Touted for helping in energy production, minimizing muscle soreness, weight loss, and even fighting fatigue, BCAA supplementation is getting a lot of attention. The question remains: […]

The Top 10 Posts of 2019

Today is the last Friday of 2019 and, if you’ve been a part of the Flex Fam for some time, you know that Fridays are a special day of the week for us. Each Friday–which we’ve dubbed Flex Friday–we strive to publish an article with actionable tools, helpful tips, or background knowledge on topics relating […]

Eat Like a Caveman: The Paleo Diet

“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, […]

Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

If you’re a follower of health trends, you’ve probably noticed words like gut flora, microbiota, microbiome, prebiotics, and probiotics used frequently on TV, social media, book covers, and in the supplement aisles of your grocery store. In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at how prebiotics and probiotics work. To do that, we’ll need to understand a […]

10 In-Season Fruits & Veggies to Try this Fall

Autumn is traditionally a season where the hard work of the spring and summer — tilling, plowing, planting, watering, feeding, growing, pruning, and gleaning — pays off in a bountiful harvest. Farmer’s markets display produce bursting with autumn colors; seas of yellow, orange, muted reds, and purple dominate the visual landscape. Let’s take a look […]

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