Category Archives: Nutrition & Supplements

6 Foods contain the highest sources of Omega 3s

Did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients for a healthy, balanced diet? Learn which foods contain the highest sources of Omega 3s. Omega-3 fatty acids are big-time nutrients when it comes to several systems of the body working efficiently. To name a few: our musculoskeletal system (our joints, bones, muscles, and connective […]

7 Nutrients to Support Your Bone Mineral Density

Low bone mineral density (BMD) affects millions of aging Americans today. The scary part? It’s often unrealized until a bone is broken or other health issues present themselves. In fact, researchers expect related fractures to double within the next 50 years.

What’s the best way to avoid the risks of low bone mineral density? Prevention. Preserving and maximizing bone mass is essential, as well as ensuring your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support optimal bone health.

7 Foods Naturally Loaded with Zinc

Zinc is a trace mineral critical for good health. In fact, it’s required for many different physiological processes within your body. It helps keep your immune system healthy, metabolizes nutrients, and is essential for the growth and repair of tissues.   

Since your body can’t store zinc, it’s important to make sure you’re eating enough to get the amount your body needs daily. 

5 Bone-Fortifying Vitamins You Might Be Skimping On

Poor bone health is considered to be one of the biggest “silent” epidemics to the American population and across the globe. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that low bone mass (a.k.a. bone mineral density) is a threat to almost 44 million people in the U.S. who are over the age of 50.

While most people know that minerals like calcium and magnesium play a huge role in bone health, vitamins are key players, too.  Our bodies’ bone-building and regenerating processes include a cascade of steps in which vitamins play a part in; if you’re missing a vitamin at a certain step, the process may not reach it’s full potential!

Ensuring your body is receiving (or making) adequate levels of various vitamins is vital for long-term health.  Take a look at the five vitamins below to further fortify your bones. 

The Vitamin C and the Immune System

Many of us grew up following common knowledge: when you feel like you’ve caught a cold, load up on Vitamin C. 

We know that this post isn’t a perfect fit for our Hype or Healthy series–after all, we know that Vitamin C and the immune system is linked–but, after this season’s wave of common cold and flu viruses, it got us thinking…

What exactly is Vitamin C and how much of a role does it actually play in the prevention of the common cold?

3 Reasons Krill Oil is the Best Alternative to Fish Oil

 

If you’ve been reaping the benefits of krill oil for a while, your friends and family have probably asked at least one of the following questions:

  • Krill? What’s that?
  • Is krill oil different than fish oil?
  • Why take krill oil?

If you’re new to krill oil, then you’ve probably stumbled upon Artic Flex by doing a Google-search of those questions. 

Look no further. 

Refuel with These 8 Post-Workout Snacks

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of working up a good sweat.  

A quick pre-workout snack gives your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best. However, what you eat after exercising plays a more significant role over the long-term.

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