EpiCor – a Quality Supplement for Overall Wellness that Works Like a Prebiotic

Out of curiosity while watching the Olympics, I searched to find what an Olympian’s diet consists of (complex carbs, protein & healthy fat). I saw that most elite athletes use dietary supplements. Nutritional supplements are taken as an addition to a good diet, and when one is on the go and too busy to eat a truly balanced and whole-foods diet, supplements are necessary for optimal wellness, let alone a high-functioning athletic body. Supplements improve deficiencies and help increase absorption of essential nutrients.

EpiCor is one such product that essentially works as a prebiotic and has the scientific research history to back it. EpiCor is a single-ingredient, comprised of immune-supporting compounds like protein, fiber, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidant and other metabolites. It’s GMO-free, gluten-free, kosher and GRAS status by the FDA. Remove the buzz words, and it’s a great 1x/day capsule that helps balance the immune system so it’s ok if you’re not on top of your game 24/7. Because that’s for the birds, or the Olympians.

Consumer Reports recently cited that 94% of physicians recommend vitamins or minerals to their patients. Half of all Americans take them. For those sceptics, let me say that supplements ARE regulated by the FDA for safety, quality and labeling under a category of Food. The FTC also is responsible for regulating advertising. Yes there are bad products out there that have negatively affected this industry, but that shouldn’t stop a smart consumer from taking something that is proven safe & effective and not imported. NutraSense stands by the importance of sourced and made in the USA.

We formulate our niche line with high quality, science-backed, single sourced ingredients. Check out www.nutrasense.com for products ranging from shellfish-free joint health care, to creatine for muscle building, to immune health.

Fight Oxidative Stress with Antioxidants

SS3-SS100-2Antioxidants have been receiving a lot of press and hype, but what are antioxidants and how do they benefit you?

Oxidation is a normal process that occurs during normal cell function. But a small portion of cells become damaged during oxidation and become free radicals, which trigger a chain reaction that damages cells and cell DNA. Cells with damaged DNA grow and reproduce abnormally. This production of free radicals is called oxidative stress, which has been linked to the development of a range of diseases, including certain forms of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Free radicals may also contribute to the aging process. Free radicals are formed when you exercise, when your body converts food into energy, and from a variety of environmental sources, including cigarette smoke, air pollution, alcohol, and sunlight. Antioxidants help combat oxidative stress by either preventing the chain reaction of free radicals or stopping it after it has started. Continue reading