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.
Creatine is commonly used by athletes, but perhaps it should also be a staple for academics. For years, creatine supplements have been widely used with excellent results for increasing muscle mass and lean body mass, physical endurance, and recovery. But did you know creatine is also clinically proven to positively affect mental performance? Continue reading
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This international health campaign was created in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease and help raise funds for research. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, second only to skin cancer. Every year in the U.S., more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. There are currently more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and about 1 in 8 women born in the U.S. today will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. However, in recent years there has been a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incident rates among women aged 50 and older, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause. Continue reading
September is Child Obesity Awareness Month. One in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. But childhood obesity can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. One of the best ways to help your children or grandchildren maintain a healthy weight is to lead by example. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grain, exercising, and taking supplements are great steps toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you need to drop a few extra pounds and find it difficult due to a lack of time to exercise, try a natural supplement that helps eliminate dietary fat by inhibiting the absorption of fat during digestion. Chitosan is a basic raw ingredient, a natural fiber, derived from the shells of crustaceans, like shrimp and crabs. Chitosan acts as a barrier inside the intestines that limits the absorption of fat during digestion. It has been shown to be effective in treating obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn’s disease. Continue reading
Not Just for Kids
Immunizations help prevent dangerous, and sometimes deadly, diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, everyone needs to get their shots – even adults.
Many people tend to think of immunizations as a precaution for children. But the truth is that adults, even healthy ones, need to get vaccinations to protect their health. Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. needlessly suffer, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Continue reading
Living a more athletic life requires having a level of fitness and physical comfort that allows us to enjoy daily exercise. Aches and pains can easily distract us from pursuing our healthy routines. While the advantages of physical activity are clear, strenuous activity also increases the risk of oxidative stress that can lead to inflammation, and wear and tear on joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other connective tissue. Optimize your life! Speed up recovery, abate muscle soreness, and support joint, muscle, and overall health with OptiMSM. Continue reading
Nutritional supplements have been in the cross-fire lately on every major news channel with both sides of the debate chiming in to whether or not these have a sound beneficial role in improving one’s health. Articles published in the Annals of Internal Medicine state ‘multivitamins are ineffective in preventing mortality or morbidity, claiming that they don’t help well-nourished adults” and that vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Continue reading
The holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Most people look forward to the holidays with anticipation of happy times spent with family and friends, honoring cherished traditions, and sharing in holiday cheer. Some of the warmest, most favored memories are created during the holidays.
For seniors, however, holidays may bring feelings of nostalgia and melancholy that can lead to the holiday blues. Whether it’s their concern of health issues, loss of loved ones, or just the sense of growing older, seniors are especially prone to feeling isolated and depressed during this time of year. Take time out of your busy holiday schedule and reach out to the seniors in your life. A simple phone call or a visit to see if they are in need of anything, or a holiday card, will surely lift their spirits. Continue reading
Most people with painful joints know about MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), as it is primarily taken as a supplement for joint health. What may surprise you, is that MSM has been proven to work for allergies too! This versatile nutrient supports healthy, active lifestyles and benefits multiple structures and functions within the body, including connective tissues (hair, nails and skin), muscle recovery, and the respiratory system. This is good news for seasonal allergy sufferers! Continue reading