Lac+ic Acid

As you are aware, our bodies require tremendous amounts of energy to fuel our muscles to move and contract properly. Many people believe that Lactic Acid is a horrible thing that causes our muscles to be sore, inflamed, and fatigued after a workout or a run, but that is not the case. Delayed Onset Muscle […]

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Electrolytes (Elect-Tro-Lights), we have all heard the word before, but the majority of people are unfamiliar with what these minerals are and what their mechanism of action is. Think of all of your thoughts and motions being controlled by a ‘master switch’. The foods that we ingest in our body contain mineral salts which form […]

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Stress, its a part of everyday life. As a matter of fact, if you did not have any stress then you would never get anything done. The real difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful person is that the former uses stress to activate his/her activities and lifestyle whereas the latter lets it shut […]

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Does cold exist? Cold does not exist it is in reality the absence of heat, according to Einstein. But the beautiful thing about cold,if used properly can serve to be a great benefit to our bodies. Cryotherapy (Cry-Oh-Therapy), the word sounds like a chamber a villain would keep to punish his enemies right? But think […]

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If you are interested in sleep science you need to first learn that there is a difference between ‘sleep’ and ‘restful sleep’. Most people go to bed close their eyes and let their body rest, but their mind is still very active. Stress, caffeine, late night workouts, and just a busy life makes it hard […]

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Cortisol (Courty-Zal), is a very important stress hormone but in order to understand the word one must understand the different mechanisms of stress. In an earlier post we talked about adrenaline and the role it plays in fight, freeze or flight and cortisol also plays a part in this. Anytime your body is under any […]

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Astathanxin (Asta-Zan-Thin) is known as the ‘king of carotenoids’  as it is a very potent antioxidant. It is found in a variety of different seafoods such as shrimp, lobster, crab, and salmon and has numerous health benefits. Ever wonder why crabs, lobsters, and shrimp change to the color red while being cooked? It is due to […]

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Carotenoids (Karat-Oh-Noids) are a colored substance that give vegetables and fruits their orange, red, and yellow pigment. Well known carotenoids include beta-carotene , lutein, and lycopene which are all found in vegetables (spinach, kale, tomatoes) and fruits (oranges, mangoes). The pigments play a very vital role in health as these fruits and vegetables high in carotenoids have […]

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Cafestol (Calf-Es-Toll) is a molecule found in coffee. It is different from caffeine and is present in high quantities that are found in french press coffee, turkish coffee, and greek coffee. This molecule is found in the oily part of coffee and is thought to increase cholesterol levels in the body. The increase in cholesterol occurs […]

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Anyone know any sodium jokes? Na. That is actually the chemical symbol for sodium (Na). Do you want to hear a potassium joke? K. That is the chemical symbol for potassium (K). These two electrolytes are very important to our well being yet we still do not know how to balance them and consume them […]

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