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Probiotic Myths & Truths

Probiotic Myths & Truths

You’re probably aware that your gut has a whole lot going on underneath the surface, namely microscopic creatures (e.g. bacteria). These little critters are responsible for your body’s microbiome, which research has revealed can greatly impact your health and mood. So, how do you care for this very important system? Probiotics have been touted as the way to go, but there are also some pervasive probiotic myths out there. Allow us to act as your probiotic advisor, and sort out fact from fiction for you. Do probiotics help with bloating? Many people turn to probiotics for bloating problems, and it...

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The Time and Place for Maltodextrin

The Time and Place for Maltodextrin

So, you want a way to boost your recovery and performance in the gym? Day in and day out, people are always looking for that 1% improvement that could take them to the next level. This could be the perfect workout, the perfect nutrition protocol, or even supplementation.  Research has spent countless hours looking into different foods, nutrients, and minerals that can be taken for a boost. While there are MULTIPLE to consider, one to note is Maltodextrin. This is something that can be taken to improve your endurance, boost recovery, and eventually provide an increase in overall performance.  Let’s...

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Supplements for Gamers: How Xendurance may be the secret to Esports success

Supplements for Gamers: How Xendurance may be the secret to Esports success

Nootropics have existed in the fitness world for more than 50 years as a way for athletes to enhance their performance. However, these cognitive enhancers are just now starting to spill over into other industries…including the world of Esports. Only 30 years ago, the concept of Esports – or organized, multiplayer video game competitions involving professional gamers and spectators – was relatively unknown. Nonetheless, the origin of Esports has been traced back as early as the 1970s. The first recorded Esports event, the Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics, took place in 1972 at Stanford University and the rise of the internet in...

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Carb Blockers: Do they really work?

Carb Blockers: Do they really work?

Why are carbohydrates getting a bad rap these days? What is wrong with bread and pasta? An apple is healthy, right? Ice cream, maybe not so much. If we are not watching what we eat and consider our diet to be an 'average diet', we may be getting about half of our calories from carbohydrates! Carbohydrates, or Carbs, are a type of macronutrient found in many foods and beverages and they occur naturally in plant-based foods, such as grains. Many processed foods contain starch or a lot of added sugar, that is why we all reach for ice cream! There are two types of carbs;...

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