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Whey Protein Lowers Cholesterol

Whey Protein Lowers Cholesterol

You Probably Didn’t Know This….Whey Protein Lowers Cholesterol.  How can that even be possible you may be wondering. Ask any dietician, nutritionist or health professional - we did! - and most didn’t know the research behind this claim.  Cholesterol is found in your blood and can be described as a waxy substance. Your body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but you want to avoid high cholesterol levels as that can increase your risk for heart disease. The higher the cholesterol level, the more fatty deposits accumulate in your blood vessels. We have all seen the photos of clogged arteries and...

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The 4-1-1 on BCAA's

Why take BCAAs? If you think bodybuilders are the only ones who are in search of BCAAs, times have changed. The human body contains 20 different amino acids that make up thousands of different proteins. None of the 20 are considered essential amino acids, meaning they cannot be made by your body and must be obtained through your everyday diet or supplementation. Of these nine essential amino acids, three are the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs): leucine, isoleucine and valine. Why are BCAA’s so beneficial to your health? Let’s talk leucine! Leucine has been shown to support muscle growth and increase...

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Collagen+Greens for Injury Healing & Prevention

Collagen+Greens for Injury Healing & Prevention

Written by: Andrew Dold, MD Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist @dr.dold.md As an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, I am always looking for ways to improve outcomes for my patients, both after surgery and in the conservative care and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Recently, over the past few years, collagen supplements have become popular products in the fitness, sports nutrition, and dermatology arenas, but their use and application in sports medicine and recovery has only just started. Collagen is the main structural protein of the body and the primary building block of the various products derived from the mesenchymal...

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Plant-Based Protein: Can LEAN Be Your Game Changer?

Plant-Based Protein: Can LEAN Be Your Game Changer?

Xendurance is proud to expand our product line of health and wellness products with LEAN: a comprehensive approach to plant-based protein. We understand that health-minded individuals come in all varieties, and that a majority of the protein supplements on the market are sourced from milk or egg products exclusively. There are also potential health complications associated when missing out on sufficient doses of the Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) found in animal protein sources. LEAN provides a plant-based option with none of those nutritional shortcomings.For some, avoiding animal based proteins may be a simple ethical choice. Others are concerned about the...

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