Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil

Omega-3 essential fatty acids include two major therapeutic acids – eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA shift the body’s balance of inflammation to reduce pain, cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Fish oil is the most popular supplemental form of omega-3 fats but a new shrimpy guy has recently hit […]

Valerian Root Tea and Supplements

Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) has been used for centuries for chilling out and sleeping better. Even Hippocrates penned its use for calming nervous tension throughout Ancient Greece. New research has been exploring the benefits of its active components including tannins, alkaloids and powerful valerenic acid [1] — most of valerian’s actions impact the nervous system, […]

Hyaluronic Acid Supplements

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a highly polar polysaccharide that naturally occurs in the skin and connective tissues and is responsible for an array of physiological actions [1]. Despite having “acid” in its name, it is highly attractive to water. HA exists pretty much anywhere in the body where there is fluid, such as synovial or […]

Best Matcha Teas/Powders

Matcha is a bright green powder, created by grinding and processing the whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub using traditional Japanese methods. The Camillia sinensis used for matcha is the same shrub used for your standard cup of brewed green tea, but matcha powder contains the entire benefits of the shade-grown, stone-ground Camellia sinensis […]

Moringa Supplements

Moringa is tree, also adorably known as “drumstick tree”, that grows native in India and Africa where it has been consumed as a food and medicine for centuries. Moringa trees include over 13 species, but Moringa oleifera is the most commonly harvested species for the medicinal and nutritional benefits of its leaves and seeds. Leaves […]

Top 5 Potassium Supplements

Potassium is more than just bananas. This key mineral is essential for multiple life processes, including: Nerve stimulation Muscle contraction (including the heart) Healthy blood pressure Cellular hydration Development and preservation of bones Moving nutrients into cells Moving waste and toxins out of cells Before you reach for a bottle of potassium tablets, there are […]

Top 5 Phosphorus Supplements

Phosphorus is one of the most overlooked essential minerals in human health, yet it is almost as abundant as calcium in the body. About 87% of the body’s phosphorus is found in the skeleton, 14% in soft tissues such a muscles, and 1% in the blood and fluids. This should give you some idea about […]

Ginseng Supplement Guide: Not All Are Equal

Ginseng is known as the King of Herbs – these are the types of herbs you could (but probably shouldn’t) take for everything – energy, mood, cognition, wound healing, stress, libido… The list goes on. But not all ginsengs are the same. In fact, only two herbs called “ginseng” are related. Five different herbs have […]

Licorice Root Benefits and Best Supplements

Licorice root is a truly historical herb – it has been used as medicine and a food since Ancient Egypt and is still used today through Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbal medicine traditions. The root of the licorice plant contains many volatile oils, flavanoids, sterols, polysaccharides and other constituents that have benefits on the human […]

Vitamin C: Perform Hard, Feel Good & Stay Healthy

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the most researched, talked about and supplemented nutrients since it was first discovered in the 1930s. Its roles in the body are so numerous that we could write a thesis about it. Here are the main functions that vitamin C is required for: Metabolism of macronutrients. Growth of […]