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    The Free Radical Scavenger You Might Be Missing

    There has been a great deal of attention toward free radicals in recent years with a lot of concern about how they influence our health. Free radicals are any molecule that carries an unpaired electron. Since electrons like to be in pairs, these molecules are unstable and will forage the body to seek out other electrons that can cause damage to other cells. Free radicals are created either from normal metabolic processes in the human body or from external sources like cigarette smoking, air pollutants, and industrial chemicals. Oxidative stress occurs when the number of free radicals is greater than the body’s antioxidant defenses. An excess of oxidative stress has been postulated in... Read More

    The goal worthy nutrient needed to keep players on the pitch

    With such a long competitive season, you might be wondering how soccer athletes can maintain their high level of play and health, game after game. The physical demands of soccer athletes are multifaceted and require quick changes in speed, direction, and force production, and there is often muscle damage related to high amounts of eccentric muscle contraction. As the appetite for this high intensity sport continues to grow, so does the science that supports its athletes with all that is required of them. Optimal nutrition is necessary for any athlete to play at their best and Omega-3s have secured a spot on the podium of essential nutrients for sport. Not only have Omega-3s proven themselve... Read More

    Why Source Matters

    The days of low fat diets are over. Health professionals are now encouraging people to regain their health and stay fit with “healthy fats”. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most widely studied and talked about healthy fats. Currently, the principal source of Omega-3 fatty acids for human consumption is fatty fish, but is this the best way to obtain these powerhouse nutrients?Fish oil is one of the most highly marketed products today, but there is a catch, it may not be the best option for you, or for the environment. Fish can contain high levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants. And these may be found in fish oil supplements, which also have a reputation for leaving a repug... Read More

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