Research

Carbohydrates for Performance

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Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients (fat, protein and carbohydrate). They provide substantial calories within our diet, and serve as a quick and easy source of energy during physical activity. Carbohydrates are the easiest macronutrient (compared to protein or fat) for your body to break down and use as fuel – and are therefore known as the body’s first energy source. Read more to learn how to fuel with carbs for optimal performance!

Field Test - B-LINE Energy Gel

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B-LINE is an energy gel that many of our athletes love. It’s the natural food answer to convenient gels for any athlete, meaning, it’s still in a convenient package, but made with only five organic ingredients. If you need quick and efficient energy fast, and are looking for real food ingredients, B-LINE is hard to beat. Read this field test to learn more about B-LINE Energy Gels.

The Power of Omega Fats

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Fish oil is critical to good health and is necessary to implement in order to get effective amounts. Everyone can benefit from taking a fish oil supplement daily, with benefits including reduced inflammation, improved immune system, joint health and cardiovascular health. For the athlete, added stress from training and competition requires additional support to aid in recovery and overall performance. Read this article for more information.

Field Test - Tenzo Tea

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Tenzo Teas offer a well-balanced, smooth, and delicious matcha flavor that could be used in hot teas, iced teas, and smoothies. With so many matcha teas out there, you'll be delighted to experience Tenzo Tea - they really deliver a solid, smooth, and flavorful cup that leaves you wanting more.With both flavored and unflavored options, you can't go wrong! Read this full field test to learn more.

Ben Morris - Mountain Biking, Ultrarunning, & Triathlons

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Ben Morris is a multi-sport athlete that is passionate about healthy eating, quality products, and research. He loves to test out new products and is always reading the latest research on improving performance and endurance. He is a big believer in planning, strategy and training in preparation for all of his races and events. In addition to his athletic pursuits, Ben is a Father, Health Scientist, and Exercise Technologist.

Magnesium: Important for Overall Well-Being and Performance

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Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral that is important in over 300 enzymatic systems including muscle contraction, nerve function, ATP activation, protein synthesis, & blood sugar regulation. Magnesium is the second most common deficiency in developed countries and is important for overall health and athletic performance.

FTM's Nutrition Principles for Staying Fit and Healthy

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We have an incredible amount of information at our fingers tips – and are bombarded daily with an information overload, whether it’s the newest study, research, or diet fad out there. This information can be confusing – who do you trust? Where was the research sourced? Are eggs good or bad? What fats are healthy? What about the blood type diet? We could go on and on. The reality is, eating healthy is SIMPLE.

Reaching your racing weight and staying there

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For most athletes (like endurance athletes), one of their goals is to weigh as little as possible without losing power so their power to weight ratio is optimal. This is especially important for athletes who fight gravity as in cyclists going uphill.

Taurine

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Taurine is an organic acid found in animal and human tissue. It is sometimes called an amino acid but, technically, it is not as it lacks a carboxyl group. Taurine is a naturally occurring sulfonic acid. It can be derived from the amino acid cysteine.

Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is a fat soluble essential vitamin that plays an important role in disease prevention and in maintaining optimal health. Vitamin D affects nearly 3000 genes in the human body, and supports our bodies in many ways including bone health, teeth health, and helps support a strong immune system.


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