Protein Facts

Protein Facts

We talk a lot about protein in discussions surrounding health and nutrition. Eating protein is an essential part of our diets as humans, as this nutrient plays a role in many major functions in our bodies, including enzymatic reactions, hormonal responses, and maintaining our structure and strength.  But how are proteins actually made in the body from the food that we eat? In other words, what is protein synthesis?      […]

Following a low-carb diet can be an incredibly difficult feat, especially when there are so many delicious treats out there that are, unfortunately, quite high in carbohydrates. If you’re following a specific diet to lose weight, or simply to feel better within yourself, you might find it quite difficult to find foods that you genuinely enjoy as you may feel as if your diet has suddenly become very limited. You may […]

How many times have you picked up a supplement bottle and read something along the lines of “take 1 to 4 pills, 2 to 3 times per day”? When you first start taking a new supplement, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to determine the optimal dosage for your needs. Often, the packaging or label can be rather vague about how much you should actually take. Luckily, our […]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is a pretty standard feature of any workout routine. But, especially if you just started working out or are beginning a new routine, your DOMS can be so severe that it even limits your ability to move around throughout the day. Which is a problem. So, people are always looking for new ways to help relieve this soreness that sets in the day after your […]

Quick answer: Yes, protein powder can expire due to Maillard browning – the breakdown of lysine, a key amino acid in protein powders. To check if your protein powder has expired, smell or taste a small amount and trust your senses. For more details, read on! If you use protein powder as a supplement to help fill in occasional gaps in your diet, there’s a strong chance that these tubs of powder have […]

Whey protein powder – by far one of the most popular supplements out there – tends to be associated with a particular class of exerciser. Specifically, people generally think of big, muscle-bound, bodybuilder-types chugging whey protein shakes several times a day in an effort to bulk up. Unfortunately, this limited view has meant that plenty of people have missed out on a powerful and underpublicized benefit of whey: weight loss. How […]

It has been well-established that collagen is both safe and effective for a variety of uses ranging from arthritis pain relief to improving the appearance of your skin. If you count yourself among those of us who like to know exactly what a supplement is and how it works before adding it to your regimen – keep reading! We’ll dig into how collagen is formed. What is collagen made of? Just […]

In short, yes! Collagen is a fantastic supplement to add to your regimen if you’re seeking any one of a variety of health benefits. As with any type of supplement, a few minimal side effects are possible, such as heartburn. It should be noted that collagen supplements may not be appropriate for people allergic to eggs, shellfish, or fish, as supplemental collagen may be derived from any one of these. However, […]

Collagen, a word derived from the Greek word for “glue”, does indeed function similarly to glue in holding our bodies together. Collagen is the most predominant protein in the human body, accounting for 25 to 30% of total protein stores. Collagen is a fibrous protein structurally arranged in a triple helix of two identical and one slightly different protein chains, similar to a spiral staircase. Each of these collagen structures are […]

As part of our commitment to nutritional education, along with the release of our new hydrolyzed collagen powder we want to examine the overall health and appearance benefits of supplementation. Collagen has become a popular supplement with people are adding it to their coffee, sipping bone broth, popping supplemental pills, and applying lotions to their skin. So, exactly what is collagen good for? What does collagen do that has allowed it […]