Athletic Performance

Carnosine for Enhanced Performance & Recovery

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is Carnosine? Carnosine is a protein-building block. It is a dipeptide and consists of two amino acids- beta-alanine and histidine. It plays several crucial functions in the body and is found in the muscles, brain, heart, and other body organs. Carnosine mainly comes from animal sources such as beef, turkey, chicken, and organic meats. […]

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Supplements

Trace Elements to Support Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sport Trace elements, such as zinc, chromium, and manganese, are critical to many processes within the human body. They can act as cofactors for enzymatic reactions, assist in cell signaling, help stabilize cellular structures and more. Trace elements also play an important role in healthy glucose metabolism. They help transport

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vitamins

Micronutrient Support for Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sports Type 2 diabetes, or non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), is a medical condition that is growing in numbers on a global scale. Worldwide, approximately 463 million adults have been diagnosed with diabetes, and those numbers are expected to surpass 700 million by 2045. Diabetes has a significant impact on

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Resveratrol

Resveratrol and Insulin Sensitivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog from Designs For Health   Resveratrol is a polyphenol with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been widely publicized for its cardiovascular, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-aging benefits.  Resveratrol activates sirtuins, which can increase insulin sensitivity and protect against oxidative damage. Previous research with resveratrol has demonstrated improvements in dysglycemia and insulin sensitivity; however,

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Donuts

Carbohydrate Addiction: The Brain Connection

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Health High-carbohydrate foods are rewarding to the mouth Biting into a glazed donut, with the subtle crunch of the sugar coating giving way to soft, pillowy dough underneath, can instantly transform a mind-numbing work meeting into a temporary visit to one’s proverbial “happy place.” (That is, until the guilt sets

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