Bacopa the Ayurvedic smart drug

By | 2018-02-11T15:01:50+00:00 February 11th, 2018|HEALTH SCIENCE, nootropic, Nutrition|

Bacopa monnieri is an Indian aquatic her that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.  Bacopa has traditionally been used in Ayruveda for enhancing brain function and focus.  In recent years with the rising popularity of nootropics to enhance cognitive performance, bacopa has been included in many formulas.  Whereas with certain nootropic ingredients their [...]

Eat (Resistant) Starch and Lose Fat

By | 2017-09-13T18:41:58+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition, RECIPE|

Most gym goers have conceded to either reducing carbohydrate intake to select times of the day usually around workouts or limiting their total amount to very low levels in an effort to stay lean.  The thought that eating carbohydrates could actually help get you lean would seem preposterous to many people.  Resistant starch as the [...]

Caffeine and Theanine A Synergistic Nootropic Starter Stack

By | 2017-09-05T15:23:47+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

Nootropics are supplements or smart drugs used with the intention of enhancing cognitive functioning usually by improving characteristics like focus, mood, memory or creativity.  One of the most famous cases of this is the use of the pharmaceutical drug Phenibut by Russian scientists for astronauts during the Soviet era space race, phenibut was utilized to [...]

BHB a Potential Post-Training Recovery Aid?

By | 2017-08-30T16:13:57+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Fitness, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

Exogenous ketone supplementation has gained popularity as a dietary aid and exercises performance enhancer.  The organic compound, beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a key metabolite present during ketosis and is commonly found in ketone supplements.  Elevated serum levels of BHB have been associated with satiety and fatty acid oxidation which has made this a popular dietary [...]

Beta-HydroxyButyrate (BHB) For Brain Protection

By | 2017-07-31T22:29:53+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Nutrition|

A study was recently published in the medical journal JAMA where it was found that 99% of deceased NFL players’ brains in the study had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).[1]  CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease found in individuals exposed to repeated head trauma.  Many cases of this condition have arisen among individuals who play contact [...]

Vitamin D to Optimize Athletic Performance, Recovery and Testosterone Levels

By | 2017-07-26T02:05:01+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient that plays important roles in the body.  The two main compounds it’s available as for humans are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).  These nutrients can be sourced through dietary consumption, supplementation, and synthesized from sun exposure.  Vitamin D acts like a steroid in the body and [...]

Your Circadian Rhythm and Nutrition: Early Breakfasts and High Fat Dinners For Weight Loss

By | 2017-07-14T15:13:53+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Health Diet, HEALTH SCIENCE, Health Tips, Nutrition|

The circadian rhythm is our body’s master clock, it lasts for a 24 hour cycle and then resets.  Different studies show consistent patterns of changes in brain wave activity, hormone production, cellular regeneration and core body temperature fluctuation throughout this 24 hour circadian rhythm.  It’s thought that this rhythm was developed as a survival aid [...]