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Tune into The Flex Diet Podcast for 2x the Astaxanthin content

Dr. Mike T Nelson is an extreme human performance specialist, a fitness and nutrition educator, researcher, speaker, and host of The Flex Diet Podcast. Mike recently hosted not one, but two podcasts about astaxanthin for exercise and performance nutrition. On episode 226, Dr. Hunter Waldman from the University of North Alabama, spoke to Mike about […]

Astaxanthin, the Mitochondrial Nutrient for Your Dog, Young or Geriatric

August 2019

Mitochondria- the Center of Activity An active dog is a sign of wellness. What keeps a dog active and well though? The body has thousands of mitochondria, which are the center of energy production responsible for converting nutrients into ATP, the energy currency of the cell. At the same time, mitochondria are also producing unstable […]

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Winning Combo for Performance: AstaReal® Astaxanthin & Gelita Bioactive Collagen Peptides®

April 2019

Fitness and injury prevention are a must for both professional and recreational athletes looking for peak performance on a consistent basis. According to the Physical Activity Council, 218.5 million Americans participated in a sport in 2018. Sports-related injuries are sustained by 8.6 million Americans every year, with 60% of injuries being caused by falls, over-exertion […]

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AstaReal® Astaxanthin for Endurance

September 2017

The Nutrients That Make Energy Muscles use carbohydrates, lipids and protein as energy sources during exercise. Carbohydrates may burn the fastest, but they also lead to lactic acid build up, energy crashes, and an increase in free radicals, called Reactive Oxygen Species {ROS). ROS form when muscle metabolism ramps up during exercise. Consistent exercise and […]

AstaReal®Astaxanthin & Heart Health

February 2017

The heart is a muscle powered by the mitochondria. Mitochondria are cell energy factories that mobilize the oxygen we breathe in to make energy molecules called ATPs. About 2% of oxygen in mitochondria gets converted into unstable byproducts called reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can overwhelm the body’s antioxidant ability and lead to oxidative stress […]

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