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MCT Oil 101

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and coconut oil are fats that have risen in popularity alongside the keto diet and among athletes and bodybuilders. While coconut oil and MCT oil have overlapping characteristics, they each have unique benefits and uses.

The difference is in the medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) – these are fats that are primarily used by […]

Improve Your Memory and Focus

Do you lie about your age? It’s okay, we won’t tell. Most of us make attempts to stay young: we hide our wrinkles or deny having bouts of forgetfulness. However, despite our efforts to ignore aging, it happens everyday. In our brains, aging results in a slow loss of cognitive function, affecting both memory and […]

OH MY! Omega-3!

When it comes to nutritional supplements, perhaps no category has grown faster and become larger than that of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Backed by ever-increasing scientific support, omega-3’s have become the daily supplement of choice for Canadians wanting to support their cardiovascular and brain health. The primary source of omega-3 is fish oil, which is […]

Turn on the Power of Your Brain!

Whether you’re cramming for an exam or feeling the brain strain of daily life, the benefits of nootropics can help you remember better and think more clearly. Nootropics (pronounced noh-oh-troh-piks) are commonly referred to as natural “smart drugs” for enhancing cognition, memory and facilitating learning. Nootropics work to boost brain neurochemicals – neurotransmitters, enzymes, and […]

Simple Strategies for Better Sleep

Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay their sleep. Perhaps you’ve been staying up more often lately watching your favourite television series, or spending more time on your phone scrolling through social media during the night.

Unfortunately, sleep deprivation can affect our mood, making us more irritable. Lack of sleep also causes an inability to […]

Soothe Stress with Ashwagandha

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]

Listen Ladies, You Need Calcium!

Not all folks find dairy their ideal source of calcium, but getting enough calcium is important for so many reasons.

Calcium helps in the maintenance of teeth – bet your teeth want to bite into that news! As for maintaining your ability to do some two-steppin’, calcium intake may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Of course, […]

Magnesium – The Original “Chill Pill”

Phew! Man, what a day? While you were feeling stressed out you may have sought out comfort and energy in a cup of coffee and a buttery baked good. According to research you may be better off reaching for a handful of nuts or a salad that is rich in magnesium. Okay, agreed – these […]

Manage Your Mental Health

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression in any given year. By the age of 40, half of Canadians will have, or have had, a mental illness and this crosses all ages, education levels, incomes and cultures. Nearly half […]

Take Omegas on Your Travels

Despite decades of research on the cardiovascular and cognitive benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil, most consumers have only recently become aware of the benefits of omega-3 supplementation.

 

As the consumption of fish and fish oil for its omega-3 intake has increased, consumers have also learned about potential safety concerns related to fish. Fish, […]