Posts tagged Sport
8 Benefits of MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) Oil

We've written a more extensive review of the research on MCT oil which can be found here, but this is meant to be a quick guide to helping you figure out the best applications of this keto wonder fuel. People are mixing it into their coffee, baking with it, and even taking straight packets of MCT oil as pre-workout fuel. Here are the top 8 research backed benefits of MCTs we've found, and you can check out the other post if you'd like to look into the research for yourself!

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Ashwagandha for Athletes and Anxiety

Our constantly stressful lives has made the adaptogen craze bigger than ever. Everything from medicinal mushrooms like reishi and chaga to herbs like rhodiola and ashwagandha have had an explosive boom in sales because we love to constantly live on the edge, but we also love to have low stress - two things that don’t often coincide. Anxiety is one of the top mental health issues facing the world, largely due to the huge amounts of stress we impose upon ourselves. I suppose you’ve heard that adaptogens can help, and we’re here to give you the scoop on what the science says about these herbs. Today, our focus is ashwagandha.

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Bone Broth and Collagen for Next Level Health

If you haven’t already jumped on the bone broth and collagen bandwagon, then perhaps this research review may be enough to convince you that it’s not just all a huge marketing ploy. We understand wholeheartedly. We were skeptical of the scientific backing for this stuff and both of us used to mock these products and we failed to see the point in using them for the longest time. Some people out there just say that your body will digest collagen proteins down into amino acids and do whatever it wants with them and that they won’t have any specific benefits like are claimed by health gurus. Well, we’re here to set the record straight and actually evaluate the scientific literature and not just make a bunch of promises and base it all on the hype.

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Turmeric: The Medicinal Wonder Spice

The market for turmeric has exploded over the past few years as both a supplement and food ingredient. At The Herbal Equivalent, we find it fascinating the amount of research that’s been conducted on turmeric for a host of different applications, and that it’s only recently caught on in the western world despite it having roots in ancient medicinal practices for a few thousand years.

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