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Touted for its anti-aging, and skin, hair, nail, joint, and gut-supporting properties, collagen hydrolysate is one of the hottest supplements on the market right now. 

But are the claims justified?

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How to eat and what to take to support mental health By Cliff Harvey Ph.D. (c)   It’s mental health month… Mental health is a topic near and dear to me. Part of the crazy complexity that is ‘Cliff’ is Bipolar Disorder Type 2. I struggled with depression through much of most of my teen years and through various times in the last twenty or so years. I’ve also been the beneficiary of hyper-productivity brought on by the ‘hypomania’ that is part and parcel of BP2 (next time you ask “how do you manage to do so much stuff!?”) But...

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Medium Chain Triglycerides are a novel type of fat found in small amounts in dairy foods like butter and cheese, and in palm oil, and coconut oil (especially a specific fatty acid called 'lauric acid') in coconut oil. MCTs aren't digested and absorbed in the same way as normal dietary fats and this gives them interesting benefits for health and performance. They have been researched extensively for their many benefits that include:

  1. Encouraging....

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Why is collagen powder so good for you?

This latest health-trend in nutritional supplementation has certainly got some attractive health benefits...

But firstly, what is collagen? 

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By Precision Hydration   When people talk about hydration, most of the time it's about what and how much athletes should drink during exercise. These are clearly important questions, but your performance is also massively influenced by how hydrated you are when you start exercising in the first place. Drinking a strong electrolyte drink to optimise your hydration status before long, hot or really hard training sessions and events can significantly improve your performance. We call this "preloading" and the practice has been widely studied in the last 20 years or so, both with astronauts and athletes. Whilst there's not a completely bulletproof consensus on the subject - there rarely...

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