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Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement
Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on te...

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Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly

Road Trip Essentials: A Packing List to Make Your Road Trip Go Smoothly
Summer’s in full swing and lots of folks are hearing the call of the open road. Whether you’re taking a trip you’ve been planning for months or escaping for a spur-of-the-moment weekend getaway, what you pack can make or break your trip. Depending on where you’re going, you may need a bathing suit, hiking boots, your bike helmet, or dressy clothes for a fancy restaurant. But no matter where you’re headed, these travel essentials will serve you w...

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6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy

6 Ways to Help Keep Your Bones Strong & Healthy
6 NUTRIENTS TO HELP KEEP YOUR BONES STRONG AND HEALTHY Did you know that all of our bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete, and inch for inch stronger than steel? Reaching peak bone density at around age 30, our bone strength can start to decline as we head toward middle-age. But keeping our bones strong and healthy is important no matter how old we are. In the United States alone, it’s estimated that about 8 million women and 2...

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Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization

Bone, Health, Collagen, & Mineralization
Bone up on your Bone Knowledge Most people know that bone is made of minerals, like calcium. But despite well-intentioned folks taking huge calcium pills daily, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer, combined! We clearly have not given our bones everything they need. In some cases, a terrible diet is to blame. Bu...

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Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin

Sweet Treatment: Using Mānuka Honey to Care for Your Skin
No matter what our age or our skin type, sometimes our skin can use a little help. Things like stress, too much sun and lack of sleep can make our skin look less than red carpet ready. What better way than a DIY face mask to beautify your way to glowing skin? There’s no need to resort to products filled with artificial preservatives and unpronounceable ingredients. Mānuka honey, a rising natural beauty superstar and “super” honey with enhanced heal...

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Love Your Mother (Earth)

In some countries, Earth Day is called Mother Earth Day. That’s a recognition that nature is our source, our wellspring. Without the Earth, we wouldn’t exist. That’s why we consider it a central part of our mission at Flora to delivery eco-friendly products from herbs that are grown, processed, and packaged in a sustainable way and to make our headquarters as green as possible. And to keep us focused on these goals, we have established an activ...

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Feeling Mentally Exhausted

Feeling Mentally Exhausted
Feeling Mentally Exhausted by Flora Athlete Ambassador, Mario Mendoza I’m grateful with how the year has gone. My family has stayed healthy, I was able to set two treadmill world records earlier in the year, and jump into an actual race recently. I have always been a very positive person, even during difficult times. This year with a pandemic started out no differently. We can do this, we can get through this together, there is a light at the end o...

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An Athlete's Take on Re-balance and De-stressing

By Jen Segger For over twenty years, I have been pushing myself to the limit in the endurance world. I've demanded a lot from my body - I've repeatedly asked it to carry me up mountains and through rain forests for days upon end, to bike across vast landscapes all over the world and to paddle remote waterways - so that I could explore outer islands and passages where very few get to go. I've raced at the elite level in adventure racing and ultra ru...

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Sleep and Cleansing

Sleep and Cleansing
Sleep and Cleansing Not sleeping much as a badge of honor for productivity has lost a lot of its luster in our society in the past decade. Part of the reason is we’ve learned a lot more about just how bad it is for your health to be burning the candle at both ends. Insufficient sleep impairs immune function, increases inflammation, has adverse effects on insulin and blood sugar balance, increases stress hormones and blood pressure. Pretty much ever...

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How to Reseason Cast Iron (The Best Way Is Not What You Think!)

How to Reseason Cast Iron (The Best Way Is Not What You Think!)
Why and How to Reseason Cast Iron Have you ever wondered how to reseason a cast iron skillet or why we season cast iron at all? Maybe you want to get the best oil for curing cast iron, or maybe you don’t even know what seasoning a pan is? This post will explain pan seasoning, including the what, the why, and the how – including how to reseason cast iron and THE BEST oil to cure cast iron. Seasoning or Reseasoning – What Is It? Seasoning is about cu...

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Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity

Back to School: Key Vitamins and Supplements for Focus and Immunity
Kids going back to school always comes with a mix of emotions. Some excitement, a pinch of anxiety, a sense of novelty, maybe a sigh of relief from parents. New subjects, fresh school supplies, new clothes, new people… 2021, like 2020, is a little different though. A little extra. Some of that anxiety might be cranked up to 11. However you and your kids feel about returning to school this year and what you and your local plans are, good nutrition a...

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Meet Rosy

Meet Rosy
Lindsay Young (@eatyoungnutrition) is a Holistic Nutritionist, who Flora has been working with for the last couple of years. When Lindsay welcomed Rosy, a Great Dane puppy to her family in May, we were excited to introduce her to our BiologicVET line of pet care products. Join us as we follow Rosy’s growth, development, and of course her puppy antics over the next 6 months. If you are one of the many people who added a fur-friend to your family dur...

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