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Organic MCT Oil

December 12, 2019

MCT oil is extremely popular for its fat-burning qualities and easy digestibility. Many people are attracted to MCT oil’s ability to support their fitness goals through improved weight management and exercise performance. Everyone can take advantage of its benefits for the heart and brain.* What is MCT Oil? MCTs are “better for you” fats, specifically MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids), aka MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides). They come in four lengths, from 6 to 12 carbons long. “C” means carbon: C6: caproic acid…

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Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

November 12, 2019
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Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behind their passion for the sport. As you might guess, running…

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Fitness Recipes

Pleasant Surprise Smoothie by Krissy Moehl

June 4, 2019
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Unless I’m baking, I don’t follow recipes. I love cookbooks—Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. is at the top right now—and use them for inspiration and guidance, more like pulling out the gutter bumpers on a bowling alley. The beautiful pictures and precise measurements blur a bit and I add about a cup or tablespoon. If I really like an ingredient, like cinnamon, I’ll likely triple the recommended portion. So when I write a recipe for a smoothie… those of…

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Health Holidays Seasonal

Celebrate Health This Holiday Season

December 18, 2018

From culinary and omega oils to probiotics, teas, and detoxes, we’re helping you give the gift of health to those who mean the most to you this holiday season. And maybe a little self-care for you while you’re at it. We all have that loved one who’s impossible to shop for. When it comes to their gift, it’s worth considering a gift from the health & wellness sphere. The average American spends over $100,000 on health and fitness in their…

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Health Recipes

Power Bowls with Sweet Potato Sport Dressing

August 23, 2018

Summer is my favorite time of the year because I LOVE working out outdoors. I love the ease of throwing together a big power bowl after a workout – powered by Flora Omega Sport+! The new Omega Sport+ (US/CA) formula contains MCT oil from coconut and high-quality turmeric, which when taken after exercise really helps with muscle repair, fat burning, and inflammation. I’m loving this easy dressing you can add to any power bowl: Power Bowls with Sweet Potato Sport Dressing…

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Iron Deficient? Reclaim Your Energy with Floradix

July 3, 2018

Our natural iron supplement has got it going on. In fact, Floradix (US/CA) is the best-selling natural liquid iron supplement in North America. It helps fight iron deficiency by promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells. Plus, this safe, low-dose supplement is formulated for easy absorption and is gentle on the digestive tract. If that’s not a win-win situation, what is? Our plant-based pride and joy is here to help everyone from athletes to pregnant women build up their iron…

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Fitness Lifestyle

How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

May 10, 2018

Chances are, like most of society in the 21st century, you’re simply too busy. Finding time for the things that need to get done is hard to do, let alone your own personal time. If you’re a runner like me, making time to squeeze in the miles can be challenging. But we all know that it makes us happier and healthier. Plus, it’s an essential part of working towards time and distance goals. I recently started a Ph.D. program in…

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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

May 3, 2018

We know we don’t have to convince you of the health benefits of exercise. You already know it strengthens your bones, muscles, and heart—and boosts your mood and brain to boot. But did you know where you exercise matters? Yep, turns out exercising in the fresh air is better for you than running on a treadmill looking at a cinderblock wall. Which isn’t really surprising when you consider that we humans used to spend the vast majority of our time…

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Education Fitness Health

How Vitamin D Keeps You in the Game

November 16, 2017

You may know we recently launched Omega Sport+™ (US/CA), a new oil blend made with active people in mind. The oil’s first run went so fast (pun intended), we scrambled to make more. Those who are intent to run a half marathon or stay active in sports won’t settle for getting sidelined; they want to know about Omega Sport+’s special attributes. We usually highlight the MCTs and special turmeric extract, but Vitamin D is the star today. Getting vitamin D…

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Upgrade Your Smoothie with Our Vitamin-Packed Smoothie Boosters

October 17, 2017

Let’s face it: modern life needs smoothies. They’re a great way to make sure you’re getting everything you need for your body all in one delicious sip. While smoothies can be the saving grace you need for the quick pre-work breakfast or post-workout refuel, you may not be helping yourself out as much as you think if you’re not putting the right stuff in there. Our smoothie boosters are here to help! Using our organic Red Beet Crystals (US/CA), our…

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Fitness

Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017

Omega Sport+ ™ (US/CA) is Flora’s latest oil blend creation. With classics like Udo’s Oil 3·6·9 Blend (US/CA) and newer formulations like 7 Sources (US) for vegan EPA and DHA, we knew that another oil blend would really have to bring something exciting and new to the table. Flora has been proud to sponsor various athlete ambassadors and trail races over the years and we wanted to iterate on a sport blend that was multi-faceted and not just providing fat for fuel….

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Fitness Lifestyle

Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

June 21, 2017

Preparing to run Canada’s largest road race for the first time in 25 years, I put Salus Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) to the test in training, feeling less fatigued when I used them. I wanted to know the science behind why it works, to be sure it wasn’t my imagination. Here are the questions I asked, and what I discovered: Why the excitement over beet juice, beet crystals, and beets? Beets have a unique mix of nutrients and attributes that line…

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