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Beet the Bonk with Beet Crystals

June 21, 2017
Beet Crystals

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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Feel The Power of Beets!

May 20, 2017

Beets have an undeniable hearty and healthy appearance. Their rich, deep-red color is unmatched as are their wide range of health benefits. Traditionally, they were considered blood builders. Eastern Europeans would customarily eat beets in their borscht and women used them to prevent pregnancy-induced anemia and birth defects due to the unique combination of iron, vitamin C, and folate. Since blood carries oxygen and nutrients, it affects every part of the human body; hence the benefits of beets are plentiful…

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The 5 Ps for Athletes

May 18, 2016

Proper preparation prevents poor performance. The 5 Ps – you have likely heard that preparation is the key to success. Preparing yourself for physical activity is one of the best ways to achieve great, consistent athletic performance. Preparation can be mental and emotional; top-level athletes use multi-sensory visualization techniques to ‘be the ball’, to see themselves jumping higher, to feel themselves breaking the ribbon as they cross the finish line. Preparation can of course be physical—staying active and strong during…

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Chuckanut 50k…a race near & dear to our hearts!

March 18, 2016

Since 2010, Flora has been a proud sponsor of the Chuckanut 50k…a race that has been around for 23 years. In 2000, Flora Ambassador, Krissy Moehl, participated in the Chuckanut 50k…running her first ultra. There is something about that first ultra that holds a special pace in one’s heart…so when race founders, Doug McKeever and Richard West “retired”, Krissy wanted to ensure that this special race continued and has been coordinating it ever since with the help of many volunteers….

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