Your Days are Numbered

May 22, 2009

That’s right the big day is almost here! So I want to give you some last minute tips for race day.

Saturday(2 days away) make sure you are drinking at least 1/2 ounce of water to 1 ounce, per pound of body weight throughout your day. Spread out your water consumption evenly and often so you aren’t pounding it late in your day, this prevents frequent trips at night to the bathroom, which interrupts sleep. We need a good nights sleep, try to get a solid 8. Combine your water intake with 3 main meals and three snacks. Your total for the day should be between 50-60% complex carbohydrates, making up the balance of calories with protein and fats equally. Snacks are just a serving of nuts(10 grams of fat) and a serving of fruit(20-25 grams of carbs). Keep your main meals balanced with 1/2 your plate is carbs with a 1/4 veggies and 1/4 protein. Don’t try to eat huge dinner meals loaded with carbs. This creates TO MUCH WASTE.

Sunday(last day) make sure you bump up your water to that 1 ounce per pound of water. Your muscle tissue is 70% water and your total body water volume is 75%. Just do it!!! Add two packs of electrolytes to your day to ensure your are ready for tomorrow. Today is where you get to eat 70% complex carbohydrates, spread out evenly, let’s not do the huge dinner of pasta this time the night before your marathon. It will just make you sluggish, tired and give you a horrible night sleep….. Wrong Answer.. We want to have roughly 3/4 of your plate, 3 main meals to be complex carbs and the remaining 1/4 is protein with some fat. Set out your clothes, shoes and head off to bed.

Race Day is here. Wake up and have a small snack if your are a super early riser. Otherwise lets remember what we said on Saturday morning, have between 1 cup to 1.5 cups to 2 cups of a cooked cereal(oatmeal, cream of rice, cream of wheat) depending on your size. Add in that 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter and some more water. Try to eat this between 1-1.5 hours pre-race. Bring an energy bar just in case you get hungry before the race time. You may only take a few bites but that’s OK, at least you have it.

Now you are ready to ROCK IT…….

Fat = 9 calories per gram
Protein = 4 calories per gram
All carbohydrates = 4 calories per gram

Good luck to all my Marathoners,


Fat is our Friend

May 18, 2009

The facts are so –  fat yields our bodies 13.5 times more energy(ATP) than carbohydrates. Then why are we all “carb loading” all the time? We even carb load while we aren’t training and get hooked on the taste of the high calorie energy and recovery drinks. As I have had the pleasure of speaking with many groups lately, I see a common thread with training and very little fat loss. How do we get the energy then?

We need to consume roughly 10 -15 grams of fat with each meal of the day. Our main meals we can include a higher fat content but I recommend we intake 10 – 15 grams two to three times a day with one piece of fruit as a snack. This keeps our bodies using and synthesizing our own body fat as fuel.What type of fat? Stay away from saturated fats even though we all need a small amount daily to remain healthy, we need Mono-Poly unsaturated, as well as, omega 3-6-9 oils(fish). These fats are best as they  help control blood sugar and insulin and give us energy. In fact intake of good dietary fat actually helps reduce cholesterol.

Wow eat fat, lower cholesterol and reduce body fat, all with great energy in your day. For more go to Good luck come race day!!

Save money. Invest in Corporate Wellness.

March 30, 2009


I’m sure most of us are in dismay over rising healthcare costs. Salaries are static year after year while escalating health services continually dig in to our well-deserved earnings. US healthcare costs doubled from 1990 – 2001 and are projected to double again by 2012. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce corporate costs and losses that benefit both the employer and employee. It’s called Corporate Wellness. We here at New Performance Nutrition are firm believers that the health and longevity of an individual translates into greater performance and success on the corporate level.

                     Every one of us longs for that feeling of invigoration – that feeling of an acute mind, upbeat persona and healthy body. However, the American workforce today is tackling hazardous health issues such as obesity, tobacco addiction and stress – not quite the definition of invigoration. The average American works 47 hours a week and with a workload so heavy there better be a keen mind and strong body capable of sustaining those long hours. How fantastic would it be if your workplace could contribute to your feelings of rejuvenation? The truth is it can. The latest health research shows that corporations who utilize wellness programs enjoy a more harmonious office environment, reduced stress, less human error and more beneficial relationships among co-workers.

            So a word to all employers who are seeking to reduce costs yet desire to increase productivity at the same time – Corporate Wellness is the key. It can get you on the way to greater savings and greater returns. Statistics show that employers who invest in Corporate Wellness programs have the opportunity to see a return of $3 -$10 in savings per dollar spent. These savings are reflected in absenteeism, workers comp, disability, medical costs and on-the-job inefficiency. Corporate Wellness has proven a 28% reduction in sick leave, 26% reduction in health care benefit and 30% reduction in workers comp claims and disability. That’s incredible! Not only does it help prevent losses due to illness and time spent absent from work, but it also greatly enhances an employee’s endurance and ability to be productive while working those long 47 hours! You have to admit that it is very rare to find an opportunity where cutting costs benefits both the employer and employee.

            During our last 15 years providing wellness to the community, New Performance has had the opportunity to help many large corporations, such as one biotech leader Amgen for 6 years, by establishing corporate health behaviors and goals. The benefits to both employer and employee are remarkable as each individual employee participates in a personalized program based on his or her nutritional needs.  This healthy nutritional influence on individual wellness creates positive energy and satisfaction that is contagious throughout the office! That why I love what I do.  And that’s why we provide Corporate Wellness programs at New Performance. I know that many companies are looking to cut back during these rough economic times but many executives are not aware that nutritional counseling through Corporate Wellness is actually a great investment both, in your company and your employees. Our corporate nutrition wellness programs are designed, and proven, to help increase productivity, health and total well-being dramatically in clients and create a thriving corporate setting. Interested in finding out more about how you can save? Visit us at

How to Avoid Hitting the Walll

March 20, 2009


 69 days and counting until the much-anticipated LA Marathon! Are you making the necessary adjustments in preparation for the big day? I have already given some pointers about pre-marathon nutritional and training programs; however, I thought I’d speak a bit about how the body functions DURING a 26.2 mile race while under constant pressure and exertion. Whether you are a marathon veteran or rookie, your body will undergo an extreme amount of stress and fatigue, especially during the last 8 miles. The trick is to know how to push through.

The first 13 miles of the race should be comfortable for you if you have done proper training. Naturally, you will break out in a sweat the first mile or so due to your increase in body temperature and rising heart rate. Your body will run off of stored glycogen produced by carbohydrates; and if you followed proper nutritional counseling about carb-loading” then you should be running at an easy and steady pace without feeling too fatigued. Never go out hard, no matter how good you feel. And here’s why: at mile approximately mile 13 (everyone is different) your glycogen levels will be running low and your body will switch gears to burning fat to power your muscles to keep it operating at a functional level. Keep in mind that 13 miles, although a great distance, is only halfway through the race and your body has already used up a significant portion of its energy supply.

At about mile 18 runners sometimes hit the wall.” Legs are on fire, stomach stitch or two and the mind starts to wander. With all glycogen stores exhausted and fat cells being exploited to energize the body, the runner feels a deep impact physically and mentally. You can do it, you’ve prepared and all will be fine just hang in there… Muscles begin to cramp due to lactic acid build up and the depletion of sodium within the body. Knees and joints become sore caused by constant pressure. Mental awareness can become hazy as blood sugar and oxygen levels have dwindled. Dehydration is very likely because of deficiency in electrolytes. You can do it… So how do you come out on top with drastically less than adequate fuel? Quite simply: you need to have prepared properly. While this phase is painstaking, there are precautions that can be taken to best assure you that you will push past the Wall and easily make it to the finish:

            1. Weeks before the race find out what supplements are going to be offered on the course. Try these products out on one of your training days to see how your body breaks it down while under physical strain. You might find that you are able to endure longer on your own supplements rather than what is being offered in which case you might want to carry a fanny-pack to hold your own, personalized supply.

           2. Perform a proper carb-load before running. A proper carb-load should never only be performed the night before or else you’ll be carrying all that extra weight around during the race. A carb-load diet should commence 3 days prior to the race with each meal consisting of 60-70% carbohydrates. Do not over eat! Keep your caloric intake at its normal level.

           3. Exercise less the week before. Many think that this is the week to pump it out their hardest. But, this intensity will only decrease your performance level by exhausting your muscles. Lower your workout, relax, and get some rest.

          4. Take Kre-Carbolyn Nitric Oxide before the race. Kre-Carbolyn Nitric Oxide acts like a pump by forcing carbs, water and nutrients through the stomach to facilitate immediate support to muscle growth and recovery. Also, give this a try before one of your long workouts leading up to the race to gauge your body’s reaction to it.

          5. You’ll be losing water through sweat during the race, so hydrate properly. But don’t overdo it either. Gulping down tons of water at each station may result in cramping. Consider bringing a water bottle with you to stay consistently hydrated by taking sips every so often. But always avoid rapid consumption.

         6. To prevent cramping you need to replenish yourself in sodium and electrolytes which are lost through sweating and dehydration. You can replenish these nutrients through sports drinks or gel paks found at running stations. You can carry our D-Ribose Plus which creates ATP (energy) in your fanny pack and add it to water or any sports drink provided on the course. This stuff is fantastic and a great help in these last few miles on the course.

           While conquering miles 18 to 26.2 can be difficult, it is manageable and will bring about great satisfaction if properly planned for. For more on preparation stay tuned tot our food planning schedule that co-ordinates with the running schedule provided by the LA Marathon staff. New Performance offers various products like Kre-Carbolyn Nutric Oxide, Kre-Alkalyn Creatine, Electro-Mix, and D-Ribose to help you during your vigorous training and to for the big day! Visit us at for learn more.

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon.

March 12, 2009

marathon2   To say we’re excited about May 25th around here would be an understatement. On May 25th the LA Marathon will take place and New Performance will be an Official Nutrition and Supplement Sponsor. As such, I thought it would be worthwhile to give some pointers to all those who are ambitious enough to take this race on – but don’t be mistaken, these tips can be used by anyone wanting to better their physical endurance and athletic performance.   

      Physical training should precede any athletic undertaking – especially if you’re in for the long-haul 26.2. Marathon athletes should train three days a week between Monday and Thursday. There needs to be a recovery day allotted between those 4 days and Fridays are ALWAYS exercise-free. Your body needs time to recoup and heal torn muscle tissue, which will only increase your strength. Saturdays should be your most strenuous training days. The LA Marathon and the LA Roadrunners have generously provided a training schedule, so take a gander and see what you’re in for when it comes to marathon training.

     While physical training is imperative to running a marathon, your nutritional training is just as important, if not more crucial. The most essential thing you can do for yourself nutritionally is eat three balanced meals a day that include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Why is it so important to have all three? Well, let’s look at each individually and I’ll show you exactly what role they’ll play in helping you cross that finish-line.

      Carbohydrates are our bodies’ quickest source of energy. Upon consumption, carbohydrates are broken down into smaller sugars and converted into ATP– energy that is instantaneously available to working muscles. Since carbs are quickly utilized they can become depleted rather rapidly as well, leaving an athlete weary after only an hour or so of exercise. That’s why you hear athletes talk about “carb-loading because it is important to have enough carbs in storage to keep your body fueled during an extensive workout. This is called Glycogen. Glycogen is stored carbs waiting to be called on. In a depleted state your muscle can store 40% more glycogen if properly loaded! That helps immensely for the big day! Grains, pastas, yams and potatoes are just some examples of complex carbohydrates that will provide your body with the energy it needs and can build up glycogen storage. Be careful though, during training most people make the mistake of eating too many carbs and actually gain weight during this training time. Mind boggling! 

      Although carbs provide a quick energy fix, fat has the highest concentration of energy of all nutrients. While carbs will help you chug along, it is your fat that will carry you all the way through the 26.2 miles. Fat is a stored nutrient, which means that the body burns other nutrients before it digs away at its reserves.  Fat gives 13.5 times more ATP per gram than carbs do! That’s right, eating good fats also help lower cholesterol levels. Once your carbs are down to a minimum, then your body will start to burn its fat storage to enable you to perform at a longer, albeit usually slower, endurance level. Eating animal foods like milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, egg yolks and meat (fish and chicken preferable over red meat) will help you build up your fat.

      Now that you’ve got amazing stamina, you need to have the muscles to expend that energy. Proteins support your body in its repair of damaged muscle tissue that has been broken down during physical activity. Protein is a nutrient that is not stored in your body so a regular intake is necessary to aid your body in muscular strength and endurance. The great thing about eating protein is that it can be found easily in a lot of healthy foods already listed like animal meats, cheese, yogurt and eggs. And for those of you who prefer a more vegetarian diet, you can fulfill some of your protein needs by consuming incomplete protein foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and legumes.

      The important thing to keep in mind is that everyone is wired differently. An ample amount of carbohydrate, protein and fat intake for one person might be overwhelming or inadequate for another. Every individual person requires a specific amount of energy and burns that energy in a very specific way. That’s why our program at New Performance is different than any other nutritional or training program because we recognize that energy expenditure is not uniform across the board. So, whether you’re a potential marathon athlete or a treadmill-frequenter, we can design a nutrition and athletic program that will fit your individualized needs and get you up to your most optimal performance levels using your whole blood and lipid profile to determine exactly what your body needs. Find out more at



4 New Reasons to Get Excited About Supplements

March 11, 2009

       One of the things I like most about the Nutritional Supplements industry is that there is always something exciting happening. Besides our new website and the fact that New Performance products will soon be available retail, I wanted to let you in on 4 other really amazing advancements in the category. They are: Kre-Karbolyn Nitric Oxide Matrix, Kre-Alkalyn, D-Ribose/Malic Acid, and L-Glutamine. Each of these new wonder supplements has a specific job for a specific person. And if you get them from New Performance, they’ll also be 98% pure, pharmaceutical grade. 

 For the Athlete: We all know that “bread is the staff of life,” or rather that carbohydrates are the staff for life as an athlete. Kre-Karbolyn Nitric Oxide Matrix is the best supplement to get those carbs quickly manufactured and accessible to working muscles. Kre-Karbolyn acts like a pump by forcing carbs, water and nutrients through the stomach to facilitate immediate support to muscle growth and recovery. The intense sensation of muscle expansion that is experienced with weight lifting is produced by Nitric Acid. Muscle enlargement and reduced muscular stress are both fast and safe advantages to the intake of Kre-Karbolyn Nitric Oxide Matrix.


Also for the athlete, there’s Kre-Alkalyn Creatine, which benefits those who perform at high-intensity levels by speeding up their production of ATP (the transporter of chemical energy within cells) during short, explosive periods of activity. Kre-Alkalyn operates like creatine but it absorbs into your body at pH levels of 17 and 18 which is a patented and trademark formulation. The major benefit is that it does not break down and produce the same negative side-effects of stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, muscle cramps or weight gain.


For the Fatigued: No one ever wants to experience an energy crisis. But most of us do, especially around 4pm each day. The supplement D-Ribose has the ability to stimulate the release of adrenaline, increase strength in heart and muscle tissue, and minimize levels of fatigue by flooding the body with the fuel necessary for full recovery – especially after exercise. In cases of fibromyalgia, where fatigue is accompanied by soreness or pain, the supplement D-Ribose along with Malic Acid works to maintain the oxygen levels in your muscles and improve your cells production of ATP. This product is used widely in all sporting activities to enhance performance. I recommend it anybody.


For pretty much Everyone: Glutamine is the body’s most abundant amino acid and makes up 61% of skeletal tissue. With such a vital role in the body’s infrastructure, everyone from the professional athlete to the stay-at-home Mom should always maintain a high level of glutamine in their body. L-Glutamine is a pure supplement designed to keep your Glutamine levels at their optimum. Taking L-Glutamine benefits the immune system, oxidation of blood, preservation of muscle, overall health of the intestinal system, quickens injury recovery, and strengthens mental awareness and memory.


I know we all work hard on our diets and fitness to obtain our healthiest self. But, often times, there are additional measures that should be taken to help keep our bodies running at their finest. Kre-Karbolyn Nitric Oxide Matrix, Kre-Alkalyn Creatine, D-Ribose/Malic Acid, and L-Glutamine currently sit at the top of my list to help you get there. As always, if you’re interested in finding out more about these 4 new supplements, or any of our 98% pure, pharmaceutical grade products, feel free to visit us at



Beware of Misleading Nutrition Labels

February 13, 2009

nutritionlabelThere is so much confusion out there about which supplements to take to improve and maintain health that I’ve decided to write a series of posts on how to read and understand nutrition labels. Today, in part one, I’ll be discussing the advantages of pharmaceutical grade supplements, and what the difference is between them and the others, especially for those that suffer with digestive health issues. In today’s economy, it is more important than ever to make sure you are getting what you pay for, and unfortunately, that isn’t always the case when you are purchasing a cheaper brand of supplement or vitamin.


What are Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements?

Supplements that say pharmaceutical grade on the nutrition label are 98% pure. This means, for example, if you are trying to improve your digestive health by taking a supplement that contains 50 mg of Magnesium Malate in it, you will get at least 49 mg of the product in its pure form. Not only that, the product will contain virtually no added starches or fillers, which only serve to disrupt your digestion even more. On the other hand, a vitamin that doesn’t say pharmaceutical grade supplement on the label can have a variance of 30%-33%, which means it can claim to have no added starches and fillers but in actuality contain up to 33%. Moreover, this large variance also pertains to the amount of the vitamin or mineral you are taking to supposedly improve your health. So that great deal you thought you got on your vitamins turns out to be a total waste of your money, and even worse, it can actually be doing your body more harm than good.


Cheaper, lower grade supplements have a low absorption rate and tax your liver, kidney and endocrine system because they now have to use more energy to filter out the added fillers they contain. On top of that, if you are a person that suffers from poor digestive health, you may find yourself getting bloated and gassy because the cheaper brands, unbeknownst to you, contain products that your body can’t break down. Because these lower grade minerals and vitamins have less of the actual product you thought you were purchasing, they can sell them much cheaper. That’s why you see so many health stores advertising special deals like $6.00 for 60 pills. But these so-called deals are just a big waste of money because you are getting no health benefit from these supplements at all. Pharmaceutical grade supplements may look more expensive at first glance, but when you realize that you are actually getting exactly what the label says, you understand that it is really a much better deal.


Another option is supplements that say GMP on the nutrition label. GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices, and these minerals and vitamins have a variance of 10%. So they aren’t as good as pharmaceutical grade supplements, but they are much better for your health than the cheaper, lower grade brands. Another example of how misleading nutrition labels can be is Whey Protein Powder. You may buy a protein powder that claims to be 100% whey; but if it doesn’t say pharmaceutical grade or GMP on the label it only means that the whey that is in the container is 100%, not that the container is 100% whey. So, for example, if you bought a two pound container of protein powder that says 100% whey but isn’t pharmaceutical grade, you could actually have 70% of whey in the container while the rest of the 30% is nothing more than fillers, which among other things, can be very disruptive to your digestive health.


I know how frustrating it is to try your best to take care of your health, only to find out you are being mislead or confused into thinking something is better for you than it really is. At New Performance Nutrition, we make and sell only pharmaceutical grade supplements, so you can be sure you are getting exactly what you need. Unfortunately, not every nutrition center or health food store can promise you that. So, if you don’t purchase your supplements through us, make sure you read the nutrition label and find ones that specifically say pharmaceutical grade or GMP on them. Your body and your wallet will thank you for it.


Make sure to check back next week, when I post part two of this series. Until then, if you have any questions or suggestions on what to add to this series, please add them to our comment section. And if you want to learn more about pharmaceutical grade supplements, please visit us at

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The Two Key Componants in Attaining Killer Abs

February 11, 2009

crunchesOne of the most common questions I get at my fitness center is, “how can I get killer abs?” The answer to that question isn’t as straight forward as you may think, because it involves diet as much as it does exercise. In order to get that long, lean, flat look most people desire, you have to reduce your body fat before you see any results. The reason for this is because excess fat wraps around your abdominal muscles like a blanket, covering up what you are building underneath. So before I move on to the type of exercises you want to do to build up your core muscles, let’s take a look at how your diet plays a part. 




To begin with you want to avoid any junk foods that are filled with empty calories. Instead, your diet should contain proteins such as lean meats, beans and tofu because it helps repair muscle tissue damage done after exercise, and it is this cycle of damage and repair that builds up the muscles in your abs, as well as the rest of your body. Keep in mind your goal here is to lower your body fat, so stay away from fatty foods and foods filled with a lot of sugar. Instead of high calorie options, try choosing snacks and meals that are high in vitamins and energy and low in fat such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not only will this type of diet help you get the killer abs you are looking for, it is far healthier for you and gives you the energy you need to keep up with your workout.




Once you have gotten your diet in check, it’s time to move on to a workout routine that properly targets your abs. Now when most people think about abdominal exercises, they think of crunches. The problem here is the fact that most people do them incorrectly, which not only gives them little to no results, even if they have lowered their body fat, but also, increases the risk of back injury. The key here is to do your crunches in an unstable environment. In order to achieve this, you want to make sure your feet are securely planted on the floor by weights-or anything else that will ensure they don’t move while you’re exercising-and that your body is raised by placing pillows beneath you or sitting and/or lying on an exercise ball. Doing your crunches this way gives you more bang for your buck because it A) targets more muscles in your abdomen and B) burns more calories.


This is just a general idea of the best way to get those killer abs so many of you are looking for. The specific type of crunches you do and whether or not you do them on pillows, sitting on an exercise ball or lying on one depends on what area of your abdominals you want to target. The most important thing is that you get the most out of your workout. Combining the proper diet-that helps you lower your body fat-with the proper workout, will help you get the results you are looking for. But keep in mind that every person is unique and different and may require their own individual workout routine and diet. Because of this, we at New Performance Nutrition work with our clients to put them on a personalized plan that is suited for their individual needs.


So whether you decide to seek out professional help, or you want to take it on yourself, remember to start off slowly and build up, incorporate a healthy diet that will lower your body fat and do your crunches in an unstable environment and you will be well on your way to a flatter, tighter stomach.


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How to Fight the Cold and Flu and Win

February 9, 2009

coldfluIt’s that time of year again; the dreaded cold and flu season. As if I needed more proof of this, three of my clients are home sick as I write this. Health is something we all think about, but never more so than when we are laid out with a bad cold or a debilitating flu ourselves. But take heart because there are powerful foods and supplements you can take advantage of that will help you fight off what ails you.


Just to drive my point home, “anywhere from 5% to 20% of Americans get the flu each year, and more than 200,000 end up being hospitalized,” according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and many more than that will wrangle with a cold or two this year as well. The best thing you can do to ensure you aren’t part of this statistic is to keep yourself in optimal health, as this will help you prevent getting sick at all. Getting a healthy amount of antioxidants into your diet is one of the best ways to stay at your peak performance. And better yet, if you combine a healthy diet with specific pharmaceutical grade supplements, you will protect yourself even more.


Before I discuss the best way to incorporate antioxidants into your diet, let’s take a look at what they are and why they help maintain health. In an article for, Gloria Tsang, RD writes:


“antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage. Antioxidants act as “free radical scavengers” and hence prevent and repair damage done by these free radicals.

 Health problems such as heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, cancer etc are all contributed by oxidative damage. Indeed, a recent study conducted by researchers from London found that 5 servings of fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of stroke by 25 percent. Antioxidants may also enhance immune defense and therefore lower the risk of cancer and infection.”


So you see how important these nutrients are to our bodies. The free radical damage Ms. Tsang talks about that contribute to much more serious diseases also contribute to that nasty cold you got or the flu you may get this season. The good thing is that it is easy to get these substances through our food. As mentioned above, antioxidants are found in large supply in vegetables and fruits. Some of the best fruits you can eat to help prevent getting sick are berries of any variety, and the best part is they taste so good. Now, if you combine this healthier way of eating with pharmaceutical grade supplements, you have a really powerful tool in fighting against ill health.


The best combinations of supplements you can take to ward off the cold or help shorten the duration of the flu are Zinc, Magnesium and Calcium along with a good multivitamin. Magnesium is one of the most depleted minerals in our body, and it is vital for our immune system, so in order to help maintain good health, you should take a supplement that combines Magnesium with Zinc, which helps provide your body with a restful sleep and Calcium, which plays a crucial role in other systems of the body, such as the health and functioning of nerves and muscle tissue. At New Performance Nutrition, we offer pharmaceutical grade supplements, which is important because these are the highest, purest doses of vitamins and minerals you can get without a prescription. If you buy these over-the-counter, you are more than likely getting a watered down version that will have little to no affect on you at all. This is why I hear so many clients saying that vitamins never help them prevent sickness. But if you take the proper supplements, in the strongest, purest form and you take them correctly, you will see a big difference.


Nothing is our lives is worth living for, if we don’t have our health. Being sick is no fun, to be sure. At best it’s annoying, at worst it can interfere with you daily life and even become life threatening. We all think we have to just suffer through a cold and bide our time to allow the flu to work its way out of our system, but you can do something to help prevent them at all, or at least alleviate the suffering you go through. A healthy diet filled with antioxidants, combined with pharmaceutical grade supplements are two of the best weapons you have. What about you? What have you tried and found that works to fight the cold and flu? Please leave your comments, suggestions and questions about your experiences in health.


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Supplements That Help Slow Down the Aging Process

February 6, 2009

supplementsLet’s face it; we all want to look and feel our best. Aging gracefully has been replaced by our never ending desire to find anything and everything that aids in the anti-aging process. That’s probably why “statistics show that 11.7 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were done in the U.S. in 2007, up 2% from 2006,” according to an article by Miranda Hiti for But there are easier and safer ways to look and feel younger, and they come in the form of easy to take supplements; specifically, Omega 3-6-9, which contain fatty fish oil that our bodies need for optimal health.

We’ll start by looking at the health as well as anti-aging benefits of the Omega 3 vitamin. These supplements contain the most important 2 fatty acids, which are EPA and DHA. These are in limited supply and are found in fish oil, meaning of course any oily fish such as salmon, herring and sardines just to name a few. A quick note here, salmon is the king of the Omega 3 world. You want to look for wild caught salmon though, as the farm raised variety contains a high level of Mercury, which is toxic to the body. You can also get the anti-aging benefits of this fish oil by ingesting it through supplements. Again, Omega 3 is a major player in the health world because, in part, it contain EPA, which is necessary for the efficient functioning of the brain and the body at the cellular level. EPA helps slow down the aging process because it reduces inflammation and can provide protection against cardiovascular disease, arthritis, skin conditions, depression and other mood-related disorders. All of these things are critical players in what ages us all.

Now we’ll move on to the anti-aging benefits of Omega 6 supplements, which among other things, helps ease the bloating and pain associated with PMS. It also maintains healthy skin, hair and nails and generally helps to bring about hormonal and emotional balance. Omega 3 and Omega 6 interact with each other so the balance between them is crucial for good health. When you are talking about slowing down the aging process, you want to ensure you are taking care of your body both inside and out, and as you can see, Omega 6 covers areas that the fish oil in Omega 3 doesn’t.

As for Omega 9, it aids in the process as well, and when combined with Omega 3 and Omega 6, provide a powerful tool in the anti-aging fight, and taking all three of these supplements together cover just about every aspect of our health. For example, the main property of these vitamins allows viscosity of cell membranes, which means they are pliable allowing our blood to flow more freely throughout our body; through arteries to veins and back to the heart and lungs. Proper blood flow means better health, and better health is what we need in the fight against aging. Besides helping us look better on the outside, these supplements keep us more vital and youthful on the inside as well. And we all know when we feel good we look good. This combination also allows cells to rid toxins from the body and help us absorb proper nutrients.

Aging is a part of life, and that’s a good thing because with age comes wisdom. But that doesn’t mean we have to get old before our time, or even that we can’t take advantage of the anti-aging benefits of the stuff nature has made available to us like healthy fish oil. Taking supplements of Omega 3-6-9 won’t stop the hands of time, but it will keep us at our peak performance, which is what we all want no matter how old we are. What are your thoughts on the aging process? Should we accept it and age gracefully, or should we fight it tooth and nail. Do you take any of the supplements mentioned, and if so, do you think they help keep you younger from the inside out? leave a comment, question or suggerstions, and let us know what your experiences have been.

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