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How I (Quickly) Became a Run Commuter

May 10, 2018
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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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Pre-Pregnancy Planning

May 6, 2018
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Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health really matters!…

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Ditch the Gym! 5 Reasons to Exercise Outside

May 3, 2018
exercise

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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Making 2018 Your Healthiest & Fittest

January 9, 2018
2018

If there’s one thing that’s certain about 2018, this year is your oyster. Whether you’ve made a resolution to lose weight, get healthier, fitter, or just feel better overall, there’s no better time to start than today.  Is 2018 the year you finally get a good night’s sleep? Finally bid digestion woes adieu? Say goodbye to inflammation? Meet those workout goals? It can be. New year, new you! Better yet? We’re here to help you make those 2018 dreams come…

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MCTs: An Introduction

December 10, 2017
MCTs

Omega Sport+™ (US/CA) is a fantastic oil blend that features a unique good kind of fat called medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs for short. MCTs and omega fatty acids have different physical chemistries. Other oil molecules need to go through a complex digestion process, but MCTs take a shortcut. MCTs are more easily mixed with water or other liquids. They have a different shape and a shorter number of molecules. Thus, they get absorbed easily into the bloodstream from the gut; they…

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How Vitamin D Keeps You in the Game

November 16, 2017
Vitamin D

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
smoothie boosters

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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Fuel Your Adventure with Omega Sport+

September 18, 2017
Omega Sport+

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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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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Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
athlete spotlight

Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight. “As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they…

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