• Mineral Miracles

    Have you ever had a craving to eat dirt? It sounds bizarre, but people have been eating dirt for a long time. Why? Pliny the Elder, an ancient Roman author and natural philosopher documents people eating the soil on the Greek island of Lemnos. Hippocrates, the father of western...
  • Gracie Essentials Gracie Whey

    Whey protein is probably one of, if not the most, popular dietary supplement among jiu-jitsu athletes. Because the rigors of jiu-jitsu can take a pretty heavy toll on our bodies and muscles, we need protein that aids in the overall recovery process. Whey protein is one of the two...
  • Make Every Z Count!

    You’ve heard how important it is to get 7-9 hours of good sleep each night. This is when your body heals itself. When thinking about recovery most athletes think about sore muscles, but you also need to consider your structural system of ligaments, tendons and joints, your hormonal system,...
  • Whole Food vs Supplements

    Is it possible for athletes to achieve optimum performance through healthy diet alone? You eat a reasonably good diet, get in some green veggies every day and try to limit the junk food, right?  Why then do you need to use nutritional supplements at all? You don’t. Unless you...
  • Essential Oils

    I know what you’re thinking. Essential oils and aromatherapy, that stuff’s for yoga moms and hippies. Well, that might be true, but there are actually clinical trials there to back up many of the claims associated with essential oils and their use in aromatherapy. The idea dates back to...
  • Have Questions? We Have Answers!

    Q: I think it’s great that more tournaments are being tested for performance enhancing drugs, but that also makes me nervous. I’m not taking anything that I would consider cheating, but what are some things I might be consuming that would show up on a test? I’d hate to...
  • CoQ10 (Ubiquinol)

    If you pay any attention to supplement marketing and you’ve heard the name “CoQ10” thrown around, it’s probably been associated with ageing. Not very often do you hear about it being marketed towards athletes. But Coenzyme Q10 is produced by our bodies and helps our cell’s mitochondria during intense...
  • Animal based Protein Supplements Explained

    We’ve done reader surveys and have discovered that nearly 50% of our readership takes some type of protein supplement. So, how do you know which ones are good and which ones you should take? Easy! I’m going to tell you. I will cover the different types of animal based...
  • Kombucha The Black Belt of Teas

    If you don’t live under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of kombucha. (Especially if you’re known to hang out in jiu-jitsu gyms.)  Although the fermented tea has been around for thousands of years, it has recently made a splash in the health, fitness, and natural food industries. Kombucha dominates...
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