supplements

  • 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,...
  • Herb Man

    Ancient civilizations used natural herbs to treat and cure many ailments, today Eastern medicine continues to use natural herbs with measurable and scientifically proven effects. Lost Empire Herbs was started by three brothers, each of them looking for natural remedies to ease the stresses of weightlifting, grappling, and just...
  • The New Lunch Box 5 Must Have Snacks for Every Gear Bag

    Never hear, “give me your lunch money” again because you know jiu-jitsu. Also, you no longer need to carry cash with you because after reading this article you will be prepared for any situation by having some power packed snacks right in your bag. Think about what you carry...
  • 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...
  • The Fantastic Four.

    Four Keys That Can Help You Go Lean! It’s that time of year. The beginning of the year is always full of people trying to lose weight. Whether it’s, “this is the year I am finally going to get the weight off” or simply losing the few extra pounds...
  • Amino Acids

    Pick up any body building magazine and you’re sure to see big glossy ads featuring hulked out beasts telling you that you need to buy their favorite brand of amino acids. But, just what are amino acids, what are the benefits of amino acids and should you care? Let’s...