Understanding vitamin D’s communication via receptors throughout the body has opened up insight into new roles of this vitamin well beyond bone health that include immune health and athletic performance.Read More
For both competitive and recreational athletes, this mineral plays a critical role in physical performance. Magnesium plays a vital role in cellular reactions that release energy from carbohydrates and fats; it also plays a direct role in proper muscle contraction which is of particular importance during strength training and endurance activity.Read More
Your body systems consist of bones, organs, tissues, trillions of cells (both yours and microbial cells) and of course muscles—you name it! Each plays a unique role in how our body functions. Our muscles work in different ways and although it seems simple to raise your legs or flex your arms, the mechanics of these bodily processes can be complex and are heavily dependent on foods as an energy or fuel source and the quality of the nutrients that foods contain! Many minerals play a key role in regulating our bodily processes, such as the act of muscle contraction and relaxation. The major minerals of muscle contraction and relaxation are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a role in over 700 reactions within our body.1 Magnesium is essential from head to toe, being particularly important for energy production and for regulating the muscular, skeletal, and cardiovascular systems and immune and hormonal function.1 Our muscles are in fact very rich in magnesium—a massive 25 to 30% of total body magnesium is in the muscle (and around 50 to 60% is stored in the bone).1 With this in mind, think about the muscles in your body. There are skeletal muscles visible in your arms and legs as they are attached to bones, but there are two other muscle types—smooth muscle within internal organs, and then cardiac muscle is found within the walls of the heart.2 With over 600 muscles in the body,2 you can imagine the large role that magnesium has in our muscular system.Read More
What was your motivation for joining the 90-Day Challenge?
My motivation for starting this Challenge was to see if NeoLife could help me reach the big goals I set and boost my overall fitness levels. I was shocked to win the 30-Day Challenge so I wanted to continue to push myself and see if I had it in me to win the 90-Day. I set some tough goals that I never had even thought possible but was determined to reach them!Read More
“When I was a month old I went through major surgeries and had 80% of my small intestine removed. I was not supposed to live when I was a baby. But Praise the Lord, I am now a healthy, athletic, young man. This however has made it very difficult for me to process food and nutrients correctly and has made it hard for me to gain weight. Being an 18-year old male and only weighing 140 pounds was not satisfactory for me.Read More
Be Your Best Challenge Winner
Baylor exceeded his fitness goal of gaining 4 pounds of muscle in 30 days and won $1,000 cash! Read what he says about his awesome results on the Breakfast Pack…Read More
When you’re leading an active lifestyle, getting the right balance of macro and micronutrients is absolutely critical. Intense exercise depletes your body of nutrients, energy, and protein, so replacing those nutrients is necessary to prevent deficiencies that can negatively impact health. Athletes and trainers alike know that peak nutrition status is an integral component of optimal sports performance and that high-quality nutrition can give you the competitive edge needed to train, perform, and recover. But with so many products out there, how do you choose the one that’s right for you?
Finally, the answers you’ve been looking for on how to pick the right sports protein!
Gained 16 pounds of Muscle
Josiah hit his goal of gaining muscle and won $1,000 cash in the Be Your Best Fitness Challenge!
“After years of being skinny and having an incredibly hard time gaining muscle mass and weight, I have successfully gone from 137 lbs. (Dec. 1st, 2015) to 153 lbs. (March 1st, 2016). A 16 pound increase!