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    Lauren Gibbs - Unlikely Olympian

    Lauren Gibbs - Unlikely Olympian
    I think when most people think of an Olympian, they picture a 20 something year old athlete that has been groomed in their sport for most of their life.  At 34-years-old, as I glance over at my Olympic Silver medal emitting light (or so it seems) it is still hard to believe that I can now and forever call myself an Olympian. I found the sport of bobsled at the age of 30 by complete accident. It started with a simple question from a friend of mine in a Crossfit gym. “How much do you back squat?”...

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    EarthNutri’s First Sponsored Athlete – Anthony Marsella

    EarthNutri’s First Sponsored Athlete – Anthony Marsella

    We’re so happy to announce that we have our first sponsored athlete —

    Anthony Marsella

    Anthony Marsella has made a quick stride in boxing, from the amateurs to the pro’s, defeating some of the top ranked fighters in the country. After graduating high school, Anthony decided to go full time in boxing with hopes to make the 2016 Olympic Team. A dream that was cut short due to torn ligament in his shoulder, Marsella Jr. then turned pro after recovering instead in April of 2016.

     

    Anthony Marsella 02Photo by Jhonny Vargas

    Anthony then traveled cross country with nothing but the money from his first professional fight to catch the eye of Floyd Mayweather in hopes to seek out better training to improve his skills and keep his career in the right direction. It wasn’t more than 2 days after landing in Las Vegas that Floyd Mayweather heard about Anthony’s sparring in the gym and then reached out to the young fighter to help him get on his feet in Vegas to stay, live, and train there regularly.

    Anthony is going into 2018 with 7 professional fights, already scheduled to fight again as early as February 2018 is a big year because at the pace he is at now he will have 10 to 12 fights under his belt by the end of the year.

    We’re so excited to have him as a part of our EarthNutri™ Fam and so proud to have him as our first EarthNutri™ Sponsored Athlete. Keep an eye out for him! He’s going to be doing big things!

    Check Anthony repping his EarthNutri™ gear (starting @ 4:31) while he busts out his cardio workout in the video below.

    Check him out on social media!

     

    The Benefits of K2

    The Benefits of K2

    What is Vitamin K2? 

    There are a lot of benefits of Vitamin K2, but what exactly is it? Vitamin K is a huge factor in helping the blood clot. Which in turn helps prevents excessive bleeding. Unlike many other vitamins, it’s not a supplement. It’s actually a group of compounds built in ones diet that help with overall health. Vitamin K1 can be found in plants, whereas Vitamin K2 is taken from meats, cheeses, and eggs.

    Recently, some have researched the effects of K2 and the results have showed that some may use it to treat osteoporosis and steroid-induced bone loss.

    Why Take Vitamin K2?

    A health provider may suggest to take vitamin K if you have a deficiency since low levels can elevate the risk of uncontrolled bleeding. K deficiencies are rare. People who may more commonly have a K2 deficiency are those who:

    • Have diseases that affect absorption in the digestive tract.
    • Take drugs that interfere with the vitamin K absorption
    • Are severely malnourished
    • Drink alcohol heavily

    The Benefits of Vitamin K2

    1. Bone and Dental Health

    K2 may improve mineralization of bones and teeth thus strengthening your overall bone health. It also lowers the risk of fractures and cavities. This is great for people who many suffer with osteoporosis.

    2. Sexual Health

    K2 also increases testosterone and fertility in males. K2 also decreases androgens in females with POCs.

    3. Performance

    K2 may also improve energy that can help with exercise and fitness.

    4. Heart and Kidney Health

    K2 may prevent atherosclerosis and kidney stones.

    5. Metabolic Health

    K2 may also help increase insulin productivity and sensitivity.

    6. Cancer Protection

    K2 may also help turn off cancer genes that make cells healthy.

    There is such a wide variety of benefits of vitamin K2. If you think you’re not getting enough K2 talk to your health care provider. Try increasing your intake with leafy greens for K1 and grass-fed dairy products and fermented foods for K2.

    If you opt to take a K2 supplement, make sure it’s MK-7 (This can be found in our K2+D3+Aquamin F supplement.) unless one is taking drugs that reduce blood clotting by reducing the action of vitamin K, are advised to avoid MK-7 supplements.

    Want to share the knowledge of the benefits of vitamin K2? Save this social media infographic below and share with your loved ones.

    Benefits Of K2

    3 Types of GMOs

    3 Types of GMOs

    Did you know that there are 3 Types of GMOs that are legal here in the United States? As many as 60 to 70 percent of all foods sold in U.S. supermarkets may contain some genetically modified foods, according to Keith and Renee Schneider, assistant professors in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of the University of Florida. Soybeans and corn, common ingredients in a number of processed foods, are the most common genetically modified crops in the U.S. But because the Food and Drug Administration considers genetically modified foods to be equivalent to naturally produced foods, these foods are not labeled in any way. 

    Here’s some truth about GMOs and how they are used. Also, check out our graphics below. Feel free to share them and spread the knowledge! 

    Bt Toxin

    Bt Toxin (aka Bacillus Thuringiensis) crops are genetically engineered to have a built-in toxic pesticide and to constantly produce it at all times. When bugs try to eat this GMO crop, they are instantly killed. The most common crops that use Bt Toxin are Corn, Soy, and Cotton. 

    Roundup Ready

    The crop has been genetically engineered to withstand “Roundup,” which is an herbicide. We can spray them with all the herbicide we want, and the crops just won’t die. Unfortunately, everything else around it does. All insects, all the nutrient-rich weeds, the good bacteria in the soil, etc. It soaks into the plant and does NOT wash off. 

    Desired Trait

    A desired trait crop is one that does not contain an injected pesticide. Instead, it’s genetically modified for a desired trait. The process has two promoters on either end of it. These promoters’ jobs are to wake genes up to get the desired trait. (A greener apple, for example.) 

    So, now that you know all of that The best way to go about avoiding all of the hard chemicals is simply to have an organic non-gmo lifestyle.

    LIFE HACK: Your labels tell you everything. According to the example shown, look for the numbers that tell you whether or not it’s conventionally grown or organic.

    Conventionally grown produce will have a 4 digit code that starts with a 3 or a 4. The organic stickers will have a 5 digit code starting with 9. By all means stay away from the genetically modified labels that are 5 digits and start with the number 8. Also consuming all natural products and supplements with the most natural ingredients is just as important as eating all natural, non-gmo, organic foods.

    We hope you found this informative. If there are any topics you would like more information in regards to health, nutrition, or performance we’d be happy to research it. Here at EarthNutri™ we believe in transparency and educating others to live the best life possible!

     

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