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Category: Health & Nutrition

Electrolyte Supplement Innovation

What’s Next for Electrolytes?

March 22nd, 2021

Spoiler alert: not more sugar. We’ve all seen Liquid IV crush it, and then inspire numerous copycats. Those like Gatorade, Nuun and Ultima have been here all along, but Liquid IV seems to have taken the hydration category to new highs. By the look of recent sales, you would have thought our country was ravaged […]

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Tributyrin What You Should Know

What You Need to Know About Tributyrin and Gut Health

February 3rd, 2021

In this article, we’re talking about gut health and the benefits of tributyrin, the #1 postbiotic. Keep reading for the breakdown of what makes a healthy gut versus unhealthy gut, what butyrate is, what you need to know about tributyrin, and why CoreBiome® tributyrin is particularly important. Can you believe that there was a time […]

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Stress and Mood: A Formulator's Guide

Stress and Mood: A Formulator’s Guide

January 26th, 2021

From anti-stress to pro-mood Plus, add a little energy and focus! We can make stress products not only anti-stress but also pro-energy, mood and focus. While we typically think of stress as “bad”, the reality is that some stress can be positive (e.g. resistance training, HIIT, athletic competition, etc.), as well as necessary. Exposure to […]

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healthy sweets

CSI Tasting Room: Healthy Sweets (Featuring Smart Sweets)

September 9th, 2020

Now that consumers are becoming more aware of what goes into their bodies, brands are creating healthier alternatives to the typical snacks and sweet treats we are all used to. Our series, CSI Tasting Room, aims to look at different formulas and products and dive deeper. We examine what makes a product innovative, what products […]

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low-carb diet

Formulating for the Low-Carb Diet: Is it Still Relevant?

September 1st, 2020

Attention formulators! Keto is as relevant as ever. It’s one of the top diets in the world, and intermittent fasting is Google searched at a white-hot pace. The “real” question is “How to do keto?” The low-carb movement will likely last years or decades. You can also directly target the keto market, but that will […]

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gut health and immunity

Gut Health and Immunity: Article Round-Up

April 8th, 2020

It’s no secret that gut health is linked to many other systems in the human body. In fact, over the past decade or so, this has been brought to light to the masses. Now, many people are finding that gut health and immunity go hand-in-hand.  We’re bringing you a round-up of articles that show that […]

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low-carb diet, coffee

Collagen and Functional Coffee: Collagen, Phase 2

January 30th, 2020

For many who use collagen, they use both collagen and coffee on a daily basis. Daily use presents an immense economic opportunity. But because collagen and functional coffee is fairly new, sales may be slower if you’re a retail brand on Wal-Mart shelves, for example. But if you have influencers, Facebook groups, email lists, YouTube […]

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Collagen, Phase 2: Beauty from within and gut-skin

January 30th, 2020

If you’re a global brand, look to Asia. While the opportunity in North America is giant, the opportunity in Asia is colossal. The opportunities in beauty-from-within are more complex due to various dosage forms including powder, capsule, creams and more. In powder form, your collagen product could include ceramides, selenium, SOD (superoxide dismutase), grape seed […]

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What are Short Chain Fatty Acids?

Active Lifestyle and Collagen: Phase 2 Collagen Formulas

January 29th, 2020

We all receive two messages on nearly a daily basis: Just a small quantity of exercise can turn one’s health around. Obesity and chronic disease rates are rising. After years of these messages, people are listening. A majority of people are now engaged in learning how to live an active lifestyle (make sure to download […]

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Keto and Collagen: Phase 2 Collagen Formulas

January 29th, 2020

Keto and collagen – how do we merge the two? Keto is also known as the low-carb movement. Low-carb is a global macro trend that could last years or decades. It may morph into the “low sugar” movement as people separate fiber carbs from sugar carbs, but low-carb will remain. If low-carb is the macro […]

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Nutrition and Supplementation in Gaming: The Ultimate Guide

January 7th, 2020

Proper nutrition is critical to an athlete’s performance, focus, stamina, and recovery. Field sport athletes have known about the importance of a proper diet for decades, but only recently has the same attention been given to the eating habits of eSports athletes, or nutrition in gaming. While much debate has raged over whether gamers really […]

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#TeamCSI Challenge: Austin Half Marathon

January 6th, 2020

A couple months back the Bare Performance Nutrition (BPN) team announced the Run One More Challenge. The challenge is to run either the Austin 5k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon with team BPN this February. But, true to BPN’s brand and owner Nick Bare’s way of living, they’re asking participants to “Run One More”, or […]

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olive oil

The Real Truth About Fats

December 16th, 2018

On the global scale, we have failed to promote accurate dietary guidelines for improving our health. We can’t necessarily be blamed for initially thinking fat would make us fat – it is called fat, after all. However, after 40-50 years of climbing death rates and incidence of lifestyle diseases, we absolutely must be more critical […]

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low-carb diet

What Are Fats? A Scientific Approach to Fats

November 16th, 2018

What are fats? You may have heard from someone before, “healthy fats include chocolate and coconut oil.” But the same person who told you that also said saturated fats were unhealthy. Those saying “healthy fats” are confused because all fats, apart from the very few exceptions, are healthy. Those with a confusing, mixed message about […]

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nuts and seeds

Micronutrients in the Keto Diet: The Definitive Guide (Infographic)

January 16th, 2018

When excluding particular foods, food categories, or macronutrient groups from the diet, the opportunity for deficiency to present itself increases. Therefore, it is no surprise that pushback is due to lack of micronutrients in the keto diet. We are here to bust some of the myths surfacing around this topic. A close examination of our […]

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