3 Ways to Enhance Your Workouts
Whether you are looking to get a jump on a new you, tired of being tired or maybe you just want to change the way you look, here are 3 Ways to Enhance Your Workouts.
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The paleo diet, by gastroenterologist Walter L. Voegtlin, is one of the most natural ways to improve your health. To adhere to the paleo diet, one lives by the guiding principle that our bodies evolved to digest certain types of foods. Since the agricultural revolution came after our bodies evolved to digest meat, vegetables, berries, and nuts, paleo diet proponents argue that it is not healthy for our bodies to make them process wheat products, legumes, or starchy carbohydrates. These foods are some of the most nutrient dense but there are reasons to supplement. If you want a paleo multivitamin it’s worth knowing what to look for.
The idea of supplementing while living the paleo lifestyle is not inferring that our diets are not healthy but rather that there are nutrients that we might want more of. Thats the reason we made SIX Nutrition and why a Paleo multivitamin is worthwhile. The wholesome foods considered to be paleo include game meat, fish, vegetables, wild fruits, eggs, and nuts. As a general rule, these foods are high in animal fat and protein and low in carbohydrates and sugars. Here is a short list of reasons a paleo multivitamin, like SIX Nutrition, makes sense.
1. Most vitamins are tablets and are not readily absorbed. SIX Nutrition only uses the highest quality capsules for rapid and proper absorption. Whatever paleo multivitamin you choose, be sure to buy one that is encapsulated. See our post about tablet vs capsule vitamins here
2. It’s not necessarily important to get high amounts of omega-3, but it’s really important to balance omega-3 and omega-6 consumption. The goal is not to eat more and more omega-3 fats, but less and less omega-6. Don’t go overboard and try not to have any thought, they are essential fats after all. If you don’t frequently consume more omega-6 fats than our ancestors would have, you would probably benefit from either eating more wild oily fish or 1 or 2 grams of high quality fish oil per day in your Paleo Multivitamin
3. Probiotics improve the digestion of the foods you eat for the most natural pure energy from your normal foods.
4. Natural Energy from caffeine is superior to lab grown anhydrous caffeine. Green tea and Guarana seed extract have naturally smooth caffeine for all day energy.
5. Vitamin D- Unless you eat tons of wild caught oily fish and get plenty of sunlight exposure, chances are you would benefit from more vitamin D.
6. CoQ10.Heart disease is a major killer in our country, primarily because of our diet. A recent study in Japan revealed that clinically ill patients who suffered from severe heart failure readily absorbed ubiquinol CoQ10 into their bloodstreams and showed improvements in all health parameters.
7. The Paleo diet provides a far better mix than the typical American diet but when we make the change to Paleo, we are already starting with a deficit, as evidenced by bad body composition, poor energy levels, and altered hormones.
Most people making the change to the Paleo lifestyle are coming from diet that is usually not optimal, like a typical American diet. Moreover, the USA food supply is so altered that most Americans may not be getting the full nutritional value that they could or should get. This is the primary reason it is such a good idea to use a Paleo multivitamin.
Want to know more about paleo and how a Paleo multivitamin could be beneficial? Check out our what is Paleo blog post here.
Firstly, we want you to know that we have lowered the price of our SIX for MEN daily packs across the board.
So, you are probably wondering how we managed to lower the price, it works like this. We made a conscious decision when we started SIX Nutrition a few years ago that we would sell direct to our customers. This choice was made because we understood the economics of supplement companies and their products. Cheap supplements are not always good supplements. Below is why-
If we want to sell a product on a store shelf (like GNC or Vitamin Shoppe) at $49.95, the retailer would buy it for at best 50% of the sales cost (less than $24.95). There is only a slight possibility that they would buy it directly from us at that price, so they would probably buy it from a wholesaler who would take a cut of about the same magnitude so between $10 and $12 dollars. The manufacturer (us) needs to make a little money so they would want about the same cut and that means the cost to manufacture of a month supply of that supplement would run about $4-$6. They do this by using fillers and cheap ingredients wherever possible.
Most people just go with it. That is CRAZY, right? Just to be clear, this is very common. That $75 tub of protein you take is amazing, but they make it for about $5-$10. NOW, here is how we differ from other companies- we could have taken and used the $4-$6 dollar cost to make a product fit in the market and try to differentiate ourselves somehow, or we could have doubled the quality, spent more than twice as much upfront for an amazing and effective product that works. This meant that if we wanted to sell our product through the traditional supplement channels, after everyone takes their cut, the customer would be paying around $89- $99 for a month supply!
BANANAS! Cheap supplements are not always good supplements.
So, we cut out the middle men and have been able to pass the savings on to you as the customer and you get a product that is twice as effective for the same price as you would expect to pay at a big box nutrition store. Where most companies start with a $4 cost and build cheap supplements, We built a product and then figured out the price we would need to sell it at. This still does not explain how we lowered our price though, sorry about the ramble, but not really.
You may not know this, but SIX Nutrition was started by a few friends who wanted a supplement that they believed in and was convenient. We bootstrapped it, worked with the top scientists and formulators and manufacturers in the country and made a product we believed it. Our first production run was outrageous and we barely made enough money to cover the cost of the materials. We believed wholly in the product and people loved it. Our next production run was larger and thanks to quantities of scale we were able to make a big cost cut in the sourcing of many of our ingredients without sacrificing one thing on quality. No compromises.
Fast forward a few more years and more than 10 million pills sold and we are able to get some of the absolute lowest prices on the best ingredients around because of our quantities. Instead of taking and pocketing this money, we want to pass the savings on. We want to lower the price point so that more people can try our premium supplements. We want everyone to know that you can buy the best supplements available direct from the manufacturer and by doing so, save money. Right?
Anyway, like we said initially, we have already implemented the change so you don’t need to do anything to take advantage of it, but we would appreciate you passing this info on to anyone who is taking premium or cheap supplements. Let them know about the economics of cheap supplements. Let them know how you go direct and get the best product available.
Thanks, Team SIX
Omega-3 fatty acids are most commonly derived from fish oils, including tuna and salmon, and they have been linked to numerous health benefits. But now, a new study suggests that having higher levels of omega-3 DHA is associated with better sleep.
The researchers, from the University of Oxford in the UK, have published results of their study in the Journal of Sleep Research.
They conducted their research in 362 children from the UK between the ages of 7 and 9 years old, who were not recruited based on sleep problems.
According to the study, sleep problems in children are associated with poor health and behavioral and cognitive problems, the same health issues associated with deficiencies of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
As such, the team investigated whether taking 600 mg supplements of omega-3 DHA would improve sleep.
To begin, the team had parents and carers rate their child’s sleep habits during a typical week, which revealed that 40% of the children had clinical-level sleep problems, including resistance to bedtime, anxiety about sleep and waking in the middle of the night.
Wrist sensors were then fitted to 43 of the children with sleep problems to monitor their movements as they slept over 5 nights. Additionally, the team recorded levels of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the children, using fingerstick blood samples.
Though previous studies have suggested associations between poor sleep and low blood omega-3 levels in infants and children with behavior or learning difficulties, the researchers say to their knowledge, this is the first study to assess links between sleep and fatty acid status in healthy children.
Results of the study revealed that, compared with the children who took the corn or soybean placebo, children who were taking daily omega-3 supplements experienced nearly 1 hour more sleep each night.
Additionally, they experienced seven fewer walking episodes per night, compared with the placebo group.
The team also found that fewer sleep problems are associated with higher ratios of DHA in relation to the long-chain omega-6 fatty arachidonic acid (AA).
Lead study author Prof. Paul Montgomery says:
“To find clinical level sleep problems in 4 in 10 of this general population is a cause for concern. Various substances made within the body from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have long been known to play key roles in the regulation of sleep.”
“For example,” he adds, “lower ratios of DHA have been linked with lower levels of melatonin, and that would fit with our finding that sleep problems are greater in children with lower levels of DHA in their blood.”
Want to improve your sleep patterns? Sleep better with higher omega-3 levels. You can get fish oil pills in various sizes and forms. SIX Nutrition offers Premium Icelandic Fish Oil in 90 Day supply for 29.95
If you’re reading this, you are a human and your body consists of 70% water. Guess what? Water evaporates. And when water evaporates from your body, it leaves you in a bad place–depleting you of hydration and precious, electrolytes. So, whether you’re running an Ultra across the Mohave, or just sitting at your desk–you need to hydrate and rehydrate often with HYDRA.
16 oz of water every morning helps increase your metabolism by 24 percent for the next 90 minutes. Also, muscle cells grow faster when they’re hydrated. Drink at lease one gallon of water through the course of the day.
To help athletes hydrate, we recently shared Hydra with Ultra Runners at the SIX Nutrition Salt Flats 100 and we were blown away with the response, for example, Sean said “I noticed a strong, but smooth influx in energy within about 15 minutes of taking this product. Nice alternative to jittery energy drinks I’ve used in the past.”
When we started SIX Nutrition about 3 years ago we built the perfect men’s vitamin because, well frankly, 4 of the 5 of us founders are men. We knew we wanted a women’s version of such an amazing product but women are categorically different than men and we wanted to get it right from day one. We wanted to be able to compliment SIX for MEN with SIX for WOMEN: Vitamins for Women.
We met with wives, moms, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, athletes, professionals, doctors, lawyers, students, and everyone we knew could give us input and feedback on the needs of women. We took that to our scientists and formulators for their review and input and all they said was, “Wow! This is more than complete, this is incredible”.
So after formulating our SIX for WOMEN: Vitamins for Women we tested them with the same wives, moms, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, athletes, professionals, doctors, lawyers, students… You get the picture. We tweaked some stuff, tested again, and round and around until we felt that we could put the SIX Nutrition name on this product and feel good recommending it to the women we loved.
It is with that in mind that we are thrilled to introduce the newest members of the SIX Nutrition family. SIX for WOMEN: Vitamins for Women. With products made specifically for women like:
Order for you, or the special lady in your life, today at SIXNUTRITION.com/store.
Want to better understand what we mean by how women need different vitamins than men and about SIX for WOMEN: Vitamins for Women? Check out this blog post by Ali Smith- Women Need Different Vitamins Than Men
I get all day energy from a Women’s Vitamin. That’s right, a multi vitamin. Are you a mother like me? Do you find yourself dragging on all day? Let me share a little about me.
I’ve got triplets. Yup, take a moment to take that in – triplet boys- that are now two-year-old toddlers. Whirling dervishes on the constant go, daredevils, explorers, destructors, builders, runners, climbers, fighters, and lovers. While I may be convinced they run on infinite nuclear energy, I do not. I’ve got to be at the top of my game to play with these kiddos.
You’d think my daily fix would be a triple shot iced ½ soy ½ milk, 3 sugars, 1 squirt vanilla, maybe hot -if I’m cold- latte, but it’s not. It’s the right daily multi-vitamin that keeps me running for my three squirts. My energy, hormones, and my nutritional needs are balanced with a specific women’s formula for my very unbalanced life. I’m not saying there are no caffeine days, but each day I face is a healthy one with my multi-vitamin. Because I gotta feel like a super woman, I need a super vitamin. I need my all day energy from my women’s vitamin.
I find that all day energy from my women’s vitamin it with SIX Nutrition. Wether I use the simple and easy on the go pack of everything I need or wether I mix and match my individual products like Icelandic Fish Oil, Energy and Probiotics, Bone Health or Women’s Heart Health to create the ideal vitamin for my needs. I know I am getting the nutrition my body needs. I know I can get all day energy. When I use the convenient tear pouch, I don’t have to pack up pills every day (like the diaper bag), I just grab and go. It works because my kids have already gone and I can go get them. Speaking of which, I’m chasing them now. Gotta go.
Women need different Vitamins than Men. It’ true. Just like jeans, shirts, shoes, and so on; women are just different enough from men that it is not a one size (or gender) fits all world.
Yes, I get it, you think I’m stating the obvious – MEN AND WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT! Right? All right, so if we’re all on the same page here (which is a rare thing), then why do we all take the same daily multi-vitamins? Yeah, yeah the basics are great – some Vitamin C, some B’s, throw in a little A, but when it comes to iron, folic acid, amino acids, calcium, etc., it’s critical we get the perfect fit – like a fine stiletto. A little ½ size makes a BIG difference!
Women need different Vitamins than Men because we ARE different. We ladies need the right vitamins no matter which shoe we wear because we are on the go! We’ve got hormones; mood, energy, bone & heart health, kids, dinner, work, exercise, the dog, cat, and kitchen sink to think about 24/7. It’s a lot to walk with, so we need a spirited stride in our step! Vitamins and minerals are THE foundation to wellness and ready us for the runway of life. Thats just the tip of the iceberg about how women need different vitamins than men too. We could get into the science behind it but we’ll leave that for a different day.
My “best dressed” go-to spot for a special Women’s specific multi is SIX Nutrition. They just get it. They built a tough multi for active guys and have now launched a dynamic women’s formula. Their mission is to power our needs – to get everyone able to #domore. That’s what women do, we do more. So SIX allows me to strut my stuff in all my shoes!
If you’re reading this, you are a human and your body consists of 70% water. Guess what? Water evaporates. And when water evaporates from your body, it leaves you in a bad place–depleting you of hydration and precious, electrolytes. So, whether you’re running an Ultra across the Mohave, or just sitting at your desk– get all day hydration withHYDRA.
At SIX Nutrition we only create quality products that we use daily and we stand behind; Hydra epitomizes that completely. Hydra is the ultimate all day hydration drink mix. Use a couple small scoops to your water bottle when you workout or go a little thicker with it for an extra kick mid afternoon to help you crank out those emails you put off all day.
We recently shared Hydra with Ultra Runners at the SIX Nutrition Salt Flats 100 and we were blown away with the response with feedback like our friend Sean said “I notice a strong, but smooth influx in energy within about 15 minutes of taking this product. Nice alternative to jittery energy drinks I’ve used in the past.”
Try Hydra today and get and of course our 90 Day Money Back Guarantee here.
The Story Behind the Legend
Featured in most regions, the HYDRA tonics were valiantly reaped, centuries ago, from the ichor of the grand serpent–Hydra. Soon after, the tonics mysteriously vanished, drifted into fabled legend, and were thought to be lost for all time…
Now, forged within the eternal spring, HYDRA’s master ENERGY meld is imbued with vitamins & natural energy to function symbioticlly within the metabolism of your own flesh. It delivers to you an undeviating, unwavering pure energy for your forthcoming battles.