Garcinia cambogia is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. While the fruit itself is pretty rare in U.S. grocery stores, it’s the source of an increasingly popular
Vitamin A is a catch-all term for a variety of fat-soluble compounds that are important to human health. Also known as retinol, some research suggests a lack of Vitamin A can negatively impact
Magnesium is a vital nutrient, playing a role in literally hundreds of enzyme systems in our body. It helps regulate protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, glucose levels and even blood pressure (1)(2).
Citrulline is gaining increasing popularity as a supplement that may increase blood flow, with some studies suggesting that it might help with power output and endurance during workouts. This non-essential amino acid is
Collagen is the most abundant type of protein found in mammals, found in skin, organs, bones, cartilage and other tissues (1). Research does suggest that collagen plays a role in skin health; as
Niacin, commonly referred to as Vitamin B3, is a water-soluble nutrient that aids in our cell’s energy system. Basically, niacin helps turn carbs, fats, and proteins into energy that your body can use.
Though its popularity has increased in recent years, spirulina has been used as a dietary aid for centuries. This blue-green algae is nutrient-rich, containing ample protein, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3,
Though its popularity has certainly increased in the last few decades, the stevia plant has actually been used as a sweetener for centuries (1). Containing so few calories and carbohydrates that it is
Some people only know of ginseng as an ingredient in energy drinks and unusual candy bars, but the plant — actually the root of plants in the Panax genus — has some compelling
There’s no denying that protein is a fundamental component of any diet and for people whose priorities include building muscle, losing fat, or managing hunger, increasing protein intake can be important. But protein