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4 Powerful Joint Care Supplements

Chronic joint pain can affect knees, hands, elbows, shoulders, and hips. Anywhere where bones meet with cartilage in between can be a hotspot for inflammation, swelling, reduced mobility, and pain.  Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease, affecting over 400 million people worldwide; 32 million in the US alone [1,2]. The disability rate for OA…

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Musculoskeletal Health: A Benefit of Gua Sha

If you’ve been curious about circular or striped red marks on the skin of people around you, you may have observed the short-term after-effects of Gua sha or cupping.  The related practices of ancient cupping and muscle scraping, also known as “Gua sha”, have recently gained popularity in Western alternative medicine and wellness communities. So…

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Vitamins for PCOS Fertility

Vitamin E and Reproductive Health The key element in the pathogenesis of most of the diseases is oxidative stress [1]. Oxidative stress occurs when there are too many pro-oxidants (a.k.a. free radicals) and too few antioxidants to balance their effects [1]. Vitamin E (α-tocopherol) is a powerful fat-soluble antioxidant with countless benefits throughout the body.…

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No-Bake Energy Bites (YUM!)

Energy balls are trending right now for a reason. They are easy to prepare and easy to take on the go in your own reusable containers.  If you haven’t tried an energy ball recipe yet, get ready to have your snack game changed. If you have made energy balls before, we encourage you to try…

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How Can I Get More Energy With Nutrition?

Just like you can’t drive a car without fuel, your body needs fuel to function. Instead of gasoline, however, what gives us energy is certain nutrients from the diet. Nutrients can give us energy either as a substrate converted to ATP in our cells or by otherwise contributing to ATP production. Just like gasoline, the…

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Metabolism Facts and Fiction

5 Common Myths About Metabolism, and the Truth Behind Them “Boost your metabolism with this [food/supplement/diet] and burn fat faster!” The draw of an easier path to losing weight is tempting when, deep down, we know the truth: weight loss usually takes time, persistence, and deprivation of guilty pleasures.   Exercise equipment companies, diet food brands,…

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What is This “Warning” on My Label?

California’s Proposition 65 Warning If you live in California, you’ve probably noticed this ominous warning posted at restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, and even your children’s schools. You will probably start to see this warning now on some of your favorite supplements too.  Prop 65 reads (something along the lines of): California Proposition 65 WARNING: Consuming…

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Supporting Health and Longevity in Our Community

Who and Why When looking to relocate Metabolic Maintenance, the search was long, but the decision was easy. Not only did Sisters, Oregon have stunning landscapes, clean air, and water, but it was (and still is) also home to a health-conscious population who were supportive of a wellness brand integrating into the community.  At Metabolic…

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