The Favourable Four
Inner fuel for outer care
A simple four-ingredient blend to ensure optimal potency in every serving. Each ingredient was specifically chosen because of certain compounds that support the body in stress, travel, adventures and outdoor activities. Real food with researched components that help with endurance, the immune system, skin regeneration, collagen production and oxidative stress (a fancy word for damaged cells). In other words, it's really frickin good for you and tastes great.
Wild Caught Marine Collagen
SKIN | MUSCLE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS | COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
Collagen is the building blocks to our skin, joins, nails and hair. Marine collagen is especially rich in the amino acid hydroxyproline; an essential component of the skin, connective tissue and blood vessel walls. Not only is it 1.5x more readily absorbed over other types of collagen, it has multiple studies that show the positive effects in skin hydration, increasing thickness, elasticity and reducing the signs of wrinkles and ageing. Marine collagen is particularly high in type 1 which is the most abundant (90%) type in our body responsible for our bones, skin, ligaments and organs.
ENDURANCE | CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH | OXIDATIVE STRESS
Beetroot contains naturally occurring compound called nitrate that the body then turns into Nitric Oxide (NO). NO is one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It serves multiple functions to increase blood flow, mitochondrial biogenesis and the strength and contraction of muscles. Studies have shown that supplementation of beetroot concentrations have an ergogenic effect on the cardiovascular system that improve athletic performance. Results have been shown to occur just after 5 consecutive days.
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Watch this video on unlocking the beetroot (an oldie but a goodie)
ENDURANCE | FAT OXIDATION | OXIDATIVE STRESS | IMMUNITY |
Originally, blackcurrant powder was used for the recovery of horses after racing. Emerging research from New Zealand's plant and food institute identified the amazing benefits that black currant offered to training and competitions. Blackcurrant contains one of the highest concentrations of anthocyanins. An antioxidant that increases blood flow with anti-inflammatory benefits. Blackcurrants have the ability to reduce exercise-induced oxidative stress. In other words, it helps with recovery and reduces delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and increases the quality of training. These black currants are grown in NZ where the soil, UV rays and weather are crucial to the potency of anthocyanidins, polyphenols and vitamin C found in the berries.
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Listen to this podcast on the science behind blackcurrant and athletes.
VITAMIN C | ANTI-INFLAMMATORY | ANTI-AGING
Vitamin C, a vital ingredient when it comes to skin care. Raspberry powder contains numerous antioxidants such as quercetin, anthocyanins, cyanidins, catechins and vitamin C. This makes them a powerful contender against damaged cells and supporting the immune system. They have positive effects on blood sugar levels and digestion. The deep red colour (like the foods above) comes from the compound, anthocyanin. Also known as a flavonoid that can help to improve vision, circulation, fight cancer, and slow the effects of ageing.
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