I love this time of year. I look to reinvent myself from a health perspective to continue to escalate my health. This year was a challenge for me. For the first time, at the age of 56, I had surgery. My 35 years of endurance racing wore out my left hip. I had full hip […]
Triathletes Rely Heavily on Dietary Supplements for Optimal Performance
In this day and age, of body image, muscles, and physical performance, many look to dietary supplements to satisfy a specific need. Supplements are not just for putting on muscle mass. Endurance athletes truly look to supplements to not only help with training but, most importantly, recovery. Endurance athletes require a fine balance of strength […]
What Women Must Know – Cutting-Edge Solutions for Cardiovascular Health
Credit to : Common Ground Australia Dr. Sherrill Sellman, ND, interviews Allied BioNutrition’s Mark Becker on Women’s Cardiovascular Health Click This Button to Listen the Interview
Nitric Oxide Boosters and Sports Nutrition
When it comes to Nitric Oxide (NO), I consider myself an expert. But I have a unique perspective. For more than 3 decades, I have raced more than 300 endurance events. Truth be told, I have experienced the benefits of a wide range of nitric oxide boosters. These formulas are something to behold. Interestingly, nitric […]
Will Innovative Delivery Systems Entice People to Take Their Vitamins
I am such a dietary supplement and functional food junkie. I take about 75 pills a day that includes capsules to tablets to softgels. I have a wide variety of powders and liquids lying around as well. I have also dabbled in chewables and gummies. I probably spend $300-$400 every month on these products. And […]
Compliance and Reputation is Everything in this Business!
The current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for dietary supplements were issued by the FDA in June 2007, and implemented from 2008 to 2010—depending on the size of the company with small companies having three years to comply. For rigorous FDA manufacturing facility inspections from analytical testing, through all procedures, training, paperwork, batch records, and […]
I Believe in Supplements! You Should Too!
In many sports, world-class athletes compete under a code of conduct that prohibits the use of specified drugs and related compounds. These sports use a system of drug testing to monitor compliance with this code. For as long as I can remember, when an athlete tests dirty, there is always speculation that these positive tests […]
Clinical Trials: Taking a Closer Look
I often hear the statement “supported by clinical trials.” Yet, I always thought that was vague. I wanted more detail. Let’s begin with a basic definition: A clinical trial is a research study involving human volunteers. Clinical trials assess the safety and effectiveness of new ways to diagnose, prevent, or treat a certain health condition. […]
Despite growing by 6 percent to 11 percent each year, the legal framework of supplement is often misunderstood
Over 65 percent of Americans take dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and herbs to support good health. The multi-billion dollar supplement industry regularly grows by between 6 percent and 11 percent annually. Yet the legal framework of supplements (sometimes called “nutraceuticals”) is often misunderstood. The mainstream press routinely mischaracterizes the entire supplement industry as […]
Understanding Adrenal Health: Your Body Will Love You for It!
When thinking about the state of your health, when was the last time you thought about the health of your adrenals? As a practicing physician, when I think about health, I think about cardiovascular health, immune health, digestive health, blood sugar management, joints – the list goes on and on. And you’ll see huge sections […]