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Don't Miss Out On Sweet Potato Nutrition

You’re in the doctor’s office for a check-up. Your physician is thrilled to tell you there is a drug that is sweeping the country and starts gushing about the laundry list of benefits. Patients are reporting the following: Better energy and performance (real energy, not stimulant) Stress relief and relaxation Improved mood, concentration, and vision Better body composition and feelings of fullness A more youthful appearance It turns out the miracle drug also fights inflammation and cancer and doesn’t come with any negative side effects. Do you take the doctors advice and start on your prescription of... sweet potatoes? Sweet Potato Nutrition is a Dream I admit I have a flare for the dramatics… but is the doctor’s office story...

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Are Collagen Supplements Worth Taking?

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of collagen supplements? For me, it is a simple quote that I come back to time to time: “Don’t ever fix your lips like collagen, and say something when you gon’ end up apoliging” – Kanye West= If I’m being honest, those probably are still my first thoughts, but now a collagen supplement is also one of the best supplements I use on a daily basis. If we asked 100 people the same question, I bet 98 would answer Botox or Kim Kardashian, and maybe 2 would have answers along the lines of: soft-tissue recovery, joint health or connective tissue strength. However, that’s exactly why collagen is a fantastic, borderline...

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When Should I Use Sweet Potato Powder?

One of the main questions we get asked when people ask about our sweet potato powder, RECOVER, is “when should I use a sweet potato powder?” Mainly intended for after a workout, it doesn’t mean you can’t use it at other times. Here are some of the most popular ways our supporters are using RECOVER:  After a workout If you’re doing intense exercise, this product was made for you. Tossed into your protein shake after a workout, the all-natural carbohydrates in RECOVER will start replenishing glycogen and helping to shuttle protein into your depleted muscle cells for repair.  Between workouts  If you’re an athlete doing double day workouts or super long training sessions, you’re going to need to fuel yourself. This would...

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Why Greens Powders Are NOT Created Equally

This is Part III in a four part series about greens powders and plant nutrition. Feel free to check out Part I: Why You Shouldn’t Take Fish Oil (and What Greens Powders Actually Do) and Part II: Should You Skip A Multivitamin? Our mantra at pureWOD is to create only products that don’t currently exist, that are whole food based, and will provide a great health benefit to the supporter. "But wait! There are plenty of other greens powders!” you may think. True! However, with all of the greens powders on the market, I couldn’t find ONE that I could recommend to my patients, athletes and followers confidently that would mimic what should be getting in real foods.  Time to...

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Should You Skip Multivitamins and Who Should Be Taking a Greens Powder?

This is Part II in a a four part series about greens powders and plant nutrition. Check out Part I: Why You Should Skip Fish Oil. General consensus is that if you want overall nutritional insurance in a supplement form, you should be taking a multivitamin. The truth is, when you take a multivitamin, you are getting many synthetic forms of nutrients and in amounts that do not represent whole foods. These different amounts of different nutrients typically don’t represent what you’d get in real foods and can actually end up being problematic.  For instance, if you take vitamin D in the wrong form, or without fat, you will have no effect and your body won’t absorb any of it. If...

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