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Student-Athletes face challenges everyday on and off the field in and out of uniform. Domonique Hargrove founded The Slight Edge Performance Program in 2010 during his road to the NFL draft. He saw a need to serve student-athletes and empower them with knowledge, Vision and Opportunity to achieve their full potential in every area of life.The Slight Edge Performance Program is fueled by 4 Value-Based Components: 1. Academic Excellence 2. Elite Athletic Development 3. Character Development and 4. Leadership in Business. We are setting a higher standard for student-athletes. Our Mission is to Empower, Inspire and Educate Student-Athletes to develop their own personal brand and use their influence, value and credibility to Achieve at the Highest Level in Life!

7 Important Health Benefits of Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is good for healthy vision, skin, bones and other tissues in the body. Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant, fighting cell damage, but it also has many other uses.

Vitamin A is naturally present in many foods. Vitamin A is important for normal vision, the immune system, and reproduction. Vitamin A also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.

Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms.

Which Foods are Rich in Vitamin A?

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Vitamin A plays an essential role in maintaining vision, body growth, immune function and reproductive health.

Getting adequate amounts of vitamin A from your diet should prevent the symptoms of deficiency, which include hair loss, skin problems, dry eyes, night blindness and increased susceptibility to infections.

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) is 900 mcg for men, 700 mcg for women and 300–600 mcg for children and adolescents.

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4 Great Health Benefits of the Mineral Chromium

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Chromium is a mineral. It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of chromium are necessary for human health.

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that can improve insulin sensitivity and enhance protein, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism.

The essential trace mineral Chromium is often used as a weight-loss aid and to help control blood sugar. Chromium works by aiding the action of insulin in the body. Insulin is essential for metabolism and storage of carbs, fats, and proteins in the body.

What Foods Contain Chromium?

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Foods that are good sources of chromium include:

Vegetables such as broccoli, potatoes, green beans, whole-grain products, beef, poultry, fruits like apples and bananas, grape juice, milk and dairy products.

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that can improve insulin sensitivity and enhance protein, carbohydrate, and lipid metabolism.

Some of the best sources of chromium are broccoli, liver and brewer’s yeast. Potatoes, whole grains, seafood, and meats also contain chromium. 1 cup of broccoli contains 22 mcg of Chromium.

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2 Important Health Benefits of Vitamin E

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What are the benefits of eating Vitamin E?

Free radicals form as a result of normal body processes. They cause damage that shortens the life of your cells. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process of your cells, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Nuts, seeds, and some oils tend to contain the most vitamin E per serving. Some dark green vegetables, a few fruits, and some types of seafood also contain vitamin E. Sunflower seeds, almonds, Peanuts, some oils, avocados, spinach, swiss chard and butternut squash.

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Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient found in many foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.

The body also needs vitamin E to boost its immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses. It helps to widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting within them. In addition, cells use vitamin E to interact with each other and to carry out many important functions.

How much vitamin E do I need?

The amount of vitamin E you need each day depends on your age. Average daily recommended amount for adults is 15mg and for children 9-13yr is 11mg.

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10 essential minerals
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4 Great Health Benefits of Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

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Vitamin B12 is important for growth, cell reproduction, blood formation, and protein and tissue synthesis.

Vitamin B12 acts as an enzyme cofactor, which means it helps boost your body’s energy production, making your body’s metabolism faster and more efficient. Scientific studies have proven that Vitamin B12 may help to strengthen your immune System. Your immune system is the system of the body that fights infection and disease and that includes especially the white blood cells and antibodies and the organs that produce them.

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In the picture above are white blood cells. “White blood cell” is a less technical term for leukocyte. a Leukocyte is a white blood cell. A Leukocyte is a colorless cell that circulates in the blood and body fluids and is involved in counteracting foreign substances and disease; a white (blood) cell. There are several types, all amoeboid cells with a nucleus, including lymphocytes, granulocytes, monocytes, and macrophages.

Vitamin B12 can also help with Red Blood Cell formation and Anemia Prevention. 

Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Also called Cobalamin Vitamin B12 is very important for the normal formation of red blood cells and for the health of the nerve tissues. Undetected and untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia and permanent nerve and brain damage.

Food sources of vitamin B-12 include poultry, meat, fish and dairy products. Vitamin B-12 is also added to some foods and is available as an oral supplement.

The recommended daily amount of vitamin B-12 for adults is 2.4 micrograms.

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10 essential minerals
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3 Major Health Benefits of Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

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Thiamin (vitamin B-1) helps the body generate energy from nutrients. Also known as thiamine, thiamin is necessary for the growth, development and function of cells.

Foods rich in thiamin include yeast, legumes, pork, brown rice, as well as fortified foods, such as breakfast cereals. However, heating foods containing thiamin can reduce thiamin content. Thiamin can also be taken as a supplement, typically orally.

We all hear that’s it’s IMPORTANT to have our dietary requirements met daily as it helps us to achieve a healthy life. Vitamin B1 is one of these important dietary needs with the recommended daily value of 1.5 mg.

Vitamin B1 plays a major role in the health of the human brain and nervous system. Studies show that vitamin B1 helps increase memory and brain function while reducing epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Thiamin plays a crucial role in providing energy for the body and helps to maintain a healthy heart. Thiamin aids in digestion and the production of red blood cells.

Thiamin is apart of the B-complex Vitamins meaning it works well together with all other B Vitamins helping each other to get absorbed efficiently by the body.

Thiamine is an essential cofactor for several enzymes involved in brain cell metabolism that are required for the production of precursors for several important cell components as well as for the generation of the energy–supplying molecule ATP.

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3 Important Health Benefits of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

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Also known as Riboflavin

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Vitamin B2 also called riboflavin after ribose the sugar which forms part of its chemical makeup and flavus for its typical yellow color is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for human metabolic processes in the body including cell function growth and the production of energy.

Vitamin B2 is needed for the formation of every single one of our red blood cells and antibodies. Riboflavin is essential for ensuring proper growth and development of our reproductive system and for the necessary growth of all your body tissues such as your skin, ligaments, eyes, nasal passages, nerves and are all-important immune system.

Riboflavin also helps produce healthy skin, nails and hair and aids in regulating thyroid activity which controls how rapidly the body uses food energy and is a major factor controlling how energetic you feel.

Riboflavin helps in the absorption of minerals like Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B1 B3 B6 and others. Riboflavin also helps to enhance our body’s natural immune system by increasing our reserves of antibodies.

All the B vitamins are often referred to as the B-Complex of nutrients or vitamins and they help the body metabolize protein and fat. They convert carbohydrate food into glucose fuel for which is essential for life. Riboflavin is necessary for normal development and function of many organs especially the skin, the linings of the stomach and intestines and blood cells. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center riboflavin also has an antioxidant effect.

Oxidants are harmful particles in the body sometimes called free radicals. These particles cause damage to cells overtime and are strongly implicated as one of the major factors in the degeneration of formally healthy tissue and the aging process itself. Free radicals can even damage DNA and when they do cells reproduce defectively which can sometimes lead to cancer.

As an antioxidant vitamin B2 is thought to help preserve youthful good health both itself and in synergy with other antioxidants and nutrients. Since it’s water soluble Vitamin B2 is not stored in the body fat like other nutrients and therefore excess amounts are flushed out in the urine. So to maintain healthy riboflavin levels we need not only a sufficient supply of riboflavin we also need a regular supply.

Eating a natural healthy diet usually gives us the necessary amount of B2 without supplementation. Excellent riboflavin sources include milk, eggs, green vegetables, almonds, mushrooms, soy beans, yogurt, cereals and greens enriched with vitamin B2, asparagus popcorn banana and most animal-based foods.

Vegans and vegetarians especially should take care to get enough of this vital nutrient.

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1 Way To Boost Your MEMORY

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Cistanche Tubulosa Plant Root

Lifestyle and age can effect mental performance and acuity making it difficult to concentrate and recall information. Our short-term memory like the ability to remember a phone number and long-term memory like remembering a name or where you parked your car can be positively effected and enhanced!

Cistanche Tubulosa is a plant root only grown in the deserts of China and Pakistan. Cistanche has been used for hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine. Preliminary clinical research shows that this potent and exclusive cistanche extract is proven to help improve memory, focus, and recall.

Cistanche is a plant that is native to China and has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Ginko Biloba is another powerful herbal plant extract that is commonly used in Chinese medicine to supports short-term memory, brain health and optimal blood flow to protect and nourish the brain.

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4 Health Benefits of Vitamin D

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Studies show that most people don’t get enough of this beneficial nutrient, and it’s hard to get enough vitamin D through diet alone unless you eat fatty fish, (salmon, tuna and mackerel) and/or fish liver oils.

Strong bones are a result of good vitamin D3 intake because it helps regulate and control the body’s ability to absorb phosphorus and calcium—two compounds that provide density and strength to the skeletal system and teeth.

Vitamin D3 helps to promote bone health, supports teeth, heart health and immune system. Vitamin D is more than just one vitamin. It’s a family of nutrients that shares similarities in chemical structure.

Your skin produces vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight. However, if you spend most of your time indoors or live at a high latitude, you’ll need to get this vitamin from your diet.

Life has moved indoors! Get your sunshine from the inside out with Nutrilite™ Vitamin D. Provides Vitamin D in an amount equivalent to 16 cups of fortified milk. You’ll also get vitamin K2, which helps get calcium from your bloodstream into your bones.† Nutrilite™ Vitamin D delivers high-potency vitamin D that:

  1. Promotes bone health.
  2. Supports teeth.
  3. Heart health Immune system.
    Sourced from mushrooms – one of nature’s most concentrated botanical sources of vitamin D.

Studies show that most people don’t get enough of this beneficial nutrient, and it’s hard to get enough vitamin D through diet alone unless you eat fatty fish, (salmon, tuna and mackerel) and/or fish liver oils.

 

3 Key Health Benefits of Vitamin C

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Your immune system is like your body’s own ARMY! You want your ARMY to be hydrated, well nourished, mentally sharp, attentive and prepared to defend your body from any attempted invasion of disease, virus or sickness!

The purpose of Eating is to Communicate! Think about it! The food that you eat communicates to your body at the cellular level!

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

With so many great benefits of Vitamin C the #1 benefit is IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT! Vitamin C plays a key role in providing antioxidant protection from free radicals! Scientific research has shown that Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining healthy tissues and supporting immune system function.

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“Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players”

Why Omega 3- Fatty Acids Are Important for Lacrosse Players

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Increased support for memory, learning and concentration, support and protection for nerves, healthy blood flow and joint mobility are just a few of the incredible benefits scientists and researchers say are associated with DHA and EPA Omega 3’s and Fatty Acids.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids, and why do I need them?
Omega-3 fatty acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are building blocks of every living cell in the human body and required for optimal function of the cells. If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA omega 3’s.

What is the difference between EPA and DHA?
Omega-3 fatty acids are important to every cell in your body and must be obtained from the diet for good health. Our bodies use Omega-3s to form the outer cell structure. EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are two of the most important Omega-3s.

Research suggests that EPA benefits the heart and circulatory system by promoting normal lipid levels and blood flow. EPA also plays a role in the natural movement of joints.

Evidence shows DHA is an important building block of the brain, nerves, and eyes. DHA is the most highly unsaturated fatty acid found in nature. DHA supports normal mental function, optimal memory, focus, and learning. In fetuses and infants, DHA is critical for brain and vision development.

The average American diet contains less than 200 milligrams of the important Omega-3s EPA and DHA. Japan, England, and several European countries have set Recommended Daily Allowances for Omega-3s, but there are none in the U.S. yet.

I have heard that fat is bad for you. How can Omega-3 fatty acids be good for you?
There are good and not-so-good fats. If a label indicates hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, that ingredient is an unsaturated fat that has undergone a chemical process called hydrogenation to turn it into saturated fat and trans fat. These hydrogenated fats are most often found in packaged foods such as pastries, cookies, and margarine.

Saturated fats are found in animal-based foods like meat, butter, and cheese. Saturated fats are not”bad” for you but a high intake of saturated fats as compared to poly and monounsaturated fats is associated with an increased risk of some diseases.

But some”good fats” like Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to health and normal cell development. They’re building blocks of every living cell in your body. A cell membrane made with building blocks that come primarily from saturated fat has a different structure and is less fluid than one which incorporates more Omega-3 fatty acids. This loss of fluidity makes it difficult for the cell to carry out its normal functions and increases the cell’s susceptibility to injury and death.

Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in ocean fish, but many people in North America don’t eat a lot of fish and may need more Omega-3 fatty acids than their present diets provide.

What Omega 3 Supplement is best?
If you are not currently consuming at least 2 meals of fatty fish per week, you may benefit from a supplement rich in EPA and DHA. I recommend that you use the same safe, effective and organic Omega 3 supplements that professional athletes, MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, MLL and Olympic athletes trust and believe in NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health supports memory, learning, and concentration and nervous system with this blend of essential Omega-3s. NUTRILITE OCEAN ESSENTIALS Balanced Health provides a concentrated blend of 2 key Omega-3 fatty acids. Taken daily throughout the week, the combination provides the same amount of DHA and EPA as 24.5 oz servings of ocean fish.

NUTRILITE® OCEAN ESSENTIALS® Balanced Health provides support for normal blood triglycerides and healthy blood flow,
helps maintain joint mobility for an active lifestyle, may promote normal brain function and concentration and provides a special, 6-step process reduces unpleasant side effects common to competitors’ Omega-3 products.

Don’t eat fish? For you, there’s Veggie 150 Omega Complex, extracted from micro-algae and flaxseed. It’s halal certified and suitable for vegetarians.

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