Posted by Nicole Fletcher on May 21st, 2013
Just released in this month’s edition of Women’s Running Magazine and our very own Chia Surge Energy Gel is the ‘Most Tummy Friendly’.
Add best tasting and most functional and you have a energy powerhouse to get you through your workouts without the stomach distress of all the other garbage out there.
Posted by Brand Ambassador on May 15th, 2013
I placed 7th at the Monal Epee World Cup, which is one of the best US results in history. The result improved my world ranking to #11. I was drinking Vitalyte all day and it helped me compete at my best, of course!
Posted by Nicole Fletcher on May 14th, 2013
Try it - it’s fab and yet another great way to work chia seeds into your diet. Along with Chia essentials bars and Chia surge of course
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chia seeds
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the filling:
3 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
Dissolve 1 teaspoon of the 1/4 cup sugar in the warm water. Stir in the yeast and allow to sit and foam/bubble for 5 minutes. In a bowl combine the flour, the remaining sugar, salt and chia seeds and stir together. Melt the butter with the milk over low heat until just melted and then remove from heat. Pour in the yeast mixture and stir. Pour in the butter mixture and stir. Add in the eggs and vanilla and stir in. Now use your clean hands to lightly knead the dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
In the mean time zest a few lemons. Use your hands to press the zest into the cup of sugar, releasing the oils.
When your dough is ready punch it down and then roll it out on a lightly floured surface You want the dough to be about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the melted butter over all the dough. Sprinkle the lemon sugar over the dough evenly. Cut the dough into long strips, so that the width of the dough could easily fit in a bread pan. place the strips over each other and then cut into squares. Place all the squares in a lightly greased bread pan.
Bake at 350°F for 32-35 minutes until the top is golden brown, but the center is no longer raw. Allow to cool for 5-8 minutes before you try removing it from the pan.
Thanks for the great recipe to the ladies at A Beautiful Mess!
Posted by admin on May 6th, 2013
Chia seeds are not just for making clay pots look like green-haired replicas of dogs, cows and SpongeBob. Chia seeds are an amazing source of the vitamins and nutrients your body needs. In fact, chia seeds have been cultivated for centuries, used to treat illnesses and medical conditions around the world. Let’s dispel some of the mystery behind these super-seeds.
Chia seeds contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are known to naturally reduce blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure or are currently taking a medication to lower your blood pressure, see your doctor before adding chia seeds to your diet. He may recommend you consume smaller portions or you may be able to substitute the chia for one of your medications, allowing you to lower your blood pressure in a more healthy and natural way.
Very few studies have shown to cause negative side effects as a result of the consumption of chia seeds. Some research has linked chia consumption to excess gas, loose stools and cramping in the digestive system, but these side effects were likely caused by the dramatic increase in the level of fiber being consumed. This initial discomfort can result from increasing your fiber intake from any source. Because chia seeds are very high in fiber you should consider starting with smaller servings and building up to a full serving to avoid shocking your system.
To get the best from your chia seeds, buy certified organic 100% pure seeds. You can reap amazing health benefits from these tiny seeds. Thanks to the high dietary fiber and omega-3s, as well as many other healthful nutrients, chia seeds are used to treat conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, and to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Chia seeds also contain high levels of omega-6, which your body cannot make on its own. This helps with cell growth, regulation of certain body processes, and contributes to great skin, hair and nails. You’ll also find that chia seeds improve muscle function and increase strength and endurance.
Another amazing attribute of these tiny seeds is their capacity to absorb ten times their weight in liquid, which means you get lots of nutrients in a small package. The low calorie package then expands, making you feel full and requiring less to fill you up. If you haven’t tried chia seeds before, eat a small portion then wait for a few minutes to see if you are full.
Thanks to its ability to improve endurance and stamina, chia is a great replacement alternative for athletes or other hard working people. At Vitalyte, we offer a delicious chia gel which provides all of the benefits of chia seeds in a highly potent form. Try our Chia Surge High Endurance Performance Gel today, and see what you have been missing.
Posted by EvanDem on April 27th, 2013
This recent segment on Rock Center with Brian Williams explored the possibility that DMAA, a so called natural stimulant derived from geraniums and used in the pre-workout product Jackd3d, was to blame for the young soldier’s death. The FDA warns that DMAA is not safe and has sent repeated letters to food manufacturers requesting that they reformulate their products or pull them from the shelves. The FDA says this about DMAA:
The ingredient, DMAA, is most commonly used in supplements promising weight loss, muscle building and performance enhancement; it can elevate blood pressure and could lead to cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, shortness of breath and tightening of the chest. Given the known biological activity of DMAA, the ingredient may be particularly dangerous when used with caffeine.
In addition, the FDA has received reports of 86 deaths or illnesses associated with the consumption of products containing DMAA. Due largely in part to the reports surrounding DMAA, none of this comes as breaking news for most people who purchase supplements. What is most disturbing to me in the beginning was the general lack of concern that consumers and retailers had about products containing DMAA. Shortly after watching the segment I was interrupted by a phone call from one of Vitalyte’s professional tennis players asking me to rush ship him a box of Vitalyte products for an upcoming tournament.
“I can’t make it through a tournament without your stuff,” the player said. Then it hit me. Athletes are creatures of habit and they love results. In spite of all the warnings, an athlete will continue to take something if they feel it gives them a leg up in competition. Why else would someone take steroids?
Day in and day out the Vitalyte team works relentlessly to bring safe and effective products to the marketplace. By bringing together some of the best scientific minds in the business, by tirelessly researching all aspects of new product development, by being diligent in seeking out the best functional raw ingredients, we have successfully launched some of the greatest sports and lifestyle nutrition products in the market.
So in an effort to encourage athletes of all levels to stay away from DMAA and tri a product that with similar results without the risk, I am offering 25% off all Tri-Phase Stick Packs. USE CODE TRI25 for 25% off all Tri Phase products through May 16, 2013.