Posted by admin on August 19th, 2012
Hello Vitalyte fans,
I’m proud to say I’m a new Brand Ambassador for Vitalyte. My name is Jeff Foy I’m a firefighter in San Diego, triathlete and the founder of the non profit endurance team: TEAM CAL FIRE and co-founder of SDC-FEST (San Diego County Firefighters Endurance Sports Team) -yes we know that is a long name FEST works great for us.
Growing up in Tennessee playing golf since age 3, soccer and tennis since age 5 and all kinds of outdoor activities, I have been an athlete all my life. I played these sports competitively through college. I later went on to become a golf pro but left the golf industry to become a firefighter. A couple years after becoming a firefighter I began boxing for charity. On top of all these activities I’ve always participated in any sport at any time. But I never spent much time on nutritional supplements.
After an injury from boxing I was told if I kept at it, I could kiss my career goodbye. That was a no brainer so I needed to find a new outlet for all my energy. A cousin of mine participates in triathlons in Texas and had been trying to get me to do one for years. I decided to give it a “tri” and I was hooked. I began doing triathlons in 2009 (Newport Beach was my first). I try and race 4 to 7 times each year.
Last year my fire department decided to switch to a better electrolyte replacement product. Vitalyte was the solution. I was using it casually at work and knew it worked but didn’t know all the science behind it. I was later introduced to Milena from Vitalyte and I learned much more about their products including Chia surge.
I began using all the products and I was hooked. I haven’t had the chance to race this year. My wife and I are expecting our 2nd daughter any day now but I’m hoping to support my team at Mission Bay (Mission Bay and Wildflower are my favorite races). I can’t wait to see how Vitalyte will improve my performance at during a race.
I know that at Vitalyte has improved my ability to train for work and sport, and I can’t wait to see how it helps me advance and make some new PR’s.
Looking forward to sharing my life and Vitalyte tales with you all,
Posted by Milena Glusac on August 10th, 2012
Ten years ago I ran the New York Marathon. Because I was in the elite field, my own personal water bottles were placed on a special table at every 5k mark of the race. There were 20 bottles on the table, each bottle belonging to an athlete. It was customary the day before the race to gather in the elite athlete hospitality suite for a version of World Class Athletes Arts and Crafts 101.
The coordinator of the marathon would bring into the suite a huge plastic box filled with markers, colored tape, ribbons, pipe cleaners and all the other goods you would find in a kindergarten classroom. The top marathoners in the world would then gather around and decorate their water bottles. Not only was it a fun break from the media tension and pre-race nerves, but it served a functional purpose by making it easier for each runner to identify their uniquely designed bottle when they would be blazing by the water table at 5:35-5:45 mile pace.
I don’t know what each person put in their bottle…some electrolyte solution perhaps or even the old standby that legendary marathoner Grete Waitz used, defizzed Coke. I knew I would need more calories than sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium mixed with sugar could offer. Don’t get me wrong, my body would desperately need the firing power of the electrolytes but what would get me through the 26.2 would be fuel. So I wrapped several chewable candies in tinfoil and tapped them to the side of my bottle that was draped in bows and blue and black tape (to match the colors of my racing attire of course). Everyone wondered what in the heck was in the tiny packages. At each five kilometer mark, I would down my drink and then unwrap my candy and chomp away as I whizzed through the five boroughs.
I wound up finishing 9th overall. Not bad. My little concoction worked quite well. Everyone wondered why I didn’t just take one of the gels offered along the course. My stomach would not let me. The hard to digest, prepackaged gut killers did not like me and vice versa. It wasn’t until a few months ago when the CEO of Vitalyte tossed me one of those oh-so-recognizable gel packs. “Oh no I said. We aren’t friends, gel and I.” “This is different,” he said. “Try it on your next run and let me know what you think.” Reluctantly I tucked the pink gel pack in my shorts the next morning and headed out for a run. “I promised him I would try it,” I reluctantly told myself, as my stomach braced itself for the onslaught.
First of all, I noticed the taste of the Chia Surge Gel was different than any other gel product I had tried. I continued running and to my surprise and delight, I felt great. No gurgling, sloshing or nausea. In fact I felt really good and had more energy that usual. “I think this Chia Surge has got it going on,” I said to myself. When the CEO, Evan asked me the next day how I liked it, I told him how surprised I was. We all knew that chia seeds were the new ‘it’ superfood, but that paired with the other amazing ingredients in Chia Surge Endurance Gel, all I could say was, “Where was this ten years ago?”
Now, my energy levels are awesome on my runs. I take a Chia Surge half way through a 5-6 mile run and on a longer run that is between 10-12 miles, I take one at mile 3 and one at mile 7. Who would’ve known how a little chia could go such a long way.
Posted by EvanDem on August 9th, 2012
As the CEO of an international Sports Nutrition Company that focuses on promoting healthy active lifestyles, I am use to getting a myriad of unique questions wherever I go. Those questions range from very simple things like “How do I lose weight” to the sometimes odd one like “Will Vitalyte prevent chaffing in my groin?”
“Why am I not as sore” is one question a good friend of mine recently asked a couple days after a Fitness Rangers Boot Camp workout. The Fitness Rangers Boot Camp is an hour of high intensity interval training combining weights, the TRX and an ever increasing incline on a fast moving treadmill. The result is a total body weight and cardio blast that leaves even the fittest of gym rats struggling to keep up.
Chia Surge Gel Optimizes Your Workout
My friend and I were fortunate to pop a Chia Surge before the workout began. The Palatinose, Beta Alanine and whole seed chia in Chia Surge really does give you a quick boost of energy and allow you to push harder and longer. The result is a better workout, which in turn leads to better results. In addition, the lactic acid buffering benefits of beta Alanine make for a much quicker recovery, allowing you to get back in the gym sooner.
Chia Surge is a great tasting addition to any workout regimen and the results make the easy to carry pouch a must have for those looking for the most out of every workout or competition.
Go to http://www.vitalyte.com/products/energy-gel.html and check out what Chia Surge Gel can do for you and let it change your life for the better!
Posted by Milena Glusac on August 8th, 2012
You glance over your monthly on-line bank statement. It was a great Sunday morning until you almost choked on your Starbucks half-caff, non-fat, sugar-free chai latte. “Three hundred and eighty-two dollars on race entry fees this month?” Your weekend hobby is now draining your Vegas fund, never mind the fact that you are so sore from yesterday’s “mud run” that you can’t even think of being able to do next week’s half-marathon.
It seems you’ve been so wrapped up in the latest destination marathon and setting your alarm to meet your cycling group for the Sunday long-ride that you haven’t had the time or resources to actually take care of your nutritional needs. You are neglecting your nutritional needs probably- without even knowing it. Your breakfast is a bagel on the go. Lunch is a time luxury you often can’t afford with your busy work schedule, so you grab whatever is lurking on the community table in the break room: a half-eaten bag of chips or a donut or two from yesterday’s sales meeting. Dinner is on the fly as you transition from your evening swim to picking up your pup at doggie daycare.
You need a major intervention.
Yep, racer’s anonymous would do you and your piggy bank some good. Time to shift your perspective from racing to living a healthy lifestyle. After all, isn’t that what being active is all about-about living a healthy lifestyle? With revolutionary products like Chia Surge Endurance Gel, you don’t have to compromise your nutrition anymore. Fuel yourself for life and have the energy you want. After all, your training and exercise program should enhance your health, not detract from it.
So next time you are walking past the vending machine on the second floor of your office building, instead of listening to the Snicker’s bar calling your name, take a detour to www.vitalyte.com and read about the amazing benefits of chia.
That’s right…you deserve a Chia Intervention. It will do you and your Vegas funds wonders. Hmmmm…I wonder if chia seeds can help with hangovers?
Posted by admin on August 7th, 2012
Chia Seeds are tiny black and white seeds that used to be a staple food in Aztec and Mayan times. They are now experiencing a surge in popularity due to their wonderful health benefits. I recently read up on them to find out what all this hype was about. I found out they are tiny miracles of nutrition in a micro-seed! Now every time I take a Chia Surge Gel made by Vitalyte, I think about how they’re benefitting my body and mind!
Chia seeds are indeed a superfood! Just to list a few of the comparisons, they have:
- 2x the amount of protein of any grains
- 3x the amount of antioxidants of blueberries
- 5x more calcium than milk
- 2x the amount of potassium in a banana
- 3x the iron of spinach
Chia seeds are also loaded with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and have trace amounts of boron, which is an essential mineral to help transfer calcium to the bones. Now I don’t think I’d be able to eat ALL of that on a run! So it’s pretty cool to be able to get all that nutrition at once from some little Chia Seeds in an Energy Gel! Actually, that is my favorite quality of CHIA Surge; it doesn’t upset my stomach or cause any gastro-intestinal distress! Most anything eaten during exercise will give me stomach cramps, however Chia surge is absorbed so quickly that I don’t feel any stomach discomfort ever!!! It’s such a relief! Just pure energy and high quality nutrition on the run. I’m so happy to finally have such a wonderful solution for my running energy needs!