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SBSC Fit Tip: Vitamin B12 What Is It & Why You Need It #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells in a healthy state. It’s responsible for the functioning of several of your critical body processes.

B-12 deficiencies happen. Vegetarians, heavy drinkers,  smokers, pregnant and breast-feeding women,  elderly, and those suffering with pernicious anemia, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, bacteria growth in the small intestine, or a parasite, usually require vitamin B12 supplements.  A  severe vitamin B12 deficiency can also lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell, and even more.

Vitamin B-12 also helps to boost metabolism and promote fat burning in the body in several ways. It helps to transform fats and protein to energy through metabolism and it works with folic acid to produce red blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to all the cells in your body. Without enough vitamin B12, red blood cells would be deformed and unable to carry oxygen efficiently, causing decreased metabolism, low energy and like stated above, health problems.

Needless to say, your body needs vitamin B12 The average adult should be getting at least 2.4 micrograms a day.  B12 can’t be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements. And herein lies the problem: Some people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs.

This problem is easily remedied by multi- vitamins such as Saturn Supplement’s VitaPlex. Saturn’s VitaPlex multivitamin is back and better than ever! Their new formula is a liquid-filled chlorophyll-based capsule and contains a 42 Fruit & Vegetable Blend as well as CoQ10, Vitamin D3, B-12, Wheat Grass, Acai, Blueberry, Grape Seed, Panax Ginseng and a host of supporting nutrients including AntiOxidants, Electrolytes and nutrients that fortify Hair, Skin & Nails. VitaPlex is perfect for both Men and Women and makes an excellent source of nutrition for everyday health.

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or by just taking a B-12 supplement by itself.

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Without it, your health and fitness are at risk. Protect yourself today!!!

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 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.

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References: http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780, http://dailynaturalremedies.com/10-benefits-of-vitamin-b12/?utm_source=b12&utm_medium=vitaminb12&utm_campaign=bing, Bleys, J., Miller, E. R., III, Pastor-Barriuso, R., Appel, L. J., and Guallar, E. Vitamin-mineral supplementation and the progression of atherosclerosis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am.J Clin.Nutr 2006;84(4):880-887. .,Okawa M, Uchiyama M, Ozaki S, et al. Circadian rhythm sleep disorders in adolescents: clinical trials of combined treatments based on chronobiology. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 1998;52:483-90.

 

SBSC Fit Tips For Energy, Hydration, & Focus During Your Workouts #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

The keys of success to an effective training session are that you have energy to power through it, you stay hydrated, and you keep your mental focus.

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Energy ~ One of the main elements to having an effective workout is energy. There are many ways to make sure your energy levels are at their peak when before you begin your training session.

  1. Make sure you are fueling your body with the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Proper pre-workout nutrition will give you energy, stamina, endurance and muscle growth.
  2. Get your zzz’s. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest at night. Turn off your tv, phone, tablet, computer etc. and just go to sleep.
  3. Find a great pre-workout. I love Saturn Supplement’s PumpD’4 Performance. Powered by a proven source of pump-force agents, PUMPD’4 provides the body with a surge of energizing fuel. Each serving contains the perfect ratio of Agmatine Sulfate, Nitric Oxide, L-Citrulline and L-Taurine and is combined with Caffeine and other supporting energy-actives, making this the most intense pre-workout formula available.

PUMPD'4 Performance

Hydration ~ Hydration is often over looked before, during, and after training. In the gym, I see some sipping on water bottles, Others may or may not make the trek over to the water fountain. Rule of thumb, drink 16 oz before training, 32 oz during, and at least 8 oz post workout. If your workouts are 60 mins or longer, I suggest adding in an intra workout drink like Saturn’s K-Pump Hydrate To enhance the overall effectiveness of your workout, K-Pump is formulated with an impressive burst of muscle-building protein, enriched with amino acids. Making this a calorie burning, muscle building, nutrient replenishment, performance powerhouse.

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Focus ~ Staying focused in your training can be crucial to your progress. We sometimes get caught up with people watching, some stay glued to their phones between sets, talking with friends, etc. Your focus needs to stay on the task at hand.

  1. Keep your phone out of your hands. The only time I touch my phone during my training is to mess with my music. Unless it is an emergency, everything else can wait till you are done. If your mind begins to wander during training, then you are not focusing on your fat loss or muscle growth goals.
  2. You are at the gym to train your muscles and last time I checked, most people did not have working their jaw line as a top priority. Saying hello to a fellow gym member is one thing, but keep the chit chat to a minimum, so you can keep your focus on your training.
  3. People watching can be amusing, but if you keep your head down and in the game, you will stay more focused on what YOU need to get done vs what they are doing or how they are doing it.
  4. Incidentally, Saturn’s K-Pump Hydrate also keeps your mental focus in check with it’s mental focus actives.

Stay in charge of your training and you will stay ahead of the game! For more information on supplementation, nutrition and effective fat blasting workouts check out SBSC Fitness on our HOMEPAGE. We can get you started on a plan where you won’t just see results, but you will sustain them!

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.

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SBSC Fit Tips: CLA & Fat Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

 

CLA, also known as Conjugated Linoleic Acid, is an omega fatty acid, a “good” trans fatty acid, and one of the two essential fatty acids that help increase your body’s metabolic rate. Typically found in animal fats and dairy, but also consumed in supplement form.

Many take CLA as a stimulant free weight loss supplement. Taken to aid in fat loss while still building muscle. You may be asking yourself, how a fatty acid can possibly help reduce fat while increasing lean body mass? CLA reduces body fat by increasing your basal metabolic rate. Basically, it helps the body convert food more efficiently into energy.  Pariza, a source from the  American Chemical Society stated, “it keeps a little fat cell from getting bigger.” therefore, CLA doesn’t decrease your overall body weight, but can alter the body’s fat-to-muscle ratio. In one study, Pariza found that those who stopped dieting and did not take CLA eventually put weight back on in a typical manner – about 75 percent fat to 25 percent muscle. Participants who stopped dieting, but kept taking CLA, also gained weight, but at a 50-50 fat-to-muscle ratio. Another study in The Journal of Internal Medicine Research said that CLA reduced body fat in healthy exercising humans of normal body weight. Research in the International Journal of Obesity showed that CLA reduced abdominal fat in obese men, and Louisiana State University scientists showed up to an 88 percent reduction in the body fat of male mice who were fed CLA over a period of six weeks.

Many think they can just try to gulp down several glasses of whole milk each day. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be getting enough CLA. Changes in livestock feeding practices over the last 50 years have largely removed naturally occurring CLA from our diet. This is where supplementation comes in. CLA in supplement form is touted as the healthiest way to get CLA because they are manufactured to contain a specific balance of biologically active CLA isomers, or chemical compounds.

During contest prep, I personally take 1000mg of CLA 3 times a day. I only take Saturn Supplement’s Pharma Grade Maximum Potency CLA. It is the best quality on the market, using Safflower oil vs sunflower oil. Safflower oil provides a better quality CLA. I have personally tried several brands on the market and hands down Saturn has one of the purest forms and I get results!!! Be sure when you check them out to use their 25% off code (25YEARS) to save on your total order!!!

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.

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References:
1. Henrietta Blankson et al. Conjugated linoleic acid reduces body fat mass in overweight and obese humans. J. Nutr. 2000; 130:2943-2948
2. Atkinson R. L. Conjugated linoleic acid for altering body composition and treating obesity. Advances in Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research (AOCS Press, Champaign, IL). 1999; 1:328-353
3. Pariza M., Park Y., Cook M., Albright K., Liu W. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces body fat. FASEB J. 1996; 10:A3227(abs.)
4. Vessby B., Smedman A. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduces the body fat content in humans. Chem. Phys. Lipids. 1999; 101:AT2./01abs.
5. Farreira M., Kreider R., Wilson M., Effects of CLA supplementation during resistance training on body composition and strength. J. Strength Conditioning Res. 1998; 33:521-7

SBSC Fit Tip: Get More ZZZ’s How Sleep Can Affect Your Fat Loss #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

According to a 2013 Gallup poll 40% of Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep. I don’t know about you, but 40% seems like a lot to me!

Lack of sleep can affect us in several ways. We’ve all have had that groggy morning where we are angry at the world ha ha

Moodiness isn’t the only unpleasant side effect of losing sleep, weight gain is too. A study posted on jounalsleep.com actually listed it as a risk factor for obesity. The study found that people who are sleeping less than 7 hours a night tend to be heavier or bigger, gain more weight, and have a harder time losing it. If that’s not a reason to sleep in more, I don’t know what is!

Here are some SBSC tips to help you get more ZZZ’s

Turn Off Your Electronics ~ One of the top late night social media posts is “I can’t sleep” Well, put your phone down. Yes, put down your phones, tablets, laptops, and turn off your television. These item all keep you awake, by stimulating your brain. Shut it all down so you can shut down.

Cool And Dark ~ A room that is cooler and dark will help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Consider turning the air down, getting a fan, or even sleeping in less. A darker room can be as simple as darkening shades or again shutting down all electronics.

Stick To A Schedule ~ Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday. It really does help when your body is on a schedule. I typically don’t even need an alarm when I get into a routine.

Watch What You Consume ~ Nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol are all known stimulants that can wreak havoc on quality sleep. Keep them in check. Also going to bed too full or too hungry can leave you feeling uncomfortable.

Get Active ~ Adding in physical activity can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. Timing is important, though. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep.

Get Relaxed ~ Sometimes this is as simple as reading a book, a warm bath or shower before bed, yoga, or meditation.

Natural Supplements ~ Melatonin is one of the top  sleep aid supplements and for good reason. It’s is a naturally occurring hormone that your body releases in cycles throughout the day. It keeps us alert during the day and at rest during the night, and it is what our body needs to in order to sleep. Saturn Supplement’s Melatonin is the perfect remedy for individuals seeking to optimize restfulness thorough sleep, or as a remedy for jet-lag. Their version of Melatonin comes in the form of a micro-size sublingual tablet-simply place under your tongue and feel it dissolve almost instantaneously.

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Other awesome supplements are Magnesium. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, keeps bones strong, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes normal blood pressure. It inhibits nerve cell communication, which leads to cell excitability. Basically preventing you from being stressed. Theanine is another great one. It is an amino acid typically found in green tea. It is known for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. B Vitamins help tryptophan in your body convert to niacin and serotonin, which regulate sleep and increase REM. Saturn’s Vitaplex covers all these and more. It contains a 42 Fruit & Vegetable Blend as well as CoQ10, Vitamin D3, Wheat Grass, Acai, Blueberry, Grape Seed, Panax Ginseng and a host of supporting nutrients including AntiOxidants, Electrolytes and nutrients that fortify Hair, Skin & Nails. VitaPlex is perfect for both Men and Women and makes an excellent source of nutrition for everyday health.

Vitaplex

For these and a HUGE array of other amazing products check out Saturn Supplements full line. They have been in the industry for well over 25 years for a reason! I would not put my name behind a company that didn’t have top of the line quality. My family and I have been using Saturn exclusively for over 4 years and I have personally seen amazing results!

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease.
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References : http://www.gallup.com/poll/166553/less-recommended-amount-sleep.aspx  http://www.journalsleep.org/Articles/281017.pdf
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