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Stress and Nutrition 101

Posted by Mackenzie Flick on



We expect a lot out of our bodies, but sometimes we don't give the same respect back. The poor choices we make with our nutrition, exercise routine, and lifestyle can deeply affect our overall health and emotions.   Anthony Apodaco, nutritionist and former athlete, understands the impact our choices have on our bodies and has dedicated his career to helping others feel and look their best. Mindful nutrition is the key to our health and wellness, but managing stress levels is an equal part of the equation and must be approached hand-in-hand.     A major influence that affects our...


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Take 5 and Dietary Supplement Quality

Posted by Dan Hunter on



As a new player in the dietary supplement market, we field a lot of questions from our customers. Here is one of the common concerns we hear (this question in particular from Joseph S. in Bloomington, MN):   Joseph: I've read about supplement companies that don't have quality standards, and aren't even what their labels claim to be. How can I be sure that your product is legit?   This is a great question, and one we are happy to answer!   Our manufacturing facility follows Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) that are laid out by the U.S. Food and Drug...


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Nutrition and Take 5, a mind and body connection

Posted by Mackenzie Flick on



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oQuLDL1JDA&feature=youtu.be   Meet Anthony Apodaco. He is a holistic nutritionist and a former San Diego Chargers football player. Anthony has over 250 clients all over the nation. We have been working with Anthony in implementing Take 5 into his nutritional program.   The benefits have been outstanding and he is a user himself. We have so many ways that we take care of our bodies, but sometimes we forget the take care of our minds and mental health. The mind and body connection is so incredibly powerful and they work hand in hand. What we have found is that by...


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Anxiety Relief in Los Angeles

Posted by Nick Anderson on



Los Angeles is super chill, right? People surf all day, everyone is pretty, everyone is fit, marijuana is legal... what could possibly stress people out?   Well for starters, there's a highway called the 405. It's a freekin' nightmare. It's the reason why people set their Bumble and Tinder match radius at 1 or 2 miles max. If you want to convince someone to drive from West Hollywood to Manhattan Beach, you better have a damn good reason.     But that's just traffic, lots of people are happy staying in their own little bubble, right? Nope. How the heck...


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Lessons Learned from Athletes & Yogis

Posted by Nick Anderson on



We caught up with a few of the yoga studios and gyms who distribute Take 5 to learn why their members purchase our relaxation drink. Turns out that fitness and relaxation go together like peanut butter and jelly. Here's the scoop.   Yoga, in general, is rooted in relaxation and balance. Mindful breathing, long exhales, physical exertion. For many yogis, it's part of a daily or weekly routine to unwind and reduce stress. BUT, the benefits of yoga may not last 24/7, once you pile on the pressures of work, kids, and relationships. Take 5 has become a secret weapon for those...


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