Friday, July 29, 2011

3 Non Joggers: It's 39! "No Meat For Old Men"

(Red track suits aren't just reserved for Run DMC...Carl The Mailman rocked his at Forest Park 50k)

I made another guest appearance on the entertaining podcast by 3 Non Joggers here in Portland, OR.  Not only did I laugh a lot but I scored a mason jar of home-made gazpacho from Carl's wife. Thanks!
Have a listen HERE...and see why people are going NUTS about these guys!

I am featured on episode #39- "No Meat For Old Men"---Enjoy! and don't forget to pass this along on twitter and enter for prizes.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Floradix Iron Supplement

As a vegan endurance athlete one of the most important nutrients that I need to keep an eye on is my iron levels.  Iron leaves the body much quicker in athletes because we sweat so much and a deficiency can definitely compromise endurance and overall energy levels. Even though an iron shortage is much more common in female athletes I have been taking this product Floradix for a couple years now.  I take it not only for the iron but for the other vitamins such as B and C. Floradix Iron and Herbs is one of several top notch products that I regularly take made by Flora Health.  This past March I was lucky enough to take a tour of the facility to see the attention to detail put into each and every bottle. They grow the herbs right on their own farm in northern Washington state and methodically extract the nutrients into the iron mixture.  Besides the fact that it is vegan and easy on the digestive tract, one of the best things I like about this product is the absorption.  Flora claims that each dose contains 10 mg of elemental iron from 87 mg of ferrous gluconate. This form of iron, being chelated with an organic acid, has a higher absorption rate than most other forms of iron.

So if you are feeling may have an iron deficiency!  

Check out this number one selling iron supplement made by the same company that brings you Udo's Oil

(Plants and herbs being grown on the farm just minutes from the facility.  Photo: Joe Grant)

(Getting ready for the Udo's Oil factory tour with Shane Hart. Photo: Joe Grant)

(Joe and I obtained so much valuable information straight from owner Thomas Greither)

If you have a few minutes please watch this inspirational and informative video on the history and philosophies of the amazing family/company.  Thank you Flora ! ! !