The Benefits of Vitamins B, C, D3, and E

The human body produces muscles, bone, and skin on a daily basis. It also carries oxygen and nutrients to all organs and sends nerve signals along with brain and body pathways. That is not all; your body is also responsible for formulating chemical messengers that issue instructions for sustaining your life.

While it performs all these amazing functions, your body cannot do so without some essential raw materials. These include various dietary components, minerals, and a minimum of 30 vitamins, including Vitamins B, C, D3, and E. Although these are necessary for the normal performance of important processes in the body, the body is unable to generate the nutrients on its own.

Vitamins and Their Benefits- Vitamins B, C, D3, and E

Vitamins perform hundreds of roles in order for your body to perform its functions normally and properly. This is the reason why eating a healthy diet is essential to living a healthy life. You can acquire these essential vitamins through your everyday diet intakes such as foods, dietary supplements, and in several LIFEAID beverages. Here are some essential vitamins and why they are important.

B Complex

B vitamins refer to a group of 8 water-soluble vitamins that are associated with essential roles in the completion of cellular functions of the body. Not only this, but adequate amounts of B vitamins in the body promote healthy brain function, help prevent cancer, and combat stress and fatigue.

These are the only water-soluble vitamins, excluding vitamin C. Vitamins making up the B complex include thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cobalamins (vitamin B12), folic acid and biotin.

You can find B vitamins in a variety of foods, while animal sources like meat are rich in vitamin B12.

Vitamin C

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C aids the development, growth, and repair of all tissues in the body. This vitamin is necessary for numerous bodily functions, including iron absorption, wound healing, and collagen formation. It also maintains teeth, bones, and cartilage and the proper functioning of the immune system.

Vitamin C also carries antioxidant properties that protect against free radical damage. Free radicals tend to build up, leading to the development of severe health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. It also works to reduce the effects of harmful toxins and pollutants like cigarette smoke, etc.

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports overall health, including the immune system, muscles, bones, and even your mood. Most importantly, this vitamin is responsible for the amount of phosphate and calcium absorption from food.

While calcium is essential for bone health, phosphate plays its role in the maintenance of healthy muscles, teeth, bones, and nerves. This is the reason why lack of vitamin D in the body is a common reason for pain and inflammation.

Vitamin D is available in two forms: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. While both can fulfill your body’s vitamin D needs, vitamin D3 lasts much longer than vitamin D2. Additionally, it also performs better at increasing overall vitamin D levels in the body.

Vitamin E

Many people believe that vitamin E is a single compound. However, the E vitamin actually refers to 8 fat-soluble compounds total with amazing antioxidant properties. Alpha-tocopherol is the best E vitamin that meets all vitamin E dietary requirements of the human body.

Vitamin E plays numerous roles in the body but is most popular for its role in protecting the cells from oxidative damage. It does this by neutralizing free radicals that cause damage to cells and aid the development of health conditions. Additionally, vitamin E also plays a huge role in cellular signaling and proper immune function.

Nutrients like vitamins B. C, D3, and E are essential for the body to perform its functions properly. Lack of any of these important nutrients can increase health risks and cause other health-related issues. 

What is your favorite LIFEAID blend? Have you incorporated Vitamins B, C, D3, and E into your diet? Tag us on Instagram! @FITAID

HindeSight #86: Is Collaboration Helpful or Harmful?

Working with Colleagues: Should You Collaborate or Compete? – HBR IdeaCast Episode 848

Randall Peterson, founding director of the Leadership Institute at London Business School, has been investigating coworker dynamics for years. Through his recent analyses of workplace collaboration, he has gathered that “the idea of head-to-head competition for advancement has gone out of style in favor of a more cooperative ideal”. Although this is true, different strategies for collaboration are better for certain projects. Read on to learn more about different strategies for effective collaboration.

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Collaborate Smarter, Not Harder – MIT Sloan

Collaboration allows for input from individuals with different perspectives and skills, meaning that the final product will be better than if they were completed alone. But what about the efficiency of our collaboration? Read this article from the faculty at MIT Sloan to learn techniques that can reduce the costs of collaboration and increase its rewards.

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“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

– Michael Jordan

4 Ways Collaboration Has Fundamentally Changed – Diane Chalef (Forbes)

Diane Chalef, former Google Workspace Lead and Forbes writer, gives us her insight in this article about the enormous shifts in how workplace collaboration takes place. “Cooperation was usually thought of as keeping everyone in their own swim lane and getting buy-in or approvals across teams and departments at the right time. But collaboration is now about combining swim lanes”. Read on to learn how collaboration has fundamentally changed and how organizations are using it to accelerate innovation.

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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever – Michael Bungay Stanier

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples’ potential. Read Stanier’s seven essential coaching questions and learn how saying less and asking more could change your effectiveness as a manager.

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FITAID Energy is Finally Here!

I could not be more thrilled to share our newest innovation, FITAID Energy. Naturally sweetened with 200mg of clean caffeine and available in four electric flavors, it has been a huge hit already. Make sure to try it today and let me know what you think over on Instagram!

HindeSight #85: Why is self-care so essential?

Self-Care in the Workplace: Why It’s Important from Sentry Health

This episode of the For Your Benefit podcast from Sentry Health is all about self-care in the workplace – what it means, how to practice it, and how the last few years have altered our perspectives on how to take care of ourselves. Renowned author Jason Lauritsen explains how self-care cultivates human potential at work and improves peoples’ lives.

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Self-Care Isn’t Just Good For You—It’s Also Good For Your Productivity

John Hall, strategic advisor for growth marketing agency Relevance, has helped thousands of organizations become more successful. He explains that self-care is not a selfish luxury, but rather a necessary practice that gives you the energy to pursue the things that really matter.

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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

– Anne Lamott

How Self-Care Became So Much Work

It is clear that self-care is essential, but how do we actually practice this? It turns out, self-care can take on a lot of different forms. Dive into the Harvard Business Review’s analysis of the $11 Billion dollar self-care industry, including meditation apps, Fitbits, and goat yoga.

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The Daily Stoic – 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

An instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Ryan Holiday brings us The Daily Stoic – a book of daily insights and exercises inspired by ancient philosophers and modern research. After a year of following these teachings, you will find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

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HindeSight #84: Do you have a mentor?

Modern Mentor Podcast – How to Achieve Executive Presence in 2022

Executive presence is one’s ability to inspire trust, credibility, and poise. But what does that actually mean and how do you achieve it? Modern Mentor shares her favorite framework and some simple action steps you can take to inspire confidence in your leadership capability.

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Mentoring Matters: Three Essential Elements Of Success by Mary Abbajay

Mentoring is an underutilized, yet incredibly powerful professional growth tool. Research shows that organizations that engage in mentoring have higher levels of employee engagement, retention, and knowledge sharing. With so much benefit to companies, it makes sense that over 70% of firms on the Fortune 500 list offer mentoring programs to their employees. Read on to see how mentorship could benefit you and your organization.

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“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

10 Reasons Why A Mentor Is A Must

Mentors provide information and knowledge, can see where we need to improve, and help stimulate our personal and professional growth. Check out this article to see why having mentors is a sign of strength, showing that you are smart and driven enough to succeed.

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Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

We can find many astute mentors, train ourselves professionally, and work to meet our goals each day. But if we are unable to retain the knowledge we obtain, then we will find it hard to grow in our lives. In Moonwalking With Einstein, Joshua Foer teaches us how to unlock our brain and revolutionize the power of our memory.

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HindeSight #83: Is Purpose More Important than Profit?

Inside Companies that Get the Purpose-Profit Balance Right

Now more than ever, consumers value companies that hold corporate social responsibility in high regard. We look for companies that are purpose-driven and integrate this purpose into every aspect of their organization. Listen to this podcast to learn about some companies that have a great purpose-profit balance.

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The Lines Between Beer, Soda, and Spirits are Blurring as Beverage Companies Seek Sales Growth

A 130% increase in ready-to-drink alcoholic seltzer beverages has compelled industry giants like Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co to enter the alcoholic beverage market as well. New kinds of hard seltzers seem to be released every week, such as Hard Mountain Dew or Topo Chico Hard Seltzers. Read on to see what this could mean for the competitive environment of the alcoholic beverage industry.

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“I failed my way to success.”

– Thomas Edison

The Purpose Driven Organization: Five Things Purpose Pundits May Be Getting Wrong

As the term purpose-driven seems to popping up more and more frequently, one might wonder why this switch from profit to purpose is happening now and what it really means. Purpose is not new, and it is not the enemy of profit. Check out this article to see some common misconceptions about purpose-driven business.

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Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

When running a business, your customers are everything. You care about their wants and concerns, placing the focus of your brand on solving for their needs. This book by Danny Meyer, while highlighting the restaurant industry, emphasizes the importance of hospitality and customer satisfaction in any business.

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NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: FITAID ENERGY

The wait is over and FITAID ENERGY is here! The number 1 post workout recovery beverage in America is now packed with 200mgs of clean caffeine in four bold new flavors. Blackberry Pineapple, Mango Sorbet, Peach Mandarin, and Raspberry Hibiscus are the 4 new flavors that have been added to the FITAID family of beverages! 

“This is the evolution of energy. Energy 3.0,” says LIFEAID Co-Founder and President, Aaron Hinde. “FITAID Energy is unlike any other energy drink on the market. Our clean caffeine from green tea helps fight your fitness fatigue and contains our original post-workout recovery blend which includes BCAAs, Turmeric, Electrolytes, Vitamins B, C, D3, E, and more. All of our hand-picked ingredients have met the highest supplement standards and remain vegan, non-gmo, and gluten-free. Coupled with no sucralose, no taurine, and no synthetic caffeine, FITAID Energy is the future of clean performance energy.”

The energy drink market as we know it isn’t the healthiest. Brands continue to load sucralose, sodium, synthetic caffeine and gut killing chemicals into your energy drinks. They put false statements in their cans such as “burns body fat” (I’m sorry but you can not simply burn body fat by just drinking a Celsius.) The next time you pick up an energy drink, just read the ingredients labels. I am pretty sure it will look like those CVS receipts that are typically longer than your arm. 

FITAID ENERGY is truly the cleanest energy beverage on the market. Naturally sweetened and flavored, loaded with 200mg of caffeine from green tea extract (leaves), only 3g of sugars, and just 15 calories. You can not go wrong with a FITAID ENERGY. 

“We started LIFEAID to disrupt the legacy of sodas and energy drinks already in the market. Over the years, we’ve started to see emerging energy drinks in retail. We didn’t consider many of them necessarily healthy from their ingredient deck. Nearly all of them are artificially sweetened with sucralose or aspartame, which as we know kills your gut microbiome.” says LIFEAID Co-Founder and CEO Orion Melehan.

Make sure you head over to https://www.lifeaidbevco.com/blends/fitaid-energy and load up on FITAID ENERGY before it sells out! Already snagged your new fav? Tag us on Instagram! @FITAID 

The LIFEAID Team Celebrates Earth Day Everyday!

Earth day, celebrated every year on April 22nd, is a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. This year marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Take a look at what the team members at LIFEAID are in their daily lives to make sure our planet is thriving! 

“Putting food in the fridge in reusable tupperware and NOT plastic bags or plastic wrap. It’s a small change and it has reduced my need to buy ziplocs! I also have been MUCH better at bringing in my grocery bags by leaving them in the FRONT seat when I go into the store. When they are in my trunk I always forget to bring them in!” – Emily S. 

“When the conservation society is done replacing the bridge at the cabin this summer they have agreed to supply us with as many trees as I want. I am planning to line the creek that runs through the property with about 20-30 trees. I will never see them fully grown in my lifetime but my kids and their kids will enjoy them.” – Adam F. 

“I am always sure that I never put my recycling in the bin in a garbage bag.  I’ve heard that they assume it’s always trash in a garbage bag and ends up in a landfill.” – Orion M. 

“Eliminate single use plastic. If using / purchasing plastic, make sure it is getting multiple uses and when done, obviously recycle.   If you are an ocean lover and traveled to SE Asia or Mexico, you will see how big of a problem single use plastic actually is and the time is now for us to personally take accountability and do something about it.” – Aaron H. 

“Reusable canteen, glass tupperware vs. plastic wrap, bringing my own basket with me to the store, and giving gently used clothing and toys to other babies in our friend circle.” – Rosemary H. 

“When washing dishes we don’t turn on the faucet at full power. A gentle stream is plenty of water to wash and rinse dishes.” – Mike G. 

“When the weather allows, I ride a bike to do errands in the small town where I live. Including grabbing groceries, running to the bank, beer store etc. This is a great way to reduce carbon emissions and reduce wear and tear on things like tires which have a large carbon footprint and are a disaster to dispose of.” – Scott S. 

“Bringing a thermos or any kind of reusable cup in with me whenever I go to a coffee shop has become second nature – most coffee shops allow you to bring in your own cup to use so you don’t have to use the disposable cup they provide.  Another tip I have is to use reusable Q-tips! You can wash them between every use and never have to throw away a Q-tip ever again! Small changes, big impact.” – Lydia D. 

“I always carry a reusable water bottle, I never keep the plastic ones in my house! I donate my clothes I don’t wear anymore instead of just trashing them to sit in a landfill. Glass containers for leftovers instead of plastic wrap and ziplocks!  I try to limit paper towel use as well with kitchen towels I can throw in the wash and even recently purchased reusable paper towels to try out (just heard of these lately). I air-dry my laundry in the spring/summer to use less dryer power plus it’s better for your clothes!” – Anna L. 

“Instead of using zip lock bags I purchase stasher bags for leftovers, storage of leftover avocado or PB & J on the go.  I also purchase recycle eco friendly trash bags for our trash cans. I purchase Dyper diapers for my daughter that are from bamboo viscose and picked up at my doorstep to be properly disposed.  I also purchase as many eco-friendly toys for my daughter as I can to avoid plastic and toxins.” – Ana. L

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day? Tag us on Instagram! @FITAID 

The Perfect Playlist to Electrify Your Headphones!

Now that FITAID ENERGY is here, it’s only right we share with you the perfect songs to play when you crack open a FITAID ENERGY. From Drake to the Tubeway Army, all these songs will electrify your headphones! So if you need a playlist for all things ENERGY, we got you covered! 

 

Energy – Drake 

 

Orgy – Blue Monday 

 

Macia Griffiths – Electric Slide 

 

Ollie & Jerry – Electric Boogaloo 

 

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice baby 

 

Outkast – BOB 

 

Electric Ft. Khalid 

 

Silk City, Dua Lipa – Electricity 

 

Farruko – Peppas 

 

Latto – Big Energy 

 

Stace Cadet & KLP – Energy 

 

Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric 

 

Electric Light Ochestra – Dont bring me down 

 

Bounce – MSTRKRFT Ft. NORE 

 

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive 

 

What songs would you add to this list? Tag us on Instagram with your suggestions! @FITAID

Benefits of L-Glutamine and What It Does For Your Body

L-glutamine is the most plentiful amino acid found in the human body. This important amino acid is made by the body but during times of heavy exercise of injury, your body may need more L-glutamine than it can produce. Most L-glutamine in your body is stored in the muscles and lungs, where most is made. 

 

So what does L-glutamine actually do in your body? This amino acid is an important factor in a range of things going on within your body. When it comes to removing excess ammonia in your body, L-glutamine has got you covered. It supports the function of your immune system, assists with brain function and digestion. L-glutamine makes protein for muscle tissue, fuels cells that protect our intestines, and helps detoxify the liver of foreign substances. So if you add extra L-glutamine into your diet, what are the benefits? And what does it do for your body? Let’s take a look!

 

Gastrointestinal and Immune System 

 

L-glutamine benefits your overall health by supporting both gut function and your digestive process. L-glutamine can reduce intestinal inflammation and help people recover from food sensitivities. Also, it plays a key role in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota. L-glutamine can help reduce intestinal colonization and bacterial overgrowth of pathogens which can result in widespread gut issues (i.e weight gain and constipation). 

 

Muscle Recovery

 

L-glutamine is important when it comes to maintaining muscle protein. In the supplement space, L-glutamine was first believed to be used for muscle gain and fat burning. While scientists continue to study these claims, it may help reduce muscle fatigue and exercise recovery. Studies have shown that when supplementing with L-glutamine, athletes had less muscle soreness and strength loss. 

 

Food Sources

 

As mentioned before, L-glutamine is naturally produced in the body for those who workout a lot or need the extra L-glutamine for extra immune and gut support, there are plenty of foods that offer L-glutamine. These foods include: 

 

  • Eggs 
  • Tofu 
  • Milk 
  • Grass fed beef 
  • Spirulina 
  • Cottage cheese 
  • Asparagus 
  • Cod / Salmon 
  • Venison 
  • Turkey 
  • Corn 
  • Rice 

 

Another place to get a great source of  L-glutamine is from our line of beverages. So if you are not a fan of the listed foods above, crack open a FITAID and we got you covered when it comes to getting that extra L-glutamine in your daily diet! Have a favorite LIFEAID product? Tag us on Instagram! @FITAID 

 

FITAID Energy® Disrupts So-Called Clean Energy Drink Market

The naturally sweetened and green-tea caffeinated addition to FITAID Sports Recovery line promises to revolutionize energy drink industry

Santa Cruz, Calif., April 12, 2022 – LIFEAID Beverage Company has released a new line of clean performance energy drinks. The FITAID Energy® collection is the long awaited clean-caffeine addition to their original Sports Recovery product, FITAID®, boosted with 200mg of caffeine from green tea. The FITAID Energy + Sports Recovery blend is naturally sweetened with only 15 calories, no sucralose, no aspartame, no fillers, and no synthetic caffeine. Available in four electric flavors: Mango Sorbet, Peach Mandarin, Blackberry Pineapple, and an on-line exclusive Raspberry Hibiscus, FITAID contains no artificial flavors or colors.

“This is the evolution of energy. Energy 3.0,” says LIFEAID Co-Founder and President, Aaron Hinde. “FITAID Energy is unlike any other energy drink on the market. Our clean caffeine from green tea helps fight your fitness fatigue and contains our original post-workout recovery blend which includes BCAAs, Turmeric, Electrolytes, Vitamins B, C, D3, E, and more. All of our hand-picked ingredients have met the highest supplement standards and remain vegan, non-gmo, and gluten-free. Coupled with no sucralose, no taurine, and no synthetic caffeine, FITAID Energy is the future of clean performance energy.”

LIFEAID Beverage Company has long held itself to the highest standards of product design and formulation. The LIFEAID research and development team spent a year formulating an optimal blend of clean caffeine and quality supplements to give athletes an all-in-one solution without compromises. Each of the four flavors have a clean, crisp finish and avoid the synthetic aftertaste often associated with energy drinks. 

“We started LIFEAID to disrupt the legacy of sodas and energy drinks already in the market. Over the years, we’ve started to see emerging energy drinks in retail. We didn’t consider many of them necessarily healthy from their ingredient deck. Nearly all of them are artificially sweetened with sucralose or aspartame, which as we know kills your gut microbiome.” says LIFEAID Co-Founder and CEO Orion Melehan.

FITAID Energy is available at the company’s website, Lifeaidbevco.com, Amazon, and select retailers including, Vitamin Shoppe, Harris Teeter, HEB, HyVee, QuickTrip, Circle K, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Safeway Southern, United Market Street. 

Melehan continues, “We embarked on a year-long endeavor of creating a superior product in terms of functionality, a clean ingredient deck with our naturally derived caffeine from green tea, and lowered the calorie count to 15. We did this while staying within our brand guardrails to keep it naturally sweetened. I’m confident that you will love them as much as we do!” 

About LIFEAID Beverage Co.

With a focus on great tasting, wellness enhancing, and functionally driven supplement products, LIFEAID Beverage Co. has become a trusted brand among athletes, health-conscience, and performance-minded consumers. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, LIFEAID is home to premium performance products and passionate people. Their portfolio of better-for-you supplements contains both ready to drink and powdered mix blends including FITAID, FOCUSAID, IMMUNITYAID, DREAMAID, PARTYAID, and now FITAID Energy + Sports Recovery. Visit lifeaidbevco.com to learn more.