Foundation Series: The all amazing Vitamin D

Sunlight is the best-known source of vitamin D, and hence vitamin D has earned the nickname as the ‘sunshine vitamin’. It has importance across various aspects of our health, but in particular, it helps boost the immune system, supports neurological health, builds strong bone and teeth health, fights cancers and nourishes the heart. It is thoroughly good stuff that is vital to health.  

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Introducing Human Performance Hub

In exciting news, I’d like to introduce you to Human Performance Hub, the next stage in the evolution of CoActive Health Shop. With Human Performance Hub, we’ll be continuing to bring you premium supplementation, as well as pushing harder to bring you unrivalled value in education and resources via online videos, articles, and guidelines with suggested protocols that really do work.

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How to Detox from the Inside Out and Banish Toxins

Detox diets, cleanses, and therapies are all the trend today. But the message isn’t new. 

People have used different detoxification practices to purge the body of foreign invaders for centuries. However, the prevalence of the current detox trend reflects, in part, the ever-increasing amounts of toxins in our modern world. And we know for sure that a cumulative toxic burden, if not addressed, can lead to serious health issues. 

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Foundation Series: Training

Training is what the body needs to adapt and develop. Consider that without sunlight plants struggle to grow, similarly, without training our bodies will not develop and grow much.

Your body needs training as a stimulus to take it outside of its normal comfort zone, which ultimately means the body has to make changes to develop. You may only be able to do a bodyweight squat at the start of your training, but after the body is exposed to training consistently and repeatedly it will get stronger and you might be squatting with a barbell on your back after several weeks.

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Foundation Series: Supplementation

Supplementation is the use of specific vitamins, minerals and ingredients to achieve a targeted outcome in your health and fitness. Our current environment and lifestyles mean it is hard to get everything we need from food alone, which would be ideal, and thus the targeted use of supplements can be of benefit to your health. There are some supplements that are useful for everyone to take, and this article will elaborate upon supplement basics.

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Foundation Series: Recovery

Recovery is essential all the things that you do outside of training, it includes sleep and stress management which are vital to good health, but recovery also extends to enjoying your hobbies and making time for yourself. So getting 8 hours of sleep with good quality deep sleep is integral to recovery, as is going on a long walk which you enjoy, reading a book or spending time seeing your friends and family.

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Foundation Series: Nutrition

Nutrition is the catalyst to great health, strength and body composition. Nutrition is not only important for physical goals (i.e fat loss) but also for more health and lifestyle-oriented goals (for example better focus, energy, detoxification, and blood sugar control).

What we do in training needs to be matched by how we eat and recover, and the saying “we are what we eat” still holds true.

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Foundation Series: Gut and Brain

The body is very highly connected and there is a link between the organs of the gut and the brain which is termed the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’. The link between the two works both ways, the gut and the things we digest can affect our brain function and similarly stresses to the nervous system can affect our gut. Research in this area originated in around 2004, and since has gained a lot of momentum in the scientific community (1), and can impact your health in numerous ways.

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Founder Roan speaks with Wolfgang Unsoeld

Our founder Roan recently spoke with Wolfgang Unsoeld, the infamous and hugely successful personal trainer and strength trainer and founder of YPSI. They covered the fundamentals of Personal Training, how to become a good PT, the basics of opening your own gym, Roan’s personal journey, and much, much more.

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Benefits of Fish Oil

One of the most researched substances on the planet, the benefits of good quality fish oil to health have been known for centuries and was one of the many reasons why civilisation itself flourished so well on coastal regions.

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Featured Supplement: Essential Amino Acids


Here at Human Performance Hub, we are a big believer in pre-workout nutrition (nutrition around workouts) as workouts offer a great opportunity to get nutrients into the body through enhanced insulin sensitivity (Muscles open themselves up for refuelling). Possibly the most beneficial supplement you can take around training is a quality amino acid complex.

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