Inflammation and Gut Health, by Susan Kitchen, MS, RD, CSSD

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or fitness enthusiast seeking to attain a work/life balance, at the end of the day, we all strive for happiness, health, and longevity. We try our best to maintain healthy habits. However, we may … Read More

An Indepth Look at the Latest Science on Cocoa, By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD

Hot off the presses: new research on the beneficial effects of cocoa on health! In this latest support for cocoa, researchers looked at the effects of cocoa on mobility and quality of life in older adults. In addition, they evaluated … Read More

Why Masters Athletes Need More Protein, by Katie Elliott, MS, RD

Introduction For those of you who don’t race triathlon, it is true that amateur triathletes have to wear their age on the back of their calf. Some 40+ athletes cringe at the thought of divulging their years on earth, but … Read More

Flavonoid and Flavanols. What are they? What do they do? Why you need them? By Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD

What makes chocolate a beneficial ingredient for health and performance? It is a flavonoid, and specifically, its flavanol content provides. If you’ve never heard of this before, you aren’t alone. In this blog, we’ll dive into what flavonoids are, what … Read More

Coming Back from Injury, by Brandon Hudgins

Injuries happen. It is unfortunately part of sports and exercising. It doesn’t matter how much preparation you do; sometimes accidents or injuries just happen. Whether you are a hobby jogger, gym rat, weekend warrior, or professional, at some point in … Read More

How to use Cocoa Elite’s Products as a Meal Replacement, by Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD

Cocoa Elite is the ideal recovery shake for athletes post-workout because it contains both the carbohydrates and the protein that our muscles need to start the recovery process. Unlike many other protein supplements on the market, the carbohydrate is real … Read More

Recovery Techniques, Tools and Advice, By Alicia Eno

One must prioritize proper nutrition, training and scheduling,  time management, and sleep hygiene to improve overall health and performance. For me it is crucial to balance all of these critical factors. It takes some work, but with practice you will … Read More

The 411 on Preservatives, By Darby Robinson

What are preservatives? Preservatives are the ingredients in food that prevent the item from spoiling and prevent the growth of bacteria. While this may sound like nothing to be concerned about, preservatives can actually cause harmful effects to your health. … Read More

Practical Advice for your First Ironman, by Kelly Fillnow

Training for an IRONMAN can seem daunting. The time. The money. The endless sacrifice. But it does not have to be that way. You can reach your dream of becoming an IRONMAN without feeling like you gave everything up in … Read More