To the well-intentioned consumer, the seemingly back-and-forth nature of egg recommendations can be frustrating. For years the American Heart Association recommended limiting egg intake due to their high cholesterol content, yet in 2015 the Dietary Guidelines ultimately dropped these restrictions saying eggs are part of a healthy diet. Recently, a study published by the New York Times put eggs back on the naughty list. What gives? We are here to put the science to bed once and for all.Read more
Everyone loves a big news flash, and this one takes the cake! InsideTracker is thrilled to announce that our very first scientific paper has been published in a peer-reviewed journal – and not just any journal, but a prestigious one: Scientific Reports, from the Nature Publishing Group. The paper, titled “Longitudinal analysis of biomarker data from a personalized nutrition platform in healthy subjects”, has been nine years in the making, thanks to contributions from our entire scientific team, staff, and scientific advisory board.Read more
It’s great to have choices. But you’re busy. And you don’t have time to filter through endless options. You’d like a guide to the best choices — a scientific one, if possible!
Here at InsideTracker, we get it. What you eat, how much you exercise, which supplements you take, and the daily life choices you make, can improve or worsen your health and performance. While it’s great to know that you can make simple changes to optimize your health and performance, the array of choices can be overwhelming.
So, how do you pick the recommendations that will work best for you? Don’t stress! InsideTracker has a brand new system in place to help do the job.
Do you take a multivitamin? Chances are, you probably do! In fact, if you’re like me, you began taking a multivitamin almost as soon as you could chew solids. I have fond memories of chomping my Flintstones vitamin with my waffles and milk every morning throughout my childhood years. Sound familiar? According a recent study, over half of Americans take some form of a multi-vitamin/mineral on a regular basis. For some of us, we continue to take multivitamins out of habit. Others are new to this emerging health trend. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for certain: the multivitamin/mineral is a major contender in the supplement industry. As a nation, we spend $12.4 billion on these little capsules each year. But does taking a multivitamin make us healthier? Here are some facts for you to consider. Spoiler alert: those little pills may not be as healthy as you think!Read more
For women, the role of testosterone in the body is not always clear. Here is some basic information that every woman should know about this mighty hormone... and why it's not just for the boys.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that belongs to a class of hormones called androgens. It is produced mostly in the testes of men and the ovaries of women, although small amounts are produced in the adrenal glands as well. Testosterone is best known for its anabolic effects, like building muscle and tissues, helping with protein synthesis, and increasing bone density. Testosterone also has androgenic effects that we often associate with male secondary sex characteristics, i.e. deepening of the voice, development of facial and body hair, and changes in facial bone contours.Read more
The Paleo diet is the latest craze in the world of nutrition and fitness. Supporters often describe this diet as a lifestyle, which is centered on eating similar foods and food groups to our hunter-gatherer ancestors and what they survived on during the Paleolithic era. Dieticians and other health professionals have criticized the movement for its denouncement of two key components of the MyPlate guide: grains and dairy. Like other diets, the caveman lifestyle has been described as overly restrictive and difficult to adhere to.Read more