Top Wellness Trends Of 2018

January 17, 2018

Top Wellness Trends Of 2018

2017 has come and gone and with it we've seen a new wave of superfoods, biohacks, kombucha kits, and activated charcoal products go from flash-in-the-pan fads to must-have household items available in one click. As we settle into 2018 and science and technology continue to fuel the wellness industry, we examine the latest trends that are boosting health & wellness this year.

1. Gut Health

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A healthy gut positively affects the immune system, unleashes the energy from the food we eat and removes the toxins from our body. Its most prominent and talked-about role is the production of the “happy hormone” – serotonin, which largely influences various aspects, such as appetite, memory, mood, social relationships, as well as libido and the quality of sleep. For quite some time science has focused on gut health through the maintenance of good and bad bacteria living in the digestive tract. This was done largely through the use of probiotics and especially those occurring naturally in foods such as yogurt.

However, in 2018, we’ll be seeing ways to optimize our gut health, not only with good bacteria, but through the roles of fungi, microbiomes, and prebiotic fiber included in probiotics. As we learn more about the gut, a wider definition of what contributes to a healthy environment will take shape, in which more than just bacteria is considered. (Source: Mind Body Green)

Products recommended for feeding good bacteria to maintain a healthy gut may not always be appealing to the eye, but their impact has been scientifically proven. Therefore, the positive factors surely outweigh the negative ones, such as aesthetics. Unfortunately, the natural sources of nutrients important for gut health, such as animal skin and tendons, haven’t found their way into the modern kitchen just yet, but there are some very convenient alternatives worth mentioning.

There are numerous benefits of beef gelatin, for example, which has been around for decades. Beef Gelatin aids with the enhancement of production of gastric acid secretion and the restoration of a proper mucosal lining, which are crucial for a healthy gut. Our Premium Grass-Fed Beef Gelatin improves gut function, as well as digestion, thus preventing conditions such as leaky gut, food intolerance, and autoimmune diseases.

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2. Intermittent Fasting (IF)

Ketogenic & Bulletproof diets may be here to stay, but new studies show that intermittent fasting (IF for short) might be one of the most effective and proven ways to improve health in the short- and long-term. While many people experiment utilizing fasting for weight-loss purposes alone, its suggested benefits extend far beyond this realm. Potential maintenance of blood sugar balance, decreased inflammation, and increased cognitive function are just a few areas where IF can be advantageous. Scientists are now discovering that a period without food may be quite therapeutic for the body and brain, as intimidating as it may seem.

Studies also support IF as a successful weight-loss method, however, in order to optimize the results of IF and prevent any setbacks, supplementation is advised. Our Premium Grass Fed Collagen Peptides, aside from promoting healthy bones, joints, and tendons, represent a great complement to IF regimens since they curb the appetite and promote a healthy metabolism. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body rich in amino acids, and also the building material of the majority of the cells. Unfortunately, its production slows and decreases with age, hence the necessity of supplementation.

3. Sleep Optimization

In 2018 quality of sleep will become a top health priority, as studies are now showing that a lack of sleep causes weight gain, anxiety, and unbalanced hormones. Furthermore, public figures are speaking out in praise of adequate sleep as a direct contributor to productivity, focus, and success. Prepare to see more sleep optimization technologies, holistic relaxation techniques, and smart mattresses as ways to achieve the perfect 8-hours of shut-eye.

When you’re in pain, your daily activities are completely imbalanced. Pain causes stress, discomfort and the lack of energy, and it is absolutely draining. What’s even worse is that when you try to get some sleep to regain some of the energy and recuperate, the pain will keep you up. Many people resort to traditional painkillers in this situation - an instant solution that only pushes the issue under the rug and potentially causes additional problems, according to many studies. Consequently, the lack of sleep jeopardizes the healing process, which increases the level of pain and traps you in a vicious never-ending circle.

It has been proven that the human body requires sleep in order to produce crucial hormones, maintain vitality, prevent illnesses, and enable the organism to function properly. All of these vital aspects of the human health can be compromised by the chronic pain caused by inflammation. In order to regain balance in your sleeping schedule - you must deal with the pain first. Our Premium Boswellia Serrata Extract has an inflammatory-lowering effect, replacing the conventional and potentially harming medication since its long-term use doesn’t lead to any gastric discomfort, irritation, or illness. Therefore, Boswellia Serrata Extract is a safe and natural way to treat inflammation and the pain, thus promoting the much-needed quality sleep.

Besides improving overall health, collagen also contributes specifically to quality of sleep. Collagen contains several amino acids, among which glycine is the most prominent. According to research, this immunonutrient promotes deep, restful sleep, establishing collagen as a natural replacement for sleeping medication. Our Premium Grass Fed Collagen Peptides are an easy-to-use, 100% natural source of collagen.

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4. Nootropics (Smart Drugs)

Nootropics, Smart Drugs, or Neuro-enhancing supplements are compounds that enhance brain function. What can you gain by taking these supplements? Better memory, enhanced concentration and better ability to focus to name a few. Many people including those with a busy schedule, students, or really anyone who needs a mental boost can use nootropics to their advantage. Furthermore, there are studies indicating that nootropics can significantly advance communication skills, both written and oral. They’re becoming a popular way to give your mind an extra edge - but they should be carefully considered alongside a healthcare professional. Source: Bulletproof

One downside to using a blanket term like “nootropics” is that you lump all kinds of substances in together. Technically, you could argue that caffeine and cocaine are both nootropics, but they’re not at all equal. Some would say there’s a thin line between a purely beneficial nootropic and the category of neuro-enhancing supplements that should be avoided, which is why it is advised to consult a professional prior to the consummation.

5. Collagen

Collagen peptide powder may seem like old news at this point - over the past year we've seen everyone adding this superfood to their coffee and favorite smoothie. However, in 2018 collagen will make its way into every element of our lives - it will officially become mainstream. If you haven’t yet seen it on the shelves of your local supermarket, you will soon.

Collagen is one of the cleanest types of protein powders, free of many additives that typically plague the supplement industry. Conscious consumption is now on everyone’s mind as consumers are demanding to know exactly where their food comes from and full ingredient transparency. Collagen, with its single-ingredient label, serves that demand, lacking any additional elements that could potentially compromise the quality of the product. What seems like a continuous list of benefits also includes its gut-healing properties, as well as its ability to treat many modern ailments from anxiety to acne.

Collagen can also be a key part of healthy nutrition for active lifestyles. Our Premium Marine Collagen as well as our Premium Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides will give you that extra kick for your workouts and also functions as an effective post-workout supplement. Collagen is an ideal choice for HIIT training, as well as other forms of physical activity, given that it can increase flexibility, energy, as well as endurance, aiding you in maximizing your performance. Regular collagen intake doesn’t only prevent many health conditions, but also a treats the existing ones.

Expect to see collagen peptide powder in retailers all over the country and become a foundational product that people use in their everyday routines.

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Article Sources:
Mind Body Green: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/wellness-trends-2018

Bulletproof: https://blog.bulletproof.com/13-nootropics-to-unlock-your-true-brain/