Amino acids: The key to unlocking your body’s muscle-building potential

We all know the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But the truth is, our bodies require much more than just fruit to thrive. Essential macronutrients like protein play a vital role in keeping us healthy and ensuring our bodies function properly. While protein often takes the [...]

Muscle matters. The benefits of lean muscle mass for lifelong health

Ever marveled at how effortlessly you tackle everyday tasks, from lugging groceries to chasing after the kids or dominating in a friendly game of backyard basketball? That's the magic of lean muscles at work. It's not just about looking like a superhero; it's about feeling like one in the real-world [...]

Move to the beat of a healthy heart

Your heart isn’t only responsible for the beat in your chest, it's also the rockstar behind every breath you take. Our steady companion beats over 100,000 times per day, guiding thousands of gallons of blood to every corner of our bodies. This constant flow acts like a nurturing stream, carrying [...]

Why choose a pescatarian diet?

With rising trends in meat-free diets and the growing diversity of dietary choices, the pescatarian diet has been gaining momentum. This diet prioritizes foods that provide an abundance of health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids and essential vitamins and minerals that all work in harmony to protect your heart, reduce inflammation, assist [...]

Turn things around with testosterone

Everywhere we look, we’re exposed to scenes of Hollywood superstars in peak athletic form—jumping out of helicopters, fighting supervillains, and running away from danger. These men seemingly defy physical age norms, with washboard abs at 50, and pythons for arms at 67. So what's the secret? Besides the usual movie [...]

Everything you need to know about zinc

Maintaining good health is often boiled down to eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and staying hydrated. But where does zinc fit in? Zinc is an essential nutrient - this means that the human body does not produce it, but it's vital to our overall health. This mighty trace [...]

A deep dive into CanPrev’s probiotics

We have trillions of bacteria living inside us. While some are good, others can cause harm. And when they live in harmonious balance, you are less likely to experience digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or stomach pains.  While probiotics help you colonize more beneficial bacteria to balance out [...]

2023-04-04T14:47:23+00:00August 2nd, 2022|CanPrev, Gut Health, Supplements|4 Comments

Get to know CanPrev’s Powder System

Everyone is unique—whether it be in personal interests like music, film, or hobbies, or individual nutritional needs. Every individual’s nutritional needs are impacted by both internal and external factors, including but not limited to our diets, genetics, activity levels, lifestyles, pre-existing conditions, and even our environment. Take athletes for example. [...]

2023-10-06T20:51:30+00:00July 15th, 2022|CanPrev, Health goals, Supplements|0 Comments

Beyond the hype: Is a plant-based diet right for you?

Vegan diets have seen a rapid surge in popularity, due to the purported health benefits, environmental implications, and a wave of documentaries encouraging an animal-free approach to food. While vegetarian diets eschew meat products, veganism removes all animal by-products from the equation, including milk, eggs, and honey. With the elimination [...]

2021-10-06T14:20:28+00:00September 15th, 2021|CanPrev, Diet, Lifestyle, Minerals, Nutrition, Supplements, Vitamins, Whole foods|2 Comments

The Healing Powers of Adaptogens

Adaptogens are the most ancient modern health trend: steeped in the Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese traditions, adaptogenic herbs have no been used for thousands of years. Looking to jump onto the adaptogen train but still unsure what they're about? Let's discover the healing powers of adaptogens! Here's everything you need [...]

2020-08-27T19:33:25+00:00June 11th, 2020|How?, Supplements|2 Comments

CanPrev’s Immune Care Kit

  We sent our employees to work from home. This Immune Care Kit went home with them. Like many Canadians, most of our team has switched to working from home. As a company, we feel that staying home whenever possible to stop the spread of COVID-19 is the most sensible [...]

2020-04-08T18:33:39+00:00March 18th, 2020|CanPrev, Supplements|2 Comments

Dive Deep into Chronic Inflammation

When you hear someone talk about inflammation, you might think of pain, swelling and redness in the case of acute inflammation. Chronic inflammation, however, is a different story. That’s what we’ll be exploring here. Inflammation Comparison Inflammation is the body’s natural healing response to an injury, an important aspect in [...]

2019-08-29T14:52:04+00:00November 21st, 2018|Diet, Digestive Health, Gut Health, Pain Management, Supplements|1 Comment

6 Essential Nutrients For The Athlete

Optimizing nutrition when you’re an athlete (or even if you workout regularly) can make a significant difference in your health and performance on the court, field or at the gym. Just like exercising your muscles through cardiovascular workouts or strength training is important, so is fueling your body properly through [...]

Detoxifying: What You Need To Know

Your body is continually undergoing natural detoxification methods as part of general maintenance - and especially when a season change is upon us. But many times, the detox organs (ie. skin, lungs, liver, kidneys and intestines), need extra nutritional and herbal support to ensure that they are working effectively and efficiently. [...]

2023-10-06T20:18:57+00:00April 24th, 2018|All, Digestion, Health, Nutrition, Supplements|1 Comment

What Do My Fingernails Have To Do With My Health?

You probably don’t think about them too much, except maybe which polish colour to choose next? But, you would be surprised what those little keratinized extensions of our fingertips (your fingernails) can tell us about our nutrition, and our health status overall. Naturopaths often include an examination of a patient's [...]

Nutrient Deficiencies: Why Nearly Everyone Has Them

Health Canada advises, along with many nutrition professionals, “that a healthy and balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health.” [1] Does that mean that if we eat a “healthy and balanced diet”, that we’ll be meeting all the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) and we’ll [...]

2019-12-16T23:28:30+00:00March 15th, 2018|Active Life, Aging, All, CanPrev, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

The Scoop on Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 might not sound too familiar, it is not one of the more popularly wide known vitamins, like vitamin C or D. Vitamin K2, belongs to the Vitamin K family and is fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin K1 is the natural vitamin found in nature, mainly in green leafy plants and [...]

2020-01-06T17:32:19+00:00January 15th, 2018|All, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Magnesium, Enzymes and Cellular Energy

There is a host of scientific studies linking magnesium to many different health conditions, but reviewing these effects one by one is overwhelming and confusing. Instead, it’s more helpful to look at magnesium’s underlying physiological mechanisms. Understanding what magnesium does fundamentally will let us better understand how insufficient magnesium levels [...]

2020-01-06T17:01:29+00:00November 17th, 2017|CanPrev, Health, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Magnesium and Cardiovascular Conditions

Blood clotting (intravascular thrombosis, heart attacks and strokes) Clotting is a normal response to blood vessel damage. When a blood vessel wall is damaged, tiny blood cells called platelets activate. These platelets adhere to a damaged surface and release sealing agents like fibrin. Magnesium regulates the activation of these platelets [...]

2020-01-06T16:47:51+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Aging, CanPrev, Health, Heart Health, Supplements|1 Comment

Meet Mike Levine – Do What You Love

Here at CanPrev, we are all about our community. Because without a platform to connect with individuals - we cannot learn, grow, educate, motivate or inspire. That's where our ambassadors come in. These individuals are dedicated to living life to the fullest! They are continually learning and growing, sharing their [...]

Meet Making Lemonade – Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Online Wellness Entrepreneur

We all have physical, emotional and mental challenges to overcome. To do this, we find the courage and brave the journey against these obstacles, in search for optimal health and preventing dis-ease. 'Taking charge of your own health' and 'you can prevent'- mantras that have sustained us, as well as [...]

How much vitamin D should I be taking?

According to the Vitamin D Council, vitamin D is essential to bone health and researchers say that the "sunshine vitamin" plays a vital role in many other areas of health as well. Skin's exposure to sun enhances mood and energy. With the onset of fall, you're bound to get less vitamin [...]

2020-01-06T18:28:45+00:00September 27th, 2016|Health, Supplements|0 Comments

All about U: Ubiquinol vs. Ubiquinone

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a natural antioxidant, and with everyone from health gurus to beauty aficionados extolling its benefits on the heart, muscles, skin and hair it seems like it's always on the supplement-du-jour list. But what is it, really, and why do we need it? The skinny CoQ10 is [...]

2019-08-30T20:26:02+00:00August 30th, 2016|Supplements|1 Comment

Natural Anti-Inflammatories

People relying on over-the-counter NSAIDs for pain and inflammation could benefit from natural alternatives instead. With the exception of boswellia, all of these natural anti-inflammatories are considered safe enough for long-term use. The list below can be used as a refresher on the safety of natural anti-inflammatories commonly prescribed by [...]

2019-08-30T20:44:29+00:00July 5th, 2016|All, Supplements|0 Comments

The Buzz on Echinacea Tinctures

I notice a tingling sensation whenever I try an Echinacea tincture. Is this an allergic reaction?   Allergic reactions to the echinacea herb can certainly happen, especially if the user has a known allergy to the daisy family. The chances are even higher if the flower from the top of [...]

2016-02-08T20:56:43+00:00February 8th, 2016|All, Supplements|0 Comments