Frankincense, one of several ingredients in our premium Omega 3 Health supplement, is derived from the tree Boswellia Seratta. It has been used by ancient healers and sages for thousands of years, lauded for its effects on the body and mind. Traditionally, it was used as an oral or topical medicine, burned in incense, and valued greater than gold.
A tree resin more valuable than gold?
Maybe they knew something we’ve forgotten?
Frankincense is most widely used as incense in religious ceremonies. It is easy to see why. Its aromatic smoke carries soft, uplifting tones, simultaneously comforting and almost mystical. But what is really in its vapors?
Frankincense is extremely rich in aromatic terpenes, a class of molecule that has recently become under more rigorous scientific examination for their protective, healing and stimulating effects on a wide variety of biological processes. 
Notably, boswellia extract is now proven to stimulate the growth of neurons, enhance cognition, treat depression, and even alleviate learning and memory problems [2,3,4]. Inhaled through the nose, the most direct route to the brain, these active compounds light up our brains. In the context of a religious ceremony, it’s easy to see how this incense uplifts the spirit, promote, insight, and inspire greater awareness.
In the context of our complex and challenging lives, how might this ancient medicine help us learn better? Cope with stress more effectively? Adapt to our ever-shifting environments with more skill?
Boswellia is also well-known in traditional medicine for its ability to speed up healing and reduce infection. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, for example, it is used to increase circulation and speed up healing time bacterial and viral infections like colds and flu, effects which have now been verified in the laboratories of modern science 
The most intensely researched area of boswellia extract properties are in its unique anti-inflammatory effects. Whereas most anti-inflammatory compounds act on COX2 enzymes, boswellia inhibits LOX enzymes, providing a new route to manage the destructive effects of inflammation. This inhibits the synthesis of leukotrienes, which play a role in a host of inflammatory diseases from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease.
Boswellia is so effective as an anti-inflammatory, it is comparable with prescription NSAID drugs in its effectiveness . Only this tree resin has none of the side-effects, and no toxicity.
Because of this alternate pathway, it also creates an opportunity for synergistic effects with other anti-inflammatory compounds like curcumin, the active chemical found in turmeric, both of which are key ingredients in BodyHealth Inflam-Arrest, a power packed anti-inflammation product.
But now, you can get both of these together in our uniquely powerful Omega 3 Health. By combining nature’s most potent anti-inflammatories with the highest quality Omega 3s, Omega 3 Health is a powerful ally to naturally manage inflammation and promote your health and vitality.
The importance of having a well-functioning and healthy immune system has become increasingly obvious in recent times.
Sadly, everyone seems to have a different answer as to how you should go about strengthening your immune system. When you go to your local health and wellness shop, you might see twenty or thirty products that tout their “immune boosting” powers. An Amazon search reveals thousands of results.
Well, we’re here to tell you about an effective and ancient remedy that has been in use for over two thousand years: the red reishi mushroom.
We’ve all heard about all the negative effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
We’re all rushing around, overworked, in a constant state of fight-or-flight and it has disastrous effects on our health.
But what if “stress” wasn’t the real problem?
What if our bodies knew exactly how to cope with the intensity of modern life… if we just gave the body what it needed to thrive?
And the key may be one little mineral.
I hope this finds you healthy and able to still get outside (or inside) for a daily run during this trying time of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of us are grieving several losses including race cancellations. Though it's a bummer, I want you to know that your hard-earned training is far from wasted.
Those miles are in your legs and all kinds of wonderful benefits have occurred including the addition of mitochondria, adding new capillary beds for increased blood flow, and strengthening the heart muscle for future training.
As athletes, it's important for us to be proactive in maintaining a strong immune system. We're not only doing this for our own prevention but also our loved ones that we spend time with.
Read on for 5 tips to consider as you seek to stay healthy.