Quinn Brett, Recovery Fund for climber injured in fall on El Capitan

On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.

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Review: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, John Michael Bric

rootz paleo protein superfood

This week we take a moment to review Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood.

Item: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood
Price: 
$55 USD (567 grams)

Retailer: Rootz
Purchase: www.RootzNutrition.com

In a marketplace that is completely crowded with protein powders, it’s good to see a brand stand out from the rest with a ‘point of difference’.

Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood has just that. Rootz is unlike many powders we see these days that are full of chemical fillers and average protein content. Its Paleo Protein Superfood is made up of a variety of organic sources and natural ingredients with the aim of promoting the growth of lean muscle mass and overall health.

According to its website:

“Our Paleo Protein-Superfood contains egg white protein, hemp protein, and sacha inchi protein, combined with a blend of all natural superfoods to provide delicious post-workout nutrition that promotes the growth of lean muscle mass and overall health. This product contains only the cleanest ingredients available, and can be consumed as a post-workout protein shake or as a complete low calorie meal replacement at any time during the day. The Paleo Protein-Superfood contains a full spectrum of nutrients that will rejuvenate your body and get you ready for your next workout.”

The Rx Review got its hands on some Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood a few months ago and put the powder to the test. Here’s what we thought about it and weather or not we think it’s a supplement you should consider buying:

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The Good

It’s Paleo!: We see the term ‘paleo’ being thrown at everything nowadays as brands try to appeal to new fitness markets. While some may be misleading, Rootz Protein Superfood is Paleo! It is made up of egg white protein, sacha inchi protein and hemp protein and contains no sugars or other chemical fillers etc.

Not Just Protein: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood doesn’t just contain protein. It’s powder make up contains 23 organic ingredients including greens, seeds, berries and vegetables including kale, spinach and broccoli. So while you are also getting a protein boost, you’re also getting a top up of essential greens and nutrients.

Great Top Up Ingredient: The Rootz Protein Powder might not have the best taste, in my opinion (more of that later), but it’s a great ingredient to use in any other smoothie or shake. I used the powder in several organic smoothies and it provided a great ‘natural nutty’ taste.

Appearance: While we don’t like to admit it all time, we do judge things by their appearance from time to time. Personally, I often judge my supplements by what their label, website and actual product looks like. Rootz gets a tick on all three areas with their Paleo Protein Superfood.

No Stomach Issues or Side Effects: I had no stomach issues taking Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood

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The Bad

Taste: The biggest criticism I had with Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood is its taste. Personally, I’m not a fan of the chocolate banana nut flavour, and didn’t really enjoy drinking it. While some people may enjoy the ‘organic and raw’ taste of the protein, I didn’t so much. That being said, i’d much prefer to drink a flavour i didn’t enjoy knowing it was organic, then drink something I did like the taste of, knowing there were several preservatives and chemical flavouring included.

Mixing: Another small criticism of the superfood protein is the mixing of it. Compared to some other protein powders, I had to stir and shake a bit more to get a consistent blend.

Lack of Flavours: At this stage, Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood is only available in a Chocolate Banana Nut Flavour.

Price: A 20 oz (567 gram) container of Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood costs around $55 USD. Each tub contains 20 servings with each serving containing 15 grams of protein. So if you are training regularly and taking this powder after every workout, you could easily go through a container in a month. Compared to some other proteins powders on the market, Rootz Protein Superfood is a bit more expensive.

Conclusion

In summary, I had a fairly positive experience using Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood.

While I might not have loved the taste that much, the ingredients and superfood make up is hard to look past. Ingredient-wise, it is one of the most organic and healthy protein superfood powders on the market and certainly worth the extra dollars.

 

Review: Rootz Paleo Protein Superfood

How To Improve Your Sleep Today

Quality sleep is imperative if you want to improve your mindset, performance and overall health.

You can’t be the best version of you if you’re tired, sluggish, dependent on caffeine or other stimulants, unfocused, lethargic, anxious, or stressed. Getting adequate, restful sleep has to be a priority if you want to make positive changes in your fitness and life.

I recently started sleeping on a tomorrow sleep Mattress, and using the Tomorrow Sleep, Sleep Tracker Data to help me get even better zzzs. I can’t believe how comfortable the medium-firm version of this hybrid mattress is! I thought I was sleeping well before, but I feel even better when I wake up after a night on this new mattress.



Here are 5 tips

1. Get a bed that you LOVE being in. Get the comfiest, most supportive mattress than you can afford. You spend over 45 hours a week in it, and it has a huge influence on your health, so invest in it. Purchase bedding that feels amazing and pillows that are like clouds to you. I like to create a bedroom space that’s simple, comfortable, uncluttered and calming.

2. Track it. For 2 weeks, record how many hours of sleep you get each morning and track it on a calendar or in a note pad. The Tomorrow Sleep, SleepTracker Monitor will help you create more awareness about your sleep patterns and habits, so that you can make the necessary changes to improve it.

2. Commit to a schedule. Get yourself to bed within 30 minutes of the same time each night, and get out of bed within 30 minutes of the same time each morning. You may even want to set an alert that goes of, reminding you it’s bed time.

3. Create a routine. Within an hour of when you want to be asleep, try doing the same things each night. Change, brush your teeth, light a candle, put your electronics away (seriously, turn your phone on silent, flip it over or put that shit in a drawer or on the other side of the room) then read, mediate pray, snuggle or listen to music. Try this and this

4. Darken your room! Use darkening curtains and get all lights and electronics off or out of your view. It’s best to not have any extra light, or stimulation at least 30 minutes before bed.

Ever since I started using this mattress, I can’t wait to get to bed at my 9 o’clock bedtime. I get cozy and find myself drifting off in no time. I highly suggest upgrading to a mattress that feels great to you, and helps you feel rested and restored in the AM.

If you don’t feel like you’re able to push as hard as you’d like, or if you’re struggling to stay motivated, focused or consistent, then take a look at your sleep habits and focus on improving them with these tips. There is nothin’ more important than getting quality rest in a bed that you absolutely love.

Comment below with what works for you.

Check out the tomorrow sleep mattress HERE.

 

Kickstarter Campaign for “The Paxter”: All-In-One Hygiene Container!

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, Contributor

the paxter

It was only a few months ago The Rx Review first heard about The Paxter – a brand new all-in-one hygiene container, perfect for travelling athletes.

We were initially quite impressed with the design, which allows people to carry their favourite hygiene liquids (shampoo, conditioners, cleanser etc.) as well as their toothbrush and other bathroom essentials in one container!

The multifunctional container is perfect for travelling athletes who want to be able to carry all their needs in one container, or for those who need to shower on-the-go after training sessions etc.

The Paxter is roughly the size of a shampoo bottle and doesn’t take up much room in any gym bag. It has the ability to carry enough liquid (approx 95ml) to last an average user 2-3 weeks and is made from sturdy, unsqueezable plastic, which means it will never leak when squashed inside your gym bag.

Apart from carrying liquid, the Paxter also has a waterproof compartment that can store a number of small items like cotton buds, tweezers, nail clippers, vitamins and more. Items like keys and jewellery can also be kept in the waterproof section so they don’t get lost or stolen.

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At the back of the Paxter there is also a section for a toothbrush. The section is also ventilated with holes at the top and at the bottom to have air circulation for a quicker drying of the toothbrush. The holes also let the excess water, that could get it while using Paxter, to escape while at standing position.

At the time of first writing about The Paxter, the product was still in it’s ‘design phase’ and was unavailable for public purchase.

However, the good news is the company has now just launched its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help bring The Paxter to the market.

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According to Kirill Petrov, the creator of the product says the public response so far has been nothing but positive:

“We saw a real need to be filled and after a great deal of research, development and smart design choices Paxter was born. Not one person has seen Paxter so far and not been completely impressed,” he said.

“This is a product that could transform how people approach their shower hygiene products in a very real way. We are looking forward to exceeding even very high expectations.”

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Kickstarter Campaign:

Paxter has set a goal of USD $20,000 for donations. Each fund raising tier comes with its own bonus, which include being able to get one of the first run of Paxter, sure to be very much in high-demand.

You can find out more information at Paxter’s Kickstarter campaign, which can be found here:

Kickstarter Campaign for “The Paxter”: All-In-One Hygiene Container!