This morning I shared how I’ve changed my approach to stress over the last couple of decades. For me, this meant first addressing the toll of my training. It’s how the Primal Blueprint, in fact, was born. In today’s feature and in this video (with my long-time friend and co-author, Brad Kearns), I talked about how adaptogenic herbs made a difference for my recovery. I formulated my own supplement to literally help myself first. Fellow athlete friends wanted to try it, and that’s how Primal Calm (now called Adaptogenic Calm) came into being. The fact is, like everything I’ve chosen to sell, my interest in the product sprung from my own story.
I’ve always been a student of performance—in my athletic days and now. Whether it’s nutritional intake, training strategies, or supplement choices, this is where science comes to life for me. Over the years, I made this interest work for my fitness performance and now for my optimal health. It’s not about “hacking” the body’s functioning but understanding it from the ground floor up. This knowledge helps me live and age through life on my own terms, which is exactly the way I like it.
Every bit of research, every connection, every choice has done its part to fill in the picture for me—the daily practices and overall philosophy behind the Primal Blueprint.
In the last few years, collagen has been one of the tools that has made the biggest difference in my life. It was instrumental to recovering from an injury that (I was told) would put me on the sidelines indefinitely, and now it supports continuing joint health and mobility as I push myself physically long after many people give up on their bodies period.
A few months ago Brad Kearns and I recorded a conversation about my interest in collagen—how I started applying it to my health, what it offers for fitness performance, and how anyone—athlete or not—can benefit. Take a look.
Now For the Contest…
Ask me a question about my health routines. What would you like to know? What I eat (or don’t eat)? What I do for exercise? My favorite way to relax? What I’m working on now? What my favorite meal is? If it encompasses some aspect of healthy living, it’s fair game. I’ll pick a few to cover in future posts or social media projects—and choose one random winner from all relevant responses.
Made from all-natural ingredients, Adaptogenic Calm can be used safely by anyone who feels that stress is interfering with his or her productiveness, effectiveness and enjoyment of life. Adaptogenic Calm can produce a noticeable effect in as little as 30 minutes to 2 hours upon ingestion, and this state of calm can last throughout the day.*
Unflavored and easily dissolved in hot or cold liquids, Primal Kitchen® Collagen Peptides support connective tissue and hair, skin and nails. Unflavored to add to morning coffee, meal shakes/smoothies, soups, and baked goods.
The Deadline: June 22, 2018, midnight PDT
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Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.