Become a Green Machine with Liquid Chlorophyll
Written By Bryce Smith

Here at Invictus, we are very fortunate to be a part of the Sea of Green! What better way to enhance our greenness than by adding chlorophyll in to our diet?!

Chlorophyll (More like Boraphyll…)

Chlorophyll is the green pigment or coloring found in almost all plants and algae and is a natural, fat soluble molecule which allows them to convert light into energy. It is known as the blood of plants and acts like hemoglobin does in humans.

The Rise in Opioid Use and the Safer Illegal Alternative
Written by Michele Vieux

Last week, two articles came across my news feed that when taken alone would provoke concern but when taken side-by-side are absolutely infuriating. Both were notices from government agencies regarding drug use – one touting the dangers of opioid addiction (opioids are a class of drugs approved by the FDA and commonly prescribed by doctors) and the other re-enforcing and expanding the the stand on criminalizing a safe alternative, Cannabidiol (CBD), an extract from the marijuana plant that can be used to treat pain and much more.

Supplements and Beyond: Why We Love Thorne Research
Written by Bryce Smith

Most U.S. manufacturers of nutritional supplements add powdered lubricants during manufacturing to help the product’s powdered ingredients flow faster through the manufacturing equipment. The most common powdered lubricant to look for, which is usually listed in the “Other Ingredients” section of the product label, is Magnesium Stearate.

The only purpose for adding Magnesium Stearate is as a processing aid to keep the product’s powdered ingredients from sticking to the manufacturing equipment during mixing and tableting. Using Magnesium Stearate allows more tablets or capsules to be manufactured per hour,

Supplements and Beyond: Why We Love Thorne Research
Written by Bryce Smith

Most U.S. manufacturers of nutritional supplements add powdered lubricants during manufacturing to help the product’s powdered ingredients flow faster through the manufacturing equipment. The most common powdered lubricant to look for, which is usually listed in the “Other Ingredients” section of the product label, is Magnesium Stearate.

The only purpose for adding Magnesium Stearate is as a processing aid to keep the product’s powdered ingredients from sticking to the manufacturing equipment during mixing and tableting. Using Magnesium Stearate allows more tablets or capsules to be manufactured per hour,

The Case Against NSAIDs
(Originally Published April 3, 2014)
Written By Calvin Sun

When I was in the Army, the panacea for all ailments was a couple of 800mg ibuprofen and a canteen of water. We called it “Ranger Candy” or “Vitamin M” and we joked that all the Army doctors graduated from the Motrin School of Medicine. In college, I learned that the old RICE acronym (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is sometimes spelled with an extra “I”… as in ibuprofen. My guess is that you have been told to take ibuprofen at some point in your life by a doctor,