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Testosterone Boosting Smoothie Series – Pineapple Island


Testosterone Boosting Smoothie Series

This delicious superfood smoothie will boost your testosterone levels and keep you energized all day, the pineapple and the chia will hydrate your body dramatically.

Ingredients needed:


  • Soak the chia seeds in water for 10 min. or until it becomes a gel.
  • Add all ingredients in the blender and mix till you get the desired texture.

Let’s look at how each ingredient boosts our testosterone:

  1. Ghee (clarified butter): is a healthy fat, which is lactose free, full of short and medium chain fatty acids such as Butyric acid and is a source of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. It has an excellent omega 6 and omega 3 ratio 1.5 to 1. Dietary fat can raise testosterone levels (proof)
  2. Coconut Oil: this super oil supports the conversion of cholesterol to testosterone in our cells (proof)
  3. Chia Seeds: are very high in omega 3 and calcium and can hold up to 12 times more water than their weight so it keeps your body hydrated.
  4. Pineapple: contains an enzyme called bromelain that has been proven to boost testosterone levels.

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Written by: Teddy Nseir

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What are antioxidants and free radicals?

Free Radicals Formation

Antioxidants are organic compounds found in food especially in vegetables with bright colors and grains. Common antioxidants in food include: vitamin A, C and E; beta-carotene, lycopene and the trace mineral selenium. They act by cleansing the body of free radicals, which can cause cell and DNA damage resulting in aging and many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Antioxidants work on neutralizing free radicals by donating an electron. However, all antioxidants transform into free radicals in the process with one exception: glutathione, which is created by the liver. That’s why it’s called the master antioxidant; it works by reversing the transformation of these antioxidants into free radicals.

Providing the body with a higher ratio of antioxidants to free radicals and providing your livers with precursors to glutathione, such as cysteine or NAC, are the solutions to this dilemma. Whole glutathione cannot get to the gut intact that’s why antioxidants and glutathione precursors for the liver must be supplied through the diet and supplementation.
For the first time, scientists have discovered a genetic pathway suggesting that antioxidants may help in the treatment of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and published in the journal Cancer Biology & Therapy.

Scientists have known for a long time that diets high in antioxidant-containing foods are associated with a lower risk of cancer. This effect is widely attributed to the fact that antioxidants remove DNA-damaging free radicals from the body.

A critical review of the role of dietary antioxidants suggests that Vitamin A and E, along with coenzyme Q10, flavonoids, and resveratrol, show promise in extending human life.

What’s the cheapest common source of antioxidants?

Superfoods are known to be very low in calories, potent in nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. Unless you discovered the fountain of youth, super foods supplements are your body’s best bet if you want to stay healthy and look younger.

These antioxidant-rich foods reduce the risk for fatal diseases like cancer, according to the American Cancer Society, while allowing us to meet our daily nutritional requirements.

In order for your body to absorb and process them, these antioxidants must come from an organic natural source like superfoods. The best way to eat them is in form of supplements but remember not all supplements are created equal. Superfood supplements have to be pure and free from fillers and preservatives and most importantly it has to be freeze dried if in powder form (to conserve its potency) or cold pressed if it’s an oil.

Written by: Teddy Nseir

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Thriving Through Injuries – A Story of SurThriving!

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Hey SurThrivalists!  We’ve got another incredible healing story to share with you that recently came in to us from a fellow customer. 
Talk about determination…  The level of accomplishment this individual has achieved is so impressive!

Thank you again for sharing your inspiring story Christopher!

It was 1990, and I was 16 years old when a driver pulled out in front of me leading to a fairly serious car crash.  The resulting knee injury lead me to an extremely painful surgery where the bone was cut and a large screw was inserted.

Fast forward to 2003, when I dislocated my shoulder badly in martial arts practice.  I chose not to have surgery on it.  The resulting weakness caused a significant muscle tear on the same side a few months later while moving heavy equipment.  This injury, combined with a now arthritic knee, left me devastated.  I tried to tough it out and work around my injuries but was only left with more pain.

I had to quit all training, and as someone who thrives on intense physical activity, this was very difficult.

In 2008, I began chiropractic and message treatments.  The therapists were shocked by the condition of my back with its large, knotty adhesions.  Slowly, the pain began to fade and I wanted to resume training but I knew what had to be done next: That big screw had to come out.

It was at this time that I became interested in herbalism and decided to use SurThrival products to aid in recovery from surgery instead of prescription medications.  Once the screw was taken out, I was left with a hole straight through my tibial tuberosity that was the size of my index finger.  I began taking Elk Antler and immediately noticed the anti-inflammatory effects it had.  It took about 8 months for the bone to grow back and two more months before I could fully squat with no pain.  I was very excited…Time to rebuild!

I chose to use kettle and club bells to continue to rehabilitate and strengthen my shoulder and its now severely atrophied muscles on that side.  I continued to use Elk Antler and added in Pine Pollen and also continued with Reishi for its adaptogenic effects (Adaptogen are plant derived agents that help to adapt the body or protect it from stress. Adaptogens can help you cope with everyday stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue). Now two years after surgery, I am more than happy with my progress, as I had previously thought that I would be in chronic pain for the rest of my life.  Thankfully, I was very wrong.

I feel that SurThrival products aid me greatly in recovery from exercise, as well as rebuilding damaged soft tissue, bone, ligaments, and cartilage.  I can feel the healing from deep, long term injuries.

I’m now in the best shape of my life and feel better than ever and will keep on SurThriving!


Christopher Fowler

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