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Triton Nutrition Partners with the Phoenix Patriot Foundation to produce the Wellness Program

Triton Nutrition has partnered with the Phoenix Patriot Foundation to become team partners as part of the recovery process of participants in our Veteran program.  

We have worked hard to tailor a custom program designed to fit each warrior’s specific needs under the guidance of Dr. Robert Seik, founder of Triton Nutrition. 

Combat warriors are America’s strongest performance athletes. They drive their bodies into circumstances that are burdened with excessive environmental and equipment weight stressors, enduring arduous hours and sustained days of maximum exertion.  Triton Nutrition has supported our Combat Veterans’ nutritional needs during our Never Quit Challenges.

Our combat wounded warriors and their supporting partners and caretakers are also tasked to take on another level of performance during the process of recovery.  They often experience sleepless nights and endure multiple surgeries along with a host of other burdens only they can truly comprehend. Their wellness is a top priority and a crucial part of the healing process that often lasts for years.

The human physical factor must allow for a balanced approach to emotional wellness, the two stand side by side.  We know from past veteran users of Triton Nutrition the true and lasting benefits of the program and the immense value of this partnership.  

Thank you for supporting the Phoenix Patriot Foundation with your generous donations. Each Veteran is supported monthly for a full year, and this investment is worthy, timely and necessary.  When you make a contribution towards the Wellness program you are one of the significant individuals that change the wellspring of life for those connected in this program, and we thank you!

Our Mutual Goals

THE PRIMARY GOAL OF TRITON NUTRITION IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY PRODUCTS THAT RELIABLY YIELD MEANINGFUL RESULTS.

Triton Nutrition strictly adheres to the provision of quality nutritional products that support or enhance the physical and mental aspects of athletic performance and recovery and are custom tailored for our combat veterans. The products are compliant with standards required by the UIL, NCAA, IOC, and even the U.S. military and professional sports organizations.

Supplementation must be legal, proper, safe, and effective.  Triton Nutrition aims to focus on developing products as well as guidelines for their use so that military personnel, athletic trainers, coaches, and team physicians will feel confident recommending Triton Nutrition products. The athlete, trainee, and active military specialist are often left with the sole responsibility of deciding on nutritional supplementation. 

Many, if not most athletes, lack education in the area of nutritional supplementation and rely solely on uneducated recommendations from fellow athletes or sensational product advertisements in magazines and on the Internet, sometimes producing disastrous consequences. 

Each supplement provided by Triton Nutrition contains pharmaceutical-grade nutritional ingredients produced under either GMP or cGMP guidelines (noted on product descriptions) to ensure that the individual components are the most absorbable and metabolically useful forms for the body and provided in amounts that are safe yet clinically meaningful for even the most extreme athlete, special operations warrior, Marine, sailor or soldier.

Each supplement has been designed under the guidance of our professionally-trained staff of experts in clinical nutrition as well as those with service in the most elite units of the US military. Triton Nutrition products are guaranteed to maintain compliance with US military guidelines as well as the specific governing bodies of organized sports. 
By providing pharmaceutical-grade nutrition we believe subjects will quickly feel the difference in athletic performance as the body will benefit from faster recovery and the mind will realize better “focus”.

Improved educational outcomes, increased cognitive precision, decreased reaction time, and superior workout recovery are some of the benefits that quality supplements from Triton Nutrition will provide. We have combined our efforts and experience in athletics and extreme military operations to choose the necessary products that provide each athlete with effective nutritional products for any type of military training or sport.

TARGETED SUPPORT FOR BALANCING BODY SYSTEMS

By Robert Seik

Targeting support for veteran’s bodies through proper diet and quality nutritional supplements, supports the critical systems essential to keeping them healthy. Hormonal balance is key, as is a healthy nervous system, which supports healthy brain function. Optimal body composition is also important, possible only when glandular levels and other metabolic processes are balanced and working correctly. Last, but not least, is the digestive system. Fewer digestive enzymes as we age make healthy digestion and full nutrient extraction from food more challenging than some realize. Supplementing with nutrients that are specifically designed to support the body in each of these areas offers a solution.

After we build foundational nutrition, it’s important to address what their bodies’ needs are based on their age, daily stress load, the environmental toxins they are exposed to, and the demands that athletic training and exercise place on their bodies. By doing so, we bolster their immune system and they have a better chance of staying healthy.

Hormonal balance has been a key component during my experiences working in the field of anti-aging, or functional, medicine. 

What are hormones? These are the body’s primary signaling molecules that active our cells, tissues, and organs. Typically in my field, when we refer to hormones, we are talking about adrenal hormones like cortisol and DHEA, sex hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, and the thyroid hormones levothyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Each individual hormone has hundreds of different functions it is responsible for. You may easily gather that if one or more hormones are not at their optimal level, there are many processes in the body that will not function well which means that we will not function well. 

Without our hormones we lose energy, mental alertness and memory, sleep, we lose muscle but gain fat, our mood becomes depressed, we lose interest in sex, and our bodies just don’t bounce back like they used to from exercise, illness, or an active day of fun. Simply put, less hormones means less life. 

As a compounding pharmacist who makes hormone replacement prescriptions, customized for each patient’s needs, I noticed quickly that nearly all of us in the field, medical practitioners and pharmacists, made a critical mistake when getting patients on hormones. 

We forget about the importance of adding vitamins and minerals. Supporting hormone balance with nutrients is critical, and to do so, we must add the vitamin and mineral cofactors that allow the hormones to do their jobs. These support nutrients allow hormones to follow the beautiful, almost symphonic pathways of human biochemistry. 

Once we add hormones, or other prescription drugs for that matter, we start to deplete the body of these key micronutrients. The chemistry breaks down and the hormones simply stop working. The old way of thinking was to add more hormones, increase the dose. This is not always the best answer. 

All of the tools must be considered if we are to enhance our body’s ability to take advantage of the benefits of these wonderful hormones that excite our bodies into action.  Life in the industrialized world exposes us to tens of thousands environmental pollutants. Key nutrient cofactors are required to detoxify our bodies of these dangerous compounds, many of them very similar to hormones in their chemical structure. 

These are collectively known as endocrine disruptor chemicals. After attending lectures on the prevalence the negative health impact of environmental toxins, I was actually quite disconcerted and shocked. Since then, I have taken the attitude that we can only reduce or exposure as much as possible and put our bodies in the nutritional position to clear out these toxins faster than we take them in. Noting that nutritional cofactors are required for detoxification are taxed and rapidly depleted, the importance of a nutrient-dense diet with added supplementation becomes a primary solution.

Another hindrance to hormonal balance is the heavy stress load we experience every day or our work load – which could be nothing more than managing a work life, a home life, and a personal life or the compounded life of a warrior. 

These all take a toll on our hormonal system as well as our immune system. Add to these factors a catastrophic event such as the loss of a job or a loved one and the impact of stress lingers for years, disrupting optimal hormonal balance for extended periods.

A third challenge to achieving and maintaining hormonal balance is the depletion of nutrients that often occurs after heavy workouts and ongoing athletic training especially work ups prior to deployments. 

We want to keep our bodies fit and physically functioning as well as possible and exercise is very important in that regard and some training processes in field work exceed normal stress loads. Just remember that the increased metabolic demand induced by exercise increase our needs for nutrients. 

In fact, signs and symptoms of over-reaching and over-training syndrome are often due to the sometimes-extreme nutritional deficiencies induced by heavy training. 

If you are an endurance athlete or combat ready warrior and have experienced insomnia, increased frequency of upper respiratory infections, muscle cramps, restless legs, and that annoying eye twich, you are surely suffering from numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies which may unfortunately lead to underperformance and even injury.

Even if we don’t engage in heavy exercise, nutritionally supporting the immune system is critically important to maintaining our health. Protecting our bodies with the proper nutrients reduces the incidence of infection, helps balance our hormones, and helps determine how our bodies respond to environmental toxins and inflammation.

As we age, inflammation and oxidative stress also become critical factors in our health. Building a foundation of antioxidant nutrients and anti-inflammatory components helps us modulate the stress response and environmental toxins that imbalance our bodies and aggravate it toward an inflamed state which can lead to the development of various chronic diseases. 

Nervous System
When it comes to balancing our nervous system, supporting optimal cognitive function is one of the first steps many physicians take in their approach to anti-aging medicine. They call it “starting with the CEO of the body.”

Supporting the nervous system by giving it the nutrients required to make neurotransmitters (brain chemicals that govern our mood, memory, and cognitive function) is critical because the brain uses various glands like the hypothalamus and the pituitary to regulate our hormonal production and the rest of the endocrine system of hormone producing organs in our bodies.

Body Composition
Maintaining optimal body composition (a healthy balance of fat and muscle) is also an important factor. Diet is the primary factor here, but there are important nutritional co-factors that can help. For example, magnesium helps to improve blood sugar control. African Mango helps modulate leptin and ghrelin levels which regulate production of new fat cells and the sensation of hunger.

Digestion
We also need to support our digestive system which is not always an option for combat deployed personnel. In order to maximize our nutrient extraction from healthy foods in balanced diet, we must have an optimally functional digestive system. Part of that requires supporting our “gut,” which contains 100 trillion microorganisms that help us with digestion. There are actually ten times more healthy microorganisms than our bodies do cells. 

As we age, our bodies produce less digestive enzymes, which means we are more susceptible to imbalances of these microorganisms and the natural bacterial flora living in the gut. This may lead to various nutrient deficiencies, weakened immune defense, a tendency to develop food allergies, and inflammation in the gut, which may contribute to the development of various autoimmune diseases.

One easy way to support the digestive system is with products that contain probiotics. If needed, some patients can also supplement with digestive enzymes. Finally, a fair amount of fiber is required to maintain a healthy gut and digestive system. 

Fiber, particularly from vegetables, helps maintain our gut’s healthy microflora, supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria while lessening the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Finally, fiber simply acts as a potent binding agent for toxins and environmental pollutants. We cannot rid our bodies of these dangerous, disruptive chemicals without it.

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Talentscale 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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PPF is excited about our sponsorship with Infinit Nutrition and the opportunity this has created for people to train and compete more efficiently while simultaneously supporting PPF. There is no expiration date for this promotion and we hope all of our supporters are able to benefit from this as our nation's wounded patriots will benefit from your purchases.

Navy SEAL Mountain Bike Team Aligns Efforts with Phoenix Patriot Foundation

San Diego, CA - The Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Flyin' Frogs, the Navy SEAL mountain bike team, announced today they will officially endorse Phoenix Patriot Foundation (PPF) and compete nationally to increase public awareness on behalf of wounded veterans through the wearing of PPF’s logo on their race kit. The team formed in 2007 when a group of like-minded riders with a shared NSW background decided that the sum of their collective efforts and abilities was greater than any one individual. For the first time ever, the Flyin’ Frogs will begin production of their race kit for public consumption. This production line is being designed by Canari, one of PPF’s proud supporters, with all profits being donated directly to PPF. It became apparent to the team that long race formats tipped the scale in their favor and they won their first National Point Series in 2008 and again in 2009 at 24 Hours of Adrenalin in Hurkey Creek, CA. "Now we've found a more purposeful challenge of raising awareness for our nation's wounded patriots," said Eric Skalski, Flyin’ Frogs Team Captain. Co-Captain, Guy McDermott, continued stating that “all too often wounded veterans are released and forgotten about and of the numerous projects and foundations for wounded veterans, we are supporting PPF because of their holistic approach to recovery and their flexible, service-oriented reintegration process that allows each individual to decide how they want to go on with life."

When referring to the Flyin' Frogs and their newly forged partnership, Jared Ogden, founder of PPF commented, “Their personal understanding of teamwork, selflessness, and sacrifice makes them ideal to promote our shared mission. We are honored with their decision to support PPF and I know that together, we will have significant impact on the lives of the men and women who have sacrificed while defending our freedoms.”