Ample Blog

A Closer Look At Ample’s Vitamin and Mineral Blends

Some vitamins and minerals are surprisingly difficult to come by.

Even if you’re eating lots of high-quality foods, certain nutrients just aren’t widely available in a modern diet, and it’s easy to end up deficient in them. 

By Connor Young on

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We have a story to share with you.

Last year, as we phased out our vegetarian product (Ample X) and started up Ample V, we faced the issue of food waste for the first time. 

We're not able to resell Ample that fails to deliver and returns to us unopened - nor can we sell Ample too close to the end of its shelf life, even though it's perfectly good and safe to eat.

As a startup, this was not only a dilemma but a lesson in how much growth we have ahead of us to become more sustainable and prevent waste.

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Are Gluten-Free Oats A Clean Source Of Carbs?

Grains usually get a bad rap in the Paleo and low-carb communities, but it's not always deserved. Here's why oats are a surprisingly good source of carbs.

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Travel Smarter: How To Sleep Like A Baby When You Travel

Travel is rough on your body. Jet lag, low-quality plane air, cheap food, general stress, unfamiliar surroundings - it all takes a toll. In this series, we’re covering how to thrive when you travel by staying on top of your sleep, diet, and immunity. In this article, we’ll talk about how to sleep better if you’re away from home. You don’t have to settle for compromised sleep when you travel. A good night’s rest can make a huge difference in your trip, especially if you fly a lot for business. Here are four ways to sleep like a champ, even...

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Why Antinutrients Aren’t That Big A Deal

Imagine you’re a plant out in the wild. You’re soaking up sunshine and getting taller and greener by the day. You’re full of nutrients. Life is pretty good. The only trouble is these damn herbivores. Insects, deer, small woodland animals - they keep strolling in and eating your neighbors. If you aren’t careful, you’ll end up as lunch. What’s a smart plant to do? Plants don’t like getting eaten. They’ll go to great lengths to avoid it. Some turn to poison (although that doesn’t always work out; caffeine is a poison that happens to be very beneficial to humans. The...

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