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Protekt is more than just eco friendly sunscreen and performance supplements. Our founding team has been truly fortunate to serve with, work with and cross paths with some truly amazing human beings over the years. Our routines newsletter was created in an effort to share the knowledge and life-experience possessed by our little community of friends and family. Our goal is to expand our community and hopefully inspire others to share their passion and expertise. We believe this is the true gift that technology and social media provide when used for the betterment of others: a free platform to learn, improve, and challenge ourselves to truly experience all that life has to offer.

Protekt’s Reef Safe Sunscreen Recognized by Gear Junkie

Protekt’s Reef Safe Sunscreen Recognized by Gear Junkie

Given that we’re in the heat of summer, more people than ever are in the market for the perfect sunscreen right now. And just in time, Protekt’s organic sunscreen got... Read More
Why Veterans Should Nurture Their Spiritual Side

Why Veterans Should Nurture Their Spiritual Side

During his time in the military, when life was especially hectic, Nick Norris found himself pulling away from the organized religion that he had grown up with.  Instead of focusing... Read More
How Intermittent Fasting Can Benefit Your Fitness Routine

How Intermittent Fasting Can Benefit Your Fitness Routine

The idea of exercising (or doing anything) on an empty stomach can feel uncomfortable at first, but there are actually a lot of benefits to your mind and body.

Mental Health: How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Mental Health: How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be extremely demanding on your mental health. Former Navy SEAL Nick Norris talks about his journey.

Becoming a Civilian: Advice for Transitioning Vets

Becoming a Civilian: Advice for Transitioning Vets

Adjusting to civilian life can be a traumatic experience, one that many are not expecting. Here’s how you can use what you learned to stay on course.
Nick Norris on Behind the Shield with James Geering

Nick Norris on Behind the Shield with James Geering

Protekt co-founder and Navy SEAL veteran Nick Norris in a candid conversation on this new podcast. Here’s how to listen.
Keeping Your Joints Healthy is No Joke

Keeping Your Joints Healthy is No Joke

Strong muscles don’t mean anything if your joints can’t handle the strain. Here’s how to protect your joints as you move through your training.
Exercise Induced Vomiting: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

Exercise Induced Vomiting: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

Working out and training hard will always be uncomfortable, but that doesn’t mean it should make you nauseous. Here’s how you can avoid getting sick.
How to Crush Your First Race

How to Crush Your First Race

Signing up for a competitive event is a great way to challenge your fitness. Here are some tips for making your best showing at your first race.
Protekt’s Laura Zerra featured on Coffee or Die

Protekt’s Laura Zerra featured on Coffee or Die

In this rare sighting of our favorite survivalist in the ...not-wild, we are treated to a lively and entertaining interview that you might not expect.
Nick Norris talks Spirituality on Ten Laws Podcast

Nick Norris talks Spirituality on Ten Laws Podcast

Protekt co-founder and Navy SEAL veteran Nick Norris talks about his spiritual journey in a candid conversation on the Ten Laws podcast. Here’s how to listen. 

Sunscreen Safety: What You Want, What to Look Out for.

Sunscreen Safety: What You Want, What to Look Out for.

Summer is officially upon us. That means, no matter your sport or activity of choice, it’s likely that you’re going to be headed outside much more often than you were... Read More
Spearfishing with Mark Healey in Remote Waters off Oahu

Spearfishing with Mark Healey in Remote Waters off Oahu

Not only is Mark Healey the ‘greatest athlete you’ve never heard of’ when it comes to surfing, he’s also a world-class spearfisher. Just wait until you hear about the massive... Read More
How Getting Older Can Actually Benefit Your Fitness

How Getting Older Can Actually Benefit Your Fitness

In this day and age, it’s normal for people to reach their peak fitness well into the 50s, 60s and beyond. Here are the fitness benefits of getting older.

Drive Your Fitness with the Concept of Excellence

Drive Your Fitness with the Concept of Excellence

At the end of the day, the person most affected by your choices is you. Here’s how you can bring focus to your life in general and fitness in particular.
Protekt Ambassador Nathan Florence on the Bertcast Podcast

Protekt Ambassador Nathan Florence on the Bertcast Podcast

Nathan’s been drawn to the great outdoors for his entire life. For as long as he can remember, surf has always been a part of it - at this point,... Read More
Stick to a Fitness Plan to Stay Healthy

Stick to a Fitness Plan to Stay Healthy

With healthcare being so expensive, a surprise accident or sickness can have serious consequences. Here’s how to minimize the risk of a catastrophic incident.
Failure: The Only Constant in a Dynamic Fitness Plan

Failure: The Only Constant in a Dynamic Fitness Plan

Regardless of how good you are at anything, there’s always going to be a time and a place for failure. And that’s not a bad thing - in fact, it... Read More
Embracing the Suck: How Resistance Training Works

Embracing the Suck: How Resistance Training Works

If training hard helps you to be a better competitor, then make your training as hard as you can stand it! Protekt’s Nick Norris & Tim Duba discuss their experiences.
Lion’s Mane & Essential Vitamins: Your Morning Jumpstart

Lion’s Mane & Essential Vitamins: Your Morning Jumpstart

Sometimes, when you hear that alarm go off in the morning, nothing is more tempting than reaching over and pressing snooze. And pressing it again. And again. And again.  The... Read More
Sore Muscles: The Signal of an Effective Workout

Sore Muscles: The Signal of an Effective Workout

Muscle soreness might not be the most enjoyable thing to experience, but it usually means you’re doing something right. That soreness means that you’re stressing portions of your muscles that... Read More
How Working Out With Friends Can Help You Push Yourself

How Working Out With Friends Can Help You Push Yourself

We’re human. It’s in our DNA to constantly want to better ourselves. No matter what we’re doing, there’s that drive to improve, refine, and resist the plateau.  Working out is... Read More
Mark Healey Comes Out On Top in 2021 Wave of the Winter!

Mark Healey Comes Out On Top in 2021 Wave of the Winter!

 This year, the Wave of the Winter competition was closer than ever. Hundreds of surfers entered, hoping to win the $25,000 prize and take on the challenging stretch of coast... Read More
Cardio: What it is, How to do it.

Cardio: What it is, How to do it.

Cardio is most readily recognized by getting your heart rate up - but the concept is intimidating to a lot of people. This article is here to take that fear... Read More
Why Static Holds Should be Part of your Strength Training

Why Static Holds Should be Part of your Strength Training

How to set fitness goals depends on what your body is capable of in the present moment with materials that are available to you. If you’re one of the many... Read More
Using Hot/Cold Contrast Therapy for the Mind & Body

Using Hot/Cold Contrast Therapy for the Mind & Body

When most people think about creating a positive mood, jumping into an ice bath isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Hopefully, after reading this article, some of you... Read More
Dietary Basics: A Guide to Macronutrients

Dietary Basics: A Guide to Macronutrients

Understanding the basics of your daily diet is a pretty big chunk of your overall health and wellbeing, and yet so many still dwell in the confusion. Maybe it’s all... Read More
Why Every Workout Plan Needs Planks

Why Every Workout Plan Needs Planks

How planks challenge your body is a wild concept. It might seem easy, all you’re doing is holding our own weight above the floor, but everyone who’s done a plank... Read More
Habits, Tips & Supplements for Better Sleep

Habits, Tips & Supplements for Better Sleep

What your body needs to function properly, more than anything else, is proper hydration and good sleep. Hydration actually helps you get better sleep, and when the body is sleeping,... Read More
How to Create a Fitness Plan: A Guide for Beginners

How to Create a Fitness Plan: A Guide for Beginners

Let’s face it: the amount of fitness information out there is downright overwhelming. People looking for effective ways to get in shape are confronted with a multitude of options that... Read More
Introducing IMMUNITY Liquid Immune Support Supplement

Introducing IMMUNITY Liquid Immune Support Supplement

Protekt believes in keeping everything surrounding health and fitness as simple as possible, and we mean everything. When it comes to our performance supplements, we keep the ingredients straightforward so... Read More
Hydration, PTSD, and Everything In Between

Hydration, PTSD, and Everything In Between

It’s a well-known fact that it’s not easy for those in the military to adjust to life after they finish serving. It’s difficult to reacclimate to the everyday - it’s... Read More
Liquid Supplements Featured in Gear Patrol

Liquid Supplements Featured in Gear Patrol

Gear Patrol put together a list of 11 things that’ll keep you excited about your fitness regime. A list like this is needed now more than ever, when a lot... Read More
Plan It, Log It, and Build your Workout Plan

Plan It, Log It, and Build your Workout Plan

The concept of how to create a fitness plan doesn’t come easily to everyone. If it’s hard for you to commit to a plan - no matter what it might... Read More
Becoming Obsessed with Exercise to Own Your Pain Cave

Becoming Obsessed with Exercise to Own Your Pain Cave

Training your mind to enjoy exercise isn’t an easy task. It’s challenging, time-consuming, and happens differently for everyone. How long until you can see results depends on the person, the... Read More
Keep it Simple, Stay Committed, Keep Working Out

Keep it Simple, Stay Committed, Keep Working Out

Many people don’t know what to expect when you first start working out. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with options as a beginner, and a lot of beginners tend to... Read More
Stay Well with Resilient Vitamin Tincture

Stay Well with Resilient Vitamin Tincture

In 2020, staying healthy wasn’t an easy task - and that goes beyond COVID. Due to the pandemic, a lot of us were stuck at home not doing much at... Read More
How to Stick to Working Out Every Day

How to Stick to Working Out Every Day

How to stick to exercising every day… that is the million dollar question. Tons of people have spent their lives trying to find the answer when, in reality, it’s pretty... Read More
Why Working Out Shouldn’t be About Weight or Looks

Why Working Out Shouldn’t be About Weight or Looks

When you think about working out, many people associate it with one thing: weight loss. But the truth of the matter is that physical fitness does not always correspond to... Read More
Optimizing Your Electrolyte Balance

Optimizing Your Electrolyte Balance

Electrolytes. Many of us have heard the word used repeatedly when it comes to physical fitness and keeping the body balanced. But the question is… what are electrolytes, and what... Read More
What’s the Best Sunscreen for Kids?

What’s the Best Sunscreen for Kids?

 Kids and sunscreen… every parent and/or caregiver is familiar with the lifelong battle between the two.  One of the main issues that kids often have is the fact that they... Read More
Why Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Why Wear Sunscreen in the Winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with summertime. When that unique smell of sunscreen hits your nostrils, most people’s first thought is a sandy beach with crashing waves. But the truth of... Read More
Avoid Crashing from Energy Supplements

Avoid Crashing from Energy Supplements

The main downside to energy supplements for many people is the crash that comes after they wear off. Because while the ‘high’ is great (we don’t mean a literal high... Read More
Mushroom Supplements: Which are the Most Effective?

Mushroom Supplements: Which are the Most Effective?

The guiding light of what Protekt stands for centers around our love of the Earth. Everything we use comes from nature. What you put into your body from Protekt is... Read More
Enhancing Performance with Stretching

Enhancing Performance with Stretching

The key to a healthy, active body is flexibility. And the secret behind flexibility isn’t really a secret at all… all you have to do is stretch.  The concept of... Read More
Your Training Schedule: It’s Under Control

Your Training Schedule: It’s Under Control

In a time where so many aspects of life are out of control, there’s one thing that you can always count on: your body. That is, if you take care... Read More
Maintaining Your Motivation

Maintaining Your Motivation

It’s not always easy to keep up motivation, but it’s been especially difficult over the last year. Between a worldwide pandemic and many adjusting to working remotely, ‘regular life’ looks... Read More
BCAA Supplements vs. Creatine

BCAA Supplements vs. Creatine

Both BCAA supplements and creatine are great tools when it comes to working out. Whether you’re an athlete or simply passionate about pursuing a fit lifestyle, you may already be... Read More
The Ins and Outs of Recovery

The Ins and Outs of Recovery

Protekt co-founder Nick Norris recently chatted with Josh Bridges about the importance of meditation, hydration and other critical ways in which we can practice self care. Listen Here   JB:... Read More
Vitamin D: A Weapon Against COVID-19?

Vitamin D: A Weapon Against COVID-19?

Right now, the entire world is talking about COVID-19. How contagious it is, how it’s been ripping across the planet for months, and, more recently, the vaccine. But what a... Read More