Infinit Nutrition Canada - Premium Sport-Specific Nutrition

Monday, March 23, 2020


Fellow Canadians,

Of course these are very trying times, on many levels.  We have been surprised and grateful by the number of orders we have received.  We have also been asked several times if we are still shipping, happy to say we are - Open For Business. 

We procure our own raw materials and manufacture all of our products, with the exception of single serves of our Cold Brew products, single serves of our Cold Brew products, which are produced by a local, fully vetted, high volume manufacturing partner who operates under strict guidelines and controls.  One month ago we took a position on raw materials, we are in great shape to manufacture within our pharma style facility here in Windsor.  Most of you don't know my background, initially a microbiologist out of University, I then went into the pharmaceutical industry, eventually holding senior roles in operations and quality.  When the opportunity presented itself in 2006 to bring Infinit Nutrition to Canada, having this background and experience to safely manufacture in sterile injectable and other environments were very useful in setting up our facility/procedures.  In 2014 we moved to our current location - where we created a pharmaceutical style environment that exceeds what is required to operate a nutritional supplement business. 

While our regular procedures and environment allow for us to produce safe and efficacious products, however in light of the current situation we have added the below procedures to both continue to service our customers and help keep our staff safe.
  • Set up remote work stations for all non production staff.  
  • Mandated social distancing within the work environment.  Only one operator will be in a production suite at a time.
  • Production employees are checked daily to confirm no symptoms of COVID 19.
  • Each box shipped will have a 70% IPA disinfecting wipe.  When you receive your product - you can use the wipe on your hands after your remove it from the outer packaging.
We are offering free shipping on all retail orders while we make our way through this time.  We are grateful that we have earned your trust and we will continue to do everything we can during this time to safely serve you. During a time when it's not easy to access your regular stores, we hope we can help you as you help us during what will undoubtedly be a slow period.

Use the "FreeShip-THANKS" code and we will get your trusted Infinit to you as quickly as we can.

As always - we appreciate your business.

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) - Hell Week!!!

In my past pharmaceutical leadership days we used to throw this term: BHAG around - as a Team we would dream up Big Hairy Audacious Goals that would seem unreasonable to the outside world that we would felt internally we could pull off, but at the same time frightened us!  Last summer a dear friend and riding partner Rick Meloche, out of the blue threw down - "let's do Hell Week".  What is Hell Week?  Rick tells me he has always wanted to do 1000 km in 1-week, starting Monday morning and finishing before bed Sunday evening.  I quickly said ya - sure.

Then, I did the math.  Almost 150 km per day, whoa.  So as is the case, the only way to eat an
elephant is to eat it one bite at a time.  I knew I was travelling to Hamilton Thursday of that week, so one morning was out, but felt all other mornings would be a good way to chunk it, 50-60 km before work, just required me getting up between 4-4:30 am.  Most weekday evenings, I was completing 100 km.  That was until Wednesday when I flatted and learned I had no tire levers with me...aghhhh!  So after being rescued, fixed the tire up and rode in the dark - got 42 km in that evening and was now behind plan.  Thursday and Friday went as planned, I went into the weekend with 325 km left to complete.  I finished 200 km on Saturday around 3 pm as I got a late start and Sunday I finished my 125 by 11:30 am, allowing me to go promote Infinit Cold Brew and Power at the MBA Golf Tournament at Ambassador in the afternoon with Bren - felt great to be out there together relaxing and knowing I had accomplished a huge goal.

Why I am sharing?  I guess to let folks know you don't have to do a marathon, Ironman or a huge costly event, you can chose a goal that both scares and excites you, share it with someone, so there is accountability.  Go explore your limits, you will be glad you did.

I have a couple of big goals this year, tag Team 24 hr Mountain Bike race with Matt K at Albion Hills and I am trying to make way for 1000 km on the road from Ottawa to Quebec, then back in 75 hrs.  I have found personally, since agreeing over a beer at a Christmas party to do a marathon, that having something that both excites and scares me is the key to my overall success.  What I have found over time - is some of the lower key events or goals like Rick threw out, are the most rewarding and memorable.  Whatever you choose, pick something that is a stretch and seems a bit unrealistic.

Note: I prepared this post originally last fall, and today I saw it in my drafts.  My dear friend Rick passed away from a heart attack on Nov 16, I miss him terribly.  Thanks for pushing me Rick, you still are!
Miss you Rick!  

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How To Stay Hydrated and Achieve Your True Potential!!

We have blogged about this before and we will likely blog about it again.  There are so many theories on how to stay hydrated, how much do I consume, should I take salt/electrolytes, do I drink only when I am thirsty.....I can tell you it all depends.  Your hydration is a personal thing.  Your sweat rate and saltiness of your sweat will vary wildly compared to other athletes.  The concentration or saltiness of your sweat will remain fairly constant during  different activities, but your personal volume of fluid loss will change dramatically depending on the intensity and the weather conditions you are training or competing in.
Get used to taking two bottles out on your bike and one in your jersey pocket.

How and why do we lose fluids?  First we lose water through every breath we take, it is part of the gas we breath out: water vapour.  As your respiration rate increases, the amount of water you lose through your breath also increases.  Of course we lose it through our sweat.  Our sweat response is triggered to keep our core body temperature down as we build heat with higher intensity exercise and due to our environment.  On cool days, we still sweat, but not as much as we would on a hotter day, where our body has to fight hard to keep that temperature down, through increased sweating.  The last major way we lose fluids is through our urine.  So to really know how much water/fluids to ingest while training, we have to determine what our fluid rate loss is for a given intensity, in certain the weather conditions we will be exposed to.  It is not just about sweat loss!

After failing miserably in some Ironmans, one losing 10 pounds during 10 hours, 45 minutes at Lake
Placid I did some heavy research for personal reasons.  I knew my level of hydration wasn't allowing me to achieve my full athletic potential.  What I found out, is that if you very carefully weigh yourself before and after longer bikes/runs, track your intake, then you can pretty precisely determine your fluid loss rate for that intensity and the weather conditions you just trained in.  With this number, we recommend that you ingest 75% of this amount of fluid you expect to lose, to stay reasonably hydrated through most endurance events.

For the race above, I was consuming 600 ml or about a bottle an hour.  What I learned afterwards was that I lose 1200 ml/hr for Ironman pace bikes and runs.  So, ideally I need to ingest 900 ml/hr to stay in good shape.  So not hard to see why I lost 10 pounds, I was consuming 600 ml/hr less than my body was losing per hour.

I use a spreadsheet that I am happy to send to anyone.  Just email me at and I will send it along.  Simple tool, weigh yourself with no clothes before and after urinating (empty bladder), record what you took in and enter the time you trained for.  Spreadsheet does the rest.  But remember this is for the weather conditions you just trained for.  We recommend that you do multiple tests, different intensities and weather conditions - on race day or when you are going for a long training session, take 75% of a similar training situation and that is the volume per hour you should target.

Hydrating well, makes it more enjoyable, you will be stronger late in training sessions and just as important, it truly sets up your recovery.  The better you are hydrated at the end, the better your recovery can be.

Always happy to help, love seeing people achieve their full potential.

- Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada

Monday, June 17, 2019

Infinit Cold Brew - Too Good to Be True???

Not even close!

We developed Infinit Cold Brew a couple of years ago after serving up protein iced coffees to friends and family.  Until mid-2017, these delicious drinks were simply made by taking real coffee, adding Infinit Raw (20 g), cream and a little maple syrup to taste.  They were always a hit.  Our first public appearance was at the Tour di via Italia - 2016, where we served Anchor Cold Brew with our Raw - making a lot of friends and truly validating there was a place for a protein-based iced coffee.  This only works if you use the best whey isolate, which we do, and have been doing so since 2008.

In June 2017, we knew that we had to make this concept into a ‘just add water’ project.  After a bit of formulating and bench work, and (the best part) taste testing, we had it.  Looking for simplicity, we ended up with only 4 additions: organic coconut sugar, real coffee, New Zealand Whey Isolate and Rich Mix (a non-dairy creamer).  Just add water and ice, and you have an iced coffee that is good for you.  On my personal Facebook page, I posted this and the response was incredible: Infinit Cold Brew - FB Post.  As an aside, if you avoid sugar of any kind in your diet, we offer a fantastic sugar-free version called Keto Kold Brew and you can read about it on our Keto Krazy site (link here).

Fast forward 2 years and we have a different business - fuelling athletes and helping them recover continues to be our ‘raison d’etre’, but now, some of those very athletes are enjoying our superb Infinit Cold Brew as part of their pre-morning regime, during really long athletic efforts, and as part of their recovery.  A real bonus has been that we are appealing to everyday folks who are busy in the morning but still want to get 20 g of protein - it is the perfect drink to replace your coffee on the way to work.  Others, including my mom, use it as a mid-afternoon snack - something she loves and gets 20g additional protein into her diet, which is so important for ‘healthy agers’. Adequate protein is essential to prevent muscle waste (sarcopenia) as we get older, so finding delicious ways to incorporate it into your real-food-diet is what we at Infinit like to do. 
To date, we have served up just under 150 000 servings of Infinit Cold Brew and it just keeps growing!

If you are looking for:

  • a delicious iced coffee  
  • extra protein in your diet
  • a drink before work or a workout that has calories, protein, and real coffee
  • a good for you mid-afternoon snack/pick-me-up
  • an after workout drink that will aid in your recovery
  • a coffee that is good for you

Infinit Cold Brew might just be what you are looking for.  If you want to try it,  it comes in single serving packs (great for a take-along), 10 and 25 serving bags. Click here to have a look.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

600 km Ride Complete - Qualified for Paris-Brest-Paris

600 km done - feeling great, both physically and mentally.

What started at 5:00 am on Saturday morning finished at 6:46 pm Sunday, well within the 40 hr cut off time for this 600 km Brevet.  All smiles after completing my longest bike ever and knowing I am officially qualified for this year's Paris-Brest-Paris the world's oldest cycling event, dating back to 1891.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Infinit Nutrition Canada Partners Up With Windsor’s City Cyclery Inc.

Infinit Nutrition Canada Partners Up With Windsor’s City Cyclery Inc.
The Canadian nutrition company will have a new retailer in Windsor.