Ben Greenfield’s Weekly Roundup: December 1

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In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!

New Discoveries

Exciting News — My Latest Culinary Creation, Boundless Kitchen, Is Finally Here!

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Get ready to expand your cooking skills with dishes ranging from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. You’ll not only master techniques like sous vide and air frying but also discover the science of clean eating and the restorative power of food.

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Caffeine’s Effects On Exercise Performance Depends On Your Genes

Ever wondered if your genes play a role in how you respond to a pre-workout caffeine boost? A fascinating meta-analysis just shed some light on this, and the results are pretty intriguing…

Researchers dived into how different CYP1A2 genotypes (basically, your genetic makeup) affect your body’s response to caffeine, especially when it comes to exercise performance. Scientists looked at three different blood genotypes (AA, AC, and CC, which refer to the type of hemoglobin present in someone’s red blood cells) and analyzed how caffeine impacted each.

For the AAs and ACs out there: Good news! Caffeine generally improved exercise performance. AAs saw a more significant boost than ACs, but both groups benefited.

But, among the CCs, here’s where it gets interesting. Caffeine actually reduced performance in this group. Plus, the amount and timing of caffeine intake had a unique impact on CCs, affecting their physical performance more than those with other genotypes. For CCs, waiting longer after consuming caffeine led to better performance.

What does this mean for you?

If you’re into fitness and love your caffeine, your genetic makeup might be more important than you think.

While some can enjoy their caffeine boost worry-free, others might need to be more strategic about their caffeine intake, including how much they consume and when.

So, next time you reach for that cup of coffee or pre-workout supplement, remember — your genes might be playing a role in how effective that caffeine kick really is!

Most people don’t know which of these three genotypes they have, but this is useful information nonetheless. Pay attention to how caffeine makes you feel when you work out. Are you more pumped up or easily wiped out? Make adjustments based on your body’s feedback.

Note, if you do want to determine your genotype to better understand how you metabolize different substances, several methods are available, including the electrophoresis method, the Point of Care Test kit (POCT), and the High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method.

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Podcasts I Recorded This Week:

Pro Baseball Pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s “Thor” Biohacking Routine, Must-Read Books, Jet Lag & Travel Hacks, and More.

This episode was brought to you by Timeline Nutrition (code BEN), Vuori, Clearlight Sauna (code BEN), Beekeepers (code BEN), and Pendulum (code GREENFIELD).

Q&A 465: How Fast Do You Lose Muscle If You Stop Lifting, Should You Take A Multivitamin, Biohacks For Jetlag & Much More!

This episode was brought to you by Organifi, Joovv (code BEN), BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough (code BEN10), BioStack Labs, and Xtend-Life (code BEN15).


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Product Of The Week

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  • Siberian ginseng for energy, reishi mushroom for relaxation, and Schisandra berry for mental performance.
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  • He Shou Wu for rejuvenation, Asian ginseng for mental clarity, and Rhodiola as a powerful adaptogen.

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Upcoming Events:

Elements of Vitality: December 8, 2023

Return to the Elements of Vitality: This will be the second time my good friend Dr. John Lieurance and I collaborate to bring you the most effective and cutting-edge health and wellness advice, protocols, and some of our favorite tools. If you’re into health and wellness and want to stay on top of all the cutting-edge, latest, and greatest innovations and protocols, you don’t want to miss this event. Learn more here and use code GREENFIELD for 5% off at checkout.

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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Protein Bar

You know I’m a huge fan of Kion.

They combine the cleanest natural ingredients into complementing supplements (and foods!) that help you unlock your body’s natural energy.

And their new Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar is out of this world delicious.

Not only that but it is made with only real, whole-food ingredients— giving it balanced macronutrients for clean, stable energy.

The Chocolate Crunch Protein Bar’s complex flavors and texture come from real, natural, whole-food ingredients such as…

  • Organic almonds
  • Organic cocoa nibs
  • Organic chia seeds
  • Organic coconut
  • Organic honey

And, it contains 11 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed whey protein isolate to support your active lifestyle.

I promise you, you’re going to love this new protein bar. Click here to try it.

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