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Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.

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Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.

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Fun, interesting, and informative

By Jarett Jackson - Aug 19 2019
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I'm so impressed with the wealth of knowledge that is continuously shared on the OPP. Every week, I am so entertained by the information that is shared by guests/experts.

mikey likey

By Mike ardner - Aug 14 2019
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great job Sean !!! keep it up i look forward to them

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
183
7
1
5
3

Fun, interesting, and informative

By Jarett Jackson - Aug 19 2019
Read more
I'm so impressed with the wealth of knowledge that is continuously shared on the OPP. Every week, I am so entertained by the information that is shared by guests/experts.

mikey likey

By Mike ardner - Aug 14 2019
Read more
great job Sean !!! keep it up i look forward to them
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Optimal Performance Podcast

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Optimal Performance is the podcast all about taking your mental and physical performance to the next level. Whether it's through nootropics, cutting-edge biohacking techniques, or adjusting your approach to nutrition and fitness, we'll have the best minds in the industry on to talk about how you can achieve optimal performance in all areas of your life.

Rank #1: 142: Dr. Stephen Porges on HRV and Polyvagal Theory

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Dr. Stephen Porges is the man who discovered Heart Rate Variability (HRV) in the 1960's and created the Polyvagal Theory - a model to explain how we function and operate.

Thanks to Dr. Porges, this episode of the OPP is full of wisdom to help us understand our neurophysiology, how the Vagus Nerve impacts heart rate, HRV, emotional resiliency and how we can use that knowledge to optimize mental and physical performance. We cover:

- How Dr. Porges discovered Hear Rate Variability (HRV)

- Breathing does change parameters of HRV

- Focus on tasks with metrics of success

- The good scientist knows to learn from others

- The only way the science moves ahead is through the feedback

- What is the best way for us to measure HRV?

- The Pocket Guide to Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

- Why the saying "scared shitless" is a real thing

- Neuroception vs. Perception

- Addressing the relevance of Polyvagal Theory in mammals

- The vagus Nerve, trauma and mobilization

- Once we identify the system, the mechanism, then we can intervene in ways to optimize those mechanisms

- Being comfortable with stillness

- Translating theoretical work into practice

- How far can we push the window and when we hit the wall how do we use that information to define or redefine us

- Why Dr. Porges say our nervous system is waiting for Johnny Mathis

- Dr. Porges's Top 3 Tips to Live Optimal

Oct 09 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #2: 155: Leaky Gut - Leaky Brain & How to Custom Repair Your Microbiome - Dr. Rosche

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OPP 96 Guest Dr. Christine Rosche returns to talk gut permeability, stool testing and how leaky gut can lead to leaky brain and have a drastic effect on your whole body. 

Jan 08 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #3: 170: Sleeping Like A Pro with The Sleep Doctor

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In this episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast, we talk with Dr. Michael Bruce.  Dr. Bruce is THE guys for sleep.  He's been on Dr. Oz, has worked with many high profile wellness professionals, doctors and researchers.

He has come up with these sleep chronotypes are (I happen to be a bear meaning I go to sleep at a standard time like 10pm and wake up at 6am).  This conversation dives deep into sleep quality, melatonin, CBDs and what effect they have on sleep improvement and we also talk about how sleep effects our performance.  Common knowledge like the 8 hour of sleep rule?  A MYTH!

Once become aware of how you like to sleep, you can do things like get ready to sleep like blue blocking glasses, drinking water as soon as you wake up to feel more refreshed, and other life hacks to make your sleep the most revitalizing experience possible.

I think you're going to get a LOT out of this episode.

Outline
  • Intro [2:00]
  • Dr. Breus's Stack [4:30]
  • Did you always know sleep was your thing? [7:45]
  • Explaining the chronotypes [11:00]
  • When's the best time for sex? [16:00]
  • Where are most people getting their sleep wrong? [18:00]
  • What can you do if you can't start your day with the sun? [21:15]
  • Eye health [25:30]
  • 8 hours of sleep myth, sleep stages, and lucid dreaming [27:30]
  • Supplementaiton, GABA, banana tea and nightly routines [32:30]
  • Dr Breus's Banana Tea [35:30]
  • CBD Is Not Weed and Cannabanoid Sleep [38:30]
  • How to buy Melatonin [48:00]
  • What's your nightly routine? [51:00]
  • There's nothing wrong with falling asleep with the TV on [54:30]
  • The Chili Pad, Grounding Pads, Binaural Beats, Mattress Types, Sleep Trackers [60:30]
  • Outro [67:00]
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May 01 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #4: 135: Digestive Health Expert Dr. Michael Murray on Enzymes, Probiotics, and Avoiding Proton Pump Inhibitor Medications

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Our guest this week is leading digestive health expert, Dr. Michael Murray. Dr. Murray has authored more than 30 books on natural approaches to health and optimization.

On today's episode we explore digestive health and dispel common misconceptions regarding heartburn medications, enzymes, probiotics and the public's perception of the term "natural".

A few of the common digestive health questions we address:

  • Digestive Enzymes vs. Probiotics (When and Why to use each)
  • Why you should avoid the class of heartburn medications known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, etc)
  • Discover the natural alternatives to these drugs 
  • Why the public links "natural" with "not scientific"
  • Learn why Ginger and Licorice should be staples in your pantry
  • Why the "therapeutic dose" matters in the food vs. supplement debate
  • How certain drugs get on the market before researchers fully understand their impact and what it takes to eventually pull them once we know they're harmful

If you enjoy this episode, you can get more gut health information in Dr. Murray's FREE online Digestive Health Summit 9/9-9/17

Aug 31 2017
50 mins
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Rank #5: 186 Smarter Faster and Magic on Mushrooms with Jeff Chilton

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You might be getting duped. If you've purchased mushroom supplements in the past from the other guys, you're probably taking grain pills with some mycelium in them. Jeff has literally written the book on fungi, and he shares vast networks of information with us.  

Dec 10 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #6: OPP 182 Hacking Growth Hormone in 10 Min A Day with Dr. John Jaquish

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10 Minutes a day, no weights, no cardio with ridiculous results. Research scientist and inventor Dr. John Jaquish joins us to explain the astonishing results I've been getting with X3 band workouts. Bigger muscles, increased GH and simply the most effective workout system I've ever experienced. 

Nov 06 2018
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #7: 221 TRU NIAGEN, NAD & Longevity With Rob Fried From Chromadex

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Rob Fried is the CEO of Chromadex which makes TRU NIAGEN. And when you hear why he's so excited for this game-changing product - it'll all make sense. 

SERIOUSLY - YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT - LINK HERE

I've been taking it for just over a month and here are the benefits I've noticed. 

• More muscle mass

• Increased energy, especially in the evening time

• Motivated to get work done so I can enjoy the day

• Stronger drive to to play with my kids

The science is strong, the results are consistent and the formula is proven effective - so I'm excited to be releasing this conversation to you. 

Here's the boiled down science. Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) when consumed, converts to NAD in the body. NAD is required for ATP production (energy). 

Between the ages of 20 and 40, our NAD levels decrease by 50%, and another 50% from 40-60. Without sufficient NAD levels we simply cannot function at a high level of energy. When you supplement with NR, your body converts it, uses it, and makes you more efficient and more resilient at the cellular level. 

Fascinating shit. 

In this episode we cover:

• Why taking NAD orally is not efficient

• Why IV NAD protocols are not optimal

• How and why our NAD levels decrease over time

• The scientific support of TRU NIAGEN

• Why other companies offering NAD supplements are inferior

Enjoy! 

Aug 05 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #8: 191 Intermittent fasting - the missing piece of your health with Siim Land

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Ketosis, Fasting, Autophagy, Optimizing your physiology. 

Siim Land joins us to dive into how and why you should be considering intermittent fasting. Siim's popular Youtube channel, podcast and bio-hacking conference cover the nuts and bolts of optimizing your performance - bingo! 

We cover:

• Eating for autophagy

• Fasting techniques and protocols

• Eating windows and sleep quality

• How to avoid saggy skin after rapid weight loss

• Ketosis for mental sharpness

• Plus a new supplement I've never heard of

Plus more of course. 

As always, thanks for listening. 

Jan 07 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #9: 212 The Truth About Vaccines With Del Bigtree

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I've struggled with how to present the write up for this episode, simply because I know it's so controversial. But I'll say this:  

We're not being given the facts about the science (or lack thereof) behind vaccine safety.

We've been told vaccine injuries are 1 in 1-million. We've been told that they're safe an effective in protecting us from scary diseases. We've also been lead to believe that anyone who questions vaccines is diluted. But you're different. You ask questions. You're curious. You listen to eye-opening podcasts which present a broad spectrum of data and resources. SO, I present to you a fact-based conversation about the vaccine debate. 

Del Bigtree - Founder of the Informed Action Consent Network (ICAN) is one of the most outspoken advocates for consumer safety on the planet, and he has the credentials to back it up. He's produced award-winning television shows including CBS "Doctors," "Dr. Phil," and has produced one of the most controversial documentary films ever released called "Vaxxed." "Vaxxed tells the story of CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, who shared that the CDC covered up research that linked vaccines to autism. 

In this episode, we tackle the issue of vaccine safety head on and Del shares with us cited, proven data that explains the Big Pharma's plan to inject all of us against our will. We also cover:

•Facts and figures FROM THE CDC, WHO, NIH and EPA about the dangers of our current vaccine schedule

• The failure in the system of reporting vaccine injuries

• How Big Pharma is protected from law suits from vaccine injuries. 

•.0002% have a risk of dying of measles, and that includes some of the poorest nations in the world.

• How the third leading cause of death in the US is a trip to the hospital, where 250,000 are killed every year from hospital visits for something other than the reason they went in the first place.

• The benefits of getting measles as a child, and how Del hopes his kids get measles. 

• The rest of the story when it comes to the Disney measles outbreak - and that 38% fo the cases were actually caused by the vaccine itself. 

• Debunking the argument that vaccines protect immunocompromised children.

• What is vaccine shedding?

• What is a titer?

• How Big Pharma is out spending oil lobbies 2-1 to further their money grab 

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL CITED RESEARCH

ICAN WHITEPAPER ON VACCINE SAFETY - https://icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/whitepapers/VaccineSafety-Version-1.0-October-2-2017.pdf

DANGERS OF ELIMINATING EXEMPTIONS AND CURTAILING VACCINE CRITICISM - https://icandecide.org/white-papers/Publications-Regarding-Vaccine-Safety.pdf

AUTISM AND ALUMINUM IN ADJUVANTS - https://icandecide.org/wp-content/uploads/whitepapers/ICAN-AluminumAdjuvant-Autism.pdf

Jun 03 2019
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #10: OPP178- Talking Probiotics with Natural Stacks Founder Roy Krebs

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Probiotics for specific health conditions is the future, said Natural Stacks Co-Founder Roy Krebs on episode 178 of the OPP. That is exactly what Roy is doing with his newest Natural Stacks product, BrainBiotic. A Probiotic for your brain, that features 4 specific probiotic strains that are backed by studies to promote brain health. Roy joins the OPP and discusses, in depth, the industry of probiotics and gets into the positive and negative affects that surround the industry and what you need to look out for, *hint hint* its not all about the CFU count!

Jul 17 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #11: 146: Red Light and Near Infrared Light, aka PhotoBioModulation with Joovv

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Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for light hacking. PBM for short, photobiomodulation extends beyond avoid blue light after dark.

Volumes of scientific literature show that red and infrared light therapy improve cellular health, leading to a long list of health benefits - including wound healing, tissue repair, muscle recovery, skin clarification and more.

I caught up with Scott Nelson and Justin Strahan of Joovv at the Bulletproof Conference to explore the science behind these benefits of red and near infrared light therapy, along with everything else we need to know about red light and PBM.

In this episode of the OPP, we cover:

  • Science of how light improves cellular function
  • Specific wavelengths to use (and to avoid)
  • The importance of intensity and irradiation when choosing a red light device
  • Why saunas and red light are not the same thing
  • And much more...

If you're interested in, or currently using red lights, this is must listen episode of the OPP.

Nov 06 2017
46 mins
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Rank #12: 153: Perfect Keto Founder Dr. Anthony Gustin on Movement, Sleep, Stress and Nutrition

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Perfect Keto founder Dr. Anthony Gustin on the integrative approach to Movement, Stress, Sleep and Nutrition for optimal health and performance. Dr. Gustin is a sports chiropractor who owns multiple businesses (Perfect Keto & Equip Foods) and can talk leadership and time management skills just as well as he can explain physiology and nutritional strategies. On this episode of the OPP, we talk about:

  • The difference between a cyro and a sports cyro?
  • Looking at things from a movement-based, integrated approach
  • Fire-alarm going off in your house, you wouldn’t ignore it
  • Imagining does not equal intervention
  • Foods that increase inflammation
  • What you need to know about vegetable oils and food quality
  • All tissue is made from the things you eat
  • Problems he sees and how to scale his mission to the masses
  • Have to let go of ego to grow
  • As business owner you should be putting yourself out of business time and time again
  • Purpose, vision, goal
  • Transparency over all
  • Educational company first
  • Own your own health
  • Keto is not a quality based diet
  • If you look for average advice, you will be an average human
  • Never use the exception to prove the rule
  • Exogenous ketones, will they break your intermittent fast?
  • Dr. Gustin's take on the Carnivore diet,
  • Eat food that spoils
Dec 25 2017
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #13: 171: The Big Fat Surprise and Debunking the Traditional Diet

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On today's episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast, we digging with Nina Teicholz called The Big Fat Surprise.  This book took 10 years to write because Nina got into so many different studies about how saturated fats were bad for you.

Her book tells the story of why it is the way that it is now, why the food pyramid is set up the way it is and it's a fascinating conversation overall. 

A lot of us already know why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy diet.  That's not that off the wall for most of you listeners.  But Nina gets into the politics and policy surrounding around our nations health guidelines.

 We've included 2 of the studies that Nina Teicholz mentions including the Paddon-Jones review (first laid out the meal distribution argument) and the PROT-AGE study group (the paper that "protein folks" always use to begin our arguments that the RDA is not adequate for older adults).

It's a really cool converation, it moves moves quickly and I think you're all gonna enjoy. 

P.S. First time purchasers from Natural Stacks can get 15% off their order by using the code MAC15 at checkout.  Check out our Mood Stack if you agree that feeling good means keeping your body healthy and your mind at peace.

Episode Outline
  • Intro [1:30]
  • Nina Teicholz's Stack [3:00]
  • Debunking Dietary Myths and The Big Fat Surprise [6:00]
  • Undoing the Traditional Diet and Today's Issues [10:15]
  • Are our people being kept sick? [14:30]
  • What is it going to take to reprogram our diets? [18:15]
  • What are you faced with since writing your book? [23:30]
  • What are some examples of good rigerous science? [28:40]
  • What drew you to this line of work? [31:20]
  • Finding Your Own True Dietary Bliss [35:00]
  • Who is getting nutrition right? [39:00]
  • The difference in changes between men and women. [41:45]
  • What's up next for Nina Teicholz? [45:15]
  • Outro [48:00]
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May 08 2018
49 mins
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Rank #14: 164: Sabaidee CBD Oil Bringing You Closer to Sleep Zen

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This week, I talked to Alon Shabo, founder of Sabaidee, a brand new disruptive company taking the CBD oil industry by transparency.  This is the future of medicine. Sabaidee not only wants to help heal through the power of cannabis, they partner with a 501(c)(3) charity to help plant trees for every unit sold.

CBD helps you sleep, relax your muscles.  And after talking with Alon, you'll be a sleep zealot like us as well since sleep makes EVERYTHING more optimal.

P.S. We’re giving away a Halo Sport (a $500 value)!  CLICK HERE TO ENTER

P.P.S The first 20 to use promo code MAC15 at NaturalStacks.com gets 15% off their next purchase.

P.P.P.S. Alon was nice enough to hook everyone up with a promo code at Sabaidee.com using NS20 at checkout.

Outline
  • Alon Shabo’s Stack
  • Alon’s intro to CBD
  • What is it like using CBD oil?
  • How did you create Sabaidee
  • The difference between Sabaidee and other CBD oils.
  • Sean’s experience with Sabaidee
  • CBD Success Stories
  • Why isn’t everyone using CBD?
  • Who is CBD and is not for?
  • What hacks do you use for sleep?
  • Sabaidee and Advocacy work
  • Common CBD misconceptions
  • Daily Applications of CBD
  • How do you educate people about CBD?
  • CBD legality and accessibility.
  • The future of the cannabis industry.
  • How long does it take to kick in?
  • How does Sabaidee reach customers?
  • How we can push the cannabis industry forward?
  • Future of CBD oil.
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Mar 20 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #15: 168: The Cure for Alzheimers - A World Without Aging

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In this episode of the OPP I talk with Dr. Michael Fossel.  We have an amazing conversation about longevity, a possible cure for Alzheimers and other cognitive degenerative diseases.  Dr. Fossel is the author of The Telomorase Revolution and is the founder and former Editor in Chief of Rejuvenation Research.

He's best known best for his views on telomerase therapy as a possible treatment for cellular senescence in human age related disease.  Our conversation moves really quickly, and I get to ask how we include our longevity, his stack, personal work, and the potential for human trials into the reversal of Alzheimers.

Alzheimers is brutal and this is pretty big stuff.

Outline
  • Intro [2:30]
  • How does aging happen? [05:40]
  • What is telomerase? [8:00]
  • What are you working on now? [9:45]
  • What would a treatment reversing Alzheimers look like? [12:00]
  • What are we looking at in terms of increased lifespan? [15:45]
  • Are there any diseases that can't be reversed through therapy? [18:30]
  • Length vs Relative Length of Telomeres [21:15]
  • Telomere testing and efficacy [25:00]
  • Supplements helping with brain efficiency [31:00]
  • Stem cell and gene therapy [36:30]
  • What drew you into this line of work? [41:00]
  • Longevity goals [45:15]
  • How does cannabis fit into longevity? [53:00]
  • The future of telomerase [55:30]
  • Outro [57:15]
Links & Resources Connect With Us Follow Sean McCormick

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Apr 17 2018
58 mins
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Rank #16: 159: 60 Grams of Exogenous Ketones and Ketoneaid with Frank Llosa

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By now, you know that our brains and bodies can run on various fuel sources.

No longer confined to run on glucose, we know that FAT is not only an effective fuel source, but often preferred for high performance. 

But what if you've never been fat adapted?

What if you're yet to take that plunge to re-program your metabolism, give us sugar and get yourself into ketosis.?

What if you've never measured your blood ketones, but are are curious about the wonderful world of ketone esters, ketone salts and (of course) optimal performance. 

Exogenous ketones my friends. Exogenous ketones. 

I've been eating for ketosis about 80/20 for about 2.5 years.  Meaning, most of my meals are keto-friendly, high fat, moderate protein, low carb. I have a cheat day though, sometimes two. 

But, after trying exogenous ketones twice in one week, I can tell you, there's a shortcut. 

My first test with Ketoneaid went like this: Woke up, opted for black coffee instead of my daily butter coffee (upon suggestion), skipped breakfast as well as my typical Natural Stack supplements: Krill, D3, Curcumin, Vit C, Ciltep, MycoImmune, MycoMind. Then around 930am, I tested my blood ketones and they read .4. Mind you, the standard fat-burning ketosis range starts at .5 - but it was the day after the superbowl and I watched at Ben's house...and his lady Deana made these ridiculous chocolate chip cookies (I had 3). 

After my first blood test reading of .4 - I chugged the 30 grams of Ketoneaid. Within 20 min I was in full ketosis.  

Frank Llosa is the founder and CEO of KetoneAid - the same ketone ester company that raised over $150,000 on Indiegogo to continue research on their ketone ester product. They had so many people pre-order the product, that they had to stop the offer. YOU COULD SAY PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED. 

Frank is an interesting and energetic guy. I had a great time talking with him. He got into the wide world of ketones after his wife's godfather - the creator of the exogenous ketone Dr. Richard Veech tapped him on the shoulder. 

Our conversation ranges from both the very technical, to the standard operating procedures when taking exogenous ketones.

Here's some highlights:

  • There are some key differences between salts and esters. They are the same in that they are both beta hydroxybutyrate, but ketone salts are bonded with salts and ingested (and to get an effect you have to eat half a salt shaker to see the increase  - whereas ketone esters are bonded with 1 3 butanediol which is an organic alcohol.
  • With effective ketone esters like Ketoneaid, there is a point of diminishing returns. You can actually get too much energy, which may be wasted if you're not burning energy for performance.
  • You can take Ketoneaid for mental performance (which I did) or for physical performance.
  • Frank suggests that consumer grade ketone esters like Ketoneaid will be available at convenience stores at some point in the near future, as a healthier option to energy drinks.
  • If you're used to ketosis. As in, if your baseline is a ketogenic state, then you may not benefit or notice the effect of the exogenous ketones. We said in the podcast "You can't be in more flow then then flow."

Back to my first exogenous ketone ester experience.

I tested my blood ketones 20 min after drinking the 30gram bottle of Ketoneaid - and they had jumped from .4 to 2.9. That's full ketosis. I tested 20 min later and again got 2.9, then I kept working and did another test at 60 min and it registered at 3.2. My cognitive speed noticeably increased, as well as my vocabulary. I was able to focus faster and more clearly almost immediately. I liked the energy boost as well. Energy without jitters. 

After talking with Frank a little more about baselines, he suggested that I do another test, but take the same standard vitamin/nootropic stack i usually do. So, about a week later I took another 30 gram test, on top of my daily stacks. 

At 930am I tested my blood ketones beforehand again, and I was at .5. Then I drank another 30 grams of Ketoneaid and tested after 20 min. They had jumped to 3.4! Also, my immune system had been tested all week by a cold that both my kids and wife had been working through. I was holding out, and at the day of my second test, I woke up with a bit of dryness in the sinuses and a little brain fog...not bad, but noticeable. 

I was actually pretty interested in seeing what effect, if any the Ketoneaid had on my incoming cold symptoms. After a second post-drink test, I was at 4.2 (well within the ideal range of ketosis). This day wasn't a big cognitive load day, instead, my family was headed to the beach to walk and built driftwood forts. But, after driving about 15 minutes I felt like the pressure mounting in my sinuses and brain fog had lifted noticeably and I actually mentioned to my wife that i felt much better. 

I didn't test again that day, but I did notice a few things:

  • My bourgeoning cold symptoms suppressed. Whether that's my own badass immune system or the MycoImmune or what, I don't know. But, I didn't get sick.
  • I felt a mood increase, a brain speed increase, and even a slight increase in my wit. At least I thought I was funnier my wife and kids may not :).
  • I felt a natural energetic increase. Despite feeling the start of a start of a cold, the symptoms decreased and really dissipated over the next 24 hours.
  • I didn't experience a drop off or anything like that. Perhaps it was the 3pm cup of tea I had while conversing with my folks at their house, but I didn't get tired until my typical repose around 915pm. 

This was my first experience with Ketoneaid, or any other sort of ketone ester. I like it. I can absolutely see why it's getting these really exceptional results for people. Of course, I took the mind protocol, which Frank explained to me in an email. But the other protocol is for performance and I can clearly see how it's effective in that respect. 

I'd do it again for sure. And since it sounds like the goal is to make it available at convenience stores everywhere (but probably health food stores and amazon before that), it sounds like everyone will have the chance to try it. 

I don't know of any research that says exogenous ketone esters are harmful. I think it's really really early in the process to try and understand how all of this works, the effects and it's uses. 

But I dig the stuff. 

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Feb 13 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #17: 166: Microdosing Psychedelics with Paul Austin

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We're really going there this week...

Our conversation with Paul Austin takes us down the rabbit hole of microdosing: using sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics to perform at a higher level.

Our specific and narrow look explores which psychedelics and at what doses to experience different effects. We discuss the different application of microdosing psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, to perform at a higher level, think creatively, and reduce depression and anxiety. 

For those of you pushing the boundaries of your brain and performance, this is a must hear discussion. 

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Apr 03 2018
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #18: OPP177- COMMON SENSE KETO

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"I don't believe in cheat days whatsoever," said today's OPP guest Jack McAnespy. Who at over 300lbs discovered the Ketogenic diet, and within 6 months lost over 125lbs. Jack stays killing it, and has since started the Facebook group "Common Sense Keto," amassing over 125,000 members. Managing a Facebook group of this size is like a full time job, but Jack loves being able to help people with Keto, just as Keto helped him. In this podcast Jack shares his advice for those interested in starting the Keto diet, discusses his experience with Fruitarianism, and shares some of his most important life lessons he has learned over the last year. 

Jun 26 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #19: 201 Smashing Your Productivity with Craig Ballantyne

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Craig Ballantyne is a beast. When it comes to crafting your life to reach your goals, Craig has a lot to share. 

Author, entrepreneur, coach, workshop host and speaker - Craig is well known in the personal development space for his approach productivity.

With titles like:

Overcoming the Black Box of Anxiety, The Perfect Day Formula and Unstoppable, Craig knows how to execute - and he's bringing many people with him. 

In this episode we cover:

• The power of planning every day as far in advance as possible

• The effectiveness of singular focus (no matter what you're doing)

• Turning weakness into strength

• A key teaching from Stoic Philosopher Epictetus

• Why hiring a coach may be the best investment you can make

 

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Mar 18 2019
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Rank #20: 147: Is NAD the Key To Longevity, DNA Protection, and Cellular Energy?

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NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is found in every living cell and many researchers are excited by it's potential for recovery, longevity, DNA protection, energy, and cellular health.

On this week's OPP, we're talking with Tom Ingoglia from the NAD Treatment Center on NAD in San Diego, CA about:

  • My experience with NAD injections
  • Tom's recovery story and how NAD treatments helped him "miraculously heal" when nothing else worked
  • The latest research on NAD for:
    • circadian rhythms
    • cellular energy
    • DNA protection
    • Anti-aging & longevity
  • The underground history of NAD and why these treatments are not more well known (yet)
  • The future of NAD Therapy and potential applications for this powerful treatment
  • How we can naturally boost NAD levels through sleep, diet, exercise, and supplements
Nov 13 2017
59 mins
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