A few days ago when Joe Rogan published on his Twitter a picture of his new Angry Hulk Loads shake along with the recipe, he also included the supplements that he takes every day. I’m not certain if this is all of them, but this gives us a good idea of what he takes to feel good. And, like a good salesman, there are a few Onnit products worked in there as well. The three Onnit products Joe Rogan takes each day are Alpha Brain, Vitamin C and L-Lysine (now called ViruTech), and Spirulina and Chorella. The first two I’ve covered in earlier blog posts and you can check them out here, but the one I wasn’t so familiar with yet was Spirulina and Chorella. In a nutshell, Spirulina and Chorella are forms of algae that are packed with nutrients. This is new to me, so I plan on covering it in a future blog post. Next is Carlson Super Omega-3 Gems Fish Oil. These soft gelatin pills feature fish oils from cold water fish that are rich with Omega-3s. Why is having Omega-3s in your diet important? It can improve memory, aid in immune function and joint health, and promote healthy hair, skin, teeth, and nails. To be honest, I’m surprised he’s not taking Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil instead! Last but not least is the Pure Encapsulations Athletic Pure Pack. At first I thought this was some sort of a powder that you would add to water, but it’s actually a tiny packet containing a few pills. The pills are three capsules of Athletic Nutrients, trace minerals, and Melafolin L-5-MTHF. Everything in the pack is designed for healthy athletic activity whether you’re a savage like Joe Rogan or an average person who likes to exercise.
This past weekend pneumonia hit me pretty hard and left me bedridden, so I was unable to update the blog for a bit, but I’m back and feeling better than ever! What I want to talk about today is Onnit’s new T+ testosterone boosting supplement. It was first launched last Friday so I’m a little late with any breaking news on this product, but I hope someone out there will find this info useful.
A lack of testosterone is something that I never really considered, or even heard much about until recently. As an MMA fan, the topic of testosterone (or more specifically TRT–testosterone replacement therapy) has been coming up a lot lately. Many UFC fighters are applying for TUE’s (therapeutic use exemptions) which allows them to take extra testosterone to bring their levels up to what’s considered normal. Why are so many fighters’ testosterone levels so low? Maybe it’s poor genes, but it’s likely due to past steroid abuse.
I don’t want to get too off track talking about TRT and TUE’s, but the heart of the matter is that a lack of testosterone is something that many (most?) men will contend with at some point in their lives. There are medicinal ways to bring your levels up, as I mentioned above, but there are natural ways to achieve this as well. This is exactly what Onnit has set out to accomplish with its T+ testosterone boosting supplement.
In a nutshell, T+’s natural ingredients will stimulate your body’s testosterone production rather than using an outside source to boost it. It also works towards lowering your body’s estrogen levels as well. T+ does this naturally, so there’s no need to worry about ingesting chemicals, steroids, or anything else that will be detrimental to the body.
I realize this is just a brief introduction, but I plan on explaining how it works in a greater detail in an upcoming blog post. For the time being, you can order Onnit’s T+ Testosterone boosting supplement at a discount (as of the time of publishing) of $9.
Yesterday I touched on the subject of sickness and preventative measures to take, more specifically with Onnit’s Vitamin C and L-Lysine supplement. Today I’m going to talk a bit about Onnit’s Shroom Tech Immune. While the word “shroom” might make a few people think about drugs (especially with the Joe Rogan connection to Onnit), there’s nothing psychedelic about this supplement.
I’m a big proponent of doing whatever I can to prevent sickness rather than deal with it when I do get sick. Makes sense right? So each day I take about 2-4 capsules of Shroom Tech Immune. Contained inside each capsule is a blend of mushrooms, astragalus, echinacea, zinc, and selenium.
Never heard of mushrooms used to prevent sickness before? I hadn’t either. The mushrooms used in the creation of Shroom Tech Immune are the reishi and chaga mushrooms. Both are nutrient-dense mushrooms, the former is an immune nutrient used in Chinese medicine, the latter is a strong nutritional mushroom that grows on Birch trees.
Astragalus is a Chinese herb that helps release the nutrients found in the aforementioned mushrooms. Echinacea is something most of us are familiar with, as it’s one of the most popular herbs used for boosting our immune systems. Last but not least, zinc is one of the most beneficial minerals our bodies need when it comes to our immune systems. Combined together, they form a powerful defense against illness that will leave you feeling healthier than you have before.
The flu has been a major problem for thousands of people this winter, and I’m no exception. I’ve had the flu shot in the past, but after somehow managing to get the flu despite receiving the shot that was supposed to prevent getting it, I decided to investigate other avenues to stave off sickness during the colder winter months.
The one vitamin people think of when the topic of illness comes up is vitamin C. While a common misconception is that vitamin C will prevent one from even getting a cold in the first place, that’s not necessarily true. Instead, vitamin C consumption will limit how long you’re actually sick for rather than diminish the symptoms of the common cold or flu. If a cold is unavoidable (and it certainly seems like it!) you might as well make it last for the least amount of time possible.
While vitamin C is something we’ve all heard of, lysine is not. Lysine is an essential amino acid found in a variety of foods like catfish, chicken, beef, soybeans, cheese, and beans, among other things. How it benefits us humans is that it helps our bodies absorb calcium, build muscle, recover after exercise or injury, and produce antibodies, the latter of which are crucial for staying healthy during cold and flu season.
My favorite company Onnit has combined both vitamin C and lysine into a supplement designed to help us during this time. Of course, with all the benefits mentioned above, Onnit’s Vitamin C and L-Lysine is useful not only during cold and flu season, but all year long as well. It’s a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C and lysine as well to help recover after exercise and absorb protein more efficiently.
You’re probably sick of me going on and on about Dave Asprey’s appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience by now. But Dave was on talking with Joe for about three hours and he was packed with useful information and an approach to health and weight loss that was completely new to me. Like the Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee I’ve written about on this blog before, Dave also talked about the benefits of Himalayan salt and why he takes a tablespoon of it each day.
What most of us think of as salt isn’t actually an organic product. In fact, the table salt we sprinkle on our french fries and roast chicken is artificially produced, devoid of any of the naturally occurring minerals that one would find in Himalayan salt, for instance. This is where iodized salt comes from: to put minerals back into the sodium chloride (table salt) we all keep on our kitchen tables.
The first thing you’ll notice about Himalayan is its striking pink color. This comes from the presence of the minerals that common table salt is lacking. The second thing you’ll notice is the taste. It’s not as harsh and biting as table salt and many find it much smoother on the palate. A good comparison to make is the difference between a fine, expensive, aged whiskey and a $5 bottle of swill.
When it comes to alcohol, age certainly makes a difference, and it applies to salt as well. The best pink Himalayan salt comes from mines that are a quarter of a billion (yes, billion with a B!) years old. This salt wasn’t produced in a factory with minerals added in later. The salt and its minerals were around long before we were, and long before they could ever be polluted or tainted by man and our pollution, chemicals, and industrial waste.