The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 5/17-5/23

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Welcome to Ben Greenfield's Weekly Roundup!

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

Boost Your Lipid Health with This Powerful Supplement Stack

Lipid panel results are key to unlocking a treasure trove of cardiovascular health information, guiding you toward a healthier heart.

These essential fats and fat-like substances in your body play crucial roles beyond energy storage; they’re the building blocks of your cell membranes and the precursors of vital hormones. 

A lipid panel measures various lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Cholesterol, for instance, comes in two main forms: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad” cholesterol, which can clog your arteries and lead to heart disease, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, which helps clear LDL from your bloodstream. A high total cholesterol level can be a red flag, signaling a potential risk for heart issues. Triglycerides, another type of fat measured in the lipid panel, are stored energy that, when elevated, can hint at underlying problems like metabolic syndrome or pancreatitis.

High LDL and triglycerides or low HDL levels can all spell trouble, pointing to an increased risk of heart attacks, heart disease, and strokes.

But don’t fret — even if you get a lipid panel done, and your numbers are high, this knowledge gives you the power to take action. 

Take me, for example. About a year ago, my numbers were lit up like a Christmas tree, especially apolipoprotein B (ApoB) and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] risk factors, along with significantly elevated levels of unstable plaque. Yikes…

Listed below are my most recent lipid panel results, now considered “pristine.” Wondering how I achieved these changes for better heart health? Keep reading to find out!

First, I began a heart-healthy supplement stack that included the following (I also created a simple place where you can get all of this in one “heart health” stack by clicking here):

  • Biostack Regen Niacinamide: 3 capsules daily (which also supports healthy NAD levels), taken in the morning upon waking.
  • Calroy Vascanox: 2 capsules daily for nitric oxide support, taken in the morning upon waking.
  • Calroy Arterosil: 2 capsules daily for vascular support, taken in the morning upon waking.
  • Kion Omegas: 2 grams of EPA/DHA fish oil per day taken with breakfast.
  • Designs For Health Vitamin K: All three forms taken as 4 soft gels daily with breakfast (use code BEN15 for 15% off).
  • Designs For Health CoQnol: 4 daily soft gels taken with breakfast, equalling 200mg ubiquinol plus 120mg GG (learn more about it in this podcast with Barrie Tan).
  • dvelop Vitamin D: 4000 units per day, using gummies, taken with breakfast.
  • Kion Flex: 3 capsules taken before bed to manage inflammation as an alternative to plaque-dissolving nattokinase. Note that Flex was NOT designed or developed for this use and instead is for muscle soreness, but I’m using it for heart health purposes off-label.
  • Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: 5 capsules taken before bed (use code BEN10 for 10% off).

I also pulled out the BIG guns…

I receive a PCSK-9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) injection once every two weeks, covered by insurance. My physician prescribed it after reviewing my original numbers.

FYI, to make it easier for others who want to try this protocol, I have also been working behind the scenes on a heart-healthy supplement “package” that includes all the ones listed above… and even though I haven’t really made a formal announcement about it yet, it is actually now available by clicking here in case you just want to get all of the ingredients above in one simple pack.

It's important to mention: In addition to the stack described above, I also place a great deal of emphasis on getting in 10K+ steps per day, completing four or five 20 to 30-minute infrared sauna sessions per week, and doing daily breath work, meditation, and a gratitude and prayer practice.

Through lifestyle changes, medication, or the interventions listed above, you can drastically improve your lipid profile and boost your heart health, paving the way for a healthier future.

Got any questions? List them in the comments below, and I'll be sure to answer you!

Interested in learning more about improving heart health? Check out these resources:

Where to Buy the Best Essential Oils

People ask me all the time about where to source the best essential oils…

For the past decade, I've been using Essential Oil Wizardry's meticulously sourced botanical extracts and essential oils from around the globe, crafted by Dr. Nick Berry.

These oils are more than just remarkable scents; each bottle holds the therapeutic healing properties of nature, crafted to support your well-being. I've used these oils in countless ways: in the sauna, the bedroom, during my travels, before meditation and exercise, during breathwork, to set the mood in my home, to help with sleep, and to unwind after a long day.

Crafted to enhance your well-being, I've collaborated with Dr. Berry to create the Boundless Collection by Ben Greenfield. This collection features my favorite Essential Oil Wizardry products, chosen for their remarkable healing properties and health-boosting benefits, including:

  • Blue Lotus: This highly prized aromatic extract offers a sensual, perfume-like scent, perfect for enhancing meditation sessions.
  • Rose Anointing Oil: Experience the heart-opening and relaxing effects of this authentic and natural rose perfume oil.
  • Third Eye: Enhance your meditation, breathwork, microdosing, creative activities, and prayer with this unique blend.
  • Spark Tincture: Open your lungs and throat with just one drop of this potent tincture.
  • Digestif: Alleviate stomach upset, gas, and bloating with this effective blend.
  • Respire: Improve respiratory function with this phenomenal blend, ideal for use before sauna sessions and breath work.
  • Essence of Wizard: Enjoy the exquisite fragrance of this blend, perfect for use as a cologne or perfume.

Check out my collection here and use code Ben for up to 35% off retail pricing (offer valid for the next two weeks only).

I know you'll love Dr. Berry's therapeutic oils as much as I have over the years!

Transform Your Life and Reach Boundless Success

Imagine having a team of dedicated expert coaches right by your side, crafting a training plan tailored exclusively for you. We'll dive deep into your unique goals, aspirations, and challenges to create a roadmap that leads you to success.

My Elite Coaching Program focuses on workouts, biohacking secrets, and nutrition. But it's not just about workouts and exercises — this comprehensive, holistic journey covers every facet of your well-being, from personalized nutritional advice to cutting-edge biohacking techniques, positioning you at the pinnacle of peak performance. We leave no stone unturned in our quest to help you surpass your own limits.

My new 16-week program will guide you from information overload to transformation enjoyment.

If you're ready to banish brain fog and push your energy through the roof, use code ELITE2024 to save 40% off your first month of the Ben Greenfield Elite Coaching program. This exclusive rate is valid through June 30, 2024, so make sure to secure your spot before it's too late!

Introducing Our Newest Addition: Your Personalized Genetic Report!

I recently received a comprehensive 30-page report from 3×4 Genetics, detailing my personalized genetic responses to various factors like salt intake, powerlifting, and more. This insightful “Personal Genetic Story of Ben Greenfield” (see it for yourself in this video) sheds light on how my mood, behaviors, glucose and cholesterol levels, workout outcomes, and other factors are influenced by my genetics. It also provided valuable recommendations on adjusting my habits based on my unique genetic makeup.

Exciting news! We're now offering this precise type of lab testing report in my Ben Greenfield Life Coaching program. If you're curious about understanding how your genetics impact your optimal diet, exercise regimen, and other lifestyle aspects, this report could be as beneficial for you as it was for me.

Eager to unlock the secrets of your genetic blueprint? Discover more about our coaching program and get started today!

Explore a Fusion of Biohacking and Culinary Innovation in Boundless Kitchen

Dive into a unique blend of biohacking and molecular gastronomy with 48 innovative recipes designed for health, longevity, and pure deliciousness. I'm taking you on a wild ride through my kitchen lab, where we'll explore everything from unconventional tools to fringe superfoods like organ meats and colostrum.

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. Get ready to unleash a world of flavor and innovation in your cooking!

Want a copy for your kitchen, or would you like to gift Boundless Kitchen to your friends and family? Order it here.

Podcasts I Recorded This Week: 

From Gut Health to DNA — Ben’s Guide to the Most Affordable and Advanced At-Home Lab Tests. Solosode #472.

This episode was brought to you by Jigsaw Health (code GREENFIELD10), LVLUP Health, BioStack Labs, Ketone-IQ, and Pique.




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Product Of The Week

::: Save 15% on Pique Tea's Nandaka Coffee Alternative (And Snag a Free Frother + Cup) :::

Looking to elevate your mornings without the rollercoaster ride of coffee?

I've got something that might just become your new favorite morning brew: Pique Tea's Nandaka (pronounced nan-duh-kuh).

It's time you start waking up to sustained energy, heightened focus, and a metabolism that's firing on all cylinders — without relying on excess caffeine and stimulants. With Nandaka, you get all of these benefits and more (minus the jitters and crashes that often come with your morning cup of joe).

Many others have made the switch from coffee to Nandaka, and let me tell you, I love the gentle energy boost, support for managing stress, and digestive improvements I've noticed. 

Nandaka contains a unique combination of prebiotics, probiotics, tea, and functional mushrooms, a winning combination for busting stress and providing lasting mood support.  

Made with premium ingredients, including up to 30% cacao butter for enhanced nutrient absorption, Nandaka stands out for its quality and bioavailability. Unlike other mushroom coffees, it uses fruiting body mushrooms and boasts up to 20x concentration of mushroom extracts for potent cognitive benefits. Additionally, Pique's teas undergo triple toxin screening, ensuring purity and safety.

Wondering about the taste? It's like a creamy, indulgent, spiced hot chocolate. I'm confident you'll love Nandaka, whether in the morning or as a natural afternoon pick-me-up.

Ready to experience the Nandaka difference? For a limited time, you can snag 15% off your order and receive a free rechargeable frother and cup when you follow this link. 

Cheers to a better brew!

Upcoming Events:

Hack Your Health — Austin, Texas: May 31–June 2, 2024 

With over 70 world-class speakers lined up, including Kris Gethin and JJ Virgin, you'll walk away from this ultimate wellness event with cutting-edge health hacks to level up your life. From mastering metabolic health to exploring the carnivore lifestyle, there's something for everyone. Snag your tickets now and use code BEN50 here to save $50.

Health Optimization Summit — London: June 15–16, 2024

Join me for a transformative weekend of biohacking and wellness. With over 35 top speakers covering nutrition, longevity, mental health, and more, this event is a must-do. Discover the latest health gadgets, supplements, and foods while saving 10% on your ticket with code BEN. Grab your tickets here before they're gone.

The Longevity Circle Retreat in Croatia — Superyacht Wellness Adventure: Sept 4–10, 2024

With only ten cabins available, this exclusive Superyacht Wellness Adventure promises personalized attention and elite experiences. Join me for invigorating workouts, enlightening talks, and organic discussions, all while sailing Croatia's stunning coast. Secure your spot here for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Biohacking Retreat with Ben Greenfield — Costa Rica: Oct 28–31, 2024

Over three nights at Kinkára, you'll explore cutting-edge strategies for health and performance enhancement. Bond with like-minded individuals through meditation, breathwork, group hikes, and the transformative Temezcal ceremony. Space is limited to 50 guests for an intimate and impactful experience. Save your spot here to ensure you don't miss out.

Wim Hof Method Travel — Seminarzentrum Riederalp, Germany: December 11–15, 2024

Led by experienced instructors and me, this four-day immersion offers breathwork, ice bathing, meditation, and more in a stunning natural environment. Join fellow participants from around the world for progressive WHM training and life-enriching experiences. Discover more and sign up here.

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Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Amino Acids

If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.

Check this out: You’ve probably heard that your body is made up of mostly water. What you probably haven't heard is that everything is 50% amino acids.

These building blocks of life are essential for health and fitness. No matter how you like to move — whatever you do to stay fit — amino acids are essential.

This is why Kion Aminos is my fundamental supplement for fitness.

I drink them every day for energy, muscle, and recovery.

Kion Aminos is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, has the highest quality ingredients, no fillers or junk, undergoes rigorous quality testing, and tastes amazing with natural flavors.

So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery… you need to get Kion Aminos.

Click here to get your hands on the new, ultra-refreshing Watermelon and Mango Kion Aminos.

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8 thoughts on “The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 5/17-5/23

  1. H2Og8 says:

    What is the purpose of (5) Bioptimizers magnesium capsules per day? Isn’t that like 2.500 mg?

    I thought anything above 500 mg starts to cause diarrhea.

  2. Adam says:

    Knowing that your lab work was not ideal a year ago, what do you attribute that to? In other words, were you not following Boundless principles, or if you were, are those principles faulty in some way?

    1. Genetics, years of racing really hard, plaque buildup from a crappy diet till I was 20 and age were all factors….

  3. paul byers says:

    Have you done a study of the stack versus PCSK-9 shot alone? Thought in a prevouis podcast you didn’t see changes on your soft plaque with the stack only. Would be curious to see now

  4. Dan says:

    Ben, can you disclose your lipid panel that was lit up? How were you able to find out about your unstable plaque? Did you get a cac scan? Can you disclose your score?

  5. Meagan says:

    Hi – I heard you might also be taking a Statin and I don’t see it in the list. Let me know. Also, have you made any diet changes?

    1. Philip says:

      I was wondering about this too?

  6. Laura says:

    Regarding the improvements made in your lipid profile, inflammatory markers, etc. Did you have a repeat Heart Scan or some other imaging to look the amount of plaque?

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