March 23, 2023
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!
My Latest Discoveries: New Things I'm Trying, The Latest Life Hacks, Books I'm Reading, And Much More!
A New Energy Drink That Won't Destroy Your Biology & Brain (& Doesn't Disrupt Your Sleep)
Paraxanthine is an intriguing new compound that seems to be the new darling molecule of the energy supplement industry, and is an answer to the midday slump or boost for a morning workout, but also a source of surprising things like confidence and swagger, all without disrupting sleep…
Ever have those mid-day slumps around 2-3 pm where you just feel like you could crawl back in bed and take a nap?
So to try and combat that slump you think of reaching for energy drinks like a Red Bull or a Monster – but those are absolutely terrible for you because they're typically jam-packed with sugar or artificial sweeteners, and can cause serious cardiovascular and blood vessel problems, such as heart rhythm disturbances and an increase in heart rate and blood pressure – not to mention a big crash after they finish running their route through your body.
However, I'm no stranger to wanting to grab something for a little wake-me-up, and lately, it's a new energy drink called Update.
What makes Update stand out from other, no-good-for-you energy drinks is its main ingredient – paraxanthine – which is a metabolite of caffeine that is produced by the liver when caffeine is broken down. Paraxanthine has benefits that are similar to those of caffeine, but it has a longer half-life and a milder stimulant effect (so it won't run the risk of disrupting your sleep later in the day).
Some of the benefits of paraxanthine include:
- Increased alertness
- Improved athletic performance
- Increased fat burning
- Reduced inflammation
The creators of Update, Shawn Wells and David Solomons, will be featured on my podcast this weekend, so stay tuned if you want to learn even more about this ingredient that I'm calling “the new darling molecule of the energy supplement industry.”
Click here to check out Update energy drink and use code BEN to save 10%.
My New Parenting Book Is Officially Available Now!
After two years of interviewing some of the top parents on the planet…
…. from crazy macho Alpha dads like the controversial “Liver King” and Spartan race founder Joe DeSena…
…to peaceful backwoods, unschooling, off-grid gardeners, and homemakers (including my children’s wilderness survival instructors and my own wife Jessa)…
…to outside-the-box thinking fitness icons like Kelly and Juliet Starrett, Paul Chek, and the Vega “Fat Fueled Family”…
…to a host of other entrepreneurs, billionaires, single moms, and dads, my own dear parents, pastors, education experts, legacy builders, wealth managers, and many others who have created impactful, happy, and resilient children…
…I’ve finally put the finishing touches on a 600+ page parenting book that is the most comprehensive parenting book that exists. It’s like the blueprint for raising a human.
It’s called Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents, and it’s kind of like Tim Ferriss’s Tools of Titans or Tribe of Mentors, but for parenting. In other words, this is a book that takes the best of the best of raising babies, children, and teenagers, decoding discipline, planning education, creating legacy, meaning and purpose, diet, nutrition, fitness, tackling the in-and-out daily nitty-gritty of being a successful parent with practical tips from the trenches and tons more.
Basically, it’s the book I wish I had existed when I first became a parent, and thank goodness, Boundless Parenting is now officially done and has been unleashed on the world.
This book has been a labor of love, and I'm beyond excited to see it finally come to fruition.
You can pick up a copy of my brand-new parenting book here. And if you like it, I would love to hear your review on Amazon.
Get Coaching From My Team Of Ben Greenfield Life Certified Coaches
I mentioned this last week and we received a ton of great interest in coaching.
You may have heard from a recent feature in Men's Health Magazine, I do work with some notable actors/actresses and other celebrities in order to help them optimize their health, their bodies, their sleep, mind/body/spirit, their productivity, etc. They understand the need to be at the top of their game in order to stay at the top of their careers.
But a personal approach to health optimization does not need to be exclusive to celebrities and A-listers.
If you want to make your health and wellness a priority, you deserve the expertise and feedback from a coach that is dedicated to your results. My team of coaches has dedicated their lives to helping clients like just like you go from information to transformation using. I have your back, so let us know how we can help.
Click here to check out my coaching program and let's see how I can help you achieve your goals this year.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
Running 2 Miles To A Hip Surgery Appointment, Fighting With Double Hip Replacements, How To Be A Better Teacher & More With Jiu Jitsu Fighter & Coach Adam “SMASH” Smith.
This episode was brought to you by Bubs Naturals (code BENG), LMNT, Essentia (code BENVIP), Neurohacker Qualia Mind (code BGF), BON CHARGE (code GREENFIELD), and Ben Greenfield Coaching Corporate Wellness.
The New Ketone Healthy Alcohol Alternatives – How To Get All The Effects Of Alcohol *Without* Drinking Wine, Beer or Cocktails, With KetoneAid’s Frank Llosa.
This episode was brought to you by Clearlight Sauna (code BEN), BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough (code BEN10), Organifi Gold Chocolate, Levels, Mitozen (code BEN), and Boundless Parenting.
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Product Of The Week:
::: Get A Free 10oz Bag Of Pure Collagen Protein To Turn Back The Clock On Aging :::
Collagen is simply a type of protein – 1 of over 10,000 proteins in your body.
A long-chain amino acid and the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is responsible for bestowing skin elasticity, hair strength, and connective tissue integrity. In fact, collagen protein makes up 30% of the total protein in your body, and 70% of the protein in your skin (I talk more about collagen and its role in our bodies in this article here).
While collagen is beneficial to the entire body, it's most noticeably beneficial to your skin. This is because as you age, the epidermis (outer layer of skin) thins and loses elasticity via a process known as elastosis. As this happens, your skin tends to show more signs of aging and acquires more wrinkles.
Now, tons of different collagens are out there, some of them better than others. I've found one particular brand that has been a necessity for me in supporting gut health, muscle recovery, joints, hair, skin, and nails, and it's called BUBS.
BUBS's collagen protein is hydrolyzed, grass-fed, and jam-packed with pasture-raised peptides that help reverse the aging process by replenishing the necessary amino acids in the body.
It's super easy to take, too. Just pick your favorite liquid (coffee, tea, orange juice, etc.), mix in two scoops or packets with a spoon, and enjoy. It's truly unflavored so it's not going to clash with any of your favorite beverages which is a huge bonus.
I incorporate collagen protein quite frequently in my own anti-aging routine because without it, I'm most likely not hitting my body’s essential amino acid needs, and neither are you.
So check out BUBS's purely natural collagen supplements here and use code BENG100 to receive a free 10oz bag of their Collagen Protein.
Health Optimisation Summit: June 17th – 18th, 2023
Don't miss the opportunity to join me at The Health Optimisation Summit in London! This is your chance to be part of a community of 2,500 like-minded people and learn from world-leading health speakers. You'll be able to fast-track your health journey, discover cutting-edge secrets and hacks, explore the latest tech and gadgets, and find the cleanest and healthiest supplements and nutrient-dense foods. Don't miss out on this incredible experience! Learn more here.
HUM2N: June 19th, 2023
With a limited guest list of only 20 individuals, HUM2N is focused on personalized health and wellness coaching. The event will feature a panel discussion between me and Dr. E (the founder of HUM2N), followed by an audience Q&A session. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to experience at least one biohacking treatment such as NAD+ IV, Cryo, or Hyperbaric Oxygen, as well as enjoy lite bites and beverages in partnership with Loui Blake – HUM2N CMO and serial entrepreneur in the healthy food space. Non-alcoholic beverages, mocktails, and organic wine from Dry Farm Wine will also be provided. All attendees will receive a Superhuman 2 protocol worth £750 that they can book at their convenience. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Brand New 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, and
- 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.
Asking A Quick Favor About My Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure does make even the smallest impact on your life, I would love it if you could help me spread the word far and wide, by:
- Leaving a review on Amazon
- Sharing the book on social media and tagging me (@bengreenfieldfitness)
- Buying a copy for your friends and family
Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. I can also give special discounts for bulk purchases of my books. So, if you would like to use them for a Bible study or a book club, please email [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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This post is filled with resources I appreciate. As an aging dad, I need to get my fitness together. Perhaps I”ll lose some weight, then.