386: The Best Biohacks For Longevity & Drive, The Magic Of Sprinting, Fighting Psychology & More!

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June 14, 2018, Listener Q&A Podcast: 386 – The Best Biohacks For Longevity, The Best Biohacks for Libido, and Suppository vs. Vitamins.

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– June 15 – 17, 2018: Revitalize Conference, Marana, Arizona. Each year, #mbgrevitalize gathers the world's most knowledgeable experts and influential thought leaders for discussions on the future of wellness for you. Join me and dozens of other inspiring leaders in the vibrant Sonoran Desert, the perfect home to revitalize. From spiritual sunrises to star-filled evening skies, this is a special place which will touch your soul. I will lead a nature hike during the conference on Sunday, June 17. Register today!

– June 23, 2018: Boise Sprint, Thomas Pence Ranch, Payette, Idaho. Don't let the beautiful scenery of Idaho fool you, this 3+ mile sprint will prove to be a formidable task for even the most seasoned Spartans. Register today and I will see you there!

– June 28 – July 22, 2018: Mind Valley U, Tallinn, Estonia. Mindvalley U is a month-long transformational event that is designed to create a university style education model for all ages. This will be one of those things you look back on and say: it changed my life. Mind Valley U will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia has one of the highest number of startups per capita and is one of the most cutting-edge tech nations in the world. Sign up, join me, and transform your life!

– July 19, 2018: Ancestral Health Symposium, Bozeman, Montana. “AHS” is a scientific conference which provides a forum so that learning and qualified discussion on all areas of human health can take place. Most noteworthy, at this conference you will go beyond diet and learn about the latest research across a wide range of topics, all united by an evolutionary perspective. speakers present on topics including diet, movement, sleep, stress, epigenetics, and more. Join me this summer! 

– August 17 – 19, 2018: Colorado Rockies Ultra Beast and Sprint Weekend, Breckenridge, Colorado. The mountain is calling! This is an extra-special Spartan race. Team members from my company, Kion, and I are competing together in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Experience the immense beauty of Colorado while conquering climbs, crawls, carries and traverses. See you there!

– October 5-7, 2018: SPARK BioHacking Conference, Toronto, Ontario. The 2018 SPARK Bio-Hack Conference features a series of talks by leaders across a range of fields with an eye on optimizing human performance, recovery, and longevity. Researchers, medical specialists and other biohacking experts will share provocative, informative, and inspiring presentations meant to invigorate your curiosity about health and amplify your life journey. Registration is now open, secure your spot here.

– October 11 – 14, 2018: 2018 RUNGA California Immersion Retreat. Runga is going to Napa! Join me, my wife, Jessa, Joe DiStefano and a small, intimate group of like-minded individuals for a weekend-long getaway. We’ve rented a beautiful mansion located in one of the most iconic countrysides in America– Napa Valley. We’ve thought of everything that you could possibly need to gently “press the reboot button” on your body and completely tune in to your heart, mind, body, strength, and spirit. Join the waitlist!

December 2-8, 2018: RUNGA Retreat, Dominican Republic. You're invited to join me at RUNGA in December 2018. Join me in the Dominican Republic, one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, for this retreat. In all RUNGA activities, RUNGA invites you to come home to yourself. To see everything you'll be getting into, just click here. Use code BEN when you register so you get your gift when you arrive! I'll be there, too. Join the waitlist here.

– June 23 – July 7, 2019: Restorative Detox Retreat with Robyn Openshaw Join us for an immersive experience including total liver detox, and rest and relaxation at the beautiful Paracelsus Clinic al Ronc in the Italian quarter of Switzerland. You will stay on-site and receive diagnostics and treatments from the best doctors of biological medicine to detox your liver and your soul. Plus you’re going to have a wonderful time hiking, sightseeing and enjoying one of the most beautiful places in the world. Get all the info to sign up here!

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Listener Q&A

As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick.

The Best Biohacks For Longevity [00:38:29]

Ian says:  I am wondering where a good place to start would be when I start purchasing some biohacking devices for longevity. I only have a few thousand dollars kicking around that I want to invest in these devices so if you could point me in the right direction of where to start, I would appreciate it. I am looking forward to purchasing some of your Kion Coffee.

In my response, I recommend:

-Ancestral Living vs. Modern Biohacking presentation at this year's AHS (see calendar above!)
Neubie – alternative: Compex or MarcPro
PowerPlate vibration platform – alternative: mini-trampoline rebounder
Cold pool – alternative: Luke Storey's freezer hack
NanoVi – alternative: essential oil air diffuser with rosemary
LiveO2 – alternative: TrainingMask – (use code GREEN1 for 20% discount)
JOOVV – alternative: a good fence in your backyard for sun bathing
Vielight – alternative: RadioLab 9 volt battery episode
Infrared Sauna – alternative: a sauna suit + a Biomat
-PEMF – PulseCenters – alternative: FlexPulse
Chilipad – alternative: cool mist humidifier
Water and Wellness

The Best Biohacks For Libido [01:06:17]

Joshua says:  Question about all the experimenting you have done on your penis. I have not been sexually active for about six years and am getting married in a few months. I am interested in doing one of the experiments that you have done to have better sexual performance. I know they are costly, so do you have a suggestion as to which one gives you the best “bang for your buck” – no pun intended. I don't think I have any problems, I am just looking for heightened performance.

In my response, I recommend:

-Level 1: JOOVV
-Level 2: GainsWAVE
-Level 3: Exosomes + PRP (the video of Part II of my surgery with Dr. Amy Killan)

BUT first address the following:

-Zinc (recommend black ant extract)
-Vitamin D (recommend Thorne D/K)
-Nitric oxide (recommended photobiomodulation with sunlight/JOOVV/Vielight)
Multiorgasmic Male book

My testosterone articles on how to biohack testosterone:

Could Lance Armstrong Have Increased His Testosterone Levels Without Cheating?
How Testosterone & Hormone Injections Work (Along With Growth Hormone, Peptides, SARMs, PRP & Much More!)
-Biohacking Your Manhood: The Proven Habits, Foods, Exercises, Workouts, Nutrients & Tools That Boost Testosterone & Drive.
-How Low Testosterone Can Destroy Your Heart And What You Can Do About It.
-The Ultimate Guide To Biohacking Your Testosterone: 17 Ways To Maximize Muscle-Building, Drive & Anti-Aging.
-Doubling Your Testosterone Levels, Tactics From The World Of Speed Golf, Primal Endurance & More With Brad Kearns!
#312: How To Increase Testosterone And Decrease Estrogen, Meditation To Replace Sleep, The New Gluten Study And More!
2018 January Men's Health magazine

Suppository vs. Vitamins [00:00:00]

Thomas says:  As biohackers, why aren't we taking advantage of the higher absorption rate of suppositories? I would rather stick something up my butt than swallow dozens of pills every day. Maybe that is just me? Plus there is the DIY factor.

In my response, I recommend:

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14 thoughts on “386: The Best Biohacks For Longevity & Drive, The Magic Of Sprinting, Fighting Psychology & More!

  1. Octavio Ferrer says:

    Now that you mentioned vitamin D, I’ve been wondering for some time now: We know that if you take a Vitamin D supplement it should be together with vitamin K2 (as Vitamin D aids absorption of calcium and vitamin K2 gets it to the right places and prevents accumulation in soft tissues). But what if you get frequent full body sun exposure to make your own vitamin D, would you then need to supplement just K2, or does the sun-produced D work differently in relation to calcium and K2?

  2. Rob Cushman says:

    Are you concerned about wearing plastics based clothing (like Vouri) on skin during workouts and life in general?


    1. I try to go as close to nature as possible with my clothing, but strike a balance between that and comfort/fashion!

  3. Mike Gerhard says:

    Hi Ben, which version of the Vielight is best for someone who has a family history of alzheimer’s? Do you have a purchase discount code? I am going to purchase one.

    1. Until you are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or exhibit symptoms, either the Neuro Alpha or the 810 is recommended. Code: GREENFIELD.

  4. April says:

    Yes, also looking for info on the Swiss Alps trip – not seeing it here…

  5. Gabriel says:

    I’m not seeing the info here about the trip the the Swiss alps next year. Could you help me out? Thanks! :)

  6. Lucas says:

    Is there a place to get in on the webinar you mentioned, or to listen to the recording? Submitted email over at getkion.com/coach but am eager to get in on this.

    1. Sorry, Lucas, what are you referring to exactly?

  7. Bryce Henry says:

    I hear you’ll be in Tucson this weekend. I live here and within a bike ride of Dove Mountain Ritz-Carlton! You’ll literally be in my backyard! How do I attend the event without being registered, or at least meet you and shake your hand (registration is closed).

    Also, you’ll be getting a nice taste of a Tucson monsoon! Welcome to the subtropical desert, Ben!

    1. Check my IG/Twitter or Snapchat. Sometimes I plan meetups when I'm traveling. @bengreenfieldfitness, @bengreenfield, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/snapchat

  8. Ian Metz says:

    Thank you for all the biohacking advice! I love my joovv light, and I’m looking forward to getting one or two more of these devices. Anything I can do to help myself be spry and healthy as long as possible.
    I appreciate the lower cost alternatives as well. Sadly I can’t afford to pick up all of those things you mentioned.
    Your coffee is fantastic by the way.

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