What Happens If You Take Too Much Creatine, A Notorious Deficiency On High-Protein Diets, How To Become A Nutrition Ninja & More With Chris Masterjohn.

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Do you love health and wellness so much that you just want to read everything you can about it, but often find yourself understanding only half (or even less) of what you read? 

Do you need to learn biochemistry for school but wish you could learn the material in a more relevant, lively, or entertaining way? 

Do you already have a good foundation, but want a unique out-of-the-box perspective synthesized from a deep dive into the scientific literature? 

If so, today's podcast is for you.

My guest is Dr. Chris Masterjohn, former podcast guest from the episode “Why Sugar Isn’t As Dangerous As You Might Think, How Your Genetics Affect Your Sleep, Liver Toxicity & More With Dr. Chris Masterjohn.

Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences in 2012 from the University of Connecticut at Storrs, served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2014, and served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College from 2014 to 2016. He now works independently in health and nutrition research, education, and consulting. Chris has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications.

His podcast, Mastering Nutrition, his two video series, Chris Masterjohn Lite and Masterclass With Masterjohn, and his blog can all be found on his web site at chrismasterjohnphd.com. You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, where his username is @chrismasterjohn.

In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Chris's brand new program entitled “Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro: Energy Metabolism“, and you'll discover:

-Why human beings need to eat such an enormous amount of food…[9:35]

-What happens if you take too much creatine…[23:57]

-Why it matters whether you eat protein, carbs, or fat, since all depend on cellular respiration…[32:45] 

-Why some macronutrients actually require more micronutrients than others to be burnt…[49:18 & 56:05]

-A missing nutrient that you must take in if you are on a high protein diet…[60:45]

-Why anyone should bother learning this stuff in mechanistic detail rather than just learning what to eat and when…[64:55]

-The new online “masterclasses” that Chris is now teaching…[68:50]

-And much more!

Resources from this episode:

-Masterclass With Masterjohn Pro (special discount when you use that link!)

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4 thoughts on “What Happens If You Take Too Much Creatine, A Notorious Deficiency On High-Protein Diets, How To Become A Nutrition Ninja & More With Chris Masterjohn.

  1. ramon says:

    I have seen in my own experiences in riding bikes zero carb keto adapted and with carbohydrate in my diet that I can maintain a certain effort burning fat (enough to keep up with a decent “tempo” pace). On pure fat I am unable to sprint for more than 2-3 seconds at high effort following some high tempo work. Creatine supplementation on a keto diet did assist in some of the anaerobic efforts but performing a sprint for 20-30 seconds after a 90% Heart rate effort for a minute or so was nigh on impossible that way. A few carbs supplemented on a Thursday (48 hours before the ride) would give enormous benefits during a bike ride with regards to “grudge sprints”. I rode on keto for about 6 months.(” I hate to just type “keto” when I mean <30 g carbs, but that is the short word now)

    this of course is a little different from a slow twitch triathlete on a tempo ride.

    Been an avid listener for a few years. Love the show, please stock more bars.


  2. Igor Correia says:

    Ben, you mentioned you were eating 100g of carbs. Every time I hear something like this, I wonder if that’s net carbs or total carbs?? I usually eat between 130 and 200 grams of net carbs – but my fiber is through the roof! Usually over 90g of fiber.


    1. Net carbs. I eat a copious amount of veggies and don't count 'em.

      1. Igor Correia says:

        Amazing! Thanks Ben! Great episode!

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