369: 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More.

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June 28, 2017 Podcast: 369 – How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Vitamin D For Sleep, Can Testosterone Be Too High, Does Cool Sculpting Work for Fat Loss?

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Listener Q&A:

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

How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements

Ahmed says: He has heard you say that you should take certain vitamin supplements only with meals and some without meals. Do you have scientific studies and papers to back this up? Can you share those studies and explain why this is necessary?

In my response, I recommend:
The Art Of Timing Your Vitamins And Supplements – A Helpful Infographic That Ensures You’re Not Just Making Expensive Pee.

-Take These Before Meals

Multivitamin or multimineral formula
Digestive aid for the gallbladder
Vitamin B complex
Individual B vitamins
Vitamin C complex
Individual minerals (calcium, potassium, etc.)
Iron supplements
Protein powder (unless used in diet for blood sugar, weight loss, etc.)
-Take These After Meals
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Chlorophyll (oil soluble)
Digestive enzymes (pepsin, HCL, etc., all those except for the gallbladder)
Herbs used to aid digestion (comfrey, pepsin, etc.)
Iodine (unless instructed otherwise)
Most oils or oil-based nutrients (linseed oil, evening primrose oil, wheat germ, etc.)
R.N.A. (ribonucleic acid)
Yeast products (Brewer’s yeast tablets, lactic acid yeast, etc.)
-Take These Between Meals
Chlorophyll (water soluble)
Glandulars and similar tissue extracts
Most herbs (except for those used in digestion)
Sodium products

Vitamin D For Sleep

Luke says: He has seen some sleep aids out there with Vit D in them. In terms of the timing for taking Vit D, do you think that could cause circadian dysregulation since we know that Vit D is not just a vitamin but a hormone. Have you seen any studies that show when is the best time to take Vit D?

In my response, I recommend:
Sleep Cocktail

Can Testosterone Be Too High?

Phil says: 71-years-old, excellent health, plenty of exercise, no meds, keto diet for about 3 years. Had his testosterone checked about a year ago and it was 800. He bought the JoovV and used it for a few months and now his testosterone is over 1000 – which is above normal limits. He knows that you aren't a doctor but was wondering if this is something he should be concerned about.

In my response, I recommend:
The JOOVV light

Does Cool Sculpting Work for Fat Loss?

Tianna says: She has been reading about cold induced thermogenesis for sculpting the body and was wondering if she can just use ice, applied to problem areas, to burn fat?

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17 thoughts on “369: 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More.

  1. Kathryn says:

    Hey Ben, I tried to order Organifi Green juice through your link and the discount code “BEN” didn’t work. Is this discount no longer available?

    1. Hmm, just checked it and it worked for me. I would try it again and let me know if it works.

  2. Freddie Friedler says:

    Hey Ben. I tried to go to the 12 In-Depth Tactics to Seriously Boost your Energy to create a playlist so that i can Listen to Outrageously Epic Music when I surf, snowboard, work out or just need to be inspired. For some reason YouTube unexpectedly closed the connection to the songs. Any chance you could post the playlist in written form. I will create a playlist on Spotify. Very much appreciate what you do.

  3. Matt says:

    What is the name of the doctor who sends you the self-administered IV push? Can’t find his name anywhere.


    1. STAY TUNED. Doing podcast with him soon. ;)

  4. JayDizzle says:

    Welcome Back Brock!!! Reunited and it feels so gooooood….

    You guys are funny AF. Love the added background sound effects.

    Now if you could only bring back the sexy intro phone sex girl at the beginning. Now THAT would be awesome.

  5. Adam says:

    Hi Ben, I am a collegiate athlete (basketball player), if you could recommend only one or two things/devices to a professional athlete to enhance performance what would it be? ex. the oura ring, structured water filter, halo sport, marc pro, the quantlet, etc.

    1. Start here…a secret doc with some of my more potent suggestions. ;) https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/toys

      1. Adam says:

        There are so many things to choose from! What would be one of your top choices for a pro athlete?!

        1. This IS the short version of the list ;)

  6. Karen says:

    Ben you mentioned your bark tea and will be increasing dose? What does that look like. I make as your former article explains but blend, strain and take it like a shot with a turmeric/curcumin/black pepper capsule to aid in absorption. Don’t always want to add to a smoothie. Does that protocol make sense? Could I do this twice a day, I’m also trying to better my TeloYears score.. age 54 TY 47…trying some other protocols as well like meditation etc.

    Your the best!

    1. I do about 4-6oz a day and I am good with that! Hope that helps! It's usually in my smoothie…

  7. bradford cottrell md says:


    can you give me a discount code to order Bens new bars?


    1. No codes right now.. are you subscribed to my Newsletter <a href="http:// (https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/newsletter/)” target=”_blank”> <a href="http://(https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/newsletter/)” target=”_blank”>(https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/newsletter/) and VIP text club? (Just text the word "FITNESS" to 411-247). I send out tips and deals via those two places!

  8. Meg says:


    1. Brock says:

      I am back! WEEEEEEEEEE!!!! :)

  9. Hiddentiger says:

    Cheaper alternatives to The Joov Light can be found at: https://redlightman.com/

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