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396: The Myth About Antioxidants Blunting Exercise Response, Does Red Meat Really Give You Cancer, How To Make Coffee Healthier, Are Pre-Workout Supplements Addictive? (& The Brand New Ben Greenfield Podcast Co-Host Revealed!)

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Release Date: 05/09/2019

Q&A Episode 396

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Listener Q&A:

Should You Eat Black Ant Extract? [37:20]

Sartell says: I recently purchased the polyrhachis ant supplement. I took it prior to a workout and I felt an analgesic effect. I've had many shoulder surgeries, and I felt a lot better when I took this. I did some more research and saw it is touted as having anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. I know that antioxidants can blunt the hormetic effect of exercise. So should I be worried about that with this supplement?

In my response, I recommend:
-Black Ant Extract from Lost Empire Herbs
-My podcast on hydrogen rich water
-Thorne Quercetin phytosome
-Organic green tea polyphenol
-Blood flow restriction straps (BFR Bands)
-Study: Exercise, oxidants, and antioxidants change the shape of the bell-shaped hormesis curve

How To Keep Coffee From Giving You Adrenal Fatigue [59:40]

Unknown says: I'm a big fan of coffee, and excellent coffee at that. I have a concern that I am stressing my adrenals constantly. What do you suggest on how to enjoy my coffee and keep my adrenals in good shape, or am I worried for no reason?

In my response, I recommend:
-Organic decaf coffee
-Thorne Theanine
-Four Sigmatic Reishi
-MiCacao
-DandyTea
-Tulsi (holy basil) extract
-American Nutraceuticals Whole Foods Vitamin C
-Jigsaw Vitamin C + Lysine
-Colima Sea Salt
-Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

Are Pre-Workout Supplements Addictive? [1:13:15]

Unknown says: What's your take on pre-workout supplements? I assume the answer has to do with what kind of exercise the person is doing and what he/she is trying to achieve. Do you recommend pre-workout supplements? Will my body become addicted to the extra "boost" meaning if I don't take the supplement, I'll feel weaker and slower?

In my response, I recommend:

-NuCalm
-Halo
-Biotropic Lab supplements 
-Essential amino acids (Kion Aminos)
-Wim Hof Breathwork
-Brad Kearn's article on BGF about cold thermogenesis pre-workout

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