On this episode of Anti-Aging Hacks, Shawn Wells and Faraz Khan discuss how to boost energy in your body.
My dear friend Shawn Wells is about to release his new book The ENERGY Formula: Six Life Changing Ingredients to Unleash Your Limitless Potential
Shawn is a MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization.
He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients and is now known as the Ingredientologist – the scientist of ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions such as keto, paleo, fasting, and supplements.
He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor.
As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, he has been paid to speak on five different continents. His insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, nationally syndicated radio programs and regularly on morning television.
Without further ado, let’s get right into Shawn’s top tips to boost energy in your body.
01:59: How Shawn got into health and wellness?
Was bullied and abused as a kid. Had a tough time growing up.
His doctor supported him to become a biochemist, which was Shawn’s deep passion.
In his journey of becoming a biochemist, John had a lot of obstacles. One made him try to commit suicide with pills and alcohol.
15:37: The six core concepts for limitless energy…
Concept 1: Your baseline and potential
Concept 2: How to nourish your body for energy creation (keto. mediterranean, paleo)
Concept 3: The best movement and exercise for energy
Concept 4: Circadian rhythm and daily routine
Concept 5: How to live life with intention and purpose
Concept 6: Cultivate deep and meaningful connections
Let’s dive deeper on how these can help you boost energy in your body.
26:49: What factors damage mitochondria (your energy production factories)?
One of the biggest factors is excess glucose which keeps insulin elevated and leads to oxidative stress.
This constant cycle can lead to mitochondria dysfunction. Junk food is mostly the biggest problem.
Consume polyphenols, green tea (EGCG), resveratrol, quercetin, apigenin, parsley, chlorogenic acid in coffee
These are powerful in raising NAD levels thus creating energy.
33:35: Top supplements to improve mitochondrial biogenesis or efficiency?
COQ10 and PQQ for mitochondrial health.
Increase NAD with IV and intranasal.
Next, look to oral supplements such as nicotinamide riboside and NMN (nicotinamide mono nucleotide).
Eat polyphenols such as fisetin and apigenin. That combination increases NAD levels.
Curcumin in bioavailable form is great.
40:22: How to approach nutrition for an energetic lifestyle?
Most important to eat whole-foods first.
If you are vegan, you can eat coca-cola and gummy bears and you are still vegan but it defeats the purpose.
If you are on a keto diet, you can eat all kinds of deserts, which are bad for you.
The key is to eat whole food and to move your body. When you do that then you can move to advanced tactics.
Also check out Faraz Khan’s interview with Dr William Li on how to eat to beat disease.
47:41: How should we exercise for maximum energy?
Body in motion stays in motion. If you want a more vibrant life, you must move.
High intensity workouts – In 10 minutes you can do far more in just 2x/week than someone who is working out for an hour doing cardio.
With deloading, we can use a lot of lower weight and try to train with 40% of one-rep max versus 70%,80%,90% of one-rep max. We still get hypertrophy gains.
54:41: Why circadian rhythm is important for energy creation in the body?
It is the natural rhythm of our body honed over millions of years. People evolved to do this.
When the sunlight goes, our energy goes too. When sun goes up, melatonin is blocked. When sun goes down, melatonin starts to get released. Then we started to feel tired.
It is ideal to wake up with the sun and to eat while the sun is up.
To get additional tips to boost energy in your body, make sure to get Shawn’s book below.
1:09:26: How to connect with Shawn
New book : Energy Formula
Shawn’s personal website: Shawnwells.com
Catch Shawn and Faraz Khan in our anti-aging and longevity room on clubhouse every week at 5pm PST.