Erik Levi | Exposing The Supplement Industry, How to Find The Right Supplements & Why You Should Rotate Them KKP: 333

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Today, I am blessed to have here with me Erik Levi, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

Erik Levi is a co-founder of HolisticNootropics.com and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner. As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life.

Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews.

Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible.

In this episode, Erik opens the show by revealing how we went from an aspiring comedian to a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and running a website called HolisticNootropics.com. We jump into some common supplement mistakes that people are making, including buying rancid fish oil and synthetic multivitamins. When you do find quality supplements, Erik recommends rotating them to achieve the most significant benefits. Tune in as we chat about improving the gallbladder, the liver, and Erik explains how to lower postprandial glucose.

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[00:35] How Comedian Erik Levi Got Started In The Health Space

  • Erik was tired of feeling terrible. So, he was ready to start looking for solutions.
  • There’s a lot of wrong ways to be healthy. Lean Cuisines is the best example of this.
  • At one point, Erik went vegan.

  • “The law of veganism is you must tell everyone in your surrounding area that you're a vegan and you’re better than them.” -Erik Levi
  • As a vegan, Erik’s energy was low, and his body was weak.

  • Eventually, Erik became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

[07:50] The Inspiration Behind Erik’s Website, Holistic Nootropics

  • People are trying to be healthy, and they're very susceptible to the industry's marketing.
  • Sadly, people are taking so many supplements that just aren’t working.
  • Instead, Erik would recommend Biotics Research: https://www.bioticsresearch.com/
  • There's so much money in the supplement industry. 99% of people are not receiving the benefits of their supplements.
  • Erik created Holistic Nootropics to help people improve their mental and physical health.

[16:55] Why Fish Oil Is Not As Beneficial As You May Think

  • Fish oil is usually a rancid and toxic product. 83% of fish oil is rancid before you even purchase it.
  • You are better off just eating fish.
  • Fish oil is an unstable fat.
  • The last thing you want to do is buy 300 pills of fish oil from Costco.
  • It’s the bottom of the barrel and worst quality – it’s doing more harm than good.

[23:50] The Problem With Synthetic Multivitamins

  • Most multivitamins are being made incorrectly.
  • The body doesn’t know what to do with synthetic vitamins.
  • People who are taking these multivitamins are doing it because the rest of their diet is a disaster.
  • If you want to dial in your health, then you need to focus on diet and lifestyle.

[28:20] Rotating Your Supplements Will Benefit Your Overall Wellness

  • Erik will do four days of taking supplements and three days of not taking supplements.
  • Plus, he will take different mushroom powders each day.
  • Don’t take supplements to get rid of them; throw them away if you don’t need them.
  • Remember, you want to take aminos on an empty stomach.
  • Erik will take magnesium every single day.

[33:00] All About BDNF And How We Can Use Lifestyle To Enhance Our BDNF Production

  • BDNF is a brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
  • It’s a lifestyle phenomenon.
  • Exercise is the best way to get BDNF.
  • Daily movement and resistance training will be total game-changers.
  • Relationships and learning new languages will be useful for BDNF production.
  • Overall, BDNF is a principle of life.
  • Keep growing, learning, and challenging yourself.

[36:00] Erik’s Favorite Ways And Methods To Lower Postprandial Glucose

  • The best thing for lowering postprandial glucose is dihydroberberine.
  • Chromium will also work.
  • Plus, cinnamon and banaba leaf have been shown to have effects.
  • However, Erik says that you should always stack your day for success in the morning.
  • Eat a high-protein and high-fat breakfast to keep you from having sugar highs and lows.

[40:30] Optimizing The Gallbladder and The Liver For Producing Healthier Bile

  • Digestion is tied to sleep and the circadian rhythm.
  • Erik highly recommends that you get a sleep tracker.
  • Find the Oura Ring here: https://ouraring.com/
  • Eat earlier in the day to improve your digestive process.
  • More high-quality fat will help your gallbladder like butter, egg yolks, and red meat.
  • Try and eat as naturally as you can to improve the liver.

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com

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PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off.

Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.

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