The Latest Research On Ketones & Ketosis For Performance & Recovery, Do Ketones Break A Fast, Using Ketones For 45 Days Of Crossfit Murph, Ketone Esters vs. Ketone Salts & More With Geoffrey Woo of HVMN.

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It's time for a serious geek out on all things ketones, ketosis, ketone esters and more! My guest on today's show, Geoffrey Woo, is co-founder and CEO of . He is also the host of the Health Via Modern Nutrition Podcast, a health & performance podcast that recently broke 4 million downloads. H.V.M.N. helped popularize ketones as a food group beyond fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and makes foods & supplements for metabolic performance and health. H.V.M.N. fuels some of the world's top performers, athletes, and military service members. Geoff is an avid self-experimenter who’s done a 7 day water-only fast, inspired thousands under the COVID-19 lockdown to push themselves with positive challenges by completing the Crossfit Murph workout for 45 days in a row, and studies the optimization of human performance — at the individual scale, the team scale, the organization scale, and at the civilizational scale. He holds a BS with Honors and Distinction in Computer Science from Stanford University. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Geoffrey used ketones esters while doing a Crossfit "Murph" for 45 consecutive days...5:45 -Why ketogenesis is not a physiologically typical state...13:00 -The role ketones play when it comes to recovery...16:15 -Pros and cons of endogenous and exogenous ketosis...24:18 -The difference between ketone esters and salts...35:15 -The ketone ester developed by the DARPA program...38:45 -Gold standard usage for dosage and frequency of ketone esters...44:45 -Whether or not ketones break a fast...53:35 -How a process called lactalation enhances the expression of longevity genes...57:11 -Parallels between lactate and ketones...1:02:15 -Stacking sodium bicarbonate w/ ketone esters pre-workout...1:07:15 -Ketones used in place of alcohol in cocktails...1:10:15

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