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Ben Greenfield’s discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Discoveries Of The Week: Cool New Things I’m Trying, Books I’m Reading, And More!
A Handy Alternative To Dipping/Chewing Tobacco
One of my buddies recently gave me some “Cannadips” to try. These things come in a tin just like chewing tobacco, and the tin contains dip pouches just like chewing tobacco—but instead of nicotine and tobacco, you get CBD combined with a blend of essential oils.
Cannadips utilize a process that preserves the valuable terpene and flavonoid compounds found in their American grown hemp, which in turn increases CBD bioavailability and allows for quick mucosal absorption directly in your mouth. They then extract any residual THC so you can be sure you’re getting a quality THC-free, broad-spectrum hemp product in the end. I’ve been tucking one in my mouth for some of my post-dinner guitar playing for a bit of relaxation, and several of my friends swear by these things for stabilizing their golf game by providing a slow bleed of relaxation directly into the bloodstream. Probably a good way to beat a tobacco-chewing habit too, I would imagine, and worth checking out for that reason too. I’ve been digging into the ingredient profile on Cannadips and they’re surprisingly clean. As a bonus, you can use code GREENFIELD20 to save 20% off any time at Cannadipscbd.com. Enjoy!
Make Your Own Nicotine Gum For Pennies On The Dollar
While we’re talking vices, we might as well talk about nicotine, right? Tired of forking out oodles of cash for fancy gum—especially gum with spendy ingredients such as the surprisingly mitochondrial and cognition benefitting nootropic nicotine? I recently tried my hand at making my own nicotine gum, and it actually turned out to be surprisingly chewy and flavorful.
I used the following ingredients for a pleasant strawberry-vanilla version:
- Gum Base (I ordered NB-CN-040, which comes as a giant gum “brick.”)
- Omica Organics Stevia
- Pure Pharmaceutical Grade Liquid Nicotine
- Strawberry Oil Extract & Vanilla Extract (Or any other flavorings of your choosing)
- Non-GMO cornstarch
- Wax Paper
- Rolling Pin
- Container & Utensils (that you don’t mind potentially getting ruined)
- Pot with water
- Melt the Gum Base – Use a double boiler to slowly melt the gum base. The gum base is very sticky, and has the potential to ruin anything it comes in contact with (consider using an old food jar for the melting process.) Put 1/4 cup of the gum base in a jar, bring the water in your pot to a boil, then put the jar in the water. After about 20 minutes the gum base begins to melt and gets very sticky.
- Knead the Gum – Once the gum base is nice and gooey, take it off the flame, and scoop it onto a cornstarch-coated surface. Knead the gum until it has a taffy-like consistency. If it sticks to your hands too much, add more cornstarch.
- Add Flavorings – Using a dropper or small teaspoon, slowly add a small amount of your desired flavoring. Taste test throughout this process to see how much flavoring is enough.
- Flattening & Cutting – Using a rolling pin, flatten the gum out to your desired thickness, then cut into squares.
- Packaging – After you cut it into squares, I recommend folding it up into small wax paper squares, or just keeping in a glass or stainless steel container in your pantry.
So that it! If you make some, let me know in the comments section below how it turned out, and any novel flavor combinations you discovered.
Podcasts I Recorded This Week:
Hunting Down EMF In Your Office, Bedroom, Gym & Beyond: Is Your Home’s “Dirty Electricity” Wrecking Your Sleep, Your Recovery, Your Health & More? The Official Ben Greenfield & Brian Hoyer Low-EMF Home How-To.
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::: Huge Savings On The Artificial Intelligence Bike Now In My Office :::
CAR.O.L is the first cloud-connected exercise system to compress a 45-minute workout into 2x 20-second sprints. Yes, you read that correctly, and there’s science to back it up, which I’ll gladly sum up for you… Extremely brief spurts (I mean, very brief, as in 10-20 seconds) performed during a quick 10-minute a day workout achieved more superior health and cardiovascular benefits than a long, boring, steady-state workout.
Standing for Cardiovascular Optimization Logic, CAR.O.L is an AI-powered, interactive exercise bike with self-learning algorithms that took four years to program. “She” automates each HIIT workout and guides you through touchscreen and audio prompts. This thing is clinically proven to give you the same cardio benefits of a 45-minute jog in under 9 minutes, with only 40 seconds of hard work. It has built-in AI algorithms that personalize your resistance to guarantee you hit max power every session in order to deplete your glycogen stores as fast as possible, and studies have shown that after just four to eight weeks of workouts with CAR.O.L three times a week, your body’s insulin sensitivity will increase by 28% or more.
It’s incredibly convenient, especially for the office—you can just get on and get off during one of your “Pomodoro” breaks. Click here to get the bike, and use code GREENFIELD200 for $200 off, free shipping, and a free one-year subscription.
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If you’ve been subscribed to my newsletter or podcast for longer than a few months, then you’ve surely heard me talk about “True Cellular Detox.” The reason I keep bringing this program up every so often is because it is so much more than your run of the mill detox program.
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The True Cellular Detox process begins by determining which sources of stress may be causing body-wide damage and supporting your body’s natural ability to remove them. Removing the toxic source that has accumulated over time in your body is essential to getting results and is where health restoration begins.
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One of my favorite things to grab when I’m traveling, running out the door for a long hike or adventure, or when I’m just hankerin’ for a delicious chocolatey snack, is the Kion Bar.
This bar is something I formulated specifically for active individuals who need a clean, real-food source of energy on the go. It’s guilt-free and jam-packed with a unique blend of ingredients that support energy without excess carbohydrates or artificial ingredients. Chia seeds, almonds, coconut, and cacao nibs also give it an amazing crunch and texture that’s much more satisfying to eat than the gooey mash that makes up your average energy bar.
And if you’re looking for a more “indulgent” way to eat these things, try them with a piping hot cup of coffee—or my favorite—crumbled on top of some Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top ice cream. Bon appetit!
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This Week’s Most Popular Instagram Post
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What is Grounding? Also known as “earthing,” grounding is the practice of exposing your body to the natural magnetic frequencies produced by the earth. When you have your feet firmly planted on the ground, you come into contact with negative ions, which are produced by turbulent, crashing water, such as waves at the beach and waterfalls, and in forests, mountains, and other places affected by rainstorms or thunderstorms. When you are exposed to negative ions, your body releases positive ions that accumulate via cellular metabolism. Accumulated positive ions reduce the natural electrochemical gradient across your cell membranes. This gradient is responsible for allowing compounds in and out of your cells, so when excess positive ions disrupt the gradient, they also disrupt cellular metabolism and increase inflammation. Some of my favorite ways to ground myself are: -Simply walking outside barefoot -Swimming in an ocean or natural body of water when accessible -Standing on an @ultimate_longevity grounding mat. -Wearing @earthrunners grounding sandals (pictured here) -Wearing @earthling3 straps in my running shoes For more information on grounding/earthing, I highly recommend you check out the podcast I recorded with Clint Ober, his book “Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever” and his film “The Earthing Movie” all of which can be found at BenGreenfieldFitness.com/earthing. Try these out for yourself! Are you earthing/grounding yourself? Let me know how and show me! Send me a video on Facebook or tag me in your IG story and I will pick a lucky winner to receive a copy of Boundless!
This Week’s Most Popular Tweet:
Just pulled stats. Getting 1,145,989 podcast downloads each month. That’s up from 13 downloads when I launched 12 years ago. Consistency is king in online ventures, friends.
— Ben Greenfield (@bengreenfield) August 20, 2020
My Most Popular Facebook Post This Week:
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