83: Are You Making This 1 Huge Mistake With Your Supplements | Mental Model Monday

Are You Making This 1 Huge Mistake With Your Supplements | Mental Model Monday

Welcome to episode 83 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

Our bodies need a steady supply of vitamins, minerals, and many other nutrients for optimal health. It can be challenging to get the necessary amounts in. Combine various other factors such as genetics, and this becomes even more difficult. In today’s episode, I’m sharing one critical mistake that many people make when it comes to their supplement regimen.

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A.I. Transcript (very little editing so not exact):

Julian 00:00:09 Welcome to another episode of optimal health for busy entrepreneurs. I’m your host, Julian Hayes II. And in today’s episode, I’m going to be diving into the number one mistake that I see people make when it comes to their supplement regimens. You know, the news, various internet gurus, and just in general, many people overlook this one crucial aspect that makes all the difference when it comes to your health optimization. Now, we all have heard that supplements are meant to supplement our diets and they’re meant to help fill in the gaps where it’s needed. This is common knowledge. However, what isn’t common knowledge and something that I noticed that many people who I advise and what they do, what they overlook is not viewing their body and supplement regimen as part of a larger ecosystem, not thinking of your human system and your supplement regimen as part of inputs to a larger ecosystem.

Julian 00:01:20 It’s the number one mistake that people make with their supplement regimens. Now, a general definition of an ecosystem is that it’s a complex network or interconnected system, and the same applies to your body. It too is a complex network or interconnected system where one input doesn’t just affect one area, but instead, it causes a cascade-like effect across multiple areas. Supplements could be beneficial or they can be a waste of time, depending on the purpose of using them. And oftentimes supplements aren’t maximized, not because they’re useless and phony and just snake oil, but really it’s because various co-factors that are necessary to create the desired effect aren’t around. Collegen, for example, supplement it by itself without the appropriate vitamin C levels to help with the necessary synthesis isn’t going to be of much use, but you also need magnesium. You also need appropriate levels of magnesium.

Julian 00:02:33 I should say zinc and copper. Now let’s quickly hit on a few more examples to drive this point home. And I’m going to use examples of vitamins and minerals that are popular with everything that’s going on in the world now. So to set this stage, let’s look at zinc. For example, zinc is popular. It’s something that I take along with many others. It has a host of benefits concerning our immunity. And ironically enough, a loss of taste and smell can be a sign of zinc deficiency. Quercetin, on the other hand is a flavonoid and it’s another popular one that’s being thrown around for good reason, because it drops inflammatory cytokines. It increases mitochondria ( simply think of this as helping to produce more energy.) And it also is going to help with allergies and people who have genetics or high histamines such as myself.

Julian1 00:03:30 We really appreciate this, especially if you’re outside a lot, like I am running and there’s trees and everything around and spring is coming up here. So allergies will be up, but on the, um, hormonal side of things, optimal levels play a benefit as well. For instance, there’s testosterone and testosterone at the optimal levels is going to help stimulate CD four and CD eight cells, which are going to help defend against infections and viral bacterias. This is also going to increase interleukin 10, which is an anti-inflammatory product, and this is going to drop these inflammatory Leukins. Now let’s look at viruses. For example, a virus can get into your cell through an ACE 2 receptor, and this is going to use our own very system to transport the virus into ourself. Once this virus is inside our cell, the virus is going to release it and it’s called replicase.

Julian 00:04:27 And this is a DNA reverse transcript protein that takes over our manufacturing at the ribosome to make more viral genome. But here’s the good thing though. And the magic of the human system, the replicase has an area on it that if zinc attaches to it, it’s going to shut it off. So why did I introduce a mineral and flavonoid and talk a little bit about viruses? Well, specifically with the mineral and the flavonoid, they benefit each other when it comes to maximum effectiveness, because it’s an ecosystem, especially when it comes to handling viruses, you need to keep this system’s mentality top of mind. So course it is something that we call an Ionophore—meaning it’s going to carry charged particles into the cell, but without this, and this example here, zinc, that many people are supplementing with.

Julian 00:05:31 It’s going to continue to sit outside your cell. It’s waiting to get in. And it’s like waiting in line at outside the club. You’re waiting for your contact. This person, you know, you’re waiting for them to come and get you and bring you into the club, get you inside where all the action’s happening. But as I say this, keep this in mind that if you’ve been taking zinc, it all is not lost. There’s no need to throw your bottle away or anything like that. Just taking zinc on its own isn’t completely worthless. There’s still benefits that comes with this. Some of it will get into your cell still, just not at a high rate. But over time, more and more will soon arrive inside in general thanks to things like bismuth from your fruits and vegetables, EGCG from green tea, and curcumin from foods.

Julian 00:06:31 So another example of this ecosystem at work, let’s look at vitamin D. Many people take this as a supplement for good reasons. It’s responsible for regulating over a thousand genes in the human genome. D-three is involved in 160, over 160 metabolic processes in the body. Now a brief origin to who and what vitamin D is, which I’ll do in a separate episode, that we’ll have more detail. At some point. This vitamin is bringing calcium in from your nutrition and bringing in phosphorus in so you can build bone, but here’s the thing ,too high in calcium. And the risk increases to become nauseated, vomiting, toxicity, and irregularity of the heart. And here’s why those things can happen. Most minerals and vitamins, they have a partner in crime. This creates a duality, a ying and a yang. So with calcium, a big partner is magnesium.

Julian 00:07:35 Think of calcium. It’s helping your muscles contract. Magnesium is going to help them relax. Together, as a team, they’re going to help regulate your heartbeat. Now there are electrical impulses that provoke the calcium within the cells of your heart muscle. This is going to stimulate this contracting movement. So magnesium helps the cells in muscles to relax. Now, I use the heart for an example, but this applies to all of your muscles. So with calcium and magnesium, let’s circle back to vitamin D. It’s definitely involved. So certain enzymes in your body requires magnesium to be able to convert vitamin D into its active form. And this vitamin D is then going to increase your quality, your body’s ability to absorb calcium. So if you’re low in magnesium, there’s extra calcium in the body that can’t be used. And this is how down the road, things like arthritis can be born now to tie all of this up.

Julian 00:08:45 Why do I recommend D3 with K2? And in a nutshell, it comes down to bone health, but K2, besides helping with bone health is going to help with cardiovascular health along with vitamin D and calcium transporting. So when you have proper absorption of calcium, this needs vitamin D and it also needs vitamin K and vitamin K includes both the K1 and the K2 forms. Now, K-1 is easy to get through leafy greens, but vitamin K2, not so much, unless you just absolutely love fermented foods. And when I talked about all of this in this episode so far, and genetics plays a huge role in everything that has been discussed. Some people will eat higher daily amounts for optimal ranges. This is once again, why you must keep in mind that it is a system at play here. So as we land this ship, the big takeaway is to keep top of mind that your body is a system.

Julian 00:09:52 When you hear mega dosing of certain vitamins and minerals, keep in mind the various co-factors, the various enzymes and other areas that are affected by these decisions. Supplementing with vitamins and minerals is most certainly beneficial. And it is probably a necessity for most of us in the world that we live in now, and the way that the world is going. But precision is an absolute necessity and must be top of mind. So don’t just buy a cabinet full of supplements without any rhyme or reason. Optimal health doesn’t exist in silos. Optimal health requires a precise systems approach where everything is interconnected. And with that said, thanks for tuning in and joining me for another episode. And until next time stay awesome, be limitless and go be superhuman…peace.