Welcome to The Hacked Mind show! This week I interview Dr. Rhonda Patrick, who does research on various topics in San Francisco. She writes at Found my Fitness and has made several appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience, PaleoFX conference, and others
This episode we will cover:
1. Magnesium and the body’s use for energy creation
2. Vitamin D importance and synthesis of serotonin
3. Epigenetics and modern studies of this phenomenon
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Discussion Topics[1:19] Energy related benefits of magnesium
[1:45] Oxidative capacity at the mitochondrial level
[2:33] Increasing mitochondrial mass (new mitochondria)
[4:48] Free oxygen radicals damaging mitochondria
[6:00] Athletes need more magnesium
[6:32] Supplementing with minerals – 400 mg/day recommended daily intake
[7:02] Magnesium center of the chlorophyll molecule
[7:52] 123 mg/day of magnesium is the most that can be absorbed
[9:17] Body confusing nutrients and using the wrong enzymes (yikes!)
[13:27] How vitamin D regulates serotonin synthesis
[17:24] How fast does vitamin D produce serotonin?
[19:10] How to tell whether you are vitamin D deficient
[20:27] If you don’t have 30 ng/mL you’re at risk
[22:35] Epigenetics and changes in gene expression
[24:00] Yellow mice gene study
[26:01] Neuro degenerative disease in rats
[31:25] How to find Dr. Rhonda Patrick
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