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THM Show 016 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Magnesium for Energy, Vitamin D and Serotonin, and Epigenetics



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

External Mentions

Joe Rogan Experience podcast
Paleo FX conference

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by Mans Denton

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed my article. I'm Austin, TX based and I love the Paleo diet, meditation, proper fitness, and entrepreneurship. If you want to know more, check out the About THM Page

2 comments… add one

  1. This podcast is excellent in how she explains the increasing serotonin in brain and lessening in gut by vitamin D. Thanks.

    1. Glad you liked it, Gabriel!


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