Nutrition and Bio-Hacking w/ Martin Tobias, CEO, Bulletproof Labs
How did Martin Tobias go from being a tech entrepreneur to a CEO?
Martin Tobias states that the cause of it was from a poker game, which he won $15,000. He started meditating, but wanted to find out a technology hack to meditate better. He discovered one, but it cost the same amount of money he won at the poker game. He partnered with his friend, Dave, and became part of Bulletproof Labs due to the 40 Years of Zen program.
What are telomeres?
When it comes to longevity, health, and vitality, you have to determine which measurements to use to measure them. Telomeres are more commonly used because they are easy to measure and the test is cheap. Telomeres are the ends of your DNA strands. Each time a strand divides, the telomere gets shorter. Over a lifetime, your telomere length is correlated to your age.
How do you improve the age of your telomeres?
Martin says that when you’re in a hacking environment, it becomes difficult to correlate which things are attributing to the age. One thing that he’s taken that has shown a difference in his telomere age is taking a Russian peptide called, epithalon.
How do you take epithalon?
So far, Martin has done four cycles of epithalon by taking a 100 milligram vial of it that’s been freeze dried. You combine it in water and inject one millimeter of it into your stomach every day for ten days. Each cycle gives you four or five years of telomere growth.
How do you convert a mouse model to a human model?
Martin says that the National Institute of Health states to take the mouse dosage per kilogram and divide it by 100 to equal the human model. Testing the amount of a dosage on a mouse versus a human is difficult to accurate get right.
What primary things in the body get destroyed if you have an addiction?
NAD levels are the primary things that get destroyed during addiction. Martin states that it’s basically like Vitamin B3. It is already in your body and is a coenzyme. Your body consumes or can degenerate it if you consume a lot of alcohol or opioids. It is beneficial to get rid of cravings and rebuilds mitochondrial functions.
What happened when Martin did five NAD IVs in five days?
There is no test for the before and after levels, but he noticed that things changed quickly for him. He found that his executive function and long-term memory increased. He noticed a lot of cognitive improvements afterwards.
What is Bulletproof Labs?
It is a bio-hacking facility. It’s a place where you can go and experience bio-hacking technologies that offer different shortcuts, such as brain shortcuts, exercise shortcuts, immune system functions, and supplementations. It is set up as a personal trainer model. There is only one location, and it’s in Santa Monica, CA.
What are the three categories of people that go to Bulletproof Labs?
The first category is the people who have a type of chronic autoimmune, non-responsive disease. Basically, people who have not been well served by the current medical system, and want symptomatic relief and to try new therapies. Category one people tend to use the cryotherapy technologies.
The second category people are those who have had an injury and want to recover faster. People in category two include those who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. Most of these people recover within a few days from their injuries. The technologies used are post-electromagnetic fields, which reset the electrical charge in cells and increases circulation.
The third category is people who just want to perform better in life. These may include busy executives who want to deal with their stress better, or people who want to work out better. These people have a weight workout that replaces two hours of training so they can work just as well while the workout takes less time.
What kind of clinic will Bulletproof Labs be?
They will be a clinic where standardized procedures have been proven to work in populations, but are targeted toward specific things, such as V-cell procedures. They are looking to offer upgraded versions of current clinical procedures in a regenerative medical space.
What is an Oura Ring?
Martin is an investor of the Oura Ring company. The ring is an activity tracker and collects data in an easy and passive way. Martin can measure his heart rate variability and sleep quality, which helps him regulate and be aware of the things that he’s doing.
What happens when people make decisions on their life based on the data of their state?
When people live their lives being conscientious about their health and their health state, they will live happier lives, be injured less, and have less over training issues. Overall, it’s a better way to make decisions on what to do in their lives.
What is something that people should incorporate into their own lives?
Martin says that his morning routine includes meditation, journaling, and supplements that are based on his blood work. He encourages everyone to have a routine that works for them, and to start the day filled with gratitude or calmness because it has made his day more productive.
Martin Tobias is the CEO of Bulletproof Labs, the CEO of Upgrade Labs and the co-founder of People For Cause, Element 8 Angels, and MGT Investments. He’s served on the board of directors for Cloudmark and Tippr, and co-founded numerous startups, including Kashless, Imperium Renewables, and Loudeye Technologies. He was a partner at Ignition Partners, a venture capital firm in Seattle, and previously served as an executive at Microsoft. In addition to being an experienced technology executive, Martin is a health enthusiast and an advocate for people taking control of their own biology. Bulletproof Labs is a high-end health center with an emphasis on biohacking. Bulletproof Labs features the latest, cutting-edge workout equipment and experimental and emerging therapies, including cryotherapy, float tanks, and high-intensity interval training. In this episode, we answer questions on biohacking and discuss the latest trends in life extension. What are telomeres? Can you regrow your telomeres? What are NAD supplements? Could nicotine be part of a healthy diet? What is a vampire facial? About Martin bulletprooflabs.com Martin Tobias Twitter Martin's Personal Blog Show Links Palo Alto Longevity Prize 40 years of Zen Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds Epithalon peptide induces telomerase activity and telomere elongation in human somatic cells Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) NAD+ and sirtuins in aging and disease, Shin-ichiro Imai, Leonard P. Guarente BrainCheck Martin’s blog on NAD supplementation: DO THIS: Increase your NAD levels TRU NIAGEN Elysium Basis Bulletproof Labs' Body Hacks Bulletproof products Will a Nicotine Patch Make You Smarter? [Excerpt] Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Oura DO THIS: Morning Pages Hacks DAVID Delight Pro Muse
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