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Mar 24, 2018


In the podcast episode “Shattering World Swim Records On 25-Piece Fried Chicken Buckets, Climbing Mountains While Eating Defatted, Vegan, Grass-Fed, Argentinian Liver Anhydrate & Much More” I interviewed athlete, mountain climber, former collegiate and Olympic trials qualifying competitive swimmer and supplement designer Craig Dinkel about a special blood oxygenating formula called “Biotropic”.

After that interview, I received an onslaught of questions about everything from grass fed liver anhydrate to cordyceps senesis to hidden benefits of beetroots, the detoxification properties of algae, whether it's really true you can get all the benefits of blood doping without actually blood doping and more. So Craig came back in the podcast "How To Legally Dope Your Blood (Without Actually Taking Illegal Drugs).", and in that podcast, we took a deep dive into the unique blood building formulation Craig has designed. Then Craig returned for a third time to delve into a new supplement formulation he designed called "Oxcia" and to also talk about recovery for aging athletes, cross-body patterning, a form of high intensity interval training called "HIIQT" and much more. Now Craig is back for a fourth time for a nitty-gritty, deep dive into the physiology, biochemistry and science behind his unique formulations.

During our discussion, you'll discover:

-Why Ben "triple-dosed" with Biotropic AFA when he came down with the flu...[7:25]

-How Craig began experimenting with supplements in highschool and became a supplement knowledge powerhouse while qualifying for the Olympic Trials in swimming...[12:40]

-The brutal swim workouts Craig and Ben experienced as swimmers and water polo players...[19:05]

-How chlorella enhances ATP production in the absence of actual calories...[23:50]

-A fringe compound that increases endurance by over 750%...[27:00]

-How beetroot works to not only vasodilate arteries, but also to quell excess free radicals...[29:40]

-The amazing echinacea + sauna training hack for building new red blood cells...[44:50] -

The equally amazing chlorella + grounding/earthing slack for cleaning up the body during sleep...[54:25]

-The hidden ingredient in watermelon that vasodilates blood and works better than the supplement arginine...[59:56]

-How a component found in apples can repair muscles that have been crushed...[65:50]

-And much more!  

Resources from this episode: -BioTropic supplements (use code BEN30 for 30% on all three bottles or you can use code BEN for 20% discount on any single bottle) -Study: The Use of Echinacea to Improve Oxygen Transport Capacity -Terry Schroeder -Phenylethylamine -Sayer Ji study on chlorella boosting ATP in absence of calories

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