In this episode, James Newbury and Matt Legge are joined by William Warren Davey of Primabolics, an Australian brand dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date formulations for athletic performance.
The gentlemen discuss the power of the herb Tongkat Ali and phytocomplex Shilajit in improving stress hormone regulation, accelerating athletic performance, and reducing the negative impact of chronic stress.
The discussion further highlights the power of lifestyle in modulating chronic stress, while offering a holistic template for supplementation that acknowledges the necessity of proper nutrition, training, and daily habits.
James Newbury: James Newbury is world-class athlete and entrepreneur. James’ extensive experience as a 4X Crossfit Games Athlete, former semi professional rugby player for the Queensland and Sydney Rugby Leagues, and life-long fitness enthusiast have brought him here to lead a plant-based revolution in the field of health and performance… as the founder of Phyba!
Matt Legge: Matt Legge is a world-class naturopath and formulation expert. He brings more than 20 years of clinical experience as a Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, and nutritional medicine and food therapist to his work with Phyba. Matt has served as the Director of Innovation for ATP Science, responsible for developing new product formulations, new ingredients and further advancing the science and education behind natural health and wellness systems. He is also an expert in performance management for elite athletes and everyday athletes.
William Warren Davey: William Warren Davey is a self-confessed supplement fanatic, amateur bodybuilder, and exceptionally well-versed businessman who founded the Australian performance brand, Primabolics, in 2017. Primabolics is dedicated to providing quality, up-to-date formulations for amateur and professional athletes alike, driven by William’s love for the power of the human body and scientifically-driven interventions for optimal performance.
Key Definitions:Tongkat Ali:
Tongkat Ali is an herbal remedy that has been a part of traditional Southeast Asian medicine for centuries. It’s often used to treat a variety of ailments, including fevers, erectile dysfunction, and bacterial infections. Studies suggest that tongkat ali may boost male fertility, relieve stress, and improve body composition.
Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera):
Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Ashwaghanda helps the body respond to stress in a more resilient manner by reducing cortisol. The herb has also been shown to improve recovery, cognition, and endurance.
Reishi mushrooms are among several medicinal mushrooms that have been used for hundreds of years, mainly in Asian countries, for treatment of infections. Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue.
Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin is a protein in your blood that binds certain hormones. It’s produced in the liver and—in smaller amounts—in the testes. The job of this protein is to control the amount of certain other hormones in your blood and determine which tissues these hormones can access.
The HPA axis is a major neuroendocrine system that controls reactions to stress and regulates many body processes, including digestion, immune responses, mood and emotions, sexual activity, and energy storage and expenditure.