In this episode, the boys sit down with world-renowned biohacker Lucas Auon, the founder of Ergogenics Health and Boost Your Biology, to talk all things fat loss and supplementation.
Lucas introduces the episode with an in-depth discussion of the most potent form of creatine, creegatine, which saturates musculoskeetal in greater concentration than traditional creatine monohydrate.
He furthers the discussion with the exploration of paraxanthine, caffeine’s primary metabolite, as well as theobromine and theophylline, vasoactive molecules that contribute to performance.
Matt Legge follows up with a lovely explanation of the power of schisandra berry, such as its ability to metabolic detoxification and energy production, while Lucas illuminates the impact of astragalus on spleen function and upright chi.
The gents go on to describe numerous additional nutrients that offer powerful physiological stimuli and positive effects on weight loss, so be sure to dive fully into this episode to learn more.
To learn more about Lucas’ educational platforms and coaching practice, check out the links here:
0:00 to 1:00: Podcast Intro
1:00 to 8:00: Creegatine, GAA, Skeletal Tissue, Methylation Co-Factors
8:00 to 10:35: Creegatine on Muscle Function, Creegatine on Cognition
10:35 to 15:50: Paraxanthine, Theobromine, Theophylline
15:50 to 21:30: Schisandra, Astragalus
21:30 to 26:00: Citrulline, Arginine, Ammonia
26:00 to 32:00: Akkermansia, Gut Barrier Integrity, Pomegranate, Cordyceps
32:00 to 35:00: Artichoke Extract, Liver Function
35:00 to 40:37: Carnitine, Fat Loss, Southern Ginseng
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.
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!
Lucas Auon: Lucas Auon is an expert supplement formulator and the founder of Ergogenic Health and Boost Your Biology, two platforms dedicated to performance enhancement through scientifically-driven health interventions, supplementation education, and personalized coaching.
From a very young age, he became interested in the effects of certain foods and herbs on his own physiological and psychological performance. When he was playing soccer, he found myself monitoring his performance very closely and discovered that some supplements were having a drastic effect on his reaction times, decision making and ability to the "read" the play. This then sparked a passion to spend copious amounts of his "spare time" to research various ergogenic aids.
During that time, he decided to take a halt on his soccer career, and study Exercise Science/Business Administration at Australian Catholic University. Whilst he only completed 1.5 years of this course, despite absolutely excelling at it, he was constantly reading scientific journals and understanding more and more about the basic physiology of enhancing the body as a whole. This naturally lead him to study Naturopathy at Southern School of Natural Therapies in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Through relentless experimentation and research, he has optimised his baseline to be consistently performing at a solid level. Having had the privilege to work under Anthony Diclementi, he was fortunate enough to gain greater insight into various methods to enhance wellness.
Lucas has hosted over 100 episodes of his podcast, the Boost Your Biology podcast, is the youngest guest ever featured on the Ben Greenfield podcast, and has worked with some of the worlds highest achievers.
Guanidinoacetic Acid is the precursor to creatine.
Methylation is a chemical modification of DNA and other molecules that may be retained as cells divide to make more cells. When found in DNA, methylation can alter gene expression.
Paraxanthine is a natural dietary ingredient and the main metabolite of caffeine in humans. Compared to caffeine, paraxanthine exhibits lower toxicity, lesser anxiogenic properties, stronger locomotor activating effects, greater wake promoting properties, and stronger dopaminergic effects.
A bitter, volatile compound obtained from cacao seeds that has been shown to positively affect cardiovascular function, sex drive, mood, and cognition.
Schisandra berry is the fruit of a plant native to northern china, which has been shown to balance hormones by improving our ability to deal with stresses—both physical and psychological. Studies have shown Schisandra to be protective of the heart, cognitive function and psychiatric disorders. Its high concentration of antioxidants helps fight free radical damage and lower inflammatory response.
Astragalus is an herbal supplement used to protect and support the immune system, preventing colds and upper respiratory infections, lowering blood pressure, treating diabetes, and protecting the liver.
Citrulline is one of the three dietary amino acids in the urea cycle (the other two are L-arginine and L-ornithine). Citrulline has been shown to support the ammonia recycling process and muscle tissue perfusion / vasodilation during exercise.
L-arginine is an amino acid that helps the body build protein. Your body usually makes all the L-arginine it needs. L-arginine is also found in most protein-rich foods, including fish, red meat, poultry, soy, whole grains, beans and dairy products.
Ammonia is a waste product that's normally processed in your liver and removed through your urine. Sometimes, ammonia can build up in your blood, which can be very dangerous.
Akkermansia muciniphila is a Gram-negative anaerobic mucus-layer-degrading bacterium that colonizes the intestinal mucosa of humans and rodents. Metagenomic data have shown an inverse correlation between the abundance of A. muciniphila and diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), obesity, and diabetes.
Cordyceps is a species of fungus whose biological activities of are anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, immunomodulatory, antimicrobials, immunosuppressive, hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, neuroprotective, and fertility enhancer.
Carnitine plays a role in transporting long-chain fatty acids in the myocardial mitochondria, where they are metabolized via oxidation for energy.
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum) is a plant that grows wild in many parts of Asia. It's sometimes called Southern Ginseng or Miracle Plant.
At Phyba, we're on a mission to help people achieve peak performance and optimal results through the power of plants. We're dedicated to providing pure, high-quality supplements made from real-food, plant-based ingredients, without harmful additives or artificial fillers. We believe that by harnessing the power of plants, we can unlock human potential and help individuals achieve their goals naturally. Our goal is to inspire and educate individuals on the benefits of a holistic lifestyle that prioritises self-care, nourishment, and sustainability.