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Ben Greenfield's discoveries, from the latest news on the fronts of fitness, nutrition, health, wellness, biohacking, and anti-aging research. I also recap my upcoming events and special announcements so you can keep up with giveaways, discounts, and more!
New Anti-Aging Hack For Your Face & Hair
You’ve probably heard of peptides before. But TOPICAL peptides aren’t discussed too much. Turns out applying natural peptides to your skin topically may increase your body’s natural production of collagen peptides for your skin. While you can’t really smear bone broth on your face (collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin), peptides are small enough to penetrate the skin, and when applied topically, they signal the skin to repair itself. So I’ve started experimenting with one really potent one: GHK-Cu, which is a copper peptide. Check out the video below.
Copper is something that exists naturally within our bodies, and there’s a direct correlation between copper peptides and many degenerative diseases. Studies show copper peptides not only promote collagen and elastin production but also promote the production of glycosaminoglycans, a very hard to pronounce word for the family of carbohydrates that maintain and support collagen and elastin. Copper peptides are small, naturally occurring protein fragments with high affinity for copper ions, which are critical for various bodily functions. In the case of GHK-Cu, it is a complex between the tripeptide glycl-L-histidyl-L-lysine and copper.
This peptide was first identified in human plasma but is known to be found in multiple locations of the body (ex. urine, saliva). The molecule itself is very safe and no issues have ever arisen during its use as a skin cosmetic or in human wound healing studies. GHK-CU concentration in human plasma is ~200 ng/mL at age 20 but declines to 80 ng/mL by age 60, and this decline in the GHK-level coincides with the noticeable decrease in regenerative capacity. As a result, there is a considerable increase in inflammation, decreased ability of your body to regenerate from wear and tear, and tissue destruction within the body.
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My Morning Routine, Simplified. Someone recently asked me for my morning routine. Here is it, in a very basic but quick nutshell. I hope you find it helpful, and feel free to leave your questions or your own morning routine in comments! 1. Wake and complete gratitude journal while laying in bed. Do not take phone out of airplane mode. 2. After journaling, go to kitchen and drink 30 ounces of water from a glass mason jar. Into water, place two packets or vials of Quinton hypertonic minerals OR a teaspoon of good salt, along with 1 teaspoon baking soda and 2 hydrogen tablets. 3. Drink, then proceed outdoors into sunshine in bare feet wearing as little as possible. Complete 10-15 minutes of stretching (I linked to my routine at in my bio and at bengreenfieldfitness.com/morningworkout), foam rolling and deep tissue work, specifically focusing on anything that feels tight or painful. During this time, feel free to listen to encouraging, spiritually enhancing music, or an audiobook or podcast, but continue to keep phone in airplane mode. 4. Upon finishing stretching and breathwork, use restroom, then, if time permits, proceed to 20-30 minute sunshine walk or sauna (hot) and ice (cold) therapy (otherwise can save hot and cold for later in day). There it is! Simple, but effective. What’s YOUR morning routine?
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