Could This Molecule Be The Next Darling Of The Anti-Aging Industry? A Fascinating Geranylgeraniol (GG) Discussion With Dr. Barrie Tan.
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About two years ago, I had a fascinating podcast discussion with Dr. Barrie Tan, titled "Why Your Vitamin E Supplement Could Be Harming You (& The “One Plant Wonder” Alternative That Could Be The Single Most Powerful Molecule If You’re Stranded On A Desert Island)".
During that discussion, Barrie briefly alluded to a special molecule he was deep in the throes of researching, a molecule that he was convinced could be one of the greatest new compounds that humankind has ever discovered for full-body health. Your body makes this thing on it's own, but your levels drop significantly with age, and thus there are remarkable longevity benefits as well as benefits for muscle protein synthesis, testosterone and hormone regulation, CoQ10 synthesis, and overall structural support for the body, along with reduction in the risk of age-related physical decline.
The name of this molecule is geranylgeraniol, also known as "GG", and could very well be the next supplement Barrie would take to a desert island. After interviewing him, I'm certainly convinced it has great promise and I now plan to start taking it to assess results for myself.
Dr. Barrie Tan is a research scientist with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry. For the last 35 years, Barrie has immersed himself in the world of Vitamin E (particularly from annatto) and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts credited with discovering a molecule called “tocotrienol” from three major natural sources. That was the topic of our last podcast, which is very much worth a listen, as the molecules we discuss in that show pair with GG like, well, turkey and cranberries.During our discussion, you'll discover: -The one supplement you should have if stuck on a desert island (Intro w/ Jonathan Lizotte)... -Why we need to care about this if our bodies make their own GG... -Specific Functions of GG... -How the endocrine system relates to GG... -Bone Health, Vitamin K and GG... -Forthcoming clinical studies of GG on humans... -Supplements you can stack with GG... -Edible and non-edible plants which contain GG... -Dr. Tan's personal diet and exercise habits... -And much more! Episode sponsors:
-KionDo you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Dr. Barrie Tan, Jonathan Lizotte or me? Leave your comments at https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/gg and one of us will reply!