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MetFlex and Chill

Sep 24, 2021

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Listeners can find Shawn Wells at his website, and on Instagram @shawnwells 

Shawn Wells is one of the world’s leading nutritional biochemists and experts on health optimization. He has formulated over 500 supplements, food, beverages, and cosmeceuticals and patented 10 novel ingredients. Formerly a Chief Clinical Dietitian with over a decade of clinical experience, he has counseled thousands of people on innovative health solutions. He has also personally overcome various health issues including Epstein-Barr Virus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and a pituitary tumor.

As a world-renowned thought-leader on mitochondrial health, his insights have been prominently featured in documentaries, podcasts, and on morning television. His expertise can help any health-conscious individual to better manage stress and experience greater resilience and more energy through utilizing his practical research-backed solutions.

His book, "The ENERGY Formula" has been recognized by both USA Today and Forbes as well as an Amazon best-seller in multiple categories.

In this episode, Shawn and I chat all about his new book “The Energy Formula” and discuss Shawn’s top three supplements for sleep, stress, and exercise. Shawn gives his tips on how to find quality supplements in a saturated market and why he considers sodium to be one of the most underrated, yet powerful tools for performance. 

Top Takeaways:

  • Three factors to take into consideration when buying a quality supplement 
  • Two supplements that pair well with melatonin 
  • One of the most underrated pre-workout supplements
  • Benefits to taking Dihydroberberine

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Rachel gives a brief introduction of guest Shawn Wells @shawnwells
  • [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Shawn Wells 
  • [2:30] Shawn dives into his background as a nutritional biochemist
  • [4:00] The Energy Formula
  • [4:00] Question: What would you recommend people look for when seeking out a quality supplement?
  • [4:30] Check out to listen to the first couple of chapters for free!
  • [10:30] What are proprietary blends in supplements?
  • [13:00] , 
  • [19:00] Question: What are your thoughts on melatonin and would you recommend it as a sleep aid?
  • [28:00] Can you test your melatonin levels?
  • [32:00] If you’re curious about supplements and dosages, check out for more info!
  • [33:30] Question: Are there any stress-reducing supplements that you take or recommend?
  • [35:00] Hormetic Stress: benefits and when it can be too much
  • [38:00] Question: Can you talk about the importance of finding the sweet spot between performance vs. recovery?
  • [45:00] Question: Do you recommend any pre-workout and post-workout supplements?
  • [45:00] Theacrine and Dynamin
  • [53:00] Question: Are there any post-workout supplements you stand by?
  • [53:30] Dr. Rob Wildman PhD, RD, FISSN 
  • [1:02:00] Question: What are your top three immune health supplements?
  • [1:02:00] Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC)
  • [1:03:30] Lysine
  • [1:10:00] Question: What about elderberry?
  • [1:11:30] Dihydroberberine
  • [1:12:30] If you want to check out more from Shawn Wells you can find him at his website, and on Instagram @shawnwells and his book The Energy Formula is available on his website or amazon
  • [1:14:00] Episode 43: All Things PROTEIN with Shawn Wells, Episode 33: Top 5 Supplements Everyone Should Consider with Shawn Wells
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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).