Here are the key takeaways, summary, and notes from the podcast between Joe Rogan and Dr. Rhonda Patrick. This primary focus of this episode is on the immune system and COVID19.
- We should take more Vitamin D during these times when we are indoors more often, as it is a key driver of immunity.
- Take intravenous Vitamin C if possible, as you will need a big dose when taking it orally.
- Zinc and Quercetin is an effective combination for stimulating antiviral activity.
- Get as much sleep as possible, as it is critical to our immune system.
For more details, see the post on Rhonda Patrick’s supplement list.
Watching people discuss and argue about which supplement is better and why, and how much each person should take, is both frustrating and increasingly common thanks to the wealth of information online.
In light of not knowing who is right or who is wrong, something which gets more complicated the more you know, I tend to pick a set of influential figures in the space, and try to apply some of their logic and selection process to my own life wherever it may apply.
For me, one of those people is Rhonda Patrick. There is much to admire about her, but what I like is the reasoning behind the selections and also that they change with the times.
For example, just recently she increased her Vitamin D intake thanks to new research and the current COVID pandemic.
Rhonda’s supplement list is a fascinating look at what someone who has access to cutting-edge information and research takes on a regular basis.
For the record, I take very few supplements, but I use selections like these to figure out what I want to take, why, and how much. Since Rhonda and others like her provide additional information, I can also do a deep-dive if I need clarification.