Behind The Scenes: Getting Down and Dirty in the Supplement Industry
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The World’s Greatest Formulator, Shawn Wells joins the show to shed light on the dark sides of the supplement industry. I ask Shawn to share his top tips on selecting supplements so you guys don't need to waste your money anymore. Shawn talks about his personal experience with things like chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr, fibromyalgia, depression, insomnia, obesity, and he talks openly about psychedelics.

Who is Shawn Wells? 

Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is a product formulator and expert in the fields of performance nutrition, longevity, fitness and supplementation. He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes.

On the road to being dubbed “The World’s Greatest Formulator”, Biohacktivitst, and Keto Authority, Shawn faced and overcame significant obstacles with his own health—weight issues, depression, autoimmune conditions (Epstein-Barr, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), two cervical discs replacements, and a pituitary adenoma, which is a type of brain tumor. They say everything happens for a reason, and in Shawn’s case, his health problems led him down a winding path that required him to find science-based solutions, and they sparked his personal passion for biohacking.


[4:40] 2020 - Blessing or Curse?

[11:01] The origin story of the world's greatest formulator 

[23:10] Homeostasis

[30:31] Misunderstandings about plant medicine and psychedelics

[44:05] Behind the scenes of the Supplements Industry

[53:03] Apple cider vinegar

[57:30] Formulating

[1:04:34] Nootropics and cognitive enhancers

[1:15:30] The ENERGY Formula


The ENERGY Formula by Shawn Wells



One of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency. 

It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Get yours at

Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).

KÄÄPÄ Health

KAPPA Health produces some of the best mushrooms on this planet, which can be applied in your supplement regimen every single day. I encourage everyone to try Mai Take, Shitake, Turkeytail, or cordyceps which I mix with cacao every morning to get me fired up fast. The co-founder of KÄÄPÄ Health, Eric Puro came on this show and talked about the medicinal and performance benefits of mushrooms and how these fungi help both improve the health of humans and ecosystems.


If you want to give these mushrooms a try, head over to and use the code BOOMER for a 10% discount on your order. 

Continue Your High Performance Journey with Shawn Wells









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