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The Weekly Roundup: Your Go-To Guide For Everything You May Have Missed This Week & More! 6/21-6/27

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Welcome to Ben Greenfield’s Weekly Roundup!

In this weekly post, I share with you my most interesting discoveries of the week, including 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 opportunities to learn, giveaways, discounts, and more!

New Discoveries

Mass Spectrometry Revelations From (Last Week’s Guest) Ben Katz Help *Halt* ZYN Nicotine Pouch Sales

Last week, tobacco giant Philip Morris announced it was halting online sales of its wildly popular nicotine pouches, ZYN (131.6 million cans were shipped to the U.S. during Q1 of 2024).

Recently, the Wall Street Journal joined forces with my guest on the podcast last Thursday, mass spectrometrist Ben Katz, to expose what’s *really* in ZYN’s nicotine pouches (I highly recommend checking out his fascinating Instagram and YouTube channels, where he analyzes all types of products).

Mass spectrometry is an analytical tool useful for identifying and analyzing chemical compounds by measuring the mass-to-charge ratio (m/z) of one or more molecules present in a sample. These measurements can be used to calculate the exact molecular weight of the sample components as well, thus exposing information that might not be represented on a product’s label.

In his feature with the Wall Street Journal (you can watch the video that he appears in here or check out the full article here), Ben found that nicotine is the only tobacco-related alkaloid in ZYN, along with cellulose (wood pulp), artificial sweeteners, and flavorings. The problem is that the synthetic cooling agents in ZYN, while not explicitly advertised as flavors, also contribute to taste perception and may therefore be affected by the ban on flavoring agents (you can read more about this issue here).

But despite them being healthier than vape pens, which I discussed in my podcast with Ben, the issue with flavored tobacco products, including flavored nicotine pouches like those offered by ZYN, lies in their appeal to young people and the potential health risks associated with their use. Flavors can make these products more attractive and palatable, especially to young users, potentially leading to increased use. Concerns also arise regarding the impact of these products on public health, particularly in terms of addiction and long-term health outcomes.

Washington D.C. banned flavored tobacco products, including flavored synthetic nicotine products, in 2022 to address these concerns. The aim is to reduce the use of nicotine and tobacco products, especially among teens, to prevent the potential gateway effect to traditional tobacco use and mitigate associated health risks.

After the Wall Street Journal’s exposé with Ben was published, and as media attention on ZYN’s products continued to intensify, Washington D.C. delivered a subpoena to Philip Morris related to the company’s refusal to comply with the 2022 ban. This resulted in the company’s announcement to halt online sales of the product.

You can catch Ben’s reaction video to the news here!

Also, the podcast we released together last week is extremely interesting and insightful — I had Ben analyze two of the products I get asked about the most: Feel Free, a bottled blend of kratom and kava (video here), and Lucy nicotine gum (video here).

And, if you haven’t given the show with Ben a listen yet, you can catch it here. 

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Introducing Our Newest Addition: Your Personalized Genetic Report!

I recently received a comprehensive 30-page report from 3×4 Genetics, detailing my personalized genetic responses to various factors like salt intake, powerlifting, and more. This insightful “Personal Genetic Story of Ben Greenfield” (see it for yourself in this video) sheds light on how my mood, behaviors, glucose and cholesterol levels, workout outcomes, and other factors are influenced by my genetics. It also provided valuable recommendations on adjusting my habits based on my unique genetic makeup.

Exciting news! We’re now offering this precise type of lab testing report in my Ben Greenfield Life Coaching program. If you’re curious about understanding how your genetics impact your optimal diet, exercise regimen, and other lifestyle aspects, this report could be as beneficial for you as it was for me.

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Get ready to expand your cooking skills with dishes ranging from Carrot Cake Blender Waffles to Sous Vide Blueberry Brisket. You’ll not only master techniques like sous vide and air frying but also discover the science of clean eating and the restorative power of food. Get ready to unleash a world of flavor and innovation in your cooking!

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Podcasts I Recorded This Week: 

Reduce Hunger By 30%, Cravings By 40% & Calorie Intake By 18% WITHOUT Ozempic? The New, Natural Extract That *Crushes* Appetite, With Dr. Edward Walker

This episode was brought to you by BioStack Labs, Kineon, Organifi Happy Drops, Mito Red Light (code BGLIFE), and Power Plate.

This episode was brought to you by Our Place (code BEN), BIOptimizers Mushroom Breakthrough (code BEN10), Kreatures of Habit (code BGL20), JoyMode (code GREENFIELD), and Lagoon (code BEN).

The Latest Content I Was Featured On This Week:

The Telegraph: “How to get a body like ‘biohacker’ Ben for £1,000

The Cost of Famous Biohacking Influencers’ Routines

Ben Greenfield’s VIP Text Club: To receive exclusive texts from Ben Greenfield, text the word “FITNESS” to 411247 (within the U.S. only).

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Disrupt 2024, The Future of Healthcare — Nashville, TN: Oct. 3-6, 2024

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Kion Product of the Week: Kion Medium Roast Coffee

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Cheers,

Ben

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