Photo Courtesy Melanie Applegate. Wellness The local real estate developer says he does it all in the name of health.
While working in finance in New York City, Ari Rastegar had a raucous lifestyle filled with late nights, steak dinners, and heavy drinking. Consequently, his health and marriage suffered. Motivated to clean up his life after the birth of his first child in 2012, he enlisted the help of a doctor, who tested his blood and gave him a bespoke regimen of up to 150 vitamins and supplements a day. Now 37, the biohacker (a person who uses science and technology to make their body function more efficiently) has a diet mostly free of gluten, sugar, and dairy, and regularly climbs into hyperbaric chambers and infrared light beds. Though he spends $1,500 a month on vitamins, Rastegar says they pay for themselves by boosting his productivity. Here’s a breakdown of his daily pill regimen: Morning/Daytime
MARINE FISH OIL: Marine Fish Oil is a concentrated product supplying 50% EPA/DHA content and is a very affordable option for daily omega-3 supplementation. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can improve cardiovascular health and lower triglycerides, as well as possibly increase dopamine production and reduce the risk for depression.
MD ULTRA-MULTIVITAMIN: Contains 48 vitamins, minerals, and nutraceuticals that help slow cellular aging, support a healthy lifespan, promote energy production, provide nutrients lost during stress, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
VITAMIN D3: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Vitamin D3 is used as a dietary supplement in people who do not get enough vitamin D in their diets to maintain adequate health.
ERGO KIDNEY HEALTH : Developed after years of research by medical doctors, Ergo4health™ Kidney contains all-natural L-ergothioneine (Ergo) and Vitamin D2 and is clinically tested and proven to help support and maintain healthy kidney function. The primary ingredient, Ergothioneine, is a master antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative stress.
HOMOCYSTEINE CAPSULE: Used to help growth and good health. It is used to treat or prevent low vitamin B6 and B12.
ADRENAL SUPPORT CAP: Supports healthy functioning of the adrenal glands to allow for adequate quantities of hormones, primarily cortisol
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID 100MG CAP: Used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid seems to work as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury.
ANASTROZOLE 1MG TAB: Anastrozole tablets work by cutting down the amount of estrogen produced by the body.
ANTIOXIDANT FORMULA: Antioxidant supplements prevent the damage caused by free radicals to the body’s cells, thereby promoting longevity and warding off disease.
BERBERINE 500MG CAP: Preliminary studies show that berberine may have benefits against depression, cancer, infections, fatty liver and heart failure. It also has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
BIOTAGEN CAP: BiotaGen ® is recommended to nutritionally support optimal gastrointestinal function, promote populations of healthful colonic bacteria, and enhance gastrointestinal and systemic immune function.
CERAMIDES LIPOWHEAT CAP: Plant-sourced ceramides such as Lipowheat, can help hold skin together by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss and protects against visible damage from pollution and other environmental stressors.
COENZYME Q10 100MG CAP: CoQ10 has been shown to help improve heart health and blood sugar regulation, assist in the prevention and treatment of cancer and reduce the frequency of migraines. It could also reduce the oxidative damage that leads to muscle fatigue, skin damage and brain and lung diseases.
DHEA 25MG CAP: DHEA is believed to slow up the aging process, improve sports performance, enhance libido, promote weight loss, and bolster the immune system. In addition, DHEA supplements are frequently marketed as testosterone-boosting agents and used for such purposes as increasing muscle mass and reducing fat mass.
IODORAL 12.5MG TAB: Iodoral offers energizing and nourishing support for the thyroid.
KREALKALYN PRO 900MG CAP: Buffered creatine monohydrate that helps with gaining strength, building muscle and enhancing athletic performance.
L-METHYLFOLATE 1MG TAB: A folic acid supplement that is used to support the formation of healthy cells, especially red blood cells. They are used to treat or prevent low folate levels, which can lead to certain types of anemia.
OSTEO PLUS TAB: A dietary supplement that promotes joint comfort and improves their functioning.
PAN-OX-5 (DIGESTIVE ENZYME) TAB: A comprehensive dietary enzyme supplement that is specially formulated for complete digestive support for the entire gastrointestinal system.
PHOSPHATIDYLSERINE 100MG CAP: Phosphatidylserine supplements are believed to preserve memory, promote healthy sleep, improve mood, and enhance exercise performance.
PREGNENOLONE 100MG CAP #100: Pregnenolone is used for fatigue and increasing energy; Alzheimer’s disease and enhancing memory; trauma and injuries; as well as stress and improving immunity.
PYRIDOXAL-5-PHOSPHATE CAP #100: P5P plays an important role in various functions in the body such as metabolism at the cellular level, muscle growth and repair, mood regulation, sleep regulation, and other executive functions.
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 200MG/ML INJ: Testosterone cypionate is used to treat symptoms of hypogonadism in males. In this condition, males don’t produce enough of the sex hormone testosterone.
THER-BIOTIC COMPLETE CAP: Unique combination of colonizing and transient strains providing broad coverage to support a healthy balance of microflora across the entire gastrointestinal tract. VITAMIN K2 50MCG CAP: Vitamin K activates proteins that play a role in blood clotting, calcium metabolism and heart health. One of its most important functions is to regulate calcium deposition. NUTRAFOL HAIR: Nutrafol has been shown to increase growth rate and thickness. SHROOM TECH: Energy and Endurance: Taken before workout to boost energy. TERRAFLORA Broad Spectrum Synbiotic: Formulated with a combination of spore form probiotics, and ancient food-based prebiotics, for robust support of gastrointestinal and immune health. Terraflora’s advanced formula of beneficial probiotic strains and prebiotic fibers are designed to support the gut biodiversity reflected in our ancestral diets. LITHIA WORKS Lithia Basic: A nutritional bioavailable supplement designed to support healthy aging, mood, behavior, and memory, and resist the effects of stress, by combining extremely low doses of bioavailable lithium with […]