American stand-up comedian Joe Rogan wears multiple caps with his sheer versatility be it as a host, mixed martial arts commentator or fitness aficionado. Even though he has crossed over the age threshold of fifty years, he can definitely give his younger peers a run for their money with his bulging muscles and six pack abs.
The diet, supplement routine and workout regime followed by Joe Rogan serves as the holy grail for fitness enthusiasts around the globe. Years of experience and constant experiments have helped Joe in striking gold in terms of optimal health stats. One of the best thing about Joe Rogan is that he is always on the lookout for substances which can enhance his performance. Be it hulking down vegetable smoothies, devouring elk milk or injecting testosterone, he is open to a myriad of options without having a second thought.
With a series of misinformation surrounding the supplements taken by Joe Rogan, it becomes pretty tasking to keep a tab on the same. Today, we shall clear up the confusion by taking a look at Joe’s podcast wherein he interviewed numerous health and nutrition experts. Such exposure helped him in building a penultimate supplement stack. So, let’s get started and browse through his fitness credentials.
Core Vitamins & Minerals
The plethora of supplements taken by Joe is evident from his YouTube clips. However, he has toned down presently and likes keeping things simple.
Joe’s morning routine starts by popping insane amounts of vitamin into his system. This is why he swears by Pure Encapsulations Athletic Pure Pack which comes with 9 different pills for providing a versatile solution to his vitamin requirements.
Even you can bid adieu to an overflowing pillbox by replacing multiple bottles with this combined solution which comes in one packet. Designed especially for athletes, this vitamin pack comprises of
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
- 1 capsule of EPA/DHA Omega-3s
- 1 capsule of L-Glutamine supplying muscles with amino acid
- 3 capsules of Vitamins & Minerals
- 2 capsules of Creatine (Kre-Alkalyn) for strength
- 1 capsule of Coenzyme Q10 for joints
The Athletic Pure Pack can serve as your one-stop shop to suffice all your supplement requirements. Whether you are travelling during vacation or simply visiting a friend’s house for the soccer finale, this pack can be easily thrown inside your duffle bag for catering to your micronutrient needs.
Joe first confirmed about this multivitamin pack in 2013 via an Instagram post. He was again seen talking about the benefits of Athletic Pure Pack in his 2016 podcast episode #802 with Tom Papa.
Stand-up comedy and UFC commitments make Joe travel around a lot which also explains his choice of this multivitamin supplement. He opts for the handy little packets of Athletic Pure Pack to fill up his mineral, vitamin and fish oil meter. It surely serves as a time saver as our super-talented Joe doesn’t have to allocate his daily ration by opening ‘n’ number of vitamin tubs.
Joe had clearly lined out the benefit of Vitamin D for the proper functioning of our body. However, it might shock you to know that 42% of Americans suffers from acute Vitamin D deficiency. According to Joe, a normal person requires 4,000iu of Vitamin D3 on a daily basis and this can be tapped in either from direct sunlight or some specified foods. The operations of Vitamin D3 are similar to that of a hormone and this is why Joe prescribes Solgar’s D3 5,000 IU for hiking up your testosterone level.
However, Joe’s recommendation ages way back to 2011 and we are sure that he has made changes to his Vitamin D3 intake since then. Dr. Rhonda Patrick who can often be seen in Joe’s podcast suggests that 4,000
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Omega-3 Fish Oil
Joe can often be seen talking about the importance of proper nutrition which makes us realise his utter belief in omega-3 fish oils. He revealed that omega fish oils are “super, super important for brain function” in a podcast with Tom Papa. Joe even feels that fish oils serve as a better source of Omega-3s compared to hemp or flax-seed oil.
In 2013, Joe released a YouTube video giving his fans a tour of his supplement cabinet. He mentioned taking Carlson’s Super Omega-3 fish oil in liquid form in that podcast apart from an Instagram post released in the same year. He revealed his omega-3s dosage to be 3 tablespoons daily during the podcast with Rhonda Patrick.
However, you can also take your pick from the two different options of fish derived capsules (suitable for pescetarians) and beef gelatine capsules. A 2-capsule serving comprises of 1,200 mg omega-3s containing 400 mg DHA and 600 mg EPA.
Joe has lately started advocating krill oil given its bioavailability as a rich source of DHA. Dr. Rhonda Patrick also shared similar thoughts during her recent podcast with Joe where she revealed the importance of consuming both Fish Oil and Krill Oil for imbibing both their benefits in accentuating brain function. They went on to recommend the Antartic Krill Oil.
Joint and Bone Support
Joe had trained hard as a taekwondo fighter since a very young age for competing on the national level. Now that he has achieved his goal, he still keeps on training hard which in turn leads to wear and tear of joints. This is why Joe uses 365 glucosamine & chondroitin for maintaining the fluidity in his joints and body flexibility while accentuating the cartilage building process.
A post on MMA Underground revealed that Joe notices adverse changes whenever he stops taking these supplements. Although he was seen recommending 365 Glucosamine Chondroitin & MSM supplement in his cupboard video, Joe revealed his preference for Onnit Strong Bone & Joint in his latest Instagram post.
Dietary & Athletic Supplements
During a discussion with Aubrey Marcus, Joe mentioned that he has experimented with various forms of protein powder and in most of the cases he ended up feeling bloated. Whey protein is infamous for tagging along digestive disorders which is why Rogan shifted base to hemp protein. He tweeted about his usage of Onnit Hemp FORCE Active Plant-Based Protein in 2014 and advocated about the same in the following podcast. Hemp protein has helped him in getting over stomach troubles and bloating.
Joe also mentioned that he likes mixing up the Onnit Hemp FORCE Active Plant-Based Protein with Earth Grown Nutrients and Hemp FORCE for better results. The plant-based Hemp protein is loaded with 20 different types of amino acids consisting of 2 semi-essential and 9 essential amino acids required for the proper functioning of a human body. Hemp FORCE comprises of 16 grams of protein derived from peas, organic hemp including organic brown rice. Legendary superfood – Maca also serves as an important constituent of the Hemp FORCE apart from essential fatty acids.
Joe usually resorts to four pills of Shroom Tech Sport prior to his workout sessions. He mentioned about the same in an Instagram post as well as his podcast. Shroom Tech Sport comprises of adaptogens, cordyceps sinensis mushroom, methyl B-12 and antioxidants which paves the path for cleaner energy in stark contrast to a totally stimulant-based pre-workout. Shroom Tech Sport ingredients lead to the production of ATP which leads to energy production at cellular level while accentuating the level of oxygen utilization.
A 12-week clinical trial was conducted over college-aged men of Florida State University. They were asked to consume Shroom Tech Sport which hiked up their cardio performance by 8.8% and bench press reps by 12% when compared to a placebo.
These supplements are rich in green tea extract which as we all know contains caffeine. Manufacturers thus get to cheekily add caffeine to a product without declaring about the same up front on the packaging.
Spirulina and Chlorella by Onnit are blue-green algae growing naturally in lakes and ponds. Spirulina formed an important part of Aztec food source until 16th century. A soldier belonging to the Spanish conquistador Cortés penned down facts about the harvesting of Spirulina by Aztecs from Lake Tobacco which was later turned into cakes for being sold.
Spirulina serves as a rich source of Vitamin A, B12, K1, K2 apart from manganese, iron
Joe also swears by Earth Grown Nutrients of Onnit which is an organic micronutrient supplement loaded with super foods which cannot be derived readily from foods we consume on a daily basis. Earth Grown Nutrients can make sure that you derive optimal goodness of greens in a simple manner. This fully organic product comprises of wheat grass, kale, oat grass, barley grass, kelp, moringa and alfalfa extract.
This product is also rich in digestive enzymes and probiotics which can enhance your overall health meter. You will be in a position to absorb and digest all the nutrients entering your body coupled with improved gut health. The Earth Grown Nutrient can also function as a detox supplement with its additional nutrients such as schizandra, dandelion, nettle and milk thistle. The best thing about this supplement is that it tastes amazing and can be availed in the dual flavors of Lemon Mint and Black Cherry.
A nootropic refers to a supplement or drug which has been specially designed to enhance our cognitive and memory function. You can unleash your fullest potential much like Bradley Cooper’s character in the movie Limitless coupled with a dosage of nootropic. Joe Rogan initially took Neuro1 which came into limelight after popular NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski used it to fight memory loss which was threatening his 16-year career. Joe is currently seen recommending Alpha Brain, a flagship product of Onnit brand which is endorsed heavily by him.
Alpha Brain entered the market in 2010 and has come out with positive results in all the clinical trials held. A 2015 study conducted by Williams College, Boston Center for Memory and Boston University School of Medicine revealed that Alpha Brain brought about 12% more improvement in verbal recall when compared to placebo. The completion time of executive function assessment also increased by 21% in comparison to baseline.
Some active ingredients of Alpha Brain are Huperzine A, Alpha GPC, L-theanine, Bacopa Monnieri and vinpocetine which are combined into one unique formula backed by science. Alpha GPC which serves as an important ingredient of Alpha Brain has also received the backing of Dr. Rhonda Patrick who can often be seen in Joe’s podcast. She is known to intake 800mg of Alpha Brain available in both pill and sachet form prior to public speaking and intense writing activities.
Joe revealed during a podcast episode with TJ Dillashaw that he often feels stressed out. This is when he takes four Onnit New Mood capsules for relaxing his senses. The New Mood capsules blend the dual building blocks of L-tryptophan, serotonin,
Apart from 5-HTP and L-tryptophan, New Mood also comes stacked with relaxing herbs like chamomile flower extract, valerian root extract, jujube seed extract and lemon balm leaf abstract. Just like Alpha Brain, the ingredients of New Mood come with potent scientific backing. According to one scientific study, 5-HTO, its main ingredient, “easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin.”
You can pass on this supplement if you do not face any difficulty in sleeping well or chilling out. However, this can usher in a magical effect if you lead a highly stressful life coupled with insufficient sleep.
Paul Stamets, who is popular by the name of “Mushroom Guy” appeared in a recent podcast session with Joe. Our favorite comedians became complete stunned after coming to know about the benefits which are brought about with
Coffee, one of the most popular Western world drinks is also one of the strongest cognitive enhancers which can benefit all health aficionados. Joe is also a big fan of this drink and spoke about the same to Caveman Nitro during this guest appearance at the Aubrey Marcus Podcast. Although Joe originally was a Bulletproof Coffee fan, he has slowly turned into a Caveman Coffee endorser. Our favorite Guardian of the Galaxy ‘Star-Lord’ – Chris Pratt, is also in complete awe of this product.
Tait Fletcher is the co-founder of Caveman Coffee which comprises of hand-picked Brazilian and Colombian beans which are wet processed before being roasted in small batches by a mystical coffee expert. Caveman Coffee Nitro Cold Brew which is infused with nitrogen is Joe’s favorite choice of beverage. Each can of the Caveman Coffee consists of 250mg caffeine. UFC star Chael Sonnen has publicly declared his affinity towards Caveman Coffee for pumping up his adrenaline. Joe Rogan usually mixes up Caveman Nitro with Onnit Emulsified MCT Oil for kick-starting his morning with this “rocket fuel.”
Rogan is an avid follower of ketogenic diet which is also endorsed by various tinsel town celebs on a global scale. The ultimate aim of the ketogenic diet is to trigger our bodies for producing ketones on burning fat in the place of carbs. Ketones have proved to improve sleep, enhance brain function and even hike up energy levels in various scientific studies.
Rogan responded to a query regarding the ketogenic supplement taken by him via an Instagram post by quoting that, “This isn’t in any way shape or form a paid ad, I just enjoy this stuff and I want to promote a company that makes an excellent product. It’s called Kegenix….I like to mix it up with some instant alpha brain from @onnit. Makes for a delicious drink and gives me a ton of energy. I’ve tried a couple of their flavors but I really prefer wild berry.”
The nomenclature of this supplement was changed to Kegenix Prime and it has since then taken the shape of the numero uno ketone supplement in the market of fitness lovers. In stark contrast to its peer ketone supplements, Kegenix Prime comprises of both medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and ketone salts (beta-hydroxybutyrate). C8 (caprylic acid) present in MCTs are converted readily into ketones by our body.
This deadly combination can help our body in entering ketosis quickly coupled with a powerful dosage of ketones. It also assists our body in starting with its very own ketone production during this entire process. Joe posted about the Wild Berry flavor which is no longer available. You can however treat your taste buds with the Orange Blast and Lemon Twist flavours. Green tea extract has also been removed from the formulation in spite of maintaining the same combination of MCTs and erogenous ketone salts.
Although this cannot exactly be branded as a supplement, it is an important workout accessory which is being used by Joe along with his co-conspirators Bert Kreischer, Ari Shaffir & Tom Segura while competing in the “Sober October” contest. These fitness idols recently opted for a workout monitor named MyZone MZ-3 which comes with a simple chest strap for being hooked up to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Once you have done the same, the MyZone phone app can assist you in maintaining a tab over calories burned and heart rate.
MyZone Effort Points or MEPs are the metrics used by this workout monitor for comparing performance. The one having highest MEPs wins the contest wherein scores are calculated as follows:
- Grey (50% – 60% of max HR) = 1 MEPs/minute
- Blue (60% – 70% of max HR) = 2 MEPs/minute
- Green (70% – 80% of max HR) = 3 MEPs/minute
- Yellow (80% – 90% of max HR) = 4 MEPs/minute
- Red (90% – 100% of max HR) = 4 MEPs/minute
Various color bands such as yellow, green, red etc. are determined by your maximum heart rate with the default set according to your age i.e. (Max HR = 206.3 – (0.711 x age)). Your heart rate will be pushed beyond this once you start wearing the device and your max heart rate will be adjusted by the app to the new value.
Apart from allowing you to challenge your friends, this device can measure your fitness over a continuous spread of time. A steep decline in your resting heart rate, thus stands out as a sign of improving fitness. You can even setup an identical workout for checking the activity reports over time.
We have tried our best to provide you with an insight on the supplement routine of Joe Rogan along with its potential efficiency. However, Joe doesn’t think twice before going above and beyond this stack for catering to his health metrics. Whether you are trying to align yourself with the ultimate health goals, increase your longevity to say 100 years or simply sport a shapely physique, this list can definitely take you a step closer to your end goals.