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The Extramilest Podcast

Mar 3, 2023

Thanks to H.V.M.N. for sponsoring this video! Head to to save 20% off your order of Ketone IQ. Michael Brandt is a 2:42 marathoner and the Co-Founder & CEO of Health Via Modern Nutrition H.V.M.N. We discuss drinkable Ketone-IQ shots, how to optimize your energy levels, innovations in the keto space, and more! 

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  • 0:00 Intros
  • 4:28 Welcome to Michael Brandt
  • 6:09 Engineering approach to the human body
  • 9:16 Glucose and ketone energy systems
  • 12:00 Benefits of ketones and ketosis
  • 18:50 US Department of Defense (special ops) contract
  • 20:53 Pioneering ideas and use cases
  • 25:41 Finding the right products in a crowded market
  • 34:26 Self-actualisation through fuel and experimentation
  • 39:31 Protocols for being optimal with ketosis
  • 42:37 The spike and crash profile
  • 45:56 Human body as a platform
  • 49:11 Keeping it simple
  • 51:25 Intuition
  • 52:37 Fuelling for Marathon training and racing & life!
  • 57:46 Healthy scepticism
  • 1:01:03 Running as the parent sport
  • 1:04:07 Michael’s own protocol for implementing Ketone IQ and other products
  • 1:07:28 Energy used by the brain
  • 1:10:10 Developments in the nutrition space, traumatic brain injury
  • 1:15:52 Where to find/follow Michael
  • 1:16:30 Closing thoughts
  • 1:17:36 Outro


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