Spirulina, Satiety, and Vitamin Supplementation

Today’s episode features a Road to the Stage update by Greg, followed by a fascinating Research Review about the effects of spirulina supplementation on symptoms of allergic rhinitis. After that, Greg and Eric answer a few questions from listeners, covering topics including the effects of dietary fat intake on satiety, the pros and cons of supplementing with vitamins and fish oil, and the utility of bathroom scales with bioelectrical impedance technology for tracking longitudinal changes in body composition. To close out the show, Eric shares a remarkable stat from the NBA, and Greg shares a movie recommendation.


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Time Stamps

Intro/Announcements (0:00)

Road to the Stage / Road to Athens (2:01)

Research Review: Spirulina for allergic rhinitis (3:53)

Q&A (22:31)

Is dietary fat actually satiating? (22:40)

Some people in the fitness industry are fairly outspoken critics of multivitamin, vitamin D, and fish oil supplementation. What’s Eric’s take on the matter? (51:52)

When it comes to estimating body-fat percentage, BIA scales aren’t valid. But are they reliable enough to track body composition changes over time? (1:10:04)

To Play Us Out: Stat of the day (NBA edition) and a movie recommendation (1:21:24)

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