Recommendations on magnesium supplements and dosage

Anonymous says, “What are your recommendations on magnesium supplements and dosage? Would you mix slow mag, which is magnesium chloride and calcium, for absorption, electrolyte balance, and magnesium oxide or glycinate to help with bowel function, or sprays like Ease or Ancient Minerals?” I’ve used a bunch of this stuff, and at the end of […]

How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein?

Anonymous says, “How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein? I heard Dr. Stephen Phinney say, for those on a keto diet, if ketones are greater than 3 on a regular basis, then it’s a sign you’re not getting enough protein.” Okay, first of all, why are you on a ketogenic diet? So, if […]

What supplements would you recommend for a ketogenic diet?

Anonymous says, “For someone on a keto diet, 80 grams total carbs, 40 g net, greater than 1 ketones,” I assume that’s more than 1 millimolar beta-hydroxybutyrate, “what supplements would you recommend? Any concerns with carbs being that low?” I don’t know that I would specifically tailor supplements on the basis of this data. So, […]

Why would a male have low blood levels of calcium?

Anonymous attendee says, “Why would a male be low in calcium?” Anonymous, write in the chat if you want, do you mean low in blood calcium, or do you mean low in bone calcium, or do you mean low in dietary calcium? So, I’m going to assume that you mean low in blood calcium. You […]

Heart palpitations as a result of vitamin K2 supplementation

Ellie says, “Vitamin K2, MK-4 and MK-7, might have caused prolonged heart palpitations. Upon stopping it, symptoms mostly resolved after a week or so. Does that mean that the body is better off without it? Might increasing calcium intake mitigate this?” And then there’s a link. Okay, I can’t look at the link now because […]

VITAMIN K2 – why I take (but don’t necessarily recommend) it!

Vitamin K is a group of structurally similar vitamins required for carboxylation of certain proteins in the human body, thereby activating them. The classic example is activation of proteins in the blood clotting cascade in the liver – vitamin K is used to add a carboxyl group to some of the clotting proteins, hence converting […]

DON’T Count Your Collagen as Protein | Chris Masterjohn Lite CML #83

Are you using collagen to get your protein? Look, collagen is great, but this is why you shouldn’t be counting your collagen towards your protein. Hi. I’m Dr. Chris Masterjohn of, and this is Chris Masterjohn Lite, where the name of the game is “Details? Shmeetails. Just tell me what works!” And today we’re […]

Can a low-carb diet cause waking up in the middle of the night?

Lawrence Tam says, “I keep waking up in the middle of the night and keep awoken for hours before I give up and get off my bed. Would low-carb, say 50 grams, make it worse? My blood glucose was 6 three days ago, which was too high. I like to try low-carb,” and he clarifies […]