Chervin Jafarieh is regarded by many as one of the most respected and influential health experts in the world. Chervin is also what I consider to be the newest wave in wellness: part biohacker devoted to emerging science, a functional movement devotee, and an advocate for personal intuition when it comes to managing one’s health.
The health and wellness space has deepened at an accelerated pace over the last few years. Consumers and thoughtleaders are embracing deep and complex ideas I never thought would catch on so quickly — from microdosing to NMN, trauma resolution and off-grid living. It’s the best case scenario, as our wellness needs as a society have also deepened dramatically.
Chervin is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Cymbiotika, the supplement brand that has absolutely blown me away this month as we’ve unpacked some of their top products. He is also host of the Wake the Fake Up podcast. From intuitive eating to MIT-developed supplements, explore Chervin’s daily routine below — packed with tip of the spear wellness philosophies and inspiring rituals…
Living Well with Cymbiotika’s Chervin Jafarieh
the best days start… the day before — with my evening routine. I’m in bed by 10pm and do not allow any blue light (screens) after 7:30 pm. Blue light tricks the brain into thinking its daytime, making it harder to fall asleep at night. If you are constantly using electronics, you should consider investing in blue blocker glasses.
About 30 minutes before bed I take our Cymbiotika Adrenal Super Tonic with warm water to support my body’s ability to respond to stress. Ashwagandha improves the body’s response to stress and anxiety, Holy Basil is a powerful adaptogen that reduces stress and improves mood and Moringa, rich in vitamins and minerals, has mood-boosting effects.
I always make sure my room is pitch dark, the WiFi is turned off, and the temperature is around 66 degrees. That is my sweet spot for the best sleep.
My morning routine: I rise with the sun which is usually about 5:45am. Since this is a part of my daily practice, I do not need an alarm.
The first thing I do is drink 30 ounces of spring water with one of our molecular hydrogen tablets, one of the world’s most potent antioxidants. This helps with flushing out all the toxins from the night before. Our beautiful bodies are in major cleanse mode throughout the night.
Molecular Hydrogen is the smallest molecule that exists. It crosses cellular barriers and absorbs easily throughout the body. Hydrogen immediately provides balance in the body by neutralizing free radical damage and oxidative stress. By achieving this at the cellular level, the body maintains homeostasis and slows premature aging.
Sun exposure + Shilajit: I then get out on the earth to get full sun exposure. This helps with turning my circadian clock on and activating any immune modulators, ensuring the best day ever. What most people don’t know is that we manufacture melatonin in our body from the sunlight we receive early in the day.
Next, I dissolve a dose of Cymbiotika Shilajit Resin as a healing elixir into a glass of hot water or tea to mineralize my entire body. Containing 84+ minerals, our pure Shilajit Resin is rich with fulvic acid, humic acid, vitamins, enzymes, tocopherols, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and metabolites for your body. This is the most powerful adaptogen on the market, and contains the highest gold content in the world.
Later, I’ll enjoy a matcha and our NMN + Trans-Resveratrol for cutting edge anti-aging support before spending a moment devoted to gratitude prayer.
Our NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) with added polyphenols is a cutting edge way to significantly boost NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) levels. NAD plays an important role in energy, metabolism and maintenance of healthy gene expression. When we boost NMN levels in the body, we enhance the biosynthesis of NAD and help restore declining levels of NAD as we age.
I follow that with movement, dynamic stretching and jumping on a rebounder (mini trampoline). And I usually spend some time in the sauna as well, mixed with some cold plunge. This is what works for me!
When it comes to fitness, my philosophy is… If you don’t move it, you lose it.
The sedentary lifestyle is killing us. We weren’t designed to be sitting around all day, waiting for food to be delivered to us. We were designed to be active out in the elements. Find movement that you fall in love with, it shouldn’t feel tedious.
I train every day around… 1:30 for 30 to an hour and 30 minutes and wrap up with a pack of our liposomal Longevity Mushrooms, clinically proven to enhance athletic performance.
I’m always surprised by how few people are familiar with liposomal glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful, master antioxidant naturally produced in the liver that protects the body against free radicals and maintains healthy cellular function. Our formula may increase energy while slowing the aging process, mitigate food and environmental allergies, improve nerve growth factor, and neutralize free radicals. It synergizes well with vitamin C, so I take them together.
health myths you’d like to see debunked: For men, the old days of eating two grams of whey protein per pound of body weight is all but over. Thank God. We are waking up to the fact that true health begins in the mind, and from there the body will follow.
Also, the days of hitting the gym and pushing as much weight as possible seems to be slowing down. We need to focus on functional training and functional movements. — this creates stamina in all areas of life.
Cymbiotika product I’m most excited about: It’s difficult for me to choose, almost like picking your favorite child. That being said, I love our Magnesium L-Threonate. This product was perfected by a team of scientists at MIT and has been shown to increase brain magnesium levels much higher than any other form of magnesium.
I personally take so many of our products everyday. A few I haven’t mentioned are our liposomal Vitamin B Complex, Omegas, and Magnesium L-Threonate, all of which I take around 11am to sustain my energy and maximize my brain function during the work day.
3 things I wish everyone knew about health and wellness:
+ Rejuvenating sleep is the foundation of health. Without it, one can achieve true health. Our entire system depends on restful sleep.
+ As a collective, I believe we are dehydrated. This is dangerous on many accounts. Without proper hydration, we become susceptible to many issues. We are drinking too many things that act as a diuretic, exasperating the situation even further. We have to re-evaluate our concepts on what true hydration is.
+ Detoxification is just as important as nutrition. As a society, we are overly burdened with toxins. Especially in today’s modern industrial world. If we are not actively cleansing, we are accumulating, which can eventually lead to deep cellular damage.
What do you want people to know about supplementation? There is so much to account for. Not all supplements are the same. Cymbiotika was created to formulate the best-sourced raw materials, and build them scientifically for maximum absorption.
Supplements are not the end all be all for health, it’s just one part of the equation — you also need to have discipline in all areas of life to achieve great health.
3 most important voices in wellness now: I love what my dear friend, Zach Bush is doing. I have so much respect for him. Andrew Huberman has been doing amazing work as well, offering precise data on many aspects of health.
I would like to think I am contributing an important perspective as well. I’ve taken a position that is more about deep empowerment—of getting back to your true primordial self. This is key. Without it, you have nothing.
Wellness trends you’re most excited about: I just love how being healthy is cool again. More people are demanding better food and better products, which is creating a push for companies to show up.
Without the demand, they stagnate.
Social media, for all its flaws, has also lit a fire under so many people to get healthy. Part of it is aesthetic driven, but so what! If people are lowering their sugar consumption and alcoholic beverages to look better, they will also feel better.
If I could change one thing about our healthcare system right now… People need to be empowered with their health, and taught from an early age how the body works. This will change our healthcare system from the inside out.
The old paradigm of treating symptoms and not healing the system is dying — and I’m here for it. I have so much respect for emergency physicians — what they can do to save someone who has experienced massive physical trauma is just extraordinary. But when it comes to long term health, the entire system needs a reboot.
Wellness trends you’re ready to see go: I don’t see wellness as a trend, it’s a way of life. Picking up on all these wellness trends are great for a while, but they will only get you so far. To really put your wellness first, you need to get to the root of your health. Use your own discernment with your choices and decide what health and wellness practices are best for your lifestyle.
There are so many ideas and concepts when it comes to health. Everyone claims they have the answer. My take is that the best thing you can do is to listen to your own heart. Follow your intuition when it comes to your health, it will lead you onto the right path.
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