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The 3 Most Important & Effective Sleep Ingredients To *Finally* Get The Full, Restful Night Of Sleep Your Body & Brain Craves With Angelo Keely.

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Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, a performance and longevity supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping people fully experience a joyful, active life by providing pure, energy-enhancing solutions. Angelo Keely, along with yours truly, first started Kion in 2017 with a dream of creating something that motivated people to continue on their personal health journeys.

Since 2017, Angelo has taken part in helping to develop many of the highest-possible quality supplements on the market, cultivated an incredibly passionate team, and has helped fuel the growth of Kion.

Angelo was born to hippie parents in Austin, Texas, and raised in an old, funky, hand-built house nestled in the outer regions of the suburbs. They were health-nut pescatarians. He didn’t have a birth certificate or see a doctor until he was six. He didn’t have his first haircut until the summer before fourth grade. So, as you can imagine, he got very comfortable being “weird” early on.

He then had a series of traumatic accidents in his adolescence and early adulthood. Nearly stabbed and beaten to death at 16, he left home and became independent at 17, and was then involved in a deadly bus accident in the foothills of the Himalayas at 21. These events gifted him with the confidence to navigate all situations and a profound appreciation for simply existing.

Angelo spent several years working in Europe and India in his 20s. Thanks to this experience (and a lot of talking out loud to himself), he now speaks multiple languages. He was drawn to these experiences because he loves to see things, and himself, from new perspectives, and he’s enthralled by the challenge of understanding new systems.

Angelo is also a multi-instrumentalist and loves to make music with unique variations of vocals, drums, piano, and guitar.

In this conversation with Angelo Keely, a special podcast re-release, you’ll discover:

-What’s been up with Angelo lately…10:20

Podcasts with Angelo Keely:
What Yoga Trapezes, Laser Lights, Kettlebells, Mini-Meditation & Ketogenic Doughnuts Have To Do With Building A Nutrition Supplements Empire.
Everything You Need To Know About Protein Powders, Amino Acids, Animal Vs. Plant Protein, How Much Protein You Need & Much, Much More With Kion’s Angelo Keely.

Kion Sleep
Diving into sleep research as part of the product formulation process
Doing 3x/week psychoanalysis for the last two years and its impact on sleep and dreams
Dream journaling

-Why sleep is important…22:20

We’ve learned a lot in the last 100 years, but we still know surprisingly little
Hans Berger
What do we know? (specific health impacts and specific brain wave impacts in humans, combined with the mechanism of action studies in animals)
We are rhythmic natural beings: sleep/wake is the core rhythm 
What we still don’t know? (difficult to analyze mechanisms of action on humans)
Brain energy reserves
Kion Aminos
Kion Creatine

-The science of sleep…40:42

What is the definition of sleep?
How do we primarily measure sleep? Speed and amplitude of waves?
What are the stages of sleep (What does each one do? Why?)
Delta: synchronized
Beta: unsynchronized

How do cycles change throughout the night?
What are circadian rhythms, and how do they affect sleep?
NuCalm
Circadian rhythms supersede sleep cycles
Light cues the circadian rhythm
Articles on sleep:
Everything You Need To Know About Sleep Cycles (And Four Ways To Hack Your Sleep Cycles)
The Last Resource On Sleep You’ll Ever Need: Ben Greenfield’s Ultimate Guide To Napping, Jet Lag, Sleep Cycles, Insomnia, Sleep Food, Sleep Supplements, Exercise Before Bed & Much, Much More!
How I Track Sleep, The Top 7 Sleep Parameters To Track, Interpreting Your Sleep Trends & Much More.
10-3-2-1-0: Five Numbers To Remember For Lulling Yourself Into A Deep, Restorative Slumber (Without Fancy Biohacks Or Supplements).

-Possible purposes of sleep…56:35

Brain energy reserves
Memory consolidation
Sleep And Olfactory Cortical Plasticity
Not seriously considered due to fact that they don’t require unconsciousness:
Reduce energy expenditure 
Predator avoidance

Edison would hold brass balls in his hand while sleeping on a bench in his lab
The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham

-The Kion Sleep formulation…1:04:46

Why Kion chose to make this product
The product development process
Mechanistic studies on sleep
Sleep latency
Sleep disturbances
Sleep quality

How and why we landed on this formula (optimal nutritional support)
Focus on regular use for long-term improved sleep quality (vs unique sleep disruption; e.g. international travel or short term stress)
Why specific ingredients and doses?
Theanine
GABA
Tryptophan

Tryptophan is a precursor of 5-HTP; 5-HTP is a precursor of serotonin; serotonin is a precursor of melatonin
Why not other ingredients?
Natural sleep system (using dietary approach and knowledge that sleep has shown to regulate over weeks)
Daily use; ingredients studied long term with best-supporting research in humans (additional animal research for mechanisms of action also interesting)
Effective ingredients at the right price; no fairy dusting or including “traditional remedies” that lack clinical proof (e.g. 100mg of tryptophan or some herb/botanical just because it sounds good to people)

-Uses of Kion Sleep…1:25:45

When to use at night? 
How often?
Can you use it for naps?
Why sleep is important for human health?
Basics of getting good sleep
How Kion Sleep fits into daily nutrition
Can be used safely with other supplements, like Magnesium

-And much more…

-Upcoming Events:

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Angelo Keely:

Kion
Kion Sleep
Kion Aminos
Kion Creatine
What Yoga Trapezes, Laser Lights, Kettlebells, Mini-Meditation & Ketogenic Doughnuts Have To Do With Building A Nutrition Supplements Empire.
Everything You Need To Know About Protein Powders, Amino Acids, Animal Vs. Plant Protein, How Much Protein You Need & Much, Much More With Kion’s Angelo Keely.

– Podcasts And Articles:

Everything You Need To Know About Sleep Cycles (And Four Ways To Hack Your Sleep Cycles)
The Last Resource On Sleep You’ll Ever Need: Ben Greenfield’s Ultimate Guide To Napping, Jet Lag, Sleep Cycles, Insomnia, Sleep Food, Sleep Supplements, Exercise Before Bed & Much, Much More!
How I Track Sleep, The Top 7 Sleep Parameters To Track, Interpreting Your Sleep Trends & Much More.
10-3-2-1-0: Five Numbers To Remember For Lulling Yourself Into A Deep, Restorative Slumber (Without Fancy Biohacks Or Supplements).

– Other Resources:

The Road Less Stupid by Keith Cunningham
MagSRT
NuCalm
Human Brain Glycogen Content And Metabolism: Implications On Its Role In Brain Energy Metabolism
The Role of Brain Glycogen in Supporting Physiological Function
Sugar For The Brain: The Role Of Glucose In Physiological And Pathological Brain Function
Sleep And Olfactory Cortical Plasticity
Creatine-Supplementation Reduces Sleep Need And Homeostatic Sleep Pressure In Rats
Spark Creativity with Thomas Edison’s Napping Technique
Hans Berger
Theanine
GABA
Tryptophan

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