Learn from Shawn Wells on how supplements are formulated and how to find the best solutions for your health.

152- Formulating Nutraceuticals and the ENERGY Formula with Shawn Wells

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

June 17, 2021

If you've ever been in the supplement aisles at the store, you've probably noticed that there are hundreds of different types of supplements. There are some singular nutrients, like Vitamin D, and then some formulations such as pre-workouts.

You may stare at the wall and wonder where you should even start.

Since there are a lot of options to choose from, I brought Shawn Wells onto the podcast to give us some guidance on where to start, and how to test for nutrient deficiencies.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Differences between natural and synthetic supplements
  • Ways to test for nutrient deficiencies
  • How to rotate your diet and supplement protocols throughout the year
  • What nutrients most people are deficient in and how we can improve those deficiencies


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [1:30] Who is Shawn Wells and what is his background
  • [2:30] Is a supplement formulation a combination of ingredients or a single ingredient
  • [3:45] Once something has been processed, is there such a thing as a natural supplement
  • [5:15] Is your body able to absorb and utilize synthetic supplements the same way as natural supplements
  • [7:15] If you see something like a green tea extract, are you getting the same benefits as having regular green tea
  • [8:45] When you take a multivitamin and then your urine changes color, what is happening
  • [11:00] Are there ways at home to check nutrient levels, or do you have to get lab testing done
  • [13:30] If someone gets testing done, is that a snapshot of their current nutrient status or can they show long term deficiencies
  • [16:00] You may be predisposed to disease but your lifestyle factors can activate those diseases
  • [18:30] Do we become more efficient or less efficient at utilizing nutrients as we age
  • [22:30] To provide healthy amounts of stress and adaptation to the body, would you rotate your diet and supplement protocols throughout the year
  • [26:45] Shawn Wells will rotate supplements based on how he feels each day
  • [28:45] Which nutrients are most of us deficient in and need more of
  • [32:15] What are the regulations around supplements
  • [36:30] Why would the FDA come in and remove certain supplements from the market
  • [40:00] What does 'healthy' look like for Shawn Wells

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Shawn Wells

Shawn Wells teaches us about supplements

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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