Dave Asprey Quarterly Subscription Box Review #BIO02
Dave Asprey is one of the newest Quarterly Box curators, and also one of the most popular! I wasn’t familiar with him before he launched on Quarterly, but after checking out his new book I was intrigued. Here’s the quick background from Amazon:
In his midtwenties, Dave Asprey was a successful Silicon Valley multimillionaire. He also weighed 300 pounds, despite the fact that he was doing what doctors recommended: eating 1,800 calories a day and working out 90 minutes a day, six times a week.When his excess fat started causing brain fog and food cravings sapped his energy and willpower, Asprey turned to the same hacking techniques that made his fortune to “hack” his own biology, investing more than $300,000 and 15 years to uncover what was hindering his energy, performance, appearance, and happiness. From private brain EEG facilities to remote monasteries in Tibet, through radioactive brain scans, blood chemistry work, nervous system testing, and more, he explored traditional and alternative technologies to reach his physical and mental prime.
And his quick Quarterly bio:
Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof, and his blog reaches more than 1.5 million visitors each month. His mailings include things that optimize your performance as a human.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Dave Asprey Quarterly Box
The Cost: $100
The Products: Things that optimize your performance as a human
Ships: Worldwide. (additional charges for international shipping).
Check out all of my Dave Asprey Box reviews!
Each Quarterly curator includes a letter detailing the items included. Dave wanted to do a video letter instead, so you can check it out if you like!
Instant Cordyceps – Value $35
This product is completely new to me, here is the product description:
Cordyceps mushroom is an adaptogen, not a stimulant, so it helps you maintain constant energy levels. It does this by activating the body’s own energy production in the cells. Whether working out or looking for a balanced afternoon pick-me-up, cordyceps is the nature’s miracle booster!
I’m tea drinker, so I’m going to try this out. (And it looks like mushroom tea may be the new “it” beverage).
Natural Stacks BioCreatine – Value $20
This is supposed to be good for both building muscle, increased strength, and cognitive function. I don’t think I’m in the right target demographic to try it, but maybe my husband will be interested.
Unfair Advantage (2 Mini Shots) – Value $4
I’m happy to see that Dave has included something from his own line in the box this time! (I was expecting samples of Bulletproof coffee in the first box, but now I’m thinking his assumption is that you are subscribing to this box, you’ve already sampled the basics and read the Bulletproof Diet book).
This supplement is meant to be taken once a day and is supposed to increase mitochondria and support cognitive function.
MobilityWOD Gemini – Value $34.95
Subscribers will either get the Gemini or the Supernova. The Gemini is designed for working the spine, and the Supernova is for all over soreness. My husband tried this out on his back and really liked it, so that is a win for us!
Berkeley Test Saliva Nitric Oxide Test Strips – Value $13
These strips test your saliva for Nitric Oxide. A little bit more about these strips:
Berkeley Test 5-day pack contains 10 individually sealed nitric oxide test strips per packet. Berkeley Test is the most affordable and easy to use multi-daily self-monitoring disposable saliva test strip for measuring nitric oxide status. Nitric oxide is a naturally produced cardio-protective factor that promotes vascular wellness. To promote vascular health, you can now self-check your nitric oxide status derived from eating heart healthy vegetables and leafy greens. Each of us are different and the demand for nitric oxide varies based on your lifestyle. Nitric oxide will rise and fall throughout the day, therefore, the challenge is to maintain a steady elevated state by incorporating plant-based foods into your diet. Beets and leafy greens, such as spinach, mixed with colorful fruits and vegetables are converted by the body to nitric oxide which is vital for promoting blood flow and increasing stamina during exercise. In 1998, the Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of the importance of nitric oxide in the cardiovascular system.
I tried one out (they are easy enough to use), and it showed that I’m not hitting the target Nitric Oxide rich diet zone. They recommend testing throughout the day to get a consistent reading, so hopefully this reading is just off, otherwise I need to up my spinach intake!
Under Armour Armourbite Mouthpiece – Value $30
This mouthpiece is supposed to “unlock the power of the jaw so you can unleash your full potential as an athlete.” Specifically, it has been shown to increase strength, increase endurance, and improve reaction time.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $137. I think that value is good for the target audience of this box, and watching the video letter you can tell just how passionate Dave is about every item, so you definitely get an active curator with this subscription!
What do you think of #BIO02?