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Colin Darretta – Well Path

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# Summary: In Episode

#169 Ari chats with [Colin Darretta of Well Path](, a company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to personalized modern wellness. During the interview, Colin and Ari invest the majority of their time talking about health and wellness topics including supplements, sleep and proper nutrition.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 11:29 – Introduction of [Colin Darretta of Well Path](

– 11:53 – How Well Path got started

– 14:13 – Supplements are nutritional insurance

– 14:38 – 90% of America is nutritional deficient in some vertical

– 14:59 – Generally speaking, it’s unrealistic to expect people to obtain all their nutrients via food

– 16:57 – Well Path pairs supplements with a broad range of macronutrient needs

– 17:35 – Well Path works to create holistic supplements, custom engineered for the individual

– 19:55 – The vast majority of GNC employees have no idea what they’re talking about

– 22:08 – Breaking down the definition of “customized” for Well Path

– 22:45 – Certain architypes come up again, and again, and again

– 24:15 – There’s a lot of data out there today about the quantified self, but no one is aggregating the qualitative

– 24:59 – Well Path’s 8 categories

– 27:02 – Some of Colin’s favorite supplements

– 27:30 – Most supplements that have legitimate heath benefits have been around for a while

– 29:10 – Go for trial and error with supplements

– 31:00 – Colin never takes new, trendy, “super-sexy” supplements

– 31:25 – Colin’s _Top 3 Tips to be More Effective_

– 31:37 – Get rid of your TV

– 33:12 – Stop surfing the internet—carte blanche

– 33:56 – Don’t try to hack your sleep

– 35:15 – [](

**7 Key Points:**

1. You need your sleep—stop trying to hack it.

2. Get rid of your TV and stop surfing the internet.

3. Go with the oldest supplements, they tend to be the most effective.

4. Too often the focus is placed on quantitative data when it comes to health and wellness—don’t forget about the qualitative.

5. 90% of Americans are nutritionally deficient in some vertical.

6. Think of supplements as nutritional insurance.

7. It would be nice to get all of our nutrients from f

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