I’ve always worked to keep my metabolism fit.
Until recently, like most people, I thought that a good
diet was all about eating the right things and avoiding
the wrong things. This leads me down some weird journeys
of trying to build my own optimal foods - one involved
putting turkey sandwiches in a blender. If I thought
about fasting, it was in the context of weight-loss or
While working on my PhD in Neuroscience, I learned about
two things that changed all of that. The first was that
when you eat has as much of an
impact on your metabolic fitness as
how much you eat.
The second was the powerful effect cannabinoids have on
our appetite. I knew THC could powerfully increase
appetite from seeing how it helped my wife (then
girlfriend) through chemo. But I had no idea that other
cannabinoids could reduce appetite -- that was only
known by the few neuroscientists researching them.
I began exploring for myself, initially in the library,
and later in my kitchen, what compilation of
cannabinoids and phytocompounds could make fasting as
easy as possible. I wanted to be indistractable while
fasting, but when it’s time to eat, to be hungry enough
to enjoy food and the satisfaction it can bring.
After years of tinkering, I’d arrived at the prototype
Through intermittent fasting, enabled by Citravarin,
I’ve found clarity, restfulness, and metabolic
performance with a consistency I’ve never been able to
achieve before. I shared Citravarin with a few friends
and they found the same. That’s when we decided to share
what we’d learned and start Temper.
Our fasting mints is our first metabolic fitness
product, but it won’t be our last. Temper is my
invitation to everyone to join us on our pursuit of
All this led us to start Temper. We founded this company
for metabolisms like ours.