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Shopping with a Scientist:
Gerda’s Workout and Recovery Edit

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  2. Gerda Endemann, our senior director of science and research, has a BS in nutrition from UC Berkeley, a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from MIT, and a passion for cherry-picking from our wellness shop. We asked her to pack our gym bag.

  3. OPTP LOROX ALIGNED FOAM ROLLER OPTP
    LOROX ALIGNED FOAM ROLLER
    goop, $52

  4. “In the new documentary film The Biggest Little Farm, you can see this roller in the pile of things Molly gathers together to take with her when escaping from an approaching fire. Okay, maybe she wasn’t thinking quite straight, but it’s a great foam roller. There are lots of tips and videos for you here when you want to change up your exercise routine a little.”

  1. goop Wellness THE MOTHER LOAD goop Wellness
    THE MOTHER LOAD
    goop, $90/$75 with subscription
  2. “Some supplements, like rhodiola or caffeine, can give you a quick boost. But for strong muscles and bones and a healthy supply of oxygen in your blood, you need regular infusions of iron, calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins. And The Mother Load isn’t just for moms—it’s for anyone who wants optimal insurance from a complete multi. Iron = hemoglobin = oxygen = energy.”

  3. 42 Birds “THE ROBIN” CORK YOGA MAT 42 Birds
    “THE ROBIN” CORK YOGA MAT
    goop, $100

  4. “I’ve used a lot of yoga mats in my day, and this is my favorite. It’s the perfect size for me and not too heavy. It’s cushy, but not so cushy that it’s hard to balance. And the cork is real cork, it’s sustainable, and it feels good underfoot.”

  1. Theragun G3PRO Theragun
    G3PRO
    goop, $599

  2. “This is no dainty vibrator. The Theragun is a heavy-duty massage tool that can help relieve sore and tight muscles. It’s very simple to use, and there are a few Theragun videos on goop to get you started.”

  3. OPTP LOROX ALIGNED DOME OPTP
    LOROX ALIGNED DOME
    goop, $25 for set of 2

  4. “Lauren Roxburgh uses her aligned domes as a stability tool and for core work, but I gravitated toward the dome for self-massage. When I did Lauren’s head and jaw massage, I had an unexpected breakthrough and released tightness from an old surgery. I started trying the dome on my other accumulated injuries right away. And when I didn’t want quite so much acupressure, I softened the contact with a cloth.”

  1. Glacce ROSE QUARTZ BOTTLE Glacce
    ROSE QUARTZ
    BOTTLE

    goop, $80
  2. “It’s nice knowing that by using a glass water bottle, you’re reducing waste and avoiding putting plastic bits into birds’ stomachs. It’s also nice knowing that you’re not drinking BPA-flavored water (and if it isn’t BPA, it’s BPS or something else in the plastic). The only difficult decision is which of the pretty crystals in the Glacce bottles you want to look at every day. Pink? Crystal clear? The glass bottles are reassuringly solid but not heavy.”

  3. Bala Bangles WEIGHTED WRIST BANGLES Bala Bangles
    WEIGHTED WRIST BANGLES
    goop, $49

  4. “Weight lifting builds muscles and strong bones, so why wouldn’t you wear these whenever possible?”

  5. Sundaily THE BASE LAYER Sundaily
    THE BASE LAYER
    goop, $39
  6. “It doesn’t get much better than gummies that taste good and support healthy skin while you play outside. The research is there—the fern extract in The Base Layer helps skin cells get rid of free radicals generated by sun exposure. The vegan vitamin D is a bonus. If you’re using sunscreen—which we all should—to keep your skin youthful, you’re preventing skin cells from making vitamin D. So this helps you cover your vitamin D bases.”

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