“Biohacking” is the buzziest term of the millennium. It dominates wellness podcasts that are usually (but not always) led by a male moderator preaching (rather annoyingly) extensive, EXPENSIVE ways to “optimize” the bod for—ehem—total, extreme, time-consuming health.
Ah, inaccessible wellness. GTFO.
But biohacking doesn’t have to be so out of reach. In fact, when you break it down, biohacking is really just the lovely art of doing small things to change your body’s natural state as it is in this very moment. It’s all about improving performance, cognitive resilience, and healing. In fact, you’re probably already doing it.
Here are some of our favorite ways to implement biohacks to make small improvements with a big impact.
Red light therapy may not be free, but it sure as heck is easy. Literally bask in red infrared or LED glow to reap the bennies. You can purchase more pricey panels for full-body treatments that work to reduce inflammation and heal cells, or opt for an affordable facial device that uses low-wavelength red light to boost collagen and reduce scars, fine lines, redness, and breakouts.
LED Light Therapy Mask
This one is a little controversial, because those aforementioned male biohacker-extraordinaires aren’t taking the pre-menopausal, female body into consideration. Intermittent fasting can boost autophagy (our body’s way of clearing out cellular waste), which results in clearer thinking, better sleep, weight management, and boosted energy.
We recommend doing this at the right time in your cycle (think follicular or ovulatory phase) and skipping luteal and menstrual because it can have adverse effects. Feed the bod when she’s hungry, people. Explosive blood sugar dips serve no one.
It’s no longer a secret that these little fungi have magical powers. Reishi protects the nervous system and strengthens immunity, lion’s mane boosts cognitive abilities, cordyceps is great for stamina and recovery, chaga is great for balancing blood sugar…the list goes on. And when they come in yummy gummy form? I mean, talk about easy.
Super Troop Mushroom Gummy
Drinking caffeine is likely something a lot of people are already doing. It boosts alertness and productivity. Try to have it at the same time every day to stay on a schedule with your body. If coffee makes you anxious or messes with your sleep, try lowering the dose, or swap to matcha. You know we’re its biggest fans.
Organic Matcha Bundle
Infrared heat can help our bodies with detoxification, reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, boost immunity, and even lower blood pressure. Plus, it feels sooo good. Read more about the benefits of this tool below, first-hand, here.
Infrared Heating Body Belt
Infrared Sauna Blanket
This doesn’t quite sound like a biohack, because well, everyone sleeps. But sleeping ENOUGH and sleeping WELL will absolutely change your life in every possible way. Check out this story to find out ways to prioritize and maximize your best sleep ever. And a little silk sleep mask always changes the game.
Contour Lovely Lashes Sleep Mask
Time to touch grass. Grounding, aka getting our feet and bodies in contact with the earth (think a barefoot walk in the park or backyard, forest bathing, etc.), has been shown to improve sleep, normalize circadian rhythms, reduce stress and pain, speed up wound healing, and more. The outside is good for you—it’s in our nature. Heh-heh. Get it?
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