You may not have heard the term biohacking before, but you’ve most likely tried doing it. You don’t need to be an IT expert to crack this code. Biohacking, also known as DIY biology, is basically a form of biology manipulation to optimise your brain and body’s performance. If you drink coffee – you’re biohacking, because when you think about it you’re using the caffeine to stimulate yourself and wake up. This shows us just how much what we put in our bodies can influence the way we feel. Another example of bio hacking is the effect of what we listen to and its ability to alter the way we feel – if you listen to sad music, you feel sad, if you listen to happy upbeat music, you feel like dancing.
The term biohacking is so broad and constantly evolving, it can range from large hacks such as cryotherapy, where you expose your body to extreme cold temperatures which claims to improve energy, mood, decrease inflammation and so much more, to smaller everyday hacks like changing up your diet. We want to help you hack into your best self and get ‘more out of life’ with these simple biohacks you can incorporate now. Like, right now.
Step outside and soak up some rays – see, we told you that you could do it right now (unless you’re reading this at night, of course). That shining ball in the sky is so essential for our well being as it generates and produces vitamin D, supports bone health and our immune system, lowers blood pressure, improves mental health, and so much more.
This is obviously our favorite hack. Like the saying goes ‘you are what you eat’, and it’s so true. What we put into our bodies impacts the way we look, feel and function. Here’s a few of our top biohacking supplements to add to your routine:
Alkalising Greens® – A daily greens powder that neutralizes the body’s daily acid production, aids in energy production1, provides muscle recovery & support2, immune support & antioxidant protection3 and nerve nourishment, cognition support and mood balance4, keeping you on your A-game, balanced on the inside and getting the most out of your every day.
Complete Gut Restore – An all-in-one gut food that supports digestion, repairs gut lining, improves regularity and supports metabolism5, giving you that good gut feeling.
Berry Clean Liv’a Detox – A delicious berry elixir that reduces fatigue & improves energy, protects cells against free radicals, regulates hormones and supports metabolism6, helping to de-liver you from previous sinful diet & lifestyle choices and revitalise sluggishness.
Berry Active Immune – A tasty Elderberry Punch beverage that improves energy, bolsters healthy immune function and protects against free radicals7, safeguarding your wellness whatever the weather.
Adaptogenic De-Stress – An ultimate stress-less elixir that supports cognition, mood, stress adaptation and fights fatigue8, helping you go from wired, tired and overwhelmed to cool, calm and collected.
Collagen Pantry – A range of dual function collagen blends to support collagen formation, skin rejuvenation, antioxidant protection, immune support and energy production in a way that works for you. Choose from protein, greens, flavoured water, coffee, an antioxidant blend & plain collagens and get your glow on!
Plantiful Protein – A delicious duo of dessert-inspired vegan protein powders that repair and tone muscles thanks an advanced blend of vegan protein powders (Brown Rice and Pumpkin Seed) and support energy production as well as immune function, offering you a one-way ticket on the gains train!
Our brains have 100 billion neurons that communicate with each other through small electrical currents. When these neurons are all activated together they produce electrical pulses which are what we call ‘brain waves’.
Beta (14–30 Hz): conscious, focused, vigilant. We primarily spend most of the day here.
Alpha (8–14 Hz): meditative state, awake but tranquil, the grey area between sleep and waking, better memory recall.
Theta (4–8 Hz): light dreaming, ability to access to unconscious mind.
Delta (0.1–4 Hz): deep dreamless sleep, restorative, total loss of awareness.
Now you know a little bit of science behind how frequencies effect the brain, it may make more sense to you why certain music and sounds can trigger different emotions. So chuck on some upbeat music and go for a walk in that beautiful sunshine!
Studies have shown the average person has more than 6000 thoughts per day! Not enough of us take time to slow down, tune out all the noise in our heads and just breathe. Meditation is the practice of training your mind to focus, redirect your thoughts and simply be in the present. The mind literally influences our whole state of being, so no wonder meditation is such a powerful tool to hack into our true potential. It can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, promote emotional health, enhance self-awareness and increase focus. If you can spare 5-10 minutes a day, we highly recommend giving this a go.
So there you have it, a quick glance at bio-hacking and all the wonders it can do for you! Try out these tips and tricks for yourself and experience the benefits today!
1With Iron, Manganese & Zinc#
2With Protein, Potassium, Magnesium & Vitamin D#
3With Selenium, Manganese & Vitamin C#
4With Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, & Vitamin C#
5With Calcium, Zinc, Vitamins A, B2, B3 & Biotin + Fibre#
6Vitamins B2, B6, B12, C, Selenium & Zinc#
7Thanks to Selenium, Zinc & Vitamins A, B6, B12, C & D#
8With Iron, Magnesium, Zinc + Vitamins B6, B12 & C#
9With Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) + Calcium, Magnesium & Zinc#
FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD
#This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be consumed in conjunction with a healthy, varied diet, active lifestyle and an appropriate exercise program.
Not suitable for children under 15 years of age or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision.