So here is the part of my site where I will provide you with some very relevant Biohacks that I believe can benefit each and everyone of us in our daily life.
What is biohacking I hear you say?
Well, biohacking can mean many different things to many different people.
Its a concept that has taken off in the last 3-4 years. There is even a Bulletproof Conference once a year totally dedicated to it.
The definition : “Biohacking is a fairly new practice that could lead to major changes in our life. You could call it citizen or do-it-your-self biology. It takes place in small labs — mostly non-university — where all sorts of people get together to explore biology”
To quote Dave Asprey (One of the world leaders in Biohacking) “Biohacking is the art and science of changing the environment around you and inside you, so you have more control over your own biology,” Asprey explains. “It’s what you put in your mouth, it’s the air you breathe, it’s the light you’re exposed to. Most people have twice as much energy potential, but they’re doing hundreds of small things that hold them back.”
With out further ado , G-man’s top tip is The TrueDark Sleep and Performance Technology Glasses. Called the TrueDark Twilight, these bad boys are the business when it comes to blue light blocking glasses. They go beyond a simple blue light filter and block the entire spectrum of light that disrupts your sleep and performance. Used at night-time and for airline travel, your circadian rhythm has never been so sorted. There are even glasses to wear during the day to help filter out artificial blue ‘junk light most man-made light sources display. Called the TrueDark Daywalker, the two choices are The Prestige Elite (for average to wide faces) and the Prestige Elan for narrower or smaller faces. Use them when you’re indoors, working on computers, watching TV, or anywhere else junk light is impacting your performance. Some blue light during the day is good for you, and Daywalker Elite or Elans help bring the blue light from your devices and overhead lights back down to levels that are compatible with humans.
There are SO many benefits of the TrueDark glasses and I won’t list every single one as I will be here for ages so click on this link which will take you to the Biohacked website and you can get the whole scientific low down for yourself and buy them! These glasses have been so beneficial for my sleep and performance I can’t recommend them enough. Go on you know you want to!
Now for my next bit of gold. The HumanCharger® by Valkee.
Some really clever people in Finland worked out (and I quote) “The human brain, per se, is sensitive to light”. Recent discoveries have shown that there are photosensitive receptors throughout the human brain, much like those located in the retina of the eye. Photosensitive receptors can be accessed by light flowing through the ear canals and ear structure using HumanCharger® bright light therapy device, and its advanced LEDSet earbuds. When these photosensitive areas of the brain are stimulated by light, it affects the neural circuits in the brain via neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline).
As a result, when using HumanCharger®, you experience an increase in energy levels, improved mood, increased mental alertness and quicker recovery from the effects of jet lag. I have to admit I was slightly skeptical when I discovered this next product. I mean how can this possibly work? Lights in your ears? What better time to try it but on our recent trip home to New Zealand! The jet lag going there is a killer, trust me. You are nodding off at 6pm at night and wide awake at 3am….you have been there. I know you have. Anyway, we downloaded the app inputted our flight details and voila! There is a whole pre and post-flight protocol for you to follow on your phone. Too easy. Well, I have to say we had no Jet lag when we hit the shores of NZ. I was amazed. This has never happened, EVER. We felt great and followed the instructions down to the letter, which with the app was easy. Same thing on our way back via Hong Kong for three nights, all good there too! Then back to London and we have never felt this good. Our recovery has been amazing. I’m sold. Results may differ between people but I know I will be using it from now on.
If you want to read more sciencey stuff (is that even a word?) and buy it click the link HumanCharger and enter in the code PROMOD20 for 20% off your purchase !
There is a page of Do’s and Do nots so please follow the instructions carefully.