What’s all the hubbub about biohacking, and how can you get started?
Biohacking sounds like a fabled talent only few are capable of and that will turn you into a cyborg. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! Biohacking is another modern buzzword that’s gaining a lot of traction, but in fact has long term roots in human history. One could argue that humans have been biohacking ever since they formed a relationship with adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms, predating Traditional Chinese Herbalism and ayurveda.
It’s true, however, that biohacking is at its peak right now. With a few quick searches, you gain access to a vast library of research at your fingertips; all herbs and their supportive functions become quickly available to your knowledge.* Even better, there’s communities of online bio-hackers committed to self-experimentation ready to update the internet on their recent biohacking successes. The information superhighway has been greatly conducive to the advance of biohacking. But what is biohacking exactly?
Biohacking can be as simple as making minor diet changes, or supplementing with adaptogens and nootropics. It’s coined, “do-it-yourself” biology, because it allows individuals to gain greater control of their biological functions with relatively simple lifestyle changes.* But the results reaped from biohacking may be quite life changing.* Biohacking implements subtle changes and attempts to potentially see great results!* Eventually gene editing and other technological advancements will really emphasize the hack in biohack, but for now it’s your classic mom ‘n pop stuff!*
Biohacking isn’t just reserved to supplementation and diet changes, lifestyle changes such as meditation and exercise are also considered biohacking. Anything that allows you to have some control over your physiology is considered biohacking.* While it seems rather simple, the dogma surrounding biohacking is revolutionary. In a world where genetics predominate most of our understanding around health, it’s refreshing to ascertain a level of autonomy over your health and biology.*
Biohacking with Mushrooms:
There are many modi operandi when it comes to biohacking, but a method we know and love is biohacking with mushrooms!
Lion’s Mane: Lion’s Mane is the first 'smart' mushroom and it’s familiar territory among biohackers. When it comes to cognitive biohacking, Lion’s Mane is considered biohacking 101. Even people who don’t experiment much with mushrooms consider Lion’s Mane a great choice for cognitive support.* Lion’s Mane has a lot of power hidden behind its beard, and can make for a great study aid or help find a moment of clarity.* It’s no surprise that this supplement has made its way into the biohacking community. Supplementing with our Lion’s Mane Focus Tincture is a great way to get started. It may help support healthy mental clarity, recall, focus, and even gut health!*
Turkey Tail: Turkey Tail is a lesser known mushroom that still purports benefits.* One of Turkey Tail’s greatest benefits is its ability to promote healthy cell turnover.* In the biohacking community, a supplement that’s able to promote healthy cell turnover is considered the holy grail. Turkey Tail is a great place to start if you’re looking to start biohacking healthy cell growth and regeneration.*
Reishi: Biohackers’ interest in Reishi’s immune-supporting properties aren’t just a sign of the times. Reishi is an excellent way into the world of biohacking, as you’ll be starting off with one of the most crucial bodily functions, the immune response.* Reishi’s also great for promoting a sense of calm, and can help you unwind after a busy day. Our Reishi Calm Tincture supports immune function, cardiovascular health, and the body’s ability to process occasional stress.*
Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet, it’s not so scary after all! You won’t turn into a cyborg, in fact you’ll just become a more optimally supported human being!* Hopefully, the morsels you’ve gained from this blog have been great foundational steps into biohacking. But don’t stop at mushrooms! The internet is your oyster when considering biohacking; find reputable sources and take autonomy over your health.