What is Biohacking?
There are already many articles written on Biohacking 101. Biohacking is a very broad and yet vague term that can cover a huge range of activities, such as supporting individual health with diet, nutrition, exercise, and meditation, to trying to genetically change your body, implant technology, and subjecting your body to extreme therapies that don’t necessarily have much scientific evidence.
The extreme therapies such as stem cell experimentation, intermittent fasting, cryotherapy (subjecting yourself to extreme cold), and young blood transfusions, get attention in the news, but that is not our focus at RS Labs.
Biohacking 411 promotes individual health and supports the body’s microbiome with diet, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and minimizing exposure to environmental contaminants.
These approaches can be used to enhance overall health, immune health, energy, focus, potentially enhance healthy lifespan, and the ability to excel at everyday activities including work, sports, raising a family, and staying strong and healthy.
What makes RS Labs Different for Biohacking?
We combine a creative approach to understanding the body, with abundant research, expert formulation knowledge, coaching, and a devotion to quality in everything we do.
Our five approaches include:
- Avoiding and removing micro-contaminants that interrupt the body’s natural healthy state.
- Providing micro-nutrients that may be missing from the diet.
- Providing support for the body’s natural protective microbiome.
- Providing support for the body’s natural healing by supporting sleep, cellular energy, and exercise.
- Coaching support to integrate lifestyle plans, stress management and behavioral change and help you through the transitions.
The biohacker who is on their game has a distinct advantage. Whether they are an executive, professional, weekend warrior, mom or dad, they are more alert, think faster and smarter, and have the energy to shine. The person who gets a good night’s sleep, doesn’t get sick, is alert, has a great attitude, and has the innate energy to persevere in spite of the inevitable obstacles, will be a person who feels good about themselves and their accomplishments.
All these characteristics can be enhanced with a relatively healthy diet, sleep, exercise, and nutritional supplementation.
Coffee and sweeteners or carbs are great stimulants, but they do not provide true energy for your brain and body to operate at its best.
Biohacking and Foundational Health
What kind of a body can you build on a weak foundation? I suppose it is a body that is not balanced and subject to health issues.
Most people have experienced the dilemma of a failed hard drive or no longer supported operating system on an older computer. Is it worth replacing the drive or upgrading the operating system? Often the best decision is to work on the fundamentals, rather than only treating the problem or symptom. This leads one to upgrading their entire platform, rather than just focusing on the immediate problem. While I’m not suggesting that you get yourself a new body, I am suggesting that you work on the fundamentals before or while dealing with a trigger or symptom.
How old are you? Just remember, it took years for you to attain your current health. Our approaches take time to hack any weaknesses that have accumulated over all those years. Some supplements take a month for a noticeable change, others may take 9-12 months of regular use.
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bruce Ames, in his recent publications, identifies 30 micronutrients that he calls both critical and longevity nutrients. Dr. Ames hypothesizes that episodic nutrient gaps in a persons’ diet leads to diseases of aging such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Likewise, episodic gaps in longevity nutrients leads to a shorter lifespan than those people who do not suffer dietary deficiency. As a Biohacker, your focus is on both increased health span and lifespan.
Most of these critical and longevity nutrient hacks are available in Maximum Vitality multi and all of them are available in The Traveler and Road Warrior Daily Packs. Bruce and his wife Professor Giovanna Ames were quite impressed that RS Labs products included all these nutrients before he published what he considers the capstone work of his 70-year career. Of course, I have been a follower of Prof Ames for years. Professor Ames has spoken on behalf of our company at multiple medical conferences. That is the value of friends in high places and being asked to read and provide feedback on important research before it is published.
Foundational Supplements for Biohacking
Maximum Vitality® multivitamin helps fill the inevitable gaps in a good or not so good diet. As the old saying goes, a system is only as good as its weakest link. Your mind and body perform to their best when there are not gaps in their micro-nutrient needs.
E=MC2 Endurance Formula™ increases overall energy production, maximizes endurance capacity, and enhances cognitive function.* Targeted for cognitive health, cardiovascular health, and sexual health. It is our ultimate performance hack.
Executive Edge™ provides the omega-3s and phospholipids that power your brain and body. This special omega-3 source provides these nutrients in a form that passes through
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The brain uses more energy than any other organ in the body. It’s the one that you want to be consistently firing on all cylinders. Executive Edge™ provides natural brain energy.
Biohacking for Specific Health Goals
Once you have a strong foundation, which does include a good diet and exercise, these specialty hacks may be useful based on your specific health goals. Please see the more in-depth descriptions in the related sections of our website.
Gut Optimizer™. All nutrients, except oxygen, are digested and absorbed through the gut. Hack your microbiome (the bacteria in your gut) to be at its best. Not only does the microbiome support digestion of food, but it intelligently provides protection against harmful environmental contaminants. And the microbiome supports the intelligent elimination of the body’s waste material. About half of a bowel movement is bacteria that has given its life in support of the host – you. Hack your microbiome with a variety of strains and a multi-billion dose of probiotics such as in Gut Optimizer™.
Gut Optimizer™ Colostrum is an advanced adjunct biohacker for gut and whole body microbiome health. Gut Optimizer™ Colostrum contains lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, and Proline-Rich Polypeptides (PRPs), the secret peptide complex developed by mother nature critical to microbiome health. This is based on advanced science with some very thorough research well summarized in the book Peptide Immunotherapy, a Physician’s Reference Guide by Andrew M Keech.
Flush!™ Colon Cleanse “A clear colon, a clear mind.” Flush!™ Colon Cleanse contains bulking psyllium hydrophilic fiber to promote internal cleansing.* Triphala herbs to stimulate peristalsis and minimize gas and bloating which occurs with other fiber formulas.* Beneficial to use in conjunction with Micro-Contaminant Detox Formula™ for final clearance of chelated micro-contaminants.
Equilibrium!™ CBD Hemp Tincture with natural Cinnamon or Peppermint flavor, helps maintain equilibrium with ORGANIC, FULL SPECTUM (including as many as 500 phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids), NANO-ENHANCED for superior bioavailability, Supercritical CO2 extracted CBD Hemp tincture. It hacks the endocannabinoid system to help with occasional minor anxiety, occasional minor pain, relaxation and sleep.
Herbal Siesta™ combines the powerful properties of melatonin and GABA with key amino acids and soothing herbs. This uniquely comprehensive combination provides a potent and relaxing nighttime hack.
Magna-Soothe™ During times of stress, magnesium stores in the body can be depleted.* Hacking with Magna-Soothe™ calms the muscles and nerves, supporting deep relaxation.* Magnesium is beneficial for heart health, bone strength, a healthy immune system, muscle relaxation and nervous system balance.*
Colloidal Silver is known to support the body’s defenses when under occasional stress.* For biohacking our Colloidal Silver is produced by a unique electrical-chemical process that charges the silver particles for suspension in de-ionized water to ensure purity, potency, homogeneity, and stability.*
Green C™ The strongest immune system wins! The benefits of vitamin C are energized in Green C™, which is designed to make more vitamin C available for immune support and free radical scavenging. After vitamin C carries out its antioxidant function of neutralizing free radicals, it is oxidized and spent. The unique blend of antioxidants in Green C™ – non acidic Vitamin C, alpha-lipoic acid, N-acetyl cysteine, quercetin, and grape seed extract – help to reactivate and recycle vitamin C in the body. This hack provides the body with increased antioxidant activity, an upgraded, robust C for healthy aging, immune health and heart health.*
Sunshine D3-5000™ Vitamin D is normally produced by bacteria on the skin from ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food. As more people shower with chlorinated water, use topical antibacterials, or sunscreen to avoid sun exposure, Vitamin D hacking becomes even more necessary to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply.* Sunshine D3-5000™ provides vitamin D3 in a highly-absorbable organic extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) oral softgel form.*
Curaflame™ Curcumin contains antioxidants that hack your immune system and inflammatory balance.* It inhibits the COX-II enzyme, reducing minor occasional pain following normal exercise.*
Nootroperall Focus!™ Hack your cognitive function, particularly focus, memory, creativity, and motivation in healthy individuals with nootropics in Nootroperall Focus!™ * With Phosphatidylserine (PS), Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC), Alpha GPC, Vinpocetine, and more. Pam Smith MD, chairperson of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) Fellowship Program regularly takes and recommends Phosphatidylserine for long-term brain health. Acetyl L-Carnitine is the form of carnitine that provides the energy source for neuronal ATP support.
Memory Nootropics™ provide biohacks that may improve cognitive function, focus, memory, creativity, or motivation in healthy individuals.