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How Biohacking Your Brain’s Health Improves Cognitive Function

Your brain is the control center of your body, responsible for everything from how you feel to how you move. But what if there was a way to control this control center by biohacking your brain’s health?

Biohacking, or more appropriately, neurohacking, is one of the best ways to take back your health and improve cognitive functions such as better memory and increased focus. From diet changes to embracing new health-tracking technology, neurohacking may be the key you need to unlock your best health.

In this guide, you will learn all about biohacking, including the cognitive benefits and how this technique can help you reach your health goals naturally.

Biohacking Meaning & Definition

Biohacking, also known as DIY Biology, is the process of making changes to the environment around you or inside of you to alter your physical and/or mental state to reach peak health. This generally consists of changing your diet, exercise, technology, or other lifestyle aspects that can range from minimal to drastic.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to biohacking, which can make this treatment risky if you try extreme experiments such as chip implants and using unregulated drugs.

Largely experimental, not all biohacking processes are regulated. But as more research continues to be conducted, this way to achieve longevity has only grown in popularity.

Common Examples of Biohacking

Here are some common examples of biohacking–and ones you may already be unknowingly doing!

  • Intermittent fasting
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Using a smartwatch to track sleep quality
  • Probiotics & prebiotics
  • Cryotherapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Bioelectrical treatments
  • Nootropics, otherwise known as “smart drugs”
Intermittent fasting as a way towards Biohacking your brain’s health

Board-certified doctors may recommend an evidence-based biohacking treatment plan, or individuals can experiment with biohacking outside of a clinical study.

Remember, what may work for one person, may not work for you. Always consult your physician before beginning any DIY treatment.

What Does it Mean to Biohack Your Brain?

Think of your brain as the control center of your body, full of cogs, wheels, and wires that connect to the rest of your body and control everything from your heartbeat to your hormones to your gut health.

One of the primary responsibilities of the brain is to control cognitive function, which includes your:

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Language
  • Problem-solving
  • Decision-making
  • Logical reasoning
  • Social cognition

But what does cognitive function have to do with biohacking?

Take a second to imagine a hacker sitting behind their laptop.

They’re typing away on their keyboard, trying out different techniques to break into a company’s server, until they finally gain control over valuable information.

With biohacking, you become the hacker of your brain.

You can experiment with different techniques such as dieting and exercise, to gain control of your biology, prevent risk of disease, and potentially prolong your lifespan.

Biohacking your brain’s health by opening your mind

Biohacking Your Brain’s Health: 5 Brain-Boosting Benefits

Unfortunately, biohacking won’t make you an immortal superhuman, but it can improve your quality of life.

Biohacking can be an effective way to improve physical and mental health:

  • Boost cognitive power, health, and performance
  • Improve memory & mental sharpness
  • Overcome fatigue/sleep issues
  • Decrease brain fog
  • Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

As you age, your brain degenerates, increasing your risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Many people between the ages of 30-55 have turned to biohacking to prevent this mental degeneration.

However, many biohacking techniques have been proven to help prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s, and support cognitive function.

Let’s take a closer look at how you can achieve these benefits.

How Biohacking Your Brain’s Health Supports Cognitive Function

When it comes to biohacking your brain, you can’t solely ‘think’ your way to health. While meditation is a great way to boost mental clarity & reduce stress (more on this later), you will need to make other changes to achieve maximum health benefits.

These changes can range from exercise and dieting to using cutting-edge technology to track and enhance your brain’s performance.

The good news is that you can start small. Creating new habits can take time, but if you want to reap the benefits of better cognitive function, then here are some brain-boosting changes that you should make.

1. Changing Your Diet

Have you heard the saying, “Food is fuel”?

It’s true! What you eat can have a total body effect, altering mood, energy, and more.

Biohacking your brain’s health starts with a healthy diet

A great way to start biohacking your brain’s health is through your diet.

That’s why you should avoid synthetic, processed foods full of preservatives and other nutrient-lacking ingredients that won’t give your body–or brain–the food you need.

Keep in mind that different foods may be better for one person and not for another. Always consult your physician before making drastic changes to your diet.

Remember, food is your medicine, or your poison, it is your choice, so choose wisely.

As a general rule of thumb, here are nutrient and vitamin-rich foods and diets to start incorporating into your day:

  • Eat plenty of omega-3’s
    • Foods like chia seeds, walnuts, salmon, trout, and fish oil are great sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and support learning, memory, and other cognitive functions.
  • Turmeric
  • Intermittent fasting
    • Intermittent fasting is one of the easiest brain-fueling diets you can adopt to fit your unique lifestyle. Generally, you and your physician choose a period of fasting, ranging from several hours to most of the day, to decrease inflammation and support cognitive health and boosts autophagy. This is great for longevity.

2. Changing Your Physical Activity

When it comes to biohacking your brain’s health, exercise is essential.

Not only does regular exercise help you feel better physically, but mentally as well.

Strength training at least 3 times a week and incorporating short sections of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into your workout routine can help increase cardiovascular fitness and metabolism, but can also help improve memory, increase blood flow, and help with attentiveness.

You don’t always need an intense sweat session to help boost your brain; going for long walks outdoors and a 30-minute yoga flow can do wonders for your brain, improving cognitive performance and memory, and decreasing your risk of mental decline and related diseases.


Biohacking your brain’s health can be done with physical exercise

3. Using Technology

Do you wear a smartwatch?

If so, then you’re already using biohacking technology.

Biohacking your brain’s health with technology

Smartwatches are a great way to track everyday performance such as steps, heart-rate recovery, sleep, and other functions, and act as a baseline you can use to set goals and improve current stats.

There are other unregulated forms of technology such as injections, chips, and tattoos that individuals use as biohacking tools. Many of these techniques lack adequate information to determine effectivity, and can come with increased risk. Always consult your doctor before attempting any of these techniques.

4. Other Lifestyle Changes

Say it with me: You need your sleep!

The recommended number of hours of sleep at night is between 7-8 hours for adults, while those under 18 require 9-10 hours.

When’s the last time you’ve gotten at least 7 hours of uninterrupted, restorative sleep?

If you’re unsure, it’s time to get some shut-eye. Here are some tips to improve your sleep quality:

  • Drink golden milk or take magnesium/GABA/L-theanine and melatonin
  • Cut out screentime (TV, iPad, phone, laptop) at least 3 hours before bed
  • Listen to soothing music or healing sound frequencies to help you fall asleep
  • Keep your bedroom cool and free from distractions
Biohacking your brain’s health can be done with better sleep

Another simple lifestyle change you can start making today is meditating. Practicing mindfulness is one of the best ways to decrease stress and increase your mind-body connection.

If you’ve never tried meditation, then start small. Sit in a room without distractions for a few minutes and focus on breathing. Work your way up each day, practicing breathwork.

The last recommendation for this article (but certainly not the least) is to socialize and form healthy relationships and bonds.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted people’s health in more ways than one. For many Americans, regular socialization with friends and family only became possible through screens.

Make time to meet your friends at least once a week! Regular socialization will help decrease loneliness, improve mood, and keep you mentally sharp.

Ready to Improve Your Cognitive Health Naturally?

At Synergistiq, we help patients identify the root cause of their symptoms with comprehensive labs to create a customized, natural treatment plan. From decreasing joint pain to boosting your mental sharpness, our evidence-based biohacking techniques can help you take back your health.

  • IV therapy (customized for any malady)
  • EBOO treatment
  • Plant-based nutrition & anti-inflammatory diet plans
  • Infrared sauna
  • Physician-regulated nootropics
  • Intermittent fasting
  • CVAC pod
  • Exosomes

Contact us to schedule your free consultation and discover the best biohacking and neurohacking treatments for YOU.
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