Biohacking was originally coined by Dave Asprey, an overweight Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur who wanted better for his life. The original biohacker, Dave is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, author of The Bulletproof Diet, and the man behind the biggest health category podcast on iTunes.
Think of biohacking like this. Why do people drink coffee in the morning? To wake up, become alert, and concentrate on the day ahead. Why do people listen to smooth jazz or soft rock instead of pulse-pounding techno? To relax and unwind, or fall asleep. Biohackers are acutely aware of how the things we put into our bodies and minds — be it substances, sounds or images — can have a huge impact on how we feel, behave and perform. Their focus is on tweaking those things in order to achieve better outputs, namely:
more energy and focus
wellness and freedom from disease
better memoryoptimal performance in business and athletics
a longer, healthier life
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a top biohack recommended by Dave Asprey and widely used by those who want to optimise their biology and be healthier, fitter and live longer. It’s a way of giving your body more oxygen than it usually gets from the air.
Why is more oxygen so good for you?
HBOT is popular with biohackers because oxygen is the primary prerequisite for human life to exist. It’s our most basic and fundamental need. Starved of oxygen, we’d die within seconds. Oxygen powers all of our body’s processes, so taking in more oxygen is a way of enhancing those processes.
HBOT is a straightforward, non-invasive and painless procedure whereby patients enter a private, single person, purpose-built chamber called a hyperbaric chamber. Inside, patients inhale pure oxygen at 2 times the normal atmospheric pressure. The heightened pressure conditions increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, which allows the body to absorb 10-15 times more oxygen than normal.
Biohackers see HBOT as a way of “upgrading” their body and mind. It may sound far-fetched, but here is a list of the ways in which increased oxygenation is scientifically proven to boost your physical and mental functioning:
HBOT and Anti-Ageing
Biohackers are concerned with optimising their physical and mental functioning so they can live longer, healthier lives. This is another reason why they’re so enthusiastic about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The procedure increases energy, quickens cell growth and tissue repair, and improves immunity, circulation and neurological performance. These benefits combined make HBOT an effective anti-ageing tool.
Scientists and medical practitioners are already seeing proof that increased oxygenation from HBOT can reduce wrinkles and lines and dramatically improve skin conditions. It can also delay the onset of age-related conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s, which are contributed to by our lungs’ declining ability to absorb oxygen. In effect, HBOT keeps us looking and feeling young for longer.
HBOT and performance
Here at the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre in Chelsea, London, we help a large number of amateur and professional sportspersons, including performance athletes, jockeys and footballers. Our clinic is frequented by well-known Chelsea and Arsenal players who are keen to boost their endurance and resilience, cut down their injury recovery time, and improve their performance on the pitch.
Our very own world-famous hyperbaric expert, Robert Pender, says:
The worlds of sports and biohacking have both embraced the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as an invaluable resource for life improvement.
See what it can do for you and contact us on 02038231212 firstname.lastname@example.org or book a consultation with our in-house hyperbaric expert, Robert Pender, where you can discuss your requirements and decide upon a suitable course of hyperbaric therapy.