Biohacking may be a crazy-sounding name, but it isn’t crazy at all. It’s simply about maximising the potential of our body and mind, and trying to be the absolute best version of ourselves. Biohackers take a systems-thinking approach to their biology, using a variety of methods to get the most from their minds, bodies and lives.

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:

arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  mental clarity
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  more energy and focus
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  wellness and freedom from disease
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  better memoryoptimal performance in business and athletics
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  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:

right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  Extra oxygen increases the body’s levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the body’s battery. In other words, HBOT “recharges” you, boosting your energy and promoting faster recovery from fatigue.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  Oxygen is necessary for cell growth and regeneration, and HBOT is able to revive damaged tissues much faster than normal.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  Extra oxygen facilitates fast growth of new blood vessels necessary for healing and repair, reducing swelling and inflammation and improving blood flow.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  HBOT boosts your immune system. This is because oxygen is a natural antiviral and antibiotic medicine, so extra oxygen enhances the ability of your white blood cells to kill infections.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  HBOT users have 8 times the amount of stem cells circulating in their bodies. Stem cells are capable of travelling to areas of the body affected by inflammation or injury and transforming into new cells, hastening tissue repair.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  HBOT users are known to experience sharper mental clarity and concentration and significantly decreased ‘brain fog’.
right-arrow-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy  Scientific literature says that HBOT helps the body to recover from an array of medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome or ME, fibromyalgia, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer’s, sports injuries, fractures and burns.

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:

Many eminent sports stars are openly using HBOT as a aid to recover from injuries and boost their performance. Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid tore his hamstring and, despite a normal recovery time of 3-4 weeks, returned to play in 9 days because of HBOT. And after only 5 sessions of HBOT, endurance runner Ellan Laquaniello improved her performance by 35%.

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 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.

Get in touch today

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre
The Chelsea Bridge Clinic
Ground Floor, Riverfront 368
Queenstown Rd

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help with:
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Sports Injuries
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Chronic Fatigue
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Wellness & Beauty
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Anti-Aging
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Biohacking
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Plastic Surgery Recovery
arrow hyperbaric oxygen therapy  Performance Enhancement

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