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Expert Biohacking Tips to Increase Your Athletic Performance and Recovery

Expert Biohacking Tips to Increase Your Athletic Performance and Recovery

What if we could level-up our performance by biohacking hydration and electrolyte protocols, maintaining peak alkalosis during workouts, and using key minerals to not only aid in workout recovery, but longevity as a whole?

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Try This Proven Breathing Exercise to Improve The Quality of Your Sleep

Try This Proven Breathing Exercise to Improve The Quality of Your Sleep

A recent sleep study showed that continuous paced breathing is a simple method to improve relaxation and promote better sleep. Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Slow Aging

How to Slow Aging

Can aging really be slowed or is that simply line being sold to health optimizers? Science doesn't lie. Here's what you need to know.

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How to Use Cold Therapy and Light Exposure to Boost Health and Longevity - An Interview With Thaddeus Owen

How to Use Cold Therapy and Light Exposure to Boost Health and Longevity - An Interview With Thaddeus Owen

Biohacker Thaddeus Owen discusses how our modern world has largely gotten rid of winter and why it’s come at a cost to our health, waistlines, and resilience in this transcript from a recent Collective Insights episode. 


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Brain Matters: How to Unlock Your Neuropotential With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

Brain Matters: How to Unlock Your Neuropotential With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

What follows is a transcript for a Collective Insights episode with Dr. Andrew Hill where we explored the incredible benefits associated with neurofeedback, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving focus and memory retention.

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Cutting-Edge Science: Is More Sleep The New Secret Sauce to Weight Loss?

Cutting-Edge Science: Is More Sleep The New Secret Sauce to Weight Loss?

Could getting more sleep help you lose weight? A 2022 study set out to answer that question. Here’s what you need to know.

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Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How to Train it for Greater Stress Resilience - An Interview With Dr. Jay Wiles

Heart Rate Variability (HRV): How to Train it for Greater Stress Resilience - An Interview With Dr. Jay Wiles

We explore what heart rate variability (HRV) is, how it affects the human body, and how to train it for greater stress resilience.

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6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

Do you know what oxidative stress is? Or how it negatively impacts our health and well-being? We explore the concerns around oxidative stress overload, and science-backed tips to address it.

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How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

How to Better Understand and Optimize Your Unique Brain With Neurofeedback - An Interview With Dr. Andrew Hill

This episode is all about the brain, specifically how to optimize cognitive performance and behaviors via neurofeedback. Learn how to safely train broad regulatory actions associated with mood, attention, self-regulation and self-control, sleep, energy, stress, anxiety, in this interview with Dr. Andrew Hill.

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How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

Knowledge of what the brain is doing during the experience of gratitude provides a window into gratitude’s relationship to mental health and resilience. This is your brain on gratitude.

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6 Sleep Optimization Tools For Neurohackers That Our Team Loves

6 Sleep Optimization Tools For Neurohackers That Our Team Loves

One way we can support and optimize our sleep is through the use of sleep technology. Read on to learn of six sleep optimization tools Neurohackers can’t get enough of.

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Melatonin's Role in Sleep Regulation: The Science Behind The Darkness Hormone

Melatonin's Role in Sleep Regulation: The Science Behind The Darkness Hormone

If you’re among those who regularly reach for melatonin as a holistic option to end an unhealthy sleep cycle, it’s smart to understand exactly how melatonin works.

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Debunking Sleep Debt: Can You Really Catch up on Lost Sleep?

Debunking Sleep Debt: Can You Really Catch up on Lost Sleep?

We lost an hour of sleep every night last week because of a looming project due at the end of the workweek. Over the weekend we slept in, in an effort to recoup those precious Zzzs. Is that it? Have we paid back our sleep debt with no lasting consequences to our health? Here's what science has to say.

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The Neuroscience of Sleep: How Sleep Works and How to Get More of It

The Neuroscience of Sleep: How Sleep Works and How to Get More of It

Getting a good night’s sleep requires timing and precision of what to release, where in the brain to release it, and when to release it. In a nutshell: sleep isn’t simple. The good news is that the brain can effectively regulate all of these different factors with the right support. But in order to support the sleep process, we must first understand the neuroscience of sleep.

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Eight Healthy Morning Habits to Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Start Your Day

Eight Healthy Morning Habits to Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Start Your Day

Find a successful person and you will find a structured morning routine.

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Take Control of Chronic Stress: Q&A with Dr. David Rabin

Take Control of Chronic Stress: Q&A with Dr. David Rabin

Imagine having the tools to manage your stress levels, even on the most challenging of days. The co-founder, co-inventor and Chief Innovation Officer of Apollo Neuro, Dr. David Rabin, is a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist who has studied mental health extensively with a particular interest in new, promising, non-invasive treatments that don't carry a significant risk. He co-created the Apollo device, which is wearable technology that uses vibration to balance the nervous system. Apollo brings the body back into balance by sending safety signals to our brains through our sense of touch, just like when someone gives us a hug on a bad day. Read on for a Q&A with Dr. David Rabin.

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How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

How to Sleep According to Your Sleep Chronotype: An Interview with Michael Breus, PhD

Sleep is mysterious and most people don’t think about needing to learn how to sleep, but it's one of the most critical things for our health. The Sleep Doctor, Michael Breus, joins us to share his wisdom on resting well. He has an impressive background in sleep medicine that includes regularly contributing to the Dr. Oz Show, serving as the Sleep Expert for WebMD and writing several books.

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SLEEP TECHNOLOGY FOR NEUROHACKERS & BIOHACKERS: TOOLS DESIGNED TO UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

SLEEP TECHNOLOGY FOR NEUROHACKERS & BIOHACKERS: TOOLS DESIGNED TO UPGRADE YOUR SLEEP

From grounding mats to high tech light bulbs, this list has a little of everything you can use to optimize your sleep. Learn all about the best practices and top tools designed to upgrade your sleep. You can make your sleep practices easier with the use of sleep technology. Read on for the best products to help you get more light in the day and darkness at night, stay cool while you sleep, track what helps or hinders your sleep, and more.

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Qualia Night Ingredients

Qualia Night Ingredients

QUALIA NIGHT combines 25 ingredients used to support a broad array of processes and pathways involved in relaxation, sleep, stress resilience, cognition, rejuvenation, and immunity.

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Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

These science-backed sleep tips and tricks will help you wake up feeling amazing.

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Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night was designed to support the shift from daytime function, a period characterized by activity, into the rest, repair and rejuvenation functions that dominate the night.

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Sleep and Biohacking: An Interview with Andrew Hill

Sleep and Biohacking: An Interview with Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Join us as we explore tools for improving sleep, boosting brain performance, and busting anxiety.

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Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Cold and flu season runs from about October to May. As I write this, on March 19, we are still in the midst of the time of year when getting sick from viruses that cause colds and flu is common.

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L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot synthesize it: it must be obtained from the diet. It’s been known for decades that L-tryptophan has niacin equivalent activity in the body (i.e., we can make NAD+ molecules from it). L-tryptophan is unique because it’s the only way to build NAD+ that doesn’t start from vitamin B3. It does this by a de novo synthesis pathway, which creates a niacin molecule through a series of biological reactions. So, L-tryptophan’s inclusion would seem to be a natural fit in a formulation that wants to support boosting NAD+

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Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb often referred to as “Indian ginseng.” Within this system of it was classified as a general tonic and strength promoting. Its uses included infusing energy and vigor in circumstances characterized by exhaustion or a lack of physical energy. 

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