Micro-dosing LSD is indeed an option for some silicon valley tech-professionals when trying to hack job performance. Apparently, a small dose of the hallucinogen called lysergic acid diethylamide-25 (or LSD) can support creativity.
There’s also research supporting that single crystals in cockroach milk have three times the energy of dairy milk leading to more focus and energy.
Sounds crazy, right? It is. The point is that people will never stop looking for brain boosting nutrition, however, there’s enough evidence that mother nature provides them already.
This blog is dedicated to educating you about your system, so you don’t have to drink cockroach milk or consider LSD anymore.
“The compounds of superfoods can stimulate brain cells to release mood-altering dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. They can reset or detoxify your entire system or boost cognitive performance.”
The following explains how you can prepare your system before hacking it with superfoods.
Why aren’t many people taking advantage of superfoods to boost brain performance?
The simple answer: Most people will mix superfoods with other foods in their diet that are counterproductive.
The more complex “Biohacker” answer: Your brain needs to keep the right balance of fats, amino acids, glucose, micronutrients, and proteins. Micronutrients, for example, help your brain to work more efficiently for a longer period of time. But to transform these micronutrients, your brain needs the right fuel (e.g. essential fatty acids such as omega 3&6 vs. but trans fat or saturated fats).
To learn more about the balance mentioned above, take a minute to watch this video. It will give you a foundational understanding of how your brain reacts to food.
In the next parts we will cover:
Keep part A. handy, the goal of this blog is to educate you further, based on this foundational knowledge.
Superstar fats (icon/image): Omega 3&6 = essential fatty acids
→ crucial for maintenance & creation of cell membrane.
→ must come from our diets, see point A. above.
Where to get them: Nuts, seeds, fatty fish.
Where to not get them: French fries, pizza, ice cream. No trans & saturated fats, please!
Proteins & amino acids: Neurotransmitters (!)
→ Amino acids provide the chemical messengers that transport signals between neurons
→ They manipulate our emotions & behavior including: Mood, sleep & focus
→ Proteins can improve energy levels
Where to get them: The understanding on which foods can provide the essential amino acids has shifted in the past 5-10 years. Against the previous belief that amino acids have to come from animal-based foods, they can be found in a variety of plant-based foods. Even Google will tell you that a number of amino acids in spirulina exceeds the quantity found in meat. (see our list of superfoods below)
How to setup your system for enhancement with superfoods:
If you’re drinking Matcha (with MCT oil) in the morning, as recommended above, add a turmeric tea in the afternoon or simply mix it up throughout the day. You will feel the effect.MCT Oil: MCT (medium chain triglycerides) Oil is a coconut derived super fat. It is one of the fastest sources of clean fuel for your brain. It takes fewer steps to convert into caloric energy than carbs and boosts metabolism.
For a continuation of this list, please look out for part 2 of this article!
There are different ways of accomplishing this. Intermittent fasting and ketone diets are trending at the moment, but I personally prefer a simpler, less extreme approach: Detox.
Think about it this way:
If your tank is half full with low-quality gasoline it’s not ideal to just mix it with better quality fuel. In order to feel the full impact of the higher quality fuel, you will need to empty your tank first.
If done right, a detox can cleanse your body in up to 14 days and set the stage for exponential performance increase via consumption of superfoods. Download this Reset & Detox guide for a step by step program on how to cleanse your system below.
Follow the tips on creating a good balance of amino acids, fatty acids and micronutrients in this article. If you’re starting from scratch, check out this strategy on developing a system of resetting, restoring, and amplifying your system’s performance. For even more detailed information on how to boost brain performance with superfoods, feel free to download this guide:
If you have any experiences with superfoods or other methods you found to be effective, please join us on Facebook and leave a comment using #truebiohack.
And stay tuned for part 2 of this article!
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