Gaining a performance edge from supplements can be seen two ways: objectively and subjectively. Both are important for athletes to consider. Give these supplements a try and see for yourself if there are any performance benefits, whether it's time off your miles or simply feeling better.
There's nothing like a good massage to relax your body. But releasing stress starts in the mind. Magnesium is the nutrient with numerous mechanisms for total body calm. Find out what makes magnesium the original chill pill.
Caffeine gives you that extra boost to get the most mileage out of your day, while L-theanine can help you destress from it. But when you combine the two, they do much more than just coexist.
You've considered supplementing with magnesium, but what about adding glycinate to the mix? Glycinate promotes better sleep and collagen production. Learn how pairing magnesium with glycinate makes for the ideal supplement.
You know all the benefits of caffeine from coffee–but what about its counterpart, L-theanine, found in tea? This amino acid helps cover the spectrum of overall health, and can help with stress, memory and the immune system. Learn about how L-theanine works and how to supplement with it.
A natural carotenoid pigment found in salmon muscle and crustaceans, astaxanthin can have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-fatiguing powers. Whether you’re an athlete or just someone seeking a natural alternative to over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, astaxanthin supplementation may be beneficial for you.
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat conditions ranging from anxiety to impotency. Find out why this herb is at the top of the nootropic game, and may be able to help you improve things like endurance exercise and cognitive function.
Petteri Lahtela, the CEO of Oura Ring, joins us this week to share the cutting-edge technology behind the ring and its implications beyond sleep. Is one finger really a better sensor point than the entire wrist (ala Apple Watch)? What else can heart rate variability tell us about the performance and state of our bodies? How can we use information from multiple biosignals to optimize sleep? We discuss and ponder over it all in this hour-long episode.
When most people think about blood sugar, they're concerned about diabetes (which has become an American epidemic). The good news is—steps can be taken to lower blood sugar, and thus, rise for developing diabetes. Find out the best ways of lowering blood sugar levels, from diet to ketones.
Bacopa monnieri can have a significant effect on cognitive function. But it can also reduce depression and anxiety while enhancing memory and attention. Here's how to supplement with it.
With claims like fat loss, enhanced cognition, clear skin, even increased testosterone production...is red light therapy too good to be true? Let's discuss with Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv.
Alcohol, for all its importance in cultures around the globe, is a neurotoxin. How does a health-conscious person consume it knowing the drawbacks? Let's welcome Todd White to discuss Dry Farm Wines - A keto-friendly and sugar-free "biohacked" wine.
Power your body and mind with ketosis. Self-proclaimed biohacker Siim Land has been experimenting with these levers much of his life, recently sharing his knowledge and experiments with the world. While he has dabbled in many biohacks, his bread and butter interventions, or should we say just butter, are keto and intermittent fasting. He joins the HVMN Podcast to dive into all things ketosis!
Can electrifying your brain make you learn faster and improve performance? We explore the potential of transcranial direct stimulation with Dr. Daniel Chao, the CEO of Halo Neuroscience.
Worried about your cholesterol while eating keto? With years of rigorous n=1 self-experiments around low-carb diets, Dave Feldman is helping drive a new conversation around cholesterol by challenging the traditional lipid hypothesis. He shares what a ketogenic diet “hyper-responder” is, the role of cholesterol in the body and how risky high cholesterol really is (in context of other biomarkers), and reflects on the good and bad of modern scientific research culture.
Dr. Brianna Stubbs tends to read a lot of scientific literature...a lot. In this episode of Research Roundup, Dr. Stubbs dives into three papers studying the influence of our biological clock: The circadian rhythm.
Intermittent fasting has been one of the most important cultural pillars that we’ve built at HVMN. The body of research behind fasting is robust and rapidly growing. It's been over a two year journey for us, and we expect this cultural component to continue to grow.
Stem cell penis injections, the optimal exercise routine for human longevity, & fueling with ketones. Ben Greenfield, the human guinea pig, has arrived on the HVMN Podcast.
Pandora's box was opened when Dr. He Jiankui created the world's first gene-edited babies. Let's discuss this controversial scientific milestone in an unfiltered episode of the HVMN Podcast.
Approaching knowledge work as an endurance sport for your mind, the challenges of research studies on cognition and how to interpret cognitive performance data, and the impact of technology on learning and attention span.
The average human reaction time is 284 milliseconds. Vince Mancinni, a professional gamer, has a reaction time of 97ms. How did he achieve this?
The carnivore diet. Eat meat, drink water. With no vegetables, fruits, or carbs, the carnivore diet is reaching fad/cult status as a nutritional strategy that some swear by...while many wave off as unscientific and unsafe. Let's explore the diet with Travis Statham, a moderator for various carnivore online communities.
In this episode of Research Roundup, Dr. Brianna Stubbs dives into three research papers relating to the topic of aging and longevity: BHB Prevents Vascular Senescence Through hnRNP A1-Mediated Upregulation of Oct4, Quantitative Analysis of NAD Synthesis-Breakdown Fluxes, & Young Blood Reverses Age-Related Impairments in Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity in Mice.
Josh Macin was at the top of his world: He was a recently minted Brazilian Ji Jitsu world champion and had a stable sales career with a healthy family life. He was, on the surface, completely healthy. Over a two week period, he mentally broke down and began to lose his sanity: Depression ensued, panic attacks became a regular occurrence, & suicidal thoughts were not uncommon. When his doctors and traditional pharmaceuticals couldn’t help him, Josh went on a three- year journey to figure out what he could do to cure himself and essentially save his own life.
DNA is the heart of life. The idea of manipulating this fundamental building block of life has teased humanity, but what happens when we actually have that power? Let's discuss with Dr. Josiah Zayner, who was the first person ever to attempt altering his DNA by injecting himself with CRISPR-Cas9.