Gone are the days when people could not do anything about their physical shape, mental state, or even emotional health and wellbeing without the help of medical experts.
These days, you can study yourself and make changes that will positively affect the way you look, feel, function, with respect to your natural biology — and this is possible because of biohacking.
Naturally, your body has a steady way that it functions, and this affects every single thing about your life. If you make poor health choices, this natural flow of your biology will be negatively affected and you could get sick, depressed, and out of shape in many ways.
If bad actions can affect natural human biology, the good ones can also make things better for you. This is the idea behind biohacking, and people have been able to modify their lives in many ways by making use of this amazing knowledge of biohacking.
By making consistent small changes in your diet, you can biohack your way into a much healthier body. For other things that you want your body to be or do, you can carefully make steady changes to the way you live your life, and you will get the outcome you want.
Because of the many modifications that people want in their different lives and environments, biohacking has evolved beyond weight loss or gain. Not only have people been able to improve their brain functionality and reduce aging, some have gone as far as evolving with technology.
This is why with biohacking, it is now possible for people to turn themselves into some form of cyborg — a process that involves making some part of their bodies to work as machines.
There are different forms of biohacking
Thanks to how wide biohacking has become, it can be harnessed in many forms. Among all the possible types of biohacking, there are three forms that are being used far more commonly than others.
- DIY Biology
- Nutrigenomics biohacking
- Grinder biohacking
These forms of biohacking take the lead because they cover the most common needs of people that are interested in using biohacking to modify their lives.
This form of biohacking is so common that most people now use do-it-yourself biology and biohacking interchangeably, even when both terms do not have the same meaning.
In the world of biotechnology, people who are very knowledgeable and experienced have a strong desire to explore biohacking, so they are the ones who majorly encourage the practice of DIY Biology and partake in it with all that expertise they have.
With the advice, tips, and methods shared to everyday people by biotechnology experts, many have been able to carry out DIY Biohacking on themselves without a lab and in the absence of any medical professional.
Since the experts are the ones sharing these techniques, it is no surprise that more people are recording positive outcomes through this method of biohacking.
It is not the easiest method to modify your mind and body, but do-it-yourself biology is still topping the methods that people are choosing to use.
The term “nutrigenomics” is a word made out of nutrition and genomics. So it is quite clear that nutrigenomics biohacking has a lot to do with what you eat and the type of nutrients that get into the body.
In nutrigenomics biohacking, the process works because experts discovered that the human genetic makeup can be figured out and enhanced or manipulated by testing checking how the consumption of certain nutrients affect a person’s health progressively.
For the people that are trying to lose or gain weight, this is the go-to method of biohacking. Since it involves modifying the body based on the amount of foods and their nutrients, it is a very effective method, especially for those that have been using different weight loss methods without seeing results.
It is by far the most common form of biohacking, and also the easiest to carry out. This is because things like food and medical tests do not require so much money and scientific expertise.
It is already common knowledge that biohacking has evolved to the point that people now see their body parts as hackable — just like computers. And the ginger method of biohacking is the technology behind it.
The biohackers that use this method are called grinders, and they aim to make certain parts of their body half or complete machines, so that those hacked parts can be used to do enhanced activities that normal human body parts cannot do.
Biohacking effectiveness, risks, and safety
The different types of biohacking, especially the ginger method could look overwhelming, and this has made a lot of people question the entire effectiveness of the procedure.
But luckily, there have been multiple reports of success when it comes to biohacking, that is why more people are getting their hands into it.
While “Gingers” hack into people’s body parts and make them do normally impossible things, nutrigenomics biohacking can help with weight, disease prevention, prolonging lifespan, physical fitness, regulation of blood pressure, and many more.
The DIY method is most preferred for corrective requirements. As long as the right experts have shared the techniques, the benefits can really help lives.
Despite positive outcomes of biohacking, there have been concerns about risk and safety of all procedures. This is normal because hazards can still occur during the simplests scientific operations, so it is only expected that people will worry for the safety of biohacking.
So far, the safest form of biohacking is nutrigenomics biohacking. This is because it is less complicated and involves safe procedures like taking supplements, eating based on a special diet, tests, etc.
As for the ginger and DIY Biohacking methods, a lot of people still consider it a no-go area because of different beliefs. So the mere mention of experimenting with the body will be greeted with rejection by most people.
It is risky, no doubt. But as long as the process is properfly regulated by the right professionals, biohacking will be safe for those willing to do it.