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Everyday I remind myself of something I have not done that I wish I had. Not to ruminate, but simply to remind myself that if I had been true to myself and working everyday to be a better version of myself (life is a single player game), then I would have more likely been in a position (the right state of mind and body) to naturally take said action.

"You miss a 100% of the shots you don't take.
You don't even notice the opportunities you're not ready for."


Every failure is a growth opportunity.

We see biohacking as the opportunity to elevate life to a higher degree. Here's some knowledge to help get there.

In this post:

  1. Your brain is fat: it needs to stay that way.
  2. The G.O.A.T: Novak Djokovic.
  3. Natural light does so much more than just help us produce vitamin D.
  4. Enzymes, probiotics and HCL: all you need to know for optimal digestive health.
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Your Brain Is Fat: It Needs To Stay That Way 

You have a big fat brain. Accounting for nearly 60% of the miraculous, gelatinous blob sitting in our heads, this fat is rich in omega-3 fatty acids - essential in the diet and critical for brain development and functioning. So are you getting enough?

Not all fatty acids are created equal. With DHA comprising over 90 percent of the total omega-3 fatty acids in your brain and up to 25 percent of the total fat content, we have evolved alongside this ancient nutrient, discovering that it provides optimal conditions for a wide range of cell membrane functions and is essential for brain and eye development.

Here’s to our algae-based future. You have a big, fat, beautiful brain. Use it, feed it well and keep it that way. A vast and growing range of Omega-3 vegan algal supplements are available right now.

Source: Plant Based News

The G.O.A.T: Novak Djokovic

A stimulating and thought-provoking conversation between Chervin (Cymbiotika founder) and the world’s top tennis player Novak Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Djokovic has been No. 1 for 311 weeks and has finished as year-end No. 1 on six occasions, an Open Era record shared with Pete Sampras. He holds 18 Grand Slam titles and is close to surpassing Roger Federer's 20.

 

Filled with golden nuggets like: "Life is a single player game" and nods to athletic greats of the past: "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take" - Wayne Gretzky (quote also commonly attributed to Kobe Bryant).

Natural light does so much more than just help us produce vitamin D

Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin. It’s an immune & energy boosting hormone which has a profound effect on our health.

benefits of sun exposure

Image source: @Timbiohacker

Different light wavelengths (colours) are present at different times of the day & do different things to us. Each different wavelength has different therapeutic benefit.

☀️ UVA exposure, for example, increases nitric oxide which is a vasodilator, which improves blood flow, improves oxygenation, lowering respiratory rate, lowering blood glucose levels.

☀️ The red visible spectrum which is always present during the day touches on mitochondria function which increases energy & overall health.

☀️ From natural light we also make the neurotransmitters serotonin, melatonin & dopamine which are critical for mental health including reducing anxiety, depression etc.

☀️ Blue light stimulates us & keeps us awake. It also helps with seasonal affective disorder & depression due to its hormone producing capabilities.

☀️ Being outdoors has shown to improve our sleep quality & fine tune our daily circadian rhythm too, as we make melatonin (our sleep hormone) from daylight, then excrete melatonin after an absence of blue light for 2+ hours (which is why blue blocking glasses are so important after sunset). 

👉🏼 I’m not advising to recklessly go overboard with direct sunlight & start burning. Tweak your day, be mindful to get more natural light (not just direct sunlight), like training outside instead of in the gym.

🏃🏼‍♂️Take a walk, get outside.

Source: @Timbiohacker

Enzymes, Probiotics and HCL: All You Need to Know for Optimal Digestive Health

protein utilization chart

Proteolytic enzymes are key to processing protein into their amino acids components that the body can put to work. The chart above shows how inefficiently humans process common protein sources and what happens to the remainder.

We make enzymes within our body so why do we have to take more? With age, stress, excessive exercise, ill health and genetic conditions comes a decrease in many functions within the body and unfortunately the production and secretion of enzymes is one of these.

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