This year, my focus is to further my goal to Upgrade Humanity. There are a lot of exciting changes in the works, and as a box subscriber, you will be one of the first to experience them. I am excited to continue sharing brands and products that are pushing the boundaries of science, technology, personal development, and human PERFORMANCE with you. Together, we can elevate what it means to be human!
I invite you to check out the next evolution of my podcast: The Human Upgrade. Every episode, I’m interviewing big thinkers and radical doers who share my goal to Expand KNOWLEDGE, Explore PERFORMANCE, and Embrace POSSIBILITY.
The Waff is a simple but powerful balance training tool that can help you improve your fitness, mobility, mindfulness, and longevity. What makes the Waff unique is the patent-pending core that provides a hybrid surface that is stable but requires you to be reactive at the same time. It challenges you to form a stronger sensory connection between your brain and body. Every time you use it, you’re harnessing the power of neuroplasticity to create new, stronger neural connections so that your brain and body communicate better.
When you exercise with it, it stimulates more muscular activation by recruiting additional stabilizer muscles. If you stand on it, it forces you to improve your sensory awareness, coordination, body control, and balance. If you use it with your standing desk or sit on it in your office chair, it automatically corrects your posture by engaging muscles to counteract small micromovements due to the instability. Waff Classic Minis are made from durable phthalate-free PVC and are strong enough to easily support up to 250 lbs. The Mini in your box is the most convenient and portable size, but they also have larger medium and Max sizes as well. The Max size can even give you nearly all the benefits of a float tank at home with just a fraction of the hassle and cost.
Be sure to download the free Waff training app and visit the training academy at WaffAcademy.com for exercises and instructions on how to use your Waff.
In your box, you’ll find a bottle of Ameo Life Alkaline Structured Silver. This solution contains an advanced form of silver that is embedded into structured water molecules. Silver is a powerful antimicrobial and has a rich history of use to combat bad bacteria, mold, fungi, and yeast in the body.
Bonding the silver with structured water maximizes the bioavailability and ensures that it can be delivered throughout the entire body. Silver molecules emulate antibacterial blue light inside the body. Silver maintains its structure as it circulates around the body, stealing electrons from harmful pathogens. Silver is smart and can differentiate between good and bad bacteria, and it selectively targets the bad ones. It naturally complements and works in harmony with your immune system without any adverse effects.
Bad bacteria tend to thrive in acidic environments. The pH-balanced silver formula helps to create an alkaline and aerobic- positive environment rich with oxygen, which helps to combat bad bacteria and promote the growth of healthy bacteria. It supports a healthy digestive system and will naturally cleanse the gut and break down biofilms without adding any additional stress to your system. The silver solution is safe to take every day, and the bonding process ensures that the silver will never fall out of suspension.
Ameo Life products are third-party lab tested to ensure quality and efficacy. Make sure to check out their site at ameolife.com to explore their other products to see where else you can utilize the powerful benefits of silver.
Even if you’re new to biohacking, you’ve likely heard about how important the gut microbiome is for your overall health and PERFORMANCE. Every day we are learning more about how your gut forms the foundation not just for digestion but also for immune
response, inflammation, and metabolism. Seeding your gut garden with the right bacterial strains can have a significant impact on how you deal with the environment around you.
In your box, you’ll find a bottle of Akkermansia from Pendulum. Pendulum is disrupting the probiotics industry with next- generation strains, and I’ve interviewed Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe twice on the Human Upgrade podcast (episodes #767 and 881).
Akkermansia is a strain of bacteria found in your gastrointestinal tract. Research shows that it is a keystone strain or gut health because it helps to regulate the mucus lining in your gut. This lining acts like a fence as the first line of defense against bad bacteria and toxins. Akkermansia helps to maintain and rebuild the gut lining to keep your defenses strong.
Akkermansia has been featured in over 1000 research publications, but Pendulum holds a patent on this unique strain, and their probiotics are the only place you’ll find this beneficial microbe. The only things you’ll find in the capsules are the Akkermansia muciniphila strain and chicory inulin, a soluble fiber for them to feed on. Pendulum also makes a special Glucose Control probiotic that was formulated to help manage Type II Diabetes and helps control blood sugar response.
Pendulum’s probiotics are a game-changer for improving your gut health, and I’m excited to share this bottle with you!
by Knowing Labs
In your box, you’ll find a Vitamin D Testing Kit from Knowing Labs. I recently interviewed the founder of Knowing Labs, Dolce Conde, on the Human Upgrade podcast, and I encourage you to listen to the episode.
Having enough Vitamin D is important – it makes you harder to kill. Vitamin D is necessary for hundreds of processes in your body that affect everything from fat metabolism to sugar metabolism to immunity. Evidence shows that managing Vitamin D levels is a cost-effective way to lower the amount of time that people are sick from degenerative, chronic, and infectious diseases.
Because of genetic differences, each person requires a different amount of Vitamin D. Having levels between 70 and 90 is associated with lower all-cause mortality. However, as many as 75% of people are deficient in Vitamin D. The only way to know if you have enough is with proper lab testing. When you know better, you can do better. Please use this test to determine if you are taking enough Vitamin D to get your score to the most protective level! As a valued subscriber to the box, you get to be one of the first to know about our new supplement and lab testing company, Suppgrade Labs. These testing kits will be powered by our partners at Knowing Labs, so keep an eye out on new products as they release.
We work with Knowing Labs because they are a single-location boutique lab testing company. When you ship your tests to them, you are shipping them directly to the lab. Most testing companies farm their testing out to a random selection of labs all over the country, adding costs to the process. One of my goals is to make it more affordable to take control of your own biology, and working with companies like
Knowing Labs helps accomplish that goal.
from Uprising Foods
Believe it or not, there are times when fasting isn’t convenient, and it doesn’t make you a bad person if you want a snack. But clean snacks are still hard to come by. So any time I find a company that makes snacks, I would be willing to let my kids eat (that actually taste great); it’s worth sharing.
In your box, you’ll find Superfood Chips from Uprising Foods. These chips taste like sourdough, have clean ingredients, and the company’s founders have a great mission. This is the kind of company I like to support.
On top of tasting great, these chips are low-carb for people who are looking for Keto-friendly snacks. They are made without gluten, dairy, preservatives, and added sugars. And best of all, they are formulated to improve gut health. Each serving of chips is packed with 9g of activated psyllium, a prebiotic fiber that acts as food for your good gut bacteria. Psyllium husk has been linked to improved digestive health, appetite control, and more stable blood sugar levels. It’s rare to find a food that tastes this good and has these kinds of health benefits, but Uprising’s superfood chips certainly fit the bill.
Uprising currently offers three tasty flavors: Rye, Sea Salt, and Sea Salt & Vinegar. If you enjoy the chips, you may want to check out their Sourdough Bread Cubes as well!
Make sure to visit their website at UprisingFood.com to learn more or place an order.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve likely heard about my battle with mold illness and know about my passion for effective and green cleaning solutions. Modern mass-produced cleaning products are packed with synthetic toxic chemicals that can be harmful to humans, damage our planet’s ecosystems, and strip your home of the beneficial bacteria that compete with mold and unwanted microbes.
In your box, you’ll find a package of the two newest product offerings from Homebiotic, the Nano Sponge and Surface Cleaner. Homebiotic uses simple, non-toxic ingredients that clean your home without damaging your home’s natural microbiome.
A study by German researchers in 2017 revealed that the common kitchen sponge harbors 362 different types of bacteria. If you’re using a traditional cellulose kitchen sponge, you are likely spreading potentially harmful microbes all over your dishes and counters with every swipe. GROSS. The Homebiotic Nano Sponge is layered with nano capture technology that traps bacteria within the sponge, so you aren’t spreading them all over your home. It features a smooth nanofoam layer for cleaning mold, dirt, and grime, as well as a coarse layer for scrubbing stubborn stains. The sponge is made from BPAfree melamine and works great in tandem with the Surface Cleaner.
The Surface Cleaner tabs contain a powerful, nontoxic combination of washing sodas and citric acid. They can be mixed with warm water for use in any spray bottle. The tabs don’t contain the sulfates that most cleaners use to make them effervescent and bubbly, but the citric acid concentrate is perfect for eliminating mold, grime, and mildew. The tabs are also packaged in biodegradable kraft paper and offer a more sustainable shipping footprint since you aren’t paying to ship water and there’s no plastic bottle that could potentially end up in a
by CameraReady Lighting
The pandemic has forced many people to shift to remote working and communicating via video. Many people have also launched online businesses or been forced to take to social media in order to connect with clients and customers they otherwise would’ve met face-to-face. Better video quality has suddenly become more important for basic everyday functions like effective co-working and seeing your family. But unless you work in digital media for a living, the chances are that you don’t have a professional lighting setup at home.
Christien Methot, an EMMY-nominated lighting designer, created CameraReady Lighting to provide professional-level lighting solutions for everyday people at home. These are the lights that I use with my video setup to ensure that I am delivering high-quality social media content and podcasts.
CameraReady Litebars are engineered to produce a soft, warm light temperature that provides ideal lighting conditions that work with your biology. You don’t need to worry about junk light that can disrupt your circadian rhythm and cause eye strain, and there’s even a dimmer switch so you can choose the intensity that feels most comfortable for you. The new Litebar model has a built-in kickstand, or you can get a full kit that has a tripod with a fast magnetic mounting setup. The Litebars are also extremely portable for video on-the-go.
I knew not everyone would be interested, so we didn’t include the Litebars in your box. But I am always looking to share products and brands that can be helpful and to tell you about the things I actually use. If you have found yourself communicating via video more frequently, or if you work in digital media and are interested in a biohacker-friendly video quality upgrade, I recommend you check out the Litebar kits at CameraReadyLighting.com.
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