Do you feel like you need more hours in a day to do everything you want to do? It’s not just about your work. It’s also about those daily habits like preparing food, eating, exercising, and even cleaning up.
Now, add all the biohacks to that daily list and you pretty much have 35 hours of planned things to do within a 24 hour period and that doesn’t even include sleeping.
This may seem too harsh, but it’s a reality for many people today. You cannot push more hours within a day, but you can stack your hacks and save time.
Even better! Some biohacks can become more efficient when you combine them with others. Let’s look into the most common daily biohacks that become super-effective once you combine them with red light therapy.
Ice Baths and Whole-Body Cryotherapy
Whole-body cryotherapy usually involves a cryochamber. This is a specially designed, dry chamber, with cold air that lowers the temperature to −110°C and −140°C.
Another option is an ice-cold bath. In both situations, your entire body should be immersed in this freezing environment. For some options, your body stays above the cold zone, while in others, you are entirely submerged.
The idea behind cryotherapy is to provide pain relief, maintain the balance of the stress hormones, reduce inflammatory responses, and boost mental clarity among other things.
Pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects are mostly achieved by decreasing the proinflammatory cytokines, and increasing the concentration of the anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Red light therapy has similar effects on cytokines, so the synergy of these two therapies helps achieve excellent results faster.
It can be technically complicated to combine red light and cryotherapy. Red light therapy devices usually work best at a certain distance from your body or, like with FlexBeam, placed directly on your body.
If you are in a chamber or immersed in an ice-cold bath, it may be challenging to expose yourself to red light at the same time. However, you can save time by using a portable device right after your cryotherapy.
Grounding usually involves walking barefoot in nature, but it can involve having skin contact with ground, trees, or nature in general. There are also grounding mats that you can use indoors in case it’s necessary. The effects of grounding include:
- Alleviating hypertension
- Regulating heart rate
- Boosting immunity
The effects of red light therapy on all of these issues are well-documented. With a portable red light therapy device, you can easily wear it while you walk in the woods or just sit on the ground.
All supplements and other substances that you use to boost your cognitive function, mood, memory, energy levels, and similar factors are nootropics.
Nootropics are not used to treat conditions and they are used by healthy people. You can consider Vitamin C supplements, omega-3, and even caffeine to be nootropics, as well.
However, a growing new trend in nootropics is methylene blue (MB). Here is all you need to know about how it works.
One of the benefits of MB is that it helps with oxygen consumption in the mitochondria, boosting ATP production. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell and ATP production is how it energizes your body.
Both red light therapy and MB help mitochondria work more efficiently – they just do it in a different way. In other words, stacking your red hack with your blue hack will give amazing results.
There are articles, books, and courses written on the benefits of meditation. It is a relaxing, energizing, stress-eliminating activity that boosts your wellness levels. Red light therapy introduces more energy into your body through the protein light receptors of your cells.
Your body redistributes that energy where it is needed the most. When you are meditating and being mindful about your mind and body, the benefits you get will be even greater when they are powered with more natural energy.
Proper breathing exercises can help you ensure your body has enough oxygen, but breathing is more than that. The way you breathe, the rate at which you inhale and exhale messages your body important information about your environment, your state of mind and the way it should react.
That’s why slow and deep breaths calm you down and rapid inhales and exhales increase your heart rate. It’s not just your heart rate.
Your body enters the state of stress, releases stress hormones, boosts the glucose levels in your bloodstream and halts dopamine and serotonin. Your body is not relaxing or energizing. It is preparing for fight or flight.
Breathing exercises will work even better if you combine them with red light therapy. You can do both sessions at the same time and all the energy you get from red light will be combined with the benefits of proper breathing.
Hormones will be regulated faster and more efficiently, the oxygen will be delivered throughout the body quicker with red-light-therapy boosted blood flow, and much more.
Weight loss benefits of intermittent fasting are very well known. Those that enjoy this type of biohack also report improved cognition and increased energy. There are more benefits of intermittent fasting and some of them include:
- Cellular repair processes
- Balanced hormones
- More efficient metabolism
Cellular repair processes are among the most important processes in your body. That is how you recover, become, and stay healthy.
While intermittent fasting triggers these processes, red light therapy feeds them the energy necessary for their efficiency. Mitochondria will create more ‘fuel’ for the cell repair to be done effortlessly.
Tracking Your Markers
Biohacking is all about trying things for yourself and discovering how they work for you. In terms of supplements and diets, what works for one person can be entirely wrong for another.
Your usual blood work will show you your current situation, but tracking your markers can show you trends, which is a much valuable piece of information.
If you want to check if your other biohacks are working, you should track your markers.
For example, when conducting our sleep study, we used an Oura ring in combination with FlexBeam to check the results. Another example is the testosterone study in which blood tests showed FlexBeam success.
Acupuncture may very well be one of the oldest biohacks that has maintained its popularity. Just like red light therapy, acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing processes by stimulating certain points on the body.
While portable red light therapy devices can achieve the same results by delivering energy to certain points for systemic effects, acupuncture stimulates those points with sterile needle insertion.
Some of the benefits that you can achieve by using red light therapy in combination with acupuncture are:
- Increased fertility
- Inflammation reduction
- Skin rejuvenation
- Soothing chronic pain
- Boosting immunity
Companies like Sensate create infrasound vibration devices that influence your vagus nerve through the science of bone conduction. This helps reduce stress almost instantly, improves your wellbeing, regulates your heart rate variability, and enhances natural healing mechanisms.
While you are resting in bed, enjoying your infrasound vibration, why not stack your hacks and do your red light therapy at the same time?
Both of these hacks have similar effects, but they achieve it by using different mechanisms, which makes this synergy even more interesting and effective.
Red light therapy can be seen as a type of a booster for many biohacking techniques. However, it is also a very powerful hack on its own.
It can boost even the simplest, everyday tasks you do for yourself, like exercise or even diet.
For example, all the great, healthy food you eat and all those supplements that you take can work for you only if your gut is working properly.
If it isn’t, your body simply won’t be able to extract the necessary nourishing substances from your meals or supplements.
Healing and maintaining a healthy gut microbiota is perhaps one of the best-documented benefits of red light therapy.
Find out how FlexBeam’s design makes red light therapy even more convenient and perfect for stacking with your other hacks.