For most of us the main effect of boosting energy or focus is to become a better cog in the corporate machine
Dave Asprey, who describes himself as the “world’s first professional biohacker”, is best known as the inventor of Bulletproof coffee, which involves putting butter in your coffee in order to enhance your energy and focus, so you won’t get distracted or exhausted by people constantly asking what the hell you’re doing putting butter in your coffee.
But as he told one interviewer recently, buttery coffee – if you’ll pardon this confusing mental image – is only the tip of the iceberg. Asprey also has his own stem cells injected into his face and genitals, freezes himself in a home cryotherapy chamber, and bathes in infrared light. The point, he explains, is to use “science, biology, and self-experimentation to take control of and upgrade your body, your mind, and your life”.
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