Brain biohacking: how to become a neuromaster

The two-week Brain Biohacking program is a complete lifestyle upgrade. Author Dave Asprey lays out how to change your diet and environment to be as energetic as possible. If you consider yourself a hardened healthy person and want to go to the next level, this article is for you. We will tell you how to learn how to control neurons using modern technology.

Everything you need to know about neurons

How neurons act and communicate with each other determines how quickly you think, react, and even learn. You can change a lot about how neurons work now and how they will work in the long run.

Why are neurons so easy to hack to increase their performance? For two reasons. First, neurons are the energy-consuming wonders of cellular engineering. One neuron in the brain uses up to 4.7 billion ATP (adenosine triphosphoric acid) molecules per second. When scientists experimented with isolating neurons and limiting their ATP intake, neurons became unpredictable. In fact, neurons can even die if they do not have a constant supply of ATP, since everything they do requires a huge amount of energy. Therefore, if you can increase the production of ATP, then increase the efficiency of neurons. After all, you do not want the result of their work to be unpredictable?

Secondly, each neuron consists of a tiny central body with branches extending from it. These microscopic appendages can stretch up to ninety centimeters! Neurons not only perform incredibly energy-intensive tasks, they also have to do it, overcoming huge distances.

We can influence the work of neurons. Not only through proper nutrition and an active lifestyle. Modern technologies do not stand still.


We know that mitochondria “live” in cells. They produce energy and are semiconductors. Magnets affect the production of energy in every cell. This information helps explain why a pulsed magnetic field has significant effects on sleep and the brain. Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been developed to take advantage of this connection. It effectively treats insomnia by stimulating the production of serotonin, melatonin, and other neurotransmitters needed for a good night’s sleep. It works like this: a device with a solenoid coil is applied to the forehead and acts on the brain with short electromagnetic pulses. The impulses easily penetrate the skull, and the electric current stimulates the nerve cells in the selected area.

Mitochondria love to sleep well. A source

Another way to use magnets in your sleep is to purchase a quality magnetic mattress. Consumers report that good magnetic mattresses give them a sound and refreshing sleep.

Massage mat with needles

When you lie on the applicator, hundreds of tiny plastic spikes will activate your acupuncture points. For a while you experience painful sensations, and your body thinks: “Oh no, I will die from all these thorns!”. It doesn’t really hurt that much, but it’s uncomfortable enough for the body to pay attention to what’s happening.

When you control your instincts and keep lying on the mat instead of jumping up and running, the nervous system gives up and calms down. Relaxation fills your entire body, and you enter a parasympathetic state that allows you to fall asleep faster than usual, increases circulation and the production of endorphins, so you sleep better all night. As soon as you enter a parasympathetic state, mitochondria begin repair work.

Ozone therapy

Regular oxygen (the one we breathe) is made up of two oxygen atoms. Ozone is one of three. The addition of a third oxygen atom converts oxygen to ozone and gives it powerful healing powers. Ozone regulates the immune system and is used to treat autoimmune diseases. In addition, it stimulates cells to consume more oxygen, which helps mitochondria to generate more energy.

Most importantly, ozone is a stimulant that protects mitochondria from oxidative stress. A 2015 study found that “[умеренная терапия озоном] induces positive and long-term cellular changes in cytoskeletal organization and mitochondrial activation. “


Are you ready to freeze? Brain Biohacking participants took cold showers and / or dipped their faces in ice water for two weeks. But it’s time to tighten the nuts. Look for a cryotherapy center nearby where you can freeze in a safe and controlled environment.

Brain Biohacking participants took cold showers and / or dipped their faces in ice water for two weeks.
Many athletes use cryotherapy for recovery. A source

During cryotherapy, you have to stand in extremely cold air (-167 ° C) for up to three minutes. This is not as unpleasant as it might seem, because the cold air only affects the skin. A cold pool is much more unpleasant because it freezes to the bone. I believe there is no more efficient way to recharge mitochondria in such a short time.

Infrared rays

To get the most out of quality light and detoxification, try the Far Infrared Sauna. It transforms the water in the cells into EZ-water (the so-called exclusion zone water – fresh vegetable juice, spring water or melt water), and mitochondria will begin to work more efficiently. There are such saunas today in many spas, yoga studios and sports centers, you can purchase a modification for the home. The time you need to spend in the sauna depends on your health status and many other factors. Start with 20-30 minutes two or three times a week and see how you feel. Dave Asprey spends his hour on the strongest mode, but that’s because he’s used to it!


In addition to regular brain biohacking workouts (see postcards here), try jumping on a mini-trampoline for 5-10 minutes every day. This will shake up the water in your cells and increase the EZ water content, which means less inflammation, more clarity of thought and higher energy levels. Plus it’s fun! Some versions of yoga and tai chi can also shake the entire body and have a similar effect.


Once mitochondria are finished using electrons, they usually attach to oxygen molecules. However, excess electrons can be attracted to any electrical surface, including earth. This is why you feel energized when you walk barefoot on the grass or on the beach. By grounding yourself, you reduce inflammation, improve sleep, and heal your body after a long flight.

Using this method is easy: you need to walk barefoot on the ground for a couple of minutes every day. Another option is to buy a conductive work area mat and conductive bed sheets.

Based on the book “Brain Biohacking”
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