Human optimisation, also referred to as biohacking, sees the body as a system and improves the whole system for optimal wellness. ”The main thing that separates a biohacker from the rest of the self-improvement world is a systems-thinking approach to our own biology,” says Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey. Optimal performance can only be achieved if the body is optimised.

    The concept of optimal performance is not limited to the physical and is measured in more ways than the bench press at the gym. Optimal performance also includes boosting the brain’s performance by increasing your ability to think well, process information, sustained focus, mental speed and memory.

    Human optimisation also includes enhanced optimum health in areas such as cardiovascular function, wound healing acceleration, and hormone function.

    As we age the body cycling of cells starts to slow down meaning muscles start to naturally waste, bone density reduces, cognitive functionality slows, and those niggling injuries start to appear more often. After the age of 30 ageing starts to take control and rapidly increases and the years stack-up, marking the shortening of your healthy lifespan. 

    When it comes to biohacking to improve our healthspan, peptides are playing an increasingly important role in this space. Most peptides have multiple benefits as they regulate the activity of particular molecules, therefore influencing certain functions. Each of these functions has its own peptide bioregulator. When these bioregulators are active, cells, tissues and organs can regenerate faster.

    Surfer Brendan Wood is a good example of this. Brendan injured his shoulder surfing which resulted in requiring surgery to repair his rotator cuff, subacromial decompression and a bicep tenodesis procedure. His health practitioner referred him to our BPC-157 peptide to assist and fast track the healing process.

    BPC-157 (Body Protecting Compound) is widely known as the super healing peptide. It promotes muscle and tendon healing; decreases inflammatory response; repairs intestines, bone, teeth, brain tissue, and the cornea and also produces more type 1 collagen. 

    BIOV8 Customer Brendan commenced using BPC-157 three days post operation and self administered the peptide over a four month period. Brendan’s associates who previously had similar procedures done were amazed with his quick recovery compared to their own and at his five month check-up with his specialist, his specialist remarked “what a great recovery”. Brendan is now back doing light freestyle swimming, flat water paddling and is working towards being back in the surf next month.