Every year new trends come and go without making much of an impact. Biohacking, on the other hand, keeps gaining global traction. What is it and how does it work?
Biohacking is Rather Diverse
There are many concepts that can apply to biohacking. Not all of these may seem appealing or “cool” to everyone, but those who explore these options are often pleased with the outcome. Options to explore include nutrigenomics, grinder, and DIY biology. All of these concepts have their own risks and can, if done correctly and safely, potentially introduce benefits.
The easiest option to get acquainted with is nutrigenomics. It comes down to looking at how eaten food interacts with a host’s genes. While somewhat controversial, it is an interesting field of study. Figuring our how nutrients affect our senses, emotions, and even behavior can yield incredibly valuable insights.
Grinder, on the other hand, is what most people would interpret as “biohacking”. This subculture is all about hacking the human body. Whether it is implementing RFID chips or trying to replace a limb with a cyborg-level solution, there are many options. How safe all of these options are, is often impossible to predict.
As far as DIY biology is concerned, it is not something the average person on the street experiments with. Instead, scientific experts will offer tips and techniques for individual experiments. It is another subculture gaining traction among the biohacking crowd lately.
Is any of This Safe?
Tampering with the human body can always be hit-and-miss. Some of these options are far less harmful compared to others. Consequences can be minimal or fatal, or anything in between. Biohacking is not something to be taken lightly, especially if one has little knowledge about these practices.
Especially when opting for the grinder approach, caution is advised. No one knows the long-term consequences of physically altering the human body. Always experiment with biohacking at your own risk. Don’t hesitate to consult experts regarding these matters before attempting anything, even if it may seem harmless.