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The term biohacking really does cover a wide range of approaches to improving your health, from optimising exercise, diet, supplements and lifestyle, through to DIY biology where people are experimenting on themselves with unproven drugs and gene therapies.

Here, we define biohacking as those pushing the boundary with new and, probably, unproven therapies, devices and supplements. Once proven, these approaches become either lifestyle or medical choices.

Good advice from LEAF's Steve Hill - "if you are not recording your biomarkers and doing things scientifically, you risk hurting yourself and are taking things on faith rather than evidence; this also has potential to harm the field and set research back, so please hack responsibly."

Some famous biohackers include:

  • Kevin Warwick – often called the world's first cyborg for his experiments on himself
  • Josiah Zayner – known for his public demonstrations of DIY genetic engineering
  • Elizabeth Parrish – CEO and patient zero of BioViva treated herself with gene therapy to reverse aging
  • Tim Gray - aka the UK’s leading biohacker and founder of the Health Optimisation Summit

See also Nootropics

Biohacking News

Biohacker Ari Rastegar is only 5 years old biologically

New York Post - 20-May-2021

Stem cell therapies, meditation in hyperbaric chamber are few of his extreme health practices


The Naked Scientists interviewed a biohacker, Josiah Zayner

The Naked Scientists - 09-Feb-2021

Sums up his thoughts on self-experimentation in the process of turning into superhuman himself.


Group of Russian biohackers perform the first human plasma dilution (LEAF) - 22-Dec-2020

Results aren't published in any journal but might be the first step towards more human studies


Meet Kris Gethin - a Welsh biohacker

WalesOnline - 04-Oct-2020

From coffee enemas to pants blocking EMF radiation - his routine is straight out of a sci fi movie


Biomarkers and techniques in biohacking for longevity

Longevity Technology - 18-Feb-2020

Gray states biohacking is much beyond techniques and tests, rather more simple

More Biohacking News

Biohacking Resources

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Health Optimisation Summit 2022

28-May-2022 to 29-May-2022

Event about health optimisation organized by London Health Optimisation Biohacker Social Circle

RAADfest 2023

07-Sep-2023 to 09-Sep-2023
Club discount available - click here

Event organised by Coalition for Radical Life Extension

Biohacking - you can do it, too

Ellen Jorgensen opened Genspace, a nonprofit DIY bio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science

Biohacker’s Handbook


Biohacker’s Handbook weaves together novel perspectives on technology, nature and self-development written by Teemu Arina and Olli Sovijärvi

Health Optimisation Summit 2023

17-Jun-2023 to 18-Jun-2023

Event about health optimisation organized by London Health Optimisation Biohacker Social Circle



Unlock your hidden energy and tap into the secrets of peak performance, written by Nick Powell

Longevity Hackers

Feature length documentary about longevity and radical life extension with due to be released in 2023

Hannes Sjoblad (aka Sapiens)

Thought leader and speaker biohacking on human augmentation, Managing Director at Dsruptive Subdermals

Kris Gethin

Welsh Biohacker and CEO Kaged Muscle Supplements, Co founder Gyms Franchise and Founder of

TED Talks

American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution

More Biohacking resources

Biohacking Blog Posts

Exhibitor highlights from Health Optimisation Summit 2022

Exhibitor highlights from Health Optimisation Summit 2022

I spoke with providers of supplements, CBD, trackers, drinks, and health apps

Speaker highlights from Health Optimisation Summit 2022

Speaker highlights from Health Optimisation Summit 2022

Talks covered genetics, stem cells, photobiomodulation, psychedelics and the circadian rhythm