After 10+ years of biohacking, I was wrong

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

After 10+ years of biohacking, I thought I had perfected my mood regimen.

I’m in a good mood every day, I don’t feel anxiety anymore and social events don’t even stress me out (If you know me, you know I used to hate them).

What more could I want?

How about a supplement that improved my mood even more and made me stronger?

When it comes to health, everything is connected.

If you are suffering from low mood, you might not even realize it because of all the other stuff you’re likely facing such as:

  • Low motivation
  • Problems with concentration
  • Difficulty leaving the house
  • Disinterest in socializing
  • Variable appetite
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Aches and pains

When you’re trying to optimize your health, you want to make changes that have a domino effect in a good way. You want something that is going to help improve your mood AND reduce gut inflammation.

At least I do. It took hundreds of hours of research and years of trial and error to figure out what works for me, but even with all of that effort, the algorithms that we’re building at SelfDecode know me better than I know myself.

Because, after some recent updates, I just discovered a supplement that I hadn’t given much thought to before.

Saffron: The mood booster I didn’t know I needed

With the click of a button I saw that saffron – a supplement I hadn’t previously considered – can help me not only with low mood and dopamine (the pleasure & motivation hormone), but with 24 other symptoms as well!

And 5 of these issues I have a high genetic risk for, which are actually accurate because I have also had major gut inflammation in the past and high blood pressure.

So, even though my mood was pretty good now, I decided to do a megadosing experiment with saffron to see if I could notice any other changes, like with my strength.

And it worked! I noticed I felt even happier, it seemed to help my gut and I actually saw increases in my strength with being able to do longer dead hangs and more push ups.

I shouldn’t really be surprised that it worked so well for me, because SelfDecode told me exactly how saffron was going to help my specific serotonin 2A receptor.

Want to know what works best for you to help with low mood and all other health issues while you’re at it?

Use your genetics, labs, and lifestyle as a blueprint to your mental and physical health by exploring the health reports on SelfDecode.


About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen flipped the script on conventional and alternative medicine…and it worked. Growing up, he suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and other issues that were poorly understood in traditional healthcare. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a learning journey to decode his DNA and track his biomarkers in search of better health. Through this personalized approach, he discovered his genetic weaknesses and was able to optimize his health 10X better than he ever thought was possible. Based on his own health success, he went on to found SelfDecode, the world’s first direct-to-consumer DNA analyzer & precision health tool that utilizes AI-driven polygenic risk scoring to produce accurate insights and health recommendations. Today, SelfDecode has helped over 100,000 people understand how to get healthier using their DNA and labs.
Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, with a mission of empowering people to take advantage of the precision health revolution and uncover insights from their DNA and biomarkers so that we can all feel great all of the time.


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