How to find your game-changing supplement

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

A lot of biohackers ask me if SelfDecode can be useful for them.

“If I’ve already fixed my anxiety, energy, gut, and any other issue I had, why do I need it?”

My answer is that you probably don’t know what optimal feels like.

There’s a huge difference between simply “not feeling anxious” anymore, and experiencing a state of true calm, balance, and comfort in your own skin.

Going from “I don’t feel tired anymore” to “I feel like I’m bursting with energy” feels better than solving the initial problem of chronic fatigue.

I’ve been biohacking for 15 years, and in just the past two months I’ve discovered two new supplements that I’d categorize as “game changers” in my health regimen.

I utilize SelfDecode’s technology on myself to achieve amazing results and with the NEW Upgraded Personalized Recommendations Engine, what we’ve developed is groundbreaking in the precision health space.

One of the components that I use the most to discover new and better supplements for my body is the addition of “goals” as part of our algorithms recommendations equation.

Here’s how you can utilize the new engine to improve your focus, decrease anxiety, and target any health goal you have.

What Is The New Recommendations Engine?

In order to give you the most personalized recommendations, we’ve created sophisticated AI-driven software that combines genetic information, lab test results, lifestyle factors, symptoms, conditions and health goals to provide personalized diet, supplement and lifestyle recommendations to optimize your health.

You’ll continue to receive updated personalized recommendations on our dynamic platform based on new lab test results, changing health goals & evolving science, which is exactly how I found my new game-changing supplements.

Utilizing Goals To Improve Focus

We’re currently working on launching SelfDecode 3.0 – an upgraded SelfDecode platform with new features that will truly change your life – and so I realized that I needed to improve my focus in the next coming months.

So, I changed one of my goals on SelfDecode to improving my focus.

The AI algorithm then analyzed this change, also taking into consideration my genes, current labs, lifestyle, and symptoms & conditions data.

Saffron shot up to 8th on my prioritized recommendations.

In the Recommendations page, you can see what each recommendation helps with.

With Saffron, it was a lot.

I discovered that Saffron helped me focus on tasks better than anything else I’ve ever tried, including caffeine.

Previously, I struggled with turning off my focus when needed, so I’d find myself in a sort of “tunnel vision” mode.

Saffron provided a “relaxed focus” by decreasing glutamate levels, which causes hyperactivity and difficulty unwinding.

The “relaxed focus” state from Saffron helped me wind down and improve my sleep onset.

It also balanced dopamine levels, enhancing focus and concentration.

Finding a new game-changing supplement was as easy as changing my goals on SelfDecode.

You can find your own game-changing supplement by adding your own goals.


Using Goals To Improve My Anxiety

Recently, I faced a resurgence of social anxiety, but this time it was specific to one situation: acroyoga. Interacting one-on-one with a stranger while ensuring my partner had a fun time, and not dropping her on the floor, felt overwhelming for some reason.

Similar to my focus, I added the goal to improve my mood. With these changes, chromium crept its way into one of my top recommendations.

Chromium is known to help with blood sugar levels, so I was very curious as to how this would impact my mood. Clicking through in the recommendations page, here’s what I got:

Some recommendations lack double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trials, but could have interesting unblinded human studies, animal or mechanistic studies.

This doesn’t necessarily mean they are ineffective, but rather that they don’t have sufficient evidence for a purpose – which is where you get the low impact and evidence scores.

This is where biohackers like us thrive!

The moment I took chromium, I felt my social anxiety completely disappear.

Meeting new people no longer feels awkward, and these improvements have persisted for over a month now.

You can read more about my journey with chromium here.

Discover Your Personalized Recommendations

SelfDecode isn’t just for fixing health issues – it’s for taking your biohacking journey to the next level.

If you’ve addressed your major concerns, it’s time to see what optimal health really feels like.

From achieving true calm and balance to experiencing bursts of energy, SelfDecode’s Upgraded Personalized Recommendations Engine helps you uncover life-changing supplements and strategies tailored to your unique genetic makeup, labs, lifestyle, symptoms, and goals.

Take the next step: add your goals to SelfDecode and discover the supplements that could be game-changers for you.



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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