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My Favorite Supplements & Lifestyle Behaviors

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

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These are MY personal favorites, and I don’t expect other people to respond in the same ways as me necessarily. SelfDecode has been instrumental in helping me find the best lifestyle and supplements to take for me.

I can look at my genetic predispositions, experiment with the recommendations, and look at the research and lab tests to find what works best for my body.

I always suggest that you follow a health regimen personalized for you. For that, I recommend SelfDecode, which tells you what the top recommended lifestyle and supplements are for your unique DNA.

Health Breakthroughs

My Top Lifestyle Changes

These health behaviors I feel led to quite significant breakthroughs in my health.

  1. Lectin avoidance/dietary changes to fit my genes (avoiding all grains & beans – dairy and eggs as well for me…Can check your genetics to see what you’re sensitive to) – inflammation, cognitive function, mood
  2. Sun tanning – mood, inflammation
  3. Sunlight – mood
  4. Exercise & Resistance training – mood, cognitive function, testosterone
  5. Sleep mask – sleep
  6. Dimming light at night/blue blockers – sleep
  7. Alcohol/drug avoidance

My Top Supplements

Discovering these substances were quite significant in the areas mentioned.

  1. 5HTP – mood
  2. Resistant Starch/Butyrate – food tolerance, mood, cognition
  3. Niacin – food tolerance, energy
  4. Thiamine – mood
  5. Methylfolate – mood
  6. LSD or Mescaline (sub-visual dosing) – extraversion, energy
  7. Pregnenolone – motivation
  8. Shilajit/Fulvic/humic acid – energy, immunity
  9. Fish oil – inflammation, mood
  10. Curcumin (Longvida) – inflammation, mood
  11. Ergothioneine – energy
  12. Berberine – LDL cholesterol
  13. K2 – gums
  14. Rhodiola – mood
  15. EGCG – mood
  16. Zinc – mood, immunity
  17. Lithium orotate – mood

Supplements That I Like (notable mentions)

These weren’t breakthroughs per se, but they were all helpful.

  1. Anthocyanins (Bilberry/Grapeseed/Blueberry/Bergamot) – mood, inflammation, circulation
  2. B12: Methylcobalamin – mood
  3. B6: Pyridoxine – mood
  4. B2: Riboflavin – Immunity
  5. Biotin – Myelination, metabolism
  6. Myoinositol – mood, glucose tolerance
  7. Potassium citrate/butyrate/bicarbonate – blood pressure
  8. Ashwagandha – mood
  9. Bacopa – mood
  10. Gynostemma – energy, cognition
  11. Tongkat Ali – libido
  12. Boron – Testosterone
  13. Activated charcoal – detox fro plastics, kidney health
  14. Oregano oil (enteric-coated) – SIBO
  15. PQQ – energy
  16. Glycine – general
  17. Carnitine – energy, immunity (some long-term risks here though)
  18. Chocamine/Paraxanthine/Snus – cognitive funciton, stimulant
  19. Magnesium – mood
  20. TMG – mood
  21. Spermidine – mood, energy

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO and founder of SelfDecode. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.


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