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Have you ever wished for a better version of yourself? A version with more energy, a clearer mind, and a healthier body? Well, now it's possible with Upgrade Labs.

Creative Loafing Charlotte – The Future of Human Enhancement: An Interview with Dave Asprey, Founder of Upgrade Labs

Have you ever wished for a better version of yourself? A version with more energy, a clearer mind, and a healthier body? Well, now it’s possible with Upgrade Labs. Upgrade Labs is the first of its kind, creating a new industry of human enhancement centers, also known as biohacking labs.

I had the opportunity to sit down with the founder of Upgrade Labs, Dave Asprey (4x New York Times Best Selling Author & Also the Founder of Bulletproof Coffee), and he shared with me the exciting story of how this revolutionary concept was born. Dave has always been on a mission to transform himself into a better version and has spent over a million dollars on equipment from various sources, including astronaut programs and Navy SEALs, to improve his performance and wellness. It was through this journey that he realized the need for a place where people could access these technologies and enhance themselves to the next level.

And so, eight years ago, he opened the first Upgrade Lab in Santa Monica, California, right under Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office. Over the years, Dave has tried out more than 30 different technologies, and through trial and error, he has found the combination that works best for people who want to transform their lives. The goal of Upgrade Labs is to provide a fast and efficient path to enhance human performance and reach individual goals.

At Upgrade Labs, the first step is to gather data about the state of the body using medical-grade technology that collects thousands of data points, including bone density, muscle composition, electrical activity, and more. This data is then analyzed to understand the current state and to determine what the individual’s goals are, whether it be to improve brain function, muscle growth, weight loss, stress resilience, or energy levels.

With the use of algorithms and AI, Upgrade Labs creates a personalized plan for each individual to reach their goals. This plan is not just a one-size-fits-all solution, but a tailored path that takes into account the individual’s current state and their desired outcome. The technology used at Upgrade Labs has been proven to be six times more effective than other solutions, according to university studies. For example, studies show that using the best regarded marker of cardio fitness, vo2 max, just five minutes of exercise at Upgrade Labs can lead to a 12% improvement in six weeks, compared to a 2% improvement from a 45-minute spin class, five days a week.

Upgrade Labs is not just about physical enhancement, but also about mental and emotional enhancement. The focus is on helping individuals achieve their desired outcomes, whether it be to have more energy, a clearer mind, or a healthier body. It’s about empowering people to become the best version of themselves, and Upgrade Labs is leading the way in this new and exciting industry.

In conclusion Upgrade Labs is a new kind of human enhancement center that uses a combination of technology and personalization to help people achieve their goals in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional methods. With the help of AI and statistics, the lab is able to create a personalized plan for each client that is tailored to their specific needs and goals. The concept has been successful for eight years and Dave Asprey is now ready to franchise it and make it available to more people. Upgrade Labs is not just a gym or wellness spa, but a center for people who want to be way better and don’t have a lot of time. Upgrade Labs is leading the way in the new industry of human enhancement and is set to revolutionize the wellness industry with its biohacking lab.

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Dave Asprey Founder of Upgrade Labs

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