Biohacking Through Biochemistry

Biohacking Through Biochemistry: Achieving Greatness

The term wellness has been thrown around quite a bit in recent years, but what does it truly mean to be healthy? According to Clayton Thomas, CEO and Founder at The ROOT Brands, wellness is a concept that has been used too commonly in this space. He believes that nobody wants to achieve mediocrity and unfortunately, that's the problem with the current system. In his lecture, Clayton discusses how biohacking through biochemistry can help us achieve greatness in our health and wellness journey.

Clayton's background is rooted in Integrative Health and Wellness. Growing up in a Veterinary practice and spending the last 18 years focused on environmental toxicology, he has spent over 45 years studying this field. He has spent his career trying to understand why humans and animals were not getting better, but instead were getting worse. Clayton believes that the mechanism for performance is a simple mathematical equation that is addition by subtraction. He will delve into this concept later in his lecture.

The ROOT Brands is Clayton's brainchild. The company just celebrated its third anniversary on February 2, 2020. The ROOT Brands is focused on bioscience engineering or biohacking. The goal is to figure out what makes up our amazing operating system, how it functions, and how we can enhance it. Together with Dr. Christina Rahm, Chief Science Officer and Formulator of The ROOT Brands. She has extensive experience in healthcare, scientific research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education.

When Clayton was trying to understand what biohacking looked like, he realized that it required someone with a background in bioscience engineering and nanotechnology. Biohacking is not about adding things to our system, but rather it is about removing the things that are already in our system that are destroying us. In other words, biohacking is a process of bioscience engineering that requires us to remove the harmful elements in our body.



There are three primary areas that need to be addressed when it comes to biohacking: the brain, heart, and gut. The vagus nerve connects everything, so if these three areas are not working properly, the whole system doesn't work. It's essential to address what's already in our body that is causing complications before we can move on to improving our health.

One of the biggest problems we face today is fungal overgrowth. It's not viral or bacterial; it's fungal. The conversations in the biohacking community have centered around this topic, and it's essential to address it. The key is to have a properly functioning pineal gland and ideal levels of dopamine and serotonin that allow proper serotonin conversion through the pineal gland to melatonin and DMT. This process happens naturally when our body is functioning correctly.



In a lecture by Clayton Thomas, he shared insights about creating a product that does not harm the Silica, a crystal that is essential for our body. Many other products in the market use acids that destroy this crystal, which is responsible for upregulating tumor suppressor genes, delivering drugs, and fighting cancer. Clayton Thomas and his team added trace minerals, sea salt, and naturally-sourced vitamin C to the product, which helps with the systemic delivery of components and enhances taste.

Another essential factor in achieving wellness is the gut. A healthy gut environment is crucial for a healthy body. One must eliminate parasites, fungi, and the effects of glyphosate, a herbicide commonly used in farming, to restore the body's microbiome and virome. Clayton Thomas recommends using The Root Brand products that removes the negative effects of glyphosate and restores the gut's healthy environment. It is vital to know that 95% of the neurotransmitters in our body are produced in the gut. Stress reduces the production of dopamine and serotonin, which are crucial in overcoming stress. One must work on fueling their gut to produce more neurotransmitters and overcome stress.

If the body produces more endogenous dopamine and serotonin, it can achieve a level of performance that is beyond imagination. It does not matter how elite a person is currently; they can achieve a higher level of performance, and every individual has the potential to achieve greatness by wiping away the negative impact of toxins that have been present since birth, and the biological age and chronological age are not connected, and one can shift their biological age relatively quickly. Vitamins C, D, and zinc are essential for the body's antifungal functions and reducing inflammation. However, it is challenging to find genuine vitamin C in the market as 90% of it is not authentic. Colostrum is another critical component for the body's immune system, which seals the gut and creates a protective lining for the lungs and gut, inhibiting spike proteins from binding to them.

One more word about NAD is the fuel source that powers the mitochondria of every cell in our body. Higher levels of NAD mean more energy and better productivity of the body's systems. This has been scientifically proven. In conclusion, a combination of natural and organic components such as vitamins, minerals, colostrum, and NAD, coupled with a healthy gut environment, can lead to a level of performance beyond imagination.



Toxins are dangerous for your body and can cause serious health problems. They can damage the cells in your body, making it harder for them to function properly. It’s important to avoid toxins as much as possible and make sure you’re getting rid of them regularly and be aware of the dangers of heavy metals and toxins and take steps to protect yourself from them.

During a lecture, Clayton Thomas shared an incredible study about the ability to reduce biological age in a matter of minutes. A man who was 61 years old had a biological age of 53. However, after taking a specific supplement for just 20 minutes, his biological age dropped to 32.

While the mathematics behind this may seem confusing, the implications are clear - if you can reverse aging by that much in such a short period of time, imagine what could happen if you repeat the process every day. You could potentially stay younger, healthier, and more vibrant for longer.

What's even more fascinating is that this process didn't just affect the man's biological age. According to The Root Brand research, markers for cardiovascular adaptation, vegetative regulation, neuro hormonal regulation, psycho-emotional state, and health index all showed significant improvement as well. Specifically, these markers improved by 50%, 37%, 54%, 47%, and 48%, respectively.



While these claims may sound too good to be true, they highlight the potential for innovative solutions to age-related health issues. With continued research and development, it's possible that we may one day be able to unlock the secrets of aging and live longer, healthier lives.

BiohackingCongress Team is very grateful to Clayton Thomas, CEO and Founder at The ROOT Brands, for joining the BiohackingCongress and giving a life-changing lecture.

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Based on the lecture by Clayton Thomas

Olia Chernova
Director of Customer Success

Olia is a Ph.D. Candidate with a passion for promoting wellness and health. From developing personalized onboarding and event programs to providing ongoing support and engagement, Olia is dedicated to ensuring the success of each client.

With expertise in both the academic and wellness worlds, she is helping the BiohackingCongress team to create events that educate, inspire, and empower people to prioritize their health. Join Olia and BiohackingCongress team to discover the transformative power of wellness events today.

Clayton Thomas
CEO and Founder at The ROOT Brands

As the founder of ROOT Wellness, a social sharing community platform addressing the root problems of today’s health issues, he focuses on detoxification and supplementation formulas.  Clayton possesses a background in environmental and human health solutions and degrees in humanities with a focus on communications, business, and kinesiology. For the last 16 years, Clayton has focused on detoxification and supplementation formulas as well as a multitude of business ventures.

Clayton possesses over 25 years’ experience in health and wellness.  Growing up in an animal veterinary practice in southwest Washington, Clayton, has a unique background in integrative therapies and research science that started in animal health. Having a degree in humanities with a focus on communications, business, and kinesiology, his broad studies have allowed for a history that includes research and formula development.

An entrepreneur in the healthcare industry, he has developed business models of analytical testing in medical practices to improve the quality of care by identifying risks of the big three diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, with additional risk factors.

Clayton has served as a business development specialist in every aspect of wellness: sales, distribution, formulation creation, consulting, manufacturing and now the architect of an entirely new method of business with the ROOT social sharing community platform. His mission is to help improve the world through scientific and business approaches.