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The Quantlet Review, Biohacking to The Masses

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Posted by: Thaddeus July 12, 2017

 The Quantlet is the very first wearable device that just might stand a chance to biohack the body into a state of health!

In fact, it’s likely the only wearable invented so far that’s designed to help you achieve optimal health through directly interacting with your biology rather than just passively tracking data.

Unlike all other wearables that track data and leave it up to you to do something with it, the Quantlet was designed to help you heal!

This legendary device was designed and invented by medical device engineer and investor Ruben Salinas and neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse, a famous biohacker with amazingly good ideas that are way ahead of his time.

Jack isn’t afraid to speak his mind and his ideas have helped many people heal from chronic disease.

Ruben and Jack, in addition with James Carroll, an expert on light’s impact on human biology, teamed up with Montalbano Innovation & Development (MIDI), Inc Who performed the actual design and engineering, to create the Quantlet, The first wearable that is designed to help you overcome your indoor existence!

The Quantlet was funded via an Indigogo crowd funding campaign that a group of “Beta” users funded to get their hands on early Quantlets and begin testing them. Quantum Dynamics, LLC is the company that was formed to create and produce the Quantlet.

Shortly after the Quantlets were delivered to the beta tests (funders of the Indigogo) production units produced in the USA were manufactured, sold and delivered.

Enthusiastic users quickly went to work testing units out.

Unfortunately, the Beta units had some issues. What could go wrong?

Read to the end to find out how this amazing and thoughtful design goes awry.

The Quantlet is Unlike Any Modern Wearable You’ve Ever Heard Of 

What the heck is it?

Does it live up to the hype?

What Hype?

What do users actually use it for and does it work?

Will the new units produced in China be different? 

Here’s how the Indigogo crowd funding campaign poised the device:

“Over a year ago, a team of 5 physicians, scientists and engineers set out to create a new kind of wearable device. This device would leverage the power of two of nature’s fundamentals: light and thermal energy and their effect on the body.

This device would not simply measure your heart rate or other common fitness metrics like most other wearables do today. Rather, it would enable anyone to optimize their body’s function by simply using light and cold to ultimately revolutionize human performance.”

Using a proprietary set of wavelengths and duration of irradiation parameters developed by Quantum Dynamics, the device emits light through the skin and tissue down to the radial and ulnar arteries, as well as the wrist veins. The light applied triggers targeted, localized and controllable production of nitric oxide, a well-known vasodilator and neurotransmitter capable of enhancing physical performance by increasing blood flow. 

Nitric oxide has also been known to reduce inflammation and trigger gene expression

In addition, the Quantlet utilizes thermoelectric coolers (TECs) to regulate core body temperature thereby optimizing physiologic performance. A specially designed heat-sink and cooling fan enables the device to achieve remarkable TEC efficiency, enabling its cooling surface to reach low enough temperatures to become an extremely effective heat exchanger for the body, even in relatively hot operating environments.”

We’ll explore all this and provide written and video testimonials from users. Read on…..

You’re Being Tracked 

Modern wearables track data. They can tell you how many steps you’ve taken, and sophisticated versions may be able to record heart rate and heart rate variability. The best even tell you how well you slept (see THIS article and use code PrimalHacker for $25 off an Oura Ring).

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But can your tracker actually heal you or is it just giving you useless data? And will that data ever be used against you, by say, an insurance company?

Well, with most modern trackers, the healing part is left up to you. You have to make sense of the data, come up with a plan, and execute the plan if you want to get fit and if you want to heal.

Everyone from my Mom to the neighbor kid across the road from me are wearing trackers and yet I doubt any of them are actually using the data to improve.

My guess is that you’re just being tracked. All this data is going into a database and being mined by someone for their own gain, but not to the benefit of your own health.

Why Should We Be Striving to Get Healthier? 

Many of us seem completely healthy. We work out, we run, we eat well and then we fall over from a stroke or heart attack. Everyone wonders why the “healthy” guy got sick. How could we possibly get cancer?

We have discussed in detail how our modern environment is toxic to human biology HERE and HERE and most people are still unaware of this fact.

If you work indoors or spend less than 50% of your time outdoors (winter anyone?) then I guarantee you are missing a very critical component of health that almost no one today recognizes.

Your indoor environment, lack of natural sunlight and “healthy” foods are slowly deteriorating your health.

Is your tracking device going to help you overcome your modern environment? Do you even put any of the data into action? And is it even tracking the right data?

No.

There’s one brand new wearable designed to hack your modern lifestyle. It’s said to help cure jet lag, energize you before a workout, reduce fatigue, and overcome your indoor lifestyle.

QuantletFemSmallPhoto from Quantlet.com

The inventors make the following claim about their device and just to be on the safe side I want to include it here, “The Quantlet is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and has not been examined by the FDA or other regulatory agencies. Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.”

Regardless of what’s written there, in reality, it was designed to directly benefit the body and not to track data.

The Quantlet’s inventors claim to use published clinical research and experimental research in the fields of photobiomodulation, physiology, and sports medicine. If you’re wondering what the heck all this means, keep reading and I’ll break it down for you.

Do You Wear a Tracking Band? 

Modern tracking devices, I mean fitness bands, track data such as the number of steps taken, heart rate, calories expended and even heart rate variability on the more sophisticated devices. Soon they will track blood pressure. All this data can be viewed over time to help you become healthier. It can be shared with your doctor, assuming your doctor knows how to use it properly to help you stay healthy.

The problem is that rarely do people do anything with the data. Everyone is being tracked, I mean tracking and yet very few people do anything with the data. Although I guarantee there is someone behind the scenes making good use of the data you’re providing them every time you sync.

Most people think that because they have the tracking band they are doing something positive or their health. They’ve got their tracking band, yoga pants, special shoes and then work indoors all day, sitting in a chair, typing on a computer.  This environment beats us down so much that an hour or even 2 hours at the gym does not make up for a day of sitting and a night of sleeping and an hour of commuting.

Even when we go to the gym, we are working out under toxic lights, breathing in toxic air and generally doing exercises that aren’t ideal.

We agree with the founders’ beliefs that our modern world decouples us from nature and this leads to increased aging, inflammation, stress and anxiety.

This is critical. We have lost touch with the natural world, disrupted our circadian rhythms and constructed technologies that undermine our health in subtle ways that lead to not so subtle diseases.

Enter The Quantlet 

QuantletFem2SmallPhoto from Quantlet.com

The Quantlet is taglined “Human Performance Reimagined” and is the brainchild of Dr. Jack Kruse and Ruben Salinas.

Dr. Kruse is an avid biohacker and a neurosurgeon. He runs Optimized Life, where “We look to get you fit and age in an optimal state to avoid healthcare burdens as you age. We use bio-physics to get you there. This includes hormone optimization, nutrition expertise, supplementation both pharmaceutical and OTC, uses of new anti-aging medications.” He can be found over at JackKruse.com

Ruben is a medical technology entrepreneur, inventor and angel investor. He cut his teeth at GE and moved into the medical device business thereafter.

James Carroll provided the light module development and is the founder and CEO of Thor Photomedicine. He’s a world expert on the effect of light on cellular function and worked to maximize the effect of light from a wearable device.

The Quantlet doesn’t answer the question; What do I do with all this data? It goes in a new direction

The Quantlet, instead of tracking data, provides input directly to your body in the form of cooling and light to produce a beneficial effect.

Why not put on a device that actually increases your health rather than tracks it?

Now, I’ll be the first to agree that you should get outside in the morning, at noon and again in the evening.

You shouldn’t spend so much time indoors staring into screens.

You also shouldn’t fly high in the air exposing yourself to solar radiation, EMF from the airline controls and wifi bouncing around the metal airline frame and dehydration.

But we all do these things.

Remember our modern environment has not been designed in a way that supports and works with human biology. It’s been designed for comfort and ease of doing business. Its aim is to make good consumers, workers, and soldiers out of all of us.

The Quantlet was designed to help hack this modern environment. At least from the perspective of a little light on the wrist. 

Here at PrimalHacker our intention is to 1st do the primal and ancestral thing. Get outside, preferably barefoot, preferably in nature. Drink clean pure water. Move often at a slow pace. Avoid toxic environments

When we have to compromise, for example, going into work to make money, then we use biohacks to overcome our deficient modern environment.

For example, we recommend THIS post about how to neurohack your modern environment and THIS review for how nootropics may be the future of brain science and allow us to support our brains in a fast paced world.

We need technological devices that instead of harming our health, increase our health.

The Quantlet was designed to be just such a device. But does it work? And even if it works, how does it work?

What is the Quantlet? 

The Quantlet is a wearable device that looks like this:

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The large size of the device is intended to provide cooling to the blood through heat loss at the wrist from the veins and radial artery.  As blood is pumped into the hands through the artery in the wrist, the Quantlet cools the skin and pumps heat out.  

A specific frequency of Light is shined at this same point, allowing the light to enter the blood. Red, purple and blue light can be used depending on the protocol chosen. The light can keep the blood vessels dilated to allow more heat transfer. Usually, as the skin and veins are cooled, the body constricts the blood vessels and stops blood flow to the skin. In order to overcome this and cool the body, the Quantlet attempts to continue cooling through the use of light to keep the blood vessels dilated.

How Does it Work? 

The Quantlet delivers multiple frequencies of light at the right wavelength into specific areas of the body, this is called photobiomodulation.

In fact, the Quantlet uses 2 frequencies of light that are critically important in ALL life, ultra-violet (UV) and infrared (IR). These two light frequencies can be captured by water and drive numerous processes in the body that maintain health. Without these two frequencies, we do not thrive, we are left open to disease and increased aging.

The Quantlet also claims to help keep the body at its preferred temperature so that it can operate more efficiently. When the body overheats due to training or disease, physical performance, and cognitive function decline.

The Quantlet cools and shines light into the wrist. Let’s explore. From the Quantlet website:

“By irradiating the skin on the wrist to reach the blood non-invasively, we hypothesized that we could achieve the same or at least similar results to those reported by these scientists, including improvements in sports performance and physical, mental disposition and even sleep quality.

We used red and infrared LEDs to obtain a photobiomodulating effect just as powerful as the invasive intravenous method effect used by researchers by leveraging the so-called "optical window" in tissue, which allows light to penetrate the skin most effectively. And, we also used LEDs in the violet, blue and green range.”

Photobiomodulation 

Why haven’t you heard of photobiomodulation, otherwise known as low-level light therapy (LLLT)? According to THIS article in the photomedicine laser surgery medical journal: “As Juliet states: “what's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”1 However, a name, if ill-conceived and lacking a clear definition, can have profound effects on the image and acceptance of a therapy by mainstream medicine.

Sunlight has much anecdotal use in ancient scriptures. In the late eighteenth century, Niels Ryberg Finsen pioneered the use of red and blue light to treat various human ailments, especially Lupus vulgaris. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology in 1903 for his pioneering demonstration that concentrated chemical rays from sunlight could be bactericidal as well as stimulating surrounding tissue.2Although this seminal work received much attention from physicians and scientists, the lack of mechanistic explanation relegated it non-mainstream medicine.”

The Quantlet uses photobiomodulation. This is a fancy name for LLLT or Low-Level Light Therapy. Which is another fancy name for using the power of light to heal or to enact desired changes in the body’s physiology to create a desired effect.

Photo – having to do with light.

Bio – having to do with life.

Modulation –  variation in the strength of something, to change.

It has been known pretty much forever that light can heal. See here here and here.

If you haven’t figured out the sun is a healing and necessary nutrient, then you better get outside more!

Photobiomodulation is healing with light. Light therapy can:

Improve wound healing

Stimulate collagen growth and wrinkle reduction

Enhance memory, learning, and help with traumatic brain injury

Enhance athletic performance

Speed Recovery of Injury

With today’s modern science we’re learning enough that not only do we know light can heal, but we’re able to find the exact frequencies of light that make specific changes in the body.

We now know we can use infrared to increase collagen production and reduce wrinkles!

Our bodies can make direct use of light. It’s not just plants that need sunlight for life, but humans too!

We can use red light energize our mitochondria – in fact, our mitochondria directly absorb light which makes cytochrome C oxidase active and produces energy through the electron transport chain.

Quantlet makes use of this science by using light in its design to help optimize your body.

Cold 

The second function of the Quantlet is to cool the blood through heat loss at the wrist.

The Quantlet attempts to cool the blood moving through the arm and hand via this pathway. It uses cooling fans to cool the plate on the bottom of the wearable, cooling the blood as it passes through.

This cooling theory has great merit and has been attempted before and resulted in cold numb hands with poor mobility for athletes attempting to use the hand cooling glove during exercise. Quantlet attempts to change that.

This article discusses the basics behind the cooling theory of the body:  “Heller and Grahn discovered that bears and, in fact, nearly all mammals have built-in radiators: hairless areas of the body that feature extensive networks of veins very close to the surface of the skin.

Rabbits have them in their ears, rats have them in their tails, dogs have them in their tongues. Heat transfer with the environment overwhelmingly occurs on these relatively small patches of skin. When you look at a thermal scan of a bear, the animal is mostly indistinguishable from the background. But the pads of the bear’s feet and the tip of the nose look like they’re on fire.

These networks of veins, known as AVAs (arteriovenous anastomoses) seem exclusively devoted to rapid temperature management. They don’t supply nutrition to the skin, and they have highly variable blood flow, ranging from negligible in cold weather to as much as 60 percent of total cardiac output during hot weather or exercise.

In humans, AVAs show up in several places, including the face and feet, but the researchers’ glove targets our most prominent radiator structures – in the palms of our hands.

The newest version of the device is a rigid plastic mitt, attached by a hose to what looks like a portable cooler. When Grahn sticks his hand in the airtight glove, the device creates a slight vacuum. The veins in the palm expand, drawing blood into the AVAs, where it is rapidly cooled by water circulating through the glove’s plastic lining.

The method is more convenient than, say, full-body submersion in ice water, and avoids the pitfalls of other rapid palm-cooling strategies. Because blood flow to the AVAs can be nearly shut off in cold weather, making the hand too cold will have almost no effect on core temperature. Cooling, Grahn says, is, therefore, a delicate balance.”

Here's where the cooling theory during exercise gets interesting 

“But the glove’s effects on athletic performance didn’t become apparent until the researchers began using the glove to cool a member of the lab – the confessed “gym rat” and frequent coauthor Vinh Cao – between sets of pull-ups. The glove seemed to nearly erase his muscle fatigue; after multiple rounds, cooling allowed him to do just as many pull-ups as he did the first time around. So the researchers started cooling him after every other set of pull-ups.

“Then in the next six weeks he went from doing 180 pull-ups total to over 620,” said Heller. “That was a rate of physical performance improvement that was just unprecedented.”

The researchers applied the cooling method to other types of exercise – bench press, running, cycling. In every case, rates of gain in recovery were dramatic, without any evidence of the body being damaged by overwork – hence the “better than steroids” claim. “

How Does Cooling The Body Speed Recovery? 

There’s a very good biological reason for this shutdown. As a muscle cell increases its activity, it heats up. But if this process continues for too long, the cell will self-destruct. By shutting itself down below a critical temperature threshold, MPK serves as an elegant self-regulation system for the muscle.

“Your muscle cells are saying, “You can’t work that hard anymore, because if you do you’re going to cook and die,'” Grahn said.

When you cool the muscle cell, you return the enzyme to the active state, essentially resetting the muscle’s state of fatigue.

According to this study pre-cooling, per-cooling (cooling during exercise) and post cooling are all very beneficial: “Exercise-induced increases in core body temperature could negative impact performance and may lead to development of heat-related illnesses. The use of cooling techniques prior (pre-cooling), during (per-cooling) or directly after (post-cooling) exercise may limit the increase in core body temperature and therefore improve exercise performance…. pre-cooling significantly improved intermittent sprint exercise and endurance exercise performance. ….

 which suggests that per-cooling should have a larger potential benefit on thermoregulation and exercise performance compared to pre-cooling (NOTE – cooling during exercise is thought to have more benefit that pre-cooling)…..

Cold-induced vasoconstriction of the muscle vasculature and a decreased muscle tissue temperature due to post-cooling may cause reductions in cellular, lymphatic, and capillary permeability, which reduces the fluid diffusion into the interstitial space and decreases the risk of muscle fiber edema.91,95 Moreover, the decreased fluid diffusion, due to cooling, may assist in diminishing the acute inflammatory response to muscle damage. A lower inflammatory response is associated with less pain and lower decrease in muscle force generation.105 Furthermore, the lower inflammatory response after post-cooling can be defined as an increase in an anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-10), and a decrease in pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-2, IL-8 and prostaglandin E2).106 Therefore, post-cooling may have an anti-inflammatory response and may be effective in reducing secondary muscle damage, and may therefore enhance muscle recovery.”

Thus we see that cooling the body can be beneficial for increasing performance and reducing muscle damage and inflammation for certain types of exercise.

Cooling The Veins is Hard 

It’s hard to cool the veins because they contract when they get cold, so when trying to cool them from the skin, the body will react by constricting the veins and making it impossible to send the cooled blood through them. Again, according to the Quantlet website:

“There are three main reasons for the light frequency sets that the Quantlet uses: (i) the NADH-complex absorbs light in the blue range, (ii) blue and green light has an effect on HEME within red blood cells and (iii) these frequencies promote light-mediated vasodilation”

The above sentence is why the Quantlet actually works. The right frequency of light keeps the vessels dilated, even when they are getting cold.

..the conventional cooling methods most people are using are typically applied to the skin’s surface. Because of that, they are generally ineffective at cooling the body’s core and key organs like the brain.

This is because they don’t penetrate through the body’s insulating layers of tissue. Worse than that, the cold itself can result in vasoconstriction of the peripheral blood vessels and actually cause the opposite effect rather than the desired one.  

But, everyone from Olympic trainers all the way through to the military’s Special Forces have pushed researchers to find better and more consistent ways to cool the body. “

Unlike the Stanford researchers glove that allowed the man to perform 620 pull-ups, the Quantlet doesn’t require a vacuum pump to work.

the Quantlet achieves these results by simply extracting heat through the skin of the wrist. While the thermal conductivity of skin varies, the Quantlet achieves heat transfer rates approximating those observed at Stanford through a much more practical wearable design.

The Quantlet’s Cooling Module uses electronic components called thermoelectric coolers (TECs) that leverage something known as the Peltier effect. By using a solid-state electronic mechanism to cool the body, our team removed the need for any cooling fluids and minimized the device's footprint.

Further, the Quantlet's Lighting Module stimulates vasodilation through the localized release of nitric oxide (NO) by irradiating the placement site with appropriate light frequencies. So, it does not need a vacuum pump either! This feature has the bonus effect of systemically releasing NO and enhancing oxygen uptake by helping blood vessels dilate and improving blood flow.”

The Price 

$749.00

You can choose stealth gray, carbon black or hydrogen purple.

The Claims 

  • Increase your exercise efficiency
  • Extend your exercise times by more than 22% without strength reduction
  • Improve your overall sense of well-being

Here’s the language from the website:

“The Quantlet’s light module utilizes several frequencies of visible and near-infrared (NIR) light to non-invasively irradiate the blood circulating through your wrist. The effects of light on reducing pain, inflammation, and edema, have been known for almost forty years.

Photobiomodulation, as it is known scientifically, has demonstrated increased exercise capacity and longer exercise times, as well as improved biomarkers (including reduced lactate, creatine kinase, and CRP) after exercise in people treated with red and infrared light. It has also been reported to release certain brain compounds that positively affect mood and sleep.

At the cellular level, specific frequencies of light have been shown to stimulate cells in the blood to generate more energy and utilize oxygen more effectively.

Within certain blood-based cells exist components called mitochondria, which produce cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). An enzyme in mitochondria known as cytochrome c-oxidase (CCO) utilizes light photons and converts them into ATP. This process also creates mild oxidants (ROS) that lead to both cellular repair, healing and gene transcription. Nitric oxide that has bound to the CCO is also released, enabling enhanced oxygen uptake and helping blood vessels dilate; thereby improving blood flow.

The Quantlet’s cooling module utilizes a thermoelectric cooler (TEC) that leverage the Peltier effect. By using a solid-state cooling mechanism to cool your blood while irradiating the placement site with the appropriate light frequencies, the Quantlet stimulates vasodilation through the localized release of nitric oxide (NO).

Both physical and mental functions are impaired when your body’s core temperature increases such as when you perform strenuous exercise. Physical performance can be enhanced with the aid of body cooling.

The Quantlet addresses the two primary steps involved in cooling the body: convection through blood flowing through the wrist and conduction from blood vessels through the skin of the wrist.”

Choose Your Own Protocol 

Jack and Ruben envision the community of biohackers, athletes, trainers, and others to use the device and develop their own protocols that work. Jack is famous for saying that biohacking is an N=1 game. He’s saying that everyone has different genes, different genes turned on, different lifestyle, live in different climate zones and all this and more means that something that works for one person may not work for another. By letting people experiment and share how they are using the Quantlet, others can try out the protocols and see if they work for them. An entire community can grow around optimized health through hacking the modern environment.

“The Quantlet is designed to be worn between 5 and 60 minutes per day. Typically, users will wear the Quantlet for 30 minutes pre-exercise to maximize exercise efficiency and 60 minutes post-exercise to enhance recovery. 

There are extended use programs available for flight and sleep modes.  The Quantlet’s mobile app will notify you when it’s time to remove it after a protocol is completed”

KEEP in MIND THAT Sentence Above! On their own website, the inventors claim that the Quantlet was designed to be used more than once per day, yet read on to see how using the Quantlet more than once a day voids the warranty!

Examples of the protocols are shown below

JetLag protocol

Does The Quantlet Actually Live Up to the Claims?

This is where things go sideways.

I really want to like the Quantlet. But the first and second round of production units, coupled with poor customer service and a poorly designed warranty make this impossible at this point. 

There are three Facebook Groups you should check out for real-time reviews and feedback on the Quantlet in action by biohackers: Bulletproof Biohackers, Quantum Health: Light, Water, and Magnetism, and The Quantlet. All three sites have amazing information and are full of helpful people looking to live optimized lives.

Todd Shippman, a Certified Bulletproof Coach, and owner of Your Thriving Self runs two of these Facebook groups accounting for over 4,000 members. He’s an avid biohacker, will be the featured biohacker in the September 2017 edition of Men’s Health and is a Quantlet owner.

Here’s the famous Todd Shippman from Your Thriving Self, giving his testimonial on the Quantlet:

"As much as I was hoping to be able to write a good review about such a cool concept of technology. It really has been a huge disappointment for me. The beta device comes with minimal instructions and no details on how to charge it(it turns out many people killed their devices by charging it with the wrong charger). After just 10 short days of using mine, it just turned off 10 minutes into the protocol. It wouldn't respond to anything I did. I sent an email to Customer Service and it took them a 1 week to respond with a general/copy/pasted response that was not relevant to my situation. I never again got a response back to them. I ended up investing a total of an additional $165 to get mine fixed by a 3rd party person, which I am very grateful for them. Given I get plenty of natural sunlight, and use another specialized light therapy panel, I do not see any benefits from using the Quantlet. The mobility of the Quantlet is a nice luxury, but given the sensitivity and frailness of it, I would never suggest someone invest the money into purchasing a Quantlet, when there are clearly better options."

Other Testimonials 

I asked for Facebook testimonials from others in the Quantlet Facebook group, and this is what I received. I received many positive reviews that talked about increased physical capbility and healing. This is exactly what we could have hoped for.

Monte Diaz The sleep/relax protocol worked very well for me when I ran a session on both wrists before bed. My sister used the wellness protocol on both of her wrists for carpal tunnel and was amazed at the pain and inflammation relief that she got with just two sessions, one in the AM and one in the PM on both wrists. 

I'd love to give more detailed feedback but my Quantlet became non-functional and I sent it in for repair 10 days ago.

Andrew Jordan I have had some success using the performance 30 and the sleep/ relaxation on a torn meniscus in the knee. It has reduced the swelling and healing in half the time.

Deborah Aronson

June 14 at 10:21am

I began my Q use a month ago, working up from one Wellness, to an hour of Wellness and Performance 30. My response has been Dramatic, with a big D. Recovering from an almost fatal medical condition in February, there are many variables as to my improved health. I already live many of Jack's protocols and have been steadily improving. I was told that it would take up to a year for me to totally recover. Yesterday, I was active in every way for about 12 hours. I was more active, more clear, and more intellectually present than I have been in a couple years. My spouse is a psychiatrist and she and I posited today whether too much Quantlet use could trigger a manic event. She doesn't think that I am in one, as I have no issues, but she did suggest that I might take a day or two away. This is such a fabulous device I can't say enough. Again, I would like to stress that for optimal adults under 50 perhaps, facebookusing all the protocols and living at the beach, a Quantlet wouldn't be necessary. If you love someone over 65 who doesn't feel great and is having any difficulties with their energy, please consider how amazing this could be.

Report: 17 days of Wellness, some days with Performance 30. One day I did it all a couple times, against advice, and I was jittery. BUT.....SENIORS: I feel fabulous! Totally. Up at 5, doing projects all day of many kinds, dinner out tonight with folks (something I never do when it gets dark....) and clarity of mind I haven't had in a very long time. LONG. I think the Q is topping off all the other actions and Quantum protocols. When you consider how I was almost Mito-dead, this is a miracle. I encourage you to get this device or something similar to older, NON-OPTIMAL PEOPLE. This is my heart, that someone will be able to feel good again. It isn't just the Q, but this is totally part of it!

Based on the reviews it appears people are obtaining benefit from the Quantlet. But read on to determine if you want to try it out, or wait until the company offering improves.

Known Issues 

Quantlet Stops Functioning And Warranty is Not Honored 

Many people, Todd included, have reported that their Quantlet has stopped functioning through the normal use of the unit.

In addition, I have observed many broken Quantlet bands in photos posted to Facebook. The units are just not holding up.

Not only is this bad news, but customer service is reportedly incredibly hard to get ahold of. Once someone gets ahold of customer service, based on the Facebook messages, it is near impossible to receive a fixed, replaced or new Quantlet due to a violation of the warranty.

Violation of the warranty appears to come from using the Quantlet more than once per day. Users report that the manual allows only 1 use per day and more uses void the warranty. However, directly on the Quantlet website, they recommend using before and after a workout, which would void the warranty. The marketing and manual should be better aligned to ensure users have the right information. Having bought two Quantlets via a special deal and giving one of those two Quantlets to another person (for example if two people partnered up to get the special price for buying two Quantlets, then the warranty is only good for the person who paid, and if the 2

Having bought two Quantlets via a special deal and giving one of those two Quantlets to another person (for example if two people partnered up to get the special price for buying two Quantlets) voids the warranty. Well, the warranty is only good for the person who paid, and if the 2nd Quantlet was given to the other person who paid half the money, the warranty is apparently void.

 Quantlet email1

The Quantlet is Responsible for Massive Non-Native EMF (nn-EMF) 

Quantlet Trifield2Quantlet trifield

Dr. Kruse and Ruben are all about staying as far away from nn-EMF as possible and continuously tell us how bad nn-EMF is for our health. Jack has been a pioneer, along with Dave Asprey, in educating the public about this form of toxic energy.

One would reasonably assume that the Quantlet, invented by Dr. Jack Kruse, or at least advised on by Dr. Kruse would have very low levels of EMF, especially because part of the Quantlet’s promise is overcoming indoor lifestyle, which includes exposure to nn-EMF.

Unfortunately, the beta users have found that the EMF measured from a trifield EMF meter show incredibly high, in some cases off the charts readings of EMF. Largely the EMF spikes when the TEC (thermos-electric cooler) is being used.

This is just awful design from someone who truly knows better and has disappointed Jack’s fans and Quantlet users.

Overall Quantlet Review 

Short story, save your money

I really hope I can modify this to be a very positive review in the near future. I follow Jack Kruse and his ideas are mind blowing. Don't let the Quantlet execution detract from his message because it's clear more people need to hear it. Overall the Quantlet truly is a game-changing device meant to overcome our modern lifestyle. It doesn’t just track data, or track your location or let you buy shit on Amazon. It is intended to provide direct benefit using the principles of low-level light therapy from the very first use. May people have reported benefit, but the downside is defective units and voided warranties for many users. 

Overall the Quantlet truly is a game-changing device meant to overcome our modern lifestyle. It doesn’t just track data, or track your location or let you buy shit on Amazon. It is intended to provide direct benefit using the principles of low-level light therapy from the very first use. Many people have reported benefit, but the downside is defective units and voided warranties for many users. 

The issues with the Quantlet device and warranty, at this time, are too many to overcome.

There are better devices you can buy today that work to get infrared and red light into your body and have no known issues and lots of anecdotal and soon clinical evidence. I still know of no devices using cold, UV and IR light to hack the body, so let's hope the Quantlet is redesigned and made sturdier and with a better warranty, allowing for mutiple protocols to be used in a day. 

Use This Device Instead

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If you're searching for a "Light" hacking device to supplement sunlight and benefit you directly, check this device out.

While it’s not a wearable, there is a light hacking device you can use that has numerous positive reviews.

Namely, you can supplement sunlight, get better sleep, enhance recovery and increase exercise performance using photobiomodulation using the REDjuvenator designed by Leanne Venier - tell her Thaddeus from PrimalHacker sent you.

Both Todd and I use the REDjuvenator and have found benefit and well-conducted research. Leanne has been a pleasure to talk with and is very accessible.

While the Quantlet isn’t perfect yet, it’s absolutely innovative. I’m so happy to see this step in the right direction.  I highly recommend supporting the work of the founders of the company, but be wary of the Quantlet. I do not recommend you buy it at this point.

Instead, learn everything you can about the work of Dr. Jack Kruse because the ideas and protocols he has can be life changing, but purchase a REDjuevenator light until there’s a true photobiomodulation wearable on the market that works. 

About the Author


Thaddeus

Thaddeus began his journey outdoors, camping and fishing as a boy in the Adirondacks and Central NY forests. After a decade spent developing pharmaceutical products, he just couldn’t face another day adding terrible ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and numerous red dyes into children’s medicine. He shifted gears and engineered a successful work from home assignment following Tim Ferriss’s 4 Hour Workweek. From there, he was able to find a way to incorporate more movement, nature and sunshine into his work environment.

After learning about biohacking from the man who coined the term, Dave Asprey, Thaddeus healed his own anxiety, lowered his blood pressure and fixed his sleeplessness using biohacking, PrimalHacking and Qigong. He spends his free time experimenting on himself in hopes of helping others on their journey. He writes about his experiments on PrimalHacker.com. He also spends time with his two boys learning martial arts, shooting arrows at targets and hiking.  

Thaddeus is a certified Bulletproof Coach from the first ever class of coaches, holds a personal training certification, nutrition certification, Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition and studied Chemical Engineering a long time ago.


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