My guests on today’s podcast—Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps—are two female entrepreneurs who came together to change the spa industry with revolutionary infrared light technology. Their company HigherDOSE is a new kind of spa that uses the power of light therapy to improve your health and mood. HigherDOSE goes a step beyond traditional self-care with offerings designed to transform your body, mind, and inner alchemy. By merging the beauty and wellness industry with powerful biohacking technologies, they have broken through to supercharge at-home wellness. Their products (which include an Infrared Sauna Blanket and PEMF Mat) are designed to naturally stoke a healthy DOSE of your brain’s feel-good chemicals (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins).
Lauren Berlingeri began as a renowned nutritionist, health coach, and host of the popular viral series Woman vs. Workout when she discovered the power of infrared saunas to help boost mood and recover from her intense exercise challenges.
Katie Kaps met Lauren while at a detox center in NYC. Katie is a former investment banker at Merrill Lynch and International Employee of the Year at Tough Mudder. She had just started pursuing her passion for consulting for health and wellness companies when she met Lauren. When she heard about Lauren’s plan to bring a natural high to people through infrared sauna technology, she was hooked.
Founded in 2015, Brooklyn-based HigherDOSE is a rapidly growing, premium wellness/beauty brand offering differentiated spa experiences in and out of the home. Combining the benefits of infrared and healing light therapy, their signature Sauna Blankets and Infrared PEMF Mats leave customers feeling euphoric and rejuvenated—truly glowing from the inside out. HigherDOSE has both people and the press addicted to their benefits, with more than 1,000 mentions across media, including features in The New York Times, Forbes, NBC News, Entrepreneur, and other major publications.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-History of the HigherDOSE name…07:30
- HigherDOSE (use code BEN to save $75)
- DOSE = Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins (happy chemicals)
- Getting high “naturally”
-About the infrared sauna blanket…09:15
-How the sauna blanket avoids kicking out dirty EMF…16:25
-The most common uses of the sauna blanket…19:50
- 80% use it for a deep sweat session
- Use for recovery, burning calories
- It’s very portable for when you can’t access a sauna
- Wearables that show an increase in calorie burn while the body is hot may not be accurate
- Keto Twins documented weight loss using sauna blanket (YouTube)
-The best way to maintain and clean the blankets…23:30
-The importance of magnesium in remaining hydrated with regular sauna use…25:55
-How crystals impact the efficacy of the Higher Dose PEMF mat…33:10
-Benefits of the light that is radiated by the blanket and mat…40:25
- Infrared light is invisible to the eye
- Can see the wavelengths recording it from the phone
- Launching a red light infrared face mask soon
- Alitura clay mask (use code GREENFIELD to save 20%)
- Benefits of red light:
- Feeds cells within the skin
- Builds collagen
- Increases blood flow and circulation
- Great to be paired with infrared
- Mood enhancement
- Boost testosterone and regulate hormones
-The benefits of dry skin brushing while in the sauna…48:10
-What to put on the body prior to a PEMF mat or sauna blanket…52:20
-Differences in the biohacking field for women and men…55:10
-And much more…
Resources from this episode:
– Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps:
- HigherDOSE (Use code BEN to save $75)
- Coming Soon HigherDOSE Products:
- Red Light Face Mask
- Copper Body Brush
- Body Oils
- E-Sensual Body Oils
- The Body Line
- Tech Accessories
- Mat Covers
- Blanket Bags
- Sauna Blanket Cleaner
- Woman vs. Workout YouTube Channel
– Podcasts And Articles:
– Other Resources:
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–FUM: Fum is a no smoke, no vape, and no nicotine inhaler made in Canada. All-natural, sustainable, and it works!
Do you have questions, thoughts, or feedback for Lauren, Katie, or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!