Enhanced Games

Science Is Real

We believe that science is real and has an important place in supporting human flourishing.

There is no better forum for highlighting the centrality of science in our modern world than elite sports.

Dr Aron Ping D'Souza

President of the Enhanced Games

The Illustrious History of Performance Enhancements

Time Immemorial
West Africans use cola acuminita and cola nitida for running competitions.

The Tarahumara tribe consume peyote (strychnine) in order to prepare for multi-day runs.


Australia's Indigenous people consume pituri plant in order to gain its stimulant effect.
776 BC - 393 BC
Ancient Greeks use performance enhancements.
100 AD
Roman gladiators use stimulants and hallucinogens.
~800–1000 AD
Norse Vikings ingest the stimulant bufotein in order to increase their fighting strength twelve fold.
19th Century

Athletes incorporate coca leaves and strychnine into their performance therapies.
1889


Physician Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard, becomes the first to isolate testicular fluid. He injects it into himself, and finds renewed strength and vitality.
1935


Anabolic steroids are first synthesized, a revolutionary moment for performance therapies.


These steroids are later used to restore the health of the survivors of Nazi concentration camps.
1956–1988


The government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) initiates state-sponsored performance therapies for its athletes.



Between 1956 and 1988, GDR athletes won 203 gold, 192 silver and 177 bronze Olympic Medals.


1967


The International Olympic Committee bans performance enhancements, stifling scientific innovation.


1967–2023


Brave athletes continue to incorporate the latest scientific advancements – and set new world records – despite the risk of prosecution.




2023


The Enhanced Games launches, ushering in a return to the inclusion of science in sports.




Embrace Science

Enhanced acknowledges that science has always played a central role in sports. From the Tarahumara tribe to the ancient Greek Olympians, athletes have used performance enhancements to help them reach their full potential for all of recorded history.

Only in the past 50 years has the advancement of performance science in professional sports been stifled. Athletes have been forced into a cat-and-mouse game with drug testing agencies like WADA, attempting to stay one step ahead of the latest oppressive and invasive testing methodologies.

Enhanced athletes embrace the human belief in scientific development, ignoring the anti-science stigma.

The truth is, performance therapy has always been an integral part of human history. Science has always lagged behind humanity’s ambitions. Yet, the latter half of the 20th century has seen the latest breakthroughs in synthetic biology closeted and stigmatized.

When used correctly, the inclusion of performance enhancements can have significantly positive effects on the results of training and exercise routines. Simply put, performance enhancements augment the effects of training.

After years of oppression, we are seeing a push-back against the anti-science dogma purported by the incumbent sporting leagues. 

Enhanced is here to free science and sport from those who would rather it be shackled.

Join The Movement

4 million

Americans use anabolic-androgenic steroids to increase their muscle mass, according to a 2022 NIH paper.

75%

of male regular gym-goers have considered using steroids, according to the BBC.

I was instantly drawn to Enhanced Games’ forward-thinking ethos and its alignment with many elements of my own vision for the Next Human Agenda.

Its core mission centres on building a platform that not only improves the safety and fairness of competition but also stimulates scientific breakthroughs and nurtures human advancement.

The Enhanced games will undoubtedly inspire the public’s imagination and reinforce the profound impact of science on human progress.

Christian Angermayer

Co-Founder, Enhanced

MythTruth
Steroids always have severe irreversible side effects.When used properly, in an environment with transparent information, under the guidance of your physician, the likelihood and severity of adverse side effects are mitigated and reduced.
Steroids cause tumors.According to Dr Norman Fost, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, "what is missing is a single article, or evidence, or even a quote from any authority on the topic to support any connection between steroids and Alzado's tumor".


Steroid use causes permanent infertility and impotence in men.Steroids are a form of synthetic testosterone; whilst its use can lower sperm cell count, this effect is temporary, and it typically takes three months for the sperm count to return to pre-cycle levels, according to the Texas Fertility Center.
Steroids are bad for your health.According to a number of studies (Kanayama, et al., 2009, Milovanov, 2004, Sáez de Asteasu, et al., 2007) the use of steroids typically has positive effects on the health of athletes, particularly in relation to muscle mass, strength and endurance, and in reducing the risk of injury and fatigue, thus leading to improved performance.
Only you are able to make choices about your body.
Undertaking any enhancement regime is best done in consultation with your doctor.
Enhanced does not provide medical advice.

An Overview of Performance Therapies

Performance therapies, also known as performance enhancements, range from anabolics, prohormones, and stimulants to ergogenic aids, nootropics, and gene transfers. 

Anabolic steroids are synthetic hormones that mimic testosterone and replicate its effects in the body. Prohormones are an alternative path to the same goal; instead of replicating testosterone, they give the body the ingredients to make it. Typically, people who use anabolic steroids to enhance their training regime are able to train more often and for longer, experiencing rapid muscle development and strength gains.

Safe steroid use is a common part of many peoples’ everyday lives. Approximately 3 million Americans have said they regularly use anabolic steroids to boost their performance, whilst 75% of regular male gymgoers have considered incorporating steroids into their performance therapy routine.

Other performance therapies are even more widespread, and have been sporting mainstays for decades. Stimulants and nootropics are substances – like caffeine, creatine, or amphetamines – that increase mental and physical alertness. They combat fatigue and increase performance in sports that prioritize quick reflexes. Specialized diets, training programs, and supplements can also have performance-enhancing effects.

In the future, new therapies like gene transfers may revolutionize sports by allowing athletes to enhance their physical capabilities genetically. Breakthroughs in the field of longevity may indeed extend the length of an athlete’s competitive career by decades. Whilst these fields are still in their infancy, they capture the untapped potentials that lay within the human–science partnership partnership.

From antiquity to the present day, enhancements have let people push themselves to realize their true potential, whether they are top athletes, recreational fitness fans, or even everyday workers. The future of enhancement science is linked to the future of human achievement: there are countless discoveries and breakthroughs ahead.

Scientific and Medical Advisory Commission

Dr George Church, Ph.D.

  • Harvard University, MIT, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology.
  • Harvard Medical School, Professor of Genetics.
  • Wyss Institute at Harvard University, Synthetic Biology Faculty Lead.
  • Director, U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center.
  • Founder, Human Genome Project.
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences and Engineering.

Dr Katherine Zagone, N.D.

Dr Katherine Zagone, N.D.

  • Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, Clockwize, Inc.
  • Concierge Physician, 10X Health Beverly Hills.
  • Medical Director, Gentera Center for Regenerative Medicine Beverly Hills.
  • Naturopathic Doctor, Orian Wellness.
  • Naturopathic Doctor, Chief Conception Officer, The Holistic Fertility Method.
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, N.D.

Dr Michael Sagner, M.D.

Dr Michael Sagner, M.D.

  • Board Member, Ageing Research at King’s College Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine London.
  • Director, European Society of Preventive Medicine.
  • Editor-in-Chief, Preventive Medicine and Longevity Science.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine.
  • Former Advisor to the European Union Health Commission.

Dr Kyle Grant, D.Phil.

Dr Kyle Grant, D.Phil.

  • Founding CEO, OxWash.
  • System Engineer (Synthetic Biologist), NASA.
  • Postgraduate Biophysicist, King’s College London.
  • University of Oxford, D.Phil., Synthetic Biology.
  • King’s College London, M.Sc., Biophysics.
  • Cardiff University, B.Sc. (Hons), Microbiology.

Alexander Bisignano

Alexander Bisignano

  • Genomic Scientist & Serial Entrepreneur.
  • Founding CEO, Phosphorus.
  • Founding CEO, Recombine.
  • Founding CEO, Chromosoft.
  • Princeton, A.B., Molecular Biology.
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