Rolling Stone story: ‘Building A Better Brain: Wired on Nootropics’, November 2012 - Andrew McMillen - A freelance journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. This is his portfolio of published work.
Smart Drugs & Nutrients: How to Improve Your Memory and Increase Your Intelligence Using the Latest Discoveries in Neuroscience (9780962741890): M.D. Ward Dean, John Morgenthaler. Smart drugs- the lure of increased intelligence in a pill « lionelsnotes. I started the year on a high, literally.
Dexamethasone, Theolin SR and Seretide had put me thru a whole sine curve of emotions and various states of mental acuity (or lack thereof). Having witnessed (nay, experienced) the very real mental effects of drugs, and with the upcoming movie Limitless (links below), i became very much seduced and intrigued by the idea of drug enhanced mental performance. Thus far my research has pointed me to - Brainquicken - Modafinil (aka Provirgil) - Neurostim (below i’ve included links to these products or information about them) Either of which promises to do everything from deliver mental clarity, concentration and breaking down mental blocks to helping you lose weight and boost strength/coordination/endurance in sports. Imagine the possibilities. Coffee is wearing off for me, it no longer gives me any drive and is pretty much a placebo for me at this stage. But then again, if i do have to endure side effects (brain damage anyone?) The Limitless viral. A Drug That Could Give You Perfect Visual Memory.
Nootropic. Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr.
Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn. Availability and prevalence At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews.  Many more are in different stages of development. The most commonly used class of drug is stimulants, such as caffeine. Academic use Surveys suggest that 3–11% of American students and 0.7–4.5% of German students have used cognitive enhancers in their lifetime. Side effects Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; in Chinese, Korea and Japanese: 銀杏, pinyin romanization: yín xìng, Hepburn romanization: ichō or ginnan, Vietnamese: bạch quả), also spelled gingko and also known as the maidenhair tree, is a unique species of tree with no living relatives.
The ginkgo is a living fossil, recognisably similar to fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. Ginkgo biloba cross section of tree trunk (source: MHNT) Description Ginkgo is a relatively shade-intolerant species that (at least in cultivation) grows best in environments that are well-watered and well-drained. Tim Ferriss' Favorite Nootropics. If you’ve read Tim Ferriss’ books, you know he’ll do almost anything to himself in the name of self-improvement.
And if you thought he took this too far in The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body, just wait until The 4-Hour Chef, his new guide to the world of rapid learning. Turns out Ferriss has tried nearly every legal (and not) smart drug imaginable, so Wired.com invited him to share what he learned. Just remember: He’s not a doctor, we’re not doctors, and please don’t sue us. The quest: Read like a cheetah, retain like an elephant The drug: Desmopressin , a synthetic version of the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin Where to get it: Prescription Benefits: “Doctors prescribe it for bed-wetting,” Ferriss says, “but I’ve experimented with it since 1996 for short-term memory.
The quest: Tear up the slopes like a Yeti The quest: Get fast — fast The quest: Be the swingin’-est senior on the block The quest: Remove mental fog for extended focus The quest: Think harder Source: Wired.com. Ripples from the Botanical Garden. Hydergine, DMAE, Green Tea & Vitamins/Supplements - Transcendent Combo - 29118. Citation: Lord Maynoth.
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