background preloader

Legal Nootropic Smart Drugs Crush Adderall for Productivity (with images) · fourminutemind

Legal Nootropic Smart Drugs Crush Adderall for Productivity (with images) · fourminutemind
The amphetamine salts in Adderall are neurotoxic, and the effects of Adderall comedown and withdrawal are intense. The Adderall Comedown Can Be Brutal Comedown effects of adderall can include such effects as:+ Depression and Dysphoria+ Apathy or not caring about anything+ Anxiety+ Fatigue+ Intense hunger+ Paranoia, Insomnia+ Not only does Adderall have comedown effects, but it also has a significant amount of adverse effects, some of which can be severe. Common side-effects of adderall include:+ Tachycardia (Rapid Heartbeat)AnxietyInsomniaIncreased sweatingDry mouthAbdominal painDecreased appetite (and therefore weight loss)NauseaVomitingDiarrheaErectile dysfunctionRestlessnessIrritabilityHeadacheDizziness Severe side-effects of adderall include:+ Severe chest painSevere irritabilityAbnormal electrical activity in the heart (Cardiac dysrhythmia)SeizuresErratic emotionsSlowed thinkingFaintingPsychosis (Hallucinations)Allergic reaction: rash, difficulty breathing, hives, swelling Related:  BrainshitNootropics

Nootropics - The Facts About "Smart Drugs" I’m excited to bring you something very different than what we usually cover here on Unfinished Man. Today we’re going to talk about drugs. No, not those kinds of drugs, but instead a range of “smart drugs” – also known as Nootropics – which a person can use to improve memory, learning, and overall brain function. I’ve been fascinated with them for years, and asked John Holcomb of Brainpower Nutriceuticals if he would mind sharing some information with our readers. John was kind enough to put together this highly detailed article on which nootropics are available on the market, how each of them works, and why more people haven’t heard of them. ~Chad Nootropics are a topic most have little knowledge of outside of scare articles in mass-market publications, most bemoaning the abuse of Adderall and Ritalin by college students as giving them an unfair advantage. What’s Available? Choline: The mother of all nootropics is choline. The Racetams Where to Start? No one Talks About this Stuff!

Nootropics Survey Results And Analysis In case you are just joining us: nootropics are substances which purportedly improve mental functioning with relatively few side effects when used responsibility. Caffeine is a good example. It improves wakefulness and energy, and when used responsibly is so safe it can be sold “over the counter” in coffee and other drinks. Over the past few years, various substances from experimental drugs to common supplements have been claimed to satisfy these criteria. If they really work, obviously we want to know about it. Double-blind randomized controlled trials have confirmed exciting properties for some purported nootropics. The online nootropics community consists of mostly healthy individuals looking to use these substances to gain motivation or clearer thinking. This survey does not intend to rectify this state of affairs, but it can at least shed some light on it. Below I describe the results I got on the remaining 28 substances and some hypotheses that I tested: Dosing Issues Correlations

New technique to deliver life-saving drugs to the brain Magneto-electric nanoparticles (MENs) deliver a significantly higher level of the anti-HIV drug AZTTP to the brain (credit: FIU) Researchers from Florida International University (FIU)’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine have developed a revolutionary technique that can deliver and fully release the anti-HIV drug AZTTP into the brain. Madhavan Nair, professor and chair, and Sakhrat Khizroev, professor and vice chair of the HWCOM’s Department of Immunology, used magneto-electric nanoparticles (MENs) to cross the blood-brain barrier and send a significantly increased level of AZTTP — up to 97 percent more — to HIV-infected cells. For years, the blood-brain barrier has stumped scientists and doctors who work with neurological diseases. A natural filter that allows very few substances to pass through to the brain, the blood-brain barrier keeps most medicines from reaching the brain. “This allows a virus, such as AIDS, to lurk unchecked,” said Nair, an HIV/immunology researcher.

Nootropics A record of nootropics I have tried, with thoughts about which ones worked and did not work for me. These anecdotes should be considered only as anecdotes, and one’s efforts with nootropics a hobby to put only limited amounts of time into due to the inherent limits of drugs as a force-multiplier compared to other things like programming; for an ironic counterpoint, I suggest the reader listen to a video of Jonathan Coulton’s “I Feel Fantastic” while reading. Your mileage will vary. The above are all reasons to expect that even if I do excellent single-subject design self-experiments, there will still be the old problem of “internal validity” versus “external validity”: an experiment may be wrong or erroneous or unlucky in some way (lack of internal validity) or be right but not matter to anyone else (lack of external validity). Somewhat ironically given the stereotypes, while I was in college I dabbled very little in nootropics, sticking to melatonin and tea. Golden age Defaults Results

Is This Your Brain on Smart Drugs? by Deuce of Clubs (First published in Java Magazine, nov1996) Years ago, after suffering an accident-induced concussion, I (along with everyone around me) suffered through a period where I laughed pretty much all the time, at just about anything. I guess some things are funnier after you've been hit on the head. What smart drugs do Though descriptive, "smart drugs" is a somewhat unfortunate phrase, smacking of snake oil and panaceas, and sounding about as scientific as Roger Ramjet's proton pills, or Popeye's spinach. A term that better describes these substances is steadily gaining currency: nootropic agents—nootropics, for short. How smart drugs work Bold claims—is there anything to them? Researchers are discovering that nootropics act upon the brain in many different ways. Many nootropics occur naturally. Besides the natural or nutritional nootropics, there are also powerful pharmaceutical nootropics, and smart drug users all have their favorites. Further research © Deuce of Clubs

The Future Of Cognition | Smarter Nootropics WRITTEN BY: Devin Van Dyke Intelligence is the raw material of human achievement. Every distinction between man and animal is the result of our exceptional brains. Even though the forces of evolution have not ceased to work on us, for the last 50,000 years the individual human brain has not substantially changed. Our remote hunter-gatherer ancestors were as intelligent individually as we are today–all the landmark achievements of civilization are the work of our collective intelligence. The “hive-mind” is talented in some areas but challenged in others: our weaknesses in long-term planning and morality are indicated by our failures to solve global warming or end genocide and war, respectively. To fulfill our potential and transcend our animal roots it is necessary to further develop our individual minds. Imagine the consequences of, for example, a 25 point increase in intelligence worldwide, or even simply among those involved in government. Works Cited Boyd, Robynne. Zangara, A. (2003).

Smart Drug Smarts - Fuel Your Brain With the Latest in Neuroscience! Pramiracetam | Smarter Nootropics Last updated: Mar 29, 2012 Looking To Buy Pramiracetam? Support SmarterNootropics by purchasing from this product from one of our recommended suppliers: USA and Worldwide: Health Supplement Wholesalers | PeakNootropics European Union and United Kingdom: SmartNootropics Other names [5][12] Amacetam, CI-879, N-[2-(Diisopropylamino)ethyl]-2-(2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl)acetamide, N-[2-(Diisopropylamino)ethyl]-2-oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide, N-[2-Bis(1-methyl-ethyl)amino)ethyl]-2-oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide, Neupramir, Pramiracetamum, Pramistar (Latvia, Lithuania, Romania), Remen Pramiracetam’s Background Pramiracetam was developed in the late 1970s by Parke Davis & Co. Pramiracetam falls into a class of nootropics called racetams. (Table 2 from [4]) Some researchers have estimated pramiracetam’s potency to be 5-10x that of the most well-known and well-researched racetam, piracetam[13]. Pramiracetam’s Mode of action Pramiracetam Benefits Generally, researchers have observed pramiracetam to: (Figure 2 from [11])

Related: