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TruBrain-Think Drinks

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Mark Pierson is a Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of Science degree in clinical psychology TruBrain think drinks are liquid nootropics developed by neuroscientists trained at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These drinks were developed to solve the problem that ‘typical’ energy drinks do not enhance focus. TruBrain think drinks come in thin, eco-friendly, recyclable cardboard packaging that has a reported 92% reduction in waste compared to plastic containers according to their website. This is a unique aspect of truBrain think drinks, because most nootropics come in tablet form within a plastic bottle
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Are Binaural Beats Really Effective Or Are They Snake Oil?


Okay, there’s sort of an astonishing lack of science among both believers and disbelievers in binaural beats. I’m hoping to clear some of that up.   1. Binaural beats purportedly work through cognitive entrainment. They can affect dopamine levels in the brain. People with already high dopamine levels will be slowed down by alpha and gamma binaural beats, while people with low dopamine levels benefitted in terms of cognitive thinking. So, for some people binaural beats will be beneficial, and for others it will be neutral or potentially disruptive. It’s worth noting that this study estimated dopamine levels through spontaneous
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Naturamin – Brain Booster

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Mark Pierson is a Senior Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of Science degree in clinical psychology   Brain Booster is a premixed dietary supplement that is formulated by Naturamin to naturally enhance cognition. Their website advertises Brain Booster as a nootropic that increases the brain’s ability to learn, remember, and focus. Given these claims, I was excited to give Brain Booster a try and test these assertions. I decided to take Naturamin’s recommended dose of Brain Booster (i.e., two tablets equal to roughly two grams) per day over the course of a week in order to
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Smart Drugs For College’s Thoughts On NSI-189

This piece comes to us from our friends at Smart Drugs For College – Stephen reached out to us and asked how he could contribute and help out since we’ve been very busy. I asked him to look into neuron generation and get back to us with what he found that that would be great. Here’s what he had to say, and please note that this does not necessarily represent Smarter Nootropics’ views on the subject.   NSI 189 – By Stephen McLaughlin When it comes to the matters pertaining to the functioning of the human brain, some amount of
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Tinkering with the Biosphere (The World of DIY Biohacking)


By: Gareth Branwyn You’re likely already familiar with the idea of the hackerspace, local do-it-yourself (and do-it-with-others) “clubs” that have sprung up in many places around the world. But did you know that there are such spaces exclusively dedicated to citizen science and biotechnology hacking? We thought it would be fun to look at a few of these exciting citizen science labs and some of the more promising projects that they’re incubating.   BioCurious ( — One of the first such biology-focused hackerspaces is Sunnyvale California’s BioCurious. One of the first big projects developed by founding members of the space
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Chaos Addiction


We haven’t been able to write much lately, so we’ve been putting together some contributions from our friends that we think will be interesting to our readers. We receive a lot of emails about advice regarding substance abuse and addiction and hope to help people develop better habits, choose healthy supplements to get back on track, and to help repair damage to neurons. This article comes to us from Laura Barker and we hope that some of our readers will find it useful. It’s not about Nootropics per-se, but we hope that it’ll be of interest to our readers. The Link
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Hyperion Strength Guest Post – Vitamin D


Vitamin D3 Deficiency and Cognitive Health This is a guest post from Mansal Denton, the founder of Hyperion Strength, which is a platform to optimize mental and physical performance. When he isn’t obsessing over creatine, you can find him doing Acro yoga or exploring consciousness. Despite the importance, more people are deficient in vitamin D than any other nutrient (magnesium is a close second). The rich world rarely has to worry about vitamin and mineral deficiencies, but geography and diet often spell disaster. If you are not living near the equator (between the 37th parallels), spending 20 – 30 minutes outside per day, or eating copious quantities of dairy, eggs, and fish, you
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Phenylpiracetam Review- 4 Experience Reports


Phenylpiracetam is easily the most stimulating of the piracetam derivatives. Numerous reports across various nootropic forums attest to phenlypiracetam’s ability to enhance motivation, drive, focus and energy levels.   Structurally, the modification is similar to a phenylethlamine (PEA) molecule being added on. PEA is a well documented stimulant that increases dopamine and adrenaline release. Common sense would classify this compound as more of  a stimulant, rather than everyday “true” nootropic, as there’s well noted tolerance with even moderate term use.  As such, my experience report listing was not a straight 1 or 2 week run as I’ve done before with CILTEP. Instead, below
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Semax Profile Added!


Semax is one of those little-known nootropics, that really deserves more attention. Developed in Russia in the 1980s, Semax is a peptide nootropic (lke Selank) which can enhance cognitive function, support mood and promote NGF release. There’s a number of benefits and potential mechanisms of action listed in the article.  Read about Semax here.