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Bacopa Monnieri

In episode 126, Professor Con Stough talks to Jesse about Bacopa, the oldest herbal medicine in the world. A powerful memory enhancer that promotes synaptogenesis, this is one herb you’ll want to want to add to your medicine cabinet, regardless of your age.

Brains and Brawn, long positioned as polar opposites, turn out to be anything but. In this episode, Jesse talks with fitness trainer Sal di Stefano — also the co-host and resident science geek at the MindPump podcast — about best practices to use physical exercise to enhance your cognition.

cannabidiol, CBD, smart drugs, nootropics, marijuana

Compounds in the hemp plant are so potent within the human body that an entire class of naturally-occurring molecules inside humans (the “endocannabinoids”) are named after the plant — ​not the other way around! In Episode 124, Jesse interviews athlete, author and fitness trainer Ben Greenfield about Cannabidiol (CBD), the most medically versatile of the cannabinoids.

16 Tips From 14 Neuroscientists

Smart Drug Smarts is dedicated to the relentless improvement of your brain. Past episodes make for great listening, but there’s a lot of information to distill to get to actual to-dos. So we’ve rounded up the best, most-actionable kernels of wisdom we learned in the last three months.

Dr. Andreet Mankala is the creator and leading advocate for one of the most cutting-edge medical procedures being performed today. At least, that’s what her proponents say. Others are not so sure, pointing out that her experimental chakra transplantation may not yet ready for human testing.

It’s been an exciting year here at Smart Drug Smarts.  With 2016 hurtling towards us faster than the neuronal impulse in a well-sheathed axon (you knew we’d say something like that, right?) we thought a quick retrospective might be in order. Podcast Milestones Total number of podcast minutes: 1,754 Plus, we topped one million downloads …

Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Stumped on what to get your favorite smarty pants this holiday season? Fear not!  We’ve put together a short list of “favorite things” that help us stay smart. For Your Parents… Cognitive enhancers for brains that have been around the block. Creatine Monohydrate Brand:  BulkSupplements Creatine’s not just for bodybuilders!  Check out Episode 75, Creatine: …

What are Nootropics? There’s a lot of confusion surrounding nootropics and cognitive enhancers.  The two terms are often used interchangeably, but if you want to get really technical about it — and let’s face it, we do — then nootropic refers only to a narrow category of cognitive enhancing supplements. A substance must meet five tough …

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