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Here we dive into the nitty-gritty details of various smart drugs. 

What’s the difference between "nootropics" and "cognitive enhancers"?  What mechanism of action creates a certain effect in our brains?  How safe are different smart drugs?  Do they really work?

Here are few of our favorites:

And check out the list below for the best of the rest...


Big Data, Modern Alkame, smart drugs, nootropics

Is there a scalable way for people to benefit from others’ experience without having to comb through Reddit threads and best-guess which writers’ stories applied to them? Garrett Ruhland’s search for a solution led to the formation of his company, Modern AlkaMe.

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Try these 4 Nootropics and reach your 2016 Health and Fitness New Year’s Goals

hormesis-full

Get your smartypants ready for our year-end finale as Jesse and Dr. Edward Calabrese dive into the world of Hormesis and dose response thresholds.

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: …

Racetam-family-tree

Whether you’re complete strangers or bosom buddies with the Racetam family, Jesse and Dr. Andrew Hill will make you feel welcome and get you introduced to everybody.

the-grey-market

Join Jesse & attorney Lawrence Walters for an in-depth look at the gray market for pharmaceuticals – the regulations and risks involved to health and privacy.

Chemical-Willpower

Can “motivational” chemicals reduce people’s inherent laziness about exercise, and make them form better health habits? Tune in and find out.

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In episode #98 Jesse throws four prescribed Adderall users into the mix who talk about their experiences with the drug and weigh the pros and cons.

what-are-nootropics

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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I was the Cognitive-Enhancement Wild Man, the one whom the conservative members of the KCRW audience were giving dirty looks through their radios, while I waved my pom-poms for these so-called smart drugs.

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