Brain HealthGeneral brain health knowledge unrelated to nutrition or supplements.
NeuroscienceThe latest breakthroughs in brain and mind research.
Smart DrugsChemical supplements aimed at boosting brain performance.
NutritionHow our food choices affect neurochemistry and cognitive function.
FringeResearch outside the mainstream, psychoactive substances and taboo topics.
Jesse and long-time biohacker and self-professed nootropics geek Abelard Lindsay take a look at how the recently launched Mitogen stack was born.
Jesse is joined by cave-diver-cum-research-scientist Dr. Dawn Kernagis from IHMC (the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) for a chat about maintaining optimal cognition in extreme environments.
I decided I wanted Smart Drug Smarts to create products of its own — things that I wanted, I would use, I would trust, and I could fully endorse — from the standpoint of sound science, and also of safe, rigorously-tested manufacturing processes.
You, me, and everyone we know, falls under this impending, theoretical threat. Even those of us who are using cognitive enhancers (those currently available) — we’re still a part of the “home team,” compared to those upgraded rascals from 2020, or 2030, or 2045, and whatever brain-enhancers they’re using to eventually disenfranchise the biological “normals.”
Could a smart drug “habit” be a gateway to addiction? What’s the difference between addiction and physical dependence? What’s going on with the brain’s dopaminergic systems during addictive behavior?
This week Jesse and Dr. Jeffry Strong wander into a forest of lesser known plant extracts, discussing Pycnogenol, a product derived from the bark of a unique species of pine trees. Its effects range from anti-oxidation and reduction of inflammation to circulatory-system and cognitive improvements. One theory to Pycnogenol’s success is that it has a …
Jesse is joined by Dr. Andrew Pipingas and Professor David Crewther for a conversation about fish oil and its effects on neural efficiency, introducing the idea that “smart brains work less hard.”