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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?

Otherwise, scroll down and enjoy...

Professor Stough shares with us his research methods and decades of insight into plant-based cognitive enhancers with chronic (ongoing) effects, like Gingko biloba and Bacopa monnieri.

Alan Cash, physicist and entrepeneur behind benaGene Advanced Anti-Aging supplement introduces us to oxaloacetate and talks us through its positive CRON (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition)-mimicking effects.

Noopept - From Russia with Love to Your Brain

Dr. Rita Ostrovskaya, world-leading expert and co-creator of Noopept, joins us to shed some light on this new-to-the-scene nootropic.

We speak to Dr. Nicole A. Vincent and Dr. Emma A. Jane, co-authors of the article “Put Down the Smart Drugs,” on the ethics of cognitive enhancement. Jesse weighs in with his own views on the speculative rights and wrongs of nootropics use.

Dr. Andrew Hill joins us to talk about his recent study conducted at the Alternatives Brain Institute, measuring the effects of truBrain on some of the quickest minds on Wall Street.

Jesse and two guests discuss some popular misconceptions about smart drugs, their personal favorite stacks, and other topics surrounding the growing popularity of neurological performance enhancers

Dr. Urban brings to light facts about how some brain stimulants work (specifically Ritalin), how they were originally tested, and why imperfections in the testing methodologies could spell danger to mis-diagnosed or off-label users.

In episode #36, Jesse interviews Dr. Christopher Winter on the importance of sleep to cognitive function.

The following is a guest post by Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12 step non-treatment alternative to traditional drug and alcohol rehab. The program concentrates on self-directed positive neuroplastic change and positive self-change as an alternative to traditional alcohol and drug treatment. For more on Adderall, check out Episode 98, where we cover Adderall on and …

Jesse talks with Los Angeles-based physician Dr. Jehangeer Sunderji on the growing popularity and uses of the psycho-stimulant drug Adderall.

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