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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...

Sebastian has methodically tested an impressive number of variables to determine their effects on his personal productivity and quality of life. From dairy products to smart drugs to the lighting in his sleep environment, he’s tested (and continues to re-test) contributing elements to his life and business, and the information in this episode may just make you want to crack open an Excel file and do the same.

Jesse interviews biochemist and pharmacist Phil Micans, advisor to both the London Anti-Aging Conference and British Longevity Society. With his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry and as the editor-in-chief of Aging Matters Magazine, Mr. Micans is a highly-qualified individual with some profound insights into the Racetam class of chemicals — which includes some of the best-known “smart drugs.”

Dr. Born discusses the particular effects of Sulbutiamine and the motivation for its development, the Human Genome Project’s impact on drug R&D, and the human blood-brain barrier.

Lee describes his Adderall experiences and why – despite its short-term upsides – he felt the need to combat ADD in a way that avoided Adderall’s side effects… Eventually leading to the creation of his own self-designed nootropics “stack.”

Modafinil chemical structure

Our anonymous Test Subject is given a 200mg dose of Modafinil shortly before 11am, and Jesse checks in with him throughout the day to learn the subjective experience of a first-time user of a smart drug.

Dr. Dean explains how his groundbreaking book evolved from a technical manual for his patients into a widely-known book to improve brain activity through smart drugs. “We were really focusing more on improving cognitive abilities of normal people who realized they weren’t quite as sharp as they used to be – or could be.”

The podcast will cover all the latest in the explosive, fascinating, and sometimes controversial topics of smart drugs and brain optimization — everything from nutrition and neural supplements to meditation and neurofeedback — but with an emphasis on the new school — the stuff that is just coming online right now.

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