Episode 92

Longtime biohacker and nootropics aficionado Abelard Lindsay swoops in for his (record-breaking) third appearance on Smart Drug Smarts. Jesse picks his brain on how stacks get developed, with a particular focus on Axon Labs’ flagship cognitive mix, Nexus. They examine each ingredient – Aniracetam, CDP Choline, Phosphatidylserine and Pycnogenol® – and the purpose of each one inside the stack… And also the how’s and when’s of their own personal use of Nexus.

In the before-and-after segments, the action continues — with hostage rescue simulations and what they can teach us about memory, liberal mentions of the word “poop,” and another way that you can get to know Jesse – the man behind the mic.

Episode Highlights

0:35A long awaited episode.
2:10This Week In Neuroscience: Inhibiting memory.
4:39Follow up on the Ritalin self-experiment.
6:11Jesse makes an appearance in the Ben Greenfield podcast.
7:32Jesse gives a bit of background on Abelard Lindsay.
9:25Research methodology in stack design.
10:23Non-responders and dealing with a blind spot.
12:43Examining Phosphatidylserine.
13:40Variability based on diet.
14:23Best protocols for Nexus.
16:27Aniracetam - The Twitter analogy.
18:37Neurons that fire together, wire together.
19:54Looking at the relation between Aniracetam and CDP Choline.
25:02Pycnogenal and its role in the Nexus stack.
27:09Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Baby poop.

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Written by Anushtup Chatterjee