Smart Drugs,

#105: The Racetam Family

December 04, 2015

In keeping with holiday tradition, our favorite family comes over for a visit: the Racetam family. Old uncle Piracetam shuffles in, proudly brandishing his “True Nootropic” Award. Aniracetam and Oxiractam look like they’re having a hard time dealing with the young ones. Coluracetam, Nefiracetam and Fasoracetam run around between the grown-ups, getting into all sorts of mischief.

It’s also a reunion with Dr. Andrew Hill — one of Smart Drug Smarts’ very first guests, as well as the resident neuroscientist at TruBrain and the Founding Director of the Peak Brain Institute in LA, where he specializes in neurofeedback solutions.

Whether you’re complete strangers or bosom buddies with the Racetam family (who trace their roots back to Belgium), Jesse and Dr. Andrew Hill will make you feel welcome and get you introduced to everybody.

Stick around for a few giggles during the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick and learn a cool new way to prepare a nice big bowl of “word salad” with a decidedly New Age flavour.

PS:  Don’t forget to sign up for that most important mental meal of the week – a good healthy Brain Breakfast.


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Show Notes
  • 00:00:40

    Keeping up with the Racetams.

  • 00:01:59

    This Week In Neuroscience: Risk-takers are smarter.

  • 00:04:10

    Audience interaction section.

  • 00:06:14

    Jesse introduces Dr. Andrew Hill.

  • 00:07:15

    Racetams - The old and the new.

  • 00:07:50

    Search for sleep drugs and Racetams.

  • 00:10:11

    Initial usage of Racetams.

  • 00:10:54

    Safety profiles and true nootropics.

  • 00:12:22

    General effects of the Racetams.

  • 00:13:00

    A word of caution.

  • 00:14:30

    Subjective effects of Piracetam.

  • 00:17:10

    Piracetam and mitochondria.

  • 00:19:06

    Racetams - Compare and contrast.

  • 00:21:59

    Good bio-hacking practices.

  • 00:24:27

    Racetams vs big Pharma.

  • 00:29:02

    Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: This one will be remembered.

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