Smart Drugs,

#092: Nexus Nitty Gritty

September 04, 2015

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.

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Show Notes
  • 00:00:35

    A long awaited episode.

  • 00:02:10

    This Week In Neuroscience: Inhibiting memory.

  • 00:04:39

    Follow up on the Ritalin self-experiment.

  • 00:06:11

    Jesse makes an appearance in the Ben Greenfield podcast.

  • 00:07:32

    Jesse gives a bit of background on Abelard Lindsay.

  • 00:09:25

    Research methodology in stack design.

  • 00:10:23

    Non-responders and dealing with a blind spot.

  • 00:12:43

    Examining Phosphatidylserine.

  • 00:13:40

    Variability based on diet.

  • 00:14:23

    Best protocols for Nexus.

  • 00:16:27

    Aniracetam - The Twitter analogy.

  • 00:18:37

    Neurons that fire together, wire together.

  • 00:19:54

    Looking at the relation between Aniracetam and CDP Choline.

  • 00:25:02

    Pycnogenal and its role in the Nexus stack.

  • 00:27:09

    Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Baby poop.

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