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A question that should be on every newbie nootroponaut is, are nootropics safe? The nootropics safety question or safety of any supplement you are ingesting, is of the utmost importance if optimal health, wellness and performance are your aim. To get to the bottom of the issue of nootropics safety we have to first define our terms. As for whether

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Alpha GPC and Citicoline for mood

Choline is not only an essential nutrient for the body and brain, but vitally important if you are supplementing with cholinergics like the racetams.  Citicoline and Alpha GPC are considered two of the most popular and effective of choline sources with which to supplement. One

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Dark chocolate, the bitter taste is a favorite among lovers of chocolate, tea and coffee. In fact, some of the finest gourmet chocolates worldwide are made primarily from some percentage of unsweetened cacao.  But could dark chocolate, in addition to being a tasty treat also serve as a neuroprotective and even cognitive booster?

Vascular Health

According to research shared at examine.com,

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If you’re interested in getting started with cogitive enhancement through the use of nootropics you’ll probably want to get a good idea of what kind of stacks would be best to test out at the beginning. First of all, if you’re brand new to nootropic supplementation you may be wondering what exactly we mean by a “stack.” Stacking involves combining

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Piracetam is one of the oldest, most studied and safest of the nootropic class of drugs. As the first racetam discovered by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea (famed for not only discovering the first classical racetams but coining the term nootropic and devising the first criteria for what a nootropic compound is or does). It’s generally the first compound that is suggested

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WHAT IS A STACK

Most people who utilize nootropic supplements for cognitive enhancement choose 2 or more compounds that they combine to increase the effects of each through synergy. This is called “stacking.” In a case like this you end up with a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Some of the simplest possible nootropic

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Phenylpiracetam, also known as Carphedon and Phenotropil, is an analogue of the classic nootropic compound piracetam. The compound possesses the same 2-oxo-pyrillidinone skeleton that all racetams share. The only real difference between it and it’s parent compound piracetam is the addition of a phenyl chain.  In addition to making it much stronger at lower doses it’s also reportedly more

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF BIO-HACKING WITH COGNITIVE TRACKING

If you’re looking to get into the field of cognitive enhancement the best way to take advantage of the tricks and tools at the bio-hacker’s fingertips is to make sure you’re educated before you take the plunge. Many people consider using nootropics as their “secret weapon” for sharpening their gray matter. Before

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You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to effectively begin supplementing with nootropics, but understanding at least the bare bones of a few related fields is actually vital in order to most efficiently put them to work for you. I recall first dipping my toe into the nootropics scene nearly a decade and a half ago around 2002 when

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What was once something of the grail of neuroscience and neurochemistry privy only to Soviet neuroscientists and cosmonauts, nootropics have become a topic of increasing interest in the mainstream in the last few years. Beginning with author Alan Glynn’s novel The Dark Fields in 2001 which would eventually be adapted in the 2011 Hollywood blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper and

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