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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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The nootropic class of compounds were discovered serendipitously and after their initial discovery, some use of the compounds like phenibut, picamilon and piracetam by Soviet Cosmonauts were primarily used as pharmaceuticals for people suffering from cognitive debilitation. From cosmonaut performance enhancers to prescription medications for Alzheimer’s, dementia and more, nootropics eventually gained popularity amongst healthy individuals seeking a

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HOW 2016 JUST MAY KICK OFF THE CENTURY OF MAINSTREAM TRANSHUMANISM

William Gibson, the Cyberpunk author and originator of the term “cyberpunk” once said that in our increasingly virtualized and hyper-mediated world that “Toys are us”. The future is yesterday, the science fiction of the past is becoming the science of today, but the question is – how did we get here?

The 20th

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Phenibut (beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neuropsychotropic discovered through Soviet research and  introduced into general clinical practice in Russia in the 1960’s. Not unlike picamilon, it was initially designed with Soviet cosmonauts in mind. As such, it needed to be anxiolytic (anxiety relieving) while at the same time acting as a focusing agent.

The story of Phenibut’s development begins in 1963, in St.Petersburg,

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Nootropics are neuro-enhancing substances that improve the mental performance or brain health of an individual. Based on its loose definition, any supplement or substance that boosts cognitive performance, contains exceptionally low levels of toxicity and is suitable for long term usage may be categorized as a nootropic.
 
One such example of natural nootropics are nootropic mushrooms. Mushrooms have been known to be packed

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Inositol is molecularly made up of nine steroisomers. Myo-inositol is the most active and studied steroisomer, and the one we will refer to in this article. It was once classified as a B-vitamin, but is now believed to be non-essential, as the body can synthesize it in adequate amounts from glucose.

 

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The mirror of consciousness that separates our waking and dreaming worlds has is a subject that has sparked the imagination of man since time immemorial. Dr. Ernst Cassirer, sociologist and historian once said that “Dreams are private myths and myths public dreams.” Dreams are still a subject of mystery to scientists to this day. Some of the earliest explorations of

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Phenibut is a structural analog of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA); specifically a ‘beta-phenyl derivative’. Thus explaining the name (Pheni an abbreviation for phenyl). The phenyl constitutes a phenyl-ring – a group of atoms that are related to benzene and allow a given substance to pass easier through the blood-brain barrier (similar to how the ‘acetyl’ group delivers Carnitine). It was

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Phenibut is both a sedative/tranquilizer, an anxiolytic and a depressant, perhaps best compared to alcohol in terms of effects. Phenibut is not FDA approved however is legally obtainable in the USA at this current time.

It is important to note that Phenibut itself can be quite addictive. While Phenibut may be available OTC, it does not conclude that it is

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Beginners often discover that finding out where to buy nootropics can be a puzzling and confusing experience. This article will outline some of the best places to buy popular nootropics such as: piracetam, noopept, aniracetam, adrafinil, oxiracetam and pramiracetam. The point of this blog post is to help beginner nootropic users and teach them what to look for

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