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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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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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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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Aniracetam was the second racetam developed by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea after piracetam. Piracetam, which began it’s life as a cyclic derivative of the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA was modified in the 70’s to create the related racetam, aniracetam. Oddly enough, there are studies that may suggest that aniracetam itself may not

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If you’re taking nootropic supplements, it is probably because you’re seeking a competitive edge on the cognitive front. In order to get the most benefit from tweaking one’s own neurochemistry, you should have a basic passing understanding of how the brain and it’s neurochemistry works. Caffeine may help you get a few more hours of work done and delay the

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Aniracetam is an analog of the classic cognitive enhancing supplement, piracetam. Piracetam was originally discovered by Belgian neuropharmacologist Dr. Corneliu Giurgea in the early 1970’s.   Aniracetam was initially discovered later in the 70’s by the Belgian pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche. Aniracetam is in fact, the second of the racetams developed.

 

Aniracetam is

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