Erik Levi, FNTP

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Erik Levi is a co-founder of HolisticNootropics.com and a certified holistic nutritional therapy practitioner. As an NTP Erik takes a nutrition first approach to health. He has worked with many different people to help them use nutrition to optimize their quality of life. Erik believes that mental health is a physiological process and cognitive enhancement is not something that can be achieved by just taking some pills with good Amazon reviews. Instead, true cognitive enhancement comes with the right balance of nutrients, movement, and gratitude. Erik continues to stay up to date with the most current nootropic and holistic health research and promises to deliver the best solutions possible. You can check out his personal health blog/podcast/YouTube Channel all under the name Holistic A-Hole.

Posts by Erik Levi, FNTP

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The Nootropic Benefits Of Yoga

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 9, 2020

In the last 30 years, the practice of yoga has gained popularity in cities all around the United States. Mainstream American culture has not only adopted this 4000-year-old practice but has become obsessed with it. Yoga studios are popping up all over the country and fostering active, thriving communities of yogis of all experience levels. … Read more

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Best Nootropics For PTSD

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 8, 2020

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an affliction that roughly 6-7% of Americans will suffer in their lifetime. PTSD could be due to any number of circumstances, such as accidents, assault, natural disasters, armed conflict, or other sufficiently traumatic events. As you may know, military veterans are especially susceptible to this disorder. PTSD symptoms can include psychosis, … Read more

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How Your Gut Health Affects Your Mental Health

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 8, 2020

There is an emerging field of nutritional mental health that looks at holistic factors when treating cognitive disorders. Mental health is not merely a question of what happens inside your head. It’s difficult to fully separate what occurs in your brain, and what occurs in the rest of your body. In particular, new research is … Read more

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How Glutamate Excitotoxicity Affects Your Brain

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 7, 2020

Glutamate excitotoxicity is a significant factor in cognitive dysfunction that you may not be aware of, but really should be. It can play a role in any number of issues, including: Attention problems Anxiety Brain fog Low mood Depression Cognitive decline Neuron damage In fact, glutamate excitotoxicity seems to pop up as a factor in … Read more

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Why CBD-Infused Coffee Is An Amazing Nootropic

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 6, 2020

What Is CBD-Infused Coffee? CBD coffee is a new type of drink that blends the stimulatory effects of coffee with the relaxation of cannabidiol (CBD). It is becoming more and more popular since the legalization of CBD in the US. Many people enjoy these two ingredients’ synergy, and there may be some nootropic benefits from … Read more

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The Best Nootropic Brain Supplements For Social Distancing

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 4, 2020

We’re living through an unprecedented event. The entire world is shut down as a precautionary measure to save people from contracting the COVID-19 virus. The solution has been to force people into the 14th-century practice of quarantining. This ancient practice that was originally meant for ships carrying cargo into Venice from infected ports has now … Read more

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How The COMT Gene Mutation Affects Your Mood

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 3, 2020

What Does The COMT Gene Do? One of the most important single genes when it comes to cognitive function and mental performance is the COMT gene. The COMT gene encodes for the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme. This enzyme is critical for brain function, as it is responsible for degrading catecholamines. Catecholamines are the class of neurotransmitters … Read more

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Best Nootropics For Bipolar Disorder

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 2, 2020

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by mood disturbances with recurrent episodes of mania, hypomania, and depression. Also known as manic-depression, bipolar depression is prevalent in about 2-3% of the population. It is a chronic, lifetime disorder that can be debilitating if left unchecked. Luckily, it is treatable through therapy and medication. And, … Read more

7 Best Nootropics For Brain Fog

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 1, 2020

“Brain fog” is something that everyone will deal with at some point. While it’s not classified as an official medical condition, it is quite prevalent in the western world. With the ebbs and flows of life, it’s completely normal to have days where you feel “off.” Maybe you had a poor night of sleep, or … Read more

7 Best Nootropics For Addiction Recovery

By Erik Levi, FNTP | April 1, 2020

Overcoming addiction and dealing with withdrawals is never easy. The most critical factors in getting and staying clean are always going to be the same: A good support network, getting the professional help you need, and time to heal. It’s also essential to take care of your body holistically, with proper nutrition, exercise (if you … Read more

CILTEP (NeuroFuel) Review: How Does It Stack Up?

By Erik Levi, FNTP | January 29, 2020

Ciltep is a family of preformulated nootropic stacks for everything from memory and focus enhancement to mood stabilization. Natural Stacks, the makers of Ciltep, promise “increased motivation, improved concentration, mood, and enhanced ability to study.” Ciltep is actually one of the first commercially available nootropic stacks on the market, debuting in 2012. It has many … Read more

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The 11 Best Nootropics For ADHD

By Erik Levi, FNTP | January 15, 2020

=Not being able to stay focused on a single task can significantly affect your quality of life. Every moment brings a new creative thought worth entertaining. You open your laptop determined to do one simple thing, and before you know it, you have so many open browser tabs you can’t find the one you actually … Read more

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