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Omega-3s for Brain Health: 6 Reasons Why They Matter

The brain is made up of more than 60% fat, and the type of fats that we consume has a direct impact on how well it functions. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are one type of fat that can help to improve brain health. In this blog post, we will discuss 6 reasons why your brain …

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What Are Saffron's Nootropic Benefits?

Saffron – Health benefits, side effects, how to use, and more!

Saffron, the dried red stigmas of a small purple crocus is one of the most expensive and sought after spices in the world. For over 3000 years it’s been used mainly as a natural additive in cooking to enhance flavor, color, and aroma. The origin of Crocus sativus can be traced back to the Late Bronze Age …

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Using Technology To Mimic Human Touch & Calm The Nervous System w. David Rabin, MD, PhD (Ep 58)

This talk with Dr. David Rabin, MD, PhD is geeky dive into the science of hacking the nervous system to mimic human touch.  Dr. Dave is a clinical psychiatrist with a PhD in neuroscience and has developed one of the most exciting wearable technologies on the market today, the Apollo Wearable.  In this chat we …

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CBD – Health benefits, side effects, how to use, and more!

As governments begin loosening cannabis laws CBD is quickly becoming a mainstay in many people’s medicine cabinets. This non-psychoactive cannabinoid has been recognized for its anti-inflammatory, healing properties. The following review is a deep dive into all things CBD and covers how it works in your brain and body. What Is CBD CBD stands for …

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13 Best Nootropics For Anxiety

Our society has glamorized “stress” and “busy,” making us think it’s normal. A certain degree of “stress” and “anxiety” is indeed normal. Anxiety is a normal response to a range of different situations. It allows us to be alert to threats and motivate us to react. However, it can impact your mental wellbeing when you …

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Mucuna Pruriens (Magic Velvet Bean) – Health benefits, side effects, how to use, and more!

Mucuna Pruriens is a natural nootropic with many mental and physical benefits. It does everything from boost dopamine to male sex hormones. The following article goes deep into the benefits of mucuna pruriens, who its good for, and how to best use it. History of Mucuna Pruriens As A Traditional Medicine Mucuna pruriens is native …

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Best Omega 3 Supplement For Mental Health: Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil vs Cod Liver Oil vs Algae Oil

Best Omega 3 Supplement For Mental Health: Fish Oil Vs Krill Oil vs Cod Liver Oil vs Algae Oil

Perhaps you’ve heard the adage, “Fish is brain food.” Nowadays, many people are feeding their brains with fish in the form of supplementation. Fish oil supplements provide the mind and body with crucial omega-3 fatty acids that many Westerners are so deficient in. If you’re one of the many people interested in supplementing omega 3’s, …

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How Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Affects Mental Performance

Heart rate variability is one of the most important variables to measure when optimizing mental performance. HRV is your heart’s interpretation of the influence of stress on your body and your ability to adapt to it. To truly optimize your mind, you must eliminate as many stressors in your life as possible. Knowing your HRV …

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Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR) – Health benefits, side effects, how to use, and more!

L-carnitine is a nutrient that the body needs in order to keep it functioning properly. In recent years, this amino acid has been promoted as an effective weight loss aid because of its ability to turn fat into energy and lower our levels of insulin – which can make you feel more comfortable about continuing …

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Cordyceps Mushroom – Health benefits, side effects, how to use, and more!

Cordyceps Mushroom – An Overview Cordyceps refers to a genus of 400+ parasitic mushrooms that grow on insect larvae, digesting them, and growing long sprouts that can be harvested. Despite the somewhat disgusting origins of these fungi, they may actually have some powerful nootropic and health benefits. And don’t worry, actually harvesting cordyceps from larvae …

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Repair Your Brain w. Neurofeedback featuring Dr. John Silva (Ep 14)

In this episode of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast my I’m joined by Dr. John Silva. We discuss how he uses technologies like Quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) and neurofeedback to map and rewire the brain. Dr. Silva uses QEEG to discover the levels and balance of activity in the different hemispheres of the brain to accurately diagnose …

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11 Best Nootropics For Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a rapidly growing health trend based on skipping meals at regular intervals. It has been practiced around the world for thousands of years, often for religious reasons. Now, modern nutritional science is starting to confirm its various health benefits. This method encompasses eating patterns in which you might go from 12 to …

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