There are many that believe that as long as they are not consuming junk food they are going to be healthy and fit. Then there are those that belive simply working out will keep the sane and happy and fit. The truth of hte matter is your body should be looked at like a super computer… there are billions of things happening at once and we have just started touching the surface on what works and what doesn’t. We have broad ideas as to what is healthy and continue to test hypothesis as to what in general consumed by our body will result in a positive result, and those that have a high risk to reward ratio are fended off into the abyss of the health space.
Let me start by discussing two supplements that I find interesting to have a balanced mind and productive life. Without a further ado, they are: one is called Phenibut and Adrafinil or its successor (Modafinil also referred to as the limitless pill).
On wards with Phenibut
Phenibut is a derivative of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). GABA is the primary neurotransmitter in your body that regulates the neuronal excitability of the central nervous system. Basically, GABA makes sure that your brain does not become hyperactive.
Ther reason you would not want to supplement GABA instead of this synthetic compound is because GABA does not easily cross the blood brain barrier, while Phenibut does. The main reasons to take this supplement are: It increases motivation, attention and concentration but not so much your memory per say, as for that you may want to supplement Aniracetam.
The second reason for supplementing Phenibut aside from motivation and concentration is that it is a strong anxiolytic, now if you take this with Aniraceram which also is a anxiety killer, you may have synergistic effects. However, Phenibut in and of itself has a different place then Aniracetam. Phenibut could be supplement more for social settings, e.g. when you are not necessarily in a need to memorize anything and store data, whereas Phenibut should be taken to relax yet be able to be attentive to whatever is going on around you.
NZT 48 The “Real” Limitless Pill taken by Bradley Cooper
The idea is simple, a pill to remember stuff faster and therfore draw conclusions to whatever it is you are doing faster. If NZT was a perfect 10/10, the close comparative that actually exists now to the limitless pill is called Modafinil or its successor Armodafinil, which we would give a 2/10. It increases memory I/O, provides motivation, but be aware of the side effects. It causes your heart rate to increase, increases irritability, may cause a rare skin disease to popup Steve Johnson Syndrome and the infallible headache from taking too much or getting ‘over stimulated’.
By the way, if any patterns start emerging in terms of your health, side effects or symptoms, consider using a symptom tracker to figure out the trigger to avoid any detrimental issues arising form these supplements. Other then that, don’t be afraid to get started and consult a Holistic or a Functional Medicine doctor before hand.