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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Sat May 31, 2014 6:09 pm

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Cheers for the note, I'll be taking it with breakfast (eggs) as per my Alphabrain.
I always liked the idea of Alphabrain - but their 'science' is false/misleading. I'm surpised if they really did believe in the flagship product they would have conducted a independent study to prove it.
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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by wub » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:09 am

They have the results of a double blind placebo test on their site now I believe. But it's still slightly shady, and Aubrey Marcus is a tool.

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by Jizz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:34 am

Ive read all your reviews and stuff on here but i just wanna cut to the core and ask whether you feel that on the whole, using these drugs have actually improved your quality of life or not

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Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:36 am

JizzMan wrote:Ive read all your reviews and stuff on here but i just wanna cut to the core and ask whether you feel that on the whole, using these drugs have actually improved your quality of life or not
Was that directed to me?

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:54 am

wub wrote:They have the results of a double blind placebo test on their site now I believe. But it's still slightly shady, and Aubrey Marcus is a tool.
Based on 17 people tho? I concur, it's like why one these women cream's for ageing or some shit on TV and if you look at the bottom it say tested on 117 people. Multi million point company testing on 117 people, bitch please.

Please i remember reading something that onnit has certain chemicals that are not suitable for everyday use. (can't remember tho)
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Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:01 am

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wub wrote:They have the results of a double blind placebo test on their site now I believe. But it's still slightly shady, and Aubrey Marcus is a tool.
Based on 17 people tho? I concur, it's like why one these women cream's for ageing or some shit on TV and if you look at the bottom it say tested on 117 people. Multi million point company testing on 117 people, bitch please.
They have openly acknowledged that though in their daily informercials the Joe Rogan podcast that their sample size wasn't particularly big, and are doing a much larger test.
nitz wrote:Please i remember reading something that onnit has certain chemicals that are not suitable for everyday use. (can't remember tho)
Do you have a link for that?

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:26 am

wub wrote:
nitz wrote:
wub wrote:They have the results of a double blind placebo test on their site now I believe. But it's still slightly shady, and Aubrey Marcus is a tool.
Based on 17 people tho? I concur, it's like why one these women cream's for ageing or some shit on TV and if you look at the bottom it say tested on 117 people. Multi million point company testing on 117 people, bitch please.
They have openly acknowledged that though in their daily informercials the Joe Rogan podcast that their sample size wasn't particularly big, and are doing a much larger test.

I see - not listened red the the podcast in a while.
nitz wrote:Please i remember reading something that onnit has certain chemicals that are not suitable for everyday use. (can't remember tho)
Do you have a link for that?
I can't find the link because the word i'm searching "chemical" is interchanged in this context so it just shows up reviews. But you may find this article interesting http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/alp ... -industry/
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Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:28 am

Read that article when I was first researching Alphabrain, it makes a lot of good points, especially regarding the proprietary blend and cost factors.

EDIT - it's already been mentioned in this thread as it happens;

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Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:33 am

I think the key issue here is that is it unlikely that the 11 ingiendents will cause any damage in the short term. But if you were to take it for a span of 20+ year then think one would need to reconsider. Simply because if don't know the long term effect, something beyond us mere lay man, some inter working it could change, something even a specialist doctor could not foresee.

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Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:39 am

nitz wrote:I think the key issue here is that is it unlikely that the 11 ingiendents will cause any damage in the short term. But if you were to take it for a span of 20+ year then think one would need to reconsider. Simply because if don't know the long term effect, something beyond as mere lay man, some inter working it could change, something even a specialist doctor could not foresee.
Some of the iffier ingredients I wasn't entirely sure on I've checked with a doctor, but there are a lot of side effects for some of the nootropic touted supplements that can cause adverse reactions in certain cases which I touched upon on another site;
I'd suggest speaking to a doctor about potential side effects of whatever you're selecting for your own stack. Choline, for example, can lead to urinary retention, blurred vision, increased retention etc, something that I wasn't necessarily aware of through Googling alone. And cycle off whatever you're taking as standard, same as with anything else of this nature.
Think the cycling off is the key point, same with anything. Current cycle off is at least the length of the cycle itself for balance and to notice whether changes are substantial or just psychosomatic.

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:49 am

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nitz wrote:I think the key issue here is that is it unlikely that the 11 ingiendents will cause any damage in the short term. But if you were to take it for a span of 20+ year then think one would need to reconsider. Simply because if don't know the long term effect, something beyond as mere lay man, some inter working it could change, something even a specialist doctor could not foresee.
Some of the iffier ingredients I wasn't entirely sure on I've checked with a doctor, but there are a lot of side effects for some of the nootropic touted supplements that can cause adverse reactions in certain cases which I touched upon on another site;
I'd suggest speaking to a doctor about potential side effects of whatever you're selecting for your own stack. Choline, for example, can lead to urinary retention, blurred vision, increased retention etc, something that I wasn't necessarily aware of through Googling alone. And cycle off whatever you're taking as standard, same as with anything else of this nature.
Think the cycling off is the key point, same with anything. Current cycle off is at least the length of the cycle itself for balance and to notice whether changes are substantial or just psychosomatic.
What do you mean my cycle off? Do you meant to stop for a while/reduce?
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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:59 am

Exactly.

If I've been taking a course for a fortnight, then my cycle off would need to be at least a fortnight (preferably longer) rather than just cracking open a new bottle.

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by Jizz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:17 pm

wub wrote:
JizzMan wrote:Ive read all your reviews and stuff on here but i just wanna cut to the core and ask whether you feel that on the whole, using these drugs have actually improved your quality of life or not
Was that directed to me?
You, noways and anyone else taking this stuff on the regular

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Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:25 pm

JizzMan wrote:You, noways and anyone else taking this stuff on the regular
The quality of my working life, definitely. I've found it's made me more focussed, less prone to distraction, and more creative with my problem solving.

Outside of work, I've had no ill effects when drinking on it, it doesn't give me issues sleeping when taken late in the evening (something that puts me off a lot of drugs, legal or otherwise), I can eat on it (again, a big factor for me).

Someone said it previously in the thread the best;
It won't swing your axe for you but it'll sharpen your blade.

BUT

It affects everyone differently, and I've read plenty of online reviews where people have experienced nothing from taking it.

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by ezza » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:28 pm

^ yeah i'd be interested to know

ive been taking basic vitamin supplements, fish oils, and 5htp for a month or two now and my head and body feels stronger than it has in a long time

but i have stopped doing mandy and joined the gym again so they're probz the main factors
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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:13 pm

wub wrote:Exactly.

If I've been taking a course for a fortnight, then my cycle off would need to be at least a fortnight (preferably longer) rather than just cracking open a new bottle.
Sounds good because at the end of the day this is a supplement impacting mental ability rather than physical. But if the supplement was for something physical, say you take 1 pill of vid D3 a day because you can't get enough I propablty would not advise coming off from it. Unless something significant happens like you move to a sunny place or started getting salmon. I see it like this:

Food - main source of everything,

dietly supplement, where you cannot get said vitamin etc from food, but mandatory. vitamin pills/omega 3's/probotics etc

abiilty supplement - involve your ability to do something - take one and off.
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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by wub » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:15 pm

nitz wrote: Unless something significant happens like you move to a sunny place
Not the best example :lol:

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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by nitz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:17 pm

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nitz wrote: Unless something significant happens like you move to a sunny place
Not the best example :lol:
For vit D i meant. 15 mins of sun enables your body to produce enough vit D - real talk

Out here in uk there is no sunny day. No sun most of the year.
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Re: Intelligence Enhancers/Nootropics/Vitamins

Post by _ronzlo_ » Sun May 17, 2015 4:37 am

Who's tried Celastrus seeds?
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