Nootropics

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Description Nootropics (also called smart drugs, neuro enhancers ...) are substances that improve one or more aspects of cognitive performance. Bring your noots, notes, and laptops.
Website(s) http://pad.totalism.org/p/33c3-nootropics
Type Discussion
Kids session No
Keyword(s) food, drink
Tags Health, Brain, Neuro, Food, Biohacking, Herbs
Processing assembly CHT / Totalism Hackbase
Person organizing HairyFotr, Dcht00
Language en - English
en - English
Related to CHT / Totalism Hackbase
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Starts at 2016/12/29 17:00
Ends at 2016/12/29 18:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Hall C.2

Second meeting of hackers researching or using nootropics.

Nootropics (also called smart drugs, neuro enhancers ...) are substances which improve one or more aspects of cognitive performance.

Nootropic substances range from basic brain building blocks (L-Dopa, B vitamins and related compounds, e.g. Choline, and minerals like Magnesium and Zinc ...), herbal extracts (Ginkgo, Ginseng, Bacopa, Rhodiola Rosea ...), functional foods (Probiotics, Royal Jelly, Fortified food ...), to synthetic compounds (Racetams, Noopept ...).

Even if you're not interested in hacking your brains, you might already be failing on the basics. Apparently ~80% of people are deficient in Magnesium, in part because it's as much as 5x less available in our food than it was in the 1950s, as a result of soil depletion. A large percentage or people are also deficient in Vitamin D, especially in places farther away from the equator, or *people who spend most of the day indoors* (!), where there is less light to produce this vitamin naturally.

Bring your noots and notes. This will be a roundtable discussion, and an etherpad will be kept.

Disclaimer: Orga are not pharmacists or doctors. Please do come if you are one.

Some topics we'll talk about:

  • timing supplement use
  • interactions between them
  • quantifying results, blind tests, etc
  • how and where to get noots
  • healthy diets and habits
  • sharing research and data
  • nootropics in hackbases