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Limitless: How Nootropics Can Enhance Your Brain Function

Create a Supercharged, Epic Life!
Instructor:
Daniel Stickler, M.D.
777 students enrolled
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Select the best brain enhancing option to accomplish their specific goals
Understand how each nootropic works in the brain
Understand how "stacking" nootropics can boost responses
Create the perfect daily nootropic stack

Limitless: How Nootropics Can Enhance Your Brain Function

  • Imagine living in a state where you experience limitless energy throughout the day,
  • Imagine possessing laser sharp focus and the ability to concentrate at will,
  • Imagine experiencing twice the productivity in half the time,
  • Imagine remaining ten steps ahead of everyone else and your decision-making is instant, clear, and free of doubt or second-guessing,
  • Imagine a state where creativity expands allowing you to see things from a limitless perspective

Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not.

You’ve probably seen or at least heard of the movie Limitless. It’s not just a movie…it’s a real possibility. You can expand your potential infinitely and essentially become limitless. And I’ll show you how. In this course, you will learn about Nootropics–supplements, functional foods and drugs that can enhance your brain function in ways that you cannot even imagine. Join me to explore this exciting world of nootropics where you will discovers ways to optimize your brain’s performance, expand your capacity to focus, increase your creativity and create an epic, supercharged life!

Intro

“Not wired, wasn’t high, just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it.” – Eddie Morra, from the movie “Limitless”

Who wouldn’t want this? Clarity of thought, clear direction and, laser focus, flawless memory, pre- cognition and reasoning without cognitive dissonance.

Most of us have used, or currently use, supplements to enhance or manipulate brain performance; caffeine, energy drinks, fish oil, green tea, melatonin, and L-theanine to name a few. We explore ways to help the brain become smarter, acquire more focus, enhance cognition and experience flawless decision-making. The brain is an enigmatic masterpiece of nature’s creation. It starts working even before we draw our first breath and has a staggering capacity that is still yet to be fully realized.

What if you could “bend” the brain and take advantage of, or expand its current capacity? What if you could go far beyond what the average human is currently capable of from a cognitive perspective? Sounds like something from the science fiction realm but it’s not, it is currently being achieved by utilizing substances referred to as nootropics.

The word nootropic means to bend the mind (nous = mind, trepein = to bend). In scientific terms, nootropics are drugs that protect and boost functions of the brain such as learning, memory and cognition through the enhancement or suppression of existing processes. Put simply, nootropics are chemicals, supplements, or herbs that change the way the brain works. They improve function by increasing energy production and blood flow, altering neurotransmitter levels and even make structural modifications to the brain hardware.

Nootropics is what this course is all about. You will learn:

  • The benefits, side effects, dosage and properties of over 25 nootropics
  • Specific adaptogenic uses of certain nootropics
  • How nootropics can improve the working efficacy of different parts of the brain by improving the blood supply or neurotransmitter mix in those areas
  • How to improve how different brain areas inter-link to enhance learning
  • Which nootropics possess neuroplasticity and neuroprotective functions, boosting NGF (nerve-growth factor) and BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which aid in healing and slowing the degenerative aging of neurons
  • What racetams are and how they work
  • Which racetams have a greater affect on focus, memory, and concentration, while others will have a greater affect on mood and anxiety
  • Which racetams enhance the senses to boost visual, sound, or other sensory qualities
  • About target areas in the brain and their communication pathways
  • How to stack nootropics for better results
  • About herbal nootropics and which ones to stack for specific results

The concept of enhancing the brain is nothing new; it has been a common theme across many cultures for centuries. The ancient Chinese used herbal compounds such as ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and gotu kola to enhance mental focus and learning. The Indian culture also focused on cognitive enhancement in Ayurvedic medicine through the use of Medhya Rasayanas. Medha means intellect or retention and Rasayana means therapeutic treatment/preparation. These medicinal preparations were used to boost or enhance memory, intellect, health, and longevity. Even the U.S. military were using something called “go” pills (adrafinil and modafinil) since WWII.

Now you will have access to the exciting possibilities that nootropics can offer. Please keep in mind, this course is more than a quick overview of these substances. Rather I offer in-depth and comprehensive information that allows you to make intelligent choices for your health and well-being.

Remember that this course is for all levels of knowledge regarding this special topic. I put this course together to help people better understand nootropics. This course is designed for all levels of knowledge of this topic. If you are a biohacker, or just a person who is interested in enhancing your abilities with being more creative, or to be more focused, this is the course for you.

I will take you through those processes to help you better understand the world of nootropics. You are also going to find some in-depth stuff on brain neurotransmitters and some neurochemistry. This course will satisfy those biohackers out there who are interested in knowing the actual science behind all of this, but you don’t necessarily have to have a science background to understand the boots on the ground stuff that we are going to talk about in this course.

Disclaimer

While they are available and marketed in the U.S. as supplements, food products, or even as research chemicals, “for research purposes only.” Many are considered prescription medications in some countries and are banned in others. This makes it important to have an understanding of what you are trying to achieve and how the nootropics might affect your brains’ function. It is not advisable to take a haphazard approach and think that because you can buy them on the Internet, that they are safe. I highly recommend that you speak with a knowledgeable physician before trying these out. This course is for purely educational purposes and is not in any way intended to be a substitute for medical advice.

Let's Get Started

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Introduction

Overview of course and what you will learn.

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From Board Certified Surgeon to Human Potential Physician

Find out why I am so passionate about brain performance optimization and nootropics. Why I walked away from a successful career as a surgeon to focus on human potential optimization.

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Why do Nootropics matter and how will they benefit me?

Here you will learn about the potential benefits of nootropic supplementation and why you may want to consider adding these to your daily routine. Note that there is a pdf available with this module in the view resource tab on the top right of the screen.

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Where did this all begin?

Here we review some background on the history and timeline of nootropics for brain optimization.

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What’s the science behind Nootropics?
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Important notice for your health and safety!

This is important to review and understand.

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Neurotransmitter Review
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Neurotransmitter 2
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Neurotransmitter 3
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Neurotransmitter Outline

This pdf is a printable version of the slides from the neurotransmitter review lecture. If you are not well versed in the area of neurochemistry, having this printed out as a key for understanding terminology would be a good idea. Although understanding the science is not a necessary aspect of nootropics, it can really make you a power user.

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Nootropic Introduction PDF

This pdf explains what is meant by adaptogenic uses.

Racetams

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Optimizing brain function and performance with Racetams

Racetams are the mainstays of the world of nootropics. They have been around since the 1950's and used for a variety of brain disorders as well as for enhancing function. This lecture will help you to understand the category of racetams before we get into the specific ones and their functions.

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Piracetam: Meet the most common Racetam and what it does

Piracetam is the grand-daddy of the racetams but do not discount it for being old. This has 65 years of history behind it and is still to this day one of the real go-to's for daily brain optimization. See the view resource tab at the top of the page for a downloadable pdf.

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Anti-anxiety and vivid dreams with Aniracetam

Another popular racetam with some amazing benefits.

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Sensory enhancements with Oxiracetam

The racetam for enhancing the creative mind!

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Pramiracetam: The most potent and tolerated Racetam
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Phenylpiracetam: Learn why this Racetam is one of my favorites

Find out why the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) has classified this as a ban substance from competition.

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Noopept: One of the least expensive but one of the best cognitive enhancers

One of the newest and more popular nootropics. Not technically a racetam but still in the category. Amazingly it is one of the least expensive because it is a peptide.

Ampakines

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Ampakines: Find out why these are popular with college students

An interesting category of nootropics with some unique properties.

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Sunifiram: Learn why this is known as “the get things done” Nootropic

Find out why this one is called "the get things done" nootropic.

Eugeroics

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Eugeroics: Discover the interesting history of this well-known Nootropic
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The popular and favorite Adrafinil

Herbals

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The amazing Ayurvedic miracle Ashwagandha
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Bacopa Monnieri: One of the oldest, most ancient Ayurvedic herbs
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Some things you may not know about the Ginkgo Biloba
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Gotu Kola: Did you know it can help relieve panic attacks?
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Holy Basil’s Magical Properties (one you’ve probably never heard about)
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Huperzine A known for being able to give your brain a boost
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Vinpocetine: A good stacker
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Check out the cool-looking Lion’s Mane Mushroom and learn about its properties
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Are you producing enough nitric oxide? Beetroot can help with that.
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Trouble sleeping? Try Lemon Balm

Additional Nootropics

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Learn why Sulbutiamine is called the “party” Nootropic
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Mood boosting, calming, plus euphoria. What not to love about Phenibut?
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Phosphatidylserine: A perfect remedy for our stressed-out world.
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Love Caffeine but don’t like the jitters? Find out how you can remedy that with.
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Find out which commonly consumed beverage contains L-Theanine
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Learn about Carnitine, an every day Nootropic I recommend for everyone.
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Creatine: The bodybuilders and athletes’ favorite
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Find out about one of the coolest benefits of taking Galantamine
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Learn why Choline is one of the most important Nootropics to know about

Stacking Nootropics

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All about stacking including different stacks

Conclusion

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Conclusion
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