So-called "smart drugs" are drugs that can supposedly enhance your cognitive abilities. People all over the world are taking them in universities, offices and the comfort of their own home - to get ahead of the game. One drug, Modafinil - is amongst the most popular. It was labelled in August 2015 as the world’s first “safe” smart drug - off the back of research from Harvard and Oxford University. But is this true? And do “smart drugs" actually work? In this film, our reporter Benjamin Zand tries a drug himself - as he takes a first-hand look inside the world of so-called smart drugs.
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in all honesty, a microdose of lsd or psilocybin or just one or two puffs of weed works for increasing my congition. about the only thing that sounds interesting is maybe the racetams. a lot of these fall in the same realm as other research drugs.
Despite the annoying title, this is a fascinating report by Mr Benjamin Zand (@BenjaminZand) from BBC News.
Though lacking in the actual science about Nootropics ("Smart Drugs"), it did touch on many of the important aspects of the social impact that these medications are already having.
One part that I found somewhat irritating was that he was apparently ignorant in the necessary requirements associated with taking the drug Modafinil. (It's very important to do your research before trialling any new medication - especially for an off brand use, like this) One of the actions of the drug is to act as a metabolic accelerant, causing you to urinate & defecate more frequently due to increased production of stimulatory hormones from the Hypothalamus/Pituitary glands in the brain. Because of this increase in the metabolic rate, when taking Modafinil, you must *increase* your intake of food & water - with especial attention paid to electrolytes.
Once you understand this it becomes fairly obvious that Mr Zand (who was skipping meals) was almost certainly both hypoglycemic & dehydrated, and also low in electrolytes such as Sodium (which is expelled in urine). The markings on his leg & arm were possibly due to his liver dysfunction (or completely unrelated) & that in turn was also due to his poor diet.
As to why his friend (who been taking Modafinil for some time) had not experienced these side-effects? As an athlete, he would have already been on a high protein/high calorie diet & be rehydrating with sports drinks (that contain electrolytes to compensate for sweating during high activity).
Nootropics are a growing field & an intriguing subject. I look forward to watching any follow-up videos from Mr Zand & the BBC in the future.
It's the same in the beginning like he said he felt sharper is when I started taking Vicodin and then I switch to Suboxone it's still hurting your body it's still not you so to speak it something else I've been clean now for 2 years I haven't felt that sharpness again but at least I know I'm not hurting my body
This is some weak shit. Go take 100mg of addy and then you'll be speeding. It's like a kid getting his first coffee and now he knows what drugs are lol. If stimulants and performance boosters were a school, this reporter is still being held back at preschool.
😂😂 what's the difference between this and antidepressants?? Antidepressants do the same thing they're supposed to uplift your mood which is what this is doing if that.... word of advice never ever take anything that changes the chemical balance of your brain- the main goal is addiction with these drugs
instead of "being worried" about taking the drug why didn't you get them tested to see if they were legit??? i mean you are going to all these others doctors, whats one more lab to see if they were real??
There is no such thing as a smart dcrug. There is literally no drug ever created that has been shown to significantly boost IQ scores. The cold, hard truth is that intelligence is highly heritable by as much as 90%. People of a leftist mindset are driven crazy by this fact, but it is a fact nevertheless. Now, stimulants might cause a very small temporary increase in IQ of say 3-5 points by increasing the release of catecholamines. However, the boost is very small and in the long term stimulants *decrease* intelligence by depleting neurotansmitters and decreasing neurogenesis. Long-term heavy use of amphetamines and even caffeine might decrease IQ by 30 points more.
You cannot increase your intelligence, which is highly genetic, but you can make the best of what you have and you can use your intelligence more "intellegently": take your time to think your problems over and check your solution several times to see if you are missing something before deciding your solution is right. Write down the problems as data so that you don't unecessarily overload your short-term memory ability when you try to solve your problems. Once you have devised a method to solve a problem, write the method down and save it so that you can use it next time. Break the problems into parts and try to make logical sense of those parts individually. After you have made logical sense of all the parts of a problem, it is much easier to "connect the dots" than it is to solve the problem as a whole. Search for methods, devices and machines that can help you solve the problem. The less you tax your brain, the better. By doing these things, you can solve problems up to 20 IQ points higher than your level of intelligence at an IQ test. You will still score like before at regular IQ tests, but for practical purposes you will be smarter than the test suggests.
Jus do meth shoot it direct it's better than that shit why would u smoke Reggie wen u could do dabs see were I'm getting at and yea u feel smart on meth till 5th day awake wit out food has u stand in by the door with a gun swearing every car that comes by is part of a caravan of cars look in for u cuz on a bender u shot out a dopemans car window try in to rob him this I have not done 🤐 but yea "smart drug"
Ok so mistake number one was you took one at night. Duh of course you can't sleep, lack of sleep gives me headaches too. Also when you take stuff like this alot of water on normal circumstances won't be enough on this type of medicine. Also you have to make yourself eat lack of nutrients will make you feel like shit and degrades cognition. He didn't mention how often he took them or how many per day total. My assumption based on his feelings is he was taking too much.
We dont know his dosage. He himself said he wasnt completely confident in the supplier he got it from. It is prescribed to those experiencing narcolepsy, so depending on how much of what kind of cut he took he could have experienced a bad result to to amateur biohacking. Our minds run of chemicals, if we ruin the balance in any direction we will function worse. Drugs will 100% improve our functioning if balanced properly, this includes vitamins. Talk with doctors and put yourself through tests before dosing yourself, self medication is the road to addiction, dependance and/or death.