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While not a traditional nootropic, I think many of you not yet familiar with tDCS will find this fascinating:  http://www.christianhunter.com/2014/08/overclocking-your-brain-with-tdcs.html
So I’ve been looking forward to sharing my notes on tDCS, easily the most powerful, even life-changing of any cognitive enhancers I've yet used, but condensing the exponentially increasing trove of data on the subject proved ...
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+Christian Hunter Thank you for your help. I'm ordering as l type this. I've been reading and researching quite a bit on this topic and you seem to be on the ball.
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Must the choice be so black and white (as is presented in this video): are the choices truly limited to:

1. Member countries breaking off from the EU, or

2. Member countries surrendering their fiscal sovereignty and submitting to an austerity policy dictated to them by an EU central authority

However unpopular an idea, perhaps EU leaders should study the genesis of the United States of America; and in particular, giving careful consideration to the idea of using the elegant balance of power in her brilliantly-thought-through (and thoroughly tested) federal system as a template for their own.

To my mind there ought to be a clear third choice on the table; one that would have the EU federalize (in much the same way as was done in the United States). And in so doing, create for itself a powerful (but not all-powerful) central government (to unify its member states under a dominant fiscal policy); whilst preserving a large measure of sovereignty (as well simultaneously checking the power of the central government and creating a "policy making laboratory") with a system that guarantees strong states rights.

Might creating a true "United States of Europe" be the lesser of three evils, and the best way forward for this fragile Union in crisis?

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If not very effective, Tenoten is, at minimum, very interesting:

For those of you not familiar, Tenoten is a new anxiolytic and antidepressant that works by helping produce actual antibodies to brain-specific protein S-100B.

Have a look at this NIH study:

http://j.mp/Tenoten

Many more studies can be found by simple Google search on the NIH site, Longecity, and others.

This is the first nootropic I'm aware of that works in such a way. Anyone have experience with it?

Its potency is purported to be on par with benchmark pharmaceuticals like amitryptiline, sertraline, and phenazepam (but without causing the drowsiness and sedation that oft accompany those meds).

If we're to believe the studies, then that's pretty remarkable efficacy for a nootropic; especially one in a box tragically marred by one of the most horrific packaging designs I've ever been eye molested by.

Perhaps it's true what they say, that good things do come in small packages...designed by disturbed Native Americans...back in the 60's...post LSD induced psychosis and requisite killing spree...
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This nootropic (of sorts) has been proven to increase learning by 230%!

The system, "tDCS", stands for "Transcranial Direct Stimulation".  tDCS is a science more in gestation than actual infancy (which is one attribute of this thing that makes it so interesting).  What makes this technology truly exciting however are the early results coming from tests when the device is properly used.

tDCS itself is a form of neurostimulation which uses constant, low-current delivered directly to the brain through various vectors (different cognitive functions appear to be enhanced more significantly depending where on scalp electrodes are placed). 

The technology was originally developed to help patients with brain injuries such as strokes. However, more recently tests on healthy adults have demonstrated that tDCS can substantially increase cognitive performance on a variety of tasks, (again depending on the area of the brain being stimulated). 

tDCS has thus far been utilized to enhance language and mathematical ability, attention span, problem solving, working memory, learning, and coordination.  In some of the more interesting studies below you'll learn that tDCS has enhanced a overall learning speed by a factor of 230%!  

Here are some fascinating articles on the system:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/427177/diy-kit-overclocks-your-brain-with-direct-current/

http://j.mp/PopSCItDCS

http://j.mp/shockingtdcsAustralianstudy

http://j.mp/tDCS

http://j.mp/tDCSstudy

http://j.mp/tDCSstudysummary

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/the-gaming-headset-that-literally-shocks-your-brain-to-attention/

http://www.diytdcs.com/
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Hey all, I know I'm deviating a bit from the conventional "nootropic", but I wanted to bring an absolutely fascinating technology to your attention.  The tech is called tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) and the results it's been getting are almost too good to be true!  I just received the first consumer tDCS headset (have yet to use!) and wanted to share the experience.  Wish me luck!

http://www.christianhunter.com/2013/08/can-focus-tdcs-system-instantly-make.html
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While not a traditional nootropic, I think many of you not yet familiar with tDCS will find this fascinating:  http://www.christianhunter.com/2014/08/overclocking-your-brain-with-tdcs.html
So I’ve been looking forward to sharing my notes on tDCS, easily the most powerful, even life-changing of any cognitive enhancers I've yet used, but condensing the exponentially increasing trove of data on the subject proved ...
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If Jim Cramer were a religious figure he'd probably sound like this guy.

A bit of a show off.

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Hey all,

I'm curious to know if any of you know much about the "CILTEP stack"? It's been getting a lot of attention very recently for its purportedly powerful effects in enhancing memory, learning, and mood?  Here's a bit more information on it?

The #CILTEP stack is meant to work by inducing a state of LTP, or "long-term-potentiation" in the brain.  In simplified terms, #LTP is typically achieved by intensively stimulating a group of axons that converge on a target neuron.   The process itself is believed to be a major underlying factor in synaptic plasticity and considered one of the key cellular mechanisms that underly learning and memory. 

CILTEP bypasses the need for conventional synaptic activation of LTP through use of chemicals (or supplements as it were).  These supplements, in part, raise cAMP concentrations in the brain, as well as help inhibit their depletion (PDE4 inhibition).

Dopamine also plays a role in LTP.   This stack purportedly improves the effectiveness of dopamine's function in catalyzing learning and memory processes.  Of note, CILTEP preserves the normal chemical dynamics of the dopamine system and does not result in down-regulation of the dopamine receptors. 

CILTEP PROGRAM COMPONENTS:

Forskolin 
Artichoke Extract
Phenylalanine or Other Dopamine Precursor
Optional Stimulant

For additional information please visit: 

http://j.mp/CILTEP

Here is another great conversation string on the topic:

http://j.mp/CILTEPLongecity

And a related study:

http://jn.physiology.org/content/91/5/1955.long

I'd love to know if any in this community have experience with CILTEP and/or get your thinking on its legitimacy?

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Christian Hunter
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To +Jim A's post on #Centrophenoxine  I concur.  In fact, here are 3 good reasons to add this powerful nootropic to your stack:

#Centrophenoxine  has proven pretty darn effective as a nootropic in fighting cerebral aging, slowing (even reducing) lipofuscin throughout the body (a key marker of biological aging), and is itself a choline source (and can be taken instead of CDP-choline or DMAE, etc) .

Here are a few interesting studies that have demonstrated its effectiveness in combating the effects of aging and age-related disease:

The most remarkable was done by Professor Imre Zs. Nagy of the University of Debrecen (in Hungary) who found that Centrophenoxine modified the cell structure of elderly animals and increased their longevity by 40% compared to controls.  

Here are a couple others:

http://j.mp/AluminumProtection

http://j.mp/CentroSuperAntioxidant 
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This track is obscenely good and will easily live in my top 10 for 2015!

Reading the very positive reviews for this release (peppered with the occasionally despondent fan who wanted more of the same), i don't think UMO couldn't have hoped for a better reception.

Of course I know what it's like to want "more" of exactly what I loved so deeply from a particular artist. That want multiplied across thousands or even millions creates a lot of gravity, a lot of pressure on an artist to deliver just that: more of the same.

So when they don't, I think that artist deserves immediate respect for the strength and fortitude it takes to ignore the wants from scores of their adoring fans, reject the "safe financial play", and do as we all should be doing: growing, adapting, taking risks, all hopefully for the better.

And to that end, if this track is any indication, they've succeeded mightily!

Congrats and good luck UMO!

Christian Hunter
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Christian Hunter, Austin, INTJ, optimist, technologist, dog lady.
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Christian Hunter, INTJ, 39, is a technologist and startup-hacker. Based in Austin, Christian Hunter spends a good portion of his days working with different startups for his venture portfolio. When not working, Christian has been investing significant amounts of time learning how to hack his own biology. That means a lot of research in the fields of health and longevity protocols, psychopharmacology, and Nootropics, among others. Personal Interests: Christian Hunter loves to travel, read, and snowboard. He's a movie buff, and particularly enjoys discussion of politics, history, and business. Christian has two Pomeranians: Chico, and Dr. Baby Snugglesworth III. Business: Christian Hunter has broad experience in all aspects of contemporary business, from managing the bootstrapping of a new business to the preparation and leadership required for a successful market exit. Technology: Social media and marketing are two main areas of interest that Christian Hunter is both fascinated by and actively advancing his expertise in. Additional areas of interest include: claytronics, biopsychology, psychopharmacology, indirect and alternative product/service monetization, payment processing, biomimetics, and an evolution-based operations management protocol he is presently designing. Homepage: http://www.christianhunter.com
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Spent last 15 years and $1mm biohacking my mind and body, for good or ill.
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Successful entrepreneur, world class inbound marketer, nootropic and cognitive enhancement expert.
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