I find nootropics – brain-boosting drugs – to be an interesting topic. Unfortunately, when I sat down to write about my top three nootropics, I created a stupid list that everyone will hate.
If you like nootropics, this won’t help you.
If you don’t, why on earth are you reading this?
Hold onto your hats, folks. I promise there’s something to this.
When it doesn’t make me jittery, caffeine makes me sharper and faster. But that tends not to be often. Oh well.
Still, it can work if I take it irregularly.
Don’t ask me why, but hemp makes my brain light up like a dust cloud under a lightning storm.
When I was last in London, I took hemp-infused water to the British Museum. I didn’t get a third of the way through the bottle before time slowed down, I locked onto every sound around me and I could just focus.
I have a very strange reaction to something that’s supposed to mellow you out.
Okay, that’s not a nootropic. But hear me out.
Most nootropics on the market brag about containing nine products that interact to make your brain go good. The problem is there’s no way they could know that.
Ask a psychologist about how they use drugs to treat depression. They choose one that should work and try it. It might work, it might have the opposite effect, it might do nothing. There’s no way of knowing beforehand.
Ask them about how a cocktail of drugs could work, each synergising with the others, and they’ll laugh in your face. The brain is too complex to understand how one drug works, let alone a mixture.
If we can’t reliably and predictably treat illnesses with chemicals, I don’t see how we could unleash the brain’s potential with them.
Doesn’t the same logic apply to self-hypnosis, then?
It would if I invented it.
The truth is we evolved to enter hypnotic trances. Our brain is designed to do it. It’s part of how we function in a world far too complex for us to ever understand.
Everything I talk about with self-hypnosis is something we humans have learned or discovered, not invented.
So if it’s nature’s way of interfacing with your unconscious, then you can trust that it works.
No side effects, no delivery delays and no clunky bottles.
And you can learn all about how to do it here: