Jan 6, 2016
What are the things that actually make a difference for creating and maintaining a healthy bulletproof brain? Can nootropics and cognitive enhancers yield more drive and allow us to thrive in the busy world, or are they just a stimulant ride for a crash and burn?
Today on the show, we're lucky to have on an expert in the field of brain health and cognitive enhancers to unpack this rapidly growing part of the wellness industry, Jesse Lawler.
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Jesse is the host of the top rated iTunes Smart Drug Smarts Podcast, and the Founder of AXON LABS. Through his website, media, and radio personality, he powerfully shares his passion as stated on his site:
"Being fascinated with the idea of the self – of having a “self” at all, in the philosophical sense – is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s something to revel in."
He speaks regularly on podcasts and live radio (KCRW in Los Angeles, the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast), and at real world conferences and events (the Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok; Oxford University, BioHackingCon 2016, etc.) on topics related to optimal cognition, smart drugs, bioethics, futurism, and more.
Jesse's podcast, Smart Drug Smarts, is for people who want to keep up on the latest breakthroughs in brain health and optimization and related areas of neuroscience.
On today's episode, Jesse explains the 7 types of cognitive enhancers, what and who nootropics are for, and shares a handful of fascinating stories about his own life and passion for optimizing the brain.
Pronunciation aside, below are the 7 nootropics (cognitive enhancers) that we'll discuss on the show:
In as difficult of an answer as it was with all the powerful and brain-boosting supplements out there, Jesse was kind enough to share the three supplements he never leaves home without (and two bonus)
At the end of episode at 47:01, listen to Jesse and I discuss a journey from our experiences into holotropic breathing, inspired by Dr. James Eyerman from the Smart Drug Smarts Podcast.