About Adam Alonzi

Adam Alonzi is a writer, biotechnologist, documentary maker, futurist, inventor, programmer, and author of two obscure novels.
2 09, 2020

Nootropics in the Long Run

By |2020-09-02T22:53:31+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

What’s the best brain supplement? The one that works the longest! It’s the one that keeps helping you improve day after day for years on end. I haven’t seen Limitless, but smart drug (nootropics) enthusiasts like to talk about it. It’s a nice fantasy; a pill lets a guy learn anything instantly, which for some reason upsets Robert Deniro. That’s my impression from the trailer, anyway. We can forgive a movie for not being realistic. What’s sad is it’s not that different from real products we see claiming to blast

21 03, 2020

Cordyceps, Your Immune System, and You

By |2020-09-02T22:08:49+00:00March 21st, 2020|

Traditionally Cordyceps has been used as an adaptogen, something to fight fatigue, enhance physical strength, elevate sex drive, and clear mental fog - particularly in the elderly. Along with this long history of use, Cordyceps has a significant number of peer-reviewed double-blind studies to substantiate its benefits. Cordyceps also has a long history of use in the treatment of respiratory infections, likely through immune activation. It's documented anti-tumor activity is also likely thanks to this property. Cordyceps improves oxygen utilization, so it's not surprising that cordyceps supplementation is helpful for

1 01, 2020

Coffee: Liver Health and Antidepressant

By |2020-09-23T23:43:33+00:00January 1st, 2020|

Coffee has been beloved by more than one intellectual. Bach would drink it by the gallon to supercharge his prolific powers; Balzac would brew gallons of it to churn out literary masterpieces by the dozens; Emanuel Swedenborg, the great mystic and scientist, would indulge heavily in the drink to sustain his research into mechanics, geology, physics, and theology. More recently, coffee has been found to have health benefits. The evidence, which we will review here, is mixed in some areas, but for the most part tips the scales in favor

26 05, 2019

Forget “Brain Games,” Try Video Games

By |2020-03-26T23:15:07+00:00May 26th, 2019|

While there was a fair amount of buzz about “brain games” - games specifically designed to target memory, executive functioning (planning, among other things), focus, verbal fluency, ot some other aspect of cognition - there is no strong evidence to suggest they are better for your brain than chess, Go, Starcraft, or League of Legends. Even playing Pacman requires focus, impulse control, and strategic thinking. To date the only “brain game” with significant scientific backing is Dual N Back, which was found to boost the IQ scores of the study’s

15 05, 2019

Keep Calm: Theanine a Nootropic for Anxiety, Concentration, and Flow

By |2020-03-26T23:15:23+00:00May 15th, 2019|

  “Stillness is the ruler of haste.” -Lao Tzu   Have you ever downed a couple cups of coffee hoping it’ll help you meet a deadline? Probably. You might have found it didn’t work all that well. You either failed to get anything on the paper because your creative block didn’t vanish or what you produced was uninspired. While there isn’t a supplement yet proven to reduce procrastination, it is clear that guzzling espresso will more than likely make you nervous and flatulent. This is not what anyone would call

9 05, 2019

Astragalus: Anti-Aging Supplement, Telomere Health, and Nootropic

By |2020-03-26T23:15:36+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Telomeres are a hot topic in aging research. With each cell division telomeres become shorter until, eventually, the cells can no longer replicate. Common sense lifestyle habits, such as regular exercise and refraining from smoking, prevent premature shortening. Astragalus, an herb with a long history of human use, activates telomerase (an enzyme that repairs telomeres), has gained the attention of the scientific community. Geneticist Richard Cawthon and his colleagues at the University of Utah discovered that in people over 60 those with shorter telomeres were three times more likely to

6 05, 2019

Nootropics in the Carribean: Allysian’s 2019 Elite Escape

By |2020-03-26T23:15:49+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Aruba, Jamaica, Key Largo, Montigo, Bermuda, Bahamas - while we did not manage to hit all the spots mentioned by the Beach Boys or find the fabled Kokomo, Allysian’s 2019 Elite Escape was an event that brought together a diverse group of people with a shared love of fun, sun, fitness, brain health, and high quality nootropics. The Caribbean was the perfect place to lounge, laze, and enjoy the company of other people who had earned the right to lounge and laze. At the first dinner, as I was deciding

7 04, 2019

Sulbutiamine – Natural Fatigue Fighting Nootropic and Ergogenic Aid

By |2020-06-15T21:26:07+00:00April 7th, 2019|

One of the first things people notice after taking sulbutiamine is a rush of energy and a motivation to get things done. Asthenia, abnormal weakness or lack of energy, is the most common reason people visit a physician (Van Reeth, 1999). It is prescribed under the brand names Arcalion and Enerion for this condition. In one study with 1,772 subjects suffering from post-infective asthenia, sulbutiamine completely resolved symptoms in nearly 50% of the participants - the remainder experienced some degree of relief (Shah, 2009). Regular administration acts as a vigilance

23 01, 2019

Buy Legal Modafinil – Adrafinil is a Provigiliant Nootropic

By |2020-03-26T23:16:23+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

In most countries Modafinil can only be obtained by prescription, which is why Adrafinil, which is transformed into its more famous cousin in the liver, is gaining popularity. Modafinil has been used for decades by fighter pilots to remain alert and, since the retirement of dextroamphetamine, is the only drug allowed by the U.S. Air Force (Caldwell, 2005). Prescribed for chronic fatigue, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy, the two “finils” are becoming popular with Wall Street traders, computer programmers, athletes, and ordinary people looking to gain to work longer and harder

23 01, 2019

Forget Resveratrol – Pterostilbene as a Nootropic and Anti-Aging Supplement

By |2020-06-15T21:26:32+00:00January 23rd, 2019|

For a few years resveratrol was touted as the new fountain of youth. This was partially the result of over 145 claims in academic journals that were later found to be false. Dr. Dipak Das committed the cardinal sin of science. 19 of his papers were retracted in August of 2013. He died one month later. The claims made in his fabricated findings continue to linger in the popular mind. In theory resveratrol could have amazing effects on the human body, and while its absorption is fairly high, it is

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