About John Ryan

A long-time nootropics enthusiast who is fascinated with the prospect of cognitive enhancement, John Ryan is an independent writer who received his University education at Northern Michigan University, as a history major, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society for academic excellence. While in Michigan, he also trained as an athlete at the United States Olympic Education Center, where he achieved the status of a multiple-time University All-American in Greco-Roman wrestling. He has authored several plays and a collection of poetry.
30 12, 2020

Fisetin and Your Memory

By |2020-12-30T04:22:49+00:00December 30th, 2020|

Fisetin has been rigorously researched for its beneficial activities including reduction of the impact of aging, disease, and the improvement of cognition. Here, we will focus primarily on its potency as a nootropic - a smart drug for your brain. As a nootropic, fisetin is observed to protect nerve cells (Ishige, 2001), and promote their differentiation (Sagara, 2004). Fisetin also markedly acts on the hippocampus, potentially improving memory and learning. (He, 2018) The implications for the treatment of Alzheimers and other dementias are clear. Fisetin has been administered in studies

18 12, 2020

Quercetin For the Heart and Mind

By |2020-12-18T01:11:55+00:00December 18th, 2020|

Found in many fruits and vegetables is a natural flavonoid called Quercetin. This polyphenol has an abundance of effects conducive to general health. As more research accrues, the list of quercitin’s prospective benefits grow, indicating quercetin supplements may produce positive effects for health issues ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer. Moreover, studies have shown significant cognitive benefits from this compound in healthy subjects and those with neurodegenerative diseases. In consideration of general cardiovascular health, blood pressure plays a significant role. Supplementation with quercetin has shown itself to be an excellent

8 12, 2020

Lion’s Mane for a Better Brain

By |2020-12-08T20:06:45+00:00December 8th, 2020|

Many nootropic products are relatively new with little research to support their cognition-enhancing claims. Racetams are one of these as the first of its kind did not surface until the latter half of the twentieth century. On the other hand, there are nootropic products that have a history stretching back millennia, and were well understood by the ancients to improve the mind. One of these products is Lion’s Mane mushroom. This remarkable nootropic supplement has been widely studied with great results. The findings show what traditional Chinese medicine has known

22 11, 2020

PQQ: The Cognitive-Enhancing, Health-Inducing, ‘Longevity Vitamin’

By |2020-11-29T01:26:49+00:00November 22nd, 2020|

Nootropic products are touted for their purported effects on different  aspects of cognition. Although there is nothing wrong with this, especially when they deliver on their promises, the holy grail remains a supplement that can do this while improving overall health. With Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), the prospects for not only increasing cognition but health and longevity are tangible.  A study demonstrated that not only does PQQ induce mitochondrial biogenesis, but is more effective at lower doses than other known assistants in mitochondria manufacturing. The illustrious list of compounds that PQQ