Brain pills!? What the hell are Nootropics?

Brain pills!? What the hell are Nootropics?

Have you seen Limitless?  Bradley Cooper takes a pill that provides him with a four-digit IQ, that allows him to “access and use 100% of his brain.” He pretty much has superpowers because of the brain-enhancing pill he takes.  The fact that he has a four-digit IQ would make him virtually omniscient. I’ll take a truckload of godlike super pills, please. Oh, and I would like to touch on the myth that “we only use 10% of our brain.” This…

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Cows, Raptors and Amino Acids!

Cows, Raptors and Amino Acids!

Aminos! What are Aminos?  Aminos are those drinks the absurdly ripped guys use during their workout, right?  You ingest aminos, you get muscles!  Easy peezy.  Not much else to it. Well, no.  It’s a bit more complex than that.  Let us begin with a bit of history on Amino Acids. The first amino that was discovered was an amino acid called Asparagine.  It was first isolated in 1806 by two chemists, Louis Nicolas Vaquelin and Pierre Jean Robiquet.  I’m sure…

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Creatine!? I’m pretty sure that’s a steroid.

Creatine!? I’m pretty sure that’s a steroid.

Creatine is a steroid!  It will make you jacked like Mr. Olympia, and it’s sold at your local convenience store!  That’s their secret.  Those massive titans, weighing around 300 pounds of solid mass take Creatine to make themselves hulking man-beasts. No… No no… No no no no!  Creatine is not a steroid.  This is not to make fun of those who may have thought it was a steroid, but steroids are entirely different.  Steroids have an extreme androgenic-anabolic (Anabolic refers…

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Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia.  Supple-stay the hell away. Garcinia Cambogia is marketed as a weight loss supplement and has been around for a while now.  The supplement is derived from a pumpkin shaped fruit under the same name.  It was made popular by the supplement Hydroxycut, which is a play on the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid and cut which means to reduce body fat.  It is said to be an appetite suppressant as well as help your body “bust that fat.” It’s a…

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Of Minerals and Men

Of Minerals and Men

Okay, so, we went into detail about vitamins and why they are necessary.  Now, we will discuss minerals! Minerals are necessary for hundreds of metabolic processes (processes that are essential for life) from muscle contraction, to proper brain function, to many more. Sodium! Sodium is a mineral, right?  We get a lot of it.  Basically, we drown ourselves in a river of salty goodness on a near-daily basis.  The more salt the better, right?  I mean, it’s a mineral.  Minerals…

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Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Is it possible for you to have a vitamin deficiency in this day and age? I mean, eating a salad every two months drenched in ranch HAS to provide you with enough nutrients, righ-? No. Extreme vitamin deficiencies are rare in developed countries, especially due to the fortification of foods.  You are much more likely to encounter severe vitamin deficiencies in underdeveloped countries. Minor deficiencies, however, are commonplace in today’s society because of poor nutritional choices, among other factors. Unfortunately, hamburgers, fries, a…

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