We all know what its like to have those peak flow states where the very best of our creative potential is fully available without delay. Most of us don’t know how to get there very often. Qualia was designed thoughtfully as part of a a lifestyle that is focused on making these states more readily available.
The world and your life need your full genius. We are here to help.
You Must Consider the Whole System
Cognitive capacity is a nuanced relationship between many variables. Optimizing for one variable of cognitive function at the expense of other critical ones does not give the result of comprehensive enhancement of human capability. For instance, having drive without the ability to focus well, or willpower without emotional resilience. For that reason, we’ve designed a formula to balance subjective effects and give meaningful enhancement in a comprehensive way – a whole system upgrade.
Cognition is the machinery of intelligence. Everything from memory to creativity.
Confidence, willpower, empathy – these are deep capacities for engaging in the world. The neurohacker lifestyle recognizes the importance of each and the delicate balance of all.
Embodied cognition: the brain and the nervous system exist in the context of the body as a whole. Mind is an embodied phenomenon.
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How to design for cognitive, productive flow states.
Focus / Attention / Concentration
Computation / Processing Speed
Analysis / Synthesis
Inability to Focus
Dysphoria / Anhedonia/ Apathy
Overwhelm / Indecisive/ Inconfidence
Social Awkwardness / Worry
Fatigue / Lethargy
Inflammation / Physical Sensitivity
How do you know when you are in flow?
This is the the ability to take on a challenge you’ve been resisting before, and meet it with ease instead of distaste or frustration. Procrastinating doing your taxes, cleaning out the desk drawer, or whatever hairy project you’ve been putting off? When you are in flow, you are motivated and focused to get things done.
Responding Gracefully to Difficult Things
This is the feeling of an increased sense of empowerment in how you deal with the difficult challenges that arise in life. Instead of going into overwhelm or hopelessness or devastation, feeling capable of doing what needs to be done in the presence of challenge.
This can occur with a reregulation of your sleep cycles – maybe needing less sleep, or sleeping at different times. After that balances out, there’s more lucidity to your dreams, which feels more meaningful. While the dreaming mind isn’t fully understood, the science around it suggests dreaming is associated with memory consolidation and psychological processing of events.
Less Internal Drama
You feel positive emotions fully, as well as negative emotions about real things when they arise. This is a shift away from feeling concerned about what other people think, and there is less making up stories about things that hadn’t happened. When you are in flow, you feel less fear, stress and worry in reaction to made up drama.
Having a sense of ‘aha’ or revelation about things is what we call ‘synthesizing thought.’ Unconscious pattern analysis happens below the surface to prepare the ground for those big picture insights. This can lead to breakthroughs in areas that otherwise were stuck.
Evolution of Perspective & Critical Thinking
In flow, you might call previously unexamined assumptions and beliefs into question as you gain clarity of thought. Fuzzy beliefs that had not been fully thought through before get exposed to analytic, critical thinking, sometimes leading to a more evolved point of view.
How to Build a Better Brain
Many nootropics are focused on optimizing neurochemistry for the immediate, noticeable effects. We’re interested in building better infrastructure for our chemistry to travel along – including new neuron and synapse development, increased mitrochondrial ATP, healthier cell structures, and increased neural complexity.
Cerebral Blood Flow
Energy & Metabolic Support
Cell Membrane Integrity
Learn more about pathway & process support
Scientists, artists, creators, entrepreneurs, activists, parents, students of every kind. Qualia is for anyone who wants to do meaningful things with their life, experience deeply and profoundly, and fully optimize their capability towards those goals.
“Qualia is remarkable. Clarity, focus, and fluidity of thought. Like those 45 mins after a perfect cup of coffee, except it lasts for 6 hours and you never crash. Alertness and empathy increase, which leads to a kind of openness of experience and more balanced and timely judgments.”
Dr. Zachary Stein, PhD Psychometrics Lectica
Our Design’s Intent
Qualia was designed to provide comprehensive
biological support for the physiologic systems
responsible for cognition and emotion. That means upregulating all the complete and multiple pathways that mediate the capabilities we’re seeking to support. From neurotransmitter precursor to transport and uptake, every step along the way matters.
A Unique, Comprehensive Formulation
Not all formulations are created equal. When designing Qualia, our goal was to craft a unique combination of ingredients that would produce synergistic effects way beyond what any one ingredient alone could deliver.
Potent psychoactive and neuroactive chemicals that play key roles in modulating receptor sites, synaptic enzymes, membrane structures, cerebral perfusion, biogenic processes, neuroendocrine regulation and more.
Active forms of choline donors that work through different pathways in the peripheral and central nervous system to support acetylcholine levels, along with the other synergistically stacked cholinergics (acetyl donors, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, racetamic compounds, etc.)
Building blocks for key neurotransmitters and hormones, and agents that are part of the processes of cellular energy production, osmoregulation, signaling, antioxidation, neurogenesis, and neuroprotection.
Key limiting factor vitamins in specific activated forms required for major neuroregulatory and neurodevelopmental processes.
Herbal adaptogens concentrating active compounds while maintaining complex synergistic co-factors – supporting Adrenal/ HPA regulation, Long Term Potentiation, AMPK activation, neurogenesis, catecholamine production, tissue regeneration, and many regulatory functions.
Limiting factor minerals required for major neurochemical regulatory processes in forms that are bioavailable and can cross the blood brain barrier.
Neuro-Anti-inflammatories and Antioxidants:
Synergist compounds that support nutrient transport and utilization, cytokine and eicosanoid modulation, neurotrophin factors, redox reactions, cholesterol regulation, and much more.