Collective Insights Blog by Dr. Gregory Kelly

Qualia Vision Survey Results

Qualia Vision Survey Results

During the development of Qualia Vision, volunteers with high amounts of daily screen time agreed to take the product and give feedback about their experiences of screen time eye strain issues. Here are the survey results.

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Neurohack Your Vision: A Discussion on Vision Optimization With Meir Schneider, PhD

Neurohack Your Vision: A Discussion on Vision Optimization With Meir Schneider, PhD

Dr. Meir Schneider joins us to share his extraordinary, holistic journey in healing his eyesight naturally and to discuss how our vision differs from our ancestors, the role the brain plays in our visual system, and easy-to-implement exercises to help us neurohack our vision.

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Qualia Mind Ingredients

Qualia Mind Ingredients

When choosing ingredients to include in Qualia Mind, Neurohacker Collective relied on scientific research and the N of 1 experiences of biohackers and the nootropic community. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall nootropic experiences Qualia Mind was formulated to deliver.

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Melatonin's Role in Sleep Regulation: The Science Behind The Darkness Hormone

Melatonin's Role in Sleep Regulation: The Science Behind The Darkness Hormone

If you’re among those who regularly reach for melatonin as a holistic option to end an unhealthy sleep cycle, it’s smart to understand exactly how melatonin works.

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The Neuroscience of Sleep: How Sleep Works and How to Get More of It

The Neuroscience of Sleep: How Sleep Works and How to Get More of It

Getting a good night’s sleep requires timing and precision of what to release, where in the brain to release it, and when to release it. In a nutshell: sleep isn’t simple. The good news is that the brain can effectively regulate all of these different factors with the right support. But in order to support the sleep process, we must first understand the neuroscience of sleep.

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Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

Creating Great Habits for Sleep: An Interview with Molly Maloof, MD

If you can sleep, then you need sleep. Oftentimes people will sacrifice sleep in the name of productivity, but that actually makes you less effective and less productive. Dr. Molly Maloof is on the frontier of personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization, and scientifically-based wellness endeavors. She joins us to share how sleep works and what we can do to get a better night’s sleep.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Immune Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Immune Ingredients

Neurohacker Collective developed Qualia Immune, because we think that having a smarter, fitter, higher-performing immune system is a foundational pillar of health. But how does one go about accomplishing this?

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QUALIA MIND ESSENTIALS: The Building of a Comprehensive Cognitive Support Stack

QUALIA MIND ESSENTIALS: The Building of a Comprehensive Cognitive Support Stack

Qualia Mind Essentials was designed by taking into account key neural pathways and processes. It contains nootropic compounds, neuro vitamins, amino acids, choline donors, and herbal adaptogens. Each ingredient has stand-alone actions; they can also have additive or synergistic actions when combined, complementing each other in support of a particular cognitive pathway or process.

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Qualia Night Ingredients

Qualia Night Ingredients

QUALIA NIGHT combines 25 ingredients used to support a broad array of processes and pathways involved in relaxation, sleep, stress resilience, cognition, rejuvenation, and immunity.

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Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night was designed to support the shift from daytime function, a period characterized by activity, into the rest, repair and rejuvenation functions that dominate the night.

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Nutrition for Longevity: An Interview with Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta

Nutrition for Longevity: An Interview with Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta

What can nutrition experts agree on? We got together a plant based vegan, a pioneer in the paleo eating movement, and two naturopathic doctors who have seen the results of many different kinds of diets. Doug Evans, Nora Gedgaudas and Dr. Jade Teta join Dr. Greg Kelly to discuss nutrition.

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Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

Qualia Night - The Building of a Comprehensive Sleep Support Stack

What we do in the beginning parts of our evening can affect the rest of our night … our sleep … and how we perform the next day. It’s a period where, like the early morning, there can be a big ripple effect from what we do. The importance of the early evening is why we created Qualia Night.

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Can Gargling Prevent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?

Can Gargling Prevent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?

There’s no data suggesting that gargling prevents infection from the virus causing COVID-19. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is too new to know. But, in general, gargling might have modest preventive benefit for colds (and likely less so for the flu). Once someone has an upper respiratory infection, gargling is not a treatment for the infection. It would, at best, offer some degree of soothing of sore throat symptoms.

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Will Wearing Glasses Offer Any Protection Against Respiratory Viruses?

Will Wearing Glasses Offer Any Protection Against Respiratory Viruses?

A recent article in the New York Post suggested that wearing glasses might offer some degree of protection against respiratory viruses. We’ve also read in quite a few places comments about wearing eye protection as a possible respiratory virus prevention suggestion. Is it likely to work?

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Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Cold and flu season runs from about October to May. As I write this, on March 19, we are still in the midst of the time of year when getting sick from viruses that cause colds and flu is common.

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Neurohacker’s Guide to Hand Washing as an Antiviral Strategy

Neurohacker’s Guide to Hand Washing as an Antiviral Strategy

One of the public health goals of prevention is “flattening the epidemic curve*,” which essentially means decreasing the growth of new infections now, so they can be spread out over time. This is the reason why businesses are asking employees to work from home and governments are enacting policies to support social distancing strategies. In essence, public health wants to push some of the infections that might otherwise occur in the next weeks to sometime in the future … the further into the future the better.

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Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

It’s a commonly accepted truth that how well you do a thing will be a direct result of the amount of effort you are willing to put into doing the thing. Whether it’s work or a workout ... a conversation with someone or time alone on your computer … meditation or watching a movie ... You will only get out what you are willing to put in. And the thing you need to invest, to get the most out of anything you do, is mental effort. 

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The Story Behind the Qualia Nootropic Energy Shot Formula

The Story Behind the Qualia Nootropic Energy Shot Formula

Qualia Nootropic Energy was designed to support mental energy, the resource you need to apply the effort needed to accomplish more of the things that are most important to you.  Learn more about the design and science behind the latest in our premier Qualia line of nootropics.

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Qualia Life (formerly called Eternus) Survey Results

Qualia Life (formerly called Eternus) Survey Results

In September-October 2018, a 3-week sample of Qualia Life (formerly called Eternus) was sent to volunteers. Volunteers were selected to include a mix of people who were and were not currently taking Qualia Mind. No information was given on what product was intended to do, ingredients contained in the product, or expected responses. Instructions were to take 8 capsules with breakfast 5 days a week, with 2 off days, for 3 weeks. All participants were asked to complete a survey questionnaire after 5 days, 2 weeks, and 3 weeks. Seventy-one persons completed the 3 weeks of supplementation and provided responses to the survey. 

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 How is NAD+ Made? Preiss-Handler Pathway

How is NAD+ Made? Preiss-Handler Pathway

In 1958, Jack Preiss and Philip Handler published a scientific paper describing how NAD+ was made from niacin in three steps.(1) This pathway was later named the Preiss-Handler pathway after the co-discoverers. It describes the enzyme steps needed to convert niacin into the NAD+ molecule.

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What is CD38? An Exploration of NAD+ Consumption Uses and Functions of CD38

What is CD38? An Exploration of NAD+ Consumption Uses and Functions of CD38

In this article, we’re going to introduce an indirect way of supporting NAD+. Rather than making more, this article will be teaching you about using less. Using less requires downregulating a protein called cluster of differentiation 38 (CD38 for short). When CD38 is not as active, less NAD+ is used by it. The result is higher NAD+ levels and greater NAD+ availability for important healthy aging uses.

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12 Science-Backed Ways to Manage Stress

12 Science-Backed Ways to Manage Stress

In honor of Stress Awareness month we bring you twelve simple, yet effective, ways to get our bodies, minds, and souls back on track, especially when we are under high stress.

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NAD+ Consumption Uses: An Overview

NAD+ Consumption Uses: An Overview

The NAD+ form of the molecule is required for certain cellular signaling reactions that change the way cells behave. Unlike redox, where the molecule is conserved, the NAD+ molecule is broken apart or “consumed” when used for signaling. It’s these NAD+ consumption uses that have been a main reason for the resurgence of scientific interest in strategies to boost NAD+.

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Qualia Life: Putting the Healthy Aging Puzzle Together

Qualia Life: Putting the Healthy Aging Puzzle Together

We all age. But, we don’t all age at the same rate. From a bottom-up point of view, we are a complex colony of tens of trillions of individual cells. We care about what healthier cells allows the body to do better. Qualia Life is our solution to cell support for better aging. 

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Benefits of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Whole Herb Extract

Benefits of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Whole Herb Extract

Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Southern Ginseng) is an herb attributed with having ginseng status. Until fairly recently Gynostemma pentaphyllum was used primarily in mountainous regions of southern China and northern Vietnam. It’s been described as the "immortality herb,” because people within Guizhou Province, where herbal teas made from the plant are consumed regularly, are said to have a history of unusual longevity. 

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