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Eight Healthy Morning Habits to Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Start Your Day

Eight Healthy Morning Habits to Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally Start Your Day

Find a successful person and you will find a structured morning routine.

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Neurohacker Expands Product Development Team for New Product Launches

Neurohacker Expands Product Development Team for New Product Launches

Shawn Ramer, PhD joins ranks as Senior Vice President of Product Development; Gregory Kelly, ND signs on as Lead Product Formulator; Sara Adães, PhD expands research duties

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What is Acetylcholine? An Exploration of the Cholinergic system — Functions, Neurochemistry and Support

What is Acetylcholine? An Exploration of the Cholinergic system — Functions, Neurochemistry and Support

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator (i.e., a messenger molecule released by nerve cells to signal and regulate other nerve cells). It plays important roles in cognitive function, most notably, in the neural mechanisms of memory.1 In addition to this memory function, acetylcholine is involved in supporting alertness, attention, and learning. It is also responsible for the neuromuscular junction. It helps skeletal muscle contract and has many health benefits.

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What is Glutamate? An Examination of the Functions, Pathways and Excitation of the Glutamate Neurotransmitter

What is Glutamate? An Examination of the Functions, Pathways and Excitation of the Glutamate Neurotransmitter

Glutamate is the most abundant neurotransmitter in our brain and central nervous system (CNS). It is involved in virtually every major excitatory brain function.

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Technology for Neurohackers & Biohackers: Tools Designed to Upgrade the Mind, Brain and Body

Technology for Neurohackers & Biohackers: Tools Designed to Upgrade the Mind, Brain and Body

From air and water filters, to therapy lights, to exercise tools this list has a little of everything for neurohackers.

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What is Dopamine? A Deep Exploration of the Dopaminergic Systems and its Enhancement

What is Dopamine? A Deep Exploration of the Dopaminergic Systems and its Enhancement

Dopamine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the brain. It is most commonly recognized for its role in reward, motivation, and pleasure, but also plays a crucial part in modulating focus, motivation, cognitive flexibility, and emotional resilience. In addition to these creative-productive capacities and states, dopamine is one of the main regulators of motor control and coordination of body movements. 

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Understanding the Function and Benefits of Huperzine A

Understanding the Function and Benefits of Huperzine A

Huperzine A is commonly used as an ingredient in nootropic supplements and is found naturally in Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata, from which the nootropic gets its name. 

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What You Can Gain From Taking Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)

What You Can Gain From Taking Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)

A great example of a nootropic that has a lot of benefits, but isn’t examined closely is pyrroloquinoline quinone. While many may focus on the surface level benefits from taking it, understanding how it works reveals the full impact it can have on the human body.

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A Look at the Benefits of D-Calcium Pantothenate

A Look at the Benefits of D-Calcium Pantothenate

D-calcium pantothenate is a form of pantothenic acid, or vitamin B5. Found in plants and animal tissues as well as cereal grains, eggs legumes, and milk. Most known for protecting cells against peroxidative damage by increasing the level of glutathione--an important compound aiding in the oxidation-reduction of cells. 

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Get to Know the Benefits of Artichoke Extract

Get to Know the Benefits of Artichoke Extract

Artichoke extract, sometimes called artichoke leaf extract, has all the benefits of artichokes in a concentrated form. Artichoke extract offers a wide range of benefits. Let’s start by looking at some of the nootropic benefits.

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Getting the Most Out of DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA)

Getting the Most Out of DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA)

DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) is an amino acid supplement, a synthetic phenylalanine. Phenylalanine is a neutral,non-polar amino acid that plays a crucial role in many functions within the body. One of those functions is to produce tyrosine, a major component for synthesizing hormones.

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Techne Tou Biou, Epiphanies, and Higher Consciousness

Techne Tou Biou, Epiphanies, and Higher Consciousness

Plato used the expression “techne tou biou” which translates to the craft of life.  The craft of life is the ongoing learning, discovery, and work of what it means to be you in your world and how you are consciously guiding that experience as it unfolds before you.

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Phosphatidylserine: Why You Should Include it in Your Diet

Phosphatidylserine: Why You Should Include it in Your Diet

Phosphatidylserine s a nootropic that has been the subject of a large number of studies intended to take a closer look at the variety of phosphatidylserine benefits. Some of these benefits stand out as particularly strong.

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Advancing Human Sovereignty

Advancing Human Sovereignty

Neurohacker Collective's Mission: Advancing Human Sovereignty

Sovereignty relates to the capacity for and demonstration of good (omni-positive) choice-making.

We define sovereignty more formally as the product of sentience, intelligence, and agency.

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The Science of Nootropic Stacks: Achieving a Whole System Upgrade

The Science of Nootropic Stacks: Achieving a Whole System Upgrade

Nootropics are active compounds that act on the central nervous system to enhance cognitive function. There are myriad compounds with nootropic activity, each targeting different elements of the vast assortment of processes that give rise to cognitive function.

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6 Impactful Benefits of Bioperine and Piperine Supplements

6 Impactful Benefits of Bioperine and Piperine Supplements

Chances are you have black pepper somewhere in your home. While this common cooking ingredient can certainly spice up a meal, it also contains something that can at times be beneficial to your health. That nutrient is called Piperine. More often it is referred to as Bioperine. For those confused over the differences of Piperine vs. Bioperine, just know that Bioperine is Piperine’s trademarked name, so the two terms are often interchangeable.

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What’s the Difference? Comparing the Benefits of Citicoline and Alpha GPC

What’s the Difference? Comparing the Benefits of Citicoline and Alpha GPC

As people grow more concerned about caring for their bodies, a greater emphasis has been placed on caring for the brain. The brain, after all, acts as the control center for the rest of the body. If something malfunctions at the level of the nervous system, chances are it will affect many other systems as well. One of the most important chemicals for maintaining proper brain function is choline.

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3 Key Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P)

3 Key Health Benefits of Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P5P)

Many people who are health conscious have likely heard of the benefits you can get from vitamin B6. Including vitamin B6 in your diet is relatively easy as you can find it in foods such as bread, pork, fish, eggs, and wholegrain cereals. These foods, however, may have depleted amounts of vitamin B6, in part because food preparation can lower that amount. Food that is frozen, canned, cooked, or processed usually leads to a lower level of vitamin B6 that you would get otherwise, so other dietary strategies should be pursued. For that reason, many people are choosing to include pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P) as part of their diet.

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How Music, Art & Neurotech Create Altered States of Consciousness

How Music, Art & Neurotech Create Altered States of Consciousness

This is part 3 in a 3 part series exploring tools and practices reviewed in Stealing Fire, all designed to shift your state of consciousness and unlock new realms of human possibility. We’ve already covered ways to reprogram our psychology and tweak our neurobiology.

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How Shifting our Breathing, Posture, & Movement Increases Performance

How Shifting our Breathing, Posture, & Movement Increases Performance

Neurobiology, the study of the nervous system, is a field of science that investigates the biological mechanisms that underlie behavior as well as how brains process information. With advances in the field, we can now harness biometric data to map and measure what’s happening in our bodies and brains when we’re experiencing both the ordinary and extraordinary. By deliberately shifting our neurophysiology - our breathing, posture, facial expressions, movements, or brainwaves - we can reverse-engineer a whole host of non-ordinary states.

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Using Sex, Psychology & Surfing to Reprogram Your State of Consciousness from Jamie Wheal’s Stealing Fire

Using Sex, Psychology & Surfing to Reprogram Your State of Consciousness from Jamie Wheal’s Stealing Fire

Can altered states of consciousness boost creativity, problem solving, and performance?

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8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

Getting poor sleep can badly damage your health, career, and relationships. And not knowing the cause is even worse. Sleep specialist Dan Pardi explores the lesser known causes and solutions for poor sleep.

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Collective Insights Podcast

Collective Insights Podcast

The Collective Insights Podcast is a voyage through the topics and technologies revolutionizing our individual and collective wellbeing.

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4 Tips to Manage Your Time & Reclaim Your Productivity

4 Tips to Manage Your Time & Reclaim Your Productivity

Time. It’s the one thing in life you can never get back. And while it seems that people everywhere in today’s world are working harder and longer than ever, are they using their time as effectively as they could?

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Neurohacking Technologies to Radically Upgrade Mental Performance

Neurohacking Technologies to Radically Upgrade Mental Performance

Neurohacking is the deliberate use of technology to upgrade the functioning of our brain and nervous system in every way to affects our conscious experience.

At Neurohacker Collective, we’re mapping the landscape of all the tools and technologies that radically improve mental wellbeing and performance.

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