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Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

Combining Vision and Breath to Alter Fear States: An Interview With Andrew Huberman, PhD and Brian Mackenzie

The work of Dr. Andrew Huberman and Brian Mackenzie implements a unique combination of breathing protocols and selective visual stimuli, in an instrumental methodology for adjusting one’s state— specifically the fear state. We discuss how to consciously choose a parasympathetic response over a sympathetic flight or freeze response when faced with real challenge.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Focus Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Focus Ingredients

QUALIA FOCUS combines 14 ingredients that have been carefully selected to support alertness, attention, focus, memory, mood, and motivation. 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 experience.

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The Ultimate Neurohacking List for Energy, Cognition & Longevity

The Ultimate Neurohacking List for Energy, Cognition & Longevity

Neurohackers, biohackers, and health conscious creators share their favorite hacks and tips for boosting mental energy.

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The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The Power of Neuroplasticity - An Interview with Brant Cortright, Ph.D.

The bad news is there are toxins in our environment that can negatively impact our brain function, but the good news is we can heal the brain physically and psychologically with lifestyle changes. Clinical psychologist, Brant Cortright, Ph.D., sheds light on the processes of neurogenesis and explains neuroplasticity. He also describes the relationship between cognitive decline, anxiety and depression.

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Qualia Vision: The Building of a Comprehensive Eye Support Stack

Qualia Vision: The Building of a Comprehensive Eye Support Stack

Being fully aware of the hurdles of screen time—we spend as much time looking at screens as anyone else—we wanted to create a product that would support and protect the health, resistance, and resilience of the visual system. We designed Qualia Vision to help our eyes cope with the challenges of the digital age hose a set of ingredients that could support visual health and performance.

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The Formulator's View of the Qualia Vision Ingredients

The Formulator's View of the Qualia Vision Ingredients

Qualia Vision combines eye-healthy plant pigments, super fruit extracts, colorful spices, antioxidants, taurine, and vitamin B12. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient in Qualia Vision.

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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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Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain? An Exploration of the Visual System And Cognitive Health

Can Your Eyesight Affect Your Brain? An Exploration of the Visual System And Cognitive Health

A very significant part of the human brain is involved with analyzing the visual world. Learn how our eyesight affects the brain.

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What Are Nootropics?

What Are Nootropics?

Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance. Nootropics have become increasingly popular in recent years because but you might still have questions about the science surrounding nootropics. If so, this article is for you.

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The Science Behind Using ulRFE Technology to Improve Focused Attention and Make You More Productive

The Science Behind Using ulRFE Technology to Improve Focused Attention and Make You More Productive

Learn the science behind using ulRFE magnetic signals to improve focus and attention to make you more productive.

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The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

The Brain, Metacognition, and Consciousness: An Interview with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

Today we have a very special guest, DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP. He is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. In this episode we discover how to unleash the explosive power of the brain. We dive into consciousness, metacognition and why the only measure of success is joy.

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7 Easy (And Free!) Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

7 Easy (And Free!) Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

A healthy vagal tone has become a heightened area of research within the scientific community. Thankfully, there are easy to implement, highly effective, science-backed ways to activate the power of your parasympathetic nervous system by stimulating your vagus nerve.

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Our Favorite Biohacks For an Optimized Mind and Body

Our Favorite Biohacks For an Optimized Mind and Body

Each year we research the latest neurohacking and biohacking trends and when we find a technique or tool that holds promise of increasing peak performance, we test that hack in our daily lives and we're excited to share these tried and tested biohacks with you.

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You Can Set Yourself up for Success and Get Into Flow States Every Single Day

You Can Set Yourself up for Success and Get Into Flow States Every Single Day

Your life can be hacked.  In fact it's being hacked all the time without your permission.  Advertising, fast food, fast information (social media), it all affects how you feel and operate in your world and ultimately affects the life you create for yourself.  

But the good news is, you can take control and hack it yourself.

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Report on Qualia Energy Survey

Report on Qualia Energy Survey

In April-May 2019, an unflavored and unsweetened 5-day sample of Qualia Nootropic Energy was sent to members of our beta tester community. Here's how the data stacked up.

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Building A Better Human

Building A Better Human

Even with our staggering growth in technology and science, there’s a good chance we won’t make it to the year 2100. Change isn’t happening fast enough. The fate of humanity can no longer be left to politics or policy. Growth needs to start on a personal scale. We need, at a fundamental level, to become better humans.

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What is elevATP® Ancient Peat and Apple Fruit Extract?

What is elevATP® Ancient Peat and Apple Fruit Extract?

ElevATP® is a proprietary, clinically researched combination of a water extract of “ancient peat” (fossilized plants) and apple extract. The ancient peat contains 70 elements and is especially rich in carbon, magnesium, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur. ElevATP® is a clinically tested product with human studies for sports performance, body composition, and elevating ATP.

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Ergogenics: An Exploration of the Benefits of Nootropics for Athletes

Ergogenics: An Exploration of the Benefits of Nootropics for Athletes

In this blog post we will discuss some of the ergogenics commonly considered tools for physical performance and how they may also have nootropic effects as well.

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What is Neurogenesis? Definition, Mechanisms, and its Role in Brain Plasticity

What is Neurogenesis? Definition, Mechanisms, and its Role in Brain Plasticity

Neuroplasticity, the nervous system's adaptive capabilities to change itself over a lifetime, is a fascinating subject. Join us as we dive deep into the science behind neuroplasticity, the role environment and behavior plays in the neurogenesis process, and how to support the biochemical processes that drive neurogenesis.

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Qualia Nootropics: The Complex Intelligence Behind Their Formulation

Qualia Nootropics: The Complex Intelligence Behind Their Formulation

Qualia nootropics were designed to promote a sustained improvement across the whole pallet of objective capacities and subjective states that contribute to optimized, creative, productive flow states. This goal required factoring many creative-productive capacities simultaneously. 

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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. 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?

What is Glutamate?

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?

What is Dopamine?

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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