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What should I do if I notice a side-effect and think it might be because of this product?

One of the interesting things found in studies is that placebos can have positive effects … and unwanted effects. The common side-effects seen from placebos match what are found in studies of dietary supplements and what we saw in our tolerability testing. These are minor complaints like headache, digestive disturbances, nausea, irritability, and fatigue. Most people don’t notice any of these unwanted responses. In the smaller subset of people who do, as a general rule of thumb, these types of complaints fade over time for most of them. They can also sometimes go away if you drink more water when you take the product, take it with a bigger meal, or decrease the dose you are taking.

If one or more of these common symptoms seems particularly strong, or if you notice something other than one of the common side effects mentioned, please stop taking the product and let us know.

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Why do you recommend taking Qualia Life for 5 days followed by 2 days off?

Neurohacker Collective uses a model of science called complex systems science. One of the core principles is adaptation. Living organisms are experts at adapting to things. 

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Instructions for Qualia Life

Qualia Life effects are dose-dependent, varying with body weight, general sensitivity and desired level of effect. 

The standard dose for most people is 8 capsules. Take Qualia Life first thing in the morning, with food. 

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How should I take Qualia Life?

How much water should I drink with Qualia Life?

When using the Qualia Life capsules, we recommend drinking a big glass of water (at least 8 ounces) when you take them, and making sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, especially during the first week. One of the ingredients—creatine (as tricreatine malate)—is believed to pull water into cells. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you pay special attention to being and staying hydrated when you first begin to use products with this ingredient.

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Can I take Qualia Life while intermittent fasting?

We haven’t studied Qualia Life in combination with intermittent fasting, so we don’t know whether in the real world it would help or hinder the response to this behavior. 

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Does Qualia Life work for everyone?

How does Qualia Life work?

We’ve written a series of articles discussing how Qualia Life works in detail. But, in general, it works by helping our cells and mitochondria do more work, especially the types of tasks they tend to struggle to get to as we get older. When our cells and mitochondria can do more work, and get to all the important jobs we need them to do, we look, feel and function better.

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How should I get started with Qualia Life?

A good strategy, when starting anything new, is to start slow and gradually working your way up. This takes advantage of the body’s adaptive capacities and minimizes chances of poor response. Exercise is a great example of this. When starting a new exercise routine, the tendency is to want to do a lot right away. But this increases chances of having very sore muscles or getting injured. So, it’s better to start conservatively and slowly do more as your body gets accustomed to the new routine.

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Who is Qualia Life for?

Qualia Life can be taken by any adults, but the groups we had in mind when we formulated and tested it include:

  • Middle-age people who want to promote healthy aging.
  • Older people wanting to feel more alive and experience more healthy years.
  • Adults with chronic stress who want to do more to help their body better respond better.
  • Persons with interest in supporting metabolic function and/or promoting better shape.
  • Anyone with a big interest in healthy aging and supporting the fundamental mechanisms related to aging gracefully.

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Can I take Qualia Life in addition to one of the Qualia products?

Yes you can take Qualia Life with Qualia Mind, Qualia Focus or Qualia Nootropic Energy. 

When we designed Qualia Life, we did so understanding people would take it with one of the other Qualia nootropic products. 

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What is Qualia Life?

What is Eternus?

Eternus was designed to make your cells and mitochondria (the powerhouses of cells) work better. When your cells and mitochondria are able to do their jobs better, we look, feel, and perform better.

Eternus was formulated to comprehensively support the multiple interacting metabolic pathways, signaling processes, and cellular mechanisms of long-term healthy function. Better cells and mitochondrial function translates into more high-performing days and longer healthy years.

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Do I need to take the full dose of Qualia Life?

In general, we recommend taking the full dose. The full dose provides the studied amounts of many of the ingredients (this is an important part of being able to make accurate structure/function claims) and is the dose we designed the formulation to deliver and have studied in our testing.

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