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.
Exercise is an excellent example of this. When we start a new exercise program muscles, and other systems like the heart and lungs, adapt to it which allows us to perform better. To optimize our response to exercise, we need to perform it and also allow enough time to recover from it. Because of this, a good trainer or coach wouldn’t have a person do the same exercise every day (i.e., continuous exercise); they’d have them take days off (i.e., intermittent exercise).
By doing something intermittently, instead of continuously, we typically get more benefits and we continue to get benefits over long periods of time. Intermittent fasting is another example. During the fast, the body gets rid of some dysfunctional parts of cells and mitochondria. After the fast, during refeeding, it builds new better ones. Both the fasting and refeeding play a role. Unless there’s something a person needs to do or take everyday we think it’s a good general strategy to take breaks from it.
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.
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.
Nicotinamide riboside and nicotinamide mononucleotide are newer (and very expensive) dietary ingredients used to boost NAD+. Boosting NAD+ is not unique to these newer ingredients. It’s the defining characteristic that makes a compound a vitamin B3. The niacin equivalents—niacin (nicotinic acid; NA) and niacinamide (NAM)—boost NAD+. L-tryptophan is also a precursor for NAD+. We included both NA and NAM, as well as L-tryptophan, because these ingredients can be used to make NAD+ and this approach supports three different ways of making it. Redundancy is a core value within complex systems science and something we look for when formulating our products.
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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.
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.
What is the sugar content of Qualia Life? Can I take Qualia Life while on a Keto diet?
Qualia Life 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.
Depending on health, age, and other factors, what you experience will vary. In the biohacker and quantified self communities, you’ll run across the acronym YMMV. This stands for “your mileage may vary.” It means that every person does not respond identically to the same thing. YMMV is seen with diet, exercise, sleep needs, and circadian preferences (i.e., some people are morning people; others are night people). It’s also seen with dietary supplements. Because of this, there’s a growing movement for what are called N-of-1 (or one person) experiments.
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.