Yerba maté is a popular beverage in South America, which has spread all over the world. The stimulating actions of the tea make it popular among students, entrepreneurs, and as a social or morning ritual.
Altitude sickness, otherwise known as acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a condition caused by the low oxygen concentration that comes with high elevations. There are a number of different strategies available for reducing the instances of altitude sickness for the mountaineer.
Here we discuss how AMS occurs, and ways to treat or prevent it when venturing high into the mountains.
Monoamine oxidase inhibitor increases have been linked with a variety of neurological disorders, and naturally, declines with age. Modern MAO inhibitors tend to come with a variety of undesirable side effects, pushing us to look for new MAO inhibitor options...
We love caffeine... we drink it every day in our coffee, tea, and yerba maté... pretty much all day actually. But it's a common misconception that caffeine will make you smarter. Here we look at the chemistry and pharmacology behind caffeine and why is doesn't make us smarter... fortunately, it does give us something however...
Psilocybin is the chemical found in magic mushrooms. It has been getting some attention lately as a possible nootropic in small doses. Here we have a closer look at how this chemical works, and consider how this may or may not offer nootropic benefits....
The world of nootropics is large and convoluted. There are many great supplements out there, as well as many bad ones, and it tends to change drastically from year to year. This is a guide for 2017 with our top 5 nootropics for the year 2017. Enjoy!
Nootropics are any substance that improves the natural abilities of the brain to improve cognition. there are many ways these can work, and this month we will be exploring a few of them, why they are useful, and how we can put them to work for us.
The debate about whether or not statin medications are effective and safe or not has been a hot topic lately. Here are some of the points arguing each way without writing a novel about this complex and contraversial topic.
Cholesterol isn't famous for its role in our cell membranes, or as a precurser to many of our hormones of our body. Rather, it's famous for its role in heart disease. Cholesterol is blamed almost exclusively for the millions of deaths each year due to heart disease.