Tuesday, September 12, 2017


While my countdown to my participation to the UCLA clinical trial is using very small/short numbers, I must return on the nootropics subject that I published here already on 6/6, on 8/7 and 8/12, to say that I realized that even a movie was made about these (herbal) supplements and their “liberating” powers dedicated to the human brain’s abilities (make miracles).
This is, yet another movie that I rate as so good that it’s best to enjoy with a (small) group of good friends and a full carton of lemon vodka.
I liked it allot because it shows well the effects that this kind of supplement gives to our brain, always suppressed by the noise from information overload, the fog or absence of clarity given by what we eat and the confusion generated by the loudness we live immersed in, no matter where we are or what we are doing.
As this movie shows very clearly, the “nootropic pill” opens up a huge increase in both physical and mental perceptions paralleled by impressive memory increase, in fact the main movie character can recall what he saw written on a book’s cover few decades before and from that (only) he’s able to tell the book’s content and based on this set of disordered information can give a precise advice about the work’s focus for the woman carrying that book in her purse at her side. The part of this movie (Limitless) that isn’t at all realistic, is the fact that users get addicted and consequently die, in fact if this would be one – however minimal – nootropics would be FDA regulated and be available only with med. doctor’s prescription, when in reality you can buy as much and in as many types as you want, online from commercially aggressive companies that find it (too) easy to promise very unrealistic effects from the use of their product.

If in addition you consider the fact that most of these supplements are made using herbs that mostly grow in South America, that are known since centuries for their beneficial effects to our minds and their capacities, it’s easy to figure out the reason why they aren’t considered as medications, therefore there’s no need of legal regulation, or FDA involvement, especially of medical doctors, who as a result know less than nothing about these supplements that give less side effects than taking an aspirin. Finally my advice is to watch this movie because on top of the use of nootropics does tell a good story with good actors too.


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