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Best podcast you’ll find.

By mj_slattery - Oct 17 2018
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Great topics. Great coverage. Great host and guests. 10/10

Enjoyable listening

By OlDirtyRambo - May 25 2018
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Very informative, great topics, and gets to the point quick!

iTunes Ratings

475 Ratings
Average Ratings
426
22
12
5
10

Best podcast you’ll find.

By mj_slattery - Oct 17 2018
Read more
Great topics. Great coverage. Great host and guests. 10/10

Enjoyable listening

By OlDirtyRambo - May 25 2018
Read more
Very informative, great topics, and gets to the point quick!
Cover image of Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience

Smart Drug Smarts: Brain Optimization | Nootropics | Neuroscience

Updated 8 days ago

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Fuel Your Brain With the Latest in Neuroscience

Rank #1: #155: Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman

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Here’s why psychedelics aren’t just a hippy phenomenon.

The post #155: Microdosing LSD with Dr. James Fadiman appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Nov 19 2016
50 mins
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Rank #2: #082: Lion’s Mane Mushroom

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Tune in to our first ever fungal episode where Eric Cerecedes joins Jesse for a wildly interesting conversation about Lion's Mane mushrooms.

The post #082: Lion’s Mane Mushroom appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Jun 27 2015
39 mins
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Rank #3: #098: Adderall Perspectives

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In episode #98 Jesse throws four prescribed Adderall users into the mix who talk about their experiences with the drug and weigh the pros and cons.

The post #098: Adderall Perspectives appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Oct 16 2015
30 mins
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Rank #4: #129: LSD With Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris

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Jesse talks with Dr. Carhart-Harris about the prototypical psychedelic, LSD, how it changes the brain in long-lasting ways, and why you'll never look at bicycles the same way again.

The post #129: LSD With Dr. Robin Carhart-Harris appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

May 20 2016
46 mins
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Rank #5: #137: DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule”

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Dr. Rick Strassman is something of a legend in the psychedelic research community. His studies in the early 1990s re-opened a door which had been securely bolted for almost three decades: a prohibition against testing psychedelics on human research subjects.

The post #137: DMT: Dr. Rick Strassman’s Breakthrough Work With “The Spirit Molecule” appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Jul 15 2016
56 mins
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Rank #6: #113: Porn Addiction and the Brain

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The fallout from porn addiction goes beyond sexual dysfunction -- way beyond. The brain's dopamine system is the major motivational system for everything we do. Desensitizing it with surging arousal from porn can cause the brain to lower its overall sensitivity in all areas of life.

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Jan 30 2016
50 mins
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Rank #7: #147: Ketosis and Your Brain

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Remember when carbs were good and fat was evil? Now, not so much. Here's why (and how) you should try ketosis.

The post #147: Ketosis and Your Brain appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Sep 23 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: #118: Turmeric: Spice for your Brain

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The adaptogen plant turmeric has been a mainstay of Indian and Asian cooking for millenia. Its root is chock-full of bioactive curcuminoid compounds that have been shown to provide wide-ranging benefits from the reduction of oxidative stress to the reduction of psychological stress.

The post #118: Turmeric: Spice for your Brain appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Mar 05 2016
45 mins
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Rank #9: #116: Psilocybin and the Potential for “Psychedelic Therapies”

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Dr. Frederick Barrett discusses recent and upcoming studies into psilocybin -- the psychoactive ingredient that puts the "magic" in magic mushrooms.  This currently "Schedule 1" drug, in addition to reasonably reliably provoking mystical experiences in users, also shows promise as a therapeutic treatment for depression, PTSD, and hospice care.  Dr. Barrett and colleagues at Johns Hopkins Medical Center are at the forefront of the latest research.

The post #116: Psilocybin and the Potential for “Psychedelic Therapies” appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Feb 19 2016
36 mins
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Rank #10: #074: Know Your Neurotransmitters: Dopamine

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Round 2 of the “Know Your Neurotransmitters” series, featuring Professor John Salamone of the University of Connecticut, talking about that most popular neurotransmitter: Dopamine.

The post #074: Know Your Neurotransmitters: Dopamine appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

May 01 2015
33 mins
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Rank #11: #057: Rhodiola rosea: “Santa’s Stimulant”

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Dr. Patricia Gerbarg introduces us to Rhodiola rosea, an herbal supplement used to increase stamina, decrease mental fatigue, and combat stress.

The post #057: Rhodiola rosea: “Santa’s Stimulant” appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Dec 22 2014
42 mins
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Rank #12: #059: Lucid Dreaming with Dr. Deirdre Barrett

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Dr. Deirdre Barrett shares with us the ins and outs of lucid dreaming – what it is, how to achieve it, and how we can use it as a cognitive tool.

The post #059: Lucid Dreaming with Dr. Deirdre Barrett appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Jan 08 2015
41 mins
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Rank #13: #221: Marijuana, the Non-Medical Kind ;)

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It's easier to smoke marijuana legally these days than it is to study it. Strange, but true. But with tens of millions of Americans using recreational marijuana regularly...isn't it time we learned what it's doing to our brains?

The post #221: Marijuana, the Non-Medical Kind ;) appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Mar 09 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #14: #120: Intermittent Fasting and Cognition with Dr. Mark Mattson

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Dr. Mark Mattson, neurologist at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health (NIH), has decades of work in the fields of nutrition, brain health, and the complex interplay between diet, exercise, "feeding windows," and macronutrient ratios. Join us in Episode #120 to learn his many insights.

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Mar 18 2016
42 mins
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Rank #15: #177: Know Your Neurotransmitters: Acetylcholine

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It’s high time we covered acetylcholine — the most plentiful neurotransmitter in the body.  And our Know Your Neurotransmitters series continues with the best guest possible to talk to us about acetylcholine.

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Apr 21 2017
40 mins
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Rank #16: #066: Starvation And Its Benefits

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Dr. Longo shares with us his research on the beneficial effects of fasting on everything from our immune responses to our lifespans, and addresses some points of curiosity that arose over the course of our calorie-free week.

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Feb 26 2015
33 mins
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Rank #17: #080: Addiction

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Could a smart drug "habit" be a gateway to addiction? What's the difference between addiction and physical dependence? What's going on with the brain's dopaminergic systems during addictive behavior?

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Jun 12 2015
33 mins
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Rank #18: #046: Improving on Piracetam with Noopept

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Dr. Rita Ostrovskaya, world-leading expert and co-creator of Noopept, joins us to shed some light on this new-to-the-scene nootropic.

The post #046: Improving on Piracetam with Noopept appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Sep 21 2014
22 mins
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Rank #19: #140: Melatonin, Sleep, and Your Pineal Gland

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Dr. Richard Wurtman is back to explain the mysteries of the pineal gland, melatonin, and sleep onset.

The post #140: Melatonin, Sleep, and Your Pineal Gland appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Aug 05 2016
40 mins
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Rank #20: #040: A Nootropics Roundtable

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Jesse and two guests discuss some popular misconceptions about smart drugs, their personal favorite stacks, and other topics surrounding the growing popularity of neurological performance enhancers

The post #040: A Nootropics Roundtable appeared first on Smart Drug Smarts.

Jun 29 2014
46 mins
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