The Nutritionally Deficient Diet Guru

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There’s an inconvenient misconception about nutrition, specifically that…

You don’t need to supplement vitamins and nutrients as long as you are eating a healthy diet.

  • You could spend two thousand dollars a month eating the finest organic food you could find.
  • You could only eat at the best health food restaurants in your town.
  • You could spend hours in the kitchen every week meticulously prepping your meals.
  • You could never cheat on your diet.

Here’s why this isn’t so…

  • Only eat food that you had cultivated yourself
  • Bath in forest streams
  • Never use shampoo
  • Never use a public restroom
  • Wipe your ass with organic banana peels

Credible.

Alpha GPC + Uridine

  • It’s a cognitive enhancer that will likely make you a better programmer, designer or student. From a 2003 Dutch study A combination of uridine and choline administration improved selective attention and spatial learning
  • The combination promotes Neuroplasticity; building and repairing synaptic connections and grey matter to correspond to new skills we are trying to cultivate or meaningful personal development.
  • Want good genes? Uridine is an essential cog in the RNA encoding mechanism.
  • Fish oil (DHA specifically) is a potent Nootropic cofactor, known as the Mr Happy Stack.
Short-term administration of uridine increases brain membrane phospholipid precursors in healthy adults: a 31-phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 4T.

Berberine HCL (With Black Pepper Extract)

  • It’s main utility to performance enhancement seeking biohackers is optimizing our blood sugar levels. If you find yourself in an afternoon productivity slump frequently after a large lunch it’s worth trying.
  • Taking it with a teaspoon of coconut oil is a good idea as it optimizes intestinal absorption and it’s antidiabetic effect.
  • It’s a telomeres hack with anti-cancer properties and life extension potential.
  • According to animal studies, it has an anti-depressant effect.
  • It’s as good as the drug Metformin for treating diabetes.

Caffeine + L-Theanine

CDP Choline (Citicoline) + Uridine

DIM (Diindolylmethane with Black Pepper Extract)

Matcha Green Tea

  • A 2017 Dutch review of 49 different human intervention studies concluded that it’s better than normal green tea as a Nootropic beverage; matcha tea, is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the world and is frequently referred to as a mood- and brain food. Matcha tea consumption leads to much higher intake of green tea phytochemicals compared to regular green tea… These studies provided reliable evidence showing that L-theanine and caffeine have clear beneficial effects on sustained attention, memory, and suppression of distraction.
  • Interestingly, a 2016 Japanese study found that the manual ceramic milling process by which the green matcha powder is made out of leaves improves the concentration of biologically beneficial catechins.
  • It contains a healthy dose of L-Theanine which imbues a subtle modicum of tranquility that may take the edge off the stimulatory effects of other Nootropics.
  • It’s enzymes help with the digestion of other foods.
  • An animal study suggests that it attenuates dental plaque formation

Magnesium Taurate Blend

  • For many it’s a sleep hack; it’s relaxing and promotes better sleep quality.
  • It improves aerobic exercise capacity.
  • One of it’s most appreciated effects is alleviating migraines.
  • A systematic review of 29 different human studies found a statistically significant correlation between magnesium deficiency and depression.
  • NMDA receptors in the membranes of our minds require the presence of magnesium
Taurine and magnesium supplementation enhances the function of endothelial progenitor cells through antioxidation in healthy men and spontaneously hypertensive rats.

Rhodiola Rosea

Super Resveratrol Capsules

  • Resveratrol improves mitochondrial function, particularly when combined with the cofactors CoQ10, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, and Grape Seed Extract.
  • From a 2010 Polish study evaluating the synergistic effects of trans-resveratrol and pterostilbene: At higher concentrations, an additive effect was observed. These protective effects may partially explain the health benefit of these bioactive microcomponents when together in the diet.
  • An American 2007 study found that it promotes a healthy, balanced system especially when taken with Grape Seed Extract.
  • The antioxidants have some chemopreventative and chemotherapeutic, inducing apoptosis, which is when old cells naturally die off. It’s also chemopreventative and chemotherapeutic.

Tongkat Ali

  • From a comprehensive 2016 Korean review: [Tongkat Ali] is one of the well-known folk medicines for aphrodisiac effects as well as intermittent fever (malaria) in Asia… [It’s] used as folk medicine for sexual dysfunction, aging, malaria, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, aches, constipation, exercise recovery, fever, increased energy, increased strength, leukemia, osteoporosis, stress, syphilis and glandular swelling.
  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 126 Malaysians found it was an immune hack; The results suggest that ingestion of [Tongkat Ali] enhances comprehensive immunity in both middle-aged men and women.
  • A recent systematic Malaysian review of 11 clinical trials concluded… In summary, there is convincing evidence for the prominence of [Tongkat Ali] in improving the male sexual health.
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The Problem with Multivitamins

OK, I understand why it’s important to supplement these different vitamins, nutrients, and Nootropics but can’t I save myself money and inconvenience by just taking these as a multivitamin?

  • If it’s winter and I feel like I may be getting sick, I’ll stack all my immune supplements and take them for a few days.
  • If I have a crucial web development project to knock out and need to be super productive and focused for 8–12 hours I’ll combine high dosages of 2–5 different cognitive enhancers and re-dose every 4 -6 hours.
  • If I have a buddy’s bachelor party coming up and am going to be doing some drinking; I’ll Biohack my boozing with a bunch of different liver detoxifying vitamins.
  • If I’m operating on only 2 hours of sleep I’ll do a mega-dose of wakefulness-promoting Nootropics that day to stay alert.
  • If I’m taking a weekend vacation with my girlfriend and am going to be having a lot of sex, I’ll double up on my libido promoting herbs.
This article originally appeared on FocusSupplements.co.uk. I’m not a doctor, medical professional, or trained therapist. I’m a researcher and pragmatic biohacking practitioner exercising free speech to share evidence as I find it. I make no claims. Please practice skepticism and rational critical thinking. You should consult a professional about any serious decisions that you might make about your health. Affiliate links in this article support Limitless Mindset — spend over $100 and you’ll be eligible to join the Limitless Mindset Secret Society.

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Jonathan Roseland

Jonathan Roseland

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Adventuring philosopher, Pompous pontificator, Writer, K-Selected Biohacker, Tantric husband, Raconteur & Smart Drug Dealer 🇺🇸