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Can Chanca Piedra Reduce Your Chances of Getting Kidney Stones?

Chanca piedra is a plant from South America used by Amazonian natives and other South Americans to treat kidney stones. The herb’s name literally translates to “crushes rocks,” and it purportedly works to lower and normalize calcium levels in urine, since excessively high calcium is the cause of those oh-so-painful kidney stones. But does it […]

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Can L-Tyrosine Make You Wittier and More Sociable?

L-tyrosine is one of the strangest supplements I’ve ever taken. It’s not an anxiety-killing, pleasure-inducing substance like phenibut, but actually works to increase verbal intelligence. Unlike nootropics, l-tyrosine is an amino acid that has more in common with l-citrulline and other, similar products. The label advertises it as supporting “healthy glandular function” and “mental alertness,” […]

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How Kratom Can Change Your Life

Kratom is one of those substances I’d wish I’d known about years ago. I’ll admit that the hype around kratom turned me off to the stuff. Good Looking Loser has been a friend to my site (and a former advertiser) for the longest time, but when I started reading about the “kratom lifestyle,” my brain […]

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Can Alpha Lipoic Acid Increase Your Testosterone?

Alpha lipoic acid is a somewhat obscure supplement I learned about from reading Pill Scout’s now out-of-print title Testosterone Black Book. According to him, it functions as an anti-aromatase akin to chamomile. In other words, it helps preserve testosterone by keeping your body from converting it to estrogen. While it can be found in Brussels […]

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How DMAE Can Help You Focus

DMAE (dimethylethanolamine) is one of the strangest nootropics I’ve run across so far. A white powder that tastes like mud and looks like Philippine sewage runoff, it purports to improve concentration and focus. It’s super-cheap, costing only about seven dollars for a three month supply. But does it actually work? The answer is yes, but […]

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Huperzine Will Transform Your Brain

Among nootropics, huperzine is an absolute game-changer. While not as life-changing as phenibut, it offers so many benefits that I’m shocked that the FDA hasn’t outlawed it yet. Can’t have anyone cutting into Big Pharma’s profits, after all. Why is it so wonderful? It’s a drug that literally makes you smarter. When I take huperzine, […]

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Does the Type of Melatonin You Take Matter?

For years now, I’ve used melatonin as a sleep aid. It’s a chemical naturally secreted by your brain that regulates your Circadian rhythm, and by supplementing with it, you can restore your sleep cycle if it’s been warped by staying up too late. It isn’t a sleeping pill in the traditional sense: if you take […]

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How Phenibut Changed My Life

The title of this post isn’t hyperbole: phenibut really is a life-changing substance. I write a lot about supplements, because I’m constantly seeking ways to enhance my mental performance and improve my health. I’m far from an expert on any of this stuff: I typically grab ideas from Pill Scout, Victor Pride, Good Looking Loser […]

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ALCAR Will Get You Fired Up

ALCAR—short for acetyl l-carnitine—is one of those odd jack-of-all-trades supplements that can help just about anyone. It has a huge list of benefits, from increasing your energy levels to alleviating depression to improving your metabolism and more. ALCAR is an amino acid that increases energy production in your body at the cellular level. It’s a […]

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TestoJack 100 Will Spike Your Testosterone

The best anecdote I have about TestoJack 100—by far one of the must-have supplements for men—doesn’t involve me, but my friend Zampano. We frequently swap supplement tips—it was from him that I first learned about phenibut, for example—and he’d bought a pile of pills on my recommendation. Two days after he started taking it, he […]

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