What are they and are they good for us?
Powerful Tools for the mind
Why would stimulants be an issue?
So how do we use stimulants to better not just our performance, but our overall health too?
Before, we would think that we must sacrifice our health for performance. No one has ever drank a glass of alcohol thinking “This is going to make me healthy”. Usually the thought is, “I will take the hit so i can let go of this stress and be social.” But what if we could do something that makes us perform well socially, cognitively, and relationally now, but also improves our mental health long into the future? Stimulants are capable of this, but only when used in the right way.
The first thing you need to make sure is that your organs are balanced with the stimulant. Here is a simple example. Caffeine increases cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that is released when you are stressed. It causes stress responses around your body, and leads to thing like excessive weight gain and anxiousness. To reduce cortisol levels there is a very powerful adaptogenic herb used in ayurvedic medicine called ashwagandha. Ashwagandha reduces cortisol levels and the stress that goes along with it. When combined with caffeine it ensures that the caffeine is providing the benefits we are looking for such as alertness and motivation, without the side effects of feeling stressed out. This is just one small example, as there are literally hundreds we could talk about, but hopefully this gives you an insight into why organ and system balance is an important consideration regarding stimulant use. This is why people get a “crash” about 6 hours after drinking coffee. They didn’t balance their body properly with their caffeine use. Then once the adrenaline wears off, they will suddenly become aware of the damage they did and the state of imbalance in their body.
In summary, if properly balanced, stimulants can become the most powerful tools for creating mental health, producitivity, and even a career. But if unbalanced will eventually lead to cognitive decline, high stress levels, and low performance in every area of life. For this reason it is critically important to understand how to safely and properly use stimulants so that they don’t accidentally take a toll on your mind or your life. However, there is very little data or research out there about how to do this well. This makes it very difficult for people to get the right information, and make the right decisions that will keep them from falling off the path. Fortunately, for the Nootripure Foundation, this is the centerpiece of our research. All we do is create analytical models for various compounds to determine their organ balance and their effect on neurotransmitters in combination so that we can create solutions that allow people to not only perform well today, but long into the future. We refer to this as integrative neuroscience technology. Already we have developed 4 products that leverage the results of our research to help people think and live better than any alternative. We also have many research projects underway and with the goal of resolving mental illness for the world.
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