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Old 03-10-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
Kurt Ronald Mueller
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Any brain foods out there that help increase cognition, memory, concentration?

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Old 03-10-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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Fish oil, caffeine, ZMA, to name a few off the top of my head.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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What is ZMA?
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:49 PM   #4
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Long answer: ZMA is a scientifically designed anabolic mineral formula. It contains Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate plus Magnesium Aspartate and vitamin B-6, and is an all-natural product that has been clinically proven to significantly increase anabolic hormone levels and muscle strength in trained athletes.

Short answer: A zinc/magnesium supplement. The only supplement I take other than fish oil (which isn't a supplement around here).
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Old 03-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #5
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Scott do you cycle it or take it as a daily before bed? And do you use it everyday or only on days when you have a hard workout?

Do you konw anything about developing a tolerance to it?


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Old 03-10-2006, 09:53 PM   #6
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I don't cycle...I just take it daily before bed pretty much daily. Sometimes I'll skip it if I didn't workout that day, but I'm pretty religious with it. I don't know anything about developing a tolerance to it. Someone with more knowledge may be able to help on that.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:22 PM   #7
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Sardines are great. DHA/EPA and a nifty little molecule DMAE.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:25 PM   #8
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Piracetam combined with a good choline source.

Im telling you... I came into grad school only able to study 20 minutes before being wiped out... I can now do about 5 hours (with well timed breaks to further improve retention, of course).

bulknutrition.com good, reliable source for piracetam.

I get gpc choline from nutricraze.com.

Both places, best bang for your buck- at least as far as my research has taken me.

Google nootropics.

I would be suffering something fierce if it wasnt for them. There is a cumulative effect too- I noticed a constant, gradual improvement for up to about a year- and I have plateaued- but I am most definatly fireing on all cylanders (despite my inability to spell, I am AMAZED at what this has done for my ability to memorize and cram!)

Safe stuff too- they gave up trying to find the LD50 for piracetam, nontoxic, and theres lots of good solid research backing it up.
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:34 AM   #9
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Joseph, if I were to try those things based on your recommendation, how long before a noticeable effect would be expected? With a testimonial like that my curiosity is piqued, but I'm not going to embark on a year-long experiment. Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:56 AM   #10
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Foods are very questionable in my opinion for this purpose. Far better off reading a book, completing a crossword puzzle, or learning a new language if you are trying to increase cognition, memory, and concentration.
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