So something I’ve always had a passing interest in is improving the human system. I’ve never used steroids before as I got scared off by seeing how they effected some of my Army buddies. From ‘roid rage to dude’s growing permanent “bitch tits” because they weren’t cycling properly. It is too bad the FDA over regulates this stuff because if it were not illegal than doctors could professionalize steroid use so that soldiers, athletes, and regular people could use them safely.
But more interesting to me personally is improving the cognitive process. There are many ways to do this of course, if you never stop learning we can supposedly tack on an additional 10 IQ points to our score every decade. There are other ways to achieve balance and clarity such as Yoga and meditation. I was interested when I heard about a supplement called Alpha Brain which claims to increase focus, clarity, increase creativity, and also induce lucid dreams.
I ordered the smaller 30 tablet bottle and began taking two pills a day for two weeks. The first day I noticed a clear difference. The two Alpha Brain pills mellowed me out big time. Not like I was lazy and sitting around all day, but as I was going around doing things I felt very laid back. I can see how this effect would be helpful when you have a task at hand that requires you to focus in and not be scatter brained. However, I only experienced this the first day I used Alpha Brain. These results were never repeated again.
One other effect that Alpha Brain had was inducing lucid dreams. In this sense the product lived up to the advertising. One night I popped two pills just before bed. I had some insane dreams. I was a spy and had to pass off a secret message that was hidden in one of those red Netflix envelops. Bob Barker was my handler and I spent a lot of time hanging out on the set of The Price is Right. Betty White was one of my targets. I had to retrieve critical information from her but had a difficult time sorting through all her Cosco cards to find it. That dream was pretty funny, but I found that when I took the pills during the day I would still have some lucid dreams at night. To tell you the truth, it got to the point where it made it uncomfortable for me to sleep. I don’t remember those dreams very well but they were unsettling enough to wake me up. One that I do remember was a guy getting his face cut off and he continued to scrambling around looking for help.
I won’t be ordering Alpha Brain again. It was interesting to try out but the day time effects wore off very quickly, perhaps because my body chemically adjusted to the contents of the pills but I’m not a doctor… Taking a couple before bed in an interesting experience but otherwise the dreams they induce prevented me from getting a full night’s sleep. It seems my quest for cognitive enhancement will continue. Right now I feel like the dude in the Bourne Legacy who’s Army recruiter tacked ten IQ points onto his test so that he could make his quota.
5 responses to “Alpha Brain Cognitive Supplement Review”
Interesting post Jack! Lurid dreams would scare me silly if they are chemically induced…
I think I will stick with Yoga…
You should, I’ve had 10x better results just by doing yoga for 10-15 minutes a day.
Awesome – the body is amazing when unencumbered with extra stress.
Tonight is DDPyoga Extreme Psycho followed by Brumbies rugby at midnight..relaxation through exhaustion.
Exact same experience I had around roid users to…like your thoughts on use as part of a health expansion cycle under doctor supervision.
Have you ever tried those brain games on the internet yet? I hear that lumosity is one of those go to spots for that kind of stuff. http://www.lumosity.com/
Now, i am skeptical of it but fascinated by the improvements they claim. I was hoping you have had any experience in it before I set off trying it.
Thanks for the warning I won’t waste my money.