Your mind is a complex biological wonder, but how do you keep it working at maximum efficiency? Oftentimes it seems our brain is a difficult beast to tame, especially when there's so much information bombarding us all the time about the do's and don'ts of optimizing your focus. In this episode, Jacob Moore tackles the subject of brain-focused supplements and drugs, and provides science-backed resources that will help you learn more about your personal health.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
Stimulants as tools for focus & productivity
Caffeine, nootropics and other neural enhancers
Non-supplemental approaches to focus & productivity
Finding the right productivity approach for you can be a daunting task, but with the right resources, you can start feeling better now. It just takes a little patience, and awareness of your body.
"I'm looking for functional. What is going to just...work?" - Jacob Moore
[03:20] - Medication and focus: are stimulants right for you?
[05:50] - Bringing lived, functional experience
[08:00] - The pros and cons of caffeine
[15:15] - Nootropics (brain supplements, smart drugs and cognitive enhancers)
[19:25] - Find your own balance of nootropics' powerful ingredients
[23:00] - Water and exercise as medicine for focus
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Dietary Supplements for Exercise and Athletic Performance (National Institute of Health)
Caffeine Research Database (Examine)
The Safety of Ingested Caffeine: A Comprehensive Review (Frontiers in Psychiatry)
Caffeine Health Sheet (Princeton University)
Non-Alcoholic Beverages Infographic (Statista)
The neuroprotective effects of caffeine in neurodegenerative diseases (CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics)
Adenosine, caffeine, and sleep–wake regulation: state of the science and perspectives (Journal of Sleep Research)
Using Caffeine to Optimize Mental & Physical Performance (Huberman Lab Podcast)
About Jacob Moore
Jacob Moore is the creator of 5 Bridges to Wellness and the founder of NoStigmas mental health support community. As an empowered childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob writes and speaks internationally about trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness. He splits his time between Chicago and the open road.