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    galanthamine hydrobromide is interesting stuff
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    In for a sharp mind!
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    The secret to a sharp mind is to use it. That means keeping yourself mentally on point even when you don't have to. Popular means of doing so are thought exercises, IQ tests, etc

    As many students often realize, when you sit back during the summer and do nothing, your ability to learn, memorize, etc is transiently diminished. Re-immersing yourself in material once school starts slowly brings your mental faculties back up to par.

    And of course, synaptic plasticity, LTP, and Hebbian learning all support the notion of using the pathways that you want to get better at...in this case, learning.

    Mindblowing, I know, but this is the secret to having a sharp mind.
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    or just pop an addreall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Arnold View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    The secret to a sharp mind is to use it. That means keeping yourself mentally on point even when you don't have to. Popular means of doing so are thought exercises, IQ tests, etc

    As many students often realize, when you sit back during the summer and do nothing, your ability to learn, memorize, etc is transiently diminished. Re-immersing yourself in material once school starts slowly brings your mental faculties back up to par.

    And of course, synaptic plasticity, LTP, and Hebbian learning all support the notion of using the pathways that you want to get better at...in this case, learning.

    Mindblowing, I know, but this is the secret to having a sharp mind.
    Agreed, too many people plop down in front of the television, a totally passive activity. Just a couple days of that and I feel my mind slowing down. I am fortunate...or not in that my job though boring does require problem solving with many variables to consider. Even so I try to keep the television to a bare minimum. There are studies that show activities as simple as reading a book can keep the mind sharp..a small investment and much more rewarding that watching Jersey Shore and the ilk
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    Physical exercise and mental activity have shown to promote the production and survival of new cells, in animals anyways. Life stressors can inhibit that potential
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    Avoid excess nicotine
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    how about avoid all nicotine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    how about avoid all nicotine?
    Therapeudic doses of nicotine have been found to show neuroprotective properties, such as illiciting certain, desirable 'nootropic' effects. Don't quote me on that, but if need be I can pull the literature.
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    interesting. ::buys carton of marlboros::
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Arnold View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    one is too many, and a thousand is never enough...
    Good point to be made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaniard View Post
    Avoid excess nicotine
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    how about avoid all nicotine?
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    Therapeudic doses of nicotine have been found to show neuroprotective properties, such as illiciting certain, desirable 'nootropic' effects. Don't quote me on that, but if need be I can pull the literature.
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    interesting. ::buys carton of marlboros::
    Que? Nicotine gum is great for cutting. With ECA, I believe it can boost weightloss by about 10% more. Follow the instructions on how to chew it; use the 4mg stuff since it's the same price as the 2mg stuff and just cut the pieces in half.... twice as much for the same price.
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    yea, it's also highly addictive tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    yea, it's also highly addictive tho.
    Not as addicting as you think. They taught us that it was highly addictive as well, but a deeper look into the data yields a different conclusion. Synapsin made a great post about it on BB.com
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    Really? I was under the impression that it ranked right up there with heroin. Stimulated the same areas in the brain.
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    i used to love heroin. thank God i never started shooting it.
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    Used nicotine both recreationally and for cutting. Never got addicted but "felt" the potential to was just around the corner. It's like caffeine's hotter sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    yea, it's also highly addictive tho.
    What did I say? If you follow directions on how to chew it correctly and use only 2mg.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Not as addicting as you think. They taught us that it was highly addictive as well, but a deeper look into the data yields a different conclusion. Synapsin made a great post about it on BB.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaniard View Post
    Avoid EXCESS nicotine
    Quote Originally Posted by Force of Green View Post
    Therapeudic doses of nicotine have been found to show neuroprotective properties, such as illiciting certain, desirable 'nootropic' effects. Don't quote me on that, but if need be I can pull the literature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beejis60 View Post
    Que? Nicotine gum is great for cutting. With ECA, I believe it can boost weightloss by about 10% more. Follow the instructions on how to chew it; use the 4mg stuff since it's the same price as the 2mg stuff and just cut the pieces in half.... twice as much for the same price.
    Avoid EXCESS nicotine

    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    yea, it's also highly addictive tho.
    "Highly addictive" to those with a high propensity to addiction...

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Not as addicting as you think. They taught us that it was highly addictive as well, but a deeper look into the data yields a different conclusion. Synapsin made a great post about it on BB.com
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    Really? I was under the impression that it ranked right up there with heroin. Stimulated the same areas in the brain.
    You're talking about big tobacco... nicotine itself, not the delivery system, may be beneficial.

    I was addicted to cigarettes and chew. Chew being the hardest habit to break that I've ever dealt with. If someone has addiction problems it's prob best to steer clear of nicotine. **** I even get a little too intense with wanting caffeine lol

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    Used nicotine both recreationally and for cutting. Never got addicted but "felt" the potential to was just around the corner. It's like caffeine's hotter sister

    I'm saving heroin for my 85th bday..if I make it that far.
    Its good to be aware
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    well, i am a recovering addict so i'm gonna stay away from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman523 View Post
    well, i am a recovering addict so i'm gonna stay away from it.
    That is a wise decision.
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