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In Search Of Insight Podcast

In Search Of Insight | A Nootropics Depot Podcast

INTRODUCING THE NOOTROPICS DEPOT PODCAST

IN SEARCH OF INSIGHT

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#033 | Mr. Happy | The Next Generation Pt. 2

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Tune into the second half of our fascinating conversation with Joshua, A.K.A. Mr. Happy from the famous Mr. Happy Stack. We discuss more insight on how the microbiome, immune system, hormones and neurotransmitters are connected. These systems rely on us to exercise, to eat well, and to be able to recover. However, our lifestyle, food supply, and other factors can make it difficult to maintain a healthy baseline. And further, how do supplements play a part in all of this? Part 2 of the podcast is an activating deep-dive that motivates us to take our health seriously, and better understand the main factors that allow us to live long, healthy and happy lives. These are the immune system, the microbiome, the hormone biosynthesis system, and our diets.

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#032 | Mr. Happy | The Next Generation

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On this month’s podcast, Emiel and Erika discuss nootropics, the immune system, microbiome, and mushrooms with Joshua, A.K.A Mr. Happy from the early LongeCity days. Much has changed in the nootropic supplement world since the Mr. Happy stack was first shared online. Joshua and Emiel discuss the early days of nootropic exploration, Nootropics Depot’s role in raising the industry standard for quality and purity, and the next generation of nootropics explorers and exotic compounds. This podcast also focused on Joshua’s current research into the immune system and longevity. Emiel and Joshua discuss why biodiversity is important for growing healthy mushrooms, and how this same concept applies to humans and our microbiome. Our diets and food supply have changed over time, so supplementing with minerals and micronutrients is more important than ever. Learn more about these topics in this month’s podcast episode from In Search of Insight!

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#031 | CistaMAX | The Road To The Perfect Cistanche

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This month on the In Search of Insight podcast, Emiel and Erika share the inspiration behind Nootropics Depot’s new CistaMAX stack! We combined non-extracted Cistanche, a high-potency Cistanche extract, and a Supercritical Cistanche extract with Shilajit, Pregnenolone and DHEA to create CistaMAX. This combination produces a noticeable stimulating and motivating effect, and boosts the muscle-building properties of Cistanche.

In this podcast, you’ll learn why we chose each ingredient in CistaMAX and what purpose it serves in the stack as a whole. You’ll also learn about the neuroscience behind the focus and mood enhancing effect of Cistanche. There’s lots of reasons why we include CistaMAX in our daily stack - it can increase feelings of hunger, which is essential when bulking and building muscle. It also gives us a noticeable energy boost that makes us want to move more. CistaMAX is a great choice for supporting fitness, motivation, and hormonal balance. Listen to our new episode to learn more!

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#030 | Tribugen | How We Took Tribulus To The Next Level

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Tribulus Terrestris is a powerful supplement that boosts energy, motivation, and vitality! This month, Emiel and Erika discuss how Nootropics Depot took Tribulus Terrestris to the next level with Tribugen, our optimized stack that combines Tribulus with Mung Bean, Cordyceps, Dioscorea nipponica, and Fenugreek. Each ingredient in Tribugen was selected to compliment the stimulating and motivating effects of Tribulus, and in this episode Emiel discusses the mechanisms of action that are responsible for these effects.

Before Tribugen made it’s debut, the team at Nootropics Depot tried a variety of Tribulus Terrestris extracts to find the most motivating but smooth extract that would shine as a stand-alone product. When making Tribugen, we wanted to increase the motivation benefits of Tribulus, but to smooth out the stimulation and edginess of Tribulus when taken on its own. After a year of bioassaying Tribugen, adjusting the dosages of the synergistic ingredients, and sharing the pre-released stack with friends, family and colleagues, we arrived at the finished product. If you are interested in learning more about this process, and the ingredients that make up the Tribugen stack, tune into this podcast episode on your favorite streaming platform!

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#029 | March Mushroom Magic | Energy, Focus and Motivation From Your Daily Dose of Adaptogenic Mushrooms

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This month on the In Search of Insight podcast, learn about Nootropics Depot’s new Mushroom Magic drink mixes! We are thrilled to share Mushroom Magic Matcha, Coffee, Cocoa, Matcha Latte, and Coffee Latte with you. Each powdered drink mix contains a blend of Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Poria, and Tiger Milk mushroom, to boost your energy, focus, immune system, and gut health. In this podcast episode, your hosts Emiel and Erika taste and compare the mushroom magic drink mixes, and talk about the ways that each drink mix provides a unique balance of physical relaxation, verbal fluency, confidence and focus.

Are you interested in making adaptogenic mushrooms a part of your everyday supplement stack? Mushroom Magic drink mixes are the easiest and tastiest way to get full servings of four highly-effective, non-extracted mushrooms, proven for their cognition and health benefits! Tune into the podcast to learn more about each mushroom, and why we chose to include Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Poria and Tiger Milk in our first ever drink mix.

From respiratory support, to improved sleep quality, better bowel movements and greater focus, each serving of Mushroom Magic drinks bring a serious pick-me-up to your day! We’ve sourced high quality matcha, espresso, and cocoa to make each drink as tasty as it is effective. In the podcast, Emiel and Erika discuss sourcing the ingredients for each drink mix, why ceremonial grade matcha isn’t the only good matcha on the market, choosing an espresso powder for coffee nerds, and where the subtle lift from cocoa comes from (hint: it’s theobromine). Tune into the podcast and learn how Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Poria and Tiger Milk mushroom can transform your mood and gut health in one delicious cup of Mushroom Magic coffee, matcha and cocoa!

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#028 | Your Body’s Amazing Immune System | Is It Better To Take A Natural Approach When You Get Sick?

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In this month’s podcast episode, Emiel and Erika discuss the complexity and effectiveness of our body’s immune system. The immune system is our body’s defense against infection, illness, and disease, so naturally, we want our immune system to be as strong and responsive as possible. However, we often try to control two of the main tools of the immune system, inflammation and oxidation, when we take supplements to boost our mood, cognitive function, or manage pain. This episode is focused on why inflammation and oxidation are essential for helping us fight off pathogens, and therefore, why taking a natural approach when getting sick may help us recover faster. Sometimes, it can be advantageous to lean into the inflammation and oxidation caused by our immune system, though this can be uncomfortable. Dampening inflammation and oxidation can prolong illness, and work against our immune system’s natural response to pathogens.

Emiel and Erika also discuss the importance of eating a healthy diet full of carbohydrates, fermented foods, and nutrients. These foods support a healthy gut microbiome, and allow our body to create short-chain fatty acids that support our immune system when illness or infection strikes. They also discuss the ways that our environment, behavior, and habits can affect our body’s ability to fight off illnesses. Of course, there are supplements that support our immune system, and Emiel discusses why vitamins and minerals are essential for the functioning of our immune system. We also discuss supplements to manage inflammation and oxidation during everyday life, how and when to use these supplements when we get sick.

If you are curious to learn about the immune system, why symptom management may not benefit us in the long run, and what supplements can do to support our immune system, tune into this podcast episode!

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#027 | Kanna | Can This South African Succulent Make You a Better Dancer?

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Kanna is a unique succulent plant, originating from South Africa. It has been used as a mood and energy boosting botanical for thousands of years by the KhoiSan people of South Africa, for dancing ceremonies and as a hunting aid.

In this month's podcast episode, Emiel (Nootropics Depot Product Specialist) and Erika discuss the history of Kanna, its pharmacokinetics and mechanisms of action, and how Kanna provides a distinctly uplifting effect from its serotonergic activity.

Tune in to learn about dosing Kanna, taking Kanna at night clubs in Amsterdam, mesembrine, mesembrenone, and Delta 7 mesembrenone, and why you should try Kanna for its pro-social benefits.

When dosing Kanna, Emiel and Erika take a half tablet at a time, which is a 25 mg dose. Our Full Spectrum Kanna tablets are scored, making this quite easy to do. In this podcast episode, Erika and Emiel take these half tablets of Kanna every 20 minutes, which extends the duration of action of Kanna’s mood and energy benefits. Emiel discusses why sublingual and buccal administration of Kanna contributes to its effects. Erika and Emiel discuss bioavailability, Cmax and Tmax, and the AUC, Area Under the Curve which represents the duration and intensity of effects from a given supplement, as well as the concentration of the supplement in blood.

Erika and Emiel discuss the traditional uses of Kanna, and the factors that caused Kanna to fall out of popularity for some time, and how certain species of Kanna have become extinct due to overharvesting. In addition, Erika and Emiel share their occasional supplements, used as-needed for calming benefits and stress management. They also provide an overview of their current supplement stack, which is always changing and being adjusted when new supplements are released, when stress levels change, and when other external factors enter the mix.

Keywords from Episode #27

  • Sceletium tortuosum
  • Mesembryanthemum tortuosum
  • Mesembrine
  • Mesembrenone
  • Delta 7 Mesembrenone
  • Dopamine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Serotonin
  • Pre-Synaptic Neuron
  • Post-Synaptic Neuron
  • Vesicle
  • Vesicular Monoamine Transporter 2 - VMAT2

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