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What's your "limitless pill"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 13, 2012 at 2:59 AM

From my experience and from what I read...

I would vote a mixture of these 3 things currently:

Butter - fat and energy!

Niacin (Vitamin B3) - calming/relaxing effect, it dilates your blood vessels and you become warm. It can help immensely with your anxiety and depression. If you want to know more about it, read here:

http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp_417125/How_to_Take_Niacin_-Vitamin_B3-_for_Depression_and_Anxiety

Raw Organic Cacao Powder - chocolate makes me happy, and overall it has many benefits

Weird list, I know. :-)

What's YOUR "limitless" pill?

It can be one thing or a combination of things.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, watch the movie, "Limitless", and you'll understand.

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:02 AM

Just was revisiting this and wanted to comment that Modafanil is Provigil is Amphetamine which I would recommend everyone stay away from like its the plague on steroids. imo of course.

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Why would you need anything to force the body to burn glucose? I thought the body was dead keen to burn glucose any day of the week. Isn't that the idea?

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on January 26, 2012
at 02:49 AM

I just saw your reply, thank you VERY much for sharing.

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on January 16, 2012
at 08:33 PM

@Bill1102Inf Yes. A ketogenic diet is supposed to enhance cognition, especially short-term memory and to have a mood-stabilizing effect. 5-HTP is an amino acid is a mild anti-depressive for my (mild) seasonal depression. Some people say it helps to control appetite. Piracetam is supposed to improve focus, and has of the least known adverse effects of all nootropics. Modafinil suppresses sleepyness (though of course is no substitute for sleep). I use it instead of the high dosages of caffeine that I would require for the same effect, with fewer sie effects (caffeine makes me jittery).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 14, 2012
at 09:17 AM

Nice fullmoon....

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on January 14, 2012
at 09:09 AM

Maybe it's the choline?

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:55 AM

Do you take this combo???

D2936f57e5478aa96837a3fdb4691f57

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on January 13, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Care to elaborate? Why this particular selection/combination?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 13, 2012
at 05:57 PM

+1 for butter. Cliff, you must really be addicted to sugar. It seems to be your answer for everything...

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on January 13, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Maybe you should replace the fat with sugar. The reason b3 works is because it forces your body to burn glucose.

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on January 13, 2012
at 02:16 PM

Maybe you need to invent coitus in a pill. Coitus in a "box" is already on the market

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on January 13, 2012
at 08:51 AM

+1 for a question involving the movie Limitless. I have been searching for a "Limitless" food and/or supplement for some time now and my list includes all 3 of the foods/supplements you mention, although I take niacin indirectly in the form of Picamilon (a nootropic combination of niacin and GABA that penetrates the BBB).

I can never forget the day I reintroduced butter into my diet after going without it for years because I believed the lies that it was unhealthy - an hour or so after I consumed it with a meal it felt like everything made sense to me and everything was right with the world. I read articles about health and nutrition (my passion) for hours straight without a break that evening. For proof that butter improves mental functioning, see Seth Roberts' experience with it improving his ability to do arithmetic (others have reported similar effects, including myself, although not statistically like Roberts did): http://blog.sethroberts.net/2011/11/25/butter-and-arithmetic-how-much-butter/

100% cacao seems to improve my mood more than anything besides butter, and it seems to make my thinking clearer as well, although I am not sure if that translates to increased efficiency.

Within a short time after consuming any of the above 3 foods/supplements, it feels like a light is turned on in my brain, and I experience a warm fuzzy feeling in my brain, most likely from the increased blood flow (Picamilon and cacao are both known to increase blood flow to the brain, although I am not sure if butter does).

Also a product I tried a few times because my brother used it with success called SeaCure deserves mention here. Too bad it gave me so much mental energy that I couldn't fall asleep anymore so I had to stop taking it.

It is weird answering a question that I could swear was asked by me, but great question nonetheless.

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on January 13, 2012
at 03:04 AM

No foods make me feel limitless, but other things may. Like, for example...coitus.

As far as an extended feeling of being limitless, being around a group of positive people or taking an amphetamine would fit the bill. (Note: not advocating illicit use of amphetamines at all)

Nootropics never worked for me in that way, and alcohol only makes me feel limitless with just the right amount.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 13, 2012
at 02:16 PM

Maybe you need to invent coitus in a pill. Coitus in a "box" is already on the market

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32dd97296fac06e1e36763a91d6c01d4

on January 13, 2012
at 08:40 AM

Ketogenic Diet + 5-HTP + Piracetam + Modafinil

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on January 14, 2012
at 03:55 AM

Do you take this combo???

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 14, 2012
at 09:17 AM

Nice fullmoon....

D2936f57e5478aa96837a3fdb4691f57

(28)

on January 13, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Care to elaborate? Why this particular selection/combination?

32dd97296fac06e1e36763a91d6c01d4

(252)

on January 16, 2012
at 08:33 PM

@Bill1102Inf Yes. A ketogenic diet is supposed to enhance cognition, especially short-term memory and to have a mood-stabilizing effect. 5-HTP is an amino acid is a mild anti-depressive for my (mild) seasonal depression. Some people say it helps to control appetite. Piracetam is supposed to improve focus, and has of the least known adverse effects of all nootropics. Modafinil suppresses sleepyness (though of course is no substitute for sleep). I use it instead of the high dosages of caffeine that I would require for the same effect, with fewer sie effects (caffeine makes me jittery).

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on January 26, 2012
at 02:49 AM

I just saw your reply, thank you VERY much for sharing.

1c67bc28f4e44bbb8770b86df0463df3

(6719)

on October 03, 2012
at 03:02 AM

Just was revisiting this and wanted to comment that Modafanil is Provigil is Amphetamine which I would recommend everyone stay away from like its the plague on steroids. imo of course.

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65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on January 13, 2012
at 03:12 AM

Coffee + bananas.

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on January 14, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Eggs for breakfast. I get sick of them from time to time and then I realize I'm having a harder time with sugar cravings and resisting temptation and staying focused and just about everything else. Then I go back to eggs for breakfast and everything gets good again.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on January 14, 2012
at 09:09 AM

Maybe it's the choline?

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on January 13, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Alcohol .

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 13, 2012
at 05:56 PM

Intermittent Fasting, caffeine, ephedra and lots and lots of meat...

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33f854df38e05c35ed6fc29b3064fb96

on January 13, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Blackberries with whipped coconut milk!

1
246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 13, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Copious amounts of raw berries and vegetables, Yerba Mate, and a steady stream of Omega 3 fats.

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on October 04, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Alpha Brain from Onnit Labs (onnit.com) is a nootropic forumula I've been using. It has helped increase my ability to concentrate and has elevated my mood in general. Best way to describe it is that it has a subtle yet remarkable effect in improving brain function overall. "10less" will get you a discount on any Alpha Brain order from their website (code should work on their other supplements too). Onnit offers a money-back guarantee so give it a try if you're curious. Cheers.

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