Episode #180 with Abelard Lindsay of CilTep

Summary:

In Episode #180 Ari – joined by special guest hosts Nick Sonnenberg, founder of Calvin App and co-founder of Less Doing Virtual Assistants – interviews Abelard Lindsay, the creator of CilTep, a powerful, over-the-counter nootropic. Listen as Ari and Abelard talk brain chemistry, memory development, and cognitive function.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 18:34 – Introduction of Abelard Lindsay—Director of Research Development for Natural Stacks
  • 20:40 – Talking about CilTep
    • 21:20 – Coming up with the foundational ingredients
    • 21:53 – PDE4 inhibitors
  • 22:26 – There’s a long cascade from short-term memory to long-term memory
  • 24:50 – Abelard basically conducted self-study with supplements to find the basis of CilTep
  • 26:20 – CilTep prolongs a state of wonder—it makes studying pleasurably addictive
  • 27:28 – When dopamine receptors are activated, they release CAMP into the neuron which causes memory encoding to increase
  • 29:08 – PDE5 is closely related to PDE4 but it drives sexual rather than mental arousal
  • 30:30 – Developing the pathway to improvement and problem solving
  • 33:10 – What Abelard takes regularly
  • 34:25 – Can you overdo it on nootropics?
    • 35:58 – Hard to clearly say because everyone is different
    • 36:45 – Nexus, CilTep, and Mitogen all work on different systems
  • 38:35 – None of Abelard’s stacks feature caffeine
  • 39:10 – Abelard’s Top 3 Tips to be More Effective
    • 39:18 – Get to know your brain
    • 39:54 – Try to argue without using logical fallacies
    • 40:28 – Write down ideas

5 Key Points:

  1. Memory isn’t a singular concept—there are different kinds of memory
  2. Keep a written log of your ideas
  3. Don’t necessarily be opposed to self-experimentation.
  4. Become close friends with your brain—get to know it.
  5. Nootropic can help you create and prolong a natural state of wonder.

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