The brain-blood barrier (BBB) is a semi-permeable “security system” that keeps blood cells separate from the extracellular fluid surrounding the brain. The BBB does admit the oxygen and nutrients transported by the blood cells, and it prevents harmful substances like bacteria or … [Read more...] about Which Nootropics Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier?
Oatstraw, also known as avena sativa, is one of the ingredients in Alpha Brain, the nootropic stack from Onnit. Oatstraw comes from green oats and it refers to the grass tops that are found in the stage before maturity. It is the same plant from which oatmeal and plain oats are … [Read more...] about Benefits of Oatstraw (Avena Sativa) Extract
In the nootropics space, l-tyrosine is a somewhat popular amino acid taken in combination with other brain supplements. It is used to produce noradrenaline and dopamine in the brain. But exactly is it good for and how does it help boost cognitive function? Well, … [Read more...] about L-Tyrosine: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage, Where to Buy, Etc
So Onnit is probably the most popular brand in the nootropics space. The company started in 2010 with the release of its flagship product, Alpha Brain. Then it went heavy on endorsements from the likes of UFC commentator Joe Rogan and NFL Linebacker Brian Cushing. I had my … [Read more...] about Review: Does Onnit’s Alpha Brain Work?