Articles in Brain Health

What is Mental Energy & How to Support It

What is Mental Energy & How to Support It

Mental energy is important because it is essential for cognitive performance. Read on to better understand what mental energy is and seven research-backed ways to support it. 

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Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Brain supplements (nootropics) can support the many dimensions of brain activity. This is an ultimate guide to the top researched brain supplements. 

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Magnesium For Brain Health: Why Magnesium is Crucial

Magnesium For Brain Health: Why Magnesium is Crucial

New studies show magnesium supplementation can help maintain healthy brain volume and cognition. Here's what you need to know. 

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Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

Just Having Your Smartphone Nearby Might Be Changing Your Brain

A new study shows that just having your phone nearby can contribute to "brain drain," impacting your cognitive abilities. Learn why you should leave your phone in another room if you want to boost productivity. 

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Handwriting Boosts Brain Connectivity More Than Typing Research Shows

Handwriting Boosts Brain Connectivity More Than Typing Research Shows

Following a study where university students' brain activity was recorded, researchers concluded that handwriting could enhance learning and memory.

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L-Theanine: Understanding Its Benefits & Origin

L-Theanine: Understanding Its Benefits & Origin

Learn the science behind using L-theanine as a natural way to support a calm state, mental clarity and relaxation.

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A Q&A with the Founder of an Innovative Residential Care Facility

A Q&A with the Founder of an Innovative Residential Care Facility

Dementia is one of the top causes of dependency and mental impairment in our elderly population. Dr. Heather Sandison was looking for residential care facilities where they were serving organic food and incorporating Dr. Bredesen’s insights for dementia patients, but couldn't find one. As a result, she founded one of the first residential care facilities where dementia patients can immerse themselves in the lifestyle described by Dr. Bredesen in his book “The End of Alzheimer’s”. Read on for a Q&A on the MARAMA experience. 

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What is The Gut-Brain Axis? An Exploration of The Communication Pathways Between The Brain, The Gut, And The Microbiota

What is The Gut-Brain Axis? An Exploration of The Communication Pathways Between The Brain, The Gut, And The Microbiota

The gut and brain are constantly communicating and influencing each other. This interaction is called the gut-brain axis. It means that what goes on in the gut can affect how the brain performs, influencing how we think, feel and behave. In this article, we explore the gut-brain connection and how the brain and the gut, our second brain, influence each other.

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Qualia Resilience Pilot Study

Qualia Resilience Pilot Study

During the development of Qualia Resilience, Qualia put our newest product to the test to find out how users would respond. Spoiler Alert: Results were really good.

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How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

How Gratitude Helps Your Brain for the Good

Knowledge of what the brain is doing during the experience of gratitude provides a window into gratitude’s relationship to mental health and resilience. This is your brain on gratitude.

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The Role of the Gut-Brain Axis in Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis

The Role of the Gut-Brain Axis in Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis

In this article, we will take a look at the role of the gut microbiota and the gut-brain axis in metabolism and energy homeostasis. We will learn how food-derived chemical signals—nutrients and microbial metabolites—are translated in the gut into endocrine and neural signals that convey information about the caloric load and composition of a meal to the brain.

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How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

Can scents really impact cognitive performance? Discover the intriguing link between incorporating a nightly aromatherapy and its impact on cognitive performance, assessed through a standard memory test.

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Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Everyone can benefit from acquiring a general understanding of our innate Reticular Activating System, as it is central to how, when, and why we focus on something.

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Technology for Neurohackers & Biohackers: Tools Designed to Upgrade the Mind, Brain and Body

Technology for Neurohackers & Biohackers: Tools Designed to Upgrade the Mind, Brain and Body

From air and water filters, to therapy lights, to exercise tools this list has a little of everything.

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What is Hordenine HCl? A Definition and 4 Benefits of this Nootropic Nutrient

What is Hordenine HCl? A Definition and 4 Benefits of this Nootropic Nutrient

Hordenine HCl brings some notable benefits to the table, which is a substantial reason for its rise in popularity among biohackers and neurohackers. Hordenine can be a fairly versatile nutrient that can bring substantial value to any nootropic stack, supporting human system function at an optimal level.

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What is Vision?

What is Vision?

Vision is the process through which light stimuli received through the eyes are transformed into a mental image by the brain. It is our sense of sight. This process is accomplished by the visual system, the sensory system that enables vision, which includes the eyes—the sensory organ for vision—and the neuronal visual pathways of the brain, from the retinas to the cerebral cortex.

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Inspirational Senior Living Facility Offers Hope for Dementia

Inspirational Senior Living Facility Offers Hope for Dementia

Dementia is one of the top causes of dependency and mental impairment in our elderly population. Dr. Heather Sandison was looking for residential care facilities where they were serving organic food and incorporating Dr. Bredesen’s insights for dementia patients, but couldn't find one. As a result, she founded one of the first residential care facilities where dementia patients can immerse themselves in the lifestyle described by Dr. Bredesen in his book “The End of Alzheimer’s”. Read on for a Q&A on the MARAMA experience. 

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7 Easy (And Free!) Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

7 Easy (And Free!) Ways to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

A healthy vagal tone has become a heightened area of research within the scientific community. Thankfully, there are easy to implement, highly effective, science-backed ways to activate the power of your parasympathetic nervous system by stimulating your vagus nerve.

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4 Reasons Your Nootropic Should Include Hordenine HCl

4 Reasons Your Nootropic Should Include Hordenine HCl

When discussing nootropics, several are usually the first to come to mind. Hordenine HCl (hordenine hydrochloride) is only just starting to come to the forefront of the nootropic movement. Research is still in the early stages, and we’re only beginning to understand the kinds of benefits hordenine provides.

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How Does Blue Light Affect Our Eyes? Understanding The Mechanisms of Blue Light Stress

How Does Blue Light Affect Our Eyes? Understanding The Mechanisms of Blue Light Stress

Learn what blue light is and if it’s bad for our eyes.

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The Story Behind the Qualia Nootropic Energy Shot Formula

The Story Behind the Qualia Nootropic Energy Shot Formula

Qualia Nootropic Energy was designed to support mental energy, the resource you need to apply the effort needed to accomplish more of the things that are most important to you.  Learn more about the design and science behind the latest in our premier Qualia line of nootropics.

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The Science of Nootropic Stacks: Achieving a Whole System Upgrade

The Science of Nootropic Stacks: Achieving a Whole System Upgrade

Nootropics are active compounds that act on the central nervous system to enhance cognitive function. There are myriad compounds with nootropic activity, each targeting different elements of the vast assortment of processes that give rise to cognitive function.

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 How Our Second Brain Affects Mood, Immune Function, and Cognition: A Q&A With Naveen Jain

How Our Second Brain Affects Mood, Immune Function, and Cognition: A Q&A With Naveen Jain

New areas of neuroscience are looking from the bottom-up, focusing on how the gut impacts the brain. These findings and more have earned our gut microbiome the nickname “the second brain.”

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The Power of the Brain-Body Connection - A Q&A With Aaron Alexander, Author of The Align Method

The Power of the Brain-Body Connection - A Q&A With Aaron Alexander, Author of The Align Method

Explore the power and science of the brain-body connection.

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Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types

Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types

Everything you need to know about the latest research to support nootropics and list of the best studied nootropics for focus, memory, and drive.

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