Re: nootropix

Alesh Kubiik (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 08:57:09 +0100

Vit C works as a antioxidant preventing damages caused by oxygen residuals attacking brain cells....Vit B (thiamin, niacin, pyridoxin before all) help to "extract energy" from food, fight stress and fatigue and manifacture neurotransmitters...B empowers nervous system and works partly as antioxidant (thiamin B1) and cyanocobalamin (B12) was tested on lab animals showing indication of improved learning cannot expect miracles...vitamins R noticable when your body lacks them...also hyperdose of them is not the way to go...Taking C or B I don't expect to crunch numbers in half time limits then before..boosting cognitive abbilities (U can imagine lots of things this can cover) through chemistry seems problematic theese days..maybe some other day......:-))

-----Original Message-----
From: Anders Sandberg <>
To: <> Cc: Extropia <>
Date: 3. prosince 1998 15:02
Subject: Re: nootropix

>"Alesh Kubiik" <> writes:
>> Nootropics or "smart drugs" or "brainboosters" are chemicals which R =
>> used in order to improve some brain functions (concentration, =
>> suppression of tiredness, memory boosting).... vitamins (C, some of B =
>> complex to mention some of them) coffein and guarana are probably the =
>> mostly used.
>Is there any scientific evidence for vitamin C & B helping cognitive
>tasks? That C is good for resisting ishemic damage and lessening
>postoperative confusion seems to be relatively well established, but a
>MedLine quick browse did not support the idea that C helps
>cognition. It seems better at preventing loss of cognition in elderly.
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y