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A REAL pill that you can buy that can make you smarter. Limitless?

I decided to see if there is a real pill that can make you smarter, especially after watching the fake commercial for the pill from the movie LIMITLESS.

A drug to trick your mind into doing something you don't want to do?  A recent episode of RADIOLAB a fantastic podcast from WNYC, tells us of a Tictac sized "pill" that is injected into the body, and helps us to stop drinking alcohol.  How? Well, its kind of a poison pill that makes you horribly sick and possibly kills you if you ingest alcohol.  Though it doesn't really make you smarter, it helps you out smart yourself and keeps you from drinking.  Hopefully.  Adds a new depth to falling off the wagon and the story can be found near the end of this hour long podcast.

Caffeine has had quite an influence on our thought, a great TED talk tells of  how our culture changed as we went from drinking alcohol to caffeine. Here's a story of the cultural enlightenment of caffeine, fascinating.

STUDY DRUGS aka SAT Steroids. AKA ADD or ADHD drugs, they are sold illegally all over our college campuses. In Hollywood known as "How to finish that screenplay in two weeks without being distracted?"

These college kids give a good lay of the land on how to find these drugs on campus.  Used for nerds to study, girls to get thin, and guys to party longer.

And then there are always these, "Nootropics or Smarts Drugs are chemicals which are claimed to have mild to moderate positive mental or physical effects such as improvements to memory, cognition, and clarity of thought or "anti-aging" effects."

ADRAFINIL Olmifon Stimulant
ANIRACETAM Draganon, Sarpul
DHEA Dehydroepiandrosterone Anti-aging
DILANTIN Phenytoin Cognitive Function
DMAE Di-methyl-amino-ethanol Memory, Learning
FIPEXIDE Attentil, Vigilor Learning
GABAPENTIN Neurontin Anti-convulsant
GEROVITAL GH-3 Anti-aging, Memory
GHB Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate Sleep Aid
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE hGH, Somatotropin Anti-aging
HYDERGINE Dihydroergotoxine Memory, Anti-aging
MECLOFENOXATE Centrophenoxine, Lucidril Anti-aging
MELATONIN Sleep Regulator
MODAFINIL Provigil Stimulant
OXIRACETAM Neuractiv, Hydroxypiracetam Memory
PHENYTOIN Dilantin Cognitive Functions
PIRACETAM Cognitive Functions
SELEGILINE Deprenyl, Eldepryl Memory, Intelligence
TRYPTOPHAN l-tryptophan, 5-HTP Sleep Aid
VASOPRESSIN Pressyn, Diapid Memory
from eurowid

Who knows what designer brain drugs are yet to come, but as long as they have negative side effects, they can make for great movie plots. See trailer for the film about a drug that will make you smarter here...



zach said...

Im going to mix all of these together and take them at once. Ill be president in 12 months guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

Genious lmao