The Making of Incredible Mood Pt. 1: Manufacturing & Formulation

incredible mood

The past is much more enjoyable when you can replay it with the benefit of hindsight.

In the present……it’s usually a bit of a crunch. Deadlines, budgets, angry customers, angrier girlfriends, fits of deep thought that move you to spontaneous sets of pushups in the middle of the night……the tyranny of the present can move a man to unusual means.

So with the day-to-day angst of Incredible Mood out of the way, let’s step back, kick up our feet, and replay the story of its becoming, shall we?

It comes in two parts. Here’s the first.

Curcumin: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

curcumin suppliers guide

Curcumin made its way from tandoori to tablet pretty damn fast. It’s the best selling herbal supplement in the world.

Startling fact: did you know most supplementary curcumin is useless?

Special steps have to be taken to make it bioavailable, otherwise you just poop it out.

That’s where specialized forms of curcumin come in……..they take extra steps to make sure it gets out of your tummy.

Here’s a detailed look at how the five biggest suppliers compare to one another, and what they get right and wrong.

Adam Conover Says Megadosing Vitamins Is Bad. Is He Right?

adam conover

Adam Conover is a TV-wise-guy that likes to poke sticks at popular canons to reveal deeper truths.

He just did a piece on vitamins and why a belief in their therapeutic capabilities are massively overstated.


Looks like we’ve got a controversy-a-brewin’.

His insights run counter to my sensibilities, so I angrily come before you readers, debatin’ muscles ready to flex, with foam at my mouth so I can animalistically defend my intellectual soap box and settle the score.

Adam Conover, meet your archnemesis, Jonathan Bechtel!

Nootropics: An Unconventional Guide


Can you really take pills to make yourself smarter?

If your IQ is below 100 then probably yes. If not, sorry……back to the chalkboard you go.

But it is possible to use supplements to create a discernable effect on your cognition.


New Endeavor: Health Kismet Consulting

jonathan bechtel

The past few years I’ve dabbled on the side as a consultant. The endeavor has gradually grown, despite me not putting a lot of effort into marketing it.

Today that officially stops.

Health Kismet Consulting is officially here and it offers a lot of unique solutions to companies in the natural products industry.

Read on to find out more!

The 7 Nerdiest Places to Learn About Health Supplements

supplement nerd

Do you ever carry the weight of knowing there’s something not-quite-mainstream about yourself?

I know I do.

Spontaneously waking up in a cold sweat and murmuring jibberish about the pharmacodynamics of vitamin K probably just doesn’t come off as normal to most people. I even scare myself sometimes. Don’t even ask my stuffed animals what they think about it.

Well, ya know, if you’re convinced you’re really weird, it’s always reassuring to find someone just a little more off-their-chain than yourself.

Enter Charlie.

He’s a long time reader that’s amazed me with his arcane knowledge of herbs and itsy-bitsy-yellow-polka-dot-bikini supplement companies. Today he bares his inner self about where he fiendishly scratches his supplement itch.

It’s a guided tour of the nichiest, geekiest, most hardcoreist places on the net to research about health supplements.

The article’s a win-win: you get to read it, and I get to unchain Charlie from my basement dresser, yank the apple out of his mouth and let him back into the wild after 18 days in captivity. (What can I say, I’m a master of persuasion).

Let’s go!