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

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!

Pyridoxine HCL: Silent Killer or Nature’s Bounty?

pyridoxine hcl


With the Turkey Dinner just around the corner let’s bow our heads and give thanks……..

…….to vitamin B6.

Why’s that, Jonathan?

Because it gives us plenty to be thankful about, as you’ll see inside.

How Product Testing Works In The Supplement Industry

health supplement testing

Despite the publicity it receives, product testing and verification in the supplement industry is not very well understood……even if you work in product testing and verification in the supplement industry.

So today….the madness stops. We. Shall. Understand.

If you make it through this article without nodding off before the end you ought to know more about how it works than 90% of people who work in the industry.

Yes friends, let’s peek behind the curtain and see if the Mighty Oz is wearing any pants or not.

Why I Use St. John’s Wort & Bob Saget to Cope With Anxiety

st johns wort

What do St. John’s Wort and Bob Saget have in common?


They’re both good for improving sentiment, albeit in very different ways.

Together they’re a potent 1-2 punch to combat the blues, HIV, certain forms of cancer and that feeling listlessness when the winter night gets you down.

Read on to find out more…….