The Best Nootropics for Focus

Humankind has been harnessing the power of nootropics for focus and other mental and physical benefits for over 10,000 years.  No, they didn’t have scientifically-backed nootropics. However, they did have access to Gingko and coca as a way to help positively influence cognition and mood.  Fast-forward to the 2020s and we have access to nootropics that can, […]

Alpha Brain Alternatives in 2022

Did you know that two-thirds of Americans drink coffee daily? Compared to January 2021, this number is nearly 14% higher and beats out popular competitors such as tap water. Most people drink coffee for the slight buzz they get each morning, helping them power through their workday. That ‘buzz’ is a chemical called caffeine. But […]

Book on Nootropics – Smarter Better Faster

Smarter Better Faster A surgical guide to using the nootropics for total mental dominance Ryan Michael BallowCEO/Founder, Cortex LabsFounder of the Cortex Nootropic Stack, Nootropics Ground Zero, Nootropics Master Class, Nootropics God Course, and Nootropics Consulting Programs Copyright Copyright @ Ryan Michael Ballow, Surrogate Labs LLC (DBA Cortex Labs) Contents SECTOR 1: Nootropics Primer How […]

How Often to dose Phenylpiracetam

Oh the lovely Phenylpiracetam. What a wonderful compound. Often dubbed the “Modafinil of Racetams,” Phenylpiracetam is quite the strong nootropic. I’ve taken Phenylpiracetam on and off for about 13 years, and quite frankly, I love the stuff. I’m happy it exists, it always turns my brain function on, and puts me in a place where […]

I’ve Used Aniracetam for 12 years

Not everyday. lol – that’s the first important point to make. Nootropics should be cycled, for the most part, with the exception of compounds like ALCAR, and perhaps Vinpocetine. But one can get away with taking Aniracetam somewhat frequently. You’d probably be looking at 3-4 days a week, with the remaining days off of it, […]