A few months ago I wrote a post on my personal site that generated a lot of buzz about how I used smart drugs to pass a national exam within a short period of time.
I recently did another experiment where I took a low dose of specific Nootropics over the Spring semester to see if it would help me get better grades.
It’s important to understand that what I took was not only safe, but was also legal. I took chemicals that were already in my body, such as Acetylcholine which helps with short term memory. I also used a supplement called Aniracetam which also helps with memory.
The experiment went on during the whole semester and I only took a dose on days I had classes to make sure the doses stayed low.
The first week was amazing, but the likelihood of a placebo effect was very high, so I wrote that week off. The rest of the semester seemed the easiest ever. I became more engaged during class and my comprehension went through the roof. I found myself not needing to study as much because the information was stored better than before.
I wasn’t memorizing materials, I actually understood them for the first time in classes that would otherwise bore me to death.
I consider myself a smart person, but I know my weaknesses and my strengths. I was diagnosed with short-term memory issues and dyslexia when I was young, but I’ve never used that as a crutch. After studying short-term memory I learned how important Acetylcholine was and how I can supplement with Choline in order to increase my Acetylcholine levels. By increasing my levels of Acetylcholine memory was no longer an issue which helped me to pull information much faster during class and tests.
By the end of my experiment, I had a 4.0 GPA, was the top 5% in both of my classes and was exempt from taking all of my exams. Not bad for a simple optimization.