The Nootropic Stack the 2nd Smartest Man in the World Takes for Brain Function

rick rosner nootropicsThink you take a complex stack of nootropics? The second-smartest man in the world, Rick Rosner, takes a nootropics stack that’s downright intimidating. Rick’s nootropics stack consists of 50 pills! He says the daily regimen makes his brain work better – and he’s counting on some of the memory drugs to prevent age-related cognitive decline.

Not that he really needs improvement in brain function, cognitive enhancers, or a regimen of drugs that make you smarter: Rosner has an IQ of 192!

You may recognize a few of the brain supplements in his perfect stack. But a few of Rosner’s smart drugs and brain supplements may surprise you. Here’s his brain stack:

  • Omega 3 fish oil capsules (to control the bad fat). [Mentioned many times here on – you should take Omega-3 daily!]
  • A baby aspirin (for longevity)
  • Metformin (for metabolism). Metformin is one of two drugs that may fool your body into reacting as if you’re ingesting fewer calories, possibly flipping your metabolism into extended-life mode.
  • Metoprolol. A blood-pressure drug that knocks down adrenalin and the fight-or-flight response.
  • Glisodin. One of the many things I take which is supposed to clean up cellular gunk, stuff that builds up over a lifetime. This may help slow down graying of hair, might cause slight euphoria. Hard to tell.
  • Avodart (generic name dutasteride). It knocks out DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a form of testosterone that makes your prostate blow up and your hair fall out. Whenever you see a TV ad where old men are always rushing off to pee, you’re seeing an ad for a DHT blocker. An added benefit of DHT blockers is they cause your body to pump out some extra testosterone to compensate, so it’s a little like being on steroids.
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin. For less-creaky joints. Our dog gets this, too.
  • Fancy multivitamins from Life Extension and Vitacost. The kind with about 45 obscure ingredients.
  • SAM-e (S-Adenosyl methionine). This is supposed to keep your liver all nice. Also, milk thistle, which is also supposed to help your liver.
  • Astragalus. May help fight the shortening of telomeres.
  • Fiber gummies. I like food and don’t have perfect food habits, so I use fiber gummies and carb blockers to compensate for my lack of eating discipline. Fiber gummies are fiber in the form of gumdrops — candy that makes you poop. The faster food moves through you, the less you absorb. Carb blockers suppress a digestive enzyme so you only absorb 75% of the carbs you eat when you take them with a meal. You poop a little more, but it’s worth it.
  • Fat blockers. These are pure punishment and should be avoided for all but the fattiest meals. It’s better just to eat less fat. For instance, peel most of the cheese off a piece of pizza — it will still taste just like pizza.
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs to lower cholesterol.
  • Curcumin. Reduces inflammation and is a very pretty orange color.
  • ToCoQ10
  • L-carnosine
  • ALA and acetyl L-carnitine
  • Vitamin D3
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E with selenium and also Gamma E
  • Lycopene
  • TMG (trimethylglycene)
  • Calcium
  • Benfotamine
  • N-acetyl cysteine
  • Mangosteen pomegranate noni complex
  • Vitamin K
  • Horse chestnut (for varicose veins)
  • Quercetin & bromelain
  • Coffee. This is the only brain drug I know for sure works. It doesn’t make me smarter, but it keeps me alert. Started drinking it about two and a half years ago. Used to nod off every afternoon at work. No more, thanks to coffee.
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • DMAE
  • Aminoguanidine
  • Centrophenoxine
  • Piracetam
  • Cognitex from Life Extension
  • Vinpocetine (occasionally)
  • Methylene blue. A dye that is in Phase III clinical trials to see whether it clears out junk amyloid protein in the brain. MB may act as a detergent, helping to break up amyloid, which can clog the brain, killing neurons. Might be good if you’ve taken some shots to the head. I worked in bars and got punched in the face a few times — but not anything like the shots taken by football players. (Plus, methylene blue makes your urine a rich emerald green.)

While Rick’s supplement stack is more than most people can handle, it works for him. As always, get your doctor’s advice before starting to take supplements – especially a when stacking such a large number of supplements. And don’t think that someone else’s stack is what you necessarily need – take what works for your specific situation.

If you do decide to implement some of this nootropic stack, consider taking some combo nootropics pills such as Memory Max (which contains Vinpocetine, L-carnitine, and Phosphatidylserine all in one). This will cut down on the number of different pills you need to swallow, and make supplementation easier for you.

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