Creatine for Brain & Cognitive Enhancement: A Nootropic Supplement?

When I first started lifting weights, the two marquee supplements being pimped out by every website, fitness YouTuber, and personal trainer at gyms included: whey protein and creatine monohydrate.  Because I ate plenty of protein and knew that creatine could be attained via my diet – I abstained from purchasing either of the aforementioned supplements.  […] Read More

Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Nerve Damage & Regeneration

The first time Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) caught my attention was back in 2015.  I was on my typical “after-work walk” and geeking out to an episode of SmartDrugSmarts (a podcast) in which a mushroom aficionado, researcher, and expert was discussing the therapeutic potential of Lion’s mane mushroom.  Immediately after finishing the episode, I […] Read More

Type 2 Collagen For Arthritis & Joint Pain (UC-II): An Overlooked Intervention

Beginning in late February 2017, I noticed some numbness in my right index finger along with uncontrolled twitching.  At the time, I figured it was likely from excessive computer use, in particular, frequently clicking the mouse.  Though the numbness and twitching abated, I went on to develop pain in the back of the same hand […] Read More