In late December 2019, an outbreak of an emerging disease (COVID-19) because of a novel coronavirus started in Wuhan, China and rapidly spread across the globe. To date, there is no medical drug for the treatment of coronavirus. The severe emergency caused by the epidemic allowed clinicians to use antiviral drugs, despite the lack of evidence. One strategy to treat COVID-19 is repositioning of old drugs for use as antiviral treatment because safety profile, side effects, posology, and drug interactions are well known. One of such drugs is Hydroxychloroquine that has been used for decades to treat malaria and autoimmune diseases like lupus.
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What is immunity? Generally, it is the body’s internal capability that helps it fight infection. However, it is not as simple as it seems. Immunity is one of the most complex and intricate systems in the human body that has been developed throughout the evolution of mankind.
«My House is my Castle» - this expression is perfectly suited to the human body. Every day, the gates of our house are attacked by bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. They are everywhere: in water, food, air, on the surface of any object. Probably, we would not be able to live another day if we were not protected by a powerful, specially trained army - our immune system.
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Nowadays, it's popular not to just treat mental diseases using nootropics, but also to practice biohacking by healthy individuals. However, we should understand that there may be some risks of using nootropics, which means that we have to be as conscious as possible while applying such preparations.
There is an article on Psychology Today devoted to the survey of possible issues that can be induced by non-conscious nootropic use.
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Nowadays the problem of treating influenza and other viral diseases is extremely urgent, because they make up an impressive share of all infectious diseases. Every year in the winter months, influenza spreads over several continents. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 5–10% of adults and 20–30% of children suffer from influenza every year, while terminal episodes amount to around 250–500 thousand people. Fortunately, the human body is equipped with the immune system, a means of protection against foreign microorganisms. The difficulty lies in the fact that it takes the system several days to develop "weapons", interferons and antibodies, in quantities sufficient to struggle with the disease.
The pharmaceutical industry is attempting to help the immune system accelerate recovery, reduce the effects of infection, and prevent morbidity. The Soviet Union began the development of a broad-spectrum antiviral drug capable of suppressing influenza and other acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) in the middle of the last century. In 1974 scientists of the All-Union Scientific Research Chemical-Pharmaceutical Institute, Institute of Medical Radiology of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences and the Leningrad Bacteriological and Diagnostic Institute developed an antiviral drug ARBIDOL®.
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Why people even use nootropics?
There are several purposes of using them. Check the article on Psychology Today, where the author conducts an experiment on himself, applying different nootropics for improving his social interaction ability.
As he portraits it, he has experienced awkward feelings when interacting with others almost to the point it became panic inducing. He theorizes that it may have been a result of poor sleep, exercise, eating habits and lack of mindfulness.
Like a lot of people, he believes that nootropics can help to deal with social anxiety in different ways: directly or through other mechanisms, such as improved sleep, antistress effects, etc.
Here are some nootropics that the author used to improve his social well-being and how he used them exactly:
1. Uridine Monophosphate (or UMP)
This nootropic is frequently used to improve memory and learning, as well as reduce depression symptoms as it promotes growth of new neurons and synapses.
Here is the experience described in the article:
"UMP amps up my verbal fluency to superhuman levels. It is still beyond me how well this works. I take 100 mg if I want to make sure not to stumble on words, way below the 1000–2000 mg per day dosages that were used in clinical trials."
"UMP potently removes brain fog in my experience.
I also sometimes use UMP for motivation, it starts working for me at 200 mg for this, which is the max I ever use because I don’t get better results with more.
My assessment is that uridine monophosphate has no risk for addiction and that there’s only a low risk for side-effects."
Is a popular nootropic for reducing anxiety and stress. Even though it is different in composition, effects are much like Afobazole. And it has scientifically proven effects.
This is the report:
"I use .75 ml Ashwagandha from a tincture every day before I go to bed. It’s part of my daily nootropic stack. I find it gives me a slight boost in cognition, which I attribute to lower stress. I experience no side effects from Ashwagandha. I don’t use it specifically for social interactions, but I think I get a positive effect on my social interactions from Ashwagandha through improved sleep. I’ve tried using it for social interactions specifically and it does reduce my social anxiety slightly, though it is hard to tell because it is almost at zero pretty much all the time."
Frequently considered to reduce blood pressure and improve relaxation, L-Theanine may be useful for those who feel stressed in social interactions and have a reduced sleep quality.
"I use 50–400 mg every evening to improve my sleep. I experience no side effects from L-theanine. I don’t use it specifically for social interactions, but I think I get a positive effect on my social interactions from L-theanine through improved sleep. I know it can help reduce social anxiety for me if I’m in a stressed state of mind."
4. Curcumin with Piperine
Less researched, this combo is said to reduce inflammation and assist in treating anxiety and even depression.
Here what the article in Psychology today has to say:
Here in Cosmic Nootropic we also have some interesting things for you! In our ENERGY section, there is a lot of preparations that are able to help one to deal with social interaction issues. Check them out and take your chance to get a bit of energy for making a comfortable interaction!
You can also check out unique oxytocin in tablet form, which is a peptide produced when interacting with people and loved ones. It was shown to improve trust between people and make them more generous. It also plays a crucial role in bonding and can therefore help people come to agreement easier.
Of course, it doesn't mean that one can solve all the problems by just using nootropics. It should be always a whole complex of proper actions, such as good sleep, a healthy diet, the necessary level of physical activity, etc. The first thing we need to understand is if we really want to change something!
As you could notice, we don't sell Phenotropil itself anymore, but we sell the same substance, [Phenylpiracetam], under the other name. This is because Phenotropil is not produced anymore. For the last three years, the same happened with the other really popular products, such as Metaprot [Bemethyl] and Ladasten [Bromantane].
Bemethyl is a synthetic actoprotector which also has antihypoxant, antioxidant, and antimutagenic properties. The drug was developed in the USSR in the 1970s, and after initial tests on Soviet cosmonauts and soldiers in extreme conditions, the drug was used to improve athletic performance, including preparing the USSR national team for the Olympic Games.
Bromantane is also an actoprotector, psychostimulant, anxiolytic, and immunotropic drug, developed in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Similar to Bemethyl, Bromantane also is able to improve performance under extreme conditions. Later, it was used as a more general treatment for neurasthenia.
Honestly speaking, we have no idea why this happened. But here are also some good news! The off-label clinical trials of Bemethyl and Bromantane are launched in Canada now.View full article →
According to the Chinese authorities, more than 400 people died from pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus in China, the number of cases exceeded 20,400.
That's why here is a new stage in fighting coronavirus today: Chinese specialists just started to conduct the trials of various Russian medications. In particular, Triazavirin (that is a direct-acting Russian antiviral drug of the azoloazine family) and Arbidol (that is also a Russian antiviral drug) are the focus of attention right now.
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You may be aware of the current unprecedented global outbreak of the coronavirus and the warnings issued by the CDC about how the virus appears to be mutating.
In such an event, often the issue is overblown. We have no idea how big this current outbreak will turn out or whether the CDC will be able to stem the tide.
However, there are some tools we can add to our toolbox to lessen the chances we will be affected. Here's what we're personally doing at CosmicNootropic to protect ourselves.
Cortexin is a mixture of neuropeptide fractions, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, all of which have a pronounced but subtle positive effect on the brain. Similar to Cerebrolysin, Cortexin is based on neuropeptides and amino acids. However, there is a difference: Cortexin has significantly more peptide fractions and less amino acids.
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