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"Smart Drugs"

Alternative? Well, these are more mainstream medicine than most everything else mentioned in A Canary's-Eye View — but they are also more interesting than most mainstream medicine, and you may be able to get them made without other chemicals at a compounding pharmacy.

Vinpocetine

  • Helpful with Alzheimer's, dementia, mental clarity, depression, memory, muscle coordination
  • in blood vessels in the brain, prevents
    • spasm
    • blood clots
  • increases oxygen to brain
  • No major side effects; very high dosage can lower blood pressure.

Centrophenoxine

  • Helpful with mental ability, Alzheimer's, brain toxicity
  • reverser accumulation of lipofuscin
  • No major side effects

Piracetam

  • Helpful with creativity, problem-solving ability, memory, vertigo, dyslexia, stroke damage
  • very few side effects

Edlepryl / selegiline / Deprenyl

  • helpful with Parkinson's Alzheimer's, memory, coordination, sex drive
  • does not mix with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • As with other dopamine agonists, can result in cell and DNA damage

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