Four Supplements to Boost Brain Power

A review of three years of personal experimentation.

Dalan Ozaki
5 min readJul 6, 2020
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“What was this drug? I couldn’t stay messy on it. I hadn’t had a cigarette in six hours. Hadn’t eaten. So, abstemious and tidy. What was this? A drug for people who wanted to be more anal-retentive. I wasn’t high, wasn’t wired. Just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it.”

Bradley Cooper’s character, Eddie, proceeds to write an entire book in one sitting as golden letters fall around him, like heaven-sent rain quenching the thirst of a fortunate tree.

I remember watching this scene from Limitless. I sat in awe, wondering if such a drug existed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t.

However, there are a variety of cognitive-enhancing products called nootropics or smart drugs.

For three years, I invested a lot of money and committed to personal experimentation that involved rigorous supplement schedules and consistent data entry.

After all of this, I’ve found that the following four supplements are my favourite biohacks to improve my mind. I’ve listed them in order of consumption throughout the day.

Note: I access the articles through my university’s library database. Some of these links do not offer full access to the studies. However, I



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