Qualia Nootropic (The “God Pill” For Mental Performance, Brain Growth & Cognitive Enhancement)


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When it comes to popping pills and using biohacks and self-quantification to make your body and brain smarter, research has indeed proliferated. There is a dizzying plethora of scientific findings focused on individual neurotransmitters, mechanisms, parts of the neurotransmission cycle, cell walls, receptor sites, brain/blood flow, and hundreds of other isolated variables.

In other words, there are lots of parts and plenty of “findings” and “mechanisms.” But to date, there exists no prevailing meta-theory of the complex interactions that make up the whole of cognitive enhancement. Many various disconnected insights have so far fallen short of addressing the complex dynamics of all the interacting parts. For this reason, most nootropic, smart drug and brain biohacking products are developed to narrowly optimize one aspect of cognitive capability, only to have unexpected drawbacks, deleterious side effects and impacts on other areas.

By performing a principled meta-analysis and synthesis of existing research, the folks at Neurohacker Collective have cracked the code when it comes to understanding the complex dynamics and emergent homeostatic relationships within the brain, and from those insights they have yielded a truly advanced complex meta-theory of cognitive enhancement, and one mighty pill called “Qualia” that combines all the most effective and research-proven brain enhancing compounds known to man.

In his groundbreaking article on Qualia, Ben Greenfield calls this new nootropic “The God Pill”, and in his interview with the creator and designer at “42 Different Ways To Build A Better Brain, The Problem With Modern Smart Drugs, Hacking Your Neurons & More“, Ben takes a deep audio dive on the exact components of this extremely unique brain building and cognitive performance enhancing compound.

Each ingredient included in Qualia is based on a whole system design methodology. This means that Daniel and the team at Neurohacker Collective have taken singular care to understand the specific effects of 42 different ingredients and how they combine with each other to effect the mind, brain and body interface.

They pulled this off by engaging in a rigorous examination of something called “neuropsychopharmacology“, an interdisciplinary science that combines psychopharmacology (which is the study of how chemicals affect the mind) and neuroscience (which is the study of the neural mechanisms that chemicals act upon to influence behavior).

They then performed a comprehensive analysis of neuroscience research to determine the underlying regulatory hardware responsible for mediating the desired subjective and performative effects they wanted to get out of a pill. Along the way, their goal stayed constant: to magnify all normal and healthy physiologic pathways and processes, with the goal of evolving a more robust and complex neural network and regulatory system functioning.

The end result was 42 different ingredients split into 7 different categories, and below you will find a full list of Qualia’s ingredients and categories. You can click here for very intense, nitty-gritty details about why they included these specific compounds in this stack and to read more of the research behind the formulation.

Category 1: Nootropic Compounds.

These are psychoactive and neuroactive chemicals that play key roles in modulating receptor sites, synaptic enzymes, membrane structures, cerebral perfusion, biogenic processes, neuroendocrine regulation and more.

Noopept (very similar to Racetam)
Huperzine A
Uridine Monophosphate
Hordenine HCI
Pure Energy (Pterostilbene bound to Caffeine)

Category 2: Choline Donors.

These are active forms of choline donors that work through different pathways in the peripheral and central nervous system to support acetylcholine levels, along with the other synergistically stacked cholinergics (acetyl donors, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, racetamic compounds, etc.)

Citicoline (CDP Choline)
Alpha GPC

Category 3: Amino Acids

These are the building blocks for key neurotransmitters and hormones, and agents that are part of the processes of cellular energy production, osmoregulation, signaling, antioxidation, neurogenesis, and neuroprotection.

N-Acetyl Tyrosine

Category 4: Neuro-Vitamins

These are key limiting factor vitamins in specific activated forms required for major neuroregulatory and neurodevelopmental processes.

Vit B1 as Benfotiamine
Vit B3 as Niacinamide
Vit B5 as Calcium Pantothenate
Vit B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P)
Vit B12 as Methylcobalamin
Vit C as Ascorbic Acid
Vit D3 as Microencapsulated Cholecalciferol

Category 5: Adaptogen Extracts

These herbal adaptogens are concentrating active compounds while maintaining complex synergistic co-factors – supporting Adrenal/ HPA regulation, Long Term Potentiation, AMPK activation, neurogenesis, catecholamine production, tissue regeneration, and many regulatory functions.

Bacopa Monnieri: 55% Bacosides
Mucuna Pruriens: 98% L-Dopa
Ginkgo Biloba: 24% glycosides, 6% terpene lactones
Coleus Forskohlii: 20% Forskolin
Artichoke Extract: 5% Cynarin
Rhodiola Rosea: 3% Rosavins, 1% Salidrosides
Lion’s Mane: 30% polysaccharides
ActivAMP Gynostemma

Category 6: Neuro-Minerals

These are limiting factor minerals required for major neurochemical regulatory processes in forms that are bioavailable and can cross the blood brain barrier.

Lithium Orotate
Magnesium Threonate
Zinc Picolinate

Category 7: Neuro-Anti-inflammatories and Antioxidants

These are synergist compounds that support nutrient transport and utilization, cytokine and eicosanoid modulation, neurotrophin factors, redox reactions, cholesterol regulation, and much more.

Algal DHA
Green Tea Extract: 98% polyphenols, 45% EGCG


And lest you think these raw ingredients are sourced from out-dated, giant wooden bins in China where they’re getting sprayed with ethylene oxide and other preservatives, then take heart.

These folks are using, for lack of a better phrase, high quality s&*t.

For example, all the Qualia ingredients are chosen based on the strong empirical basis of their safety and efficacy. They take into account several kinds of research: Phase II & III university and clinical trials, quantified self-research data, and over 40+ years international research on nootropic stack formulation.

All the ingredients are tested for heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, and other forms of environmental toxin, and ensured to be at levels far lower than FDA GMPs requirements. No silica, magnesium stearate, animal, or toxic binders or fillers are used.

They use only high quality raw ingredients, many of which come from patented sources and are considered “best in class” in the supplements industry. (e.g. BioPerine piperine, pTeroPure pterostilbene, etc.)

They concentrate each ingredient to the highest potency and bioavailability currently commercially possible, and all their herbs and botanicals are standardized for potency and purity of active ingredients. Every single ingredient that Neurohacker Collective uses arrives from a supplier with a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) ensuring its purity and potency. Then they go a step further and batch test every ingredient coming in by using the most advanced chromatography and spectrometry in the industry.

All their nutraceuticals are in the most biologically active form for the purpose intended (i.e. methylated, acetylated, phosphorylated, L-form, D-form, etc), and they also have a research & development lab where they produce and test dozens of iterations of their nootropic formulations. They have had over 2 years of internal testing demonstrating safety and efficacy, and have consulted dozens of doctors, researchers, and formulators in the development of Qualia.

Yes, it’s vegan.

And gluten-free, lest you not want bread with your smart drugs.

Non-GMO? Check.

No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners.

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) vegetarian capsules. Fancy word for fiber, basically.

If you’ve seen the surreal smart-drug movies such as “Limitless” or “Lucy” you probably have a sense of what may one day be possible, at least if you your friend gives you a secret drug while you’re facing unemployment and a girlfriend’s rejection, or you’re being captured by Japanese terrorists. Qualia isn’t quite like what you see in these thrilling movies, but it’s the closest thing to a “magic pill” movie experience that’s out there. Which is especially impressive considering that it is legal. And readily purchaseable.

A God pill?

Mmm…that’s a bit too potentially blasphemous and offensive for us to label it as such.

But a “magic” pill?

We’ll take it.

And now you can too.

Finally, should you be a soccer mom or college student or bartender scratching your head about whether this is something that no folks other than professional athletes or hard-charging CEO’s or insane biohackers would ever take, then please know that Qualia is not just some “natural” Modafinil or Adderall alternative for fringe rich people or self-quantifying guinea pigs. Scientists, artists, creators, entrepreneurs, activists, parents, and students of every kind are now using this stuff. Qualia is designed for anyone who wants to do meaningful things with their life, have deep and profound experiences, and fully optimize their capability towards those goals, even if it means lucid dreaming, late night sex sessions, and achieving zero e-mails in your inbox at an unfair rate of speed.

If you want to play it safe and just try a month’s supply, which is a single bottle of Step One and a single bottle of Step Two, then just click here and use 15% discount code ben15.

If you’re all in and ready to spring for a monthly subscription (which can be cancelled at any time) click here and use 15% discount code BEN15r (“r” as in “repeating” – and that code will only work for a repeating order which, by the way, is already discounted 20%. So you’re getting a pretty slammin’ deal).

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Additional information

Servings per box


What are the ingredients?

Our sleep product is simply very small amounts of the nutrients involved in the production of melatonin: L-tryptophan, 5HTP, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and a very small dose of melatonin. Since an increase in brain GABA levels, is also a normal player in the initiation of sleep, we have also included a small amount of a GABA derivative that can cross into the brain–called “phGABA”. The quantities of each ingredient are intended to replenish normal levels of these nutrients, to allow for the normal production of melatonin, and to help initiate the initial cascade of events that lead to deep, natural sleep.

How does it work?

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy is designed to restore commonly deficient nutrients associated with sleep. In Dr. Parsley’s experience, once these nutrients have been restored to optimal levels, most people have vastly improved sleep. Your body is still doing all the work. We are just giving your body the materials it needs to create great sleep.

Can I take it if I’ve drank alcohol?

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking alcohol in excess is known to affect the brain regions that control sleep. If you have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol, we do not recommend using the sleep product. However, moderate to light alcohol consumption (one to two drinks) should be balanced with drinking more water, and should not negatively impact the effectiveness of the sleep supplement.

Does it have the drowsy side effects?

Because we are not aiming to trick your body’s normal physiology, the common side effects associated with sleep aids are unlikely. The side effects of many sleep aids are caused because the medication is mimicking or blocking a normal process in the body or brain. Our formulation is not designed to mimic or trick—just provide your body with the resources to do its natural processes.

The directions say 8 oz. of warm water, can I mix it with cold water?

The design of the product is to be a night-time treat, and part of a sleep ritual. Warm cups of nice tasting drinks are great for this. However, the product can be dissolved in any temperature water. The temperature of the water will not effect how the product works. However, it will dissolve more easily in warmer water, but it will taste less sweet in cool water.

Is it safe to give to my child?

This product has not been tested on children. It is not recommended for individuals under the age of 18.

How often should I take it?

If you routinely do not get enough sleep. I recommend taking this product every night. If you are trying to catch-up on sleep, after being sleep deprived, I recommend taking the supplement every night, until you have caught up. The product can also be used for jet-lag. In that case it would be taken for a duration related to how many time zones you are crossing.

Will it make me feel hungover?

The nutrients of the Sleep Remedy are all normally found in your body—and designed to create “normal” or optimal levels of these nutrients. This is not a physiological trick. Since your body and brain are creating sleep in a natural way, groggy or hung-over feelings are highly unlikely.

Can I take more than one?

If you have taken sleep drugs, anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety medications for a long period of time, you may feel somewhat resistant to the Sleep Remedy. Since the dosages of all ingredients within the Sleep Remedy are very low, taking 1.5-2.0 packets is unlikely to have negative consequences to those that feel the need for this. However, always start with the recommended dosage. If you feel like you need to increase the dose, do it very slowly. Remember that too much magnesium can cause diarrhea, and our product does have magnesium in it.

Will I still be able to wake up for my child?

Many sleep aides actually render the user “unconscious.” It is difficult, and possibly impossible to wake from this state. However, our Sleep Remedy is simply designed to help your body create normal, restful sleep. During normal sleep, most people are able to wake easily when their environment changes (crying baby, alarms, and things that go bump in the night).

Is it OK for everyday use?

You cannot build dependency on this product. You will not experience withdrawal symptoms. You can use normal doses for 1, 5, 50, 150, 500 days in a row, and the only thing that may build up in your system would be the vitamin D3, but depending on how much sunlight you get, and if you already supplement with D3 this is also unlikely. One final Vitamin D3 comment: taking Vitamin D3 at night will not cause insomnia. This is a common, but completely untrue misconception.

Will this inhibit normal production of melatonin?

Absolutely not. Our dosage is well below the level that would cause that. You would need at least 600% more melatonin than we use, and probably twice that. Melatonin is instrumental in helping us coordinate our circadian rhythms. L-tryptophan, 5HTP, Magnesium, Vitamin D3 are all required to make melatonin. Once melatonin levels start going up, your brain produces and releases a neurotransmitter called GABA. GABA helps slow down your neocortex – that big wrinkly bit that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. That is why we this product has the final ingredient phGABA. Since GABA can’t get into the brain very easily, some tricky biochemist figured out a way to get it into the brain by adding the “ph” part—which is a non-polar ring. That allows the GABA to cross into the brain.

Why is it a powder?

This product was originally designed with the Department of Defense (DOD), Navy SEALs, frequent red-eye flyers, shift-workers, and first responders in mind. It is easy to carry around, it will last 52 forevers on the shelf, it takes up very little room, in other words, it’s handy and neat. But, it is also designed to be a powder for a very important reason: bio-availability. If you take a bunch of different pills, some are pressed, some have a glycerin shell, some have a gelatin shell etc. They dissolve slowly, unreliably, and at different rates. This product is designed so that you can get all of the ingredients immediately, and at the same time.

Can you take it in the middle of the night?

If you wake up in the middle of the night, just take the product again. You can also split it: take half when you are going to bed, and take the other half when you wake up in the middle of the night. If you have no problem going to sleep, don’t take it before bed, just take it when you wake up in the middle of the night, and then lay back down, and breathe/relax/meditate etc.

Can I or should I combine this with anything?

Ben Greenfield's favorite one-two combo for sleep is a single packet of sleep remedy combined with 2-3 capsules of NatureCBD.


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