Cured Brain Fog!

I wanted to share a supplement I found that I feel has helped cure brain fog. Of course, if you read my inaugural post, it could be just a coincidence, so I’m putting this out there to see what others think. I was experiencing extreme brain fog after some stressful life circumstances. Thinking it was tied to allergies, I took Claritin to no avail.   I tried several other supplements to address this problem including choline and phosphatydilserine, but nothing seemed to be working. Until I came across this at the local asian supermarket:
Gingko Ginseng

I took three vials a day, which provided a whopping 7.2 grams of Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract and 1.5 grams of Red Panax Ginseng Root.

This is a liquid extract in a vial.  The box comes with little straws and a plastic tool to puncture them.  The other ingredients are honey, water and less than .05% alcohol.

In about three days, I noticed the brain fog was lifted and my mood improved.  I know from experience that both Gingko and Ginseng boost dopamine levels.  I was pleasantly surprised to find my thinking clear and my concentration improved.

I did some light research on this later and found the combination of ginseng and gingko has been studied pretty extensively.  Check out:  for some interesting studies.

This one is a keeper for me.

Must Read This Book

I wanted the first post to set the tone for how information on this site is to be read and for how we should approach any strategy or recommendation we may come across.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote a ground-breaking booked called ‘Fooled By Randomness’ that should be on everyone’s bookshelf.

In this book, which is a difficult read I must admit, he explains how much of what we think is obvious ’cause and effect’ can actually be randomness.  Many of us don’t truly understand randomness.  Randomness contains patterns and clusters by it’s very nature.  Much of what we think is caused by our skill or foresight can simply be just luck.  Many doctors and scientists are fooled by randomness when they perform experiments or test theories.  It’s hard not to be fooled, especially when we are puffed up with confidence and believe something strongly.  However, mathematics doesn’t lie and after reading this book, your ideas will change.

So as we test theories, supplements and practices in our journey, let’s always keep a level head and a skeptic’s critical thought process.

Don’t be fooled by randomness!