CYP2A6 is the detoxication enzyme responsible for eliminating nicotine. There is a link between CYP2A6 activity, smoking, and lung cancer risk. Read on to find more about this enzyme, how CYP2A6 genetic variants may affect you, and the factors that increase or decrease this enzyme’s activity.
Dopamine is the compound that fuels our drive and motivation. It increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our creativity. It makes us more social and extroverted and helps us form romantic and parental bonds. However, dopamine, when too high, can also have its drawbacks. Read on to discover 54 ways to increase dopamine and 12 factors that decrease it.
Psilocybin is a well-known, naturally occurring psychedelic substance found in mushrooms that are commonly referred to as magic mushrooms. This substance has a wide range of psychoactive properties, which makes it among the most popular recreational drugs around the world.
Continue reading this article to learn about its health effects.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is emerging as a powerful supplement with anti-inflammatory property and the ability to help several previously intractable diseases. It can help fight against cancer and irritable bowel diseases, and improve schizophrenia symptoms. Read this post to learn about cutting-edge findings about the health benefits of CBD.
LSD is a powerful tool and it can cause both good and negative effects if not taken correctly. I took it twice a while back, a microdose and a larger dose. I wasn’t in a good setting for it, but it was quite interesting. Some people say it was life changing for them, while others don’t notice any long term impact (I didn’t notice anything long term). There are many people who aren’t happy with their experience and each person must decide if it’s suited for them.
Saint John’s wort is a medicinal plant that can help treat depression, improve brain function, kill bacteria, and more. Read below to learn more about its health benefits.
Without dopamine, we wouldn’t be able to feel driven and motivated. Dopamine increases attention, improves cognitive function, and stimulates our creativity. It makes us more social and extroverted and helps us form romantic and parental bonds. However, dopamine, when too high, can also have its drawbacks. Many people seek out artificial sources of dopamine, which can lead to addiction. Dopamine can increase weight gain and aggression. Read this post to learn more about the pros and cons of dopamine and dopamine genetics.
Glutathione, often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants” is one of the most talked about supplements in the healthcare industry..and for good reason. Glutathione is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and, therefore, has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects.
In this article we will explore the science surrounding the biological benefits of Glutathione supplementation, and the best measures you can take to ensure your Glutathione levels are optimally balanced.
DHEA is usually praised for its anti-aging properties. It can protect the heart and improve brain function. However, there are some drawbacks to DHEA supplements as well. Read more below to learn all you need to know about DHEA and DHEA-sulfate.
This post is written by Dominic Fagan and reflects his subjective views. The views of this post do not reflect the views of Selfhacked. I have not taken or researched Iboga, nor do I plan on taking it, because I don’t need it. I am not part of the group of people who hold that hallucinogens are risk free. I’ve seen some lasting negative effects on people, although I have not had any lasting issues with LSD when I tried it. Iboga is different than LSD, so I can’t speak to the effects of that, but it isn’t well studied. If someone has a serious addiction issue to drugs, then I could see Iboga being something that you should speak to your healthcare practitioner about.