Self-experimenting — mostly via nutritional therapy — has been a tedious ride but there were a few very interesting moments that underscored for me how little we know about the brain. One of the weirdest effects, for example, with niacinamide, was psychological. After one day on a big dose, for several hours, “. . . some internal concept of myself I hadn’t even known existed, much less that it was lacking, [became] more fleshed out and solid. In CGI terms, you could say it went from being a wire-frame model to a rendered animation.”
More intriguing experiences:
- Fun with ancient psychoactives: blue lotus and African dream root: The latter can be extremely entertaining but do your research first or you’ll waste a lot of time.
- Two months of experiments with melatonin supplements: Experiences with hypnagogia.
- Melatonin madness, continued: More of same.
- And then there was the time vitamin B-complex drove me insane…
- Amusing effects of correcting a vitamin or mineral deficiency: Random memories from nowhere; vivid dreams; aches in old bone injuries; improved ability to guesstimate.
- SSRI withdrawal, sleep paralysis, and pseudo-alien abduction attempts: Not as fun as it sounds.
- Another weird deficiency symptom: oversensitive hearing: Are you driven made by people chewing? By your idiotic, inbred neighbors? Read this.
- Another unexpected side effect of repletion: expanded horizons: iodine and Japanese movies.
- OTC psychoactives: Explains the appeal of cathedrals and perfume.
This page was published on 7/19/2022.