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Abelard Lindsay – CilTep

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In Episode #180 Ari – joined by special guest hosts Nick Sonnenberg, founder of [Calvin App]( and co-founder of [Less Doing Virtual Assistants]( – interviews Abelard Lindsay, the creator of CilTep, a powerful, over-the-counter nootropic. Listen as Ari and Abelard talk brain chemistry, memory development, and cognitive function.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 18:34 – Introduction of Abelard Lindsay—Director of Research Development for Natural Stacks

– 20:40 – Talking about CilTep

– 21:20 – Coming up with the foundational ingredients

– 21:53 – PDE4 inhibitors

– 22:26 – There’s a long cascade from short-term memory to long-term memory

– 24:50 – Abelard basically conducted self-study with supplements to find the basis of CilTep

– 26:20 – CilTep prolongs a state of wonder—it makes studying pleasurably addictive

– 27:28 – When dopamine receptors are activated, they release CAMP into the neuron which causes memory encoding to increase

– 29:08 – PDE5 is closely related to PDE4 but it drives sexual rather than mental arousal

– 30:30 – Developing the pathway to improvement and problem solving

– 33:10 – What Abelard takes regularly

– 34:25 – Can you overdo it on nootropics?

– 35:58 – Hard to clearly say because everyone is different

– 36:45 – Nexus, CilTep, and Mitogen all work on different systems

– 38:35 – None of Abelard’s stacks feature caffeine

– 39:10 – Abelard’s _Top 3 Tips to be More Effective_

– 39:18 – Get to know your brain

– 39:54 – Try to argue without using logical fallacies

– 40:28 – Write down ideas

– 41:38 – []( and []( and []( and @CilTep

**5 Key Points:**

1. Memory isn’t a singular concept—there are different kinds of memory

2. Keep a written log of your ideas

3. Don’t necessarily be opposed to self-experimentation.

4. Become close friends with your brain—get to know it.

5. Nootropic can help you create and prolong a natural state of wonder.

**Resources Mentioned:**

– [The MiFold](

– A grab and go Car booster seat – [Drones for Blood Testing]( – Exploring the use of drones for blood transfer, testing, etc. – [The Slack Post](

– A simple online newspaper for the posting of all Slack integrations – [Chronic Inflammation and Behavior](

– From Medical Daily, an article highlighting how probiotics can help with mental illness

– [Make a Game Out of Eating](

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