Episode #24: Ryan Michael Ballow & Cortex Labs

In Episode 23 of the Supplement Engineer Podcast, I chat with Ryan Michael Ballow of Cortex Labs.

In this episode of the Supplement Engineer Podcast, I'm joined by Ryan Michael Ballow, a bonafide nootropics expert and founder of Cortex Labs.


This episode goes WAY down the nootropics rabbit hole as Ryan and I discuss a number of topics.


Click below to listen to the interview, or scroll to the bottom of this page to watch the full interview. 


In this episode, Ryan and I discuss: 

  • Ryan's military service
  • Challenges with entering the nootropics space and starting Cortex Labs
  • Perfecting the Cortex Gen. 1 "Workhorse" Stack
  • The decision to not include caffeine in the Cortex Stack
  • Using lower doses of synergistic compounds
  • Ryan's experience with taking 1200mcg of Huperzine A
  • Negative effects from overdosing cholinergic and dopaminergic nootropics
  • Potential dangers of healthy individuals using huperzine a everyday
  • Nootropic effects of yohimbine
  • Importance of cycling nootropics
  • Underrated / overrated nootropics
  • Thoughts on the ketogenic diet in regards to cognitive function
  • Ryan's personal experience running keto for months
  • Reputable suppliers from which to purchase bulk nootropics
  • What's next for Cortex Labs in 2019


Full video interview:


Cortex Labs Website: https://www.livecortex.com

Cortex Labs YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7J168KE1v4YBr8H2noeMbQ


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