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Is Vortioxetine good for your brain?

Vortioxetine

Updated Feb 22, 2018

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D-serine activates NMDA receptors, which are involved in synapse formation

D-Serine

Updated Jan 31, 2018

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centrophenoxine, cholinergic nootropic

Centrophenoxine

Updated Dec 18, 2017

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Supplements like Citicoline

Citicoline

Updated Nov 30, 2017

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Glucosamine for joints

Glucosamine

Updated Sep 19, 2017

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Krill

Krill Oil

Updated Aug 25, 2017

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Insulin shot

Liraglutide

Updated Jul 27, 2017

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Supplements - Benfotiamine, relative of thiamine

Benfotiamine

Updated Mar 24, 2017

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Do N-acetylcysteine supplements help prevent dementia?

N-acetylcysteine

Updated Feb 2, 2017

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L-theanine supplements

L-theanine

Updated Jan 20, 2017

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Berberine, an alkaloid, found in the Barberry plant

Berberine

Updated Jan 18, 2017

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Green Tea Leaves

EGCG

Updated Dec 21, 2016

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Supplements

Phosphatidylserine

Updated Nov 10, 2016

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Green Tea

Green Tea

Updated Oct 28, 2016

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Pig - which cerebrolysin is derived from

Cerebrolysin

Updated Sep 22, 2016

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Prescription Bottle

Lithium - Pharmaceutical

Updated Sep 21, 2016

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Firmoss plant

Huperzine A

Updated Aug 30, 2016

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Nicotine Patch

Nicotine

Updated Aug 24, 2016

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Updated Aug 21, 2016

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Updated Aug 17, 2016

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