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autophagy, ketosis, acetylcysteine/antioxidants


brendan
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autophagy is the process by which cells clear out junk proteins, and occurs under starvation or carb restriction. So this is a good thing, potentially helping to reduce brain fog, improve energy, and reduce ageing. Acetylcysteine also has a detoxing effect by making toxins water soluble and protecting tissues from oxidation, as well as haveing effects on the brain that some hppders (including myself) benefit from (reduced anxiety and brain fog). BUT: acetylcystiene and other antioxidants inhibit autophagy. This may not be relevant if you are not doing any dietary restriction as you wont be autophaging anyway, but just thougtht i would mention it for anyone who might be doing keto and antioxidants as you may not be getting the combined benefits, or negating them. Perhaps cycle antioxidants with dietary restriction?

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i tried it and it made me really depressed. i do not know how or why this should be the case as there is no plausible connection that i can see. Funnily enough, cinnamon makes me really depressed as well, but this is a recognised side effect of it, So give alcar a try - maybe your brain is more rationally wired than mine!

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I doubt it lol. My brains as irrationally wired as it can be, but il give it a bash. Any shitty feeling can only be temporary. Recognised side effect of cinnamon is a depressive mood? Never heard that one. But yeah, my brains totally not as good for some things as it is for others as I'm finding out slowly but surely.

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yeh it wore off pretty quickly, maybe a day. It was amazing tho. Completely wiped me out, no energy, dark thoughts. I think i tried about a teaspoon, or maybe a half, of cinnamon to see if it had any benefits, and got the same thing. I then googled it and so found that there is a connection with cinnamon - but cant find any connection with narc.

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