Why do steroid-taking athletes pay attention to their physical exercise regimens?
To Boost Brain Health and Performance, Harness Neuroplasticity The Right Way (Creativity Post):
“…However, despite large investments, evidence that “smart” drugs or brain supplements actually work is scarce at the present. The recent extensive NIH meta-analysis found no evidence that any of the medications tracked (namely statins, antihypertensive medications, cholinesterase inhibitors, or estrogen) were successful at improving or maintaining cognitive functioning over time. Some drugs have produced positive effects for people who have neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or Attention Deficit Disorder — when patients take these drugs, their symptoms are usually lessened. However, no solid scientific evidence has shown so far that these drugs are reliably beneficial or safe for people with normal functioning. Even in the supposed scenario that a smart drug or supplement that can “double brainpower” with no side effects is discovered, it would be misguided to believe that the drug alone would be enough. If things worked that way, why do steroid-taking athletes still have to pay attention to their physical exercise regimens?”