I took it for a few months in the 5-60 mg/day range. Didn't notice any cognitive benefit. It does seem to kill candida and some other pathogens in my experience and in some friends. There is an interesting disconnect between the microgram doses mentioned in these forums and its use in the 50-700mg range for alzheimers, bipolar disorder, malaria, and urinary infections. I am sure it killed candida and/or some other critters I don't want in my body. It was a folk remedy for sore throats in Belgium 80 years ago, and I find it works well for this purpose. I am concerned about it maybe killing good bacteria in my intestines or elsewhere, which is why I stopped using it on a regular basis. But I will still take a few doses (5-15 mgs), if I start getting a sore throat. And I believe it is good for systemic candida more than intestinal candida (speculation from experience).
Sir, the cognitive nootropic beneficial dose is 60 Micro
grams. It is used in higher doses at 5-60mgs for malaria and others, but the higher dose does not provide the cognitive benefits that 60 micrograms does
And I feel like, if someone wanted to be very cautious while taking it, I feel the best thing could be a probiotic actually. Who knows, methylene blue is an antibacterial and then you are replacinging with good bacteria, would be a cool idea My Experience with Methylene Blue
My first day: I bought Methylene blue from the aquarium last night. Prepared it, a 60 microgram solution, its very easy thing to do , you just need a eye dropper, a few cups and a measuring glass.
When I took it I felt great energy. My thoughts were easily facilitated, it was as if I got the stereotypical "this is how I am usually supposed to feel" feeling. Which this could actually be the case because its increasing metabolism in the places of your brain that need it.
This nootropic has a different feel to it. I can say it definitely takes away social anxiety no problem, because it feels like your young again, where your whole world is focused on what's in front of you. That was the biggest effect I noticed. The second biggest thing I noticed, is the learning after the fact process. I could say that MB does help with thinking while doing a task due to the relaxed nature of how you feel which I just described as reduced social anxiety, but I would say that the biggest nootropic effect is after the fact
learning. I felt when I would read or do something, after I am done, I feel like I fully understand the subject thoroughly and can implement it from there on out, whether it is a life lesson or an academic lesson or even a logical lesson. I would say that methylene blue facilitates the idea "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" but without the fool me twice, because the MB facilitated the full understanding of the subject after the first try. Sort of..kind of..like selectively putting what is in your long term memory. Ask me more questions, if you ask me a question Ill be able to answer it instead of me just rambling. MB also definetly increases the energy department, I have in the past always felt tired when I knew I shouldn't or I would get tired much faster than other people, and I feel like MB kicks that completely out the door. Not only do you get the energy from optimal mitochondrial processing, but I feel like most people get tired quickly due to stress, and it seems as if it eliminates stress (or makes stress not seem as monumental as people can make it) thus facilitating more energy with a relaxed state of mind.
There are more effects I will continue to right about when I come across them again. Im taking 60 micrograms right now each dosing, and I dose periodically, mostly 4 hours apart, we'll see what happens.
Smoking marijuana and Methylene Blue - Very Nice, I guess you can describe it as how people would idealize the typical marijuana experience: (no nervousness, boosted creativity, mood increase, and talkative) I would also be interested if I could see the difference in ratio of compound to side effects of methylene blue compared to an adderall or even an SSRI that people are likely to be prescribed
Edited by chrono, 11 October 2011 - 08:35 PM.