Another gonzo-product review from Seth Stevenson, “Trippin’ at the GNC,” tells the tale of Stevenson’s experiences with supposedly psychoactive over the counter supplements. His greatest success was with St. John’s Wart:
It was not unlike a cocaine high (er, I’m told). That is, a surprise cocaine high that strikes at random. I’d be in a meeting with my boss and suddenly I was Robin Williams circa 1980.
I didn’t have much luck with St. John’s Wart, but unlike Stevenson I find kava tea relaxing. And although he doesn’t mention them, B vitamins give me a hell of a buzz and horrible diarrhea. What are your favorite herbs and supplements?
See also: Paxil and Sleeping Pills Reviewed by an L.L. Bean Version of Hunter S. Thompson