Are you trying to get your grades up or simply pass a difficult test? You’re starring at the text with a blank expression on your face, only to realise that your memory is not what it used to be and you have no idea what the authors getting at?
If you’re going through a rough patch at school or at work, perhaps you need a mental boost. You might only need a regular meditation practice, or some physical exercise to get the good ol brain up to speed. However, why not try some of the finest nootropics on the market? Nootropics are potent, mostly harmless substances, which can raise your concentration, improve your energy and mental clarity, and simply make mental tasks much easier to perform.
Many students use nootropics to study for heavy exams, and some use them on a daily basis as well. In this article I will share with you 2 powerful stacks that you can use. The first one can be used on a daily basis, while the second one should be used sparingly, only when you need a real boost of mental greatness. Without further ado, let’s check em out.
The Daily Stack
L-Theanine, 200 mg daily
The benefits of L-Theanine are endless. It improves mental clarity, get’s rid of anxiety symptoms, and put’s you in a meditative, zen-like state. It can also be used for getting to sleep faster, and can make getting out of much easier, since it lowers fatigue. L-Theanine is also quite cheap and is available in many drug stores, and supplement stores.
Ashwagandha Powder, 500-900 mg daily
Ashwagandha is a herbal remedy that’s been used in Eastern medicine for centuries. The main benefit of this powder is raising the bodies natural defence against stress. It’s an excellent fighter against stress and anxiety, and it works even better when used in combination with L-Theanine.
Alpha GPC, 300-600 mg daily
What makes Alpha GPC truly effective is the fact that it raises acetylcholine levels in the brain. This neurotransmitter is directly responsible for absorption of new information and it’s retention. It works really well with the rest of the stack. The only think to take into consideration is not raising your doses to more than 600 mg daily, as it can lead to minor side effects, most notably headaches, until the use is discontinued. It is better to start with 300 mg and build up the dosage according to how well you respond to it.
The Special Stack (for heavy exams, to be used sparringly)
Vinpocetine, 20-30 mg before taking a test
Vinpocetine is a truly potent neurovasodilator. It’s main purpose it to increase bloodflow into the brain, allowing for a greater concentration of energy for the mental faculties. This increased bloodflow enchances the power of other nootropics in the stack as well.
Caffeine, 50-100 mg
You’re probably familiar with the effects of caffeine. It increases energy, makes you more alert and increases motivation. You can intake caffeine by drinking coffee, green tea, or using caffeine tablets. All of these methods work equally well.
Noopept, 10-20 mg
Noopept is the most powerful nootropic on this list. It elevates mood, increases creative thinking and has an immense impact on focus and altertness. The best thing about it is that you can feel the strongest positive effects as soon as you take it. It can also be taken alone, but it works best when stacked with caffeine and vinpocetine
There you have it. If you want to increase your mental performance, nootropics are a sure-fire way to do it. The first stack can be used anytime you want, whereas the special stack should be used only sparringly, a few days at most, which should then be followed by pauses of up to few weeks. Hopefully this article has expanded your knowledge on nootropics, and the ways to elevate your brain power through their proper use.