Getting Started With Nootropics

The effects of a properly designed nootropic stack can be extremely profound. An effective nootropic stack can improve your memory and recall, making studying for tests easier and less frustrating. It can reduce your mental fatigue, allowing you to perform mentally challenging work for long durations of time without becoming burned out. It can improve your mental clarity, allowing you to think clearer and faster. A well-formed stack will also improve your overall cognitive health, keeping your mind sharp as you age.

The nootropics that allow this are cheap, legal, and completely safe; all that is required to bring out your best is a willingness to get started.

Just taking any random assortment of supplements will not produce the best effects, however. It is important to take nootropics with mechanisms of action which complement each other. If you take two different supplements which work the same way you will hit a ceiling in what benefits can be realized. The way to get the greatest benefits is to take nootropics which produce similar benefits through different mechanisms of action, ones which synergize to produce an effect greater than the sum of their parts.

Below is an example stack which is good for beginners. It holds true to the principle of picking nootropics which work well together. The effects of this regimen will build over time, meaning that it doesn’t provide a huge burst of energy or a flash of sudden insight, but that the longer you take it the more pronounced and noticeable the benefits will become. This is important because unlike prescription stimulants commonly abused to study, these nootropics will improve your mind with long term use, not break it down. The supplements listed here are completely non-toxic and are safe for long term use.

For a complete beginner, a great starting stack is:

Piracetam is one of the oldest, most popular, and most studied nootropics; its popularity is well deserved, and it is a staple of any good stack. Choline contains the raw materials for the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine, it is usually taken with piracetam and synergizes very well with it. Lion’s Mane is essential because it boosts NGF levels. High NGF levels cause neurons to grow faster, be better maintained, and survive longer.

If you aren’t already, start exercising. Regular exercise allows newly grown brain cells to work much more effectively under stress. After a few months on this regimen, you will feel, and be, much sharper. You may be satisfied with your progress, or you may wish to add another nootropic or two and see what additional benefits you can reap.

Some other good ones to try are:

  • Sulbutiamine
  • Ashwagandha
  • Fish Oil
  • Aniracetam

Sulbutiamine is a synthetic form of theanine which bolsters mental endurance. Ashwagandha is an herb used for centuries to promote overall physical and mental health. Aniracetam is a more potent form of Piracetam and has similar effects. It synergizes very well with Piracetam, and many reports taking the two together to be extremely effective.