At the cornerstone of any nootropic stack worth its salt is a good source of Choline. When we talk about Choline we are of course also talking about Acetycholine – the neurotransmitter so intimately involved in boosting your cognitive prowess and delivering results going way beyond the realm of placebo. Acetycholine is crucial for memory and learning new information. Acetycholine is crucial for encoding information and then being able to recall that information later. For this reason I recommend Choline to students or anybody on a path of learning new things and then retaining the knowledge learned.
Compound – Adrafinil
Dosage – 600 – 1200mg
Used as – A wakefulness agent
I turn to nootropics for specific uses and cases. I do not simply take nootropics for just any old reason. Every dose has a certain level of intention behind it. For instance, I turn to Piracetam, L-Tyrosine, and Coffee for focus.
Oxiracetam was one of the last nootropics I experimented with. I had been hearing mixed reviews about this particular racetam and had some reservation about experimenting.
Only after I tried all the other racetams did I give Oxiracetam a shot. Out of all the racetams I would say it’s the most unique. It’s effects are immediate and come in powerful bursts of mental energy. This was a surprise as I wasn’t expecting any kind of effect all.
While other racetams like Piracetam compound over time, Oxiractetam seemed to go into effect immediately.
While other racetams also have significant effects on memory, I didn’t notice any of these same qualities in Oxiracetam.
Why use Oxiracetam?
This nootropic is great for short bursts of mental energy. Stacked with a cup of strong coffee, this is a powerful nootropic for smashing through work and getting stuff down.
Out of all the racetams, this particular variety was the only kind to get me off my ass and clean my room. In fact, I was happy to do so and even had leftover mental reserves to make a few calls I had been putting off.
For me, making calls and sending emails are the last things I want to do with my time. Talking to people on the phone is mentally draining and after a few long phone sessions, I’m nearly drained of life completely.
This racetam allowed me to power through the tedious tasks that I usually dread with ease.
Stacks well with….
Caffeine. Like I mentioned, caffeine and Oxiracetam seem to go hand in hand. Both are stimulatory in nature and provide the mental groundwork required to hammer through your projects and get stuff done.
Choline is another great supplement to stack with this nootropic. In fact, all racetam types benefit from a quality choline source. These racetams ramp up the amount of Acetycholine usage in the brain – the neurotransmitter responsible for nootropic effects. Choline is the primary precursor to making Acetycholine so give your brain what it needs.
Where to buy Oxiracetam
Peak Nootropics has stocked Oxiracetam for a long time and consistently provides the best quality year after year. While other nootropic companies come and go, Peak Nootropics has stood strong in a shaky market.
Everybody these days wants more energy to move through the day with momentum. There’s nothing less productive than a sluggish brain and low levels of physical and mental energy. Sulbutiamine is my favorite nootropic for boosting my mental energy levels and giving me a good clean energy buzz (minus the crash.)
Because that’s the problem with caffeine and other stimulants. They work great in the short term but they bring you crashing down and craving more. I call this a dirty fix. I’m not discounting caffeine. I’m simply saying there is a price to pay for using it.
Sulbutiamine is a synthetic form of Vitmain B1 (Thiamine.) Thiamine is responsible for a number of crucial energy related processes in the body, primarily converting carbohydrates into energy. However, vitamin B1 has a difficult time crossing the blood brain barrier. Sulbutiamine readily crosses this firewall and produces much more pronounced effects on the mind.
For me, Sulbutiamine amps up my baseline energy levels and keeps them there for a good part of the day. It’s not a druggy energy either. You feel the natural energy come to the surface. It’s the fuel you need to get from point A to point B.
Is Sulbutiamine a potent cognitive booster? I don’t experience any cognitive benefits from using Sulbutiamine. It’s more a nootropic to use if you’re feeling sluggish and want a good clean boost of physical and mental stamina. It’s the rocket fuel that fuels the ship but you still need a captain behind the helm.
With that said, Sulbutiamine stacks up great with many other cognitive enhancing nootropics. Sulbutiamine, Piracetam, and Caffeine is a powerhouse study stack.
If you were going on a mission to space, Sulbutiamine is the steady stream of rocket fuel, Piracetam is the brains behind the operation, and Caffeine is the sexy cheerleader who makes sure moral is always high.
In fact, it’s a great nootropic to have on hand at all times and one of the safer nootropics out there. Remember, it’s just a vitamin with greater access to the brain and more pronounced effects. The B-Complex series of vitamins are well known suppliers of energy to the entire body.
One thing to note – this stuff has got to be the worst tasting nootropic I’ve ever had the pleasure of dosing. Consider capping the powder or using my shot glass method – pour a small amount of fruit juice in a cup and place the powder on top. The powder will float on top and then you slug it all back in one shot.
It’s also fat soluble so take with food. If you’re averse to eating in the mornings (when many people take it) a bit of olive oil and a splash of fruit juice does the trick.
Can Sulbutiamine alleviate depression? While there are no scientific studies to back this up, there are many anectodal reports of people successfully treating their mild to moderate depression, uplifting their mood, and fighting fatigue.
Depression expresses itself physically as a lack of energy and vigor. This physical depression has been created by conscious and unconscious thought patterns. If you can raise the energy levels of the body you can effectively alter the way you think. The mind is the body and the body is the mind. Changing one aspect of the system alters the other, for good or bad.
This means raising the energy levels of your body can effect you on the whole at a very deep level.
Overall I’ve had a great experience with Sulbutiamine. I suggest you pick up some powder and begin experimenting for yourself. While many nootropics are hit and miss with different people, Sulbutiamine appears to have a positive effect on the majority of those who take it.
It’s certainly a staple in my cabinet.