In the first post of this review I talked about my initial reactions experimenting with the TruBrain original drink packets. In this post we flash forward in time to shed light on days 2 – 5 of using both the drink packets alongside the TruBrain nootropic pills.
As mentioned, TruBrain separates their nootropic products into 2 packets. They have the original formula consisting of a general racetam stack and then a separate boost formula based on Noopept, Oxiracetam and Uridine Monophosphate. According to TruBrain you are to start with a loading phase. In the box you have 2 packets, one packet you take in the morning on an empty stomach and then a second afternoon packet. The “boost” packets and drink mixtures are to be used in conjunction with the original formula when you feel you need that extra energy.
I found taking the Boost packets alongside the original formula did not stack well for me personally. Having experimented with CDP-Choline in the past I easily identified the problem as too much Choline. CDP-Choline is an ingredient included in both of the formulas. An excess of Choline can induce a sort of depressive state in the mind and actually create brain fog. This of course depends on your own personal chemistry and how nootropics effect you. CDP-Choline in the right amounts in my opinion is a truly powerhouse nootropic, perhaps one of the best for overall brain performance.
On day 3 I experimented with only the Boost packets and found the results to be quite amazing and much more effective than the original formula. The Original formula is certainly powerful but I find the Oxiracetam + Piracetam almost makes me too hyper minded. My thoughts seem to spiral out of control and focusing becomes quite difficult. The racetams are much more powerful than people give them credit for. I find this stack works best for me if I’m under slept or extremely fatigued. However, if I’m fully rested it is simply too powerful and provides too much mental energy. The Boost packets contain Noopept and Oxiracetam compounds and provide me with a cleaner level of sustained energy without being overly energizing. It does appear the Piracetam + Oxiracetam stack amplifies the effects of one another.
With the Boost packets I find my tolerance for completing single tasks is greatly enhanced. My mind breaks down complex tasks into steps and I can easily execute on them in a logical manner. My brain without nootropics seems to be mostly scattered and unfocused. With nootropics and TruBrain my productivity goes through the roof. Yesterday I built out an entire WordPress site in a few hours with zero hang ups or drops in motivation/energy. When I am focused, the thought of stepping away from a project is repulsive. Even my own phone repulsed me as I considered how much of a distraction it was. I have grown to love the slight levels of irritation I experience when taking nootropics like the racetams.
Overall my experimentation with TruBrain has been a success, especially with the Boost packets. There is a clear difference in my mental state and a definite change in my motivation and overall levels of energy. The brain fog lifts and a sense of focus and clarity takes over. Getting work done is 10X easier. There’s also a significant boost in my overall mood.
On a less important note, I personally love the taste of the packets but my friend thinks they taste like shit. Then again, I’m used to mixing my nootropics in water or juice. TruBrain did a good job at masking the bitterness of the powders.
While my experience has been positive overall, I do have a few negative opinions about the TruBrain stack which I will discuss in the final part of this review.
Stay tuned for the last piece of this review as I carry out the final 2 days.
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