Nootropics and Tolerance

Tolerance when closely examined is baked into the very fabric of life in this universe. Simply put, it is the bodies way of stabilizing back to normalcy when introduced to a new chemical, substance or process.

You see, the body is always trying to reach a state of homeostasis….

And it only makes sense.

If you live in a chaotic environment (earth) it helps to have processes that can deal with the constant barrage of new and novel things. In this way, the body can maintain the core fundamental elements for the proper functioning for life.

Over time the body has adapted and figured out what chemicals and processes support life. It has the game cracked. It knows all the elements required for survival and doesn’t feel the need to take a risk on anything new.

Let’s say you’re playing a video game. If a particular method of beating the game works every time why would you risk trying something new? Well, maybe you would for the sake of fun. The body doesn’t take these risks because the result could be DEATH. Not exactly a whole lot of fun in that.

Because of this, your body is constantly adjusting based on what you put in it. It is constantly trying to balance itself out to reach this state of homeostasis. As you take nootropics, you might begin to notice the results aren’t as powerful over time.

This is called tolerance.

Even in your own life you can see the results of tolerance clear as day. Let’s say you get a new car. How long before the excitement wears off? How long before it becomes just like your last car? A week? Two Weeks?

Let’s say you get a new job. How long before you settle into the grind and the appreciative feeling you once had is gone?

How long before that new relationship loses it’s original magic?

Nootropics and tolerance

When taking nootropics, it’s important to take breaks from supplementation. If you take a nootropic everyday you will eventually become numb to the effects and require more of the nootropic to get the same result.

A popular method of ensuring the nootropics always retain their power is to cycle.

For example, taking them one day and then skipping the next 2 days. Certain nootropics like Phenibut require longer periods of abstinence because of their long duration of effect in the body.

If you’re using nootropics for anxiety or depression, having an alternative stack you can use on your off days is smart. Exercise can speed up the process of elimination. On your off days, consider doing some type of cardio, crossfit, or weightlifting. This will speed up the process of elimination and deliver powerful nootropic benefits.

Conclusion

In a perfect world, we could take nootropics and the effect on day 10 would be the same as the effect on day 1.

In a perfect world, our relationships would feel brand new every single day.

Until then, it’s important to take breaks from the things you love so they can return with the fullness of their magic.

 

Nootropics That Actually Work

As a member of the nootropics community I hear the far off cries of new users shouting:

“Is there a nootropic that ACTUALLY works around here?”

These newbies have purchased hundreds of dollars worth of nootropics and are FED UP with buying supplements that deliver no bang.

In this post I break the pattern. In this post I’m delivering the HARD HITTING nootropics you can actually feel.

Why aren’t these nootropics working?

There’s a number of reasons why the nootropics you are taking aren’t working. The most common reason is you aren’t sensitive enough to notice the effects. Keep in mind, taking nootropics is not like popping ecstasy at a rave. You aren’t going to start “tripping” and you aren’t going to experience anything like a fully blown LSD trip.

Many nootropics have a compounding effect (Piracetam.) You won’t feel these types of nootropics instantly like you would popping an adderall.

With that said, this post is for the less patient among you. This is a post chocked full of nootropics that deliver serious effects the day you dose, rather than weeks down the road.

Phenylpiracetam

Want a speedy nootropic that will have you grinding your teeth down to the tap roots? Do you want to feel like the incredible hulk, surging with powerful physical energy? There’s a reason this stuff is banned by most competitive sports – it just works. You can’t have players using this stuff because there’d be a significant disadvantage to the other team. I’ve got a video on Phenylpiracetam where I call it the best body building supplement. Too good to be true you say? Order some powder and test for yourself. Don’t come crying to me when you start going green.

Phenibut

Yes, the classic anti anxiety staple used and abused by both the average joe and FIENDS alike. There’s a reason nobody abuses broccoli. It doesn’t do anything. Phenibut on the other hand has thousands of reports touting the compounds significant anti anxiety effects and reported “dangers” and potential for addiction. Is Phenibut all that dangerous though? Read my post on that matter right here. Just know that Phenibut is one of these nootropics that actually works – for better or worse.

Nicotine

Nicotine is a naturally occurring pesticide produced by the tobacco plant to ward off evil buggers. In small doses it is lethal for any bug who comes into contact. For humans, it ignites the pleasure centers of the brain by flooding the system with dopamine and epinephrine. These neurotransmitters are directly responsible for focus, pleasure, and your ability to get things done while feeling good about life. Small doses of nicotine have profound nootropic effects on the mind and enhance both short term memory and psychomotor functioning. It’s been studied extensively and proven to be relatively safe in lower doses.

My administration route of choice? Nicorette Gum.

Caffeine

I bet you’re not surprised to see this one. Caffeine is the signature staple in most everyone’s morning routine. It’s the fuel that transforms one from a drooling unproductive zombie to a bright and cheery human ready and willing to shovel themselves into a cubicle and slave for hours. The best conversations have probably taken place in coffee shops among people high as hell off of caffeine’s potent effects. Indeed, just because caffeine is legal doesn’t mean it’s not a fully blown drug. It’s a powerful stimulant with significant nootropic effects. I take these caffeine capsules with 200mg of L-theanine on days I need a turbo boost.

Notable Mentions

To a certain extent, nootropics like Semax, Selank, and Tianeptine also appear to have an effect on most individuals who have experimented with these compounds. Tieneptine is an effective anti-depressant and has garnered a lot of praise in the nootropics community.

Final Thoughts

There you have it. Nootropics that ACTUALLY work. There is, of course, always the chance that even these powerful nootropics will not produce the effects you desire. If that’s the case, I suggest meditation to calm your mind. You are probably over stimulated and require A LOT of a particular substance to feel any effects. For the overstimulated, meditation can work wonders to calm the mind. From a place of calmness, nootropics can then be reintroduced and felt for their true power.

Phenibut Review – Should You Avoid At All Costs?

Phenibut is one of the more “hardcore” nootropics out on the market. It’s touted as the best nootropic for crushing anxiety and calming even the most frayed nerves.

And I must say, these accusations about Phenibut are true. The right dose of Phenibut will chill you right out and melt away all stress.

Recreationally, Phenibut finds itself being used by people with social anxiety so they can go out to bars, clubs, and meet people without being racked by devastating levels of anxiety.

Something this good can’t be without it’s downsides right?

My experience using Phenibut

I’m a lot like you. I read as many reviews about Phenibut as I could before I made the decision to purchase some and try it out for myself. Some people had great things to say about this nootropic while others talked about it like it was spawned from the 7th circle of hell.

I started off with a gram of Phenibut. In about 2 hours I began to feel the sedative properties of the Phenibut take hold. I was much more relaxed and found myself talking freely with my friends. I was excited to engage in conversation, play music, and have jolly good time with everyone around me.

It was amazing stuff. Almost like taking a Xanax but without the mental dullness associated with hardcore benzos. There seemed to be a certain energy level with taking Phenibut. I was sedated but still mentally alert and sharp. This is a significant quality of the nootropic.

The effects lasted well into the day with an after glow the next morning. Unlike others, I did not experience a Phenibut hangover. I’ve read some reports of people experiencing excruciating hangovers on Phenibut. Some people can’t tolerate GABA type drugs I guess.

Phenibut and GABA

Phenibut effects the neurotransmitter GABA in your brain. This neurotransmitter is responsible for feeling calm. It inhibits the easily excitable neurons from firing too quickly. Anxious people have a deficit of GABA activity and so they always feel nervous and on edge.

Medications like Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan work to regulate these neurotransmitters and block them from firing off too fast. The result is a feeling of extreme calmness.

Phenibut acts in a similar way, modulating the GABA in your brain and inducing a sedating and calming effect.

My Hallmark Phenibut Experience

I always say nootropics and substances, especially the “hardcore” varieties, should only be used for specific situations and never abused. Recently my best friend passed away and I knew I was going to give a speech at his funeral. His death combined with the thought of getting up in front of a large gathering of people induced massive amounts of anxiety in myself.

I took Phenibut the day of his service and delivered the best speech of my life. In fact, I actually enjoyed being up there, telling stories, and expressing my emotions. I don’t think I could have done this without Phenibut. There is no way that the speech would have came out as fluid as it did. The whole thing flowed perfectly.

Phenibut vs benzodiazepines

Phenibut in my experience is similar to drugs like Xanax and Valium. However, Phenibut differs in one major way – it does not effect your mental functioning and in fact, actually enhances your thinking and the flow of ideas. The russians knew what they were doing when they synthesized this drug for their cosmonauts. That’s why I consider Phenibut to be one of the greatest nootropics of all time.

Final Thoughts

Yes, Phenibut has the potential for addiction. Yes, it should NOT be taken everyday. But used in specific situations I believe Phenibut is a safe and outstanding nootropic to have in your regiment. It’s gotten me through a few rough patches of my life and if you deal with anxiety it’s a very effective calming agent to keep around for times when you need a little extra help.

Where to buy Phenibut

Phenibut can be purchased by the great people over at Peak Nootropics.

Pramiracetam Review – The Nootropic That Just Works

Do you experience daily brain fog? Like your brain is not firing on all cylinders? For me, a fuzzy and clouded brain was part of my daily experience until I discovered these racetam type compounds. Racetams have unique properties that clean out the cobwebs of your brain and organize your thoughts into coherent trains of consciousness.

Pramiracetam is another racetam derived compound and one of the most powerful. In fact, I rarely take Pramiracetam unless I need to go into a state of complete manic focus for days at a time. It’s the strongest racetam on the market and delivers potent memory enhancements. For me, it throws me into a state of complete manic euphoria. I can work for hours at a time with a single focus.

Boring tasks become interesting and I can recall bits of information that were encoded years ago in memory. That’s one thing about the racetams – they tend to make you remember random events or pieces of information well in the past. You’ll find yourself walking one day and all of the sudden a memory will pop out of nowhere.

“Wow, I completely forgot about that.”

Great stuff for bringing all those repressed memories to the surface for examination. For this reason, Pramiracetam is great for change work. I was cursed (or blessed depending on how you look at it) with a terrible memory. Without supplementation it’s difficult to recall what I did even 3 days ago. Short of something extraordinary happening to me, the days seem to blend themselves together in an incoherent stream of life.

Maybe you struggle with memory and focus as well? If not, I’m not sure if Pramiracetam is the right nootropic for you. In fact, if you’re already “firing on all cylinders” you might not get a lot out of using Pramiracetam, or any nootropic for that matter.

This stuff is for the individual with cognitive deficits. You’ll turn from a dull dusty Windows 3.1 box into a powerhouse data crunching super computer.

Yes, this stuff is great.

But what about the mania? Yes, Pramiracetam seems to throw me into the grips of a full blown manic episode. Being bipolar I’m very familiar with this state of being, and also very familiar with the subsequent depression that follows these types of experiences. For this reason, I avoid using Pramiracetam for long periods of time, usually only dosing a few times a month when I have to cram or get a lot of work done.

I wouldn’t worry about it too much unless you’re prone to the same type of mental disposition.

Is Pramiracetam worth experimenting with?

I’ve got to say yes. It’s one of those nootropics that appear to have an effect on many different types of individuals across the board. You might have noticed many nootropics are hit or miss.

Pramiracetam is a refreshing change from this inconsistency and a great choice for someone looking for a nootropic that “just works.”

What is Pramiracetam used for?

Pramiracetam is used by the student or career professional who wants to accelerate the process of  learning and retaining information. It induces the perfect environment for absorbing information and encoding it in a way the brain can recall.

Brain fog? Pramiracetam blasts straight through the cobwebs leaving the mind as a clean slate for absorbing new information.

Pramiracetam does not make you smarter. It puts your brain into a receptive state for learning. You still have to feed it the right stuff. Take Pramiracetam and do something to further your knowledge. Learn a language, learn to program, write a book, etc.

These are the tasks Pramiracetam is best suited for. It’s the silicon valley wonder supplement with many startup companies using it to put in long hours at the computer.

Stimulating

Pramiracetam has a stimulating quality to it. Not physically but mentally. It’s almost like a long lasting espresso shot. Really, it feels like the curtains of the mind are opened to allow in the light of clarity.

I like to take Pramiracetam first thing in the morning as the stimulatory properties of this nootropic are well suited to waking you up.

Where to buy Pramiracetam

A lot of nootropics vendors have stopped stocking their Pramiracetam or have otherwise gone out of business. Only Peak Nootropics has been consistently delivering the goods and it’s where I get all of my product.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Hit me up with all of your questions below in the comments section.

 

 

L-Theanine and Caffeine Stack Review

If Piracetam and Choline is the Godfather nootropic stack, L-theanine and Caffeine is his right hand man. This is another stack where two solid nootropics come together in one of the most synergistic ways. Chances are you are very familiar with caffeine and its unique effects on mental energy and focus.

In fact, there are few places you can go where caffeine can’t be purchased at very reasonable prices. Talk about an addicts wet dream. Every other block in a major city reveals a Starbucks, coffee shop, 7/11, and other places who sling this popular substance. Even people who “don’t do drugs” wake up and fiend for it.

I love caffeine but make no mistake – daily use of caffeine and coffee can wreak havoc on your adrenals, disrupt healthy sleeping patterns, increase cortisol, and amp your anxiety to dangerous levels. These side effects compound over time and can lead to serious health problems. Okay, so what can we do about this?

Enter L-Theanine…

L-Theanine is a naturally occurring compound commonly found in green tea. At the low doses found in green tea it doesn’t do much. At higher doses however, L-Theanine produces profoundly calming effects on the mind. Studies have proved L-Theanine produces Alpha brain waves in the mind and calms you down.

Most interesting is when you combine L-Theanine with caffeine. In my experience this stack completely crushes all the negative effective effects of caffeine while retaining and amping up the positives. I personally transform into a complete jitter bug if I have a high dose of caffeine, especially if I’m already stressed or haven’t eaten yet.

L-Theanine has been the magic pill allowing many people to reap the benefits of caffeine while crushing all the negatives.

Dosing

L-theanine is best taken at the 100 – 200 mg range. Anything lower than 100mg is hardly noticed while effects do not appear to compound or increase with higher doses. Caffeine doses can vary but a typical cup of drip coffee generally contains anywhere from 100 – 175 mg. If you want you can purchase caffeine pills to really experiment with the best dose.

Since many people are coffee drinkers L-Theanine is typically stacked with the morning cup of coffee. Nothing wrong with this. There is no exact ratio that works well for everyone, especially this stack.

Are you the type of person who gets anxious and jittery on caffeine? (btw, L-theanine is a great anti-anxiety supplement by itself.)

Do yourself a favor and snatch up some L-Theanine. You can buy the raw powder or you purchase 200mg capsules.

Thanks for reading and happy dosing!