The year is 2020 and much to everyone’s surprise, no different than any other year. People do have a strange obsession with numbers and astrology. No matter the time of year, it’s crucial to set yourself up for success and exercise massive action towards your life goals. I’ve been talking about Nootropics for years now and they still play a major role in my life. If you’re an old subscriber/reader my following recommendations will come as no surprise. I consider the following Nootropics to be staples in any medicine cabinet and bring them up often.
There is something subtle yet magical about Piracetam. Piracetam delivers an energy boost to the brain and functions as a low level mood booster. 2 – 4 Grams of Piracetam always clears my brain fog and Depression. I take the powder with my morning cup of coffee. I can be sure after the effects kick in that I will be on my way. I’m more productive, more sociable, and more willing to engage with the world. My normal state is one of laziness, apathy, and depression. Piracetam was the reason I started talking about Nootropics and remains my favorite Nootropic, hands down.
If you haven’t tried Modafinil what are you waiting for? This is the Nootropic everyone knows about. It’s idolized by rich silicon valley moguls, although discussion has died down considerably. The fact remains – Modafinil is the Nootropic with a large chance of “just working” for many individuals. Many people find it lights their brain up like a Christmas tree.
If you want to dig deeper into this compound I recommend my book “The Modafinil Manual.”
I also have a number of blog posts dedicated to the matter if you want to browse.
Phenylpiracetam is sure to light an energy fire in your mind and body. It’s the only Nootropic I know of to enhance both the brain AND the body. It’s physically enhancing. So much so Phenylpiracetam is a banned compound by the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency.) This means it’s illegal to use in Professional sports. This alone testifies to the power of Phenylpiracetam. It’s something I will use when I’m engaging in endurance sports, or if I’m feeling sluggish. 200mg of Phenylpiracetam is enough juice to last a good part of the day. Stacked with Piracetam, the combo is a thing of beauty.
Beyond Piracetam and Phenylpiracetam there are many other racetam type Nootropics you can try. Try them all. Aniracetam is calming, as is Fasoracetam. Oxiracetam is very mentally stimulating but delivers a “spock effect” in my experience. The racetams are pure gold for some individuals. Aniracetam and L-Theanine is a great stack for anxiety.
This one gets grouped in with Nootropics discussion although I wouldn’t consider it a true-to-form Nootropic. Ashwagandha can lower your cortisol levels and calm you right down. This can have a downstream effect on mental performance. Low stress means high mental performance. High stress means low mental performance. In this way, Ashwagandha can function as a part of your overall Nootropic strategy. I’m a fan of extracts like KSM-66 or Sensoril.
Semax was interesting stuff. This is a liquid Nootropic you drop into your nose. You also can only get it from Russian sources as far as I know. This deters most people from experimenting but I had somewhat decent results using the drops. You keep them in your fridge BTW…Exotic!
Noopept is similar to Piracetam. It does some interesting things to memory, both good and bad. Sometimes I’ll walk into a room and not know why. Other times I will remember the smallest of details where I otherwise would not. Interesting stuff indeed.
Anything you want
This is not an exhaustive list. This is only a list of some Nootropics I have found effective. If there is something you want to try, research it and try it. That’s how I got started. You’ll find out what works for and what doesn’t.
Read my guide to Nootropics to learn how to properly experiment with the compounds you come across.
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