- Jan 30, 2016
Nootropic is a term for a supplement that is ingested primarily for its effects on the brain. Those include supplements made to increase cognition, focus, alertness, or overall well being.
- When did you learn about them?
- What are you on and for how long have you been on?
- How have they helped you? Before and after experience.
Been on for 10 years now? Started when I was little. It works amazing when you're still learning and absorbing all kinds of knowledge from books, school, etc.
Been on Piracetam, quit and then gotPramiracetam, no longer works for me as I have the enhanced effects of them permanently now. Woke up. Felt as if I was on racetam, wasn't, stopped talking them for 6 month, took them again. Nothing. Permanence is something amazing to achieve. Should definitely be studied more. I do take it from time to time just for to be sure.
My stack for the past few years:
- Alpha GPC
- Weekly Cerebrolysin injection
- Huperzine A
- Lion's Mane
- African Dream Root
Whey, Creatine, some BCAAs every now and then and a preworkout during cutting.
As far as how they helped me. I'm not gonna go into details but I've felt every enhancement there is from them. Much more vivid colors, faster reaction time, reduced learning curve, amazing auditory function improvements, fresh feeling every morning when I wake up.
Note: Not all came at once, I have tried many things that didn't work. Its all trial and error combined with individual reaction with different chemical compounds.
There is just too much too add. I suggest you guys check out the references and learn more if you aren't familiar with them yet.
Beginner Side Effects: Like when I first started. Headaches in the beginning. Its the blood barrier being crossed. Felt amazing a few times. Very weak and manageable headache tho, for a kid.
2+ Years on Side Effects: Short term memory explosion. Since most of them enhance your long term memory. That short term is gonna look so weak compared to the long term. That's when I started adding short term and very fast enhancing compounds to alleviate that. Its not that your short term is weak, just that I started with long term enhancing compounds. Got a little bit of a leap forward. Definitely recommend supplementing with both types of compounds.
Conclusion: Would I associate my undying love for learning more and more and getting multiple degrees to Nootropics?
Maybe, maybe not.
I thought this thread would be a good idea seeing as a few members already do supplement with them.
Scientific Reference And Basic Information on Nootropics.
Nootriment - Health Supplement Reviews and Research