However some consider it its own category since these compounds have higher risks of neural damage than Racetams and they effect the Glutamine receptors more than the acetylcholine.
Choline and acetylcholine intermediates – These help potentiate the effects of the Racetams by increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which gives the Racetams more acetylcholine receptors to stimulate.
The choline options like Choline Bitartrate are cheaper but have higher chances of causing unwanted side effects.
Whereas the acetylcholine options like Alpha GPC or Centrophenoxine can cause effects similar to Racetams as well as potentiate the Racetam effects.
Synthetic B-Vitamin Derived nootropics – These are derived from B vitamins and like B vitamins promote a better energy level, mood and memory.
Peptide nootropics – There are various nootropics that fit into this category which includes the likes of Noopept which is a nootropic peptide derivative and Semax which is a heptapeptide derived from corticopin or the stress horomone.
Smart Drugs – Some would say smart drugs aren’t nootropics at all, but for clarity’s sake I’ll include them.
Smart drugs like Adderall and Modafinil aren’t typically thought of as nootropics because they can damage the brain if used long term.
However they are usually extremely effective and promote intense levels of focus and clarity of thought.
If you’ve heard of Modafinil you know how widely regarded it is as the de facto smart drug and you may also know its illegal to purchase in North America. To get around that you can buy Adrafinil, which metabolizes into modafinil in the liver.
Its slightly hemotoxic or damaging to the liver but if taken on occasion its no more damaging than a drink or two.
While there may be hundreds of nootropics out there the ones mentioned here are for the most part widely thought to be the most effective and safest out there.
As you can no doubt imagine you rarely take a single nootropic alone.
What you do is stack them in order to benefit from their complimentary effects.
For instance by stacking Alpha GPC and Piracetam you potentiate the effects of the piracetam and reduce the likelihood of unwanted side effects from both as well as getting some benefit from the Alpha GPC in its own right.
They have minimal shipping costs to Canada, without any sort of payment on delivery like stuff from the U.S normally has and there prices are great.
A note for shipping to Canada, you’re only legally allowed to buy nootropics for personal use.
If you attempt to import them in quantities for resale they’ll confiscate them at the border, which is never fun.
They don’t tell you your package has been confiscated so you’re left waiting for weeks before you finally realize your beloved package isn’t showing up.
I’m not sure… Nootropics seem sort of dodgy.
There was once a time when lifting weights was considered strange.
Where people thought moving heavy iron around just put the body at risk for damage and changed things that weren’t meant to be changed.
Now time has passed and enough evidence has come up to prove the benefits of weight lifting and exercise in general.
But to those who were first experimenting with the practice they didn’t have the knowledge we do now.
All they had was the will to safely experiment and the drive to improve themselves even though they may expose themselves to some small amount of risk.
Nowadays to anyone making a living athletically lifting weights isn’t a choice its a requirement.
Unlike athletes we don’t all use our bodies to make a living, however every single one of us uses our minds.
By using nootropics you can be like those first athletes who started lifting to get an edge and get ahead of the game.
Theres a reason nootropics are becoming more and more ubiquitous its because they work and they work well.
And while they can be dangerous if used smartly and if research is done before using them you can minimize the risk to almost nothing while still getting the crazy benefits.
I tried writing this article for an hour and barely wrote a word, but since taking 4.8 grams of piracetam a few hours ago I’ve been creating a consistent stream of words, thoughts, citations and ideas for comics.
Nootropics do work, you just have to use them in moderation and only when you truly need them.
From a fellow striver,
Nootropics can be selectively used to improve a variety of areas of cognition.
These areas of cognition are: focus, mood, recall, socializing and learning.
Humans have always tried to advance their cognition using herbs and natural flora.
Giurgea synthesized the first nootropic piracetam.
To be a nootropic a compound must promote long term brain health, and enhance the basic functions of the brain.
Nootropics can be taken orally or sublingually.
If taken orally they can either be water or fat soluble. If water soluble take on an empty stomach, if fat soluble eat within 15 minutes before taking.
If taken sublingually allow to dissolve under the tongue to allow the substance access to the blood stream.
There are several different types of nootropics: Racetams, Choline and Acetylcholine intermediates, Synthetic B-vitamin derived nootropics, natural nootropics, peptide nootropics and smart drugs.
Mix and match different nootropics in stacks to achieve desired effects such as focus for studying or social ease and recall for socializing.
Nootropic effects are subjective so take small doses at first and experiment to find what works for you.
Research the various types of nootropics at Nootriment and buy bulk powders from Powder City or designed capsuled stacks from Onnit.
Nootropics are like weight lifting used to be. The positive effects are gradually being appreciated in spite of the slight danger and eventually their use will become ubiquitous and expected.