A Beginner’s Guide to Nootropics

What are Nootropics?

Choosing the best nootropics for you can be confusing and intimidating. Most people often trial different products before they find the nootropic that works best for them. Here’s quick guide to help you try and choose the right compounds for maximum benefits.

1. Understand Your Goals With Nootropics

Nootropics Wants and Needs

Ask yourself exactly what you would like to accomplish in taking any single nootropic or stack. This allows you to narrow your search and can help manage your expectations. Nootropics offer a wide range of potential benefits. Furthermore, consider how much you’re willing to spend on nootropics, how often you would need to take them, and how long you need to take them to get the nootropic benefits.

2. Start slow to determine if a nootropic works for you

Start slow with Nootropics

While it might be tempting to take several nootropic compounds or natural nootropic supplements at once, or large amounts of just one nootropic, remember that more isn’t always better.

Mixing nootropic compounds or dietary suppments all at once makes it harder to determine which individual part of your nootropic stack is benefiting you the most. This makes it more difficult to improve your stack, or to understand the mechanisms that work best for your brain chemistry.

3. Conduct research before you buy nootropics

Research Nootropics

The reality is, in spite of what some people may tell you, there is no fool-proof “best nootropic stack” or “most powerful nootropic” available.Having at least a basic understanding of how different dietary supplements or nootropic compounds work will helps your wallet and your mind. It would be more beneficial, and cost-effective, to choose a nootropics stack that works synergistically; providing two separate, but complementary, benefits.

4. Set realistic expectations for your nootropic stack

Set realistic expectations

Setting realistic expectations, and realizing that the world of nootropics is a process, is key to finding what works best for you. Many of the most useful nootropics are subtle, and build up effects over time. Setting proper expectations, and treating nootropics as a process for enhancement or improvement, will go a long way to improving your success.

5. Start basic and consider this nootropics list

If you’re not sure where to start, consider looking at a basic racetam: a family of nootropics that share a pyrrolidone nucleus. The family includes  Aniracetam,  Pramiracetam, Oxiracetam, and Piracetam. The latter is one of the best known and most common nootropics. At Nootropics Depot, you can find an advanced racetam sample pack that includes Coluracetam, Fasoracetam, Pramiracetam, and  Phenylpiracetam .

Choline as a Nootropics

Many people will incorporate a Choline Source along with a racetam. However, it is not a required addition to a racetam stack like many think. One should always try things in isolation, then add in other compounds to augment it once you get a feel for things. Also, certain foods are naturally high in choline, like eggs, fish, cheese, and red meat.

Natural Nootropics

There are also a number of natural nootropic supplements out there, like  Bacopa, Rhodiola, and Ashwagandha. Those are considered adaptogens. There are also other natural nootropics, like Curcumin, L-Theanine (which is often paired with Caffeine), Teacrine, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine (NALT), and Lion’s Mane Mushroom,

Nootropic Sample Packs

6. Where to Buy Nootropics?

Nootropics Depot offers numerous nootropic  capsules and powders as well as nootropic sample packs to help you decide. Remember that nootropic compounds and natural nootropic supplements generally affect people differently or take time to work based on a variety of factors. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the results you want quickly. Be patient, do your research, try different nootropics, and you’ll be sure to find a combination that you can call your very own “best nootropic stack.”

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