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Do any of you take Nootropics?

I take L-theanine as a beginner nootropic and have dabbled in Alpha GPC but haven't been able to stomach the alpha.


If you do take some nootropics, what is your favorite stack to take or single dosage?


What do you recommend for someone with GERD's that wont kill the gut stacking?

Nootropics, do you take them?
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CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
I tried AlphaBrain from Onnit years ago and I didnโ€™t notice any difference so ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Iโ€™m skeptical.
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
It's hard to trust Joe Rogans products from Onnit. Lions Mane is one of their main ingredients but not the best. Also every person needs to stack nootropics differently so relying on a manufactured stack usually doesn't work.

CadenceCombat
Tycoon
+13
Account Executive
Agreed! I did a little research and I know some Onnit products did receive Prop 65 notices but unsure what came of it. But beyond prop 65, a lot of this stuff is unregulated so itโ€™s hard to trust any of it.
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
same
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
+9
Consultant
Does Modafinil count?
Brandong
Valued Contributor
+4
Sales Executive
They don't work. I've tied a few different types but I'm still dumb ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Maca and Ashwaganda are amazing!
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
I need to look into these. I am about to start TRS to clear my brain fob and then looking to stack. Do you drink coffee with these in the morning? @sahilย 
sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
Tequila shots, typically.
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DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
I have many friends that claim NuBrain is the best. I've never taken it though
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
NuBrain makes a stack or single-ingredient products?
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I'm actually pretty well versed in nootropics! For starters, phenypiracetam powder is what I put in my coffee every morning. Boosts focus very nicely, and is easily available. Take once in the morning to kick your day off right. I also have modafinil prescribed, which is essentially a non-amphetamine stimulant. So think Adderall but without that cracked out edgy feel. It's actually legit the drug the movie Limitless is based on.

If any of you have questions, just ask! I've done a lot of research and my best friend runs a hormone center, I pick his brain heavily as well.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
NZT exists?!
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
It was based off modafinil, so yes hahaha. I enjoy it quite a bit, works fantastic!
GlassSlinger
Opinionated
+5
Carrier & Wholesale Development
WCK where do you buy theย  phenypiracetamย ย powder? Amazon?ย ย 
WCK
Notorious Answer
+11
Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
nootropicsdepot.com

Only place I trust tbh. All independent lab tested and of the highest quality.
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I don't have that feeling on Adderall XR. I do however become laser focused on the task at hand.
TheLoneGun
Praised Answer
+1
Extremely Rad Product Offloading Specialist
I've had zero positive experience. Alpha brain and similar I felt nothing. I've tried a few of the 'stronger' varieties, I did this before going to play poker(use to play all-nighters)ย  Every time, I instead downloaded tinder and spent hours finding a lay.ย  Shameful. . .ย 
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
Then you have to isolate specific dosages of a single nootropic and find the right mg that works through the day. i.e. L-Theanine I take 200 mg in the morning with coffee, sometimes another 200 mg at lunch if it's a busy day.ย 

Then you have to add in new nootropics and do what we call a "stack" where you take them together or staggered through the day. Some pro trop dudes are taking 30+ nootropics and are ridiculous to keep up with since they are at optimal performance and they all take different stacks.
MrMotivation
Politicker
+4
Sales
Never felt anything with this stuff. Also kind of turned off of anything that could alter mood or focus. Never know what long term impact they could have
SalesAssassin
Praised Answer
Senior District Manager
Right when WFH started, I began trying different nootropics. Not for everyone, but I prefer dose mindhoney. Takes place of your morning coffee, no jitters, and lasts throughout the peak of the day
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I've tried a couple and never really noticed any major benefit
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I used to go hard with the tropics - now I'm just a 100mg caffiene - 200mg L-theanine twice daily kind of bro.
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
That's how I have been playing it and sometimes I throw in a CALM magnesium drink during lunch.
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
I use magnesium nightly to make my dreams more vivid. Itโ€™s a very underrated supplement.ย 
Chief
Arsonist
+6
Account Executive
Gorilla Mind Smoothย 
champchamp
Catalyst
+5
Enterprise Sales Development Representative
Is it working for you?
Chief
Arsonist
+6
Account Executive
I like it. Similar to a tea buzz but stronger. Not a stim like coffee. Focusing on tasks like email, contract drafting, & tasks are improved.ย 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Depending on your country, holland and barratt, apparently, do good mushroom based nootropics
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
I think Lions Mane is a mushroom
Santipodero
Politicker
+2
Sanix
How cool bro I would like to know more about this, can you give me more information about it
neversettle
Politicker
+6
SDR
I just started taking a product called Genius Mushrooms. Have you ever heard of it? Today is my first day taking and they seem to work so far? Could be placebo, I dunno!
ounceoz
WR Officer
+5
Federal Account Executive
I have a Provigil prescription, one bottle usually lasts me a year. I take it when I really need to focus and try not to take it more than 3 times a week
el_dude
Good Citizen
Industry Market Leader - Sales and Delivery
I take AlphaBrain every day - but i'm interested in finding something to compare to.
champchamp
Catalyst
+5
Enterprise Sales Development Representative
Have you noticed any positive effects?
el_dude
Good Citizen
Industry Market Leader - Sales and Delivery
maybe? Even if it's a placebo effect, the process of drinking my coffee and taking AlphaBrain helps me get locked in.
Santipodero
Politicker
+2
Sanix
if it works for you?
heronious
Good Citizen
+1
Senior Account Executive
Onnit works for me
st
steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
+4
AE
Proudly a Joe Rogan mark and repeat customer of Onnit Alpha Brain. They keep taking my money but I keep believing it works for me. I cycled off it for maybe 2 years, got back on Alpha Brain and my mind went VROOOM!!! again.
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
I take Alpha Brain every damn day
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
Get the 30 day supply of total human, which has alpha brain in each pack. Both a day and night pack. Itโ€™s worked for me 100%
NarcoticsAnonymous
Influencer
+3
Executive Sales Rep
and how about the crazy ass dreams you get from taking this stuff??!!
Circlingback720
Sales Manager
Jarrow 5-HTP and SamE (sprouts/ Whole Foods/ online) are super helpful for mood/ focus! Highly recommend. The Olly brand Focus gummies (Target) also work great but have been super hard to find recently tbh. I also second the Maca + Ashwaganda suggestions but more like at the end of the workday to chill out.ย 
ItalianCombo
Strategic Accounts
Focus-R from Life Seasons! Feels like a nice low-dose Adderallย 
LogoLeader
Regional Sales Manager
I haven't taken any Nootropics like an AlphaBrain but for any ex-athletes, I would highly recommend taking pre-workout if you hit the gym in the morning. The pre will usually give me enough of a kick for the whole day.
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I like multivitamins and omega 3s personally
AF
AFische
Good Citizen
Director
AlphaBrain worked for me and have also used Lions Mane tea from Four Sigmatic.ย  Currently prescribed Strattera, a non-stimulant ADD medication.ย  Easy to get from Dr. without all the tests for Adderall.ย  Saved me in Finance III and Business Stats class in Uni.ย ย 
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nightafterdark
Contributor
+1
Business Dev Rep
Try out HVMN nootropics stack-that's what I use. Pretty good stuff
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NASalesLead
Contributor
+1
NA Sales Lead
I've tried AlphaBrain, MindLabPro & NooCube - definitely recommend considering a stack for your brain. It's similar to leveraging supplements for working out; legal vitamins meant to maximize brain performance.

If you are already familiar with Nootropics, then without question MindLabPro has the most noticeable impact. I combine it with NooCube (good value for $ but diff. function), high concentration DHA/EPA Fish Oil and a product called SeraLastin by Juvenon. The stack actually has a significant impact in several ways. Benefits include focus, clarity, positive mood, emotional consistency, and ability to deal with stress.

Of course, sleep, diet and exercise also have an impact; any type of wellness activity in fact like meditation, journaling or other on a consistent basis will help with stress management as well.

Best of luck!
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
Welcome to the war room. Those are great recommendations and I appreciate your explanation. With some digging, I will definitely look into those brands to see how best to stack.
LukeF
Politicker
+4
Client Executive
Never heard of it
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Do You Take Naps?
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Iโ€™ve napped while working
Co
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Took a lil hiatus - looking to dive back into this shiznit
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