Today’s post is an overview of the most well-known and preferred choline sources of nootropic users. Also: If you’re tight on money, I’ll show you how to raise your ACh on the cheap. Anyway, many nootropic gurus and other psychonauts suggest that you add a source of choline before taking a substance like Piracetam or […]
A cholinergic is a substance touted to affect acetylcholine (ACh) in the brain, whether by raising ACh levels directly or by inhibiting enzymes that reduce choline levels (like Huperzine). Cholinergics like ALCAR or DMAE are often used in conjunction with smart drugs like Noopept or Piracetam to increase their effect and decrease potential side effects.
Dietary choline sources like choline bitartrate may not cross the blood-brain barrier to affect brain choline levels in any meaningful way, but they may still yield some health benefits associated with increased choline intake. Please note that as too little of choline can be bad, too much choline is not a good thing either.
Inspired by a recent comment, I decided I would lend some insight into which substances should NOT be combined, at least not without some prior consideration of their properties. Today’s post will be about cholinergics. When you’re new to nootropic supplementation it’s easy to overdo it. Always remember: More is not necessarily better! What are […]
ALCAR is a form of the amino acid l-carnitine that is revered by many nootropic enthusiasts and psychonauts for good reason, as it seems to do each of the following: Improve alertness Increase motivation Promote a good mood (as mentioned in my depression post) Boost mental and physical energy Improve memory and mental function Weight […]
I didn’t have anything substantial planned for this Monday’s post as I’ve been on a vacation, but here goes nothing. Just over a month ago, I purchased a bottle of DMAE liquid drops because this substance was said to increase vigilance, focus and to a lesser extent wakefulness and willpower. I started out with 50 […]
In a vigilant state, your mind is more aware of all the things going on around you. You are fully immersed in the moment. For many, these moments may come only occasionally. Sometimes you just can’t focus on even the things you want to enjoy, and you’d much rather do something that requires less thought, […]
By “short-term memory enhancer”, I mean Huperzine (A.K.A. Huperzine A) improves your working memory. It’s a substance found naturally in the plant huperzia serrata but also happens to be equally effective when synthesized. My subjective experience with Huperzine is like this: I find it easier to remember both trivial and non-trivial things It’s much easier […]