Choosing the right nootropic can be a confusing task. You may have put in hours of research to only be confused more. Choosing the right nootropic to try for the first time is imperative as it will introduce you to the qualities of these brain enhancers.
Also, not every nootropic will work the same for everyone. Some may find that a product works great from them and then they will recommend this to a friend. This friend may be disappointed and turned off from nootropics rather than trying more options. Alternatively, the user may experience many side effects due to the fact that the product is too strong for them or that they are using an unfit dosage for them.
What We Recommend
Always start out small. Low doses and the smaller and less complicated the stack, the better. Some people jump right in and buy a whole stack and then complain about side effects and brain fog. This is because they are overloading there system and trying too much rather than working the product into their system.
We highly recommend to start out with cholinergics. Piracetam and Aniracetam are great on their own for a beginner. Noopept is also great. To begin, getting piracetam, aniracetam and noopept is a good idea. If one does not respond well to the racetams, they can try noopept or vice versa.
Incorporating a choline source is also a good idea for a beginner. You don’t have to go overboard on the choline and the choline source will simply allow for you to supply your brain with extra choline. This can help potentiate the effects of racetams as well as possibly reduce or avoid headache problems. It is always a good idea to have choline on hand
Experiencing Side Effects
The more nootropics you add and the higher the dosages, the more likely you will experience side effects. This is one common problem when someone builds a complicated stack and then has problems right away. These problems can be narrowed down easier when there is less nootropics in the stack as one nootropic may be causing the problems.
One common issue is brain fog. Brain fog can manifest itself when the individual is sensitive to the cholinergic changes within the brain. This can cause other neurotransmitter system to become affected. When the person experiences this, they may become discouraged and decide to quit the nootropics.
This problem is usually experienced when the individual is taking too much or too many different cholinergics. The best route in this case, is to start lowering the dosage and even cutting it in half. If you are using more than one product, cutting out different products through trial and error may help narrow down the culprit.
Best Beginner Stacks
Choosing a beginner stack can be a great option. There are many more advanced nootropics you can add to the stack as well as supporting vitamins and nutrients to help your brain function at maximum efficiency.
Below we will list some of the best nootropic stacks for a beginner. When we say “choline” this refers to a whole range of choline and acetylcholine precursors. It is up to you what you decide to choose. We recommend to use citicoline or alpha gpc for cholinergic neurotransmitter support as these are the best options with the least side effects.
- Piracetam + Choline
- Aniracetam + Choline
- Noopept + Choline
- Piracetam + Hydergine
- Piracetam + Huperzine A
If Nootropics Do Not Work
When you first try a nootropic in the recommend dosage you may be let down initially. The best nootropics take time to work into your system and have cumulative effects. Many other drugs and supplements do not have cumulative effects as their effects enter the system and then are eliminated.
Racetams on the other hand, work best under continued dosing. We recommend to use a product for 2 weeks before throwing in the towel. You may decide to increase the dosage during this period. Also remember, that these are not stimulants and therefore you may not notice effects on the central nervous system. Look for other cues for nootropics effects.
Conversation may become easier or you may be able to write quicker and with less thought. These are the kinds of things you will notice on nootropics. Once you understand this you can begin to improve further in how you use nootropics. Good luck on your first choice to try these wonderful brain enhancers. We hope the experience brings change and positivity into your lives.