Supplements to increase mental clarity
- 09-23-2012, 04:48 AM
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09-23-2012, 08:16 PM
09-23-2012, 08:58 PM
09-26-2012, 02:04 AM
10-01-2012, 01:39 AM
Im kinda in the ADD club and Aniracetam was way better for me than piracetam. Ani helped me focus in lower doses, sedated me at higher. Piracetam...helped a bit at first, then made my thoughts race even faster. Ashwagahnda is the shiz, especially for evening hours when you need to unwind. ALCAR is very hit or miss for me, though ALCAR-arginate is treating me very well.
10-01-2012, 01:16 PM
10-01-2012, 01:17 PM
Well that is a problem of mine..ADD since i was a kid...I have found just supplementing with Taurine has helped to be honest,alonf with DAA,Carnitine Fumerate and Erase...Just a good sense of well being.I feel sharper and more focused.Especially at work.
I was just thinking about all this about a week ago
10-01-2012, 01:30 PM
10-01-2012, 01:42 PM
Ive read Taurine as well can help with stimulating the mind with focus and clarity.Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
In what way does DAA help? Why would i contribute my statement rto only the DAA?
10-01-2012, 01:44 PM
10-01-2012, 01:48 PM
So then supplementing with this on a reg basis and consistantly can only benefit you,id assume? But being it raises test does that cause a problem with consistant use? Ive heard you say Alcar is great for focus,but that can be used year round?Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
10-01-2012, 04:18 PM
10-01-2012, 05:00 PM
Excellent..i prefer 2 months on daa and 2 months off.I believe in cycling everything.Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
Thnx for the advice man
10-01-2012, 05:06 PM
SNS Focus XT is the best supplement in this area. I have had great results with it. I have yet to try the Stim-Free version.
10-01-2012, 05:55 PM
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10-01-2012, 08:08 PM
I like Rhodiola tooAnyone remember the short lived "first order" beta alanine product? It has rhodiola in it and thought it was great!-Matt
10-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Have you tried all natural cognitive enhancers? Some herbs help with blood flow to the brain and have the potential to keep your brain into concentrating on the task at hand, increasing alertness and mental clarity. Taking a good focus supplement can give you the discipline you need to become more productive and eliminate distractive tendencies. Try some of these to help you in your efforts: Choline, phoshotidyle serine, aceytyl L-carnitine, gingko biloba, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid, DMAE, L-cysteine, and rhodiola. Good luck!
10-02-2012, 09:48 PM
10-03-2012, 03:03 AM
10-03-2012, 04:30 AM
10-03-2012, 04:34 AM
10-03-2012, 05:57 AM
My functional memory is usually pretty good, i use noots et al for different effects like increasing energy, clarity, motivation, wit, humor, communication and creativityOriginally Posted by mr.cooper69
10-03-2012, 09:58 AM
Since I started taking the ALCAR (1 g A.M. and 0.5g P.M.) and Bacopa I have noticed a few things. I feel like my 'brain' is more calm and relaxed. Usually I have a million thoughts running through my head 24/7 and while I still do its seems to have slowed down slightly. For me this is obviously a good thing. The biggest thing I have noticed is with sleep. I have slept a good bit better but I CANNOT wake up in the mornings. For the first time ever, I have had to set multiple alarms. I have slept through my first alarm every single morning for about a week now and even slept through my phone alarm one day. I like the sleep but it feels like I am drugged when I wake up. May only take the ALCAR in the A.M. and see if any changes occur.
10-03-2012, 10:59 AM
So, D-Serine is "limited" by prior AMPA activation (among other criteria)? Could it still lead to over activation of the NMDA receptor? I guess this is something that everyone worries about when messing with the NMDA receptor?
Now, what about allosterism? So, piracetam (and others) don't directly activate any receptor, but it modulates glutaminergic receptors through allosteric activation. Now, aniracetam has a high affinity binding to the AMPA receptor. Will modulating the AMPA receptor lead to over-activation of the NMDA receptor?
Alright, I was pretty long winded, but I needed to work through that post to help myself understand.
So, hypothetically speaking, is it safer (avoiding NMDA excitotoxicity) to modulate the AMPA receptor through the use of -racetams, or to activate the NMDA receptor through the use of D-Serine (and follow the cascade of preceding criteria prior to agonism of the NMDA receptor)?
10-03-2012, 05:44 PM
10-03-2012, 05:51 PM
I didn't follow certain parts of your post, but no, aniracetam would not potentiate excitotoxicity (there are far more mechanisms in place than basic AMPA modulation). In fact, aniracetam would probably prove neuroprotective to any such effect from the combo.
10-03-2012, 06:30 PM
I'll just ask this question while I do some more reading:
Can D-Serine or Sarcosine potentiate excitotoxicity?
I would like to investigate the racetams, D-Serine, Sarcosine, and DAA, but I just don't want to be messing with neuronal death, excitotoxicity, etc.
They all show great potential as cognitive enhancers, but I would like to read up on their pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. I want to know what the drug does to my body and what my body does to the drug.
10-03-2012, 09:05 PM
10-03-2012, 09:37 PM
If the BBB will prevent excitoxic insult from oral compounds, when does the fascination with creating compounds with the ability to cross the BBB become a waste of time?
It seems as if creating a compound with even more ability to have BBB permeability has diminishing return (e.g. Magnesium Threonate vs. Any Chelated Magnesium).
Do you have any suggested readings that deal with the NMDA and AMPA receptors?
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