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10-24-2013, 03:41 PM
10-24-2013, 04:14 PM
10-24-2013, 05:07 PM
I sure as hell would be trying it, I know that. You should for us and let us know how it is since it is rare to find that ratio.
11-21-2013, 02:27 PM
Over the last couple weeks I've found that Rhodiola Rosea works great with improving my focus and energy (due to lack of sleep) when taken twice each day (morning/afternoon at 120 mg, 6 mg rosavins...Gaia brand). What would stack best with this to improve anxiety and memory? I've tried higher doses (750 mg of Sensoril brand) of Ashwagandha about a month ago but it seemed to increase my brain fog. However, I'm wondering now if maybe my dose had been too high. I'm also looking at trying Bacopa. I'd like to find something that can be used long-term on a daily basis. Also, would Ginkgo Biloba add anything of value to the stack?
11-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Adaptogens are a funny thing OP. TBH, which one is better/best depends on the individual. For example, someone whom is usually super calm and relaxed, I wouldn't suggest them to take ashwagandha since ashwagandha would end up increasing their naturally calm and relaxed state.
My suggestion would be to see what areas you feel like you need help in and then find the adaptogen that best fits into that.
11-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Ive really enjoyed using adaptogens during periods of high stress and high volume/intensity training.
Ashwaganda, Bacopa, Relora, Rhodiola and Ecdy have all seemed to work fairly well for me. I miss the E-Bol products, those were some of my favorite non hormonals.
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11-21-2013, 04:08 PM
11-21-2013, 04:37 PM
11-21-2013, 04:55 PM
For anxiety in general, ashwagandha is good for that. Mind you, different ashwagandha extracts have different feels so you may also want to play with different ones to see which one fits your needs the best. Honestly though, I think Relora might be better for anxiety though it will take a few uses for the effects to settle in.
How many hours of sleep are you getting? Do you give yourself enough time for sleep but just generally easily awoken/restless? If it's the latter, TBH, I would use some GABA, 5-HTP, and ashwagandha together.
11-21-2013, 05:27 PM
11-21-2013, 06:14 PM
Aniracetam is fantastic for anxiety as it is an anxiolytic. It should be taken with a choline source and fatty foods. It isn't an adaptogen, but if you are traveling down this road, no reason you couldn't look into noots.
11-21-2013, 07:10 PM
Something to consider: 5-HTP should be cycled IMO since it does affect serotonin a fair bit. Ashwagandha is pretty safe to take year round. GABA is pretty safe to take regularly but you do tend to build up tolerance to it.
11-21-2013, 07:15 PM
11-21-2013, 07:18 PM
11-21-2013, 07:27 PM
Bacopa + Gotu Kola in the morning, Ashwagandha an hour or two before bed has been great for me. RR has been tough to pin down a dosage and the effects are too variable for my tastes.
To fight fatigue, Korean/red ginseng has also been great.
11-21-2013, 10:29 PM
11-21-2013, 10:37 PM
11-21-2013, 10:57 PM
There are lots of them. I got a free trial of Adapt 232..it's a European made supp. Nice energy, mood boost etc.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 3
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Adapt 232 Proprietary Blend
Rhodiola rosea (root)
Eleutherococcus senticosus (root)
Schisandra chinensis (fruit) 1,750 mg †
† Daily Value not established
11-22-2013, 01:41 AM
11-22-2013, 03:53 AM
FWIW I just got NOW ashwagandha, NOW relora, and ON Melatonin a few weeks ago. The combo of the three puts me out fast. I was trying to find something that would make me not need sleeping pills every night. I was on 25mg diphenhydramine (1 benedryl) per night, and 1mg estazolam 2-4 nights per week.
I was just trying to get myself to need less of the diphenhydramine and estazolam, but to my surprise the combo of Ashwagandha, Relora, and Melatonin have completely replaced them. I take the Relora and Ashwagandha together 1-2 hours before bed, and then I take the Melatonin about 30 min before bed. The only caution is that the ON melatonin is a higher dose than some people need (3mg per pill). My first night on it, I had insanely vivid dreams (not bad dreams, just really screwed up) and it wasn't pleasant. Now, I take 1/3 or 1/2 or a pill and have better results.
11-22-2013, 05:47 AM
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