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  1. Focus Stack


    Looking for recommendations for a killer focus/mental clarity stack. ADHD (non-medicated) and studying for LSAT so could use the boost. Looking for something stim-free since I already use my fair share of those.

    - Focus XT stims- free looks like something I have to try out based on the profile/ feedback.

    - Phenylpricetam intrigues me as well.

    - I do have some unopened ALCAR on hand...

    I've browsed through threads and seen what others are doing, just wanna hear some more advice. Any suggestions for a good stack along with dosages with dosages would be appreciated!


  2. vitamin B complex + focus xt + forskolin + artichoke extract is a good start. use phenylpiracetam for long sessions and sporadic to avoid tolerance build up.

    if start with two doses total a day split 4-6hours apart. I only use 1 forskolin a day total

    1 vit b complex
    1 artichoke extract 450mg
    1 scoop focus xt

    throw in some picmalion or theanine for some relaxed focus. I enjoy this combo when grinding out MCAT books

  3. Focus XT is a great all in one product. Cheaper than purchasing everything separately anyway. I tried Demiurge and that stuff just made me freak out.
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  4. Quote Originally Posted by MavGoose View Post
    Looking for recommendations for a killer focus/mental clarity stack. ADHD (non-medicated) and studying for LSAT so could use the boost. Looking for something stim-free since I already use my fair share of those.

    - Focus XT stims- free looks like something I have to try out based on the profile/ feedback.

    - Phenylpricetam intrigues me as well.

    - I do have some unopened ALCAR on hand...

    I've browsed through threads and seen what others are doing, just wanna hear some more advice. Any suggestions for a good stack along with dosages with dosages would be appreciated!
    You could do a few things here:

    Alcar + huperzine a
    Alcar + demiurge
    Focus XT
    Focus XT + Demiurge
    Alcar + choline + hup a

    Personally, 1 scoop of FXT is a great option pre study as it has all of the above listed except phenylp
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  5. Thanks for the input everyone. About to place an order for the XT for daily use and think I'll get demiurge for when I need to take things up a notch.

  6. I'd definitely start with Focus XT + possibly a little extra ALCAR. For more intense study sessions or for the day of exams, Demiurge is wonderful.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by cdiblasi View Post
    I'd definitely start with Focus XT + possibly a little extra ALCAR. For more intense study sessions or for the day of exams, Demiurge is wonderful.
    Thanks, placed my order for the two of those. Seems to be the way to go. What more can you tell me about demiurge?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Focus XT is a great all in one product. Cheaper than purchasing everything separately anyway. I tried Demiurge and that stuff just made me freak out.
    Me too! I don't like the effects of phenylpiracetam.... I'm going to have to bin my bottle.

  9. Focus XT and Piracetam would be what I would go with

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  10. Quote Originally Posted by mw1 View Post
    Focus XT and Piracetam would be what I would go with
    Best stack I've it used.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by MavGoose View Post
    Looking for recommendations for a killer focus/mental clarity stack. ADHD (non-medicated) and studying for LSAT so could use the boost. Looking for something stim-free since I already use my fair share of those.

    - Focus XT stims- free looks like something I have to try out based on the profile/ feedback.

    - Phenylpricetam intrigues me as well.

    - I do have some unopened ALCAR on hand...

    I've browsed through threads and seen what others are doing, just wanna hear some more advice. Any suggestions for a good stack along with dosages with dosages would be appreciated!
    Focus xt and piracetam won't disappoint you.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by MavGoose View Post
    Thanks, placed my order for the two of those. Seems to be the way to go. What more can you tell me about demiurge?
    Definitely try to space out your dosing of Demiurge as tolerance builds very quickly. I probably wouldn't use it more than twice a week. It's by-far my favorite nootropic and really helps me keep razor-sharp and focused with my studies.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by cdiblasi View Post
    Definitely try to space out your dosing of Demiurge as tolerance builds very quickly. I probably wouldn't use it more than twice a week. It's by-far my favorite nootropic and really helps me keep razor-sharp and focused with my studies.
    Has anyone been in a really bad mood after taking it?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Has anyone been in a really bad mood after taking it?
    I've heard of people reporting that on other forums, seems to not be consistent though.
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  15. Quote Originally Posted by Synapsin View Post

    I've heard of people reporting that on other forums, seems to not be consistent though.
    I thought it generally increased mood? It does for me for sure

  16. Quote Originally Posted by drseuss6969 View Post
    I thought it generally increased mood? It does for me for sure
    I could be wrong, but I don't think the total pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics is fully understood with the 'racetams so it's tough to say why people get completely opposite effects in regards to mood.
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  17. I love using my CILTEP stack with focus xt (stim and stim free).
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  18. Thanks for the help everyone, judging by the feedback it seems like I made the right choice. Excited for my package to arrive.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by warbird01 View Post
    I love using my CILTEP stack with focus xt (stim and stim free).

    Looked up the CILTEP, looks like pretty good stuff.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by drseuss6969 View Post
    I thought it generally increased mood? It does for me for sure
    Yeah...that's why I bought it...but seriously its not that I'm sad from it, but just really aggressive and in a bad mood...at times where its barely controllable. For me so far, nothing has beaten Focus XT and Piracetam.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Yeah...that's why I bought it...but seriously its not that I'm sad from it, but just really aggressive and in a bad mood...at times where its barely controllable. For me so far, nothing has beaten Focus XT and Piracetam.
    Thanks for the Focus XT feedback. Great stuff, especially cotton candy.
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  22. Quote Originally Posted by drseuss6969 View Post
    I thought it generally increased mood? It does for me for sure
    Differs from individual to individual, but I've heard more negatives comments regarding mood changes than I heard positive. The people who had negative mood changes, however, still continued using the product because it's worth it to them, so definitely not trying to bash it here.
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  23. Phenyl, IMO, is best used for quiet study time for the above reasons. Love it for its purpose though.
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  24. What dose of phenylpiracetam do you guys take? I normally take about 400-500 mg and it seems to last about 6-8. Does that sound about right?

  25. Quote Originally Posted by drseuss6969 View Post
    What dose of phenylpiracetam do you guys take? I normally take about 400-500 mg and it seems to last about 6-8. Does that sound about right?
    I've never personally used it. Cooper would be better to ask. Not sure how to tag him in this post though.
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  26. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    Me too! I don't like the effects of phenylpiracetam.... I'm going to have to bin my bottle.
    Demisurge is really good. Has to be stacked with caffeine or stims though.

    Focus XT did absolutely zilch for me. Apart from explosive bathroom visits sometimes.

    Tried the caffeine & the caffeine free version and I don't see the big deal about it. Even used it for long periods. I threw my tubs because I couldn't even give them away.

  27. Same here with the bathroom visits. Had to toss a unopened tub because of that. Loved the cotton candy flavor but what a disaster afterwards...

  28. Quote Originally Posted by rhino67jg View Post
    Same here with the bathroom visits. Had to toss a unopened tub because of that. Loved the cotton candy flavor but what a disaster afterwards...
    Like anything, you should have started at half a dose first to assess tolerance those sides will cease after a few uses
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  30. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    Like anything, you should have started at half a dose first to assess tolerance those sides will cease after a few uses
    I've heard of a couple unfortunate people who had this effect. Is it because of the Choline?
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  31. What does everyone think would be best for focus and mental clarity if chosing between huperzine a and bacopa?

  32. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I've heard of a couple unfortunate people who had this effect. Is it because of the Choline?
    I hear it is.
    The dose in FXT is high so I always recommend starting at half a dose. I had the same sides from FXT when I first got it so I halved the dose and the issues disappeared. Worked back up in the same week and haven't looked back.
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  33. Quote Originally Posted by klind14 View Post
    What does everyone think would be best for focus and mental clarity if chosing between huperzine a and bacopa?
    Huperzine is more so for memory recall; bacopa is some really good stuff.
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  34. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    I hear it is.
    The dose in FXT is high so I always recommend starting at half a dose. I had the same sides from FXT when I first got it so I halved the dose and the issues disappeared. Worked back up in the same week and haven't looked back.
    I don't believe I ever had much for issues with Focus XT and that... interesting to hear the amount of people that have, though.
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  35. Quote Originally Posted by aaronuconn View Post
    I've heard of a couple unfortunate people who had this effect. Is it because of the Choline?
    I havent. I take two scoops with no problems
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  36. Quote Originally Posted by Synapsin View Post
    Huperzine is more so for memory recall; bacopa is some really good stuff.
    Do you think combining the two might be even better than trying to pick one or the other? I'm a little unsure as to whether they can be stacked as some sources online seem to indicate bacopa has acetylcholine erase inhibitor properties.

  37. Quote Originally Posted by klind14 View Post
    Do you think combining the two might be even better than trying to pick one or the other? I'm a little unsure as to whether they can be stacked as some sources online seem to indicate bacopa has acetylcholine erase inhibitor properties.
    Most companies do add this as they have synergistic effects. Memory recruitment is pronounced after a few days of use, if not immediately.
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  38. Quote Originally Posted by klind14 View Post
    Do you think combining the two might be even better than trying to pick one or the other? I'm a little unsure as to whether they can be stacked as some sources online seem to indicate bacopa has acetylcholine erase inhibitor properties.
    You'd be fine, just keep the huperzine a dose low. You can stack them.
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  39. Quote Originally Posted by Synapsin View Post
    You'd be fine, just keep the huperzine a dose low. You can stack them.
    Would 200 mcg/day of huperzine be low enough if taken with about 600 mg/day of bacopa (50% bacosides)?

  40. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post

    I hear it is.
    The dose in FXT is high so I always recommend starting at half a dose. I had the same sides from FXT when I first got it so I halved the dose and the issues disappeared. Worked back up in the same week and haven't looked back.
    It is. I have the same thing with Alphamine.
  

  
 

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