First and foremost, a disclaimer: please do not suggest Spike or Power Drive. The reason is that it will cost far too much at the moment as I need to import it to South Africa, and with courier shipping it is not cost-effective. I am thus going to make a custom stack by buying in bulk.
With that out of the way, I want to try devise a nootropic stack for preworkout energy and focus. For budget and other reasons I am limiting the stack to 3-4 ingredients at most. I have read the various nootropic guides and am looking for stacking advice, bearing in mind the restriction on number of ingredients.
From what I have read and researched I have found two primary stacks, both which include Alcar and the synergistic L-Tyrosine. The two stacks then differ in the following way:
- Stack 1: Alcar 1-2g, L-Tyrosine 500mg, Chocamine 1-2g, optionally caffeine 200mg.
- Stack 2: Alcar 1-2g, L-Tyrosine 500mg, Piracetam 2g and Choline 1g.
Which one seems like the better stack for the goals? If there are other stacks though other than those two, which you recommend, please let me know (I have seen various stacks which include Arginine, Ornithine, ALA, Citr. Mal. etc.).
This is a “starter nootropic” stack as I haven’t taken anything like it yet, to be taken 45-60 minutes preworkout. For now I want to keep it relatively simple and inexpensive. Perhaps at a later stage, in a few months or so, I will consider adding other things.
Thanks in advance,
PS. I will also look into Spike and Power Drive once USPS shipping is in effect, so no need for any more plugging