I’ll def be watching this thread. Nootropics fascinate me. I just started brain candy (caffeine free) and I am keeping a little log to record how it goes. So far I like it, but I’m not noticing huge improvements. I am noticing small ones throughout the day though. I imagine I would feel more if I took the caffeinated one but I have anxiety and caffeine really gets it going haha.
I have had great success using rhodiola to curb anxiety. Also seems to give me a bit more concentration and enhance mood as well. Nothing too crazy, but I used it mainly for anxiety and it works great. I use valerian as a sleep aid as well, and that in some sleepy time tea has me sleeping great every night. I’m not sure I would use valerian for anxiety though. It does seem to have anti anxiety properties but it is also a sedative and I don’t think it would help when taken in the morning.
I also have another sort of related question. I train in the morning cause the university gym is absolutely packed any time later than that and getting a squat rack is next to impossible. I don’t have time to eat before lifting, so I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions for something I could take before training to give me a bit of energy. Caffeine is the obvious suggestion, but it really exacerbates my anxiety and throws me off for the rest of the day and makes me nauseas. Any input would be great, and once again very interesting thread topic. [/quote]
Poliquin (strength sensei) has posted about a pre-workout stack on Facebook. I want to say it includes alpha GPC, l-tyrosine, and acetyl-lcarnitine. No caffeine.
It looks like Biotest sells all 3 I plan on trying that stack when my current pre-workout runs out.