As a quick intro, I am 23 years old, been training for around 5 years, 2 seriously. Along with the other stresses in life, I am also starting a high-pressure new job soon. I will be training in the morning, aruond 6-7AM.
I am trying to find a supplement to help with focus, concentration, energy, mood etc. both for the early training and the rest of the day. I was thinking of trying either Power Drive or Spike. The things I feel drawing me to Spike is that:
- I will wake up, have something preworkout and train about 45-60 minutes later. That means I will be taking the supp first thing but eating too. I believe Ppwer Drive is far less effective with food, correct?
- From what I have read, Power Drive is great for preworkout but Spike is better to use for focus throughout the day (eg. 1 cap in the morning, 1 in the early afternoon).
I will also be using the following supps: Whey protein, fish oil, flax oil, joint supplement, multivit. I am also waiting for the following to arrive which I plan to use preworkout too: ECA stack and Kre-Alkalyn (probably just an E/A stack if I take Spike as it already has C in it).
I was thinking of making my own nootropic stack but things are not readily available here in South Africa so it will end up prohibitively expensive. These would have included Piracetam/Aniracetam, ALCAR, Phenibut, DMAE, Tyrosine, Gingko etc.
Any advice is appreciated,