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Supplements to Help Studying?

Anybody got any advice for any kind of natural supplement to increase concentration for studying and during last minute crams? I was thinking maybe Rhodiola or Power Drive, but something that would increase attention (but doesn’t have really bad side effects like adderol)?

Thanks a bunch.
Brian

There’s a whole huge thread on brain stimulants. Personally, I’m using oxiracetam with fantastic results. I get pretty tired 2-3 hours after taking it though, which seems to be rather common, but for those 2-3 hours, boy, am I on fire!

Rhodiola never helped me get more focused, though ginseng has. Power Drive is cool, but didn’t help me study either.

On the different thread people mentioned taking Vinpo. I tried it for finals, not sure if it helped or not. I’ll find out when I get my grades back.

Vinpo is very subtle in its effect. I can’t say for sure if it has helped me or not after months of use. If you’re looking something you can take and feel TODAY, vinpo is not the way to go.

Just read the thread “Brain Function Boosters”. There is a world of information there.

I’m thinking of a drug that begins with A and ends in Adderall.

Is there a way to get it without a prescription?

[quote]hexx wrote:
I’m thinking of a drug that begins with A and ends in Adderall. [/quote]

No.

There are an abundance of nootropics that one can experiment before they go the Big Pharma route.

And without insurance, adderall is completely idiotic comparing the cost-benefit ratio.

[quote]WILLDABEAST wrote:
Is there a way to get it without a prescription?[/quote]

No

Legally? No. But you can probably find some for sale at your campus.

[quote]Corrosion wrote:
Legally? No. But you can probably find some for sale at your campus.[/quote]

Then it becomes a cost versus effectiveness issue again, and adderall does not stack up.

The pharmacology behind adderall is pretty bogus too. It’s known hinder muscle gain, and can cause a bunch of nasty side effects.

Check out the noop thread where we discuss this at length

Have any of you tried to take a full serving of SURGE Recovery before you study?

I find that it’s one of the best study aids money can buy, or at least I think so. Makes me focused like mad.

[quote]Wise Guy wrote:
Corrosion wrote:
Legally? No. But you can probably find some for sale at your campus.

Then it becomes a cost versus effectiveness issue again, and adderall does not stack up.

The pharmacology behind adderall is pretty bogus too. It’s known hinder muscle gain, and can cause a bunch of nasty side effects.

Check out the noop thread where we discuss this at length[/quote]

Amphetamines are bad news.

For short term use, Oxiracetam is good, though it puts me to sleep as others have mentioned. Vinpo seems to be the best overall supp for this.

Make sure you’re taking a good vitamin supp and by this I mean something like Animal Pack, not some one pill/day nonsense.

Can Oxiracetam be found in stores?

[quote]G87 wrote:
Vinpo is very subtle in its effect. I can’t say for sure if it has helped me or not after months of use. If you’re looking something you can take and feel TODAY, vinpo is not the way to go.[/quote]

What kind of dosages were you taking G87?