Popular Nootropics

Which Nootropics Should I Use?

Here is a list of the most popular nootropics:

Piracetam

We will begin with this because it serves as “all-round” nootropic suitable for beginners.

Effects-

  • Less brain fog, always alert and sharp
  • Enhanced memory retention for short and long-term
  • Better vocabulary recollection
  • Boosted motivation
  • Faster thought articulation
  • Less social anxiety

Many people who have used Piracetam always have something positive to say about it. It is also easy to measure Piracetam dosage so that you avoid overdosing.

It is also very affordable when compared to other nootropics that do the same thing.

So, you can take it at intervals during the day to get all its effects since it wears off after 2 to 3 hours. It comes in powder and capsule form and can be mixed with a flavored drink.

As a beginner, you may experience a headache after taking Piracetam, but you can always take choline to get rid of the headache.

Noopept

Invented in 1996, it is very similar to Piracetam with some differences-

Effects:

  • Effects are easily noticed
  • It is considered to be 1000 times as potent as Piracetam
  • It does not clear brain fog and articulation as much as Piracetam but helps with better memory improvement

Aniracetam

This is most suitable for creative people. It works like Piracetam but with a little twist-

Effects:

  • Clearer and more fluid thoughts
  • Easy articulation
  • More motivation
  • Mild memory improvement

Oxiracetam

It has both the “all-round” effect and more stimulatory properties. It is best for those that work and wish to go the extra mile. It is also good for students working on a tough project.

It has the same effect as the Piracetam but gives you that extra push.

Adrafinil

Some may not consider it a nootropic, but it sure does give your brain that extra boost it calls for. However, it can interfere with an oral contraceptive. It does not come with the physical addiction that other prescription drugs come with.

L-theanine

This one works with caffeine to enable you to get the maximum effect from that energy boost that comes from caffeine. It is an amino acid compound that when combined with caffeine helps with alertness, controls jittery, anxiety, and gets rid of chemically induced insomnia.

In effect, L-theanine gets rid of the negative feelings that come with the consumption of caffeine.

Dosage:

As a beginner, you can start with 160mg of L-theanine added to any 80mg caffeine content beverage of your choice. Once your body starts getting used to it, you can increase the L-theanine all the way up to 200mg to any amount of caffeine your body can tolerate.

Bacopa Monnieri

This one isn’t a nootropic so to say, but it helps with memory retention and relieves social anxiety or depression. It is a great choice for beginners because it is easily accessible and one of the cheapest nootropics out there. It helps you in recalling faces, names and general information about people without having to go through the effect that comes from racetams.

St. John’s Wort

This may not offer many benefits for memory retention but is a great way to deal with depression for those who are suffering from it but do not want to go to the doctor. It works by reducing the serotonin that the brain can absorb to reduce depression. Do note that St. John’s Wort may interfere with other medication and should be discussed with your doctor if you are on any other medication.

So there you have our list of nootropics that are beginner-friendly. Try any out and let us know what you think.