Best Adaptogens For Your Nootropic Stacks

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Best Adaptogens For Your Nootropic Stacks
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Best adaptogens for your nootropic stacks

In our search for better results from nootropic use, we have come up with the word “stacking” whereas numerous nootropic agents compatible with each other are combined. Nootropic stacking has been very helpful in improving the beneficial effects that we do not usually experience when we take one nootropic alone. Today, nootropic stacks has become prevalent amongst most nootropic users.

The improved potency of your nootropic stacks however comes with a price – that is the unavoidable stress from ingesting these combinations. Fortunately, supplemental aids such as adaptogens have been discovered to combat the internal stress you usually experience with nootropic stacking. In this article, we will discuss more about adaptogens and its role in nootropic stacking.

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What are adaptogens?

Adaptogens are traditional herbal medicines that have been used hundreds of decades ago to support your body in responding to anxiety, fatigue and stress without causing overstimulation or crash after its effects have subsided. It has also been categorized as a lesser-known type of nootropic drug because of its effects on cognitive health and performance.

Adaptogens are all natural compounds that work through continuously maintaining your body and brain cells’ balance. It exerts its efforts through decreasing our body’s sensitivity to environmental stressors that may otherwise damage numerous cellular systems. Examples of adaptogens include ginseng, kava-kava, bacopa monnieri and St. John’s wort.

 

Why should you use adaptogens on your  nootropic stack?

Including an adaptogen to your nootropic stack is important to help your body rid of the stress caused by external stress. Increased stress levels can also increase the production of a hormone known as cortisol. Increased cortisol levels are undesirable primarily because it can render even the most advanced nootropic stacks as useless.

High levels of cortisol can lead to a host of symptoms including memory lapses, depression, sleep disturbance, further stress, weight gain, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, increased heart rate, hypertension, hot flashes, night sweats, uterine fibroids, decreased muscle size, rapid aging , infertility, bone loss, and unclear thinking. Through including adaptogens on your nootropic stacks, you may be able to skip these unwanted side effects. In addition, you may even potentiate or increase the beneficial effects of your primary nootropic drugs.

 

What are the best adaptogens to include on your stack?

Numerous adaptogens are now available in the market for your use. However, we’ve made a list of the four best adaptogens that you can use in your journey to attain excellent cognitive health.

 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen and a nootropic agent at the same time. It has been used for decades for cell rejuvenation and a treatment for specific problems. The compounds responsible for its beneficial effects on the body include alkaloids, anolides and choline. Ashwagandha is a popular treatment for anxiety and stress. Some anecdotal evidence also shows that it can improve sleep, memory and focus. It is also thought to increase reaction time, promote learning abilities and improve memory formation.

For enhanced results, you can take ashwagandha with other adaptogens. Please use it as recommended: 2 to 6 grams daily for two weeks to experience effects.

 

Panax ginseng

The red Korean ginseng, popularly known as Panax is another well-known adaptogen. Panax is thought to indirectly influence cortisol levels in the body. In addition to this, it is a popular treatment to increase brain circulation, memory formation, increased productivity and enhanced memory. It is also known to increase energy and productivity amongst users.

Generally, Panax is well-tolerated by humans. However, ashwagandha remains much safer to use than Panax. In taking this Korean ginseng, please be advised to take a dosage of 500 to 600 mgs daily.

 

Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa monnieri is a traditional treatment for a host of disease including epilepsy, asthma and memory enhancement. It has been classified as an adaptogen to help alleviate the effects of stress. Bacopa contains the compounds known as “bacosides” which are thought to be accountable for its pharmacological effets.

Other than decreasing the symptoms of stress and anxiety, bacopa is useful in enhancing attention, concentration and memory function. It is also thought to improve blood pressure, liver function and general cognitive health. Subjective reports from users have also shown that bacopa has calming effects. A safe starting dose for bacopa is 300 mgs daily.

 

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea or the golden root is a potent adaptogen that grows in some areas in Europe and Asia. It has been used by Scandinavians and Russians for hundreds of years to treat certain medical conditions. This particular nootropic agent is a great adaptogen for its role in increasing motivation and focus. It affects cortisol levels and interacts with several brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine – all of which leads to improved mood and enhanced sleep quality.

In addition, rhodiola rosea is highly synergestic – meaning, it can be combined with other adaptogens. In using this adaptogen however, you need to ensure that you stack it with other nootropics as it could cause tolerance. Recommended dosage is 250 to 750 mgs daily for two weeks.


 

 

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Please note: We do not encourage intake of Noopept. This chemical is intended for research purposes only. Any side effects or adverse events with the intake of this nootropic agent are the sole responsibility of the user. - See more at: http://nootropics.net/-Physical-properties-of-noopept#sthash.C9mmGC2O.dpuf
Please note: We do not encourage intake of Noopept. This chemical is intended for research purposes only. Any side effects or adverse events with the intake of this nootropic agent are the sole responsibility of the user. - See more at: http://nootropics.net/-Physical-properties-of-noopept#sthash.C9mmGC2O.dpuf