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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)22:29 UTC+1 No.6735670 Report

Are nootropics like alpha brain bullshit or based as fuck?
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)22:30 UTC+1 No.6735672 Report

>>6735670
ITT minerals, diets, nootropics, or anything that may improve cognition.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)22:33 UTC+1 No.6735683 Report

Cardiovascular exercise stimulates neurogenesis.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)13:24 UTC+1 No.6736880 Report

>>6735670
afaik choline and choline sources' nootropic effects are only theoretical. no study has ever demonstrated actual effects, but it works on the paper.
i don't know what AC-11 is though. in fact, i don't even know if choline alone can pass the blood brain barrier
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)14:21 UTC+1 No.6736920 Report

I took piracetam for a while, my doctor prescribed it. For me it was a really mixed bag.

Occasionally it didn't do anything, but I sometimes got a very good "hit" when I was able to actually focus on things for hours at the time! Sadly, it was often the wrong stuff. Like I was supposed to write my thesis, so I expected to get some work done, but suddenly I had an irresistible urge to shift through my 200 gigs of music collection (which I did), and there was that time I found myself maniacally scrubbing every available surface in the kitchen for a whole afternoon like the fucking queen was coming for dinner. I still have no idea why I did that.

Anyway, I eventually got pissed and ditched the med because I couldn't live like this. Sure I'm disorganized and I have the attention span of a rat, but you go and get stuck doing something completely insane for 5 hours straight. I couldn't even go to grab a bite or take a piss, even if I realized that I really needed to, because my eyes and every single thought were glued to the shit I was doing.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)14:31 UTC+1 No.6736932 Report

The only nootropic guaranteed to work for me.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)18:50 UTC+1 No.6737213 Report

>>6736932
Mmmmmmmmmmm tasty!
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:22 UTC+1 No.6737245 Report

The only drugs that made me notice any good effects on my math studies are ampetamine-related. Meth holds a special spot for me if I have to cram insanely huge work.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:24 UTC+1 No.6737248 Report

>>6736880
Choline can't, but certain ones like phosphatidylcholine, DMAE, some other ones do. Citicoline bitartrate, choline citrate.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:27 UTC+1 No.6737257 Report

>>6737245
Nigga wtf don't do meth to do homework.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:29 UTC+1 No.6737263 Report

nsi189 and sunifiram are the only things to noticeably improve cognition for me. Even then it could just be a placebo, it's extremely difficult to evaluate your own cognitive abilities. A few other things have some mild psychoactive effects but I can't tell if they're having a positive effect or just a neutral one.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:32 UTC+1 No.6737267 Report

>>6737263
I tried sunifiram and unifiram. I can't say they helped my attention, but I tend to look more towards memory/motivation enhancers than attention/short-term memory enhancers.

Also I am treatment resistant, even to stims, so my brain experiences aren't normal.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:43 UTC+1 No.6737282 Report

Nicotine, and lots of it.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:44 UTC+1 No.6737286 Report

>>6735672
ITT bullshit
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:53 UTC+1 No.6737295 Report

>>6737286
Somebody is grumpy!
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)20:24 UTC+1 No.6737348 Report

>>6737295
Somebody is wasting money on pointless powders!
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)20:30 UTC+1 No.6737354 Report

>>6737348
>implying I spent money on it

>implying I wouldn't research it/ask people with experience in nootopics first

SHIGGY
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)20:33 UTC+1 No.6737360 Report

All you need is a steady intake of caffeine throughout the day, and a multivitamin with breakfast.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)20:36 UTC+1 No.6737369 Report

>>6737354
>I haven't wasted my money yet, I'm just planning to!
Are you really this stupid?
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)20:46 UTC+1 No.6737389 Report

Just go for a jog.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)21:07 UTC+1 No.6737427 Report

>>6737369
You have poor reading comprehension.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)21:23 UTC+1 No.6737445 Report

>>6737369
Not him, but you are misreading everything he says on purpose because you're grumpy. Go drink some tea and work out, faggot.
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)22:28 UTC+1 No.6737538 Report

>>6737257
Nigga I got no homework, I got my PhD thesis.
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)18:46 UTC+1 No.6739066 Report

>>6735670

I dabbled with modafinil through university and still take it when I need to stay awake. It helped me to focus on things like a laser but not always the right things, could easily burn through two hours dicking around on the internet without realising.

Self control will do you better.
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)18:55 UTC+1 No.6739080 Report

>>6735683
shooting star hrr drr
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)21:07 UTC+1 No.6739250 Report

>>6735670
I'm currently on a Noopept, Aniracetam, Caffeine, L-Tyrosine, Choline Bitartrate, Cod oil (omega 3 + 6), and Sulbutiamine stack.

The only reason for why I'm doing all of these dietary supplements is because I have been suffering from depression for quite a few years, and I refuse to take SSRI's, this stack takes away most of the feelings of hopelessness

This stack has a mentally stimulating effect, but at the same time it feels like I'm on Benzo's, I get a feeling of well-being and relaxation. I'm also quite sure that it has a positive effect on memory, both short and long term, because since I started taking it my grades have gone up and for the first time in my life I actually think math is easy.

I've ordered some Alpha Brain to check it out.
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)22:03 UTC+1 No.6739365 Report

>>6735670
"Nootropics" are a real thing. Such as caffeine. However, some companies over exaggerate their usefulness. Some individuals are biased towards them. Some nootropics won't work if you aren't deficient in a particular chemical, if that nootropic is used to boost levels of that chemical.

etc. I can't be bothered to continue this post, use common sense
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)22:05 UTC+1 No.6739369 Report

>>6736920
That sounds like classic ADD mate.
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)22:07 UTC+1 No.6739373 Report

>>6739250
SSRIs are little better than placebo for mild cases, but the more severe the more effective they are.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)00:19 UTC+1 No.6739638 Report

>>6735670
Ordered adrafinil a few days ago (wanted modafinil but schedule fucking IV in u.s.). Currently doing an EC stack (ephedrine+caffeine). Works great on an empty stomach.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)00:21 UTC+1 No.6739641 Report

>>6739373
gotta citation?
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