A major point I think is worth making around the world of nootropics, is that most compounds, taken without co-factors, in a sub-optimal dose for your brain chemistry, can have side effects.
But you know what else has side effects?
- Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12
- Vitamin C
And virtually every other nutraceutical, vitamin, and especially pharma drugs. The fact is, the question of side effects is dose and co-factor dependent.
I can take 1500MG of Oxiracetam, with 300MG of Choline Bitartrate, and run into side effects (like spaciness, brain fog, or other), because 1500MG is too much for me.
But, if I take the racetam down to between 500-700MG, I get great results. Who knew! Well, I did, because whether or not a nootropic gives you side effects, is dose and co-factor dependent.
Taking Oxiracetam with 300MG of Alpha GPC = side effects.
Taking Oxiracetam with 500MG of CDP Choline = side effects.
Taking Oxiracetam with 200MG of Choline Bitartrate = side effects.
But taking Oxiracetam with 300MG of Choline Bitartrate = my sweet spot, and a wonderful experience.
I experience this with Adrafinil too.
My Adrafinil dosage is low. I’ve tried 300MG, which would be the equivalent to 100MG of Modafinil, and it’s a bit too strong for me. The first dose w/ those numbers was fine, but subsequent doses turned up the anxiety for me.
I also noticed, that if I do take 300MG, I can tone down the bit of anxiety I might get from the compound, by taking 300MG of L-Theanine with it.
Moral of the story: With the wrong dose of Adrafinil, I get side effects. With the right dose, it’s a smooth ride of great functionality and improved focus.
And the same is true for a variety of other nootropic compounds. Most actually. I see this all of the time in the various online nootropics communities.
I see side effects with virtually every nootropic compound. And I also see great experiences with virtually every nootropic compound.
So, in light of all of this, I decided to make a video on the topic, because it really does require some in depth examples, and clarification. Enjoy!!