One of the major problems people run into with certain nootropic compounds, if they’re inclined to have anxiety at any level, is that anxiety being triggered by the nootropic.
Many nootropics have been known to trigger anxiety in susceptible people, including:
- Uridine monophosphate
- CDP Choline
- Alpha GPC
And many others. But, with every negative effect something might bring on, a biohacker’s perspective is usually: there’s a way to modify this. There’s a way to change the negative outcome. There’s a way to quell the anxiety response from these particular nootropic compounds.
Of course, off the bat, as you’ll read in Smarter Better Faster, we immediately think of compounds like L-Theanine, to balance out stimulatory nootropics, so that one can get both the nootropic benefits of a particular compound, AND ensure their anxiety doesn’t get out of control.
L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that increases brain Serotonin and Gaba (as well as Dopamine), tends to stack REALLY well with most major racetams, and with other nootropic compounds that are particularly stimulatory, and might induce anxiety in susceptible people.
Ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb that lowers stress levels by lowering the hormone Cortisol, ALSO works in conjunction with many popular cholinergic and stimulatory nootropics, and adds a nice balance to prevent anxiety overload.
And there’s many more. There’s Valerian Root, St John’s Wort, and more. And in this video, we’ll explain particular STACKS, that allow a person to get the nootropic benefits from popular, stimulatory nootropic compounds, while stacking some of these calming nootropic compounds to minimize the possibility for anxiety to happen.
The outcome tends to be: a smooth, functional brain state, that has a clean background calm. Enjoy!