Finally, you found your way to the amazing world of cognitive enhancement. So where do you start? What are the best nootropics for beginners?
Try nootropics you can feel quickly with many health benefits. That way, you get motivated and continue to improve your brain function.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha is a famous Ayurvedic adaptogenic herb with amazing restorative benefits.
Expect to improve reaction time, social cognition, and auditory-verbal working memory.
You can take it in the morning to enhance your energy levels for the mind and body. And also at night to promote deep, restful sleep.
Use Ashwagandha if you have the following symptoms;
- Poor concentration
- Lack of energy
The adaptogenic benefits from this herb help you to cope with stress and protect your system from depleting neurotransmitters.
Must have nootropic if you’re looking for improving brain function that last.
You might have heard of Choline and how important it’s for mental performance.
Alpha-GPC is the most efficient form of choline that can cross the blood-brain barrier to improve cognition with ease.
This will enhance your memory and attention.
If you later decide to try nootropics in the Racetam family, a good source of choline is unavoidable because it counteracts the headaches.
Plus, powerful nootropics like those in the Racetam deplete your choline levels, which causes headaches.
Choline is necessary for the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. You’ll notice if your levels are running low when you experience;
- Poor concentration
- Slow confused thinking
- Lack of joy
Alpha-GPC is one of many safe and effective nootropics for beginners to try out. Might also be a nootropic you want to use for a long period to get your levels up and running.
Often centered around creativity and holistic thinking.
Aniracetam is commonly used by people who want to increase creativity, focus, motivation, and to have more mental energy to do tasks.
Aniracetam also improves mental fluidity, make reading and writing flow easier and reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression.
- Heightened reflexes and perception
Grandfather of all nootropics. Piracetam works on a cellular level and improves mitochondrial function. Deficiency can cause chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cognitive disability, and some may end up with dementia.
But for a healthy person, expect;
- Improved verbal fluency
- Increased creativity
- Enhanced writing ability
- Think outside the box
Comparable to Piracetam, but this one is more effective for memory.
Oxiracetam has similar effects like those other nootropics in the Racetam family, but it got a higher potency than Piracetam.
This nootropic boost recalls and improves memory. Especially long term memory.
It’s considered to be a “pure nootropic” because of it mainly target and improve cognitive function;
- Mental clarity
- Concentration and focus
- Analytical thinking
- Boost learning ability
A group of atoms added to Piracetam to enable penetration to the blood-brain barrier. Thus making it more effective.
Phenylpiracetam can be your choice for a strong but safe cognitive enhancer. It’s more expensive than Piracetam but more powerful, and you also need a less dose.
This nootropic improves;
- Counting ability
- Higher brain function
- Motor coordination
And it’s also useful for anxiety and depression.
An amino acid found in green tea. Useful for entering a deeper sate of consciousness and improve cognitive function along the way.
Theanine is capable of increasing alpha brain waves activity, which is said to be the connector between subconscious and the conscious mind.
In the alpha state, you can observe your subconscious thoughts for growth and obtain the true limitless mindset, which requires you to take care of the internal world.
When you deal with your subconscious fears, you become unstoppable.
Nootropics benefits from Theanine;
- Increase dopamine
- Promote relaxation
- Improve focus and selective attention processes
You can try to drink matcha, which comes from the same plant as green tea but this one is much stronger in both effect and taste. I use matcha for meditation.
Those are my top nootropics for beginners. You can buy them online from a trusted source, don’t overlook Alpha-GPC and raise your choline levels. This is especially important if you choose a nootropic other than Ashwagandha and Theanine from this list.
Find out what neurotransmitters needs more attention with the help of the quiz at the beginning of the post.
This will help you choose the right nootropics for beginners, but also get you on the right foot towards your goals you’ve for your brain.
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