How to Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is your best asset. You might think it is your rock hard abs, your superior glutes, your over-full wallet or your house in Maui, but truly it is your brain. Your brain controls every process in your body from how much you put into your mouth to what comes out of your mouth. It regulates your body temperature, controls your orgasms and keeps your heart from stopping. Pretty much anything you think your body does, it comes directly from the signals in your brain. So, if your brain is pretty important, you’d think you would treat it nicely, wouldn’t you? People have been abusing their bodies and brains since the dawn of time. We eat crappy food, take substances like alcohol and drugs that slow down brain processes, sit too much and watch far too much of the Kardashians (that alone slows brain function).  In turn, we experience the effects of messing with our brain’s power.

The brain punishes us with:

  • Confusion or brain fog
  • Poor concentration and focus
  • Poor short term memory
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Poor sexual performance
  • Poor academic performance
  • Trouble with social relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Low energy

This list is not exhaustive and if you aren’t treating your brain and body right, you’ll know it. Of course, eating well, exercising, getting sleep and not stressing are the best ways to take care of your brain, but there is another way. Nootropics are cognitive-enhancing substances that work with our brain’s many processes to optimize its use. Depending on what nootropic you take, you can target the system that controls your sleep, your energy, your focus, your mood and so much more. Nootropics really can help you supercharge your brain. Nootropics don’t just make your brain better, they protect your brain from future abuse and slow down its aging process.

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The world of nootropics can be confusing and it may be difficult to know which ones are best for what you need. Terms like cycling and stacking are also confusing, especially when your brain is already in a depressed state. Speaking to your doctor or other medical professional is definitely advising before dabbling in the world of nootropics. You want to make sure you are otherwise healthy before beginning a nootropic regime and rule out any existing issues that might be causing your issues. Generally, if modern day problems are what is causing your brain to function at a less-than-optimal rate, nootropics might be the solution.

It is recommended that you start slow by trying just one nootropic at a time and at the lowest dosage possible. From there you can increase the dosage until you get the desired effect(s). If you aren’t getting what you need from taking one nootropic, you’ll want to try another or to stack it. Stacking a nootropic consists of taking more than one at a time to achieve what is known as a synergistic effect. Because nootropics target the specific neurotransmitters, taking nootropics that target different neurotransmitters can help you have the best overall effect. For example, in the case of depression or anxiety, many nootropics work to target dopamine or serotonin, and stacking a nootropic that targets dopamine with one that targets serotonin might give you better relief from your depression that you would have taking only one of those nootropics.

If you want to supercharge your brain, it means you want your cognitive processes to work as best as they can. You want to:

  • feel intense concentration
  • be better able to make complex decisions
  • process information easily
  • have great energy
  • have laser focus

Similar to what happened in the movie Limitless, but to a way lesser effect, supercharging your brain will allow you to perform to your peak ability. The best nootropics for supercharging your brain include:

  • Aniracetam
  • Modafinil
  • Huperzine A
  • Acetyl L-Carnitine

As a member of the racetam family, Aniracetam has multiple effects on the brain in terms of optimizing performance. It is a mild stimulant and tends to increase blood flow to the brain, which is always a good thing. Studies show that creativity, learning and memory are impacted when taking the nootropic Aniracetam and can have effects on your school, work and athletic performance as well. Studies also show that Aniracetam has a brain-protecting effect and that athletes recover better from trauma when using this nootropic. In healthy people, Aniracetam can improve your memory and give you good cognitive function.

Modafinil is one of those hard-core nootropics that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It can have some withdrawal symptoms, so it isn’t a nootropic you’d take regularly, but more for those times when you need that supercharged brain (i.e., at a job interview or important presentation). Its effects on the brain include improving the memory, improving mood, reducing impulsive behaviours, giving you endless energy.

Huperzine A has been used for centuries in the Chinese culture for a number of ailments. It raises your Acetylcholine levels, if you are deficient (and many people are) and works to increase new growth in the brain, is neuro-protective and enhances memory. There can be a few side effects associated with Huperzine A, but users recommend stacking it with Aniracetam to alleviate these symptoms.

Acetyl L-Carnitine is a nootropic supplement many people use to help their body burn fat more effectively. But, it is definitely a star when it comes to improving cognitive function. It will give you an increase in energy, along with concentration and is also neuro-protective. Taking it regularly will improve brain function for years to come as it slows down the brain’s aging process.

You can take these nootropics on their own for the effects listed, or you can stack them to get an ultimate, supercharged brain. You won’t feel limitless, but your performance in many areas will improve and ultimately that could lead to success in the areas of your life where you need it most.