Nootropics alone are already incredible brain-boosting smart drugs, but when combined with other nootropics (stacks), they're like the difference between Bruce Wayne and Batman. Maybe not so extreme, but the different between me not writing this article and me writing this article.
So you know what nootropics are - stacks are the next level. They become more powerful in conjunction together and have longer lasting effects than solo by creating a synergistic effect on cognitive function. Meaning you get even more of an improvement in performance, productivity, brain cognition and memory.
Nootropic stacking can be done in different ways. You can take different nootropics on different days, or you can take them all together in a single regimen. You can also cycle your nootropic stacks, taking them for a period of time and then taking a break before starting again.
Who is stacking?
The tech bros have definitely popularized the culture of smart drugs, due to their high pressure / high stakes industry. Lots of entrepreneurs and or even workers are using on the daily to stay in the competition and of course students are using stacks to improve their academic performance.
Does stacking really work?
We saw this Memory Test in Medium.com that you can try now and then try again after stacking that we thought was super cool, so we're putting it here (thanks Medium.com!). Try it out:
Let’s you and I do a quick memory test. Below are 3 sets of random numbers between 0 and 99. The aim of the game is to see how many numbers you can correctly recall in the sequence they are given. The only two rules are; (1) you have up to 1-minute to look and remember each set of numbers, and (2) you must hide the numbers when recalling your answers.
Set 1: 5 numbers
9, 54, 20, 17, 6
Set 2: 10 numbers
80, 68, 47, 58, 25, 9, 64, 20, 96, 70
Set 3: 20 numbers
33, 52, 29, 77, 60, 79, 3, 22, 16, 1, 99, 17, 81, 70, 3, 12, 7, 19, 78, 13
How did you do? Did you remember them all? Most people can correctly recall set 1, some people can correctly recall set 2, and very few people can correctly recall set 3.
What does this have to do with nootropic stacks? Let’s say you had no problem with remembering set 1, had some trouble remembering set 2 and, found it extremely difficult remembering set 3. With a nootropic stack that is designed to increase memory, you would more likely be able to correctly recall set 2 and even set 3. That’s the power of nootropic stacks and one of the key reasons why they have become so popular.
What are the best stacks?
Nootropics have different types like synthetics (Racetams, the most popular) and naturals (supplements) so you can either stack a mix of the same type or mix between. There are also prescribed medications, but that's a convo for your doctor.
The Racetam Stack
The Racetam stack is the most popular. It's made up by mixing the different Racetams like Piracetam, Aniracetam and Oxiracetam. This stack improves memory, focus, and cognitive function.
The Choline Stack
The Choline stack is Choline and a Racetam. It enhances memory, learning and focus.
The Caffeine and L-Theanine Stack
The Caffeine and L-Theanine stack is the easiest and most basic. It enhances focus, concentration, and mood. Caffeine is a stimulant and L-Theanine is an amino acid that reduces the negative side effects of the stimulant like jitters and anxiety, leaving you with alertness and mental clarity.
The Phenylpiracetam and Alpha-GPC Stack
The Phenylpiracetam and Alpha-GPC stack is a potent combo that enhances cognitive function, memory, and focus. Phenylpiracetam is a Racetam that's known for stimulant-like effects and Alpha-GPC is a choline that enhances the effects of Phenylpiracetam.
The Noopept and Alpha-GPC Stack
The Noopept and Alpha-GPC stack is another potent combo that enhances cognitive function and memory. Noopept is a powerful Racetam that improves memory and learning and Alpha-GPC is a choline that can enhance the effects of Noopept.