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A Quick-Reference Guide for 136 Nootropics and Supplements

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5-HTP

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Half Life: 1.5 hours
Standard Dosage: 5 - 125mg
Primary Use: Mood

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)

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L-Carnitine is involved in energy metabolism and mitochondrial protection.

Half Life: 3.5 hours
Standard Dosage: 500 - 1,500mg
Solubility: Water Soluble
Primary Use: Alertness Secondary Use: Fatigue Tertiary Use: Mood

Adrafinil

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Promote wakefulness and reduced fatigue. Also used to increase learning abilities, improving memory, and improving overall brain energy. Consider other stimulant compounds before Adrafinil.

Standard Dosage: 100 - 500mg
Primary Use: Focus Secondary Use: Alertness

Agmatine

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Standard Dosage: 50 - 750mg

Alpha GPC

Very bioavailable form of choline. Extremely hygroscopic, but clumping is normal and not a reason for any concern.

Half Life: 5 hours
Standard Dosage: 250 - 600mg
Solubility: Water
Primary Use: Memory Secondary Use: Alertness

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Although ALA is fat soluble, much like many fat soluble compounds, it doesn’t actually need fat to be digested and absorbed.

Standard Dosage: 300 - 600mg
Solubility: Fat Soluble
Primary Use: Cellular Energy Secondary Use: Antioxidant

American Ginseng

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Aniracetam

Provides a calm level of focus and is said to improve verbal fluency. Taken with choline in most cases. Can be taken with or without food.

Half Life: 3.5 hours
Standard Dosage: 750 - 1,500mg
Potential Side-Effects: Headache, mild nausea
Solubility: Fat Soluble
Primary Use: Focus Secondary Use: Anxiolytic Tertiary Use: Memory

Armodafinil

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Half Life: 13 hours
Standard Dosage: 50 - 250mg

Artichoke Extract

Historically used to treat gut issues and diabetes.

Half Life: 2 hours
Standard Dosage: 1,200mg

Ashitaba

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Ashwagandha

A herbal supplement aiding memory and cognition, also useful in combating fatigue and enhancing energy

Standard Dosage: 300 - 500mg
Primary Use: Anti-Cortisol Secondary Use: Anxiolytic Tertiary Use: Cognitive Function

Astralagus

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Standard Dosage: 750 mg

Bacopa Monnieri

Excellent for memory. If you experience fatigue, switch to another extract.

Half Life: 4 hours
Standard Dosage: 300 - 500mg
Potential Side-Effects: Fatigue
Solubility: Fat and Water Soluble components
Primary Use: Memory Secondary Use: Neuroprotective Tertiary Use: Anxiolytic

Black Seed Oil

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Standard Dosage: 30 - 265mg

BPC–157

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Standard Dosage: .01 - .25mg

Brazilian Ginseng

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Bromantane

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Half Life: 11 hours

Caffeine

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Half Life: 5.5 hours
Standard Dosage: 100 - 200mg
Potential Side-Effects: Loss of appetite, dizziness, headaches, nausea, lower blood pressure
Solubility: Water Soluble
Primary Use: Focus Secondary Use: Alertness Tertiary Use: Antioxidant

Carnosine

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Cat’s Claw

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Standard Dosage: 350 - 600mg
Primary Use: Cellular Repair

CBD Oil

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Half Life: 24 - 48 hours
Standard Dosage: 2.5 - 100mg
Solubility: Fat Soluble
Primary Use: Anxiolytic Secondary Use: Mood Tertiary Use: Neuroprotective

Celastrus paniculatus

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Centrophenoxine

Helps improve memory, also aids in protecting memory and reversing the effects of ageing on the brain. Centrophenoxine increases RNA which is used by neurons to create protein, which is used to encode memory and mend damaged cells in the brain.

Half Life: 3.5 hours
Standard Dosage: 250 - 1,000mg
Solubility: Fat Soluble

Chaga Mushroom

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Standard Dosage: 500mg

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