Nootropics are a form of drug which can be used to improve your concentration and focus, helping you to think more clearly, and to focus on the challenges of day-to-day life. The ultimate guide to nootropics would require many pages worth of text, because there are so many to choose from, and the way that they work can be quite complex. However, for those who want to simply focus better and control their ADHD, there are just a few things that you need to know about this incredibly useful drug and how it improves your focus, concentration and alertness.
Nootropics as a ‘Stack’
While there are some specific nootropics such as modafinil which work very well by themselves, you can also benefit from taking nootropics in a ‘stack’ – which means in combination with caffeine and L-theanine, a compound that is often taken from green tea.
Some nootropics can give people a headache when they first start taking them, but supplementing with Alpha-GPC can help to stop that, because it helps the body to keep up with the demands that the nootropics place on the brain’s receptors.
Some people experience anxiety after taking nootropics, and others may find that they suffer from gastric distress, but both of these issues can be taken care of with careful dosage manipulation. If you have any concerns about nootropics, talk to your doctor before you start taking them. Amphetamines like Adderall and Ritalin in particular should only be taken under the supervision of a qualified medical professional, because they can be quite problematic in terms of side-effects for people with certain medical conditions. If you are taking prescription medications, then you should definitely check that your chosen nootropic is compatible with them. Even if you are looking at a relatively mild OTC one.