If you do not know what a nootropic stack is you are missing out on a big advantage. A great nootropic stack can take you from getting mild cognitive benefits to getting maximum results. Unfortunately, if you do not know what you are doing you can end up throwing your money away. This article will explore the most popular and great nootropic stacks that will add the most value for your money.
Piracetam is the most popular of the racetams. This is probably due to its cheap price and decent effectiveness. Piracetam is also one of the most popular to stack as it is very affordable and the effects can be potentiated with other nootropics
Racetams + Choline
If you have tried racetams and would like to increase the effects, try stacking it with a choline source. Sometimes it takes a while for racetams to kick in but once they start working you may experience headaches. This is also common with most racetams and sometimes adding a choline source will eliminate this problem and possibly help potentiate benefits.
One thing to keep in mind is that choline can also have the opposite effects and trigger headaches. Some Acetylcholine sources seem less likely to cause these effects. The best option (but also most expensive) is to supplement with Alpha GPC or CDP Choline. These Acetylcholine sources are nootropic on their own and can add great synergy to your racetam stack. Centrophenoxine may also be another great option to consider for its Acetylcholine boosting qualities.
Piracetam + Hydergine
This has been said to be a good stack. Hydergine can be obtained easily OTC in some countries outside the US. Within the US it has registered medical usage and can only be obtained by prescription. This combo is said to be a potent stack. Hydergine’s method of action is still a little unclear but it is believed to stimulate modulation of synaptic neurotransmission. Whether it potentiates the effects of Piracetam or works synergistically is unclear but nonetheless, it is a great stack. Just be careful as long term use of Hydergine has been linked to nasty side effects.
Piracetam + Aniracetam + Oxiracetam
This is a very popular combination. Piracetam may be combined with one or both of these nootropics. It is a good stack because parts may overlap but you are still getting values from unique components brought on by each racetam. Also, the combination is fairly cheap when compared to Pramiracetam or Noopept. The combination is likely to bring some unique cognitive qualities that may not be experienced when taken individually.
Other Stacking Ideas
Most racetams and nootropics have been seen to be very safe and therefore unlikely to cause bad interactions. This is the beauty of stacking. It comes down to finding the best nootropic stack for you. Each supplement has its own benefits that are unique to each user. Your buddy may have a great nootropic stack but that may not work for you.
Below is a list of nootropics that can be stacked together with the above options or used alone or with other more powerful racetams. Some will work synergistically and potentiate others may not.
- Huperzine A
- Fish Oil
- Deprenyl (prescription only USA)
- Choline Citrate/Bitrate