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The amino acid l-theanine is one of the most versatile of all the naturally sourced nootropics. Sourced from Camellia sinensis (tea leaves) it is most apparent in green tea. L-theanine is also present in much smaller doses in black tea and can also be found in guayusa. L-theanine is considered calming but is not actually sedative. L-theanine is not an

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Rhodiola rosea is plant member of the Crassulaceae family that grows mostly in cold northern regions of the world in the continents of Asia, Europe, and North America. Referred to variously as Arctic root, golden root, Aaron’s rod, and rose root, this plant has long been part of ancient human medical practices, even being referenced by Dioscorides, a noted Roman physician

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Phenylpiracetam, also known as Carphedon and Phenotropil, is an analogue of the classic nootropic compound piracetam. The compound possesses the same 2-oxo-pyrillidinone skeleton that all racetams share. The only real difference between it and it’s parent compound piracetam is the addition of a phenyl chain.  In addition to making it much stronger at lower doses it’s also reportedly more

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Aniracetam was the second racetam developed by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea after piracetam. Piracetam, which began it’s life as a cyclic derivative of the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA was modified in the 70’s to create the related racetam, aniracetam. Oddly enough, there are studies that may suggest that aniracetam itself may not

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