I am recovering from Lyme disease and while my body is recovering my brain is nowhere near where it used to be.
I looked into some nootropics and tried alpha GPC.
It works well for me. I experience greatly increased focus and mental energy, and I can think about studying and doing difficult mental tasks again.
I ran across this thread about how alpha GPC does not seem to be good for Alzheimer's patients, who probably have too much of it.
I'm not an Alzheimer's patient and those concerns might not apply to me, but I am still concerned about whether messing with my brain with alpha GPC will be good for me.
I might just use it for a few weeks or months, to get my brain into higher gear (and to get myself studying again), and then taper off?
The Source Naturals brand I am using recommends taking 2 300mg capsules twice a day for a few weeks, then 1 twice a day after that.
I've been using only 1 twice a day (600mg/d) and it feels like plenty.
Are there other nootropics that have been studied more? I would be interested in Piracetam, but I don't know where to find it.