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Poll: Which nootropic works best for you? (158 member(s) have cast votes)

Which nootropics have you tried?

  1. Piracetam (109 votes [7.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.76%

  2. Aniracetam (73 votes [5.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.20%

  3. Oxiracetam (61 votes [4.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.34%

  4. Coluracetam (44 votes [3.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.13%

  5. Other racetams (e.g. Pramiracetam, Phenylpiracetam) (80 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

  6. Noopept (107 votes [7.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.62%

  7. Caffeine (139 votes [9.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.89%

  8. Traditional nootropics (e.g. Bacopa, Withania, Lion's mane) (94 votes [6.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.69%

  9. Histaminergics (e.g. Modafinil) (68 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  10. GABAergics (e.g. Phenibut) (67 votes [4.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.77%

  11. Vasodilators (e.g. Vinpocetine) (54 votes [3.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.84%

  12. Serotonergic antidepressants (various SSRIs, MAO-A inhibitors) (50 votes [3.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.56%

  13. Monoaminergic stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Amphetamines) (53 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  14. NMDAR antagonists (e.g Ketamine, Memantine) (24 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  15. AChEIs (e.g. Huperzine A, Galantamine) (47 votes [3.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.35%

  16. MAO-B inhibitors (e.g. Selegiline) (34 votes [2.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.42%

  17. Various choline sources (e.g. Alpha-GPC) (98 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

  18. Potent ampakines (e.g. Sunifiram, IDRA-21) (32 votes [2.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.28%

  19. Vitamins, synthetic vitamin derivatives (e.g. Sulbutiamine) (104 votes [7.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.40%

  20. Other (67 votes [4.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.77%

Which nootropic works best for you?

  1. Piracetam (11 votes [6.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.96%

  2. Aniracetam (3 votes [1.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.90%

  3. Oxiracetam (3 votes [1.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.90%

  4. Coluracetam (10 votes [6.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.33%

  5. Other racetams (e.g. Pramiracetam, Phenylpiracetam) (12 votes [7.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.59%

  6. Noopept (13 votes [8.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.23%

  7. Caffeine (15 votes [9.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.49%

  8. Traditional nootropics (e.g. Bacopa, Withania, Lion's mane) (11 votes [6.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.96%

  9. Histaminergics (e.g. Modafinil) (9 votes [5.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.70%

  10. GABAergics (e.g. Phenibut) (3 votes [1.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.90%

  11. Vasodilators (e.g. Vinpocetine) (2 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  12. Serotonergic antidepressants (various SSRIs, MAO-A inhibitors) (2 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  13. Monoaminergic stimulants (e.g. Ritalin, Amphetamines) (13 votes [8.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.23%

  14. NMDAR antagonists (e.g Ketamine, Memantine) (3 votes [1.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.90%

  15. AChEIs (e.g. Huperzine A, Galantamine) (5 votes [3.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.16%

  16. MAO-B inhibitors (e.g. Selegiline) (2 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  17. Various choline sources (e.g. Alpha-GPC) (7 votes [4.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.43%

  18. Potent ampakines (e.g. Sunifiram, IDRA-21) (6 votes [3.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.80%

  19. Vitamins, synthetic vitamin derivatives (e.g. Sulbutiamine) (4 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  20. Other (24 votes [15.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.19%

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#1 knockout_mice

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:02 PM


It's really easy, but even easier for a regular noot user. You check the nootropics you tried at least for two weeks and on the other poll you vote for your favorite.

If you'd like to go into details, write a comment.

Please, vote on both polls!

Edited by mice, 17 December 2013 - 04:04 PM.


#2 Multicultural Harmony

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

I think water should be on this list, it is far more effective.
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#3 knockout_mice

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

I think water should be on this list, it is far more effective.


Check the definition of the word 'nootropic'. :cool:
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#4 Nootropic Milk Hotel

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

The only nootropic that has delivered powerful, noticeable positive results for me (I don't consider dextroamphetamine a nootropic) has been PRL-8-53. Of course, these things should not be judged just by that, and I'm sure bacopa, Lion's Mane, etc. have been good for me, but PRL is the one that has really shone.
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#5 Multicultural Harmony

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

I think water should be on this list, it is far more effective.


Check the definition of the word 'nootropic'. :cool:


'Nootropic' is almost as hokey as the term 'adaptogen'.
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#6 Mind

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 06:16 PM

I have only tried caffeine and vinpocetine. Therefore, my vote is probably not that interesting. Caffeine works, I don't feel the need to try anything else right now.
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#7 Babychris

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Do people are really taking "stacks" and feel better than without it ? To be honest today and yesterday I've not took anything because of bad reaction, and I'm a best mood for a long time. I feel really "natural" and that's a pleasure..
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#8 Zyan

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:52 AM

Ritalin for sure, although it's not exactly healthy to take it on a daily basis.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

Other than caffeine, I'm gonna gave to go with Ciltep (which is a stack, ofc), and Huperzine A.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

Do people are really taking "stacks" and feel better than without it ? To be honest today and yesterday I've not took anything because of bad reaction, and I'm a best mood for a long time. I feel really "natural" and that's a pleasure..

You have a good point... I take a day off of Noots at least once a week, and it always feels very nice to feel like me again. My brain definitely does not work as well on those days, but I still feel good.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 09:30 PM

Pramiracetam was amazing, too bad it slowed my reading down though.

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:02 PM

Pramiracetam was amazing, too bad it slowed my reading down though.


Could you tell about your experience a little more? Effects of different dosages, tolerance, etc
Thanks!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 06:29 AM

I've tried nearly everything common, and some uncommon nootropics. I checked off I think every box except one. That said, my ultimate choice would be "other."

My "other" would be cerebrolysin. This has far and away shown me the strongest, greatest nootropic effects, that lasted with permanence and affected every aspect of my life in a greater way. I haven't used it for over a year, almost a year and a half, but I'm receiving some in the mail in the next week and could not possibly be more excited. Out of every single thing I've tried, this particular neurogenic substance has shown to be the best. Far and away. Literally no competition in any way, shape or form. Especially due to its lasting effects even after the drug is gone, which most, if not all other nootropics don't have.

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Second best would be Pramiracetam at 200mg 2-3x daily. After a small loading phase for me, my memory becomes very noticeably stronger, my concentration much better, and my ability to work is much more consistent. Pramiracetam works great for me as a daily, non-injectible nootropic.

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#14 Dan1976

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 11:08 PM

I tried many things. What worked best for me is a stack :

Pramiracetam
DHA
Citicoline
L-glutamic acid

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

It's starting to become a pramiracetam appreciation thread, haha.
Please, tell us your optimal dosages!

#16 Babychris

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

No so far it's coluracetam the winner



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 11:14 PM

Coluracetam flipped my life around in a positive way, far more noticeably than any other, and I've tried most of 'em. 



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:54 PM

Nootropics are predominantly shit. I believe you'd have to be a hypochondriac with a slew of make believe illnesses to really benefit from taking some of these.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:03 PM

Nootropics are predominantly shit. I believe you'd have to be a hypochondriac with a slew of make believe illnesses to really benefit from taking some of these.

 

The term "Nootropic" is used in medical literature; substances' efficacy can demonstrated by improvements in digit span (humans), increased word recall (humans), fear-conditioning and avoidance, water-maze tests improvements, and dozens of other tests all of which indicate that nootropics do indeed "work" and are not "predominantly shit" as you have so colorfully put it. You really need to lacking proper mental faculties to have come to such a conclusion and are displacing your own shortcomings toward the nootropic community.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Nootropics are predominantly shit. I believe you'd have to be a hypochondriac with a slew of make believe illnesses to really benefit from taking some of these.


 
The term "Nootropic" is used in medical literature; substances' efficacy can demonstrated by improvements in digit span (humans), increased word recall (humans), fear-conditioning and avoidance, water-maze tests improvements, and dozens of other tests all of which indicate that nootropics do indeed "work" and are not "predominantly shit" as you have so colorfully put it. You really need to lacking proper mental faculties to have come to such a conclusion and are displacing your own shortcomings toward the nootropic community.



I agree , nootropics are shit. Only work for people with cognitive deficits.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:41 PM

 

Nootropics are predominantly shit. I believe you'd have to be a hypochondriac with a slew of make believe illnesses to really benefit from taking some of these.


 
The term "Nootropic" is used in medical literature; substances' efficacy can demonstrated by improvements in digit span (humans), increased word recall (humans), fear-conditioning and avoidance, water-maze tests improvements, and dozens of other tests all of which indicate that nootropics do indeed "work" and are not "predominantly shit" as you have so colorfully put it. You really need to lacking proper mental faculties to have come to such a conclusion and are displacing your own shortcomings toward the nootropic community.



I agree , nootropics are shit. Only work for people with cognitive deficits.

 

Let me rephrase your argument. You are claiming there exists absolutely no way to improve your current cognitive function through the means of ingesting chemical substances if you are "healthy". That's an extraordinary claim and requires extraordinary evidence. There is a slew of evidence showing many substances improving human cognitive function in those considered "healthy".

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

Phenylpiracetam is my go-to. 300mg seems to be the sweet spot, and have not found tolerance to build up. Not only does it improve my cognitive function (as do other noots), but it makes me noticeably less socially anxious. It also does not have any speedy aspects to it, which is a nice plus.

 

Noopept is also quite nice. YMMV.



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:45 PM

Peptides seem to have the greatest effect.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:08 AM

which ones yada?



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:46 AM

I've only had the chance to dabbble with Selank. I'm betting SEMAX is good.

#26 Deep Thought

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:51 AM

I claimed that nootropics are predominantly shit, as in, the brunt of substances in the elusive "nootropic" category are largely inefficient or only slightly better than placebo. Some guy misunderstood the message in my post and questioned my "mental faculties". I won't be bothered writing a coherent reply, but instead elucidate why his line of thinking is wrong:

 

- The fact that the term "nootropic" is used in medical litterature, does not on its' own affirm the efficiency of a substance. The substance in question has been put in a category, possibly as an extra bit of information to the reader.

- Do you honestly believe that all tests show that nootropics work? Some tests, show or suggest that some nootropics are effective at improving certain underlying parameters, which ultimately results in "enhanced cognition". Some tests, show or suggest that some nootropics are inefficient at improving certain underlying parameters, which ultimately results in "enhanced cognition". 

- All tests do indeed not show that all "nootropics" are effective. There are as many shitty nootropics and nootropic blends as there are efficient ones.

- Writing all of which indicate that "nootropics" do indeed work, is strange. You must understand that such generalizations are downright stupid.


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#27 xks201

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:09 PM

In my experience real nootropic effects have only been seen in me at least with combining several things to form a synergistic effect.
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#28 knockout_mice

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 01:44 PM

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#29 Babychris

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

In very rare occasion I had some very intense and blissfull Oxiracetam rush but unfortunately I don't know how to keep them as they vanish very quickly and it happens very rarely. That's really a shame because trust that it could be really really good !

 

For consistant effect by far Adderall (or TBH 2-FA which I assume is very near of the official version)



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#30 Reformed-Redan

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:34 PM

In my experience real nootropic effects have only been seen in me at least with combining several things to form a synergistic effect.

Same. What combo has worked for you? I stumbled across something really effective and I'm trying to potentiate it. 


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