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u/thebilbobobbins · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

600mg of Lithium Orotate is on the low-end pharmaceutically, but not Nootropically.

There are all sorts of claims and studies, many of which still need to be corroborated, indicating that Lithium modulates Dopaminergic and Gabaergic transmission, it can reduce available Norepinephrine, it can enhance Serotonin function, it's neuroprotective, the list is endless.

So there is a benefit to just taking a "regular" dose of Lithium. Tons of people report feeling calmer and more focused from regular doses of 10mg to 120mg of Lithium Orotate. Magnesium works fairly similarly to Lithium, and you could try combining the two, but Lithium is more potent by volume.

However, I'm suggesting that you try it for mood regulation rather than Nootropic value.

I'm essentially suggesting that you take a pharmaceutical-dose of Lithium (not quite, but you know what I mean), using a Nootropic-brand of Lithium. You need to be careful, because Lithium Orotate isn't as well studied as Lithium Carbonate (though, many claim Lithium Orotate is safer). It may take longer to clear, meaning that it could buildup in your body and slowly raise your blood-Lithium level over time. It may be more bioavailable than Lithium Carbonate, meaning that my comparison of the equivalent dosages is off. Based on the studies and anecdotal reports I read, my comparison of dosages seems more or less "accurate", so the buildup is probably the bigger concern. For example, maybe you should only be taking 600mg every 2 days, because it has twice the half-life of Lithium Carbonate. I can't find enough information on it to tell you one way or the other.

Plus, you're claiming that you aren't experiencing hypomania, which means your therapeutic dose would be much lower than someone with mood-cycling.

It's not something that is particularly risky. Like I said, the therapeutic dose for mood regulation is 0.6 mmol/L, and I'm only suggesting you aim for 0.1 mmol/L. It is highly unlikely that you're going to experience Lithium toxicity, even if it does have a longer half-life and/or higher bioavailability. I'm just trying to give you all of the available information, because I'm not a doctor, and you need to be your own advocate here. If you experience acute Lithium toxicity, you'll know pretty quickly. You'll feel sick, dizzy, confused, weak, etc. And if that happens, you just lower the dose or stop taking it.

What I would recommend is, you give 600mg Lithium Orotate a try for 3 months or so. At the end of that 3 months, I'd recommend visiting your doctor and asking her to check your Lithium levels. She'll probably ask "why?", and you'll just tell her "you've been trying an over-the-counter Lithium supplement, and you want to make sure you aren't overdoing it". She might give you some speech about "self-medicating", but whatever, Lithium is literally just an alkali metal on the periodic table of elements (this entire subreddit is about self-medicating). Then, if you're liking the way it makes you feel (or, more importantly, if it's helping) you should ask your general practitioner or Psychiatrist to put you on the real stuff, so you can see what feels like in the 0.4 to 0.6 mmol/L range. Or, if you're not worried about it, just adjust your dosage yourself using the Lithium Orotate (but it's going to get expensive doing it over-the-counter).

I use to take Lithium for some of the same reasons I'm recommending it to you. I was too goofy, I'd talk too much, I'd talk too loud, I'd say whatever popped into my head. I'd encounter a debate in a discussion, and even though I felt like I was being inquisitive or curious, other people felt like I was "trying to argue with them" or "invalidating their opinion". I came off as abrasive, when I was just trying to talk, have fun, make new friends, etc. I got my blood-Lithium level up to 0.7 mmol/L, and my life improved dramatically. I didn't lose my personality or urge to talk (which can happen if your dose is too high), but instead, I became capable of having "more normal", toned-down discussions. More women started showing interest in me, and more men and women wanted to be my friend. Shit was a fucking miracle.

Anyways, sorry for writing so much. I write for a living, and it's easy for me to pound this stuff out in a couple of minutes. I would recommend this brand:

u/psychonaut11 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

The fish oil actually looks pretty good according to labdoor. They gave it a B- grade, but only because the pills only contain 360mg omega 3 per 1200mg fish oil. They make some higher concentrated omega 3 fish oil pills that are like 80-90% omega 3 but they are much more expensive. You can find them on amazon.

The Nature's Made pills are fine though, you'll just get a little more non-omega 3 oil, but that doesn't hurt. Dose should be ~1 gram omega 3 per day, so you could take up to 3 of those nature made pills per day and it'd be fine.

Fish oil is a good supp to take in general but it's not one that you're gonna see any acute effects from (it's not gonna give you a noticeable boost in "ambition" like you were looking for in your original post), especially if you already eat fish. It is good for you cardiovascular system and brain though.

L-theanine on the other hand you might see some acute benefits from. It acts on glutamate receptors in the brain and increases levels various neurotransmitters. It is also is supposed to increase levels of BDNF and NGF, which are hormones that play a role in neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. I occasionally take L-theanine in the evening (200-400mg) to wind down after work. I find it fairly relaxing. Definitely needs to be taken on an empty stomach with water though to see effects. If you take it in the morning with coffee/caffeine it kinda takes the edge of the caffeine buzz and can really help you get in the zone and focus. It's pretty easy to find good l-theanine, I got mine from liftmode, it seems to work fine. There's a list of reliable suppliers on the "Beginner's guide to nootropics" link if you wanna look at where to get anything else too.

u/Kerzy11 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Sounds like you have a pretty classic case of ADHD... Which, as you said, there is no quick fix.

  • Typical ADHD suggestions are make a routine/schedule and follow it, every single day. As soon as you don't, you tend to fall a few massive steps backward.

  • Meditation is huge for those with ADHD, it helps with focus and the anxiety.

  • Also reward systems... Constantly remind yourself to focus, and when you do, give yourself some form of personal reward.

  • SLEEP, fix your sleep patterns. Following the schedule you made will greatly help with this. A lot of ADHD individuals have the problem of both falling and staying asleep. Which means you get very little REM sleep, which shits on your memory, and takes a huge toll on your focus/alertness.

    As far as mitigating the changes your amph made to your body:

  • I would suggest supplementing Tyrosine to replace the dopamine stores that were under constant stress while taking your meds. It's rate limited, so it doesn't really matter how much you take, it will only make what you need. So if your body is still behind in DA production, you will notice a definite change. Otherwise, you won't notice anything, and that means you probably don't need to supplement it.

  • A magnesium supplement, as you said, is amazing for the TMJ you experience during and after amph. But it also helps with sleep and overall tissue Mg+ stores. This is important as amph uses up your Mg+ stores like crazy. It also has a large calming effect that will help your anxiety. However, don't use citrate, it's primarily a laxative... While citrate will raise your blood Mg+ levels, a giant portion of it will be shat out. I would suggest glycinate, personally. You also have to be aware of the brand you're using. Some brands only MIX elemental Mg+ with some form of protein, which basically means that in the bottle, it's "magnesium citrate/glycinate/etc", but they're not bound together. This reduces the bioavailability to be complete shite. This one is excellent:

  • I would also suggest N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), it will help with obsessive/ritualistic behaviors, which will also help with anxiety etc. It is also a strong antioxidant and helps the liver... Amazing to take before drinking. Some people are making a big fuss right now about the pulmonary effects of it, but I've been using it for quite a while with no issues.

  • I also take a choline supplement before bed (Alpha-GPC), it has GREATLY helped with reaching REM sleep, and also the staying asleep factor.

  • Melatonin is another antioxidant and helps with sleep a lot.

  • Fish oil, 600mg+ PER capsule minimum, with a higher content of EPA to DHA (I shoot for a 2:1 ratio). It helps with the stress your heart was under, great for overall health, and helps with focus issues.

  • Theanine, especially if you're a coffee drinker (which most people with ADHD are). Helps with stress, overall calms you down. It's also amazingly synergistic with caffeine.

    Hope this helps.
u/eric_lewis · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Addressing your first question, before buying any of these nootropics, I researched thoroughly and have not experienced any tolerance issues myself because I took necessary precautions in order to prevent that from happening. The only substances I have heard of causing the build of tolerance are pramiracetam and phenylpiracetam, the latter more so than any other substance. But this information, I have found, is anecdotal and these noots affect people differently than others. I have heard of cases of tolerance of phenyl can build in 3-4 straight days and pram in 1-2 weeks. I only take phenyl when I know I will have a challenging day ahead i.e on exam days. I cycle pram with other racetams, taking it 2 times per week, give or take. As for cycling, I would not take more than 2-3 racetams in a day, as it is not necessary. I usually take aniracetam daily, and cycle pram, oxi, and piracetam. Once again, you will have to experiment with these and find the cycling schedule that is most effective for you, or not cycle at all.

As for the capsule issue, it is definitely not necessary to use capsules. I used to use just powder and that has worked fine; I usually just dissolved my stack in water (I now just make my own capsules, for convenience). Powder is also much cheaper per dose. I have also heard of dissolving the powder sublingually, but I have not tried it. But if you buy the powder, you will most definitely have to buy a 0.001g scale, and it must be accurate, as many doses of noots will be in the 10 mg range. I recommend the [Gemini-20 scale] ( Semax comes in the form of a nasal spray, don't know if you are comfortable with that, just a forewarning, if you decide to research. As I said before, I make my own capsules, and fit my whole stack into one pill, which I find convenient. There is a kit which I use on, if you are interested, which explains everything about capsule making.

Definitely a good choice to research everything before buying and definitely don't trust just one report, even data. You're welcome and once again, good luck.

u/loganlulz · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Ginkgo Biloba.

Curcumin with a source of Piperine like ground pepper for absorption.

DHA found in Fish oils. The higher the better.

Magnesium. I recommend this brand.

My experience with lions mane was fairly positive. I heard mixing it with some sort of fat like coconut oil you can increase it's absorption. I always made an MCT like hot tea with it and it worked wonders for energy, replaced my coffee for a while.

Hope your friend gets better!

u/danobro · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Our current stack looks like this and is still a work in progress. Please comment as to what might be better options, thanks!.

Updated 8/30:

Protein Smoothie - Garden of Life, 1x/day in am

Green Drink - Garden of Life, 1x/day in am w/ prot smoothie

Multi - Centrum Silver then changing to Pure Encapsulations, 1xday in am w/ breakfast

Lecithin (phos choline) - Moms Organic Market sunflower<br /> no link<br /> <br /> Fish Oil - Nordic Naturals, 2x/day in am/pm<br />;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503340380&amp;amp;sr=1-30&amp;amp;keywords=nordic+naturals+fish+oil<br /> <br /> B12 - Jarrow Forumla Methyl, 1x/day in am<br />;amp;th=1<br /> <br /> Ginko - Moms Organic Market, 2x/day in am/pm
no link

L-theanine/Gaba - Allergy Research Group, 2x/day in am/pm;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503340983&amp;amp;sr=1-5&amp;amp;keywords=allergy+research+group

Melatonin - Moms Organic Market, 1x/day in pm<br /> no link<br /> <br /> Digestive Support - Trifal Ayush Herbs, 1x/day in pm<br />;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503341173&amp;amp;sr=1-11&amp;amp;keywords=ayush+herbs<br /> <br /> Magnesium - Mega Mag Moms Market, 1x/day in pm
no link

Aloe Vera - Solaray, 1x/day in pm - plan to discontinue when done;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503341317&amp;amp;sr=1-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=solaray+aloe+vera&amp;amp;psc=1

Vitamin C - Viva Naturals, 2x day in am/pm;amp;psc=1

DHEA - Zhou, 1x day in am;amp;psc=1

Phos Serine - Doctors Best, 2x day in am/pm<br />;amp;th=1<br /> <br /> Alcarn - Natures Trove, 2x day in am/pm;amp;psc=1

CoQ10- Garden of Life Raw, 1x day in am;amp;psc=1

B Complex - Garden of Life Raw, 2xday in am/pm;amp;psc=1

Current on order:

Turmeric/Curcumin - Key Nutrition;amp;th=1

PQQ - Health Through Nutrition;amp;th=1

Resveratrol - BRI Nutrition;amp;psc=1

Alpha GPC - VitaMonk;amp;psc=1

Alpha-Lipoic Acid - Doctor`s Best;amp;th=1

Bacopa Monnieri - Pure Mountain Botanicals;amp;psc=1

Ashwagandha - Nutra Herbs;amp;th=1

Bacopa will be replacing Ginko and Alpha GPC will replace the lecithin. Any other suggestions are welcome, the stack in its current form is a bit unmanageable however it helps to empty the capsules into the protein smoothie in the morning and into a blueberry keifr milk smoothie in the afternoon or early evening.

u/adidasboy1 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Thanks, will certainly look into it further. I am also interested in meditation and will be implementing it when this semester closes out and it makes sense to begin practicing. After doing research over the past 24 hours, I've come up with potential ideas for what I may begin using. If anyone can provide feedback or any notes on any of the following and dosage, it would be appreciated:

  • Bacopa Monnieri - I wasn't sure if it's important to take the extract or the whole herb in capsule form
  • L-Citrulline
  • NAC - I read a recent study suggesting NAC may break down the BBB, but the unhealthy rats used seem faulty
  • KSM-66
  • Chelated Magnesium - I read chelated is the best in this case


    Each of these listed are all just ideas, I'm not sure what would be necessary and what wouldn't, just what I've gathered from reading. I have also considered Zembrine and I'm not sure if a dopamine supplement would be necessary for any reason, but if so I've looked at L-Theanine and Dopa Mucuna.


    In researching all of this, I've also found multivitamins created specifically for anxiety. Something like this seems it could be promising. Am I better off creating my own stack and taking supplements individually, or would the multivitamin option be something worth considering? Does anyone have any experience?
u/slimbender · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

No, you don't need them perfect but dosing 400mg instead of 200mg is that much more easy. Would just make you a bit sleepy maybe. A great deal of Nootropics are nontoxic, so overdosing is rarely a concern if you understand what you're taking.

What about a sub $10 scale. Works great!

u/kos277 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I have decided to buy them seperately.

This is what i'm thinking of buying:

Bacopa 250 mg caps from mindnutrition

Rhodiola Rosea 500mg caps from mindnutrition

KSM-66 1000mg from Tranquility Labs

I'm not sure about the ashwagandha, I suspect it may be too strong..

Maybe this is better? There just isnt any information about the % of withanolides.

Mind nutrition is also selling ashawagandha, which honestly seems pretty good.

I just thought maybe i could save a bit of money on amazon instead.

Any thoughts?

u/dravn · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

The question "what has had the most significant effect for you?" has been posed in /r/nootropics and /r/stackadvice before. The #1 answer is always exercise. Exercise will have a much more significant effect than any nootropic, and the recommendation is always to ensure that sleep, diet, and exercise are all taken care of before experimenting with nootropics.

That being said, some supplements can definitely help to address anxiety/depression. Let me also say that every body is different; and between two people who are trying to ameliorate the same condition, the same supplement could help one and worsen the other.

The essentials for anyone are: Omega-3s, magnesium glycinate, and a B-complex. Also consider ALCAR and a choline source (such as alpha-GPC).

Supplements that people report being beneficial for anxiety/depression (and therefore focus, energy, mental capacity): ashwagandha, rosea rhiodola, L-theanine bacopa, SEMAX, memantine.

There are plenty (1, 2, 3) of reports on what has worked for certain people to tackle their anxiety/depression. (Click through all of those).

My recommendation for you would be to get this magnesium, some good fish oil, and this B-complex. Then give SEMAX a shot. Then maybe look into bacopa, aswagandha, etc.

Regarding noopept: "Noopept reduces anxiety and depression for me. When I went through a bad time it would immediately take the emotion out of me." Perhaps try it too.

u/notnonymous1 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

&gt; I'm not sure that SSRIs and Rhodiola are a good mix. There's at least one case of an adverse reaction.

I did read that it is a MAO inhibitor and can cause headaches or even serotonin syndrome if taken with SSRIs. However it seems to be speculative. I cannot find strong evidence that there is an interaction. and list no interactions between the two.

&gt; Why DMAE? It doesn't seem to have very good evidence.

My mistake. I meant DHA fish oil.

&gt; Why glutamine? are you vegan/vegetarian?

Not at all haha. I've read how important it is for workout recovery and want to make sure I get enough in, so I thought I'd supplement with it. I'm on the fence about this one since I do eat a lot of protein, whey, and casein.

&gt; Ashwagandha 800mg x2
&gt; 800mg of what? Whole plant? It seems too high to be the extract which is what's researched/shows benefit. The extract is highly recommended.

It's the extract from NOW Foods. states "The optimal dose is 6,000mg a day usually divided into three doses (2,000mg)". The Chopra Center is more conservative: "The typical recommended dose is 600 to 1,000 mg. twice daily." I initially came up with my dosage from their recommendation - I want to be conservative since I'm taking Rhodiola as well. If I take 2 NOW pills twice a day, it will up it to 900mg x2. Where did you read that 800 x2 would be too much?

u/schwiftshop · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

It depends on what your measuring - if its 'flour like', 'sugar like', flakes, etc

Most good vendors will have a serving size on the package or give you a scoop - before I got my scale that's what I went by.

That said, its totally worth it to buy a scale. I got mine for like 20 bucks on amazon (it has a 20 gram limit). The thing to keep in mind is that when you measure small amounts, it can get really hard to get good measurements unless you're buying lab-grade equipment (and even then its not great), so if you use supplements that are dosed under say, 50-100mg, and its really important that you are accurate, read up on geometric dilution.

edit: this is the exact one I bought - at the time it was only $23. American Weigh Scales GEMINI-20 Portable MilliGram Scale

u/Yamaha9 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

There's a great guide to racetams here

If you decide to go with powders (which is more cost-effective in the long run) make SURE you get a good scale to measure everything out. I went with this one;psc=1
and this to measure everything out;amp;psc=1

u/realmushrooms · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Been slowly compiling resources on this as we get a lot of questions in the regard. Hope it helps.

Dr. Rhonda Patrick + sauna use:

Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast addressing protocol for dementia or Alzheimers: (see the 45min mark of the transcript for a listener question about protocol’s for Alzheimers)

Dr. Trent Austin - Natural Treatments for Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis:

Olive oil + Alzherimer's:

Cognitive Decline Protocols:

Lions Mane:


u/ProfWiki · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Yup, trust me, 20$ now for a scale will save you money in the long run. You'll inevitably underestimate how much of something you are taking, which can be dangerous at worse, and expensive as you go through supplements quicker at best.

This scale is on sale for 10 dollars right now actually, so I'd go with it. It has tons of good reviews.

This one, which I have, is good though because it has a little metal cup to place the supplements in. I guess otherwise you could use a little paper cup or something, put it on the scale and tare it, then add your supplements if you go with the first scale.

u/NotMeYep · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Would this cheap supplement count as the subligunal form? Source Naturals Glutathione Complex 50 mg Tabs, 100 ct

And would that help with ocd or anxiety like nac does? And how is sublingual different than liposomal? And im amazed about the hundreds of amazon reviews that say regular reduced form works.

u/Kootlefoosh · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

lithium pretty much saves me from having these weird anxious and dreadful feelings. 5 mg lithium via lithium orotate (equivalent of 120 mg of lithium orotate salt, or one of these tablets) has pretty fantastic safety data, and really can't hurt you at all unless you already have a kidney issue (people get this much lithium a day from drinking groundwater in certain cities). I personally take 20mg a day (four of those tablets) but increased dosages comes with increased risks -- which can be mitigated if you have the money for blood lithium testing (you want less than 1.2 mEq/dl)

u/GeneralSmedleyButsex · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

This is the Choline I was thinking of buying -;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thanks for the feedback - I like the look of that Smart Caffeine.

u/utopicnootropic · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Yes! Im sure youre aware that eating right and sleeping right will make their own difference, but you could try Ashwagandha (nootropicsdepot) and Magnesium Glycinate (amazon) and that would probably help out.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1505704271&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=magnesium+glycinate

u/ResistUnlearnDefy · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

This is one of the best quality oils you can get.

You can check out lab tested reviews for most supplements at

If you don't actually need a multivitamin then no need to get one. I've read something along the lines of extra vitamins when not needed can just help stuff grow that you don't want or need to grow, such as tumours.

u/willwar63 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I find the NAC sort of similar to the L-Theanine. It is a marked but subtle effect. It does seem to help me deal with stressful situations. The NAC also has some added health (not mental) benefits such as liver detox. They are both non essential amino acids so kind of in the same family? These are the brands I take.



Reviews are somewhat helpful. Oh and one more thing, try them on an empty stomach to see how you feel.

u/SKEvil · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

I recently switched from magnesium gluconate to this brand that contains elemental magnesium chelated with the amino acids glycine and lysine. I'd recommend it; fewer pills and—FWIW—I've noticed much better results than with the gluconate.

u/Eric1029 · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Ashwaghanda Sensoril helps me a ton. I take two of these a night, also helps reduce stress which in turn helps my sleep.;amp;qid=1511627944&amp;amp;sr=1

u/panacizma · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Make sure you are taking a product with bioavailable/active forms of Folate, B12, and B6. This is the product I recommend (and personally take) after much research:;amp;qid=1458951752&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=Jarrow+B-right

u/happypiggy · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

I've tried both (links below), and as well as being cheaper, I found the sensoril (Life Extension) to be more effective for stress and anxiety. I like ashwagandha because it does this with zero drowsiness.;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1

u/TheRealDr_Butt · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

Piracetam is a good place to start with -racetams and citicoline or Alpha-GPC are good sources of choline.

L-tyrosine is useful in cases of dopamine deficiency and should be taken with a B complex, or just vitamin B6, and no food for optimal absorption.

Histamine reactions to NAC are rare, but NAC should be avoided if you do have a reaction.


L-tyrosine and Choline sources:




u/epistemeal · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

You'll probably have to get a scale if you want an accurate measurements. I've heard good thing about this one, though it will cost you a bit.

u/Staggvillainy · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I'll look into a choline source before investing into a racetam. ALCAR is generally recommended as a source, right? Can I just eat eggs?

I have used KSM-66 in the past, but this is my current source, which may be less potent: [NOW Ashwagandha Extract 450 mg] (

Any other noots that are recommended for concentration?

u/loinplanks · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I just take one of these magnesium pills with my first meal each day:

So it's 100mg of elemental magnesium -- just a small amount to make sure I'm not deficient.
Examine also notes that magnesium should be taken with meals.

u/ThrowinStacks · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I bought a ton of bitartrate because it was dirt cheap, but after weeks of tinkering with choline ratios and getting mixed results I did some more reading on Examine and found "choline bitartrate... while it does produce benefits for the body it may not increase neural concentrations of choline reliably.. This reflects the experience I had been having. I bought this Alpha-GPC and one is enough for me.

u/TestSubject008765 · 2 pointsr/StackAdviceヒマラヤ-バコパ-60粒-並行輸入品/dp/B0006NZPGA/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=bacopa&amp;amp;qid=1573295034&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;th=1&amp;amp;psc=1

This one. I live in Japan and this brand was the only one that seemed legit and ships to Japan so I’m taking this one. But I think Synapsa brand or bacognize brand might give you better results since it is more potent than this one.
Although I’ve seen lots of people complaining side effects from those 2 brands so maybe not...

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I take PS with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When I first started taking it, I noticed a very pronounced, calming effect. For Ashwagandha, I use this version:

Yes, the 24-hour cortisol test is what you need. If it's too crazy, you can see a doctor and then show them the results. I've found trying to do it the opposite way always ends in frustration (meaning, going to the doctor as an informed patient, and in spite of being tactful and respectful, never getting taken seriously enough for relevant labs). I believe insurance has far too much influence in doctors' decisions for labs, so by self-paying and doing it myself, I bypass that roadblock and can then have preliminary evidence for them.

I never seemed to get anything out of Holy Basil. Maybe there is only so much total adaptogen effect you can get, and it's just overkill? Or maybe when I stop it, I'll find out it really was doing something. It's always a work in progress.

u/masterkaj · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

I use the one listed here:;amp;psc=1


It states that it is chelated magnesium and elemental on the nutritional info label.

u/iakobos · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

NOW Foods is a reputable vendor, if you're looking for one.

u/HauntingYourPast · 5 pointsr/StackAdvice

Just buy the ingredients separately and clone the formula. there's 11 of them. It should cost significantly less and will hold much more time.

Vitamin B6

Alpha GPC



you get the idea..

u/JulieMarlin · 1 pointr/StackAdvice
  • Multivitamin is not a good options for many reasons. (unnecessary vitamins / low quality)
  • High quality source of bacopa monnieri, something like this
  • Vitamin B6, B12
  • Regular meditation and track the result with something like this
u/TeaLeafTrip · 3 pointsr/StackAdvice

Not sure how to answer all your questions, but here is a fish oil product that I use and does not contain vitamin E.
Viva Naturals Fish Oil Supplement

u/RefreshAzure · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Try Lithium Orotate that will even your mood out i found that ashwagandha will remove a lot of the stress of the anxiety if you mood is even out with Lithium Orotate.

u/snakevargas · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice
  • kratom — in a nutshell: a brief vacation from feeling tired and miserable. Anecdote: I had to give a presentation the other day. I it started earlier than I realized and I missed my nap &amp; lunch. I had taken 500mg kratom that morning though. I was surprised that I made it through the presentation with no crash or even a fumble. I'm not taking it now, though; it doesn't play well with the methyl-B12 that I started. I end up wired all night.
  • Selank — stress blocker. The pro is that I can work more/harder/longer. The con is that I can overdo it and be too exhausted the next day to get much done. I think of it as a stress blocker, not reducer.

    BTW, I just started reading the Terry Wahls book on using targeted nutrition ensure your body gets what it needs to function optimally. In the preface she describes how she became wheelchair bound from progressive multiple sclerosis, researched nutritional support for mitochondrial function then regained most of her health. She's an MD and it looks to be realistic so far. You can read the preface on Amazon and see if it interests you.