My Current Stack, v2.0

Apr 2nd, 2015 by adminadam in articles
Since September I’ve made some changes to my stack. Most notably I’ve removed Vinpocetine and added Creatine Monohydrate, Rhodiola Rosea, and Tianeptine Sodium. Learn about these additions following the before/after lists:

BEFORE


  1. ModafinilModalert, 200mg, weekday mornings.
  2. Caffeine/L-theanineNatural Stacks’ Smart Caffeine, 100mg Caffeine and 200mg L-theanine, three or four times per day.
  3. Decaf Bulletproof CoffeeUpgraded Self, blended with 1 tbsp. organic, grass-fed butter and 1 tbsp. MCT/coconut-oil, mornings.
  4. Additional L-theanineDoctor’s Best Suntheanine, 150mg, three or four times per day.
  5. AniracetamPowder City powder, 1 gram, every 3-4 hours.
  6. NoopeptPowder City powder, 30mg, two to three times per day.
  7. Bacopa MonnieriSwanson Superior Herbs (BaCognize), standardized to 45% baccosides, 250mg, two or three times per day.
  8. AshwagandhaNutrigold Ashwagandha Gold, 300mg standardized KSM-66 extract with 5% withanolides, plus 200mg whole root powder, two or three capsules per day.
  9. VinpocetineSource Naturals, 10mg, twice per day.


  10. IodineLugol’s Iodine 2.2% Solution, 4 drops with a glass of water, once a day in the morning.
  11. Butter Oil / Cod Liver OilGreen Pastures, BLUE ICE™ Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend, two 750mg capsules each morning.
  12. Organic Turmeric Root Powder — 1-2 tbsp. mixed in water with black pepper to increase bioavailability.
  13. MelatoninSchiff’s Melatonin Ultra/Knock-Out, 3mg, one or two capsules, 30+ minutes before bed.
  14. Activated CharcoalNature’s Way, as needed.

AFTER


  1. ModafinilModalert, 200mg, weekday mornings.
  2. Caffeine/L-theaninePowder City, 100mg Caffeine and 200mg L-theanine, three or four times per day.
  3. Decaf Bulletproof CoffeeUpgraded Self, blended with 1 tbsp. organic, grass-fed butter and 1 tbsp. MCT/coconut-oil, mornings.
  4. Additional L-theanineDoctor’s Best Suntheanine, 150mg, three or four times per day.
  5. AniracetamPowder City powder, 1 gram, every 3-4 hours.
  6. NoopeptPowder City powder, 15mg, two to three times per day.
  7. Bacopa MonnieriSwanson Superior Herbs (BaCognize), standardized to 45% baccosides, 250mg, two or three times per day.
  8. AshwagandhaNutrigold Ashwagandha Gold, 300mg standardized KSM-66 extract with 5% withanolides, plus 200mg whole root powder, two or three capsules per day.
  9. VinpocetineSource Naturals, 10mg, twice per day. On hold: Although generally well-tolerated and largely efficacious, wanted to save money.
  10. IodineLugol’s Iodine 2.2% Solution, 3 drops with a glass of water, once a day in the morning.
  11. Cod Liver OilNOW Foods Cod Liver Oil, two 650mg softgels each morning.

  12. Organic Turmeric Root Powder — 1-2 tbsp. mixed in water with black pepper to increase bioavailability.
  13. MelatoninSchiff’s Melatonin Ultra/Knock-Out, 3mg, one or two capsules, 30+ minutes before bed.
  14. Activated CharcoalNature’s Way, as needed.
  15. Creatine MonohydrateHard Rhino Creatine Monohydrate Micronized 200 Mesh Pure Powder, 5 grams mixed with water once each morning.
  16. Rhodiola RoseaNOW Foods Rhodiola, one 500mg capsule each morning.
  17. Tianeptine Sodium — Powder City powder, 12.5mg three times a day.

SUMMARY OF NEW COMPOUNDS

Creatine Monohydrate directly fuels mitochondrial metabolism through the boosting of ATP levels in the body. It enhances brain metabolism and thusly, improves mental stamina and executive function quite effectively. It also has numerous workout benefits, including increased staying power, endurance, and muscle definition. May cause slight bloating effects due to extra water retention. Workout recovery time is reduced. SOURCE: http://examine.com/supplements/Creatine/

Rhodiola Rosea is an artic adaptogenic herbal power house. Rhodiola boosts energy and immune function while helping your body deal with stress and fatigue. Higher doses have been shown to have some anti-depressant effects. Generally boosts cognition and subjective well-being. Best taken on an empty stomach in the morning, in doses between 250 and 600mg. SOURCE: http://examine.com/supplements/Rhodiola+Rosea/

Tianeptine Sodium — a.k.a. Stablon, Coaxil, Tatinol — is a neuroprotective, antidepressant drug of the previously-undiscovered SSRE class (not to be confused with SSRI’s, which are the oft-maligned, dangerous, and difficult-to-adjust-to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors; Tianeptine conversely enhances reuptake of serotonin in the brain). Tianeptine acts both as a non-sedating anti-anxiety agent and a non-stimulating mood-brightener. Tianeptine may serve as a long-acting nootropic. It counteracts serotonin-induced inhibition of cholinergic medial septal neurons. Chronic tianeptine desensitizes serotonin 5-HT1B presynaptic heteroreceptors which inhibit acetylcholine release. Experimentally, tianeptine improves working and reference memory in depressed rats, probably due to its neurotrophic action. Tianeptine prevents stress-induced memory deficits and restores synaptic plasticity. Even a single dose of tianeptine measurably increases growth hormone (GH) secretion; long-term GH enhancers tend to improve intellectual performance. Much research on Tianeptine’s potential has yet to be done, but the low toxicity profile, combined with the anxiolytic and mood-brightening, mood-balancing effects make it a force to be reckoned with. Typical doses reach 37.5mg MAX daily, divided into 3 doses of 12.5mg. Tianeptine Sulfate may be taken in 20-25mg doses twice per day due to its slower absorption in the body. SOURCE: http://www.tianeptine.com/

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