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Why is Lutein and zeaxanthin having such profound effects on my mental ability?

I started supplementing Lutein and zeaxanthin (20mg / 1mg) about 40 days ago. After like five days, I started noticing me being way more calm while studying, improvements in reading speed, recall and comprehension capability.

It's not like some I got to some superhuman levels rather I got back to the levels which I had like 15 years ago which somehow got fucked over time. I've read that lutein has highest concentration in the brain. So is it because I might have been deficient in it?

I also must point out that I have had high homocysteine levels 24 Umol/L ( Range: 5.46 - 16.20 Umol/L ) about five months ago which have been reduced to 15.29 Umol/L in a recent test. I also supplemented with a high strength bioavailable b-complex and a multivitamin. Although my HsCRP is still high ( 1.79 mg/L, Range: < 1.00 mg/L ).

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2024/04/18
06:02 UTC

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What differences did you notice between Cordyceps Mushroom Powder 10:1 Dual Extract vs Whole Fruiting Body?

I'm thinking to buy Cordyceps Mushroom Powder. I'm aiming for non-stimulatory mood boost (motivation), and for overall health (immune system etc). Kindly share your experiences. Thank you.

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2024/04/18
06:01 UTC

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Can stopping NAC cause withdrawal symptoms? Has anyone else had trouble stopping it?

I’ve been taking NAC for about 3 years now to help with my OCD. My dose has varied but it’s been around 2,000-2,400mg.

It did really help initially but then not as much, but i only recently realized that it could cause anhedonia, which i have been experiencing for the past year or so. So ive been trying to stop.

I’ve been unable to completely stop because within 2-3 days of stopping i get awful GI issues. Diarrhea multiple times a day, stomach cramps, severe nausea, and absolutely no appetite. It’s miserable. My anxiety also feels a little worse which doesn’t surprise me but i have been having panic attacks for what feels like no reason.

I’ve tapered my dose down by only about 1/3 for only a week and i still have pretty bad GI issues. I thought i was going to have to leave work today because of diarrhea and awful nausea.

Several months ago i ran out of NAC for a few days and had identical symptoms which went away when i started the NAC again.

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2024/04/18
00:24 UTC

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Super negative effects from Huperzine A

I’d been taking Huperzine A 200 MCG everyday for like a week. Just looking for that memory boost to help me with my exams. Once they were over, I stopped it cold turkey, which seems to have been a bad idea as my heart rate upon waking up lately has been insanely high and I’ve been feeling very anxious/on edge since stopping.

Might be due to Huperzine, but I’m curious as to what someone reading this would say about it

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2024/04/17
23:45 UTC

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Can psyllium husk prevent the absorption of nootropics?

Is it true that Psyllium Husk can prevent absorption of nootropics?

If so, what strategy do you use to take Psyllium Husk without affecting absorption?

What would be the minimum dose to not cause this absorption problem?

I have a binge eating problem and today I tested 4.5g of Psyllium Husk after a meal and surprisingly I didn't have any binge eating thing, even with the house full of junk food.

Therefore, I want to continue experimenting with this compound.

But I was worried about the issue of nutrient absorption.

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2024/04/17
23:13 UTC

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Noopept sourcing UK?

Or, whatever the best nootropic you think is, can't find a thing over here.

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2024/04/17
21:42 UTC

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I will do a self study for the next years using Valproic Acid.

I knew the supposed effects of valproate / Valproic Acid for quite some time. However, i didnt think id actually ever get in Touch with this drug til my psych recommend it for me, around Last week. I Said yes, Sure why not. If its good for my bpd and bipolar of course id try it. Now.. the interesting Thing is: this drug supposedly reopens your critical learning part in the brain which is usually only Open during childhood. I will See If i can learn languages or Pitches faster using this drug. I'll keep in Touch with you guys

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2024/04/17
16:37 UTC

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Is L theanine an amanita muscaria potentiator?

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2024/04/17
11:00 UTC

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Nootropic source hasn't shipped?

I placed an order for 10 grams of F-phenibut on April 10 and when I track it it says usps still hasn't received it yet. It has yet to ship. I try to contact them and I get no answer. Does any one else have any similar prior experience with them?

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2024/04/17
11:54 UTC

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Semax no effect??

Took semax, 2 drops in each nostril. No effect at all (it is my second day taking it) does it work gradually? Also the administration? Totally winging it, just did two drops and held my nose, tipped my head and slowly sniffed/breathed in.

Also took it at 8pm and slept at 1am, slept like a baby. It does feel mood stabilising but does nothing for adhd, still can’t concentrate.

Any help, advice, corrections appreciated!

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2024/04/17
09:17 UTC

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Inositol for OCD

Hi, just wondering if anyone takes inositol for their conditions. For my case it's OCD, and I am starting off with 3g and then titrate up from there. I have the following questions:

  1. What is the equivalent tablespoon/teaspoon for that? (I see here that one can take 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon 2x a day: https://phillyintegrative.com/blog/inositol-for-ocd, but what is the dose equivalent for that?)
  2. Do I need to mix inositol with water (since it is very soluble), or I can just consume the powder directly?
  3. Can I take it with NAC (another amino acid that can help with OCD) or other vitamins like B-complex?

All of your help is appreciated.

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2024/04/17
08:27 UTC

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9-Me-BC or Bromantane okay to use after 3 years old?

Expect it to be degraded a bit and won't be as potent but wanted to see if there are any other concerns using these compounds after this many years. No expiration dates shown, from S.B.

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2024/04/17
08:11 UTC

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Dos oval BPC-157 cause diarrhoea?

I’m taking oral BPC-157 help with gut issues and I’m curious if anyone has experienced diarrhoea from oral BPC. It might very well be something else (for me I me), but I had the thought that the restorative qualities of BPC might lead to side effects like loose stool.

Thanks.

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2024/04/17
04:41 UTC

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Where to by Noopept in the Uk that doesn’t require bitcoin or bank transfer

Just want to pay the usual way by card or Paypal

3 Comments
2024/04/17
01:43 UTC

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L-Theanine is a life savor in stressfull times

Hello ,

Right now I’m not in the best environment so my PTSD adhd and anxiety doesn’t mix well Here . Doctors keep saying I should just take meds and that’s probably something I should look into but I’m like I rather just fix it on my own naturally . I wish DRs would prescribe herbs or natural stuff vs that hard core stuff then they make you feel ashamed for not Taking it . But I just took two tablets and I feel a lot better I’m not on edge like how I usually be or hyper Vigilant . I see so much toxic stuff daily I was losing my mind but was able to find these tablets at Whole Foods today they weren’t expensive at all I feel a lot better it has Gabba in it as well as vitamin D 3 just thankfully it’s natural I feel safe taking it . Anybody going thru hard times or anxious I’m really sorry hoping able to find something that helps you feel better like yourself again the world is way too crazy we all need a moment where we can just heal and recover from all life’s blows ♥️🙏🏾

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2024/04/17
01:06 UTC

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Pterostilbene and bad sleep

I seem to be sleeping bad after taking pterostilbene. Harder for me to fall asleep, and waking up very early, like almost in the middle of night with a mental clarity. Can’t fall asleep again.

Very strange since I don’t read anything about it negatively affecting sleep. I have the same effect with resveratrol.

Tested this many periods of on and off, always same effect when I start again.

Anyone also experience this or has any advice? I want to keep taking it but after a week I feel exhausted. Dose is only 50mg.

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2024/04/16
04:46 UTC

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Any experiences with Pregnenolone and DHEA for cognition ?

Title And any advice is much appreciated

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2024/04/16
03:48 UTC

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Time effectiveness of sublingual absorption.

For sublingual absorption, I’ve read that anywhere from 2-5 minutes of holding substance under tongue is enough.

I was wondering is there any absorption happening after 5 minutes? Does longer= more effective? Would I absorb more if I held it for 10 minutes as opposed to 5? I’m having trouble finding any answers on pre-existing threads, or on google, so that’s what prompted me to make a post here.

I’m just trying to get the most out of my product. I also read that holding the liquid between the gums & lip is effective as well, or should I just stick to under my tongue?

Any insight/ personal experiences would be greatly helpful. Thank you in advance.

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2024/04/15
22:43 UTC

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Theacrine VS Theobromdie VS Paraxanthine

Do we know the differences in pharmacological action? Are any of them better for anxiety-prone people in comparison to caffeine?

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2024/04/15
19:44 UTC

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any rep from nootropic source post here?

Ive had an issue, where I ordered 10 grams of something, they sent me a 2 gram package. I did the whole contact us thing, they responded quickly, I sent them pics as requested, then was ghosted for a week. I even sent emails daily in the same email chain and no response. I'm pissed, that's a lot of money, and I'm not going to open the package yet, incase they want it sent back in exchange for the right size, so I'm out the money and the product right now. I even started another new complaint with no response this time. Been over a week.

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2024/04/15
18:27 UTC

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Gaba has practically removed all my anxiety - will it build tolerance or give me withdrawal?

I know supplements that are gaba agonist are a bit controversial so wondering what the general consensus on gaba is and it’s potential for tolerance / Withdrawl…

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2024/04/15
14:18 UTC

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N-acetyl Selank vs selank

I ordered the “normal” selank but after ordering I saw that they also sell N-acetyl Selank. Is there any advantage for normal selank, or did I just mess up.

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2024/04/15
11:34 UTC

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Purenootropics is discontinuing centrophenoxine, anyone know why?

Hi, Today was very sad as I found out that Purenootropics will be discontinuing centrophenoxine.

For me personally, as someone who has benefited from centrophenoxine as a replacement for dmae for the past 4 years its sad to see a good product being sun-setted .

Does anyone know why pure nootropics is discontinuing centrophenoxine?

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2024/04/15
10:16 UTC

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Sarcosine vs TMG

Has anyone compared both substanced for anti depressive effects?

I trialed sarcosine in september and it was awesome for depression, but now its been out of stock for a long time and only US suppliers left.

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2024/04/15
09:48 UTC

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Noopept in india

anyone tried indiamart to order this stuff ? do they provide domestic delliveries?

(not asking for sources in the post, but if you have some please drop a pm)

5 Comments
2024/04/15
09:24 UTC

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