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Hordenine and PEA (Phenylethylamine) Supplements

Falling in love or having a crush on someone can be a very powerful feeling. The exhilarating rush makes everything else seem insignificant.

An often overlooked part of the whole idea, especially when you’re in the middle of the emotions, is that the rush is all a result of a chemical cocktail mixed by the brain.

Even though it’s more fun to get the chemicals flowing naturally, two supplements, the PEA Hordenine combo, can help mimic the same euphoria felt with that kind of intense happiness while improving brain function, boosting physical performance, and also helping you burn fat.

PEA Phenylethylamine Supplement Benefits

Phenylethylamine (also known by the much easier to pronounce acronym ‘PEA’) is a natural alkaloid found throughout nature in animals and plants. It is a neuromodulator and neurotransmitter.  Individuals often use PEA as a dietary supplement to boost mood and energy. When metabolized, PEA acts similarly to an amphetamine by releasing a special mix of the endorphins norepinephrine and dopamine and speeding up the flow between nerve cells.

Due to this, it’s come to be known as the “love molecule” or an infatuation inducing stimulant and creates the high or euphoria felt when in love. There seems to be an optimal range of PEA within the body as people who have problems focusing their attention often have low levels of PEA, while people with certain psychological issues often have abnormally high levels.

If PEA sounds like it’s too good to be true, that’s because it is. When used alone, PEA is quickly made inactive by monoamine oxidase (MAO). This means very little reaches the brain and even if it does, the effects don’t last very long.

Phenylethylamine Hordenine Benefits

This is where hordenine comes in. Hordenine is an alkaloid extracted from specific type of cactus and in the class of PEA-related chemicals. It also affects levels of norepinephrine within the body and is used as a stand alone supplement for energy, weight loss, body composition, and improved cognitive function.

But when it relates to PEA, the most sought after effects of hordenine are for it acting as an MAO inhibitor. Since MAO quickly breaks down PEA when it’s metabolized, the effects are short lasting. But when combined with the MAOI-like effects of a supplement like hordenine, the positive feelings from PEA can carry on much longer and possibly be amplified.

While the chemical effects of stacking hordenine phenylethylamine are the same, they benefit users in a variety of ways from a planned euphoria during social events on the weekends to energetic, focused workouts. The main uses of PEA/Hordenine are:

  • Induce a positive mood
  • General euphoric feelings
  • Focus and concentration
  • Energy before a workout
  • Fat loss (Stimulant)

If you are interested in testing out a combo of hordenine phenylethylamine, especially if you’re mixing bulk powders, you will likely have to experiment to find the dosage that works best for you. Some users like to take 15-30mg of Hordenine with 300-500mg PEA.

As always, it’s best to start on the lower end of the dosage spectrum and slowly work up from there.

Hordenine and PEA (Phenylethylamine) Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hordenine

http://xray.bmc.uu.se/Courses/Bke1/1998/Projects/Lovechem/projekt.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenethylamine

Staying Awake with Modafinil

Maintaining enough energy is often a problem for many people who have busy schedules. By the time two o’clock rolls around, they feel like it’s time to call it a day. Many turn to caffeine for a boost of energy but, as countless know, caffeine’s major downfall is tolerance. After a couple weeks of an afternoon cup of Joe, it’s time to increase to two cups, and then three cups. Then pretty soon you realize you’re ingesting 1200mg of caffeine a day (one cup is around 100mg). As a result you decide to cut off your caffeine supply and as it turns out, like many drugs, withdrawal is a huge problem. You’ll be sleeping 13 hours a day, feeling exhausted and irritable all the time.

Having an ample source of energy to cycle with is one of the best ways to combat this tolerance issue. Cycling is a simple and effective concept. Essentially, after a couple weeks of caffeine, you switch to an alternative energy source for a couple weeks. Thus, when you come back to coffee (or caffeine supplements), it feels like your first cup in years. Mmm, energy!

Benefits of Modafinil

This is where modafinil come into play. Some people say it’s a study aid, but for some it is useful for everything, some people even take modafinil and caffeine. Users reported taking one tablet (200mg) in the morning made them feel well-rested and awake the rest of the day with no crash. The military tested modafinil on pilots and found that pilots could be out for longer flights without fearing fatigue. It feels cleaner than caffeine supplements – no anxiety, jitters, or stimulation – just feeling really awake and well-rested.

Avoiding Modafinil Withdrawal

Like caffeine, however, tolerance will become an issue. Some users find they become dependent on modafinil as they did with coffee, taking up to one to two tablets a day. This is why cycling is so useful. Alternating between the two will allow for energy boosts, but avoid tolerance.

Because modafinil requires a prescription, some may not be able to obtain it. Users can obtain similar results through other means. Since the goal is to achieve a wakefulness feeling without caffeine, you might find that ALCAR (Acetyl-L-Carnitine) and DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine) achieve comparable effects.

Bronkaid ECA Stack and Other Energy and Focus Stacks

Bronkaid ECA Stack: Is it Effective?I’ve been hearing a lot recently in the bodybuilding community of something known as an ECA stack. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, ECA stands for Ephedrine, Caffeine, and Aspirin. A quick energy stack like this is extremely useful for those bodybuilders looking to lose those last couple pounds of fat to get into the single-digit body fat percentages. What’s interesting, however, is the ingredient Ephedrine. What many do not know, however, are the nootropic properties of ephedrine taken by itself.

Marketed as a nasal decongestant and sometimes a standalone fat-burner, ephedrine is a powerful stimulant and induces an intense-focus and reportedly high energy output. I think oftentimes when someone is looking for a nootropic to help them through their day, energy is an important thing to consider. While caffeine is effective (quite possibly the most popular nootropic), tolerance builds quickly which leads to ineffectiveness. I’ve had to buy caffeine pills to keep up with my tolerance, and I decided it was becoming futile. I’ve experimented with other stimulates in the past (DMAA for example) and decided there are better alternatives than straight caffeine. This is why pre-workout mixes contain more than just caffeine – to stay effective and keep the customer coming back for more.

Bronkaid ECA Stack: Is it Effective?

Today I stopped by my local pharmacy and bought some Bronkaid (Over-the-counter medicine) containing 25mg ephedrine sulfate along with guaifenesin (400mg). What I didn’t realize, however, is that the guaifenesin is a muscle relaxant aimed to loosen mucus in the bronchial passageways. While this may not concern some, I decided it was a waste of a purchase because I didn’t want this energy stack to impact my performance in the gym.

My Ephedrine Stack

The other two ingredients I included with my stack were a megadose of noopept powder (100mg) and a moderate dose of aniracetam. Both of or derived from the racetam family, these ingredients actually use different receptors in the brain and can therefore synergize quite nicely (for those of you who are curious, noopept activates nerve growth and a stimulated Hippocampus – the area of the brain affiliated with long/short term memory and special navigation, while sniracetam stimulates the AMPA receptor giving your brain faster communication in the central nervous system).

As I continue experimenting with this energy/focus stack, I will keep you updated.  Because ephedrine is hard to obtain, a similar energy can be obtained via caffeine anhydrous and DMAA.