In a previous post, I had talked about how I’m always trying to find the combination of nootropics to create my ultimate brain pill. Something that can fit in a capsule, be harmless in the body, and effective is what I set as guidelines, so I set out to find a combination of supplements to achieve this.
I started out with a small, yet generous caffeine dosage of 200mg. I would have tried DMAA, but I’m still uncertain on how bad the crash is from that. Caffeine already acts as a good ultimate brain pill, but it’s still fun to experiment with other combinations.
I added a moderate dose (30mg) of noopept powder into the mix because it’s always been effective for helping me with focus, motivation, and best of all, the dose hardly fills up any space of a capsule leaving me a lot of room for more.
I look back at my next two ingredients with an amount regret. The first is Modafinil. While crushed up, this also fits into a pill fairly easily, and like caffeine, promotes wakefulness and attentiveness. It’s a good idea to have in a pill, but it’s difficult to obtain and doesn’t mix well with certain other drugs.
My last ingredient is one I don’t plan on using for a long time – Selegiline. It’s a MAO inhibitor, and used to be prescribed for depression. The way I figured it, the inhibition would increase the effects of the caffeine, making the effects longer and stronger, but I was unaware of the implications this particular inhibitor has.
It is an irreversible inhibitor, meaning it completely destroys the enzymes in your brain that metabolize certain chemicals (meaning your brain will not be able to metabolize those chemicals until new enzymes are made, which takes around two weeks). There is such a thing as a “MAOI Diet” because certain foods have chemicals that could be dangerous if not for the MAO enzymes. A safer alternative would have been Hordenine or Yohimbine (both temporary chemicals that act like MAOIs), and I will experiment more with them.
This, along with the noopept powder, results in an indescribable focus that I am really enjoying. I can do work without being distracted by surrounding circumstances, which is new for me, and on top of all of that, I feel as if my cognitive function is actually improving. In the future, I will continue to tweak the design of the pill as I do more research and learn more about certain products, but for now, this will certainly do.
I suggest trying it yourself. It’s always exciting (at least for me) to see how certain supplements reach with each other. Don’t be like me, however, and do your research prior to combining!