So, you’ve heard about these amazing new smart drugs called nootropics, and you’re ready to finally get started creating a special nootropic formulation that will help you achieve optimal cognitive benefits.

Perhaps you were already taking a specific nootropic, but you are interested in seeing if you can optimize the effect of your current nootropic intake by  creating your own nootropic formula.

Well, you are not alone. There are lots of people currently experiencing the benefits of nootropics and are seeking additional ways to create a nootropic that enhances the already existing benefits up their nootropic intake.

What is a nootropic stack?

Nootropics stacks are a combination of a variety of different nootropics for the benefit of creating a formulation that increases specific functions.

Whether choosing to increase overall well-being or improve memory recall and cognitive ability,  nootropic stacks are an excellent way to create the formula that will give you tailor-made benefits.

If you are interested in creating a nootropic stack, then you are probably already aware of nootropics and their various functions and benefits. In general, a nootropic is any substance  that creates an assortment of cognitive benefits in a safe manner.

This general description of what a nootropic is actually helps to incorporate a wide variety of different substances that could be considered a nootropic. Some examples of nootropics to include in a stack include:

  • Melatonin
  • Ashwagandha
  • Ginseng
  • L-Lysine
  • Alpha GPC
  • Saint John’s Wort
  • L-Theanine
  • Magnesium Aspartate
  • Methylcobalamin (Methyl-B12)
  • Boron
  • Caffeine
  • Uridine
  • Idebenone
  • Green tea
  • Bacopa

You can actually find most of those ingredients in the popular UK smart coffee; Cognito. Many of the pre-formulated nootropics sold online and in stores contain a wide variety of different substances and compounds geared towards providing a specific effect or benefit. For example, a nootropic that is formulated specifically to improve dream recall may have a different formulation than a nootropic that is used for improving physical endurance.

This is very important to know when you begin the process of building your own nootropic stack. Learning about the different types of nootropics and their various effects on the body will help you build a nootropic stack that will give you the benefits and results that you desire.

What Nootropics Can and Cannot Do

While some people think that nootropics are a miracle smart drug that will raise their IQ and make them super strong and powerful, there are limitations to nootropics. It is very important that individuals understand what nootropics can and cannot do in order to get the most benefit from them.

Nootropics are enhancers. The special formulations of nootropics aide in amplifying the already existing abilities of an individual. For example, taking a nootropic while studying for a test will increase memory recall and cognitive function.

You as the individual still have to put in the effort to study. The nootropic simply increases your ability to retain and recall information when needed. If you are someone interested in increasing your physical endurance, nootropics can assist with this.

However, you must still make the effort to increase your stamina through some form of physical exercise.

Nootropics are not magical substances that make you superhuman upon consumption. As with any ability, if you don’t use it, you will lose it.  Nootropics are simply a booster, if you will, that helps you to  maximize your potential.

How to build an effective nootropic stack

Building a custom nootropic stack is not difficult. However, it does require an understanding of the different types of nootropics and their various benefits.

It is up to you to do the necessary research to create a nootropic that is most beneficial for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind when building your own custom nootropic stack.

1: Less is more, so choose your nootropics carefully

When building a nootropic stack, more is not necessarily better. Some people get the impression that by using more of a particular substance they will increase the effects of the nootropic stack.

This is not always true. It is best to keep the dosages of the various components within the stack low in the beginning to see how it impacts you personally. 

2: Keep it Simple

Yes, there are a wide assortment of compounds that can be used within a nootropic stack, but it is best to always start off simple. Decide which substances will provide the most desired results and select perhaps just two or three as a base. Starting off with a simple base will allow you to better understand the composition of your nootropic and its effects on you personally.

3: Leave Room for Expansion

By starting off with a simple nootropic stack, you leave room for growth. As you create your stacks and gain more knowledge overtime you will begin to understand which additional substances would be most beneficial to add in order to increase the potency of your specially-made nootropic. This is why it is beneficial to start off with a simple nootropic formulation so that your nootropic stacks can reflect increased potency as your awareness and knowledge about beneficial nootropic compounds expands.

4: Make it Affordable

If you want to get the most out of your nootropic stacks, make sure you choose compounds that are affordable.

The effectiveness of nootropics is influenced by frequency of consumption. You don’t want to choose compounds for your nootropic that are so expensive that you are unable to adequately create enough product for consistent usage.

The process of creating a nootropic stack that suits your specific needs is a journey. Take the time to thoroughly understand why you are using a nootropic and what you expect from it so that you can choose the necessary ingredients  and compounds for the nootropic stack of your choice.

Best nootropics to add to your stack

From what I’ve learned, there are some basic nootropics that you’re going to WANT in your stack, along with some other things as well, which I’ll explain. Also I wrote a super long detailed post about how to use nootropics, it’s very useful if you’re thinking about trying them. 

  • CILTEP: This stands for chemically induced long term potentiation and basically means the goal of this nootropic is to alter and improve your brain permanently
  • OptiNeuro: This is the powerhouse of my nootropic stack, which is also the only source of caffeine. This is what gives you that laser edge for about 6 hours and helps you concentrate.
  • Omega capsule: Omega 3-6-9s are essential fatty acids for building and improving your brain. These need to be in every nootropic stack, for sure
  • Basic multivitamin: A basic multivitamin will make everything else you take more effective by giving you the fundamental vitamins and nutrients you need