My Experience with 3 Mood Boosters from Nootropics.com
In this article, I will review three products from Nootropics.com – a seller of premium nootropics, cognitive enhancers and smart supplements. The products I tried are all regarded as mood enhancers.
People who experiment with nootropics generally take it for one reason: we want to improve ourselves. We want to get ahead of the game. We want to increase our potential mentally and physically. But in the end, we’re all just human beings with the same cores.
Humans, no matter how enhanced internally, have feelings that influence our decisions. A bad day can happen to any of us, and we do whatever we can to mitigate the subsequent negative effects on our minds and well-being. This is why when we choose our nootropics, we often look to improve our overall mood as well – feelings affect us more than we want to admit sometimes.
Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing three nootropic supplements which have well-known positive effects on mood. Even better, they come straight from the aptly named vendor Nootropics.com, whose motto is “New or a connoisseur, don’t settle for less than the best for your nootropics journey”.
While we can’t perfectly tailor our emotional trends, we can aim to adjust them in a way that achieves balance. There are three major goals targeted by each of these substances we have today:
- Resist fatigue and enhance motivation.
- Ease anxiety and lift away depression.
- Instill confidence and remove inhibition.
We now bring to the stage – in order of objective: phenylpiracetam, tianeptine, and phenibut.
Objective: Resist fatigue and enhance motivation.
If any nootropic can be called a booster to your spirit as a whole, it’s phenylpiracetam. Used by athletes and scientists alike, this drug has a unique advantage in providing physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
As a member of the broad racetam family of nootropics, phenylpiracetam boasts many familiar effects – increased focus, creativity, and memory function. However, there are some surprising physical enhancements such as resistance to cold and improved athletic performance. Many have also experienced a sense of motivation for tasks which accompanies the extra focus.
My own experience with Nootropics.com’s phenylpiracetam was exhilarating.
The product comes in a dosage of 100mg per capsule, consistent with what’s recommended on biohacking forums such as longecity.org. They are small and quite easy to swallow, with no funny tasting loose powder to deal with. This is what I’ve found with all of their products – they’re convenient to take.
Now the reason I was impressed with their phenylpiracetam was that the effects I experienced definitely lived up to the hype.
One sunny afternoon, I casually swallowed one of the capsules, about to head out to catch a train into Boston. There was no need to wait for long. Within a surprisingly quick 20 minutes or so, it hit me.
After a tiring afternoon, my brain was a bit fatigued and not as willing to comply with tasks. Well, the phenylpiracetam sure as hell changed that! I felt a wave of strong, consistent clarity which I haven’t felt in weeks washed over me. I prepared everything I needed for my trip into the city in a zippy 5 minutes, after procrastinating for the last half hour or so. Even my movements seemed very fluid and accurate, as if I could dodge a bullet.
Along with the crystal clear focus, my mood had drastically improved from that short time ago. I felt uplifted, perhaps even entertained in a way! It’s hard to describe, but my generally overactive mind felt like it had plenty of time to process everything.
There were no side effects to speak of, and my only complaint is that phenylpiracetam is a very strong nootropic that it’s really something you won’t want to take daily. It has such a stimulating effect (though not a jittery kind) that there’s no doubt your body and mind will get worked up.
Overall, it’s quite an impressive starter.
60x 100mg Capsules
Objective: Ease anxiety and lift away depression.
Anxiety and depression are common concerns within the nootropics community and society as a whole. These mood conditions are not only unpleasant to deal with, but they can detract from our ability to think clearly.
Tianeptine is a nootropic substance with the impressive status of also being an antidepressant. In fact, it is sold in many European and Asian countries under the brand names Stablon and Coaxil as a prescription drug. Even in countries such as the United States where Tianeptine is not sold by large pharmaceutical companies, it has gained a following as an “unofficial” treatment for mood disorder symptoms.
The mechanism of action involves modulating (balancing) activity in the hippocampus and amygdala–areas of the brain that both affect memory and emotion. In the past, it was also believed that tianeptine functioned as an SSRE (selective serotonin reuptake enhancer). However, this has since been shown as not true.
Taking tianeptine from Nootropics.com is a special case, even considering the unique features of the substance alone. Most nootropics vendors sell tianeptine supplements in the form of tianeptine sodium, whereas Nootropics.com sells tianetine sulfate. The difference lies in how the drugs are absorbed. The sulfate version tends to take slightly longer to kick in, but also seems to last an entire day, which is much more than the approximately 3-hour life for the sodium version.
My colleague, who had been suffering from a recent bout of depression, was kind enough to test some of the tianeptine I received.
A 50-milligram dose (two capsules) of tianeptine sulfate produced very noticeable effects for her, taken once in the morning along with her usual prescribed 75mg of venlafaxine. In the weeks prior, she had been suffering from depression and lack of mental clarity, with no clear external causes.
With the tianeptine, she felt a renewed sense of motivation along with a significant improvement in mental acuity. She felt that her short-term memory as well as her general energy levels had improved, and these effects were sustained throughout the day.
Now, she is considering using tianeptine as a regular adjunct to her prescription medication, which didn’t seem to helping as much on its own.
Again, I was impressed that an over-the counter and not strictly regulated drug could have such a positive impact on mood, and have a nootropic effect along with it.
60x 25mg Capsules
Objective: Instill confidence and remove inhibition.
Now, phenibut is a substance I have had much experience with already. Here at corpina, we’ve talked multiple times about phenibut’s anxiety-slashing effects, along with the dopamine burst to boot.
Phenibut is a GABA analog, which means it gets into your brain and acts on the behalf of GABA, a major neurotransmitter that puts the brakes on anxiety. Too much anxiety is associated with excess mental “noise”, which can be very distracting to your goals and ambitions.
Nootropics.com’s brand of phenibut is no different. It comes in well portioned 250mg per capsule, which some people may need to double (or triple) up depending on their tolerance and body weight.
In my own experience with their phenibut, I like to use the term “mental vacation” to describe how I felt.
Imagine being able to perform all of your daily tasks but without a certain feeling of encumbrance. You might enjoy doing your work on most days, but there are sometimes periods of high stress that feel unpleasant, which you might take steps to avoid despite a positive outcome in the end.
Phenibut lets me feel like myself, but less hindered by negative emotions. Similarly to alcohol, I’m a little less likely to hold my tongue, or commit to a big decision. Except in this case, I’m keeping my good judgement! I feel more free to act on my thoughts, socially, professionally, and personally for the majority of the day.
60x 250mg Capsules