Nootropics for Boosting Energy
All body cells provide energy in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). In order to have the energy you need to cope with complex tasks, your reserves need to work optimally, ideally over a long period of time. You definitely don't want a quick spike in energy and then a crash.
Nootropics for boosting energy – Which are the best?
Citicoline supports cholinergic memory status, important for long-term potentiation. As it can cross the blood-brain barrier it's ideal for improving brain functioning.
Alpha GPC is a rich source of choline that has the unique capability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Although it has been used to support mental energy for many decades. After a study in 2008, which showed Alpha GPC resulted in a 14% increase in brain energy output, people started to realise its potential.
The recommended dosage for Alpha GPC is 250 to 600 mg per day.
Rhodiola Rosea is a well-known adaptogen, which improved mental adaptability.
Stress and anxiety can drain you of energy and Rhodiola Rosea can help preserve your energy reserves.
You'll need something additional to provide more of an energy boost (which is my we suggested stacking with Citicoline).
While PS isn't a direct source of energy, its effects are indirect. It improves the way your brain uses glucose to produce energy.
PS is also a phospholipid. It contains a fat that's needed for the development of healthy cell walls. Cell wall strength is important for optimal brain performance.
Invented in the 1960s Piracetam is still popular today. Noopept is 1000 times more powerful than Piracetam, so you only need small doses to get the effects. This means there will be fewer potential side effects. Win-win!
It works by boosting the production of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine (feel-good hormones). Which are used to fight depression and keep motivation levels high.
It increases blood flow to the cortex. This increase in blood flow will give you a surge of energy as your brain cells get stacks of oxygen to convert glucose into energy.
Aniracetam is great to stack with a choline (e.g. Citicoline or Alpha GPC). Taking racetams without cholines can cause headaches.
The active ingredient gets absorbed into your bloodstream and eventually finds its way into the brain. Once there, it does a good job of streamlining the alpha and beta brainwaves.
When taken with an energy enhancer like L-Theanine or Citicoline it can be even more effective. You might even want to stack it with caffeine to mitigate the risk of the after-use energy crash.
If taken with other energy stimulants, it provides the stability you need to put the energy to use, keeping you focused and calm.
L-Theanine also helps to eliminate the jitters you might experience after taking caffeine. It creates clean energy.
Pyrroloquinoline Quinone (PQQ)
PQQ enhances energy production from the cellular level, so it improves energy in the body, not just at brain level.
The effects of PQQ are long-term, but not subtle. For clean energy production, the mitochondria need to function optimally. Mitochondria are sites in your body cells that are responsible for energy synthesis in the form of ATP.
You only need a tiny dose of PQQ each day to improve your cellular energy output. Stacking with an adaptogen such as Ashwagandha or Rhodiola Rosea is a great combo.
There’s no shortage of options when you're looking for the best nootropics for boosting energy. You might need to test a few and see which one works best for you.
Stacking a combination of the above nootropics for boosting energy, might create a better result for you.