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The Best Nootropics For Social Anxiety

Best Nootropics For Social Anxiety

If you’ve ever experienced social anxiety, you know how crippling it can be. Even when nothing is actually wrong, your heart starts beating faster, you start sweating, and all you can think about is running in the other direction as fast as you can.

social anxiety adults

Roughly 15 million American adults suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD).

Social anxiety is nervousness that happens in social situations.1 And, if you’ve ever experienced social anxiety, you’re not alone. Every year, up to 8% of the population are diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder.2 And, as much as 12% of the population has met the criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder at some point in their life.3

Even if you’ve never been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you can still experience social anxiety. Fortunately, there are several nootropics that can help to reduce social anxiety and increase confidence in social situations. In this post, we’re gonna take a look at the best nootropics for social anxiety. But first, let’s explore exactly what social anxiety is.

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the best nootropics of 2017

The Best Nootropics Of 2017

It looks like 2017 is gonna be a big year for nootropics. Every year, more and more people are using nootropics to improve memory and mood, increase focus and motivation, and reduce anxiety.

Just a few short years ago, the only people using nootropics were biohackers and chemistry nerds. Now, people from every conceivable background are reaping the benefits of these marvelous compounds. Doctors, lawyers, students, computer programmers, artists, musicians, writers, shift workers, teachers, and politicians are all using nootropics to boost productivity and improve cognitive performance.

According to a leading futurist, 2017 will be the year that nootropics become mainstream. He says that a number of different factors will contribute to their exploding popularity. With robots taking more and more jobs every day, the need to increase productivity is on the rise.

So, what are the best nootropics of 2017? Honestly, they’re basically the same as last year. The only difference is that now there is even more research and anecdotal reports to support their use. All the nootropics on this list have been shown to be effective and very safe for most people. Here are the best nootropics of 2017:

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armodafinil for cognitive enhancement

Armodafinil For Cognitive Enhancement

Most nootropic users are familiar with the many benefits of modafinil. But, there’s a newer eugeroic nootropic that is being used all over the world to improve cognitive performance: armodafinil.

This potent nootropic has many of the same benefits as modafinil, but with a couple key differences. We’ll get to those differences in a bit and go over the benefits, dosage, side effects, and where to buy. But first, let’s look at what armodafinil is.

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modafinil - a powerful and popular nootropic

Modafinil – A Powerful And Popular Nootropic

If you asked a group of smart drug users what their favorite nootropic is, there’s one answer that you’re gonna hear more than any other: modafinil. That’s because it’s highly effective, its benefits can be felt after one dose, there’s plenty of research to support its use, and it has a good safety profile. In other words, modafinil is one of the best nootropics available today.

modafinil first time

Modafinil has a number of nootropic benefits.

The benefits of modafinil are well-known to leaders in a variety of industries. Doctors, lawyers, businessmen, computer programmers, writers, artists, politicians, and pilots are just some of the professionals that use modafinil to keep their minds sharp at all times. When you need to be on top of your game, whether it’s for your job or for other reasons, modafinil is one of the best ways to ensure that your brain is working at peak efficiency.

We’re gonna take a look at the benefits, side effects, dosage, and where to buy modafinil shortly. But first, let’s look at exactly what modafinil is.

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Panax Ginseng For Cognitive Enhancement

Panax Ginseng For Cognitive Enhancement

Of all the wonderful substances out there that have nootropic properties, few are more widely-known than ginseng. It’s a remarkable plant that has been used in medicine for over 2,000 years.1 Commonly used as an ingredient in energy drinks, teas, and weight-loss products, ginseng has been shown to improve memory, cognition, immunity, and mood.2

While there are several types of ginseng available, we’re only gonna explore the benefits of Panax ginseng. Of the different types of ginseng, it has been the most widely studied and proven to be effective. We’re gonna look at the benefits of Panax ginseng, potential side effects, and dosage. But first, let’s take a look at what exactly Panax ginseng is and how it differs from other types of ginseng.

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ginkgo biloba for memory and cognition

Ginkgo Biloba for Memory and Cognition

Of all the wonderful plants and herbs that have mind and mood-boosting properties, few of them are more popular than Ginkgo biloba. It’s been around for centuries and has a long history of being used to treat memory and blood disorders. In recent years, Ginkgo biloba has been used for its nootropic, cognition-boosting, and memory-enhancing effects.

Ginkgo biloba, often simply referred to as “ginkgo,” is the most commonly used supplement for brain health.1 It’s been used for thousands of years all over the world to treat a number of conditions.2 The scientific community has taken an interest in ginkgo and recent studies have started to shed some light onto how this fascinating herb works.

We’ll look at the benefits, potential side effects, dosage, and where to buy Ginkgo biloba shortly. First, lets examine what exactly ginkgo is.

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The Different Types Of Nootropics

The Different Types Of Nootropics

It’s no secret that interest in nootropics has been exploding over the past couple years. With the popularity of films and TV shows like Limitless, the idea of using drugs to enhance brain function is no longer limited to bio-hackers and transhumanists. Mainstream society is now taking an interest in nootropics.

nootropics popularity

The popularity of nootropics is steadily increasing.

Also known as smart drugs, cognitive enhancers, and about a dozen other names, nootropics are substances that improve one or more aspects of cognitive functioning (memory, focus, mood, anxiety, alertness, etc.). They can be drugs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, plants, herbs, or anything else that improves brain function.

There are many different types of nootropics. They come from several different categories of substances. We’re going to break them down into 7 different types. Each type of nootropic works differently in the body and brain. Here’s the different types of nootropics:

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The Adderall Stack

The Adderall Stack

One of the most common questions that gets asked about nootropics is “What nootropic is the most like Adderall?” It’s a question that can be found on nootropics message boards around the internet, and it’s one that we’ve been asked countless times.

adderall stackIf we had to pick a single nootropic as the best Adderall alternative, it would have to be phenylpiracetam. But, by itself, it really can’t compare to Adderall. As of now, no single nootropic even comes close to being as motivating, mood-enhancing, and focus-improving as the powerful prescription drug Adderall.

You probably noticed that we said that no single nootropic can compare to Adderall. However, when we start stacking nootropics, we can recreate just about all of it’s positive effects.

After doing tons of research, asking around the internet on nootropics message boards, and testing over a dozen different stacks ourselves, we’ve come up with the the Adderall stack. This is the ultimate stack to recreate the effects of Adderall.

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cdp-choline for memory and motivation

CDP-Choline For Memory and Motivation

Most effective nootropic stacks include a choline source. Although there are several others, the two most commonly used cholinergics are alpha-GPC and CDP-choline.

cdp-choline aka citicoline

CDP-Choline is also known as Citicoline

If you are interested in learning more about alpha-GPC, you can do so here. But today we’re gonna be going over the benefits of CDP-choline.

CDP-choline, also known as citicoline, is a potent nootropic with a number of physical and nootropic benefits. We’ll get to the benefits, side effects, dosage, and stack information shortly. First, let’s look at what exactly CDP-choline is.

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The Top 3 Nootropic Adaptogens

The Top 3 Nootropic Adaptogens

Nootropics are used to improve one or more aspects of cognitive performance. Some work by improving memory and motivation. Others work by improving mood and reducing anxiety, resulting in an overall improvement in cognition.

One of the most interesting class of substances with nootropic benefits are adaptogens. These are plants that affect the body and brain in a number of different ways.

We’re gonna look at the top 3 nootropic adaptogens that are being used today. But first, let’s look at what exactly an adaptogen is.

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