How to Make Your Own Chill Pill

Stress can drive you insane!

Stress can drive you insane!

When aniracetam is the main active component of a stack, it’s safe to assume relaxation and improved mood are in store (and that a choline supplement is going to be included as well).

As difficult as stress is to avoid on a day to day basis, it isn’t impossible to greatly reduce its impact on your life, and improve your well being as a result, and that’s just what The Chill Pill Stack will assist you in doing.

To paraphrase a very wise man, people aren’t stressed by things, they are stressed by their perception of those things (Epictetus, if you’re wondering). This is why there seem to be as many different causes of stress as there are people on the planet.

There’s a reason some people can sit through traffic and not even bat an eye, while others attack their horn relentlessly in vain and push their blood pressure to the limit, all while shortening their lifespan in the process.

Fortunately, no matter what your stress trigger may be, this chill pill will help you deal with it and avoid the negative consequences that come with losing your cool (okay, enough with the puns, I promise).

What Are Stress’ Consequences?

Good question.

Mentally, too much stress can cause you to become irritated and overwhelmed, and cause all kinds of sleepless nights and days full of mental confusion [1].

Stress is rarely a good thing.

Stress is rarely a good thing.

Physically, stress can cause a number of issues. High blood pressure is one we already touched on, and that can lead to a number of problems itself including heart failure, kidney failure, and stroke. The heart is also put at risk of developing cardiovascular disease, especially seen in people who are overly hostile or competitive towards one another.

Other risks include increased risk of infection, infertility, skin problems, physical pain in the form of back problems or headaches, and more [2].

Being stressed has long term dangers obviously, but the most frightening of all may be the fact that it shortens your lifespan as it shortens telemorase, a known determinant of longevity.

So, what does the Chill Pill stack do to counter the effects of stress?

Aniracetam Powder

Aniracetam is a member of the racetam family, and one of the most popular nootropics for several reasons. Sufferers of all kinds of anxieties, in particular social anxiety, have experienced the benefits of supplementing with this fat soluble nootropic, and the lack of side effects and tolerance make aniracetam very popular for those looking to reduce anxiety and improve mood [3]. Aniracetam causes these effects through the suggested involvement of nicotinic acetylcholine, serotonin, and dopamine.

Aniracetam can help to manage stress

Aniracetam can help to manage stress

Aniracetam powder is also a helpful supplement because loss of focus and frustration seem to go hand in hand with stress. Aniracetam is a potent cognitive enhancer, agreed to be roughly ten times more potent than piracetam.

Once aniracetam powder enters the body it acts upon the AMPA receptors and strongly reduces glutamate receptor desensitization. This causes the increase in focus and concentration that aniracetam is so popular for.

Aniracetam powder should be taken in doses between 500mg and 750mg, twice a day.

Now, because it’s fat soluble, it should be taken with fish oil, but that’s not the only reason fish oil is included in this stack.

Fish Oil

Fish oil has was given to mice in a multi-year study and it helped remarkably, making them less reactive to negative stimulus overall and improving their mood [4]. In students, a study showed more positive results as fish oil supplements caused a reduction in anxiety by twenty percent [5].

Before we go on to our next compound, fish oil has also been shown to protect the heart from the negative effects of stress [6], and you can take it at doses of 1-2g per day.

Choline Supplement

Where there’s a racetam, there’s usually a choline supplement, and there’s a good reason for that. Choline is recommended because aniracetam does increase its uptake in the brain [7]. Also, a choline supplement when taken with a racetam both have greater effects than they normally would on their own [8], and choline helps prevent headaches typically associated with racetam use (which is a symptom of too little choline in the brain).

For your choline, your dose should be equal to your dose of aniracetam (a 1:1 ratio). If you start to feel “fog” in your head, you can lower it.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D may not be something you’d expect in a stress stack, but if you’ve ever spent a winter missing the feeling of the sun, you’ve already experienced what a lack of it can do to your emotional state, since the sun is (literally) a huge source of Vitamin D for us.

Manage your stress before you rip your hair out!

Manage your stress before you rip your hair out!

Far too few of us spend enough time outside enjoying it to receive our daily dose, and a lot more of us are worried about what may happen if we do spend too much time in the sun’s rays, leaving us deficient in this important vitamin.

Vitamin D is necessary for your health, and low levels of it have been linked to sadness and low moods [9], so supplementing with it will not only help you keep your calm (or your chill) better, but will also reverse the symptoms like lack of motivation. The recommended dose is 5,000IU.

This Stacks’ Benefits

  • Reduced Social and General Anxiety
  • Increased Concentration
  • Improved Mood
  • Increased Cognition
  • Motivation

Sources

  1. http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-impact-of-stress/000104
  2. http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-physical-effects-of-long-term-stress/000935?all=1
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11412837
  4. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110526091758.htm
  5. http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/omega3.htm
  6. http://ajpregu.physiology.org/content/304/7/R523
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10513566
  8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7301036
  9. http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/newsroom/news-releases/year-2012/vitamin-d-brown.html