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.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and at times can prove beneficial. Unfortunately, there are people who experience an excess of this response, and no matter how unnecessary they may understand the anxiety to be, there is nothing they can do about it because it is not something that can be controlled logically.
As a student, long days and nights lead to long weeks that don’t seem to end. If you’re not careful, the well of energy begins to run dry and before long you start to feel like you’re completely worn down and stressed out.
What do you do when it’s the middle of the semester, you’re tired of taking caffeine supplements, and you can’t seem to push on any longer? Sure, it would be nice to take a sabbatical and sleep for three days straight or tell professors to give you indefinite extensions on all your work, but that’s not likely to happen. Continue reading “Rhodiola for Relaxation”
Do you use coffee to propel your day? If so, there’s also a good chance that you’re under a lot of stress. Did you know that, despite providing caffeine for energy, coffee boosts levels of stress hormones in your body?
These hormones can make you feel more strained than you did before and leave you feeling wired and worn out after you wrap up the day. Thankfully, just because you’re under stress doesn’t mean you have to drop your coffee.
In fact, you can still get all the benefits of caffeine and a dose of relaxation as well by adding either L-theanine supplement or rhodiola rosea powder into your daily routine.
If you suffer from nervousness in social settings, while speaking in public, or when hanging out with a group of people, those situations can feel like a natural disaster. Nature has played a sick joke when it comes to nervousness by making it cyclical. You may get nervous about getting nervous in public before the original problem even has a chance to surface.
There are tricks that public speakers can use to keep from getting nervous, like the old “picture everyone naked” joke. However, tricks like that are given with the assumption that you even make it in front of a crowd in the first place. Even if you don’t get crippling stage fright, the anticipation leading up to you being on stage can be the worst part. The truth is that you can overcome stage fright and social stress with the help of some supplements, and you can overcome it pretty easily and be the calm, smooth-talking person you want to be. Continue reading “Learn to Combat Nervousness in Social and Public Situations”
There is no shortage of stressors in the world today. Professionally, everyone is pushed to do more in the same amount of time and personal conditions aren’t much different.
The unfortunate thing about stress is that it compounds with stress begetting even more stress. The cycle can be difficult to break, especially if you don’t have a plan for stress management.
There are many ways to manage stress. While it’s often recommended that you get enough exercise or take more breaks, supplements are often overlooked as a way to moderate stress levels. Stress can be reduced with basic, easily-available supplements too.
Research published by the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) suggests that men and women deal with stress in different ways. Because of this difference in coping, men and women can experience different health issues as a result of stress. These health issues can pose a real threat, and thus it is important to minimize stressors. However, in a society focused on end results and productivity, avoiding stressors is not likely. Fortunately, there are natural ways to help manage the strain.
UPenn researchers state that “In men, it was found that stress was associated with increased CBF in the right prefrontal cortex and CBF reduction in the left orbitofrontal cortex. In women, the limbic system – a part of the brain primarily involved in emotion – was activated when they were under stress.” Fancy talk, right? What the researchers found is that Continue reading “How the Male and Female Brains Differ in Stress Response”
While Phenibut and GABA are different supplements, they are very closely related to one another. These two supplements are both used for effects that range from cognitive enhancement to stress reduction and even to relaxation. In fact, anyone who is looking to help improve or balance out their moods, or even improve their effectiveness in the gym might want to seriously consider these supplements. Of course, this raises the ultimate question: Which of these supplements is better?
GABA, or Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, is an amino acid which is produced within the brain from glutamate and vitamin B6. While GABA is consideredan amino acid, it is not found in the proteins of the food you eat or in your own body’s store. Almost all of the GABA in your body must be synthesized from stored glutamate. 
This supplement is also a neurotransmitter, a powerful brain chemical. In fact, it is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter within the body that allows for balancing out other chemicals and processes that may cause neuron over excitability. When your body lacks GABA, chances are the neurons in your brain will fire off too quickly which contrary to how it sounds, will keep you from focusing, cause anxiety, and worsen depression.
The primary benefit of GABA is to help balance out normal moods. Additionally, it helps to directly regulate muscle tone throughout the body and even supports the production of hormones that are needed to build muscle. GABA also helps neurons within the brain communicate more efficiently with each other. It is also reported to help with mental clarity, attention, and focus. 
What is Phenibut?
Phenibut is essentially a derived formulation of GABA. It is GABA plus a phenyl group molecule ring. The reason for this addition is that it helps the supplement to cross over the blood-brain barrier. The main problem with pure GABA is the fact that it is much more difficult for it to cross over this barrier and actually enter into the central nervous system. 
Once Phenibut gets into the nervous system, it has many of the same effects as GABA. Thus, Phenibut helps to calm the mind and leads to relaxation, reduction of stress, and a balancing of moods. It has also been shown to increase the body’s levels of dopamine. 
The main draw of phenibut is its potency. The fact that it absorbs better than pure GABA means that the effects are much stronger and take significantly less time to notice. 
It is also worth noting that phenibut is a little more versatile in its uses than ordinary GABA boosters. In fact, many body builders and weight lifters use Phenibut powder as a pre-workout supplement because it helps them to maintain mental clarity and enhances concentration and focus during their workouts. 
GABA Side Effects
Both supplements do have possible side effects that can usually be avoided with proper usage. However, if you’re worried about possible complications, here is a side-by-side comparison to help you determine if either one has a negative effect that could be a deal breaker.
When it comes to GABA, there are a few things to keep in mind. Always keep to the recommended dose, for one. While not guaranteed, some reports have shown that high dosages can lead to skin flushing or tingling. 
More importantly however would be to avoid GABA if you suffer from serious depression. GABA is mainly used to calm down heavy anxiety, but may trigger an episode in those suffering from severe forms of depression. If you suffer from this type of depression, a serotonin booster may be more useful than a GABA booster. 
Phenibut Side Effects
Along with the side effects that a GABA booster may present, phenibut has been reported to be somewhat habit forming and can cause withdrawal symptoms in heavy users. This can include nervousness and shakiness, psychomotor agitation, feeling easily annoyed and irritated, fatigue, anxiety, poor appetite, heart palpitations, nausea, insomnia, and feeling tense. 
These effects can usually be avoided by taking a recommended dose or lower and not using it more than a few times a week at most. If you do experience these side effects they are usually reported as lasting 5-7 days. 
Conclusion—Phenibut or GABA?
So which supplement is better? Phenibut is certainly much more powerful and also faster acting. Since this supplement is better able to cross over the blood-brain barrier, this could be a very important factor. However, the possible side effects of misuse are also a little steeper.
In contrast, GABA is less potent and should probably be taken with other supplements to ensure that it has a ‘carrier’ in order to enable it to enter into the central nervous system.
There is no one best answer to this question, as there are numerous factors at play here and what works for some will not necessarily work for all. As long as you stick to recommended dosages and use caution, either supplement is a perfectly viable option. However, for combating pure anxiety, phenibut comes out ahead for its potency and versatility.
DMAE is a naturally occurring brain compound that has also been made into a supplement form. This supplement has a number of different uses and benefits, with many users reporting it to be one of the best things they have ever tried. There is evidence suggesting that it can help everything from your mood to how much mental energy you feel. Sleep is also a big issue today. It seems as if too many people are not able to get enough sleep, fall asleep quickly enough, or stay asleep and wake feeling rested. Well, DMAE may just be an interesting solution to these problems. But wait, there’s more!
Nootropics are a class of supplements known to have brain boosting or cognitive-enhancing effects and abilities. Despite relatively similar methods of actions, each one has a specific set of benefits and effects. This makes it not only fun but exciting to learn about each different formulation and see whether or not it would be a good fit for your personal supplementation routine. However, before even getting to that point, it is helpful to step back a bit and take a look at some of the top Nootropic benefits in general. Continue reading “The Top Five Benefits of Nootropic Supplements”