QUOTE(Kagiva @ Mar 08, 2012, 12:38 PM)
Obviously I'm totally a beginner on this! After LM I really feel dum with my 2 x 1200 mg piracetam.
Can you give me some guidance?
Should I combine piracetam with other substances to start with?
It is my 2nd day with only b-vitamin supplements and piracetam, so far nothing!
Hey Kagiva, no need to feel dumb-LM is just a guy trying to make a quick buck by posing as something he is not, hence LM is no longer around the forum. The fact is that any effect you feel from piracetam should be more anxiolytic than anything (you feel less anxious). The actual cognitive enhancement benefits from piracetam are far overshadowed by the anxiolytic effects. In fact I would argue that this can account for most of the cognitive enhancement seen in the horrible Cold War era research that has been conducted on piracetam. The fact is that piracetam is not patentable, and thus research is not likely to be conducted anytime soon. 2x1200mg is plenty!
If you want to add to a B-vitamin piracetam stack, I would consider ALCAR, fish oil, and a gram or two a day of MSM. That ought to give you the most bang for your buck. If you are over 30, you might also consider taking the occasional DHEA (1mg per year over age 25 up to 25 or so mg). I myself am not keen on taking it on even close to a regular basis, maybe once or twice a week in very low doses but I am also very young. You may also find NADH to be a nice addition. It is very expensive, but 10mg sublingually once every 2 weeks or so is not too bad, and in my current opinion, a reasonable consumption guideline.
They key is to play it safe! I have spent well over $10,000 testing out various compounds, and I can tell you, the same values that operate in economics operate in cognitive enhancement for the most part. High risk, high return--low risk, low return. In this case however, I believe our risk aversion should be reversed! The younger one is, the more conservative in their approach I believe they ought to take, as the risk in this case is not recoupable over time (death).