Productivity + Motivation & Mood Boosting Supplements?
I follow a bulletproof diet with regular exercise, BP Coffee + Brain Octane oil, mindfulness meditation... the whole 9yrds. I feel great, but I'm still looking for that extra 1-10% edge that will get me to the next level to really dominate in my field.
I'd like to try to find a supplement that might help to enhance my productivity (software development & marketing) and mood (eagerness & motivation to "crush it"), ideally with a better verbal capacity for communication and writing. As a bonus, I'm also interested in cardiovascular health.
Modafinil sounds intriguing, but there's no way my doc would sign off on that... and it doesn't seem particularly cardioprotective. These are the supplements / stacks that have caught my attention -- would any of these potentially fit my needs more than the others?
- Kimera Koffee (Alpha GPC + Taurine + L-Theanine + DMAE)
- CILTEP (Artichoke, Forskohlii, Phenylalanine, ALCAR)
- Dopamine Brain Food (L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, B6, B9, B12, Vitamin C, TMG, Selenium)
- Serotonin Brain Food (L-Tryptophan, B3, Magnesium, Zinc, Rhodiola)
- Live Cortex (Uridine, CDP Choline, Artichoke, Bacopa)
- Alpha Brain (Bacopa, Cat's Claw, Huperzine A, Oat Straw, Tyrosine, Theanine, Phosphatidylserine)
- Nexus (Aniracetam, CDP Choline, Phosphatidylserine, Pycnogenol) + Mitogen (ALA, Sulbutiamine, Idebenone, BioPQQ)
- OptiMind (Bacopa, Phosphatidylserine, Vinpocetine)
- TruBrain (Piracetam, Oxiracetam, Uridine, NALT, Centrophenoxine, Theanine, Caffeine)
- Rise (Bacopa, Rhodiola, Alpha-GPC)
- Lumonol (Phosphatidylserine, ALCAR, L-Tyrosine, Noopept, Ginseng, Hordenine, Guarana, Gingko, Alpha-GPC)
- F1 (Aniracetam, Noopept, Phenylpiracetam, DMAE)
- Nootroo Gold (Noopept, CDP-Choline, Theanine, "PurEnergy" - Chromadex's Pterostilbene x Caffeine supplement)
- Nootroo Silver (Phenylpiracetam, CDP-Choline, Theanine, "PurEnergy" - Chromadex's Pterostilbene x Caffeine supplement)
- MLP (CDP Choline, Phosphatidylserine, Bacopa, Lionâ€™s Mane, Pterostilbene, NALT, L-Theanine, Rhodiola, Vinpocetine, B6, B12)
- SmartX (Huperzine A, Vinpocetine, Phosphatidylserine, Bacopa, Schisandrin A, L-Tyrosine, CDP-Choline, Glucuronolactone, DHA, Caffeine, Theanine, L-Glutamine, B-Complex)
- Cabello (NALT, Piracetam, Alpha-GPC, Noopept, Pramiracetam, Oxiracetam, Magnesium)
Super Male Vitality (Tribulus terrestris, Suma, Ashwaganda, Maca, Avena sativa, Tongkat ali, Catuaba, Muira puama, Fulvic acid)
TianChi (D-Ribose, L-Tyrosine, DMAE, DMG, Taurine, Glycine, Schizandra, Reishi, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Ecklonia Cava, Eleuthero, Epimedium, Cistanches, Gotu Kola, He Huan Hua, Astragalus, Green Tea, Ho Shou Wu, Goji, Anemarrhena, Licorice, Polygala, Clubmoss, Cocoa, Stevia, Acerola, Raspberry)
NanoMojo / Mojo 8.5 (Jiaogulan, Himalayan Goji, Acai, Peruvian Maca, American Ginseng, Schisandra Fruit, Asian Licorice Root, Rhodiola Rosea, Astragalus Root, Reishi Mushroom, Catuaba, Guarana, Ashwagandha, Tribulus, Epimedium)
I'm currently supplementing Magnesium, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3, a B-Complex, Creatine, CoQ10 + PQQ, and Brain Octane Oil daily. Then, I'm occasionally throwing in Collagen, Whey, ALCAR, and Rhodiola. What do you guys recommend?