OBVIOUS DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, so please research this on your own.
I found out about the original racetam (Piracetam) via Sebastian's blog.
I have taken it for two months now, 1600mg 3 to 4 days a week, with good results.
Starting Tuesday, I will take the 1600 mg and one capsule of Pramiracetam together.
I can't verify any of this, but I have read that Pramiracetam is the strongest and can even have positive effects AFTER you stop taking it.
I bought it from an online store that ships internationally. Next week I will update with results.
Has anybody else taken the Pramiracetam plunge?
No choline supplement?
I've bought Piractem and Alpha GPC but haven't taken them regularly enough to see results.
I do take choline sometimes. On days when I don't eat a lot of eggs and almonds.
Update on the Pramiracetam. It is really strong and you feel it all day. It makes my brain work faster.
But unlike Piracetam (which has been tested and is still prescribed in most countries used in the world) Pramiracetam, like modafinil does not have the same research behind it.
Pramirectam is derived from Piracetam, but that doesn't prove anything: heroin is derived from poppy seeds. Could have an entirely different effect on your body and your brain.
I think long-term, I may stick with piracetam only.
Ha you experimented with Modafinil at all?
Also have you ever looked into Bulletproof coffee?
I did not like Modafinil, I felt wired and not in a good mental state. To be fair, I took a 200 mg gel cap, maybe 100 mg is better.
Re: bulletproof coffee. I live in Colombia, so I think the organic coffee I can get here is just as good.
The major important point Dave makes is about getting single origin beans. Far less likely to be moldy.
There's more to it than that..
Bulletproof coffee is two things.. his coffee beans.. and a "recipe" of sorts.
Grassfed butter, MCT oil (which is like concentrated coconut oil), and then the coffee. I'll tweet you a link. I've been looking to get into it.. heard great things about it.
Interesting. Please do.
Personally, I would just buy
1. Coconut Oil (1 LB for $8) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=cocounut+oil
2. Ghee - same thing as grassfed butter I think - http://www.amazon.com/Grassfed-Organic-Ghee-7-8-Oz/dp/B0032RPLSY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351210832&s... (1/2 LB for $12)
3. Mix these two with coffee, green tea, or any other stimulant of your choice.
The Ghee tastes amazing and the coconut oil is really great (health and taste wise) for cooking.
Just my .02
Interesting, what I saw as a plus, you see as a minus --- that it can have positive effects later on after you stop taking it.
I appreciate the perspective. I will update you with my subjective experience this week.
I have not taken any racetams, and have no relevant expertise. With that said, I'd be a bit more cautious of things that are known to have effects for a significant amount of time after you stop taking them -- as reactions seem to vary somewhat from person to person, I would anticipate that something producing a positive effect for one person after they stopped taking it might produce a negative effect for someone else, which would be unpleasant. It seems like things which *do not* have such long term effects would be preferable, as if you wanted to continue to have the short-term effect, you could just continue taking it (but can stop at any time.)
Due to the whole 'lack of expertise' thing, though, I might be spouting caca. Let me know if I am.
A very good guest post by Matt Mazur - if you enjoy this (and I think you will), then you can find his blog at mattmazur.com. He currently runs two business apps: Preceden.com, a tool for making timelines, and jMockups, a high fidelity web design tool. Here's Matt -
Nine Tips for Getting Started with Life Tracking
Inspired by Sebastian’s posts about the benefits of life tracking, I decided to try it for myself. After several false starts, I’ve now been doing it for almost two months straight and have had some great results. In this post I’ll explain how my current tracking system works and I’ll share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.
How it Works
Every Sunday morning I print an eight page document that I use throughout the week to track various aspects of my life. The first page is an overview, which I will fill out at the end of the week to summarize my results. The remaining seven pages are devoted to each day of the week.
So here's my deal. I have reached the age of 35 and have decided that professionally speaking I'm rather unremarkable, being what is most commonly referred to as an under achiever.
Don't think me too depressing though, I don't mean by any means that I am a loser! No way, I have a great wife and kids, fantastic friends and a myriad of personal interests that keep me going but as far as my skills in almost anything are concerned, they're not that great.
Sure I'm ok at writing, I'm ok at drawing the odd cartoon, I'm ok at music and all that sort of stuff but something internal, something damaged has always stopped me from becoming absurdly brilliant at any of the above!
This is my attempt, or at least one of my attempts, to rectify that. I have quite a few saucers spinning on the end of poles as I type, but this particular blog will focus on my desire to learn how to draw.
I have always marvelled over artists and their incredible ability to recreate images. Whenever I try it usually ends in insanity, tears and chocolate. I have always wanted to learn but have either never really believed that I could or chose to watch TV rather than actually give it a go.