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Bodybuilding Supplements: Nootropic Guide to Alpha GPC (Gain Muscle, Gain Strength, Enhance Focus)

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  1. John Doe
    December 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    also, I have another topic for a video: theoretical use of DXM
    (dextromethorphan) as a nootropic

    [NOTE to anyone reading this: I do NOT recommend or condone the
    recreational use of DXM. Many cough syrups containing it also have other
    additives like gaufinesin, pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen which CAN KILL
    YOU in higher doses. And even IF you have a cough syrup
    containing/extraction with just DXM, higher recreational doses (800 mg+ for
    the average person IMO)can cause small amounts of BRAIN DAMAGE, and
    (although this is a matter of much debate) possibly even Olney’s LESIONS.
    Redosing and doses of 1000mg+ have the definite capability of causing
    SEROTONIN SYNDROME, which can be FATAL. Always practice safety and common
    sense]

    a bit of embarrassing background info; back in my younger (read: DUMBER)
    years, I would get high on the DXM in cough syrup. AFAIK, DXM is one of the
    most complex drugs out there. it is the only drug I know of that has
    ‘plateaus’, meaning the effects actually change based on the dosages. there
    is really so much more to it than I could put in a comment, but I’ll
    outline the 4 plateaus (I only have experienced the 1st and 2nd but have
    read a lot about the 3rd and 4th)

    1: mild euphoria, energy, things seem “different”

    2: euphoria, drunk and stoned feeling, music sounds amazing, dilated sense
    of time, lights/moon/etc look divine

    3: psychedelic and disassociative (feel disconnected from body)

    4: open eye visuals, ego death, out-of-body experiences, see aliens…
    basically all kinds of crazy shit

    so anyway, you can see its very complex and intriguing. the data on it is
    very conflicting as well. in lower doses it seems to be neuro-regenerative,
    while at higher doses it seems to be neurotoxic.

    anyway, I hadn’t thought about DXM for several years until a few days ago
    when I saw it mentioned in the nootropic subreddit. one guy said that in
    the 50-100mg range, he found it to give a steady energy, increased
    creativity, better reflexes, and also a “mathematically inclined mind”. now
    I thought back to my early experiments with very low dose DXM when I was
    trying to figure it out, those effects, though obviously not the ones I had
    been looking for at that time, did sound familiar.

    Just a subject of curiosity for me I guess. I’ll probably do some of my own
    experiments soon, but you have more scientific education than me so I
    figured you might want to research it if it interests you

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  2. John Doe
    December 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    so are the contractile benefits immediate, or do they take awhile like
    creatine?

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    • Alex Kikel
      December 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      I’ve seen half my clients respond almost immediately. the other half takes
      some time. I haven’t really found a reason other than genetic variances.

      Reply

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