I've been getting really sick lately of having to take so many different supplements in order to maximize productivity and performance when working on difficult projects. So, I've been thinking about combining some of the most common OTC nootropics into a single supplement in order to make it easier. This would probably also make it easier for newbies to jump in vs. having to buy a bunch of different things and then worry about getting the correct dosage ratios. To do this, I would do a custom formulary, and combine things like caffeine, theanine, cassia cinnamon, Piracetam, choline, Huperzine A, panax ginseng, etc. Would you all find something like this helpful? If so, what would it have to include to make it useful for you?
Here's some of the problems I'm hoping to solve vs. some the current powders like Focus XT out on the market:
While the ingredients are listed, the quantities are not, so you don’t know how much of each nootropic you’re actually getting. There’s no information on the label that tells you how much nootropics you’re getting. The other products may skimp on the nootropics, which is why many people only report feeling the effect of the caffeine and nothing else.
Some of the ingredients are garbage: they contain things like artificial dyes and sucralose.
The products are marketed toward increasing energy and reducing stress in ways that are completely tangential to brain power, and contain things that speed you up. My custom powder will focus entirely on improving cognition. If you need more energy, drink a Red Bull or get some coffee.
The ingredients are often low-quality and have low absorption. This will be 100% free of all allergens, such as eggs, soy, nuts, wheat, dairy, gluten and yeast. It will contain no corn, no animal products, no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, MSG or synthetic chemicals, no lactose, sucrose, dextrose, no egg, no cholesterol, no yeast, or added salt. It will use only certified organic ingredients where relevant.
Some products compensate for low bioavailability by adding a very high dose of psychoactive ingredients. My powder will focus on maximizing bioavailability at the minimally effective dose as shown in research studies by pairing the nootropic with ingredients such as Vitamin C, B complex, and cinnamon that synergistically improve absorption while reducing the risk from taking too high of a dose.