Whenever there is a discussion on the best nootropic stacks on dedicated forums on the internet, one of the recurring trends that we’ve been seeing is the increasingly complex and complicated stacks that everyone seems to come up with. No wonder we don’t have a lot of new people joining the community – whenever someone asks for advice regarding any sort of stack (be it for memory, better sleep quality, or just getting things done), the so-called “experts” are seemingly naming off complex compounds and elements directly from the periodic table!
It really isn’t that complicated though. Or at least, it shouldn’t be. Whenever a friend or someone close to me asks for nootropic stack advice, what I always recommend is Caffeine + L-Theanine. And it’s not just for beginners! I take it most days as well – and most importantly, these nootropics are probably the most common and easiest to obtain.
For those who are unaware of how the two work, let me elaborate:
Caffeine is a wonderful stimulant: it increases focus, alertness, and generally gives you the can-do mindset – which is inherently great and a major reason why caffeine is the number one most-sold “drug” in the world.
L-Theanine, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: it’s an ingredient extracted from green tea that has soothing properties. It relaxes you, giving you a very positive mindset, and a generally good mood. It also enhances your quality of sleep if taken right before bedtime.
Now, while both of these have great uses by themselves, when taking together, something very interesting happens. Caffeine and L-Theanine react with each other in a very unique way, where you get all of positive benefits mentioned above, but on top of that, L-Theanine also smoothens out caffeine’s rough edges. Yeah, no more jitters, anxiety, and that inevitable crash. But to take things even further, studies have shown that the combination results in greater visual acuity, significantly higher levels of focus and alertness, enhanced problem solving abilities, and overall better working memory and information recall.
It really is amazing, and this is the stack I advise to most beginners that will set them on the right track. Who knew that 1+1 is not 2? But who would have known that 1+1 = 782, 643,165?