What to Do if I’m Addicted to Adderall?

We get a lot of questions about health and one of the emails we received last week was about the topic of Adderall (a prescription drug that is used for ADD / ADHD patients). If you have ever considered using this, you are not alone. There are over 11% of the US population between the ages of 4 and 17 that are currently using this drug in order to improve their ability to concentrate and remain on task.

Even though there are plenty of reasons why this is the case, it is something that you might want to avoid in certain situations as well. There are long-term health effects of getting Adderall in your system and that is the primary reason for finding an alternative.

Alternatives to Adderall

One of the main Adderall alternatives is a series of natural supplements that can help to aid in the dopamine part of the brain. Especially if you are already using Adderall and need a substitute, it is important for you to consider the options that help avoid the withdrawal effects of the drug. Some of these include things like rhodiola rosea and adaptogenic herbs that are similar (like ashwagandha).

You might also want to consider an alternative to Adderall that is based in enhanced focus and concentration without a lot of the negative side effects and consequences. One of the options for this is called modafinil. This is a greatly beneficial drug that helps a lot of people to overcome their feelings of lethargy and get work done.

The best part is, this is an alternative that is powerful but does not have the same effects as some of the other drugs. There is a much lower chance of addiction and a much lower feeling of euphoria from using the drug.

Whenever you are considering whether you want to take more Adderall or not, consider these alternatives and see if you can’t find something else that is going to make a difference.

 

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Even if Fish Oil Sounds Bad, Try This

 There are plenty of options for improving your brain function, but sometimes going back to our roots is the best way to start. In this case, we mean looking at fish oil as a way to provide our brains with the omega-3 fatty acids we are used to consuming. For most people, this is important because it is a balance that we currently do not have.

Antarctic_krill_(Euphausia_superba) Fish oil used to be more common for humans because we lived near streams and rivers for fresh water. Now, we no longer live this way, which means we have less fish in our diet. This usually means less omega-3 fatty acids and many health people advocate fish oil. Some hear oil that comes from fish and get squeamish for good reason.

 One alternative is to take the fish oil in capsule form so that you don’t have to drink cod liver oil. While getting the capsules might come with “fish burps” if you get the wrong brand, it is still a lot easier than taking a spoon full of oil. It is also a good idea to get the most efficient fish that you can find. One way to do that is to take krill oil. This is a small sea creature that has better omega-3 fatty acid content than any other because it is better absorbed.

 At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how bad fish oil might sound. You need it in your diet and in your life or else you might find yourself in an unhealthy situation. These days in the nootropic and smart drug communities, it is common to get hung up on the latest and greatest products to improve mental capabilities. Sometimes this means forgetting the very basic supplements that can help like fish oil.

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My Partner Uses Smart Drugs – What Should I Do?

couple For people who are in relationships or seeing someone regularly, it is a good idea for you to consider how the habits of your partner are impacting your life. If your partner has healthy habits and they are acting in a way that you are in agreement and alignment with, then it is a good idea for you to maintain those aspects of the relationship. If they are serving you, there is no reason to not engage with them! For example, if your partner is using smart drugs and nootropics, there are a few different ways that you can react.

 The first thing that you can do is make sure that you are checking up on their philosophy to see what they are trying to achieve and how it is being done. This way you understand what they are doing first so you can even better determine whether it is something you also want to try. If your partner has different goals than you, there is no reason to simply take the smart drugs that they are enjoying. You can do far more instead.

 Assuming they are using the smart drugs responsibly, it is a good idea for you to enhance your own cognitive function if it is easily accessible and you can understand what it is that your partner is doing. Most of the time, people have a hard time understanding these facts, which causes a lot of problems. If you pay attention to your dosage and why you are doing things, then you should be fine.

 The most important thing to do is be supportive of your partner even if you do not agree. After all, even if you think they are abusing their body, it is important you bring up the topic in a loving and supportive way.

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Ayurvedic Medicine for Different Needs

Like any other supplement, Ayurvedic medicine is going to be useful only if you have your goals set. The needs can then be met through different products and this brief article is going to help you to figure out what Ayurvedic herbs you should get depending on your desires and needs. Use this product in order to get the best results for your supplementation regimen.aryuvedic medicine

  1. Relaxation / Anti-anxiety – a lot of people deal with stress and anxiety throughout their daily life. Between responsibilities and society’s expectations, even social situations can be nerve wracking. For this type of situation it is good to use ashwagandha, which has very strong anti-anxiety properties. In many studies, the anti-anxiety properties have been proven time and time again. Another option, which has less research, but can still be effective, is called holy basil. Either of these options are useful for this purpose, but ashwagandha is our recommendation
  2. Memory Enhancement – So you want to improve your memory? Whether you are a young adult trying to improve your test scores or you are an elderly individual trying to protect yours memories, it is a good idea to try bacopa monnieri. In 2012 a meta-analysis of 6 studies showed that bacopa is one of the best drugs for improving memory.
  3. Mood Booster – A lot of the aphrodisiac products from Ayurvedic medicine are not yet tested fully and yet have a good mood boosting capability. Sometimes this is a good idea if you are feeling down for whatever reason. Options for this can include shilajit and forskolin, which are both used in other nootropics as well.

If you are looking for natural ways to improve your mental capabilities at least make sure you have your goals in mind and you can focus on them with supplementation.

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Neuro Inflammation and Protection from Bacopa Monnieri

There are certainly hundreds of different ways that you could be aging every day and finding ways to prevent them all can become tedious and time consuming. Some people will try to eat a certain diet, drink smoothies with raw vegetables, or even do other energetic things in order to age slower or protect themselves from ill-health. However, it is inevitable to age and there are simple tools that you can use to prevent the onset of aging as quickly.

Bacopa_monnieriHerbs called adaptogens are effective tools that will help you to prevent stress and help to improve the quality of your brain. Neuro inflammation can be caused by many things including not eating the right balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. It is important for you to have the right kind of protection for your brain, which is why so many people suggest that you take fish oil to get the right protection. However, this is not the only possible solution to your problem. Other solutions include herbs like bacopa monnieri as well.

Keeping this in mind is going to help you to get a much better perspective on how your brain is operating and what needs to be done to get rid of the problem that you are facing. One of the reasons that bacopa is so important for neuroprotection is because it helps reduce oxidative damage from metals, such as aluminum and prevents iron stores. The same effects can also be seen with mercury, which is common among people who eat too much fish. The bacopa can block the mercury from negatively affecting the brain.

Even though it doesn’t seem like the best way to protect yours brain, sometimes an herb might make a big difference. Taking bacopa is going to go a long way in helping you!