Nootropics for ADD and ADHD
Adderall – amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and Ritalin – methylphenidate are the 2 classic stimulants that parents are prescribed to give their kids often with the usual side-effects: nervousness, dizziness, restlessness, headache, stomachache, decreased appetite, trouble sleeping and/or a dry mouth.
Nootropics therefore provide a somewhat refreshing take on the treatment of what is believed to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors – such as a stressed family environment and/or academic expectations but moreover being brought up in an abusive and violent environment, where boys are three times more likely to develop ADHD according to a 2002 study published in the September issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Listed below are the following nootropics therefore being used by noots (nootropic user’s) to treat their ADD or ADHD as of 2016 – Note: these are just examples of their recommended dosage. Always consult a medical professional for qualified advice.
1. Noopept – 7mg twice day sublingual – May take a few doses to kick in.
2. Oxiracetam – 500mg – For focus and mental processing speed.
3. Aniracetam – 750mg – For anxiousness and social situations.
4. Phenylpiracetam – 125mg – For motivation.
5. Phenylpiracetam Hydrazide – 50mg sublingual – For a cleaner feel than Phenylpiracetam.
6. Caffeine (100mg) + L-Theanine – 200mg – For mood and energy boosts while l-theanine negates the jitters.
7. Fasoracetam – 15mg sublingual – A confidence booster but may reduce sex drive.
8. Semax/Selank/P21 – Either administered through a nasal spray or inject subcutaneously. Quite expensive but a lot of noise coming out for these new types of nootropics with regards to treating ADHD.
9. Modafinil – Finally modafinil shouldn’t be snubbed at. Here’s an excellent thread where modafinil turned around an ADHD guys life – literally.
However modafinil is not for everyone as it is in fact is a smart drug – not officially a nootropic due to it being a stimulant, an opioid (not opiate) and may deliver mild side effects yet unlike any adderall or amphetamine salts display.
Upside to taking nootropics to treat ADHD are that can help you concentrate better, study harder and finish projects as one the guy reports in his opening post, but at a cost.