The Sweet Spot: A nootropic superstack love story
Olav Ahrens Røtne
Here’s a seriously potent stack. Be sure to consult your health professional before any experiments and please remember that any information contained herein is not a substitute for medical advice nor meant to treat, cure, or prevent any illness. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and you are ultimately responsible for your own body!
Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Boom! Fired straight out of a cannon you go with this stack. It proved to me that this powerful nootropic combination of Hordenine (H) and Phenylethylamine (PEA), is undervalued and still flying under the radar. I say this because of its effectiveness compared to other supplements and because it hasn’t been over regulated. A quick internet search can find you reports of euphoric and creative effects but if you don’t methodically experiment to find your sweet spot, you will be missing out. For that reason, I am writing this and including my H + PEA playbook.
Shortly before writing this, I had only lackluster results and almost through away my samples. Glad I didn’t. I was using the advice of outdated articles found on the internet and not much was happening (or at best not lasting for very long). This included starting small with 30mg of H and 300mg of PEA. I slowly upped the dose of both until I felt like it might be getting a little dangerous. Final disclaimer: This was based on no proven scientific evidence whatsoever and I never recommend doing that!
Here are the notes from my experiment:
- First dose: 25mg Hordenine, wait 20 min, and take 300mg of PEA. Not much to report on this one. This serving was taken orally, swilled on gums, then swallowed.
- Round two (on day 2): 50mg Hordenine, wait 20min, then 500mg PEA. Still not spectacular and on this day, I waited another hour and had another serving of 300mg PEA. Taken same way as above.
- Day three: I will see your 50 and raise you! This time I consumed a 100mg Hordenine, waited another 20min, and had 600mg PEA. Now we are talking – much more euphoric and felt pretty good. Effects noticed for at least 5 hours.
- Fourth Dose: 140mg H + 700mg PEA (after waiting 20mins). Surprisingly, not a greater effect with the higher dose. Energetic and mild euphoria but more subtle. Not what I would expect from a larger dose, so I planned to wait a week and try this exact dose again.
From the first run, I was getting ok results but nothing to write home about. Third day was the best but still not article worthy by any means. So, what is happening?
Phenylethylamine (PEA) is reported and classified, unofficially, as an energizing supplement with mood-enhancing and appetite curving properties. What’s great about this supplement or “nootropic” (as folks like to call them these days) is It’s a naturally occurring compound found in the body and is known as the Love-Drug! PEA’s activity is associated with dopamine and serotonin. One of the first places this was discovered in was chocolate (sweet)! Sounds great so far, right?
Of course! But… There is one characteristic of this great compound that almost rendered it useless – PEA is metabolized extremely fast in the body by monoamine oxidases (MAOs). Biology time – these tiny friends live in the bodies of mitochondria. The mitochondria, for anyone that doesn’t remember their cell structures from class, are the power stations of the cell. This is where the biochemical processes of respiration and energy production occur. You may be wondering what the point is.
Here’s the point: Hordenine (H) blocks the MAO enzyme from functioning so that when you take the PEA, it remains active for around 5 hours! This biological hack is what makes this stack, ahead of the pack! A nice (legal) hit of dopamine for 5 hours while losing weight at the same time sounds too good to be true. So, I was intrigued but, as you read above, I had only mediocre results. In biohacking, brain-busting fashion, I set out with my usual mantra – this time will be different!
This time I took the H as an energy boost with my morning double-espresso. By itself, this is a great appetite suppressant and energy booster. My “research” had me confident I could have three 30mg servings a day without any risks, so I kept the serving size on the H at 30. Then about 7 hours later I took another 30mg. Since this experiment was going so well, I thought it would be a grand idea to add in the PEA. Not wanting to overshoot the mark, I took a nice 600-700mg serving of the PEA.
After that, I was feeling pretty good so went about my daily duties of internet searching. Then it happened. Boom! Straight out of the cannon I go. I was mangled but in a good way. The effects felt good but kind of had me thinking I overshot the mark. After getting over the initial freak-out, I was sold and recognized this was the real deal. Finally, the real effect that I had heard about. This was so strong that I even contacted my neighbor in case something was to happen. Luckily, the effects leveled off in a few minutes (seemed much longer) and the energetic euphoric state set in. Awesome! The elusive sweet spot has been found! Energy level is high, great mood, clarity, and I’m not hungry
As a final word of caution, make sure you do not mix with other medications. Especially, other MAO inhibitors and opioid/opiate painkillers. These can have dangerous effects because they can completely block the bodies ability to metabolize the PEA.
Stay safe, my friends!Sara Sliber