I'm interested to know if there are any readily available herbal nootropics that are both powerful and legal? I tend to be a bit skeptical, as I see people constantly making unfounded or overblown claims for many herbs (I do know a bit about this, as I studied herbalism for many years). But if there are any, I'd like to know about them. It seems these kind of substances, if they exist, aren't normally included in herbal manuals.
What are your goals with an herbal supplement?
Are you anxious, trouble focusing, do you have sleeping problems, want to prevent degenerative brain diseases, or increase cell apoptosis?
There are a lot of reasons to take herbal supplements. But in order for it to be effective, we need to know what your goals are or any issues standing in the way of your goals currently.
For example say your goal/problem is you have trouble focusing for extended periods of time. So you would need to increase choline, dopamine, add a long acting stimulant, reduce burn out... ect
So probably a combo of:
Alpha gpc, huperzine A, mucuna pruriens, bacopa, theobromine, caffeine, l theanine. And from there tweak the stack depending on how you feel.
But to have the most powerful impact, you need to know what can be improved upon in yourself.