Are Nootropics The Secret To Increasing Muscle Mass ?
Smart pills, better know as nootropics are being used more and more as pre-workout supplements to help those looking to achieve lean muscle mass. Why? Because they offer all the benefits of a traditional pre-workout supplement, but without the artificial ingredients, mysterious proprietary blends, stimulants and energy crashes hours later.
Taken either alone or as part of a stack, nootropics work by crossing the brain-blood barrier and stimulating and inhibiting a range of the brain’s essential neurotransmitters. This can impact all kinds of things, from how happy we feel to how, and how quickly, we react to certain situations. Motivation, focus, memory, endurance and ability to block out distractions can also be enhanced by nootropics… see where we’re going with this?
Let’s take a look at some of these factors in more detail…
Focus – focus is a bodybuilder’s best friend, but it can be difficult to maintain among life’s other commitments. A number of nootropics can help ensure your thoughts ae in the place that matters, and most work by targeting acetylcholine to heighten attention, focus and concentration. Modafinil and Phenylpiracetam are are great examples of this – although a more recommended for short-term use
Motivation – inability to stay motivated is the cause of most fitness failures. Nootropics like Phenylpiracetam, Modafinil and Noopept are great for helping you maintain a steady focus – the first works by encouraging increased dopamine levels to boost motivation, focus, stamina and endurance, while Modafinil helps improve wakefulness, given you the motivation to smash goals.
Reduced Stress – the more stressed out you are, the more difficult it is to focus. Nootropics like aniracetam stimulate glutamate, a precursor to the anti-stress neurotransmitter GABA, taking away the stress that a tough bodybuilding regime can bring. That’s not only good news for your muscles, but good news for your overall health, too.
There’s another weapon in the nootropic arsenal here, too: Acetyl-L-carnitine… As well as possessing a host of cognitive benefits, this natural nootropic can provide a massive leg-up to any muscle building regime thanks to it’s ability to burn fat (rather than glucose) and improve energy levels.
A dosage of between 500 and 1500mg of Acetyl-L-carnitine taken with food before and after working out will also help reduce recovery time between gym sessions, meaning you’ll be back ready to pump the iron in no time.
Do Your Research
Let’s get one thing straight – as with anything, the nootropic perfect for one person might be the opposite to the next, so take your time to find the right nootropic that works for you. You’ll be amazed at the difference – and pleased to be in on the secret…..