Popular Beginner Nootropics

Nootropic: L-theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid that comes from green tea.  The combination of caffeine and l-theanine is what powers our 1-2-Go energy/focus booster. This powerful combination of caffeine and l-theanine in a 1:2 ratio respectively has been studied and shown to reduce susceptibility to distraction and increase alertness.


  • Jitters: L-theanine helps to control the jittery feeling that you get when you either have a low caffeine tolerance or have a tolerance but take a lot at once (multiple cups of coffee or tea within a few hours).
  • Poor sleep: some have trouble sleeping after taking caffeine, even if consumed hours before bedtime.

If you’ve experienced problems with caffeine in the past, it’s worth trying it out with L-theanine mixed in. You might find that your negative feelings associated with caffeine are gone, or at least noticeably reduced. Regular caffeine drinkers can continue with their usual caffeine consumption amounts and just add in 200mg of L-theanine with their first cups of tea or coffee.

Our Caffeine + L-theanine blend maintains the popular 1:2 ratio of Caffeine to L-theanine. 

Nootropic: Bacopa Monnieri

Technically, Bacopa is also an “adaptogen”. This is a special type of compound which, by definition, fends off stress.

Some users report drowsiness when taking Bacopa because they’re already naturally relaxed and the adaptogen properties put them over the relaxation limit, but that’s the only commonly reported side effect. If you take it and start feeling sleepy, the solution is simple: take your dose at night. It can even function as a mild sleep aid. Because Bacopa works in the background, you don’t need to dose right before you need to remember something… it happens on autopilot throughout the day as long as you dose consistently. Bacopa is often stacked with other nootropics because of the minimal side effects.

The important thing to look for in Bacopa is the amount of bacopa glycosides in each pill. The best products will be an extract standardized to contain a certain amount of bacopa glycosides. Bacognize for example is standardized to contain at least 12%.

As a heads up, Bacopa takes longer to kick in than other nootropics do. In fact, you sometimes have to continue usage for up to eight weeks before noticing any effects. But if you have the diligence, you can experience enhanced short and long-term memory without any other side effects. Just a simple boost to one of your cognitive skills.


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