- Mineral replenishment
- Neuro protective components
- Stimulating / back to work components
Optimal Mineral ReplenishmentMagnesiumPartying typically includes a lot of dancing, moving, and sweating. For people like me who love to dance (especially with electronic dance music) and naturally sweat a lot, magnesium is one of the most important micronutrients. After vitamin D, it is the second highest deficiency in the world and replenishment is key.By taking a magnesium supplement, you can provide your body with the raw materials to create new mitochondria and churn out more ATP (energy). When sleep deprived, getting an extra boost of energy is exactly what is needed. Make sure you take bioavailable forms of magnesium including glycinate. If you think you have low magnesium, use an EXA test because serum tests only look at 1% of your total magnesium. You need 400 mg per day normally. After raves you need even more and food doesn't have a lot.
Neuro Protective ComponentWhile replenishing vitamins and minerals is a necessary first step for improving cognition after parties, taking modern nootropics can alleviate some of the neurological damage done by the substances and abuse. Many of these substances are anecdotally known to improve cognition the day after a party.
Back to Work ComponentFor busy professionals and students, a day of partying can't interfere with work the next day. Getting back to work requires a few nootropic stacks or supplements that can stand alone to improve work flow and manage sleep deprivation.Caffeine + L-TheanineThis is one of the most basic stacks for cognitive enhancement, but it works. Compounded caffeine consumption can't fix a poor sleep schedule, but it will wake you up after a night or two of sleep deprivation. Adding L-theanine to the mix is a perfect addition so that you can more readily focus on your work. Use a 1:2 ratio of caffeine to L-theanine and note that a typical 8 ounce cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine.CreatineIt isn't just for weight lifting meat-heads. Creatine improves ATP synthesis (energy), which is exactly what people need after a sleep deprived night full of dancing. Creatine is best taken on a regular basis as there is a “loading phase”; as-needed might not be the best option. Taking 5 grams of creatine will show results in a couple of weeks or start with a loading phase of 20 grams for 5 – 7 days to get the effects quicker.Rhodiola roseaIf you want an anti-fatigue agent that will keep you going longer after a rough night, but you don't want to use creatine regularly, rhodiola rosea is a perfect as-needed option. It is extracted from a root of a northern altitude plant used across Asia and Europe for thousands of years. Using 500 – 1000 mg of rhodiola will be a stimulating boost as you recover.
Tools of the TradeHard working individuals the world over seek an outlet to relax, have a good time, and recharge their batteries. Partying can be a lot of fun, but often leaves the body tired, depleted, and poorly equipped to get work done. By strategically replenishing vitamins and minerals, seeking neuro protective agents to prevent toxicity, and using stimulants to enhance mental energy, you can have a great time and be productive the next day. Just ensure you utilize these tools carefully and consume nootropics to mitigate heavy partying occasionally rather than on a regular basis.