Anti Stress Nootropics
Nootropics and stress
Stress is one of the most damaging problems that the modern world faces. Becoming more complex and deep-rooted as the pace of the world quickens, the problem has caused many people to suffer, often needlessly. There are certain Nootropics that can be used to lessen the impact of stress.
Stress is simply the effect of the outside world and events upon the person. Sometimes stress can be a good thing, as in competitive sport stress for example. At other times, stress can cripple the minds and bodies of people who are usually rational, clear-thinking individuals.
Public speaking is one of the biggest stressors in modern life. The fact that one has to stand up and present ideas and concepts in front of strangers or even peers is enough to reduce most people to gibbering wrecks.
Studies have shown that stressors can actually cause a variety of neurotransmitters to be released into the body. These transmitters can cause a massive surge of adrenaline to be released, among many other physiological effects. Adrenaline causes a rise in heart rate, and can be quite a stressor in itself.
However, stress is suffered by everyone to some degree. Most times it is not a problem; in fact it is arguable that we all need some stress in order to keep safe. The symptoms of excess stress can cause problems. One of the milder symptoms of stress is that of headaches. Many sufferers of stress complain of headaches, which do not last very long, but can be quite strong.
The more complex symptoms of stress include muscle tension and fatigue. The effect of the adrenaline rush alone can be quite draining, causing tiredness. Then there are the emotional and mental problems that stress can cause. Irritability and mood swings are common problems associated with stress.
More problematic are the behaviours that people under stress can find themselves indulging in. People who suffer from stress are likely to, in the long term, abuse alcohol and drugs. These behaviours cause many problems to the sufferers and the people around them.
Severe medical problems can then result. Even if the sufferer does not indulge in drugs and alcohol, the physical changes that can result from stress can, over time, become quite damaging to the body. Luckily, the Nootropics group of drugs have some impact on stress.
Nootropics can be used to fight stress in one of two ways. The most common way is that of helping people to manage the symptoms of stress and perform better during stressful situations. Nootropics can also be used to lessen the effect of those harmful symptoms that have a capacity to damage the life of the sufferer.
Anxiety is slightly different to stress in that it does not have quite the same impact. Social anxiety is the most common type of anxiety felt. This is what occurs when people find it difficult to enter a crowded room, for example. Other examples are when a person is unable to talk in a social situation, and may require drugs such as alcohol to relax first. Some Nootropics drugs are able to lessen the effects of anxiety, leaving the user able to enjoy social situations without having to rely upon drugs that are less positive.
There are a number of Nootropics that people have found to be useful in the fight against stress. What follows is a short list of those one might want to try. Some people have found that using just one Nootropic is enough. However, others have combined more than one and found the effect to be more dramatic and lasting. Experiment with a variety of Nootropics and doses if you are trying to deal with stress and anxiety, until you find the mix that works for you.
Nootropics that are useful against stress and Anxiety:
- Inositol, which is a B vitamin sugar with anti-anxiety effects.
- Kava Kava, which is a very powerful Nootropic that helps with stress
- Theanine, another powerful Nootropic that helps to relax the body.
- Niacin, which is a mood stabiliser. This is generally viewed as the most powerful Nootropic available in the areas of stress management.
- Rhodiola Rosea, which may be effective for improving mood and alleviating depression.
Remember to always consult with your doctor before taking on any new course of drugs.