People ask me a lot about my stacks, and I have a bunch of different go-to’s. I have a basic fundamental stack, a water & coffee stack, a nootropic stack, a neuro-protective stack, a liver/prostate/pancreas stack, a strength & recovery stack, and a sleep stack. Over the next few articles I’m going to be diving into each of these stacks, so that everyone can understand how I like to supplement my nutrition, and perhaps share some of your own practices & ideas with the group. So, I wanted to start today with the neuro-protective stack.
I consider the neuro-protective stack one of the most important stacks, because the health of your nerves has a huge direct impact on all bodily functions, on healthy ageing & longevity, as well as on disease. I also consider it important because the nervous system is the most complex system we have, so if it gets damaged, repair will either not happen (depending on what kind of damage we are talking about), or it could take months to years for nerves to even partially heal. And the other thing about nerve pain is, well, it’s painful and can be quite distracting if it persists, which is something I think we can all agree we would like to avoid as much as possible.
So, below is the list of my favorite neuro-protective supplements that make up my stack. Looking forward to seeing if anyone takes anything which is not on this list so that I can improve the stack even more! (Note – I do not mention things like Vitamin B, or some of the more standard vitamins even though some do exhibit neuro-protective properties, because those are part of my basic fundamental stack, which I’ll go through in a separate article. Also, I always try to find the highest potency supplement available, because our bodies do not readily absorb 100% of the vitamin content that we intake, and depending on lifestyle & genetics your vitamin reserves can be depleted rather rapidly in certain situations)
- Mind Lab Pro
- Mind Shield
- Panax Ginseng
- Acetyl L-Carnitine
I won’t go into the details of what each of those supplements does specifically, as the main point is they all exhibit some positive influence on neuro-protection through different pathways. There are numerous resources on the net which will teach you all that you need to know about each of them, so I urge you to check Google, read up, and then decide for yourself if these are something you would like to add to your own routine. One note, since we are talking about purchasing supplements, please be careful when purchasing on Amazon. If at all possible, I always recommend purchasing from well-known retailers in the space when we are talking about something you ingest. As someone who has sold their own supplement brand on Amazon in the past, I can tell you there are almost no regulations when it comes to quality control (until you get caught trying to sell something that actually ends up injuring someone). Sometimes, I will purchase supplements on Amazon but that is only if I cannot find them anywhere else. So, do your research, and dig in!
Until next time, biohackers…