- Why Stack Piracetam with Choline?
- The Importance of Choline
- Stack Piracetam with Choline for Health
- What Form of Choline is Best?
- Stack Piracetam with Choline to Increase Acetylcholine
- Choline Rich Foods
- How Much Choline is Enough?
- Daily Recommended Doses of Choline
- How to Stack Piracetam with Choline
- A Neurotransmitter —Acetylcholine
- Piracetam and Choline Work Synergistically
Why Stack Piracetam with Choline?
Amp up the Benefits of Piracetam
The benefits of Piracetam are greatly enhanced when supplemented in tandem with choline. Choline helps your body to utilize Piracetam more effectively. Therefore, when you stack Piracetam with choline (such as Centrophenoxine) your focus, learning, and memory soar off the charts.
The Importance of Choline
Choline is a vitally important building block. And, most of us are not getting enough of it in our daily diet. It’s like a B vitamin but, oddly is neither classified as a vitamin nor a mineral. However, choline has often been grouped with the B complex vitamins because of its similar functions.
Stack Piracetam with Choline for Health
When you stack Piracetam with choline, it not only facilitates Piracetam in the body but it supports your health. In fact, though most of us are not getting enough, this water-soluble compound is required for normal bodily functions and health. And, though the liver is able to produce small amounts of choline, supplementing it is the only way to get enough. We need sufficient choline for liver function, muscle movement, metabolism, the nervous system, and, last but not least, brain development.
What Form of Choline is Best?
Before you stack Piracetam with choline, you’ll want to decide how much choline your particular body requires. This may take a little tweaking. Choline comes in powder form as choline bitartrate. However, the disadvantages of this form are that it is expensive and has low bio-availability. (Your body won’t be able to access much of it.) In fact, your intestines will degrade up to 60% of it. Therefore, we recommend Centrophenoxine or Alpha GPC —a more bioavailable source of choline that works well with Piracetam. This form of choline passes through the blood brain barrier into the brain where it is needed most.
Stack Piracetam with Choline to Increase Acetylcholine
Hypothetically, Piracetam may put a higher demand on the brain for acetylcholine. This is where supplementing with choline can give you the edge. In fact, it can prevent headaches. Some Piracetam users experience headaches, probably because of a lack of sufficient acetylcholine in their system. Taking Centrophenoxine as a source of choline in tandem with this nootropic can greatly enhance your Piracetam experience.
Choline Rich Foods
Your own liver produces small quantities of choline. However, it can also be found in foods such as:
- Muscle Meats
- Wheat Germ
How Much Choline is Enough?
Getting the amount of choline that’s just right for you is determined by your body’s metabolism. Other factors play into it, like diet, age, and gender, etc. It seems that what’s right for one person may not be exactly the right amount for another person. Therefore, it’s a good idea to start with a low choline dose. That way, you can increase the dose if necessary to discover what works best for you. Additionally, some people do well with less choline while others need more than the recommended daily suggestion.
Daily Recommended Doses of Choline
The recommended intake of choline is 550 mg daily for men and 425 mg for women, daily. However, this may vary greatly. In a study involving 26 men, six of them experienced symptoms of choline deficiency while they were consuming the AI recommended amount for men. In conclusion, we suggest that you decide what’s adequate for you personally. At this time, there is no Reference Daily Intake (RDI) set. However, the Institute of Medicine has designated an adequate intake (AI) to help healthy people avoid choline deficiency. A deficiency of choline can cause liver problems and other diseases.
|Age Group||Amount Per Day|
|0–6 months||125 mg|
|7–12 months||150 mg|
|1–3 years||200 mg|
|4–8 years||250 mg|
|9–13 years||375 mg|
|14–18 years, female||400 mg|
|14–19 years, male||550 mg|
|Adult woman||425 mg|
|Adult man||550 mg|
|Breastfeeding woman||550 mg|
|Pregnant woman||450 mg|
How to Stack Piracetam with Choline
We suggest that you wait for a while before stacking other supplements with Piracetam. If you’re a beginner, try taking this nootropic for two weeks or more first. It can actually take that long for it to build up enough in your brain to have full effect. After that, you’ll have a better idea how to judge how you are affected by it. When you’re ready to add choline (if you feel it’s necessary) remember that choline increases Piracetam’s effect. Start off slowly, adding more if you feel the need. Also, the ratio of choline to Piracetam depends on the strength of the supplement you’re using. With Choline Bitartrate or lecithin, the ratio may range from one mg of choline to six mg Piracetam to one on one. Of course, stronger forms of choline require less.
A Neurotransmitter —Acetylcholine
The body uses choline to produce acetylcholine. Coincidentally, Piracetam also causes an increase of acetylcholine. In fact, it’s one of the ways Piracetam boosts the cognitive function of the brain. These two supplements in tandem are powerful. “Double your pleasure. Double your fun.” —As a gum commercial used to say. But, why stack Piracetam with choline?
Piracetam and Choline Work Synergistically
A marriage of two components that can work synergistically is pretty rare. Even in human marriage. But, a study in 1981 on aging rats confirmed that Piracetam and choline work together synergistically. Each has what the other needs. The result is that the two in combination are greater than the sum of their parts. The funny thing is that nobody seems to know why.
In a study, rats given the Piracetam/choline combo were better performers on learning tests than the rats that were given only Piracetam or only choline. Studies suggest that Piracetam enhances the uptake of choline in the hippocampus. Although the exact science may not be complete, we know it works!