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Hey, what’s up, this is Matt from Opiateaddictionsupport.com, and in this video you’re going to learn how to use nootropics for opiate withdrawal.
I’m going to teach you about the Top 4 Nootropics (either natural or pharmaceutical) that are going to help you minimize symptoms getting off opioids.
Whether you’re going through the acute withdrawal or the post-acute withdrawal, nootropics can absolutely help you.
So here’s what we’re going to be learning in this video…
First, we’re going to go over the nootropics overview, and then I’m going to talk about which nootropics are going to work the best for the acute withdrawal and post-acute withdrawal syndrome.
I’m also going to teach you about the potential negative consequences that could come if you’re using these nootropics (such as addiction and dependence), so let’s get right into it!!!
I’m so excited about this topic, it’s very fascinating.
So first let’s talk about what are nootropics exactly.
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What are Nootropics?
So nootropics is an umbrella term for a class of chemical (either naturally occurring or man-made) that give cognitive benefits to the human brain.
So a lot of entrepreneurs are using these, athletes, students, and recently, probably about a year ago I got into using these for entrepreneurship and for productivity and creativity.
But what I found out is that there’s a lot of nootropics that can really help with the opioid withdrawal symptoms… so I’m going to teach you how to use those.
They’re also called smart drugs and cognitive enhancers, and they primarily enhance the executive cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, and motivation.
But some of the mechanisms of action of these nootropics are so helpful for reducing opiate withdrawal symptoms that you’ll be absolutely amazed at what some of these can do.
My Top 4 Nootropics For Opioid Withdrawal
So here are my favorite Top 4 Nootropics for Opioid Withdrawal.
Number 1 is Tianeptine Sulfate.
2 is Phenibut.
3 is L-Theanine.
And 4 is Adrafinil.
Now let’s get deeper into these, how they work and how they can help you… coming up right now.
1. Tianeptine Sulfate
So Tianeptine Sulfate is an opioid withdrawal “All-Star.”
It is a pharmaceutical, so it’s man-made.
It’s not regulated in America.
What that means is this is a prescription medicine for anxiety and depression in other countries, but in America, it’s not regulated.
What that means is you can purchase it online without a prescription and you can use it and it’s not against the law.
How it works is it’s a tricyclic antidepressant.
It’s also an opioid agonist.
So at the therapeutic dose for depression and anxiety (which is about 12 and 1/2 milligrams to 25 milligrams) it’s got very weak opioid effects.
But if you use a lot more than that (maybe three to four times that and up) you’re going to feel the opioid effects, and that’s why some people get addicted to it.
So it helps with depression, anxiety, and energy, and when people use it for the opioid effects at these much higher dosages, it has a really high addiction potential when abused, especially for people that have abused opioids or been dependent on opioids in the past.
And it can absolutely cause dependence with daily use, so that’s one of the drawbacks of Tianeptine Sulfate.
Again, yes, the high dosages cause strong opioid effects, but the thing if you use it responsibly, very short-term, it can help in so many ways.
I’ve turned on so many people to this, but it does have that high addiction potential.
Number 2 is Phenibut. So Phenibut is the first nootropic I ever learned about many years ago.
It is man-made but it comes from a natural neurotransmitter that we make in our brains naturally.
GABA (also known as a gamma-aminobutyric acid) is actually an inhibitory neurotransmitter we make in our brains.
And so it calms the brain down, it can help to relax you and reduce restlessness in the body and mind, and it can decrease pain.
So you can buy GABA supplements pretty much in any health food store and vitamin/supplement shop.
But there’s a lot of differing opinions with scientists, researchers, and doctors, and people like me too.
Some people don’t think that GABA can pass the blood-brain barrier.
That’s what it needs to do for the GABA to have central nervous system effects in the brain.
So what the scientists did is they attached something called a phenyl ring to the amino acid GABA, and what that does is it pushes it past the blood-brain barrier so you absorb it really well, and it does have the central nervous system brain effects.
The mechanism of action is it’s a GABA subtype B receptor agonist, that means that it binds to your GABA receptors in your brain.
Now when people take high dosages (maybe about 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams) then it’s said that it attaches to the GABA subtype A receptors, which are the same receptor sites that benzodiazepines bind to.
So I’ve definitely felt this.
I’ve tried all these nootropics by the way and I loved all of them.
Never tried them for withdrawal but definitely, I’ve heard from so many people how well all these can work.
What’s cool about Phenibut is it reduces anxiety and it can help you sleep, but it’s not sedating like benzodiazepines.
Really it actually improves your focus and concentration, so it’s a pretty cool mechanism of action.
The Russian cosmonauts, they actually use this up in their spaceships and stuff instead of Xanax or other benzos, because like I said, it does not sedate you, but it does relax you and calm down anxiety and stuff like that.
Phenibut does have a high addiction potential when it’s abused.
If you use it very short-term and use it responsibly, it can help with both the acute withdrawal and the post-acute withdrawal anxiety and insomnia.
But not as high of an addiction potential as Tianeptine Sulfate, but pretty high addiction potential as well.
And coming off Tianeptine and Phenibut, if you’re dependent on them, if you take them long enough to get a physiological dependence, you can have withdrawal symptoms from both of these.
So kind of “Double-Edged Sword” nootropics here, that can cause dependence with daily use.
And then Number 3 is something called L-Theanine. This thing is very safe.
It’s a non-dietary amino acid.
That means that we do not need to, our body has essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids from foods right, so essential amino acids are things that we need to get from either foods, beverages, and/or supplements.
So this is actually just a non-dietary amino acid.
It’s not something that the body needs, but it’s found naturally in tea.
So I drink a lot of green tea, sometimes I drink black tea, I never drink white but oolong tea, all of these teas have high levels of L-Theanine in them naturally.
And what this does, L-Theanine is it increases the natural production of all these feel-good neurotransmitters.
So I’ve already talked about what GABA does, and then serotonin (which is an “Emotional Relaxant”) can help you relax and boost your mood.
It can fight depression and insomnia, and then it also increases dopamine, which helps you feel more motivation and more pleasure, and it activates the reward system in the brain.
What this does is L-Theanine puts your brain in an alpha wave state.
So when you have anxiety or when you’re overthinking, when you’re concentrating on stuff, that’s beta waves.
The next waves down from that is alpha waves, that puts you in kind of a meditative, mindful, calm and centered, slightly hypnotic brain state which is very calming to your brain and central nervous system.
L-Theanine helps with anxiety, depression, and it can help with sleep too.
No addiction or dependence potential whatsoever, so this is a very safe amino acid supplement/nootropic.
Also shown in studies to decrease morphine withdrawal symptoms in monkeys, so it’s kind of got some evidence-based stuff going for it for withdrawal.
And then Adrafinil, this is something I take at least one day a week (sometimes two days a week).
It really helps me with energy and motivation and creativity and focus.
I have ADD like crazy.
I’m definitely on the spectrum somewhere.
So when I have a lot of work to get done and things are just too overwhelming, I’ll take 300 milligrams of Adrafinil first thing in the morning and it makes my ADD go completely away.
So it’s a pharmaceutical.
Again this one’s also not regulated in America (just like Tianeptine Sulfate and also like Phenibut).
So you can purchase this online without a prescription, totally legal, won’t get in trouble, and it’s a Dopamine-Reuptake Inhibitor.
So you’ve probably heard of Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors (the selective serotonin ones).
Things like Paxil and Zoloft and Prozac, what else is there… Celexa, Lexapro… there’s so many of these different Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors.
This is a Dopamine-Reuptake Inhibitor.
So what it does is it basically increases the amount of dopamine that you have in your brain.
Very helpful for depression, boosting energy, and boosting motivation.
One of the worst symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (which is the second phase of opiate withdrawal that comes after the acute withdrawal) is that total opioid withdrawal fatigue.
You’re just tired and exhausted and you have no happiness, no energy, no motivation to do jack squat.
So Adrafinil is going to seriously boost your dopamine, which in turn is going to boost your mood, your energy, and motivation.
Now Adrafinil does give some people anxiety.
I’m one of the people that can take it and it doesn’t give me anxiety, even though a lot of things do that are stimulating give me anxiety.
But for me and for a whole lot of people Adrafinil doesn’t cause anxiety.
But just watch out with this, and you might want to open up the capsule and take like one-fourth of one first, to see how it affects you.
And if that gives you anxiety then probably not a good nootropic for you.
But if it doesn’t you can work your way up all the way to the 300 milligrams, and this could be huge for getting your energy back, and your motivation, and boosting your mood, and getting you out of the opioid withdrawal funk.
Very low addiction potential with this one, unfortunately, it can cause dependence with daily use.
How To Not Get Dependent To Nootropics
So any of these things I’m talking about, if you use them for one to two weeks, maybe a maximum of three weeks, you are probably not going to get dependence.
Except for Phenibut.
Phenibut, if you use it, even for some people as low as three or four days, with Phenibut they can get dependent.
But all these other ones I’m talking about that can cause dependence, safe to probably use them for a couple of weeks before getting like a dependence, to where you’re going to have serious withdrawal symptoms.
Free Ultimate Guide To Using Nooptropics For Opioid Withdrawal
Alright, so that’s my Top 4 Nootropics For Opiate Withdrawal. Then at this point, this video would have been probably an hour and a half if I went deep into the dosages, how to use them, how to stack them together, stacking is just using two or more nootropics together.
So I wanted to offer you something that’s totally Free, it’s called the Ultimate Guide To Using Nootropics, and what you’re going to learn in that is:
How to use the Top 10 Nootropics For Withdrawal, where you can buy nootropics (because you can’t go and get these in stores if they are the pharmaceutical ones), and how to stack the nootropics, and how to mix them with things like Kratom.
It’s just such an awesome Free Resource that I created, and I know you’re really going to love it.
Again, that’s going to have all the information, much more deeper into this subject, how to use them, how to stack them, how to not get addicted to them, it’s got literally everything you could ever possibly dream of, and where to buy them, the best nootropics vendors, and all that kind of stuff.
So again, this is Matt Finch from Opioidaddictionsupport.com.
Thank you for watching.
I really appreciate you watching till the end.
It shows me how serious you are.
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