Lately, I have been experiencing brain fog, lethargy and almost a drunk feeling from any alpha-gpc I have taken. The more research I do, the more it seems to be 1) I either have too much choline in my diet already, 2) I may be “Choline Dominant”, and have more acetlycholine in my brain just floating around.
Supps that I have tried:
Alpha EAA 1 and 1/2 scoops each yielding 600mg/300mg dosage’s + 500mg/250mg Choline bitartrate. So highly effective choline dose and a more mildly effective dose of choline.
Black Magic Supply Brain Waves - 1,2,4 capsules(4 capsules serving size) This one has a prop blend but the first in the blend is AlphaSize, so probably a good sized dosage from the almost 2g blend.
Genius Consciousness - 1 and 1/2 scoop, also containing AlphaSize(50% Alpha-GPC) so 600/300mg(300/150mg at 50%)
Yesterday I tried 1 scoop of the new Legend Cherry Limeade pre by Ghost which contains AlphaGPC 150mg(75mg at 50%) but interestingly enough, didn’t experience any of the previous symptoms at all.
My understanding is, you burn acetylcholine when working out. Should I try to take these supplements during a hard workout and see if the effect’s go away due to the ACh being used up?
Would supplying a racetam assist in using the excess ACh in my brain? Is there anything I can take to counter-act the Alpha-GPC effects with these supps? Or should I just avoid eating choline foods for a while and see if my bodys ACh production balances out?
Nootropics are all new to me, but I’m trying more and more to understand them seeing as to how there are more of them in pre workouts than I even thought. I have been taking pre for years(cycling on/off), but never really understood that things like choline bitartrate, alphagpc, huperzine a, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine are all different kinds of nootropics. Appreciate any help anyone can provide.