Adderall Alternatives

Adderall is the medication used to treat Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Because Adderall is an FDA-approved drug, you may not realize the dangers associated with it. For example, it contains amphetamine and dextroampthetamine. Other research suggests it may lead to dependency, addictiveness, and cause deterioration of the central nervous system. So, before you introduce your body to an amphetamine-based stimulant and risk facing dangerous side effects, consider the following natural brain supplements:

  • Gingko Biloba: Gingko Biloba is an herbal supplement that improves attention span and reduces impulsivity. Gingko Biloba is legal and easily attainable.

  • Bacopa Monnieri: Bacopa Monneiri comes from the plant water hyssop and has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Bacopa is used to enhance neuron communication and increase energy levels.

  • Caffeine: Caffeine is considered a central nervous system stimulant. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it reduces blood flow to overactive regions which causes the brain to communicate more predictably.

  • L-Theanine: L-Theanine is a natural amino acid found in green tea leaves and has proven to reduce stress and anxiety and improve attention span.

  • Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola Rosea is a Scandinavian herb and has been linked to memory enhancement, mood stabilization, increased energy levels, and enhanced cognitive function. Rhodiola Rosea is legal for over-the-counter purchase.

  • Phosphatidylserine: Phosphatidylserine is an essential phospholipid and aids in the formation and recollection of memories, reduces anxiety and depression and provides neuroprotection.

  • Omega-3 Fish Oil: Fish oil contains two primary fatty acids that provide the mind and body both DHA and EPA omega-3s. DHA has been found to improve cognitive development, memory and attention span.

  • Alpha GPC: Alpha GPC works by increasing levels of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the most prominent neurotransmitter in the body for learning and memory.

  • Huperzine A: Huperzine A is an herbal nootropic supplement that works in a similar fashion as Alpha GPC, increasing acetylcholine levels in the brain.

  • L-Tyrosine: L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that produces neurotransmitters dopamine and noradrenaline. A natural supplement, it reduces anxiety, improves memory and increases alertness and wakefulness.

  • 5-HTP: 5-HTP is a natural amino acid and a chemical precursor to serotonin (“feel-good” transmitter). 5-HTP rejuvenates focus and concentration, enhances creativity and boosts mental energy.

  • GABA: GABA is a neurotransmitter involved in regulating communication throughout the brain. GABA’s main responsibility is to help the brain maintain equilibrium.

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  1. January 17, 2018

    These are great alternatives you’ve mentioned above and would like to add one. I used Alpha Brain and really worked for me perfectly for mood stability that allows total concentration. I can also recommend it to other people but the longer you take the product the more you notice the difference it makes in concentration and productivity. Thank you

  2. April 12, 2018

    Thanks for putting these great suggestions up. For anyone still looking for adderall alternatives or a way to lessen the side effects of adderall, I’d recommend Melatonin, which dampens the effects of catecholamines and is particularly effective at night and Vitamin C, which promotes the clearance of Adderall from the nervous and blood systems.

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