The Philosophy of Nootropics [Fireside Micro-PolyCast]
The idea that we are not fully awake is quite peculiar. Some may even call me crazy for saying it, but it is true. Taking Nootropics gives me the feeling of waking up, even when I'm already "awakened" for the day.
How you decide which ones to take does come from experimentation, and considering I am inbetween stacks myself. I do not have a recommended option for you.
However a couple brands I have liked in the past were:
Brainblitz (pre workout)
Hopefully that may be a good start.
Also the most basic stack you can ever make is Caffeine + L-Theanine. That is usually what I suggest most people start from. Guess what is the main components in Tea? Those two, that is why Tea effects you differently than Coffee.
However you can cheaply get L-theanine supplements from most stores, and take it with your coffee. That is actually what I did this morning too.
-Dustin M. PolyInnovator