Recently I started to make a “People’s Stack” nootropic drink using some drink mix powders I found at Wal-Mart while grocery shopping. While I have just started I have noticed some pleasant side effects.
First, I was surprised to see a Wal-Mart brand drink mix marked for “relaxation” that included L-Theanine as well as one marked “Energy” which included caffeine and B vitamins. Score. Cheap way to try out nootropics. I had been thinking about ordering L-Theanine capsules from Amazon but never got around to it. Each packet of the relaxation drink mix contains 200mg of L-Theanine which according to some articles I’ve read is a typical dosage. The caffeine packet contains 60 mg.
Since each packet is supposed to be mixed with 16 oz water what I do is take one packet each and mix with 32 oz water. I have one during my with my lunch and then I mix a second one to take to the gym with me. I don’t know if it is psychosomatic or not but I have found that I am able to push myself more during my workout than before I started drinking the stack. As far as helping curb approach anxiety I really can’t speak to that yet as I haven’t been in the environment/situation.
I still plan on ordering L-Theanine capsules to take but so far have enjoyed the effects of this drink mix. On a hot Arizona day a nice cool drink of grape and mixed berry is a refreshing flavor combination. One thing I find odd is that one package contains 7 packets while the other contains 10. It would be nice if they both had the same quantity.
If you are new to nootropics and want a cheap way to check them out, or, if you want to change up your nootropic regiment this is a good way to do it. Each package is under $2…at least in Phoenix with a wide variety of flavors available.