Whether you're new to supplements, or just want to fine-tune your routine, it's more than likely that you have some questions about dosages, timing, and stacking options.
Supplements can be confusing. How much to take? When? And with what?
To help you make sense of the madness, I wrote this handy cheat sheet that will explain the exact dosing, timing and more for every single Natural Stacks supplement.
No guesswork and no confusion.
Why Should You Take Supplements?
In this day and age, it's very difficult to get all the nutrients you need from food alone.
Following a healthy diet will get you 90% of the way there, but it's in that last 10% where supplements can really fill the void.
At Natural Stacks we develop supplements to help you reach your potential in ways that diet can't quite do.
Here are two reasons why natural supplements are the key to living optimal:
1. They can fill the gaps in your diet
As I said, hitting your nutrition targets from food alone is doable, but if you're really serious about covering your bases, I strongly recommend supplementation.
This makes it easier and more convenient (and cheaper in some cases) than figuring out all the different foods you'd need to consume to cover the range of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals you need for success.
There are a lot of foods out there and even more nutrients your body needs to function at its best. Supplements ensure you cover all your bases and prevent the risk of deficiency.
2. Master your neurotransmitters
If you thought #1 was pretty obvious, #2 might change the way you think about supplements forever...
That's because nutrients in your food have a direct impact on the way your brain functions.
The right combinations in the right amounts can even influence the balance of your neurotransmitters (the brain chemicals that can help you feel more focused, driven, calm, or positive).
These chemicals fluctuate throughout the day, and by giving the brain the nutrients it needs, you can steer your brain chemistry into the mental state you want.
By taking supplements like CILTEP or our line of Brain Foods, you're extracting all the right nutrients in the precise amounts from whole food sources and packaging them in a premium supplement to deliver a potent, targeted effect on your brain chemistry.
We're able to combine all the nutrients your brain needs in one elegant formula to enhance cognitive function -- you'll know it's working because you'll feel the effects of a better-working brain in 30 minutes or less.
How To Use Natural Stacks Supplements
Natural Stacks aren’t your ordinary dietary supplements…
Each stack was formulated to serve a unique and deliberate purpose ranging from improved focus, motivation, mental processing, and more.
By using careful ingredient selection and using only the highest quality research as our guide, we’ve formulated some of the most effective natural supplements on the planet.
Below you’ll learn how to have the best possible experience taking Natural Stacks supplements.
Supplements For Focus
CILTEP is a patented natural formula designed to activate long-term potentiation. A key pathway in the brain involved in memory and engagement.
When LTP is activated, connections between neurons become stronger and more active.
Take 3 capsules of CILTEP in the morning on an empty stomach for improved focus and concentration, long-term memory support, and increased engagement. Try taking CILTEP alongside your morning coffee or on your commute to work or school.
For faster thinking and improved mental clarity take 2-4 capsules of Acetylcholine Brain Food™ during the day.
Acetylcholine is the direct precursor to choline, the brain’s “learning” neurotransmitter. It allows your neurons to transfer information faster and more efficiently.
If you’ve ever felt mentally dull, slow, or fail to find the right words, Acetylcholine is the nutrient your brain needs to cut through that brain fog and run more smoothly.
If you struggle to get out of bed in the morning or dread taking on daunting or mundane tasks, it’s likely you have a dopamine deficiency.
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for mental drive, motivation, and assertive behavior.
Dopamine Brain Food™ is designed with the raw building blocks to support the natural production of dopamine.
Take a full serving early in the day for increased mental drive. One serving will give you a newfound motivation to overcome any obstacle -- physical or mental -- and you’ll find yourself looking forward to the next challenge.
For long-lasting energy and no crash, Smart Caffeine is like the best cup of coffee you’ve ever had.
Take 1-2 capsules early in the day to experience the alertness and energy of caffeine. Smart Caffeine contains L-Theanine from green tea which helps smooth out and extend the effects of caffeine: no jitters, no crash, just a steady stream of energy all day long.
Supplements For Mood and Sleep
Magnesium deficiency is the second most common nutrient deficiency in the world.
MagTech is a superior magnesium blend with three of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium for human health. Each form is bound with a functional amino acid that provides unique effects that benefit the body and mind.
Take one serving in the evening to support greater sleep quality and cognitive health.
Serotonin is the brain’s “happy molecule.” When serotonin levels are balanced we feel lighter and more positive, and we’re better able to manage stress in a healthy way. Serotonin Brain Food™ contains the raw building blocks to increase serotonin levels naturally.
Take a full serving of 3 capsules at any time of day for a positive mood and greater stress resilience.
For calmness and relaxation, take a serving of 2-3 capsules.
GABA Brain Food™ is the world’s most bioavailable GABA supplement with natural precursors and cofactors to optimize GABA’s passage into the brain. GABA is best taken one hour before bed to support high-quality sleep, but can also be taken during the day to relieve social anxiety or restlessness. For sleep, try taking it with one serving of MagTech in the evening.
Supplements For Physical Performance
Natural Protein is the all-in-one protein supplement used to promote muscle growth and support healthy tissues throughout the body.
Consuming 10-20 grams of whey protein before, during, or after exercise can help stave off fatigue, prevent muscle loss, and assist with muscle growth during the recovery period.
Collagen is the other functional component of Natural Protein, essential to supporting youthful, glowing skin, and is used to strengthen tendons, cartilage, and bones.
Mix 1-2 scoops with 6 oz of cold water, milk beverage, or into your favorite smoothie.
Natural BCAAs are the ideal choice to kick start muscle growth after a workout. BCAAs are also useful for preserving hard-earned muscle mass during periods of fasting or dieting. Consuming 1-2 servings of BCAAs will stimulate muscle growth and prevent muscle loss while fasting or dieting.
Creatine is a very versatile supplement. One serving per day can increase strength and endurance during physical activity. Daily supplementation can also help protect the brain’s energy production at the cellular level. Take 1 serving of BioCreatine per day at any time of day to replenish your body’s creatine stores.
For a natural boost in physical or mental endurance, take 3 capsules of MycoBoost during the day. MycoBoost contains cordyceps mushroom which supports the body’s ability to generate clean ATP energy -- the most important energy currency used by every cell in the body.
Supplements For Vitality
Krill Oil is the upgraded fish oil and #1 omega-3 supplement money can buy. Studies show that krill oil can ease the body’s inflammatory response, improve brain function, relieve sore joints, and promote heart health. Take 1-2 soft gels per day with a meal or on an empty stomach.
Curcumin has taken the world by storm for its wide-ranging anti-inflammatory benefits, and now you can experience the benefits with Liquid Curcumin, a premium extract that is 185X more bioavailable than conventional curcumin powder. Take a serving of 2 soft gels per day to support the body’s natural ability to manage inflammation, relieve sore joints, combat cellular “wear and tear” and support healthy cellular function throughout the body.
Prebiotic+ contains a blend of resistant starch and prebiotic fibers to support digestion and gastrointestinal health. To support healthy blood sugar and insulin levels, take ½ - 1 scoop per day with any beverage, hot or cold. We recommend taking Prebiotic+ in the evening during your pre-bedtime nightly routine since it has a mild calming effect in some individuals.
For brain cell optimization take 2 capsules 1-2 times per day for brain health and mental sharpness. Lion’s Mane Mushroom is known to increase nerve growth factor (the process of growing brain cells), which is important for long-term memory and brain health longevity. And PQQ is added to deliver support straight to your mitochondria, the tiny power plants inside your cells that fuel your body and power up your mind.
Supplements For Wellness and Longevity
Second, from magnesium, Vitamin D is one of the best supplements you should take on a daily basis. This nutrient is essential for human longevity and regulates dozens of processes in the body like muscular function, mood, immune health, hormonal regulation, and much more.
Take 1 soft gel per day to optimize vitamin D status. It does not need to be taken with food or fat since each capsule contains organic coconut oil for max bioavailability.
Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants to support a robust immune system and stave off sickness. We combine our Vitamin C with zinc for enhanced absorption and added immune benefits. Take 1-2 servings spread throughout the day for immune strength.
MycoIMMUNE is your medicinal mushroom-powered defense against any threat to the immune system. Reishi, Turkey Tail, and Chaga mushrooms contain the highest amounts of active compounds to support a robust, healthy immune system all year round. Take one serving per day with water, or open the capsules into a mug of hot water drink as a health-boosting tea.
As we get older, the eyes become more vulnerable to damage and the harmful effects of screen-emitted blue light (junk light). Eye Defense is designed to support strong eyes and better vision at any age. Research suggests that the compounds in Eye Defense may support long-term eye health and protect against the harmful effects of blue light from extended screen time. Take one capsule per day with or without food.