This nootropic stack is designed to maximize one’s memory potential, that we call “The Photographic Memory Stack.”
It’s a relatively simple stack compared to many of the other stacks people use for memory enhancement however these particular stack components are very effective and work well together to optimize memory function.
Combining the supplements below into a daily regimen will likely do wonders for your memory in the short-term but after several months should provide even more profound improvements.
This nootropic stack is an important component of our guide on how to get to photographic memory.
- 600 mg Pramiracetam (2x a day)
Pramiracetam is a member of the racetam family of nootropics and is hailed for its powerful ability to enhance focus and long-term memory. A memory boost is felt very quickly after ingestion.
- 500 mg Citicoline
Citicoline is used because it, alongside any racetam especially pramiracetam, is a powerful combination. A choline source such as citicoline is used by your body to create acetylcholine, one of the most important neurotransmitters involved in cognitive processes including memory.
- 250 mg Uridine
Uridine promotes the growth of new dopamine receptors in the brain. It causes new modulation and instead of a spike in dopamine, like many dopaminergic cognitive enhancements, it modulates and ensures your dopamine levels are controlled, which also makes it good for fighting off addictive tendencies. It allows you to concentrate on the task at hand and slows brain aging.
- 1000 mg Lion’s Mane Mushroom (2x a day)
Lion’s Mane Mushroom is a natural ingredient which promotes the increase of Nerve Growth Factor. This special protein is important for neurogenesis, as it causes new brain cells to be produced and allow an individual to think in new ways. Essentially, you cause the brain to regenerate and always change to adapt to the task at hand. This is a long term nootropic that usually takes 3-6 months to really feel the benefits. Six months of trials on patients with dementia produces improvements in every single category of cognitive enhancement and measurement. A surefire choice.
- Fish Oil (dose according to label)
Fish Oil is well, the #1 most well known and well accepted cognitive enhancer. Check out my article on fish oil benefits here. EPA and DHA (two major lipids in fish oil which are IMPORTANT) synergize with citicoline and uridine both to help produce essential components of every nerve cell membrane.
- 500 mg Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa monnieri is a herb that is used in traditional Indian medicine for memory enhancement. Medical research has confirmed that this natural supplement can actually promote the growth of nerve endings, resulting in improved communication in the brain.
- 4 mg Galantamine (optional)
Galantamine is another nootropic supplement known for increasing acetylcholine, memory vividity, sleep and dream quality, and many other cognitive enhancing effects. It goes great with the pramiracetam because of the increase in memory vividity. The combination of the two will help greatly for anyone looking to develop photographic or eidetic memory as they are very synergistic.
NOTE: If you are planning on buying bulk powders, which is a good idea because it ensures a higher quality, please use an accurate milligram scale. Read our primer on how to measure and consume nootropic powders.
Pramiracetam is the heavy hitter of this stack, as it’s one of the most potent racetams for promoting memory enhancement.
The Lion’s Mane and Bacopa have been shown to create long-lasting improvements in memory function when supplemented over periods of several weeks and months.
Citicoline has many, many nootropic effects on its own and is great for anyone looking to increase their memory in the brain. However, for this eidetic memory stack, its purpose it to mainly increase and potentiate the effects of the pramiracetam. Due to the increased communication of both hemispheres in the brain and because of increased acetylcholine use, choline supplementation is helpful in preventing any negative side effects such as headaches from the extra demand of neurotransmitters. Having the sufficient levels of neurotransmitters in the brain will also allow you to maximize the positive effects of the pramiracetam.
Expect immediate results from this stack with maximum effects built up over several weeks of sticking to this supplementation regimen.