Epiphany D1 Review

Epiphany D1 was my first foray into pre-mixed Nootropic stacks, and I must admit I was relatively impressed with the effects I felt; however, anecdotal reports are not as valuable as looking at the actual ingredients and discussing the pros and cons of this particular product.  Epiphany D1 is a combination of 13 Nootropic compounds, and a few other various vitamins and minerals; the Nootropic compounds are Bacopa Monnieri, Acacia Rigdula, Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, Amla, Vinpocetine, Mucuna Pruriens, Alpha GPC, Sulbutiamine, Phosphatidylserine, Caffeine, Theobromine, and N-Methyl-D-Aspartic Acid (NMDA).  Below is a brief breakdown of each ingredient:

  • Bacopa is one of the most studied Nootropics and is known for being anxiolytic and improving memory

  • Acacia Rigdula is a source of Phenethylamine (PEA) which increases norepinephrine and dopamine (and low levels of PEA are linked to ADD/ADHD)

  • Aniracetam and Oxiracetam are two of the more well-known Racetams which have been indicated in improving learning and general cognitive ability

  • Amla is another term for Indian Gooseberry which is a good source of Vitamin C

  • Vinpocetine is a potent vasodilator

  • Mucuna Pruriens is a good source of L-DOPA which is a precursor to dopamine

  • Alpha GPC is a good choline source

  • Sulbutiamine is a compound made up of Vitamin B1 and a thiamine molecule, and has been shown to be good for increasing energy

  • Phosphatidylserine which can improve cognitive ability in those deficient in it

  • Caffeine is one of the most commonly consumed substances (some argue whether or not it is truly a Nootropic) and is good for a quick boost in energy

  • Theobromine is commonly found in chocolate and is known to be a vasodilator

  • N-Methyl-D-Aspartic acid (NMDA) is an agonist of the NMDA receptors in the brain and is tied to synaptic plasticity, memory, and learning

  • It also contains Bioperine which has been shown to potentiate the effects of some compounds (but has been untested on a lot of Nootropics)

This combination of compounds makes for a pretty good stack, but where it falls a little short is in the dosing; certain compounds are under-dosed and if you were to take enough pills to get the recommended doses of those compounds (in this case Aniracetam and Oxiracetam) you would end up taking the higher-end of doses for some of the other compounds (such as Vinpocetine).  Even though Epiphany D1 doesn’t contain the ideal amounts of each ingredient, I must give credit where credit is due; Epiphany D1 is one of the few pre-mixed Nootropic pills that tells the consumer (or potential consumer) the exact amount of each ingredient contained within, which makes it easier and safer for the user to determine if it is the right product for them.  Ultimately, I will always recommend users who have the time and drive buy their Nootropics in bulk so they can tailor their stack to their individual needs, but for those with less time or are just getting their feet wet I would recommend Epiphany D1.  Check their website at: www.epiphanyd1.com for more information.

*Quick note: There has been a study done showing Bacopa has a negative effect on male fertility (but it has only been shown in mice, and the effect reverses when supplementation ceases.

** Another Quick Note: If you have low-blood pressure, taking vasodilators may be contraindicated due to chance of passing out.

*** Full Disclosure: The makers of Epiphany D1 have been wonderful supporters of Smarter Nootropics. We do receive money from them in return for advertising, but this is an unpaid review and the author is not receiving any direct monetary or other gain from the makers of Epiphany D1 and has attempted to make this review as unbiased as possible.
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