Nootropics for Motivation & Energy

Do you have motivation for your goal?

Have you ever noticed that there are some people who seem like they are just brimful of motivation all the time, always active and on the move, doing new ventures, enjoying life to the fullest? Do you belong to that group of people? Or you find it hard to motivate yourself and can’t put effort to action?
If you are in the latter group, what will happen to your dreams you’ve had? Don’t worry. Most people are in this latter group. And you are fortunate because there is a solution for you. There are some proven nootropics for motivation that will help you be active and spirited and give you a boost of drive. So, you will be much more productive.
In this article, we will cover the following nootropics for motivation and cognitive enhancers.

Some nootropics that are great for motivation and energy

Sulbutiamine and Theacrine

Take these nootropics and within 30 minutes, you will start to feel an urge to finish all important daily activities without a break.
Sulbutiamine is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin B1 and mostly used for focus, energy, and motivation. It can cross the blood-brain-barrier and stimulate neurotransmitters that lighten up your mood.[1] It can also enhance your memory, learning abilities, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.[2]
On the other hand, Theacrine is caffeine-like used for energy, motivation, mood, relaxation, and sometimes as a (substitute for caffeine.)[3][4]
The stack is also great for workouts.


Phenylpiracetam is one of the best racetams for motivation and energy and very helpful for working out and enhancing athletic performance as it reduces the harmful effects of stress on your body, which is extremely useful for an athlete, increasing stamina, recovery, and endurance. [5]Its anti-anxiety and mood enhancing effects will almost make you feel unstoppable to work towards your goals. It leaves you with intense and pure focus.
It can also cross the blood-brain barrier which makes it up to 30-60 times more effective and energizing. You just need 100-200mg to feel the stimulant effects that last for about 5 hours.
You can stack phenylpiracetam with sulbutiamine and theacrine for greater feelings.


Modafinil is a very effective nootropic smart drug that can be highly beneficial in allowing increased cognition and wakefulness for the people suffering from sleep disorders and narcolepsy and sometimes even ADHD. It provides you with a sense of clarity, improved motivation, focus, creativity and mood.[6] However, the main purpose here is to keep you awake, motivated, and alert. When taken, within an hour, you’ll feel different. Motivation and intense focus are what you’ll notice first. And the need for sleep is completely gone.
Modafinil is a complex nootropic which is not fully understood yet. It works on numerous of neurotransmitters such as:

  • Orexin (Hypocretin)
  • Dopamine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Histamine
  • Glutamate
  • Serotonin
  • GABA

Optimizing dopamine and serotonin may be enough for boosting your motivation. But the other neurotransmitters handle attention, anxiety, and memory.


Adrafinil acts as a central nervous system stimulant, reducing fatigue and increasing energy. [7] Actually, Adrafinil converts to modafinil in the liver and works like modafinil. However, adrafinil does more than just fighting sleepiness; its potential cognitive benefits include improved memory, heightened focus over longer periods, and even increased learning capacity.
Adrafinil is great for any mental demanding task especially when you need more energy to complete your goals fast. Though you don’t need to stack it with other nootropics, it works very well if you also take 150mg and 10mg noopept twice a day; and also works even better with 100mg phenylpiracetam.


Noopept is an excellent nootropic that said to be 1,000 stronger than Piracetam and also much faster effects but much lower dosage than Piracetam. 10-30mg, compared to Piracetam typical 4800mg dose per day.
Noopept is a peptide chemical that binds and inhibits the breakdown of glutamate, an important neurotransmitter for all your memory abilities and improved talents. It can also increase the amount of oxygen in the brain, which leads to better mental acuity. It enhances brain health and cognitive function and motivation.[8]
You can get the best motivational experience when you stack it with Sulbutiamine and Alpha GPC.
Here’s a starting point:

  • 30mg Noopept
  • 300mg Alpha GPC
  • 300mg Sulbutiamine
  • 100mg Theacrine


An herb used in traditional medicine that may increase testosterone and induce fat loss, particularly in men.[9] It is derived from the leaves of an ancient mint plant that works with enzymes in the brain to promote health and productivity in neural tissue. Forskolin is also used against various disorders in indigenous systems of medicine, such as anti-aging, antioxidant and as a remedy for heart, abdominal and respiratory disorders.
Forskolin supplement is also thought to work as a vasodilator, helping to open up blood passages. It enhances learning, memory and improves mental fluidity, boosts focus and lift overall cognitive health.[10] The typical dosage range is between 25 and 60 mg per day normally divided into 2 or 3 equal administrations.

Cordyceps sinensis

Cordyceps sinensis is called as a tonic for “all illnesses” as it helps improve energy, appetite, stamina, libido, endurance, and sleeping patterns. It helps regulate blood sugar, supports antioxidant production, acts as an anti-inflammatory, contributes to the health of the immune system and supports kidney and liver function.
Cordyceps sinesis is great for improving athletic performance, strengthening the use of oxygen by the heart muscle and increase blood flow. It reduces fatigue, increases energy and stamina and promotes endurance and longevity.[11]
The total dose range of Cordyceps sinesis should be between 500 – 1000 mg per day.


  • Remember, these are the best nootropics for motivation and energy.
  • Here’s what you should do: take sulbutiamine and theacrine after 30 minutes when you have a breakfast filled with nutrients.
  • Then when you want to be most productive, take 100 or 200mg phenylpiracetam.
  • You can take adrafinil and phenylpiracetam if you want intense focus and energy and also plenty of motivation.
  • Noopept is great to add if you’re going to learn and want memories that stick.
  • Modafinil should be your last choice. But it’s powerful.
  • Taking Forskolin at night is much advised.
  • And for strengthened use of oxygen by the heart muscle and increased blood flow, take Cordyceps.