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Discussion on: How to be fully alert minutes after waking

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Clay Ferguson

If i have an issue with my code, that keeps me from making progress on a given day I'll take half an ephedria pill, for the next day or two to get caught up. I know lots of devs supposedly take harder stuff like adderall, which i'm sure would be even 'better' but i'm not much of a nootropic and haven't even tried adderall.

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Thanks for sharing. I know nothing about it so I just looked it up and WebMD says it's banned in the US, which is interesting.

Just curious: how does your experience with it compare to caffeine in coffee? Why would you take one over the other?

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Clay Ferguson

It's sold over the counter as the active ingredient in bronchodilators. It opens up your lung cells basically for increased oxygen intake. Heck, it could be just the oxygen alone that helps maintain focus and concentration...but it's also a stimulant, so it's doing multiple things at one time. I never take more than half a pill in one day, because it has a strong affect on me, but I think it's effects vary greatly from person to person, based on a person's existing natural neuro-chemistry.