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Geranamine is an organic compound that is known by many different names, including Methylhexanamine, DMAA, and 1,3-dimethylamylamine.
It comes from the extract of the Geranium flowering plant and was first synthesized by the Eli Lilly Company back in 1944 as a nasal decongestant.
Used as a Nootropic stimulant, it can improve mental focus, motivation, and energy. It may also improve athletic performance. This is a synthetic product that is not identical to natural Geranium Oil. Its safety as a dietary supplement has been challenged by various sport and U.S. government health agencies, which have banned its use outright.
It is currently marketed as a nutritional supplement under the trade marked name of Geranamine by a company called Proviant Technologies.
This supplement is thought to act by passing through the blood-brain barrier stimulating excitatory receptors in the central nervous system.
It works in similar fashion to pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine, but as a slightly safer alternative.
It does certainly act as a norepinephrine releasing agent and may also help to stimulate Dopamine release. The body’s natural production of Adrenaline is also increased, helping to enhance energy levels, focus, and promoting a sense of well-being.
Geranamine, as a supplement, has the potential for a wide range of benefits. Since it is considered to be a stimulant, this means it can be used both as a pre workout energy enhancer and as a thermogenic to help speed up the internal metabolism and burn fat at a much faster rate.
This first benefit is that the supplement acts as a mild stimulant upon the central nervous system. This leads to increases in focus and concentration shortly after taking it as well as possibly increasing strength and endurance.
These would be especially true in the case of weight lifters or body builders. It helps with enduring intense workouts as well as brain functions like reading, learning, and studying.
Many users report that Geranamine helps them to stay alert and focused when taking on mentally demanding work and also creates an intense sense of mental drive and motivation. In the short-term (and with infrequent use), this has positive implications both for productivity and for academic performance.
Geranamine is also considered to be a fat burner. This is especially true when it is combined with ingredients like caffeine. In fact, it has been shown to significantly decrease body weight, total fat, and even appetite compared to those using a placebo.
Metabolism in general is raised and also the rate of fat burning was increased. As well as reducing fat, the intense energy also makes it easier to workout.
This supplement is also known to be a powerful party drug. This is primarily because of the positive feelings it promotes. Many users have described this feeling as similar to high a runner gets while training. One possible explanation for this is due to the release of the different neurotransmitters in the brain like Dopamine, and Adrenaline together.
Geranamine also increases blood pressure at a dose-dependent rate without increasing heart rate. This also implies the supplement works as a vasoconstrictor. Even though this may not sound like a large benefit it can help athletes during their training sessions.
Blood flow restriction is an effective way to stimulate muscle hypertophy (or growth) while exercising at a much lower intensity than might otherwise be needed. Although the supplement has been used in the past as part of a number of pre-workout supplements, this is no longer the case due to potential side effects.
Although there is no FDA recommended dosage level for this supplement, most people seem to take between 25 and 75 mg per dose. The effects will normally last a bit longer than caffeine, but the extra energy levels should only be noticeable for a few hours after use.
If you are not someone who experiences an energy crash after use of this supplement, then you will likely be able to feel most, or all, of its positive effects for even longer periods of time.
The dosage will also depend upon how you are trying to use supplement. As a pre-workout energy booster, the typical dose would be around 50-75 mg, taken about 10-15 minutes before your routine. Those who are looking to simply receive the mental or mood benefits would be advised to stick at the lower end of this dosage spectrum.
As always, you want to begin by taking the smallest effective dose and only increasing once you are familiar with the effects it produces (if at all). Geranamine should not be used every day as this may increase the risk of negative side effects. Instead, you should only take it when you need an extra energy boost, or at the very least as part of a Nootropic stack cycle.
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