Over the Counter Alternatives to Adderall

Adderall is a drug doctors often prescribe to treat people with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). However, some people have started to abuse this drug, obtaining it without a prescription, to boost their mental function and increase energy. To avoid this, one can use instead, over-the-counter alternatives to Adderall such as Xtra-Surge, Geranamine, Phenylethylamine, or Addrena.

Over the Counter Alternatives to Adderall

Xtra-surge

How it works

As a natural supplement that boosts mental acuity and increases energy, Xtra-surge does not treat ADHD or ADD but it is a powerful energy booster and a stimulant that increases physical and mental stamina.

Xtra-surge enhances your ability to focus and concentrate while improving your memory. These nootropic effects are similar to those found in other supplements like Vinpocetine, Huperzine, and Choline. The energy pills contain three herbal extracts from Bitter Orange, a Guarana, and Yohimbine.

An additional advantage of these pills is that they have a thermogenic effect and help reduce hunger, resulting in loss of body fat.

Precautions

The manufacturers warn that these pills must not be taken with other stimulants like coffee or tea. It must not be taken by minors, pregnant or lactating women, people who have existing medical problems, or those taking prescription drugs. It should not be taken for two weeks before surgery or four hours before bedtime.

Geranamine (1,3 Dimethylamylamine)

How it works

This drug has stimulant effects that are similar to those of decongestants like pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, although they are believed to be safer alternatives. This drug is an OTC alternative to Adderall for the relief of symptoms of ADHD, and for boosting athletic performance, muscle building, and weight loss.

Precautions

The stimulant effects of geranamine may result in increased blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and increased risk of stroke or heart attack. Pregnant and lactating women, people with high blood pressure, glaucoma, and irregular heartbeats should avoid taking geranamine. It should not be taken at least two weeks before having surgery.

How to use

Appropriate doses of dimethylamylamine have not been established and its use may be affected by several factors like age, general health, and other conditions. Consult your physician before using and follow manufacturer’s directions on the product labels.

Phenylethylamine (PEA)

How it works

Phenylethylamine has stimulant effects similar to amphetamine and has the ability to release noradrenalin and dopamine. These hormones improve mood and exercise performance. Phenylethylamine is usually found in supplements used for pre- workouts to enhance exercise performance and improve mood while training and trying to lose weight.

Precautions

This substance is rapidly metabolized and very little concentrations reach the brain. When used with drugs that prevent its destruction, phenylethylamine is effective in elevating mood. Side effects include dizziness and headache. People suffering from a condition called phenylketonuria should limit intake of this drug.

How to use

The recommended dosage has not been established but at least 10 mg/day has been found effective. To avoid overdose, consult your healthcare provider. Use phenylethylamine immediately before workouts or during the day to improve mood.

Addrena

How it works

Addrena or Adderllin is an over-the-counter alternative to Adderall for that improves mental focus, energy, and weight loss. The supplement combines vitamins, herbs, and nootropic drugs. These are known as smart drugs that promote increased brain function (cognition, memory, motivation, concentration, and attention.

Precaution

Side effects include stomach pains and nausea. Addrena must not be taken with other stimulants like coffee or tea

How to use

It is best to avoid caffeinated drinks when taking Addrena.  It should not be used to replace prescription drugs. Take only with proper consultation with a healthcare provider. You can take two Addrena pills per day, unless you are sensitive to stimulants.

 
 
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