3. Best Nootropics For Social Anxiety
During my research, I was searching for the best nootropics for social anxiety.
I’ve decided to avoid all supplements that “might help, but have no proven effects.”
Since there is a lack of research, I’ve decided to write down only those nootropics that have scientifically proven benefits.
Now, before you decide on supplementing any of them, I always recommend making detailed research yourself, or, even better, talking to your doctor.
Especially if you are taking any kind of medicine.
L-Theanine is believed to be one of the most effective supplements (or nootropics) for social anxiety. 
It’s an amino acid that can be found in tea leaves (especially in green tea).
Why is L-Theanine so effective?
- It supports GABA levels and produces a calming effect. So, L-Theanine actually promotes a state of calmness and relaxation, which makes any social activity much easier
- L-Theanine increases alpha brain waves, which are associated with the state of relaxation
- L-Theanine is also involved in the dopamine and serotonin secretion
So, supplementing L-Theanine (or drinking green tea before a social activity) can definitely help you out.
Recommended daily dosage: 200 mg of L-Theanine (or drink a big cup of tea before an activity); also, you can combine it with caffeine for more energy (100 mg of caffeine + 200 mg of L-Theanine)
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L-Tyrosine is another amino acid that can help us if we have issues with social anxiety.
What’s the role of this amino acid in our brain?
Well, it helps our brain to create neurotransmitters which of course get depleted during stressful social activities. 
Actually, L-Tyrosine is also known to improve our mood and reduce stress.
Now imagine how helpful can this be if you are anxious?
Recommended daily dosage: Up to 2 grams/day, usually 500 mg/day (you can take it 60 min before a stressful social activity)
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Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen herb, native to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It has been used for centuries in India. 
This herb is very potent and can provide a whole list of proven benefits:
- It can help to decrease stress and anxiety
- It can boost cognition and concentration
- It can boost our energy
A study that was done on people with anxiety disorders showed that supplementing 300 mg of Ashwagandha twice daily over the course of 8 weeks was associated with a 56.5% reduction in anxiety symptoms. 
So, Ashwagandha is one of the herbs that should definitely “be on the menu” if you want to help yourself get rid of anxiety.
Recommended dosage: 300 – 500 mg/day
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4. Bacopa Monnieri
Bacopa Monnieri is another adaptogen herb (one of my favorites) that was already used in the 6th century by scholars to help them improve their memory. 
Bacopa Monnieri Benefits
But what else is Bacopa Monnieri effective for?
You guessed it, it can definitely help to reduce anxiety and even stress.
And it is considered a very safe nootropic to supplement.
Recommended daily dosage: 300 mg/day
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Ginseng (especially Panax Ginseng) is a herb that goes very well with other adaptogens, and it can also provide synergic effect when combined with caffeine. 
Besides its effects on boosting your focus and cognition, Panax Ginseng is often used as a supplement for decreasing stress.
Does this sound like a nootropic for you?
Recommended daily dosage: 200 – 400 mg/day (up to 2 times)
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6. Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Lion’s Mane Mushroom is one of the nootropics that I cannot stop recommending.
Lion’s Mane Benefits
It provides a whole range of benefits (from boosting brain nerve growth factor to improving our cognition), but what we are most interested in are its antidepressant effects.
Actually, there was a study done on animals that showed that supplementing Lion’s Mane Mushroom can actually decrease depression, but also help with reducing anxiety. 
While I wouldn’t take it just as an individual compound, it would definitely be combined with other effective nootropics that we already mentioned.
Recommended daily dosage: From 500 – 1000 mg/up to 3 times per day
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Aniracetam comes from a family or racetams, which are believed to be “original nootropics.” 
This supplement is known to have anti-anxiety benefits, which makes it effective for social anxiety.
It can also reduce stress.
The combination of both benefits makes it a very potent, effective, and popular nootropic.
Recommended daily dosage: 500 – 750 mg/twice per day
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