A Reimagination Of A Legendary Nootropic Stack
OmegaTAU, which combines the word ‘omega’ from omega-3 fatty acids, and ‘TAU’ an abbreviation for triacetyluridine, is based on a community-generated stack that originated on a longecity thread back in 2011. At its most basic, this stack combines DHA from fish oil with either uridine monophosphate or triacetyluridine. The stack idea was started by a user called ‘Mr. Happy’ and thus the name ‘Mr. Happy Stack’ was coined for this particular combination of ingredients. We have all been long-term users of this stack at the office but were always looking for an all-in-one type product, where we didn’t have to piece together a bunch of different supplements from a bunch of different vendors. This is how OmegaTAU was born.
One of the biggest challenges with an all-in-one product that utilizes fish oil, is that fish oil is a liquid and thus needs to be formulated as a softgel. We tried going down this road, however, designing a softgel-based stack is an incredibly arduous process, and honestly not entirely feasible. This means we needed a different solution, and after all these years, we finally found our answer, high bioavailability powdered fish oil! For this purpose, we utilize a novel fish oil-lysine complex called AvailOm® which not only provides fish oil in a convenient powder form, it also markedly enhances fish oil absorption! By having access to AvailOm®, we could now finally formulate a Mr. Happy-esque stack in an easy to manufacture dry powder capsule. We decided to give our own spin on the Mr. Happy stack, dialing in the areas that we personally wanted to see improved.
What Is OmegaTAU?
OmegaTAU is formulated with the following ingredients:
- AvailOm® high bioavailability fish oil powder: This allowed us to formulate in a dry powder capsule. Furthermore, AvailOm® provides great bioavailability, further helping to dial in this stack.
- Triacetyluridine: This version of uridine is optimized for oral absorption. A lower dose when compared to uridine monophosphate also allowed us to fit more fish oil powder in the capsules.
- Vitamin E: Another integral part of the classic Mr. Happy stack. Vitamin E appears to enhance the overall effectiveness of this stack.
- Sesamin: This is one of our unique additions to the classic Mr. Happy stack. Sesamin helps recycle vitamin E levels, further adding to the vitamin E activity. Sesamin itself also has positive effects on cognition and in our testing seemed to add an extra layer of effects to the stack.
- Alpha-GPC: This is another integral part of the original Mr. Happy stack and helps dial in the overall cognition-enhancing effects.
- Folate (as L-5-MTHF): This high bioavailability form of folate helps prevent the potential for folate levels to drop due to uridine supplementation. A low dose is all that is necessary and further helps dial in uridine’s beneficial effects.
What Benefits can I expect from OmegaTAU?
OmegaTAU has a very interesting set of effects that spans a wide range of cognitive enhancement goals. First and foremost, OmegaTAU provides all of the building blocks for cellular membranes, namely DHA, Uridine and Choline. Furthermore, OmegaTAU specifically is designed around enhancing neuronal membrane function and going even deeper, enhancing synaptic formation and function. This makes OmegaTAU an excellent candidate for any nootropic enthusiast looking to generally enhance their brain health and cognitive function, by laying a strong foundation. This also makes OmegaTAU a great daily supplement that will likely help enhance the activity of more exotic nootropics and plants. The way we often use OmegaTAU at the office is like a nootropic “multivitamin”. Basically providing the fuel we need for the neurological goals we are working towards.
A more surprising effect is that OmegaTAU appears to help sensitize the dopaminergic system, which has the added benefits of making us more sensitive to commonly utilized stimulants such as caffeine. This can prove majorly beneficial for those of us who wish to lower our caffeine intake while still reaping most of the caffeine benefits we desire. With this in mind, OmegaTAU is also a great stack for enhancing overall mood and mental clarity.
The inclusion of both fish oil and sesamin may also add another effect to this stack, enhancing metabolic health! It has been shown that sesamin by itself has a good effect on enhancing hepatic fatty acid oxidation which is great for overall metabolic health and also liver health. However, it was found that when sesamin was supplemented alongside fish oil, the hepatic fatty acid oxidation rate went up significantly. This indicates a highly synergistic effect between the two and further indicates the fact that OmegaTAU is a great daily general health and cognition booster!
To sum it up, when you take OmegaTAU daily, you may experience
- Enhanced neurological health by enhancing the rate of neuronal membrane synthesis via the combination of uridine, DHA, and choline
- Enhanced synaptic formation and function via the triacetyluridine content
- Enhanced dopaminergic sensitivity via the triacetyluridine content
- Enhanced mood and mental clarity via the triacetyluridine content
- Enhanced metabolic health via the combination of uridine and fish oil
- Enhanced liver health via the combination of uridine and fish oil
Who Should Take OmegaTAU?
OmegaTAU is a wonderful stack due to the fact that it can be taken by practically anyone and will lay a solid foundation for further cognitive enhancement. If you are just getting started with nootropics, this is a great first stack to try. That being said, if you are a long-term nootropic user, and you are looking to squeeze out some extra performance from your existing nootropics, then OmegaTAU could help enhance the efficacy of your favorite nootropics!
As we mentioned above, OmegaTAU could also prove very helpful in enhancing the activity of other nootropics and supplements. We encourage experimenting with this, but to get the ball rolling, we have designed three different stack ideas utilizing OmegaTAU
The Focus and Motivation Stack: OmegaTAU + Sabroxy
OmegaTAU helps enhance dopaminergic sensitivity, which makes it a great candidate for combining OmegaTAU with supplements that have dopaminergic effects. While many choices would be possible here, we determined that combing OmegaTAU with a dopamine reuptake inhibitor would prove most beneficial. The reasoning behind this is that uridine appears to help enhance dopamine output from activated dopaminergic neurons. We can then further capitalize on this enhanced dopamine output by blocking the reuptake of this extra dopamine, thereby producing synergistic effects on dopaminergic activity. Luckily, Sabroxy is an excellent natural dopamine reuptake inhibitor and we find that it goes great with OmegaTAU when the goal is enhanced focus, motivation and energy.
The Memory Stack: OmegaTAU + Magtein
Keeping with the idea that OmegaTAU provides the basic building blocks for neuronal membranes, we thought it would be interesting to combine it with a basic mineral that is very important for cognitive function too, magnesium, but why stop there? Instead of going with any old magnesium, we decided to stack OmegaTAU with Magtein. Magtein, which is Magnesium L-Threonate, is a patented magnesium supplement that has been specifically designed for enhancing neuronal magnesium levels. This has the added benefit that magtein is significantly more memory-enhancing than other forms of magnesium. With this in mind, stacking magtein with OmegaTAU goes back to the idea of covering your basics and laying a strong foundation, but now it is just doing it at an even higher level since we get to focus on neuronal magnesium levels too!
The Mood Stack: OmegaTAU + Polygala Tenuifolia
OmegaTAU already has a nice mood-boosting effect, however, this effect can certainly be pushed a little further by utilizing Polygala tenuifolia. Similar to Sabroxy, Polygala tenuifolia is also a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, albeit to a lesser degree than Sabroxy. However, when taken together with OmegaTAU the dopaminergic effects may be slightly more pronounced yet still exceptionally smooth, which provides a very interesting and uplifting mood boost. Polygala tenuifolia also helps promote neuroplasticity, and thus when taking into account the effect of OmegaTAU on synaptic formation and function, it will go great with the neuroplasticity promoting effects of Polygala tenuifolia and this combined effect should further help promote mood.
OmegaTAU Enhanced Uridine + DHA Dosage and Suggested Use
As a dietary supplement, take 2 OmegaTAU capsules daily.
OmegaTAU Enhanced Uridine + DHA Reviews
To gain more insight, read the OmegaTAU reviews and user experiences below.
Where to Buy OmegaTAU Enhanced Uridine + DHA Capsules
Natrium Health offers OmegaTAU capsules in your choice of a 60 count or 120 count jar. Natrium Health's OmegaTAU capsules have been lab tested for product purity and identity.
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