What Are Nootropics
Nootropics: What You Need To Know
Nootropics, brain, pills, smart pills… whatever you call them, these little pills can have a serious impact on your cognitive functioning and intelligence levels. So if you’re looking to boost your brain’s power and gain a serious mental edge, read on…
Nootropics can come with a host of benefits – not only can they support memory, concentration and our capacity to learn, they can also aid the ability to make decisions, solve problems, and think creatively – all while leaving the mind feeling clear, fresh, refreshed and energetic. Oh, and in addition to giving you a powerful mental edge, these savvy supplements also support general long-term brain health and wellbeing.
So how exactly do they work? There are a couple of ways nootropics work to support brain function – firstly, they target the millions of transmitters found in the brain (like acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine and glutamate) and turbo-charging their efficiency by improving how they communicate with the brain’s neurons.
Secondly, nootropics can work by upping the supply of blood to the brain to support nerve growth and healthy cognitive function.
Finally they act as effective anti-oxidants, removing the harmful toxins caused by our environment and pollution that attack our cells on a daily basis… this helps our brain cells to function at their peak..
While there’s a broad range of ingredients found in nootropics, there are some that tend to crop up again and again. Here’s a quick rundown of the most common:
Bacopa monniera to support positive moods
L-theanine to aid focus levels
Citicoline ( Cognizin) to improve memory
Phosphatidylserine (PS) to help clear brain fog and build new brain cells
Rhodiola rosea to fight tiredness
Just bear in mind that a nootropic isn’t some kind of wonder supplement that will transform you overnight from a sleep-deprived drone into Superman – while the right nootropic can give you an incredibly powerful edge, there’s simply no substitute for looking after yourself, getting enough sleep and eating the right things.
Oh, and one more thing – there are thousands of options out there, so always make sure you do your research and be sure that you’re choosing the right nootropic for you. The brain is the body’s most powerful organ – always treat it with the respect it deserves.