For someone that’s first heard about nootropics, it is a term that’s hard enough to pronounce, let alone understand exactly what it means. We have put together a simple overview and guide to introduce users to the concept of nootropics and how they can be used in every day life. This article will take you through Nootropics as a definition, any associated risks, the concept of ‘stacking’ nootropics together and the best way to take them.
What are Nootropics?
Nootropics are pharmaceutical compounds used to enhance cognitive function and were first discovered in the 1960s. There is extensive research behind many nootropics showing they enhance many key areas of cognitive learning. The spectrum of nootropics is very broad so we’ll only cover those with the most research behind them and those buy Mind lab pro which have shown significant improvements in cognitive ability. As well as improvements in healthy individuals, there has been extensive research with nootropics used for relieving symptoms of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Nootropics help protect the brain and the central nervous system from damage.
Some examples of substances that also affect the central nervous system, but are not classed as nootropics are caffeine, nicotine, Cannabis or Ritalin. True nootropics meet a set of criteria that are seen more as nutrients than as drugs. These include:
Aniracetam – This is a stimulant and cognitive enhancer acting in as fast as 20 minutes
L-Theanine – Naturally found in Green Tea, this reduces anxiety and improves learning
Piracetam – One of the most extensively studied nootropics for cognitive enhancement
Pramiracetam – A more potent variation of Piracetam enhancing memory and learning capacity.
All of the above have no side effects or dangers to the body.
How to take them?
It’s important to understand that nootropics are not a magical fix for optimal cognitive function, but instead should be used synergistically with all other areas of life to achieve the best results. These include obvious areas such as having a healthy diet rich in essential fatty acids and foods such as vegetables, proteins and whole-grains, ensuring a good amount of sleep and exercise, maintaining levels of B Vitamins in the diet for energy production and keeping hydrated through consistent consumption of water throughout the day.