Ashwagandha is one of the best natural ways to reduce anxiety, and might also improve depression and neurodegenerative conditions. The ancient Indian herb ashwagandha has long been used to calm the mind and resist all sorts of stress. As a nootropic, its primary benefits seem to be: Reduction of anxiety. Ashwagandha reduces neuron activity, lowering anxiety and … [Read more...]
Nootropics are natural or synthetic substances that are used to improve various aspects of cognitive function, including memory, focus, concentration, attention span, mood, alertness, stress resistance & motivation. They can have several mechanisms of action, enhancing brain chemicals, brain circulation, brain energy and more. Combining nootropics into "stacks" may maximize mental performance by boosting multiple brain pathways at the same time.
2017 may be the breakthrough year for a nutritional supplement category that is already thriving: Nootropics. Interest in these brain supplements has increased steadily over the past few years, driven by increasing consumer awareness of cognitive enhancers and a growing market of adults age 55+ who want to stay mentally sharp to maximize quality of life. In 2017, however, … [Read more...]
Natural compound Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) may support concentration and memory. Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is a chemical naturally produced in the brain. DMAE may have nootropic benefits such as: Supporting acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter particularly involved in memory function. Improving concentration in children with attention deficit … [Read more...]
Natural compound phosphatidylcholine may improve memory, especially in the context of age-related cognitive decline. Phosphatidylcholine is a choline-containing compound naturally present in cell membranes. As a nootropic, phosphatidylcholine may be able to: Enhance levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter strongly involved in memory function. Support brain cell … [Read more...]
Synthetic nootropic adrafinil may support alertness and sharp cognition without the side effects associated with stimulants. Adrafinil is a synthetic stimulant that reduces sleepiness. Adrafinil appears to have several nootropic benefits: Promotion of wakefulness and alertness. Adrafinil suppresses sleepiness, and has been used to treat sleep-related disorders since the … [Read more...]