Yerba mate can acutely enhance cognitive function similar to coffee and tea. Yerba mate is a tree used to brew tea. Mate has similar nootropic benefits to coffee due to its rich caffeine content. Caffeine works primarily through: Blocking adenosine receptors. This mechanism results in increased energy and decreased sleepiness alongside improved mood, focus, and … [Read more...]
Nootropics are natural or synthetic substances used to support brain health and improve various aspects of cognitive function, including memory, focus, concentration, attention, mood, alertness, stress resistance & motivation. They can have several mechanisms of action, such as enhancing brain chemicals, promoting brain circulation, and fighting inflammation. Combining nootropics into "stacks" may maximize mental performance by boosting multiple brain pathways at the same time.
MCT oil may protect the brain from age-related decline, but claims of improved cognitive performance in healthy adults are untested. MCTs are a type of fat found in coconut oil and some other natural products. They may have nootropic benefits such as: Neuroprotection. Research suggests that MCTs can help protect the brain from Alzheimer's and other forms of cognitive … [Read more...]
Some claim that theobromine works as a milder version of caffeine, but research says otherwise. Theobromine is a methylxanthine compound found in cacao beans. It is proposed to have nootropic benefits such as: Improved mood and cognition. Theobromine is suggested to work similar to caffeine by enhancing mood, focus, and energy, but research has yet to find any … [Read more...]
Brazilian infusion herb catuaba may improve mood and help protect brain cells from damage. Catuaba is a bark extract taken from a number of trees and widely used in Brazil to promote health. It may specifically offer such potential benefits for brain health as: Protecting the brain. Catuaba has demonstrated a neuroprotective effect in animal brain cells. … [Read more...]
Despite conflicting research, DHA is widely used to buttress cognitive development and prevent cognitive impairment. DHA is an omega 3 fatty acid believed to offer a wide variety of health benefits. Similar to other nootropics, it seems particularly capable of promoting brain health through: Neuroprotection. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of DHA as … [Read more...]