Nootropics - substances that improve brain health & function - have exploded in popularity over the past decade. Also known as smart drugs, nootropics can be used by virtually anyone, but are particularly popular among older adults, university students, working professionals, workout enthusiasts, and people suffering from common cognitive issues such as depression 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.
Magnesium may alleviate depression, anxiety, and have other potential nootropic benefits such as improved memory. Magnesium is an abundant mineral required for optimal health. Magnesium has been suggested to have nootropic benefits through: Supporting brain biochemistry. Magnesium helps the brain's neurons function properly by regulating neurotransmitters and other … [Read more...]
Essential mineral zinc may modestly improve cognitive function. As an essential part of the human diet, zinc contributes to health on numerous fronts. It may particularly benefit brain health through: Neuroprotection. Zinc may help keep the brain functioning effectively and protect it from cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's. Improving mood. Low zinc content … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]