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...]
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.
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...]
Rosemary may improve memory and alertness by protecting neurons and neurotransmitters. Rosemary is a woody shrub that contains a diverse store of health-promoting bioactive nutrients that may specifically benefit brain health via: Neuroprotection. Rosemary has a capacity to protect neurons through its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nicotinic receptor-binding … [Read more...]
Hordenine is popularly used to boost cognitive function and productivity, with very minimal research behind it. Hordenine is a chemical compound that acts as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It is believed to offer such potential uses in brain health as: Stimulating the CNS. Hordenine has been shown to trigger the sympathetic response in animals. … [Read more...]