Getting started with nootropics

First of all, if you drink coffee, tea, pop or energy drinks then you have already started taking nootropics as all of these contain caffeine. Caffeine is one of the safest and More »

How do nootropics work?

There are a number of ways in which nootropics work and while there is no one mechanism of action to explain how nootropics works, many of these drugs share two common characteristics. More »

Why take nootropics?

Nootropics are undoubtedly becoming a part of our everyday lives. Millions, if not billions, of people ingest a nootropic every single day, caffeine. Caffeine promotes wakefulness, increases attention, and decreases fatigue. Many take caffeine More »

What is a nootropic?

A nootropic is a substance that enhances cognitive functioning while simultaneously being neuroprotective or extremely nontoxic. Nootropics, also known as smart drugs, are therefore cognitive enhancers, but not all cognitive enhancers are nootropics as More »

 

What is L-Theanine

L-Theanine is an amnio acid found in teas, particularly green and black tea. It has been shown to be synergistic with caffeine and possesses unique benefits of its own. Key benefits: Reduces physical and mental stress[1] Increases dopamine

What is 5-HTP

5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid that is a direct precursor to serotonin. It is the metabolite of L-Tryptophan and a precursor to melatonin. Key benefits: Elevates mood and acts as an antidepressant[1][4] Increases Human

Is Adderall a nootropic?

One of the most misinterpreted concepts about nootropics is that if something enhances brain functioning then it must be a nootropic. Remember, nootropics are cognitive enhancers but not all cognitive enhancers are nootropics.

What is Aniracetam

Aniracetam, also known as Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet, Memodrin, and Referan, is a bitter, fat-soluble ampakine and nootropic drug of the racetam class which possesses anxiolytic properties. Key benefits: Reduces anxiety[3] Enhances memory and learning[4][5][6] Has neuroprotective

The racetam family of drugs

The racetams are a class of nootropic drugs that are generally accepted as safe and efficacious in enhancing memory. These drugs share a 2-Pyrrolidone nucleus. Examples There are many racetam drugs; listed below are

What is Choline

Choline is an essential nutrient that is necessary for healthy cell membranes and the production of phosphatidylcholine. It also aids in the transport of lipids, or fats, from the liver. Key benefits:

What is Piracetam

Piracetam, also known as nootropil and Lucetam is a bitter, water-soluble nootropic drug of the racetam class. Other well-known racetams include Aniracetam, Oxiracetam, and Pramiracetam. Key benefits: Enhances memory[1] Improves neural plasticity and therefore enhances learning

Getting started with nootropics

First of all, if you drink coffee, tea, pop or energy drinks then you have already started taking nootropics as all of these contain caffeine. Caffeine is one of the safest and

How do nootropics work?

There are a number of ways in which nootropics work and while there is no one mechanism of action to explain how nootropics works, many of these drugs share two common characteristics.

Why take nootropics?

Nootropics are undoubtedly becoming a part of our everyday lives. Millions, if not billions, of people ingest a nootropic every single day, caffeine. Caffeine promotes wakefulness, increases attention, and decreases fatigue. Many take caffeine