Nootropics – (colloquially, smart drugs and cognitive enhancers) are drugs, supplements, and other substances that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.
Doesn’t that definition sound good? However Caffeine is arguably the most potent nootropic you can find, improving your alertness and focus while quickening your reaction times.
When combined with L-Theanine, which counteracts most the adverse side effects, this is the best nootropic for getting things done and staying alert.
However coffee and other nootropics have a direct negative effect on your nervous system and the more often you drink it, the more of it you require to stay alert as is true with all stimulants, legal or not. The misuse of nootropics: Any substance that may alter, improve, or augment cognitive performance, mainly through the stimulation or inhibition of certain neurotransmitters, may potentially be dangerous and deleterious to the human brain, and the nervous system and individuals with a history of addictive behavior, mental or substance use disorders will require a constant increase in the potency of such substance.
The following are a list of nootropics:
4. Bacopa Monnieri
5. Rhodiola Rosea
6. Panax Ginseng
7. Ginkgo Biloba
9. Noopept- synthetic
10. Piracetam Synthetic
11. Phenotropil Synthetic
12. Modafinil (Provigil)-Drug Provigil
13. Amphetamines (Adderall)
14. Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
As you noticed many nootropics are everyday drinks, herbs, prescribed drugs and definitely synthetically produced substances. So one needs to be alert and rational on the way some of these nootropics are used and the negative side effects they produce.
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