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Category Archives: Nootropics
Posted: February 22, 2017 at 4:23 am
NEU MIND, LLC, whose slogan is Have The Advantage, was started to share with the world premium functional drinks that improve cognitive and physical performance. Their first drink is NEU Nootropic Boost, a specially formulated 2 ounce nootropic shot filled with brain vitamins that improve focus, uplift mood, and boost energy without leaving the user feeling overly stimulated.
Salim Sweiss, who studied Biology at UCLA, is the founder of NEU MIND, LLC and created the liquid nootropic formula while recovering from a motorcycle accident. Salim joined forces with Jonathan Perlstein, a veteran in film production and film finance who helped market the drink and expanded their retail presence.
Taking on the design challenge to showcase that performance drinks can be sleek and sophisticated without being kitschy is the award winning design firm, McLean Design, headed by design veteran Ian Mclean, known for the iconic Monster Energy logo.
Drink NEU is manufactured in to NSF cGMP standards in California, and is a Non-GMO, Vegan, Dairy and Gluten Free product. For more information visit http://www.drinkneu.com.
Posted: February 18, 2017 at 4:26 am
A nootropic infused, weight loss, instant coffee.
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Dallas, TX — (ReleaseWire) — 02/17/2017 — Elevate coffee is the latest breakthrough product to be introduced to Elevacity’s unique health and wellness line. Elevate coffee is a delicious dark roast, Colombian instant coffee infused with a proprietary formula of nootropics, focusing on weight loss and cognitive functions.
Most “weight loss” coffees are typically the same, using only ingredients intended to promote a thermogenic response (speed up metabolism to burn fat). They fail to address a root cause of overeating due to uncontrolled cravings. Elevate was crafted to work differently. It is formulated to replace that “feel-good” feeling people experience when eating unhealthy foods, often referred to as comfort foods, by triggering positive brain responses with nootropics.
Elevacity’s nootropic ingredients are powerful cognitive enhancers and stimulants that elicit neuro-positive chemical responses in the brain, which elevate your mood and clarity, increase energy, and boost your memory and overall mood. These nootropic stimulants help you skip the foods you crave to get there. Additional natural ingredients are also included to promote fat burning effects and can lead to weight loss.
“We’re excited to launch the first nootropic coffee in the direct selling industry.” Says Donna Valdes, President of Elevacity. “Having marketed coffee products for almost 10 years, I can tell you I have never seen a response or results like this. Within minutes, you’re clear-headed, laser focused, and the hunger is gone! People actually feel this coffee working and they get results fast. That’s what matters.”
You can learn more here: http://www.elevatebrew.com or watch this video.
About Elevacity Elevacity is a social selling company distributing cutting edge nutritionals and skin care including Elevate, the world’s smartest weight loss coffee infused with nootropics. The company is headquartered in Plano, TX with offices in Largo, FL.
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Posted: February 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm
It seems like every supplement company is trying their hand at perfecting the greens powder, and today Imtrying the offering from one of the fitness industrys biggest giants, Onnit. On the nutrition side,Onnit is perhaps best known for their nootropics and MCT oil. How does their greens powder measure up? I tried out the lemon mint flavor of their Earth Grown Nutrients All in One Daily Greens Mix.
Soy-free and dairy-free, the product aims to approach health from five different angles: theres aPower Greens Blend which has the more traditional greens powder ingredients of wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa and some seaweeds. (This is intended to alkalizethe body.)
Then theres the Champion Blend of variousPeruvian fruits and vegetables that are meantto increase the antioxidant effect. Theres a Rainbow Blend of fruits and vegetables that are meant to provide numerous health benefits and delicious natural flavoring, a Detox Blend of milk thistle, olive leaf, and dandelion root intended to support the bodys normal detoxification processes, and the Gut Blend, a collection of enzymes and prebiotics.
Notably, the gut blend does not contain probiotics, though prebiotics are essentially considered food for probiotics (fiber is a prebiotic) and are linked to healthier gut flora.
The All in One Daily Greens Mix comes in lemon mint and black cherry flavor. I tried the lemon mint flavor, and it tasted a lot like unsweetened chamomile tea with a very mild hint of lemon.Its not sweet, its quite earthy, but its not overwhelmingly bitter like a lot of powders out there and there are no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. If you like the occasional cup of plain green tea, youll be fine with this.
I want to give this product the benefit of the doubt, but it falls prey to the markets tendency to claim a lot of very vague-sounding benefits without showing much evidence for it. The nutrition label is pretty short: it has 35 percent of the RDI of vitamin C, 22 percent of your iron (an impressively high amount), 12 percent of your fiber, 6percentof your calcium thats kind of it. I dont know if there are any other minerals magnesium, selenium, anything like that. I dont know how manyprebiotics it has or how effective the dose might be.
It claims to have a blend of power greens that alkalize my body but how much does it alkalize compared to, say, a cup of spinach? It says it contains five fruits and vegetables to help neturalize free radicals, which iswhat antioxidants do, but how many antioxidants does it have compared to a cup ofreal fruits and vegetables? I dont know. Give me a way to actually understandthe alleged benefits.I can appreciate that different greens powders might have different levels of different nutrients, but at least provide an average amount. Other greens powders do this; its not impossible.
Onnit does market their greens powder more honestly than a lot of its competitors it doesnt say this can replace all your other supplements and it doesnt say it can substitute forany amount of fruits and veggies. But it uses a lot of suspiciously ambiguous language, particularly designed to help you reach your daily green goal in one convenient and delicious drink mix.
If thats true, it should tell me how and to what degree it can substitute for fruits and vegetables. Many of the benefits of leafy greens come from the minerals, not the vitamins.As it is, I dont even know if it contains any minerals beyond calcium, iron, and sodium, how many antioxidants it has, or in what way it can boost digestion.
Its also pretty expensive, 35 dollars for 15 servings, or $2.30 a serving. Thats moreexpensive than most other supplements Ive seen so far, except for Athletic Greens, which is about $4.20 a serving. Compare that with $30 for 30 servings ofPharma Freaks Greens Freak($1/serve), Sunwarriors Ormus Super Greens at $50 for ninetyservings ($0.55/serve), and $52 for a hundred serves of Amazing Grasss Green Superfood ($0.52/serve).
Many folks report higher energy levels and better digestion when theyre taking this product, which is great and that could be true, or it could be a placebo effect. If I knew what micronutrients are actually present in this micronutrient supplement, then Id feel more comfortable recommending it.
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Need Some Energy Or Some Better Sleep? The Mad Scientists at Nootrobox Can Help – Magnetic Magazine (blog)
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Need Some Energy Or Some Better Sleep? The Mad Scientists at Nootrobox Can Help
Magnetic Magazine (blog)
There is a new game in town (at least for some of us), and they are called Nootropics also known as smart drugs. These are blends (or stacks as they are called in Nootropics) of ingredients that are used to boost cognitive performance and improve stamina.
Global Nootropics Market has been expected to grow at CAGR 17.9% CAGR during 2016-2024- Credence Research – PDF Devices
Posted: February 14, 2017 at 11:34 am
According to the latest report published by Credence Research, Inc.Nootropics Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016-2024,theglobal nootropics market was valued at USD 1,346.5 Mn in 2015, and is expected to reach USD 6,059.4 Mn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2016 to 2024.
Nootropics, also known as cognitive enhancers are drugs and natural extracts that improve cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, motivation in healthy individuals. Nootropics have been available in the market for several decades and were made of ingredients such as multivitamins and caffeine substances that the FDA has approved as dietary supplements and classified as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). At present, these products are being repackaged, repurposed and sold to academic and professional overachievers to augment their brain function. Companies operating in this space primarily succeed as lifestyle brands through smart marketing. However they can only be recognized as healthcare brands only after they develop products that secure regulatory approval thus establishing certified efficacy and safety to their products.
Browse the fullreport Nootropics Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 20162024 report athttp://www.credenceresearch.com/report/nootropics-market
Among the key applications of nootropics, memory enhancement currently holds the largest revenue share and it is anticipated that the segment will maintain its lead through the forecast period 2016-2024. Major factors favoring the demand for memory enhancing nootropics include growing awareness among students and executives about the promised benefits of nootropics, easy accessibility, and the booming market for supplements. The memory enhancing nootropic drugs enhance learning and memory effect, enhance the ability of learned behaviors to resist disruption, enhance the efficiency of your brain functions and protect the brain from chemical injuries. Memory enhancement segment for nootropics was valued at USD 391.6 Mn in 2015.
Geographically, North America is the largest consumer of nootropics and is also characterized by domicile of topmost market players. Large population pool, high awareness in consumer population for preventive and cognitive health, rise of the self-directed consumer, and channel proliferation are the key factors driving the dominance of North America nootropics market. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest progressing regional market for nootropics. While in countries like China and India having a great history of natural and herbal based cognitive drugs that boosts the brain functions and other body functions, the foreign investment in collaboration with the local players have determined substantial growth in the nootropics market and the overall dietary supplements market.
Nootropics is a relatively new entrant in the supplements market and is featured by emergence of several new and niche market entrants. Some of the key players in the global nootropics market are Nootrobox Inc., Cephalon Inc., PureLife Bioscience Co. Ltd., Peak Nootropics, Nootrico, SupNootropic Biological Technology Co. Ltd., AlternaScript LLC, Accelerated Intelligence Inc., Onnit Labs LLC, Powder City LLC, Ceretropics, Nootropic Source, Clarity Nootropics and several others.
Browse the fullreport Nootropics Market Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 20162024 report athttp://www.credenceresearch.com/report/nootropics-market
Global Nootropics Market has been expected to grow at CAGR 17.9% CAGR during 2016-2024- Credence Research reviewed by Chris Smith on February 14, 2017 rated 4.9 of 5
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Posted: February 7, 2017 at 8:27 am
Identifying a small group of customers can prove as valuable as having a tiny share of a mass market. But it comes with challenges, as Sallee Poinsette-Nash found when she started an online magazine called Tall Guides, and a Facebook group, #TeamTall, to unite and celebrate taller women.
On attending the Tall People Convention in Germany in May 2016, the 6ft 2in Londoner realised that there was nowhere for tall women to regularly meet. That, combined with being fed-up with being teased for being tall, made her determined to tackle the gap in the market.
Her target audience might be easy to spot in a crowd, but finding them online was a challenge. A lot of women dont yet embrace being tall, so they dont put it on their online profiles, Ms Poinsette-Nash explains. We ran social media campaigns to find them and saw tall people tagging their tall friends and word spreading, which started our communitys growth.
People only join a community if they feel that they will get something out of itSallee Poinsette-Nash, Tall Guides
The unique selling point of Tall Guides is the encouragement, empathy and support for tall people a positive rather than a negative stance on the characteristic. With bloggers and writers on board to generate content, and strong engagement on social media, the magazine has tapped into the community and united them under one brand.
People only join a community if they feel that they will get something out of it, so delivering value must be your number one objective, otherwise they just won’t stay with you, advises Ms Poinsette-Nash. You have to understand why and how they engage.
Her success to date has proved that targeting a niche can generate both income and optimism among minority sectors of society. Unless women start shrinking, the niche is here to stay.
The journey ofUtmost Me, a nootropics supplement brand, has been rockier. Nootropics better known as smart drugs are designed to improve brain health and cognitive function, particularly increased focus, memory and creativity. Theyre already huge in the US, but less common in the UK.
Its still widely unknown in Europe; its a real niche product, explains Richard Turnbull, the companys founder and chief executive. We are also in the super niche of natural nootropics, meaning that we only use natural ingredients such as turmeric and rhodiola in our supplements no medicines.
Originally, it was a challenge for Mr Turnbulls team to get traction. The Google search volume for people looking for nootropics is low, and most of that traffic is for biohackers (a growing community of individuals who use biotechnology to augment their physical health or abilities), who want to have short bursts of improved cognitive function. Add to that the negative connotations of drugs and youre looking at a hard product to sell, even if theres niche demand.
We had to go out and educate people about brain health, nootropics and the benefits of natural supplements, and be very clear that were an all-natural, caffeine-free product, Mr Turnbull recalls. Eventually, this education stage helped us secure funding from investors.
To find the best way of reaching potential customers, Utmost Me tested different digital advertising methods on various platforms. Advertising through Facebook worked best, despite being costly initially.
There must be people looking for what you have, or at least evidence of lots of people using it somewhere else in the worldRichard Turnbull, Utmost Me
We were losing money with our advertising at the beginning, says Mr Turnbull. But we then found that we were getting a high re-order rate among those we had reached via Facebook. This gave the company the model that it needed to scale the business up to the next level.
While the SME is now doing well, the obstacles faced along the way have taught Mr Turnbull a lot about setting up a small business with a niche audience. Don’t try to create something for which no one is looking for.
There must be people looking for what you have, or at least evidence of lots of people using it somewhere else in the world, and a growing demand for it in the UK otherwise you will spend too much money trying to explain your business.
Markus Stripf, chief executive and co-founder ofSpoon Guru, is confident in the longevity of demand for his niche product. He developed the barcode-scanning app, which caters for those with specific dietary needs, after seeing family members with intolerances and allergies struggling to find things that were safe to eat.
The app has an inbuilt ingredient database and search engine, both developed by qualified health professionals, that can be used by anyone wanting to make dietary choices.
As many people across the UK choose, or have to have, some form of exclusion diet, we use targeted digital marketing channels to engage people, says Mr Stripf. We produce content for our blog and syndicate it across social channels, where it finds its intended audience. We also share updates in newsletters and on our website, and talk to users directly via the app itself.
To date, the lack of competition, and society-wide interest in wellbeing, have benefited the business. Because of this, Spoon Guru secured seed funding with relative ease, giving it the money to set up the business and scale operations.
The biggest challenge so far has been finding a solution to the crux of the problem: incomplete, unreliable and inaccurate product and recipe data. Now that weve overcome this, our service will be more attractive to more people, he says. By staying flexible and keeping on top of the latest food trends, the app should have a long future in catering for niche dietary needs.
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Posted: February 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Polish author Stanislaw Lem is one of my favorite writers of science-fiction, philosophy and satire. The fact that he was also a trained physician, gave him that subtle edge over his contemporaries. In one of his books, “The Futurological Congress,” the protagonist “Ijon Tichy,” accidentally ingests an overdose of psychoactive drugs that were placed in the drinking water by the government to pacify rioters.
Tichy then goes through a spell of hallucinations and gets confused about whether or not, things happening around him were real. Eventually, he starts to believe that he had woken up in a world far in the future where everyone took drugs and reality was replaced by hallucinations. That future though, as it appears, is almost already here, with a few minor alterations to Lem’s novel. The future world is set in the Silicon Valley and the drugs are called “nootropics.” Unlike Lem’s, they do not cause hallucinations, but induce alertness, apparently increase productivity and enhance brain power – so, some believe.
While the scientific community scorns the use (or abuse) of such substances, many productivity-obsessed and sleep-deprived engineers, developers and inventors of Silicon Valley consume them, in order to carve out another hour of work from the 24-hour day.
These drugs, sometimes conveniently labeled as supplements, belong to the “biohackers,” subculture who would do anything or everything in pursuit of higher productivity. They experiment with prescription drugs and are even known to shock their brains with low voltage electricity. Why? Because the world they live in is fast-paced and requires constant alertness.
Success there cannot be achieved by just having a great idea, as all your contemporaries seem to have similar great ideas about the same time. So the focus is rather on “delivering that idea” as fast as possible, be it software, a business plan or business funding. This builds a lot of pressure on folks at Silicon Valley and like college students, they eventually come to believe that if they were able to stay awake, stay focused, they would pass another hurdle and eventually succeed.
So, what about caffeine, why is not it enough? In a way, caffeine is also a nootropics drug; however, it is not strong enough and as every coffee drinker would know, too much of it actually makes one jittery and takes away the focus. Enter: Nootropics designers. They make compounds in labs, heady cocktails of different kinds of herbs or Chinese medicine. Several nootropics companies have mushroomed to cash in on the new fad. They mix different substances into pills and sell to consumers. I looked into the products of one company, founded by a Stanford graduate, with obvious pill names like “Sprint” or “Rise,” you can easily predict the probable consumers. Never tested in scientific labs, with questionable effects and unknown side-effects, these products are nevertheless not restricted in the marketplace. In addition to caffeine derivatives that will make the user sprint and rise (!), they also sell other products that contain “Omega-3,” which is one of those substances that is “good for anything and everything.” Interestingly, this company sells another pill called “Yawn,” which exactly does what its name suggests, it makes you sleep. Since the “high alertness,” induced by most nootropics will nearly destroy all human body regulators for sleeping and waking up, users will need other nootropics drugs to put them to back to bed.
None of these, however, is really new. Humans have been using naturally harvested or laboratory produced drugs for alertness for a long time. Both allied and axis armies are known for their abuse of substances like methamphetamine and morphine during World War II.
What is new though is nootropics drugs are re-branded in Silicon Valley to fit their terminology and culture and most of the users, who are white-collar workers, live in the California Bay Area. Since these products are sold as supplements, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not test or review them. The users share their stories and tips in online forums, and guess what: While short term successes are abounding, long-term success stories are, in fact, very rare. The story of nootropics shows humans will try just about everything to be different and in the context of Silicon Valley culture, the biohackers are just trying to “optimize” themselves.
Nevertheless, as one would have suspected, some of the early proponents of nootropics have already given up on them and changed their lifestyles. At least one of them, talking to a reporter, said that he is now back to eating normal meals, instead of “drinking or taking them.” Good news.
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Posted: January 30, 2017 at 8:02 pm
The nootropics list below is grouped into the various benefits that nootropics offer. Please note that this is a work in progress so expect the list to be updated periodically.
Most people are initially drawn to nootropics for their memory boosting effects. Nootropics have been studied extensively over the years with some of them demonstrating cognitive enhancing properties in cognitiviely impaired individuals and oftentimes in healthy adults as well. The nootropics in the racetam family are the most well-known for their memory enhancing effects but there are many others that are powerful as well.
Recommended Nootropics for Memory Enhancement:
Nootropics are great at increasing ones level of attention and focus. Generally, someone with a low attention span can be incredibly smart, however if their level of attention and focus is low, they will not be able to reach the max potential their cognition might allow. This is another problem I struggled with personally; I procrastinated greatly until I discovered nootropics. Then, with the help of a good nootropic stack, I suddenly was able to focus on the task at hand. Suddenly, my level of intelligence grew enormously because I was actually using my abilities. Instead of messing around with 10 lesser, unimportant or useless activities, I was able to focus on a handful at a time, one by one. Being able to focus is enormously important to being intelligent and using the most of your cognitive potential.
Recommended Nootropics for Attention and Focus:
Being in a poor mood or depressed state has an extremely negative effect on ones cognition. Simply put, just like anxiety or a lack of attention can cause someone to squander their minds potential, so can a lack of drive or motivation. Keeping a good mood is important, and often is not simply a matter of mindset or willpower. While someone with serious depression needs to turn to medical attention, if you have a lack of happy moods or somewhat slight depression, these nootropic supplements can greatly aid you. They have worked wonders in increasing my ability to have a positive outlook on life. Having a positive outlook will help give you the drive you need to dig into what needs to be, and use your brain to its max potential!
Recommended Nootropics for Mood and Depression:
Ah, longevity. These are nootropics that increase your general level of health and well-being. They promote maximum levels of efficiency in your body. These nootropics are even thought by some to extend ones lifespan and cognitive potential before a decline can set in. Enormously important, these nootropics should be in everyones stack. At the very minimum, multivitamins and fish oil should be included daily.
Recommended Nootropics for Longevity and Anti-Aging:
Anxiety can be an extremely disruptive part of ones cognition. Despite how intelligent an individual might be, anxiety can overcome and dumbfound ones level of thinking in the worst possible times. Intelligence is not limited to mere studying and learning in a private area by oneself. Instead, some of the most important knowledge must be gained by utilizing our most important learning tool and that is, our peers and people around us. Anxiety can dampen this by preventing us from utilizing such tools. As such, as I have anxiety, I usually recommend supplementing and offsetting this disadvantage with nootropic supplements. Below are some great examples and all work very well for anxiety with low side effects as well as general cognition increases.
Recommended Nootropics for Anxiety:
Stack Recommendation: I designed the Best Nootropic Stack around the above ideas of how to push myself to the limit of my cognition and enabled myself to be the most productive I could be academically, and business-wise. Indeed, this is one of my favorite stacks.
Sleep is another crucial part of enhancing your cognition to the max! In my opinion, this is the area where most people lack the most. Luckily, there are many nootropic supplements that are great to take at night to enhance your sleep and recovery as well as increase your cognition. Sleep is important because that is when most of your neurogenesis occurs, i.e., brain growth and recovery. Your connections are solidified and strengthen while your body repairs itself. Therefore, sleep is vital.
Recommended Nootropics forSleep, Recovery, and Dream Enhancement:
Posted: January 14, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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GVS-111, N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, , (CAS Number) 157115-85-0, (PubChem) CID 180496, C17H22N2O4
Among the studies cited, the effective doses ranged from .01mg/kg to 10 mg/kg (in rats and mice); when subjected to allometric scaling, this range would be equivalent to .002mg/kg to 2.445 mg/kg in humans [7,10,13]. In a 70kg (154lbs) adult human, the dosing range would be 171mcg to 171mg.
Typically, the most cited dosing range (anecdotally) is 10-30mg, up to 3 times per day, usually dosed sublingually or orally.
Patented in 1995, Noopept is a Nootropic substance that is a dipeptide similar in effect to Piracetam ; it is often cited as being 1000 times more potent (by weight) than Piracetam. Noopept has high oral bioavailability, and appears to potentiate its own effects with chronic administration. Noopept has shown promise in treating many different aspects of cognitive decline that warrants more research, especially in human models.
Noopept has been noted to have four main mechanisms of action; the first noted mechanism of action is antioxidation: in vitro studies of Noopept have shown signs that it operates on an antioxidative mechanism of action which protects neurons from apoptosis . The second noted mechanism of action of Noopept is inhibition of glutamate neurotoxicity ; glutamate neurotoxicity leads to quick cell death, and is linked to a variety of neurological disorders such as autism and Alzheimers disease. The third mechanism of action of Noopept is increased neuronal plasticity , which can lead to greater adaptability in learning and memory. The fourth mechanism of action that has been noted in Noopept is increases expression of phenylacetic acid, prolyglycine, and cyclo-prolyglycine in the brain , which are endogenous Nootropics.
What makes Noopept an intriguing nootropic is its myriad of positive effects, lack of noted negative side effects, and its effectiveness in both chronic and acute usage. In both in vivo and in vitro models, Noopept was shown to have positive effects on all stages of memory, from learning to recall, as well as anxiolytic effects . An in vitro study showed Noopept to be neuroprotective against the use of H2O2 in neuronal degradation, in both healthy brains as well as those with Downs Syndrome in a dose-dependent manner . In rat models of memory impairment, Noopept was shown to improve memory retention and retrieval, and improve learning which was shown through the use of passive avoidance response testing . Rats with ischemic lesions were treated with Noopept for nine days and then tested with the passive avoidance test; those rats that had been treated performed significantly better than the control group; Noopept was also shown to be neuroprotective through antioxidation in the rats who received treatment for nine days . Studies also showed that rats given a single oral administration of Noopept showed improved scores on the passive avoidance test . Another study showed that rats who had gone through olfactory bulbectomies showed Alzheimers like symptoms, but after 21 days of dosing Noopept, spatial memory improved greatly which was evidenced through the use of the Morris Water Maze test .
Two other interesting benefits of Noopept were noted; one dealing with BDNF and NGF, and the other dealing with the immune system. One study showed rats treated with Noopept, both chronically and acutely, were found to have a higher expression of mRNA BDNF and NGF; even more interestingly, after 28 days of treatment no tolerance towards Noopept was detected and there was some evidence the effects of Noopept potentiate the longer it is administered . Another study looked at the effect of Noopept on immune deficient mice; the researchers found Noopept to have immuno-corrective properties .
Among the studies cited, doses up to 10mg/kg in rats have shown no toxicity, which when subjected to allometric scaling yields a dose of 2.445mg/kg in humans (or 171 mg for a 70kg person); in fact, Noopept has been shown to be neuroprotective at said dosage [7,10,13].
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Nootropic is not a new thing in this world. This particular term has been around in the health industry since the early 1970s. If you split the word Nootropic into two parts. The first part of noos in Greek means mind. The second part of tropos in Greek means to turn towards. The whole word means Towards the Mind.
Nootropics have known as Smart Drugs to most people. But, you can refer these Smart Drugs as intelligence boosters or cognitive enhancers. These Nootropic supplements help you to improve your memory potential, concentration and cognitive function. Also, they can improve the long-term health of your brain.
What is Nootropics?
Usually, Nootropics is available on the online market in both pill and powder form. Some made with natural substances or man-made chemicals. Herbal or natural Nootropics are plant based. Or any kind of plant-derived compounds. They have shown to be able to help you to enhance your health and cognitive ability.
Some of the best Nootropics made from herbal on the market are Bacopa Monnieri, Huperzine A, Alpha GPC, Cats Claw, L-Theanine & L-Tyrosine. These Herbal Nootropics are as effective as the synthetic Nootropics if not better. Also, If you want to boost up your results, you can stack several of them together.
How do Nootropics work for you?
On todays market. The majority of Nootropics (eg. Glutamate. Dopamine. Acetylcholine and Serotonin) are affecting the neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals. They act as the information messengers between nerve cells of your brain. These nerve cells called neurons. Neurotransmitters are the messengers. They relay signals to your brain. To tell your lungs to breathe or your heart to beat.
But, these messengers also play a crucial role in the cognitive function of your body. Nootropics alter the neurotransmitters to your advantage to improve how your brain functions. Some Nootropics on the market act as vasodilators. They work by boosting the flow of oxygen and blood to your brain. But, all have the same cognitive enhancing effect on your brain.
What are the benefits of Nootropic supplements?
Countless studies have proven Nootropics can provide enhanced effects on your cognitive function. This has led doctors using Nootropics for many years. They help patients to treat various conditions. Most conditions related to the brain, such as Alzheimers. ADHD and Huntingtons disease. When people realized what Nootropics can do. They will understand why Nootropics has used to treat these diseases.
But, for those people who are not suffering from the above conditions. They can still take this kind of drugs and gain benefits.
These benefits are mood enhancement. Reduced symptoms of stress and depression. Better coordination. Increased motivation and attention.
Also, they can increase memory and learning abilities.
As the chemistry of the brain for everyone is different. Different people will experience different on the effect of the same dosage. But, most important of all, people realized that Nootropic supplement does work for them. It is not some kind of pie in the sky idea. Nootropics can give you a great amount of health benefits.
Nootropic supplements are legal and safe
The side effects of Nootropic supplements are rare. They are not toxic. Despite they labeled as Smart Drugs. They are actually suitable for your daily consumption over a long period of time.
They are legal and safe for you to take as your health supplements. Nootropics have existed since the early 1970s. Many people discovered this Smart Drugs. They found the cognitive benefits are just irresistible for anyone not to notice.
To overcome issues of losing concentration. Bad mood and loss of memory, etc. You can take Nootropic supplement as your dietary supplement to help you. Whether you are someone who is having some kind of cognitive disorder. Young or old. Or just a healthy person. Nootropic supplements can offer cognitive benefits for any user. Regardless of what you are in this world.
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