You might have heard of natural nootropics now sold in the health market and wonder what it is. Nootropics are a form of supplement, often called smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, as they affect how the brain functions. Some people called them as brain supplements as it affects the brain functions including enhancing memory functions and learning capacity.
What are Nootropics
The term "nootropics" is derived from the Greek words, noos, which means "mind" and trepein meaning "to bend", or "turn". The supplement is consider as a cognitive boosting supplement and is deemed to have low toxicity making it safer for long-term use.
The supplement works in three ways. That said, studies and researches are still undergoing to unlock the potential of nootropics.
- Nootropic works in increasing the chemicals that affects the person's learning and memory. These chemicals or neurotransmitters are responsible for specific roles or task in the brain. The use of nootropics increases the neurotransmitters associated with the learning and memory medication resulting to better mental functions.
- Increasing or widening the blood vessels. Nootropics can also help with widening the blood vessels in the brain. The theory is that by widening the vessels, more blood and oxygen will flow through the brain. The increase in blood supply also increases oxygen and nutrients sent to the brain resulting to increase mental capacity and help improves mental stamina, alertness and concentration of the patient.
- Preventing degenerative disease. Many are diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer disease, which affects the brain especially for the elderly. The supplements are said to be able to slow down the aging process of brain neurons and decrease cognitive diseases often associated with aging.
There are different nootropics currently sold in the market today. Synthetic nootropics are made from chemical compounds that are deemed safe with little to no side effects. However, some prefer natural nootropics, or compounds that are obtained from nature. This is an excellent option for those who wants to avoid chemical compounds or uncomfortable not knowing what the ingredients are.
Natural nootropics are made with herbs that are harvested for their medicinal properties. For those who want to make their own natural nootropics, various guides online will help you understand and choose which herbs would work best for your condition. Some sites do offer natural ones so you do not need to mix your own batch in case.