In this day and age, if you want to stay ahead of your competition, you need to have the ability to think better and faster. You need to have a vigilant brain, better focus, higher concentration and extended spans of attention. If you feel like you can't maintain your focus on your tasks or can't work efficiently, we have the solution for you. The solution is called 'Nootropics' or 'Smart Drugs'. These Smart Drugs are the outcome of research in the field of neurosciences being carried out since the 1960s.
Nootropics are natural compounds that help enhance the cognitive abilities of the brain including memory formation and recall, learning & logical reasoning, creative thinking, concentration, motivation & mental energy and mood. These are known to have a positive effect on the memory. Some are used for medical conditions such as Alzheimer's and dementia. They can also help students to absorb and memorize more information. Just like Coffee, these smart drugs can improve the attention and focus too, but with less side-effects than caffeine.
There are several different types of Nootropics. These include Racetams, Ampakines, Choline & Acetylcholine Intermediates, Synthetic B-Vitamin Derived, Natural, Peptide based and Smart Drugs. All of these types have different methods of action. You can select any of these types or a combination of these based on your desired results.
To be able to comprehend how they function, it is important to know about the different neuronal systems that exist within the brain. The neuronal systems are composed of neurotransmitters and the receptors. Neurons are the basic building structures of the neuronal systems. Nerve signals are sent out from one neuron to another through the Neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters can either be excitatory or inhibitory. The excitatory neurotransmitters are the ones that broadcast a message to other neurons while the inhibitory neurotransmitters are the ones that keep the messages from being sent or received. Based on these received messages, the neurotransmitters then bind with the receptor sites on nerve synapses. There are a myriad of different neuronal systems in the brain. The different types of smart drugs (discussed above) interact with the different neuronal systems and help boost the efficiency of these systems leading to improved cognitive functions.
Here are some of the best nootropics available:
Noopept: Noopept is considered to be one of the best on the market. The different benefits of this drug include improved learning ability, reduced anxiety, advanced logical thinking and an overall increased cognitive performance.
Pramiracetam: This Nootropic drug increases the memory, expands the learning capacity and increases the attention span. This drug doesn't have a significant impact on mood or anxiety level.
Modafinil: This is one of the strongest available. It should be used with caution. This drug is used is used to improve the alertness. It is considered to be a powerful wakefulness agent. It can help get rid of sleepiness and persistent fatigue. It also has significant cognitive effects such as increased focus and improved mental energy.
Adrafinil: This is another energy-boosting drug. It is very similar to Modafinil, as it coverts to that in your liver. It is a legal alternative for Modafinil due to it being a prescription only drug. However, it is advised that Adrafinil be used on a cycle. Until the body can build a tolerance to it.
Aniracetam: Considered part of both the Racetam and also Ampakine families, Aniracetam is fairly potent and provides relief from stress and anxiety. It also positively enhances mood.
5-HTP: A substance that is actually made in the body from L-Tryptophan, which then converts to serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for regulating mood neurotransmitters. It also has a positive effect on focus, preventing you from getting over-excited.
Huperzine A: Is a popular herbal alternative, it is derived from a plant native to China called Huperzia Serrata. The main benefit is it helps raise the Acetylcholine levels in the brain. This is an important neurotransmitter and can help with not only memory but other cognitive functions and processes. A great place to start if you are new to nootropics, as it is tolerated quite well by the body in small doses.
Although there are tons of benefits of these, you should still approach with caution. As with anything new, it is recommended you consult your doctor before using any of these.