It’s no secret that interest in nootropics has been exploding over the past couple years. With the popularity of films and TV shows like Limitless, the idea of using drugs to enhance brain function is no longer limited to bio-hackers and transhumanists. Mainstream society is now taking an interest in nootropics.
Also known as smart drugs, cognitive enhancers, and about a dozen other names, nootropics are substances that improve one or more aspects of cognitive functioning (memory, focus, mood, anxiety, alertness, etc.). They can be drugs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, plants, herbs, or anything else that improves brain function.
There are many different types of nootropics. They come from several different categories of substances. We’re going to break them down into 7 different types. Each type of nootropic works differently in the body and brain. Here’s the different types of nootropics: