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Why Use Nootropics?

Why Use Nootropics?

Have you recently heard about smart drugs? Are you wondering, “Why use nootropics?”

nootropic brainIf so, you’re not alone: It’s a question we get asked all the time. And it’s a question that we’re gonna answer in today’s post.

Interest in nootropics has been steadily on the rise for the past few years. There’s a good reason for that: They work.

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modafinil - a powerful and popular nootropic

Modafinil – A Powerful And Popular Nootropic

If you asked a group of smart drug users what their favorite nootropic is, there’s one answer that you’re gonna hear more than any other: modafinil. That’s because it’s highly effective, its benefits can be felt after one dose, there’s plenty of research to support its use, and it has a good safety profile. In other words, modafinil is one of the best nootropics available today.

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Modafinil has a number of nootropic benefits.

The benefits of modafinil are well-known to leaders in a variety of industries. Doctors, lawyers, businessmen, computer programmers, writers, artists, politicians, and pilots are just some of the professionals that use modafinil to keep their minds sharp at all times. When you need to be on top of your game, whether it’s for your job or for other reasons, modafinil is one of the best ways to ensure that your brain is working at peak efficiency.

We’re gonna take a look at the benefits, side effects, dosage, and where to buy modafinil shortly. But first, let’s look at exactly what modafinil is.

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Panax Ginseng For Cognitive Enhancement

Panax Ginseng For Cognitive Enhancement

Of all the wonderful substances out there that have nootropic properties, few are more widely-known than ginseng. It’s a remarkable plant that has been used in medicine for over 2,000 years.1 Commonly used as an ingredient in energy drinks, teas, and weight-loss products, ginseng has been shown to improve memory, cognition, immunity, and mood.2

While there are several types of ginseng available, we’re only gonna explore the benefits of Panax ginseng. Of the different types of ginseng, it has been the most widely studied and proven to be effective. We’re gonna look at the benefits of Panax ginseng, potential side effects, and dosage. But first, let’s take a look at what exactly Panax ginseng is and how it differs from other types of ginseng.

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ginkgo biloba for memory and cognition

Ginkgo Biloba for Memory and Cognition

Of all the wonderful plants and herbs that have mind and mood-boosting properties, few of them are more popular than Ginkgo biloba. It’s been around for centuries and has a long history of being used to treat memory and blood disorders. In recent years, Ginkgo biloba has been used for its nootropic, cognition-boosting, and memory-enhancing effects.

Ginkgo biloba, often simply referred to as “ginkgo,” is the most commonly used supplement for brain health.1 It’s been used for thousands of years all over the world to treat a number of conditions.2 The scientific community has taken an interest in ginkgo and recent studies have started to shed some light onto how this fascinating herb works.

We’ll look at the benefits, potential side effects, dosage, and where to buy Ginkgo biloba shortly. First, lets examine what exactly ginkgo is.

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Alpha-GPC - A Choline-Boosting Nootropic

Alpha-GPC – A Choline-Boosting Nootropic

When different people talk about the stacks that work best for them, there always seems to be one or two nootropics that are on everyone’s list. One of the nootropics that seem to be a part of everyone’s stack is alpha-GPC.

This is hardly surprising, as alpha-GPC is known to enhance the benefits of several other nootropics, while reducing the potential for side effects. And although it can have nootropic benefits when taken by itself, alpha-GPC makes a great addition to just about any stack.

We’re gonna look at the benefits, side effects, common stacks, and dosage of alpha-GPC. But first, let’s take a look at what exactly alpha-GPC is.

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Piracetam - The First Nootropic

Piracetam – The First Nootropic

It’s hard to have a conversation about nootropics without at least mentioning piracetam. After all, it was the creation of piracetam that inspired the creation of the word nootropic.

Piracetam is a safe and effective nootropic that has been around for a long time. And, unlike many newer nootropics, it has decades of research behind it to support its safety and efficacy.

The nootropic benefits of piracetam can include increased focus, improved mood, and reduced anxiety. And, when taken daily, it can improve blood clotting1, reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety2, and treat breath-holding spells in affected individuals3.

We’re gonna look at the benefits, side effects, dosage, and history of this fascinating substance. But first, let’s look at what exactly piracetam is.

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What Nootropic Should I Try First?

What Nootropic Should I Try First?

The popularity of using nootropics has been exploding over the past few years. More and more people are using these unique drugs to increase focus, motivation, memory, improve mood, and reduce anxiety.

I’ve been asked the following question more times than I can remember: “What nootropic should I try first?”

To accurately answer this question, I need to know what you are looking for. Not all nootropics are the same. Some increase focus without affecting mood or anxiety. Others reduce anxiety and improve mood, while at the same time increasing focus.

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Coluracetam

Coluracetam

Coluracetam is a nootropic that has been getting a lot of attention from the medical community and from nootropics users. This is a supplement that is likely to become very popular in the coming years.

Of all the nootropics that are available today, this is one of the newer ones. It was created in 2005 by the Japanese pharmaceutical company Mitsubishi Tanabe. They first synthesized it by modifying the well known nootropic, piracetam. The patent for this unique compound was transferred to the company BrainCells, Inc. They are a company that provides drugs to treat central nervous system diseases.

BrainCells, Inc. are currently conducting clinical testing for coluracetam. So far, the research has been very promising. Coluracetam shows great potential to treat certain central nervous system disorders as well as optic nerve and retinal damage.

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The Many Benefits of Vinpocetine

The Many Benefits of Vinpocetine

There are a lot of nootropics that provide multiple benefits. For example, aniracetam not only improves cognition but also reduces anxiety. Modafinil not only increases alertness but also improves focus. It’s common for nootropics to have multiple benefits.

brainOne nootropic that has an incredibly varied set of benefits is vinpocetine. This interesting supplement can improve cognition, mood, hearing, vision, cardiovascular health, and has anti-inflammatory effects.

Perhaps one of the more interesting vinpocetine uses is in the treatment of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). This is a problem that affects many people and its causes are often poorly understood. A lot of people that suffer from tinnitus have reported that vinpocetine supplementation improved their symptoms significantly.

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Oxiracetam - A Safe and Effective Nootropic

Oxiracetam – A Safe and Effective Nootropic

The use of nootropics has steadily been gaining in popularity over the past few years. It is a new and exciting world that is largely unexplored. And, like anything unexplored, there are always going to be unknown risks.

Many of the newer nootropics have not been scientifically studied in humans yet. Most of them are probably safe for most people to use. But there is no way of knowing if they have any unknown side effects.

One nootropic that has been extensively studied in humans is oxiracetam. What really stands out with this potent nootropic is its safety profile. Oxiracetam has been shown to be very safe, even when used at extremely high doses for long periods of time.

Now, I’m not advocating high dose oxiracetam use. But if you’re looking for a powerful nootropic that has been shown to be safe over and over again, then oxiracetam might be right for you.

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