Nootropics, what are they and why you should use them.

Nootropics or smart drugs are well-known compounds or supplements that enhance the cognitive performance. They work by increasing the mental function such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention. Recent researches were focused on establishing a new potential nootropic derived from synthetic and natural products. The influence of nootropic in the brain has been studied widely. The nootropic affects the brain performances through number of mechanisms or pathways, for example, dopaminergic pathway. Natural nootropics such as Ginkgo biloba have been widely studied to support the beneficial effects of the compounds. By definition, nootropic is a compound that increases mental functions including memory, motivation, concentration, and attention [1]. There are two different nootropics: synthetic, a lab created compound such as Piracetam, and natural and herbal nootropics, such as Ginkgo biloba and Panax Ginseng. Both these nootropics are present in our Boost formula.

Natural nootropics are proven in boosting the brain function while at the same time making the brain healthier. Nootropics act as a vasodilator against the small arteries and veins in the brain [2]. Introduction of natural nootropics in the system will increase the blood circulation to the brain and at the same time provide the important nutrient and increase energy and oxygen flow to the brain [3]. Despite the 3% weight of total body weight, the brain receives around 15% of the body's total blood supply and oxygen. In fact, the brain can only generate energy from burning glucose [4], proving that neuron depends on the continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients. In contrast to most of other cells in the body, neurons cannot be reproduced and are irreplaceable. The neuron cells are persistently expending the converted energy to maintain the repair of the cells. The energy generated from glucose is crucial for maintenance, electrical, and neurotransmitter purposes [5]. The effect of natural nootropics is also shown to reduce inflammation in the brain [6]. The usage of nootropics will protect the brain from toxins and minimise the effects of brain aging. Effects of natural nootropics in improving the brain function are also contributed through the stimulation of the new neuron cell. As a result the activity of the brain is increased, enhancing the thinking and memory abilities, and increasing neuroplasticity [7]. Examples of nootropics: Caffeine is arguably the most potent nootropic you can find without a prescription, improving alertness and focus while quickening reaction times. When combined with L-Theanine, which counteracts most the adverse side effects, this is one of the best nootropic stacks for getting things done and staying alert. Other examples include theobromine (found in cocoa), ginkgo biloba, ashwagandha, ginseng and rhodiola rosea.

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