What Really Are Nootropics?

This may be your first time, but if not, you might have heard of nootropics now sold in the health market and wonder what it is.

The term “nootropics” is derived from the Greek words, noos, which means “mind” and trepein meaning “to bend”, or “turn”. The supplement is considered as a cognitive boosting supplement and is deemed to have low toxicity making it safer for long-term use.

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 resulting to better mental functions.

In simpler terms, Nootropics are drugs that have cognitive enhancing effects. They improve mental processes such as memory and concentration. The term itself was first coined by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea in 1972 who created a set of five criteria to determine whether a chemical was a nootropic. Which is why they are more commonly known as smart drugs. These supplements have the ability to:

 Boost Brain Function

 Improve Memory and learning

 Enable Better Communication

 Enhance Concentration and focus

Improve Multitasking

 Increase Mental Energy

 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.

As you may be aware, thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. By shifting your brain into a higher gear, nootropics such as NooCube opens up a new plain of possibilities. Suddenly, everything you dreamed of becomes a little easier to achieve.

Today’s lifestyle requires us to be alert, diligent and to manage everyday stress. Unfortunately, our diets don’t always provide us with all the nutrients our brain requires to function at its peak.

Some substances that affect the central nervous system

Some examples of substances that also affect the central nervous system, but are not classed as nootropics are caffeine, nicotine, Cannabis or Ritalin. True definition of nootropic meet a set of criteria that are seen more as nutrients than as drugs.

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