Louis van den Berg
What is Nootropics and how can it help you?
In the modern age of information-based economy our brain is our most important asset for income generation. And we all would like to have an edge in life, but how do you get it?
Enter Nootropics, it is also called smart-drugs intended to make you smarter which may be a bit of an overstatement. The fact is, if we all eat whole foods with tons of fruits and veggies, sleep enough and don’t spend as much time in front of all sorts of screens our brains will function optimally. The fact is that the vast majority of people don’t do that and we struggle with things like attention, focus, creativity and brain fog.
I will describe 5 naturally occurring nootropic ingredients that research has found to have a positive effect on your brain.
This is the most common nootropic drug in the world and we all use it on a daily basis even if you don’t drink coffee. It naturally occurs in coffee, kola nuts, cocoa, tea and guarana. Caffeine works by blocking the adenosine receptors in your brain making you feel not as tired.
You may wonder how much caffeine, the problem is that over time you will need more and more to get the same effect. Doses from 40 to 300 mg have been found to increase alertness, however, it comes with a side effect. Your reaction time will decrease, which from most people is not a problem.
This is an amino acid that naturally occurs in tea. It increases your brain’s alpha waves which leads to better creativity. When L-Theanine is taken with caffeine the effect is amplified, luckily both are found in tea, and in most performance-enhancing supplements.
Research has found that as little as 50mg can improve your creativity, which is 2 cups of tea more or less. At 200mg it has a calming effect without the drowsiness.
As an ancient herb, the effects on the brain has been known for a very long time, and modern research has found that it increases the speed at which your brain can process information and retrieve memories. Like caffeine, it also reduces your reaction time, which is not a bad thing in conflictive environments.
The active compounds are bacosides and have the added benefit to protect your brain against oxidative stress. It also improves signalling to your hippocampus which is why your memory will improve.
What you have to take in mind is that it is not a quick fix, it will take a few months to have the full effect at a dose of 300-600mg per day constantly.
The main benefit of this herb is to help handle stress and improves mood, and decrease feelings of burnout and anxiousness.
Even small doses have been found to decrease mental fatigue and increase feelings of well being. And at 300mg per day, the effects are felt within a day or so.
Ginkgo Biloba is a leaf extract, and researchers have found that it improves memory and mental processing. The effect seems to be greater in older adults, than in teenagers.
One of the other benefits is that it reduces the production of cortisol, which is a stress hormone and increases blood flow to the brain.
At a dose of 300mg per day, it takes about 6 weeks to feel the full benefit.
What if there was a supplement of high quality and manufactured in the US that contains all these ingredients in the right quantities. Luckily there is such a product, that contains all 5 of the above compounds and some more.
For someone like me with an autoimmune disease that affects my brain, it is a game-changer. I can operate at levels I did not know was possible. If it can do this for me imagine what it can do for you.
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