Top 7 Best Brain Supplements To Boost Your Potential

Best Brain Supplements To Boost Your Potential

Nootropics are supplements, functional foods and any ingredient that actively enhances your cognition, memory, concentration, intelligence, and your focus. They are often called “smart drugs.”

I am a huge fan of using your mind. This may very well sound like that is something that many people do (use their mind), but in actuality, a lot of people do not have the mental fortitude or the attention span to think beyond eight seconds.

And that is NOT a hyperbolic statement.

(And I truly wish it were)

It is well known that many people have an attention span that is on par with goldfish. Even worse is the inability for many people to formulate their thoughts and ideas in a cohesive manner to which they can translate into cogent verbal expression (i.e., conversation).

Again, this is no hyperbolic statement nor is it a diatribe against the masses. It is, however, an objective truth.

Most people do not have the mental strength to think and for those who do it is essential to give the mind the proper nutrients it will need to not only stay sharp but to get sharper.

See the brain is a muscle and just like any muscle it needs to be exercised to stay strong, and it requires the right food and nutrients to get even stronger, and that is precisely what nootropics are.

Also listening to certain music can also have a positive impact on your productivity.

Nootropics are “smart drugs” and the effects that they can have o your brain are monumental. To have more focus, more clarity of thought (escaping that brain fog), a higher level of concentration, and improved memory and more importantly enhancing your cognition are all benefits that come from using nootropics.

In this bulk review article, we will go over in great detail the many benefits of taking nootropic and how it can have a significant impact on your cognitive abilities. If you are looking to improve your overall productivity in regards to your workload or your workout or just looking to enhance your cognitive abilities (and kudos to you because the world needs people who can think), then sit tight because this is going to be a doozy of an article.

Here are some of the best nootropics to boost your cognitive abilities.

What Can Brain Supplements Do For You?

Brain Supplements are, as mentioned in the introduction, “smart drugs.” These supplements have the potential to increase your overall cognitive abilities drastically. They also have the potential to reverse as well as prevent many brains halted illness that affects people later on in life.

Brain supplements, nootropics, have been shown to drastically combat age-related mental illnesses like Alzheimer disease and dementia (which we will be discussing later on the next coming sections.

Aside from preventing and reversing many of these brain-related illnesses these supplements also have the potential of evening out your emotional state. It has the potential to balance out your brain chemistry and for many improve their neurochemistry.

Neurochemistry, and this is salient to know, is different in people. Just like biochemistry s different in people, so too is the neurochemistry and this is why some people seem to have a significant effect when they take certain nootropics whereas others don’t have the same effect.

It is not that the nootropic doesn’t work but that a person neurochemistry is just not compatible with that formula; this is precisely what we will be delving into a bit more in this article and breaking down the many different nootropics.

We will explain the benefits of each, the ingredients that make up the formula and the results you can expect from taking these supplements.

Benefits of Brain Supplements

There are many benefits to using nootropics. Here are some benefits of using brain supplements:

      • Enhances normal cognitive functions
      • Improves memory
      • Increases attention span
      • Makes learning easier
      • Low toxicity
      • Helps combat and prevents stroke
      • Helps combat and prevent Alzheimer
      • Helps combat and prevent dementia
      • Gives the body Choline
      • Balances out mood
      • Increases energy levels

Who Are Brain Supplements For?

The people who benefit from using nootropics are:

      • Students
      • Adults
      • Seniors
      • Elderly with Dementia/ Alzheimers
      • Athletes
      • People with ADD
      • People with autism
      • Even pets like your dog or cat

Natural vs. Synthetic Nootropics/ Smart Drugs

There is a rather misconception by many people in society that just because something is natural that it is automatically good for you. They have this idea that because people (our ancestors) have been doing it or using it for millennia that it must be safe.

And although some all natural products do have many benefits that do not necessarily mean that synthetic nootropics are any less. In fact, many synthetic nootropics drastically improve upon.

We will discuss both the best synthetic nootropics our on the market as well as the all-natural nootropics that one should consider when contemplating about the nootropics they want to experiment with.

Best Synthetic:

1. Piracetam

Piracetam is a powerful ingredient that helps to influence the Acetylcholine (is hugely beneficial in regards to your learning process) system. This ingredient, which is used in many brain supplement formula, greatly assist in boostings one’s overall memory.

There are very few side effects from taking this nootropic, which makes this a very highly desired nootropic. Aside from boosting one’s overall memory it also offers a wide array of different benefits as well.

Benefits:

Sensory Perception

Your senses will drastically improve. Meaning your sense of taste, touch, smell, hearing and seeing will be enhanced.

Makes Learning Easier

Because this is an ingredient that actively influences the Acetylcholine system it drastically makes it much easier to learn. This is because the information you receive will be easily retained and efficiently processed thanks to the activation of the Acetylcholine system.

Improves Your Memory

To piggyback off of the last entry. Thanks to the influences on the Acetylcholine system – retaining information is much easier this one’s memory will as a side effect also improve as a result.

Increases Your Motivation

Lastly, many of nootropics also have the added benefit of balancing out your mood. It is well known that if you are in a state of ease and happiness that you will be that much more productive with your work.

2. Aniracetam

Aniracetam is considered by many to be a smart drug. This s a medicine that has a plethora of benefits ranging from sharpening your memory to improving your concentration, and to increase your mental alertness.

However, these are just some of the effects that this medicine has on one’s mental cognition. It has also been shown to help combat certain conditions like:

      • Alzheimer’s disease
      • ADD
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Motion Sickness
      • Sleep Disorders
      • And it has been believed to be an anti-aging agent

Benefits:

Anxiety

Aniracetam has the benefit of alleviating anxiety by affecting neurotransmitters.

Depression

Much like the previous entry this medicine can help to balance out your mood by releasing dopamine. It does this by affecting neurotransmitters.

Cognitive Impairment

Aniracetam has the potential to combat age-related mental illnesses and as a result is used in many medicines that have been developed specifically for treating mental illnesses.

3. Oxiracetam

Oxiracetam is an ingredient that benefits one’s memory. Due to the noticeable increase in memory a person’s overall learning is also accelerated. This synthetic was first developed back in 1970.

Since it’s development there have been studies and findings that this nootropic can potentially preserve brain health.

Benefits:

Prevents Neuronal Loss (Cognitive Decline)

Research has shown that the Oxiracetam ingredient can help to stop neuronal loss.

Enhances Memory

For those who have an excellent memory already but are looking to enhance their overall memory, this has been a much-desired ingredient.

4. Pramirarcetam

Pramiracetam is considered by many to be one of the most potent nootropics on the male with it significantly improving one’s mental performance as well as increase one’s intelligence metric.

Benefits:

Increased Blood Flow To Brain

One of the significant benefits of using this drug comes in the form of the increase in blood flow. More blood flow to the brain is the catalyst for all the other benefits on this list.

Increases Mental Energy

You will have more mental energy; meaning that mental fatigue from reading for an hour or waking on a cognitive problem for more than an hour will not be as straining.

Makes You Feel More Alert

Your mental alertness will be improved.

Better Concentration

To take a bit form the mental energy because you will have a higher level of mental energy you will have a higher degree of concentration.

Longer Attention Span

Easily one of the best benefits. Your attention span and retain information for a much longer time will drastically improve.

Overall Faster Thinking

This drug allows you to process information much faster thus make decisions and see solutions much more accessible.

Improved Focus (Fluid Intelligence)

Fluid Intelligence makes it much easier to read, think, write, hold conversations and stay focused much easier.

5. Modafinil

Modafinil increases one’s mental alertness as well as energy levels. This is especially helpful for people who get very little sleep.

Benefits:

      • Stimulates Wakefulness In The Brain
      • Promotes Mental Acuity and Processing
      • Enhances Focus, Motivation, and Energy

6. Adderall

Adderall is a wakefulness agent as well as a study pill. This pill has been incredibly crucial in helping people (kids and adults [because adults can have ADD as well]) to be more focused and to better channel that high level energy into a much more productive outlet, i.e. thinking.

However, there are some arguments and disputes in regards to giving these pills to kids.

Benefits:

      • Mood Elevator
      • Higher Motivation
      • Increased Level Of Dopamine

7. Noopept

Noopept is considered by many in the nootropic community to be one of the most potent and safe brain supplement. There is still much debate in regards to the overall benefits and positive effects that this ingredient claims to offer to users. This ingredient has quite the notoriety as it is banned in certain countries.

Benefits:

      • Increases Intellect
      • Greater Concentration
      • Mood Enhancement
      • More Energy

Best Natural (Overall):

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an ancient herbal medicine that helps to combat stress. This herb is one of the most commonly, if not THE MOST, used herb. It has been used for over 2,500 years. There has been extensive research that has proven how beneficial this herb is to not only one’s cognitive abilities but also to their overall health in general.

In fact Ashwagandha, is known in India as the “strength of the stallion” due to it’s overwhelming expositive effects on ones overall immune system and thus their health.

Benefits:

      • Reduces Blood Sugar Levels
      • Anti-Anti-Cancer Properties
      • Reduces Cortisol
      • May Help To Reduce Stress and Anxiety
      • Has The Potential To Boost Testosterone and Fertility In Men
      • Increases Muscle Mass
      • May Reduce Inflammation
      • May Lower Cholesterol
      • Improves Brain Function and Memory

2. Bacopa Monnieri

Bacon Monnieri is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal medicine that has been used by people for thousands of years. Much like many of the Ayurvedic herbal medicines this is an adaptogen which means that it helps the body adapt to stress and stressful situation much easier.

However, in regards to the brain this herb has been shown to positively influence brain cells and in a way that helps brain cells to regenerate much quicker. This is a great ingredient and combatant agent for those who suffer from Alzheimer disease.

Benefits:

      • Combats Anxiety
      • Improves Cognitive Function
      • Combats Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Combats Depression
      • Prevents Cancers and May Treat Cancer
      • Anti-Fungal
      • Combats Irritable Bowel Syndrome

3. Coleus Forskohlii

Coleus Forskohlii is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal medicine that has been used by people for thousands of years. This ingredient is not so much an ingredient/ herb that focuses on improving your cognitive abilities – well at least that is not the primary result of consuming this herb – but it does have the benefit of treating high blood pressure as well as improving your overall blood flow.

Benefits:

      • Anti Asthma Health Benefits
      • Effective In Treating Glaucoma
      • Weight Loss Benefits
      • Benefits Skins

4. Holy Basil

Holy Basil is a herb that has a plethora of benefits, but in regards to boosting one’s overall mental capacity, it is an excellent ingredient for combating stress. There is a strong correlation with stress and intellect. The more stressful a person feels the lower the cognitive abilities will be.

This is why herbs and ingredients such as holy basil are incredibly beneficial as they help you to combat stress and thus keep your cognitive abilities at a much better level then had you been stressed out.

Benefits:

      • Reduces Stress
      • Relieves Headache
      • Prevents Premature Aging

5. Kava

The Kava plant is a rare plant that has been used worldwide for millennia. There are many benefits of using this roots. Consuming the kava root can assist in combating insomnia as well as anxiety.

As mentioned a few times already a mind that is stressed out drastically effects one’s overall cognitive abilities. In addition, lack of sleep also has an adverse effect on ones overall cognitive functions as well.

Benefits:

      • Assist In Better Sleep
      • Prevent Headaches
      • Reduce Anxiety
      • Prevent Premature Aging

6. Mucuna Pruriens

Research has shown that Mucuna pruriens protects the brain by keeping cognitive, as well as neural functions, in check, even encouraging neural activity. There have been many studies on animals that have shown this to be true. Mucuna has the benefit of fighting the systemic redness in the brain, which is often a factor in brain degradation.

Reduces Stress

Ayurvedic tradition uses Mucuna Pruriens to promote mental health as well as combat stress response positively. There had been a study case which involved 120 men; these men suffered from psychological stress.

Researchers had also concluded that Mucuna Pruriens reactivated the antioxidant defense system. Why this is salient is because it (the antioxidant defense system) is an essential biological mechanism that is extremely necessary for maintaining homeostasis within one’s body.

7. Panax Ginseng

Panax Ginseng may have the potential to improve one’s cognitive performance while engaging in long periods of mental activities. In a clinical trial which involved 30 healthy young adults, researchers had discovered that those men who were given Panax Ginseng were less likely to experience mental fatigue during their test taking when compared to their counterparts who were given placebos.

Furthermore, a 2000 study in Psychopharmacology revealed that by combining Panax Ginseng and Ginkgo Biloba that it could help enhance memory in healthy, middle-aged adults.

8. Rhodiola Rosea

The essential health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea include a plethora of positive effects such as the ability to:

      • boost energy levels
      • boost the immune system
      • relieve and alleviate depression
      • strengthen one’s nervous system
      • improve one’s cognitive function
      • assist in weight loss
      • increase libido

Benefits:

      • Relieves Stress
      • Relieves Depression
      • Boosts Cognition
      • Boosts Energy Levels

9. Valerian

Valerian is a sleep agent that helps to combat insomnia. There are many adverse effects that accompany insomnia.

The many adverse effects of insomnia are:

      • It Causes Car Accidents
      • It Can Dumb You Down (Lower your Intelligence)
      • It can lead to many Other Health Problems
      • It Destroys Your Sex drive

Benefits:

      • Combats Anxiety
      • Combats Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      • Fights Migraines and Headaches
      • Increases Focus

Best For Learning, Memory & Focus

1. Huperzine A

Huperzine A is a substance which is extracted from a plant called “Chinese Club Moss“. Chinese club moss has a long history of being used in reducing inflammation as well as sharpening one’s memory. Huperzine A is also sold as a dietary supplement. Perhaps one of the most beneficial aspects, in regards to elders, is that huperzine A has also been touted as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefits:

Alzheimer’s Disease

Huperzine A seems to have some benefit to people who have Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have discovered that Huperzine A was more effective than placebo in regards to its effects on cognitive function, behavioral disorder, and functional performance.

Memory Enhancement

There have been some studies that have also revealed that Huperzine A has a positive impact on one’s overall memory as well. In a study that was published in the Chinese Journal, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (back in 1999) researchers discovered that Huperzine A helped to improve memory as well as learning in small groups of adolescent students.

The finding had revealed that giving the students Huperzine A instead of a placebo every day for one month had drastically improved their learning as well as their memory.

There is still considerable amount of research that is being done in regards to Huperzine A and how much more it can help in memory enhancement.

2. Celastrus Paniculatus

Celastrus Paniculatus helps to improve memory as well as cognitive functions. Celastrus Paniculatus is beneficial in combating neurological diseases as well as pain disorders which include muscle cramps, backache, sciatica, facial paralysis, and paralysis.

Benefits:

      • Improves Intellect
      • Memory Loss & Dementia
      • Neurodegenerative Diseases
      • Combats Insomnia

3. Uridine Monophosphate

Uridine is a component of RNA, which works with DNA to allow life as we know it to exist. Outside of this most essential and critical role, uridine also has the added benefit of positively affecting many aspects of our cognition and overall health. It is a nootropic, and it works with choline to bolsters one’s memory as well as their learning ability.

Uridine benefits also extend to slowing age-related cognitive decline, as well as related neurological diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefits:

      • Enhances Memory and Learning
      • Strengthens Attention
      • Anxiety and Stress
      • Sleep
      • Mood Enhancer
      • Helps Cognition
      • Protects Cognition Decline
      • Increases Acetylcholine Levels
      • Boosts Dopamine Release

4. Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)

Methylcobalamin is a form of the more common vitamin B12. It differs from normal B12 in that it has an additional methyl group, and contains metal-alkyl bonds.

Methylcobalamin supports nerve function as well as neuron health in the brain and contributes improved signaling in the central nervous system. This is especially true for patients who may suffer from degenerative neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

Benefits:

      • Increased Concentration
      • Mental Energy
      • Support Memory Function

5. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acide)

Vitamin B5 is involved in many different functions of the body. Vitamin B5 helps convert food into energy, and it also helps the body use proteins and fats. Vitamin B5 is essential for the immune, nervous, and gastrointestinal systems.

Benefits:

      • Helps With Immune and Nervous System Function
      • Reduces Stress

6. DHA

Omega-3s offers a plethora of benefits in regards to combating many diseases. Some of the diseases that Omega-3s combats are:

      • Cancer
      • Asthma
      • Depression
      • Cardiovascular disease
      • ADHD
      • Autoimmune diseases

Benefits:

      • Reduced Risk of Dementia
      • Reduction of ADHD Symptoms
      • Depression Treatment

7. Artichoke Extract

Artichoke Extract and forskolin is a common combination which is used in many nootropic stacks. However, it deserves to be mentioned that there is zero clinical data on this being a purported nootropic. This potential health benefit of artichoke extract is by far the weakest.

8. Bacon Monnieri Extract

Bacon Monnieri is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal medicine that has been used by people for thousands of years. Much like many of the Ayurvedic herbal medicines this is an adaptogen which means that it helps the body adapt to stress and stressful situation much easier.

However, in regards to the brain this herb has been shown to positively influence brain cells and in a way that helps brain cells to regenerate much quicker. This is a great ingredient and combatant agent for those who suffer from Alzheimer disease.

Benefits:

      • Combats Anxiety
      • Improves Cognitive Function
      • Combats Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Combats Depression
      • Prevents Cancers and May Treat Cancer
      • Anti-Fungal
      • Combats Irritable Bowel Syndrome

9. Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba offers a wide range of health benefits, including improving one’s cognitive function. Ginkgo Biloba has long been studied for decades in countries like France, Germany, and China. Although Chinese herbal medicine have long used both the dried ginkgo leaf version as well as the seed itself for thousands of years, it has only been today that the focus has been more on clinical studies. Studies have been done to see the effectiveness of Ginkgo Biloba liquid extract that is made from the plant’s dried green leaves.

According to the traditional Chinese Medicine as well as current clinical studies, Ginkgo Biloba is very safe, extremely effective and quite beneficial for the body in numerous ways because it exerts protective effects against mitochondrial damage and oxidative stress. It has been used in much Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat a plethora of medical conditions such as circulatory problems and those related to declining memory.

Benefits:

      • Memory Enhancement
      • Combats Dementia
      • Combats Alzheimer’s Disease
      • Combats Anxiety

10. Taurine

Taurine is a type of amino acid. Taurine is found in many foods as well as energy drinks. There are a host of people who take taurine as a supplement, and there are many researchers who refer this as a “wonder molecule.”

This wonder molecule has been shown to have numerous health benefits, such as lowering the risk of disease and improving sports performance.

Benefits:

      • May Improve Heart Health
      • May Improve Exercise Performance

11. Cognizin Citicoline

Cognizin Citicoline is a potent compound which has been designed to enhance one’s memory and improve one’s overall cognitive functions. In order words, this supplement is much like the pill in Limitless. It will make you think faster, smarter, and it helps to improve your overall brain health.

Benefits:

      • Fuel Mental Processes
      • Enhance Focus
      • Enhance Concentration
      • Support Healthy Memory Function

12. Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane has been used for millennia as a medicinal mushroom, especially among traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom is a nootropic food prevalent in traditional Chinese medicine. A large body of research has focused on this brain-boosting mushroom, and the results have been nothing short of astounding.

There was one study, which was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that listed the many benefits of lion’s mane mushroom. The researchers discovered that this mushroom was an “antibiotic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, anti-fatigue, antihypertensive, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-senescence [anti-aging], cardio-protective, hepato-protective, nephro-protective, and neuro-protector.”

This very much is a panacea ingredient for anyone who is looking to be at their optimal health levels.

Benefits:

      • Enhances Brain Function
      • May Protect Against Cancer
      • Potentially Protect Against Dementia
      • Relieves Mild Levels Of Depression and Anxiety
      • May Speed Up Recovery Time Form Nervous System Injuries

Best For Energy, Motivation & Mood Support (Also Best For Stress, Anxiety & Depression)

1. Theobromine

Theobromine is a psychoactive compound, which has a huge influence on the human brain. Interestingly, some research suggests that the compound may have benefits for mental health.

Benefits:

      • Balances Out Your Mood
      • Cognitive Enhancement
      • Combats Headache

2. Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine complex is a memory-enhancing supplement which also supports the health of the brain as well as assist in improving one’s focus and concentration.

Benefits:

      • May Prevent Alzheimer Disease
      • Aids In Combatting Against Age-Related Cognition
      • Combats Depression
      • Improves Parkinson’s Disease
      • Treats ADHD
      • Boost Athletic Performance

3. Caffeine Anhydrous

Caffeine Anhydrous (meaning “free from water”) is a pure, powdered version of caffeine, which is usually a crystalline-like substance. When you drink coffee or ingest caffeine, what happens is that this ingredient compound hitches a ride and goes straight to your brain via your bloodstream. Once it arrives there, it mimics adenosine (which is a compound that’s present in your body).

Why this is salient is because adenosine works as a depressant making you slow down as well as making you sleepy. Caffeine mimics adenosine so effectively that it’s able to take the place of the real adenosine in your brain and make you more alert.

Benefits:

      • More Motivation
      • More Energy

4. Niacin (as Niacinamide)

Vitamin B3, a.k.a niacin, helps in maintaining proper blood circulation, providing healthy skin condition, enhancing brain function, boosting one’s memory, assisting the digestive tract while absorbing sufficient carbohydrates.

Benefits:

      • Improves Energy
      • Improves Mental Health

5. Acetyl-L-Tyrosine

Acetyl-L-tyrosine is an amino acid that influences adrenaline and dopamine in the brain to reduce stress and mental performance. The primary benefits of N-acetyl-L-tyrosine is centered around your dopamine and adrenaline metabolism. There have been studies that suggest that NALT can increase one’s mood in military personnel who are exposed to stressors like cold and altitude.

Another benefit of NALT is that it is great as a memory protector against stress. There was a study that showed L-tyrosine could increase adrenaline as well as concentrations. Furthermore it could reverse memory loss caused by stress. One of the major benefits of N-acetyl-L-tyrosine is that it is related to handling stress.

Benefits:

      • Increases Mood
      • Reverse Memory Loss
      • Improves Concentration
      • Reduces Stress

6. L-Theanine

L-Theanine is the non-dietary amino acid compound that can be found in tea that helps reduce stress levels and promotes a calm, relaxed state of mind.

Benefits:

      • Helps To Increase The Alpha Brain Waves
      • Reduces Stress
      • Improves Sleep Quality
      • Promotes A Healthy State Of Mind

7. Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)

Getting enough Vitamin D3 is essential for your neurological health (this is something that many people seem to be unaware of) and there is a lot of research that has been building over the last few years showing a strong correlation between Alzheimer’s disease and vitamin D deficiency.

8. PQQ (Pyrroloquinoline quinone)

PQQ prompts CREB (which is a protein that helps to regulate DNA function) as well as gene expression. CREB helps to stimulate new mitochondrial growth. This plays a crucial role in the formation of neural pathways as well as one’s long-term memory. This has made PQQ of particular interest in Alzheimer’s disease research.

9. Acetyl-L-Carnitine

ALCAR assist your cognition in many ways. It Improves one’s memory, their ability to learn, and their thought to process. There have been some users who have experienced heightened levels of attention (an increase in attention span) as well as focus.

There have been many positive results in regards to focusing on sensory perception as well. For example when focusing on the senses of sound and sight. Furthermore, reflexes and reaction times have also been said to improve when taking this supplement.

10. DL-Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid as well as a building block of protein; phenylalanine is later converted into tyrosine, and this helps the brain stay balanced. Phenylalanine deficiencies can affect brain chemicals such as L-dopa, epinephrine and norepinephrine. It also affects the brain’s cognitive functions as well such as the thyroid, mood, concentration, memory, appetite, and behavior.

Benefits:

      • Combat’s Parkinson Disease
      • Combats Depression

11. Alpha-GPC

Alpha GPC is primarily known for its nootropic properties such as boosting one’s memory as well as being neuroprotection.

Benefits:

      • Improves Focus
      • Improves Concentration
      • Enhances Memory
      • Improves Cognitive Function
      • Increases Mental Clarity
      • Reduces Brain Fog
      • Improves Overall Mood Enhancement
      • Combats Alzheimer Disease

Beginner Nootropic Stack

1. L-Theanine + Caffeine

L-Theanine and Caffeine in tea greatly help with meditation. Energy and motivation gained with the coffee can be taken to a higher level by a smoothed over the mental state with L-Theanine and creates an ideal environment for intense focus. You gain a higher level of alertness and concentration of caffeine supplements and none of the stressful anxiety.

Advanced Nootropic Stack

1. Racetams or Noopept + Choline

Combining Noopept and Choline will have many benefits for your memory formation as well as your learning ability. Most people are, and this is not a hyperbolic statement, deficient in brain chemicals like acetylcholine. Acetylcholine helps to create memories as well as assist in learning new things.

Both long and short-term memory is affected by the use of noopept and choline. The two work synergistically to enhance one’s studying as well as their working in a high and fast paced intellectual capacity.

More importantly, for many people is the neuroprotective benefits. Many people who have had neurological trauma can quickly improve their neurological connections as well as prevent neurological degeneration if they take smart drugs.

Best Overall Nootropic Stack Product

1. Mind Lab Pro

The Mind Lab Pro is a supplement that consists of a wide array of nootropics; eleven to be exact. The Mind Lab Pro has been said to have some of the most complex formulas out in the brain supplement market.

In addition to the high caliber formula (which we will discuss a bit further down on in the review), this supplement is entirely caffeine free, has no GMOs, soy-free, gluten-free, allergen-free and most importantly (well, at least to me) it is vegan-friendly.

Benefits:

Mind Lab Pro offers a wide array of benefits for users, and it is not restricted solely to your cognitive abilities. The benefits you can expect from using Mind Lab Pro depends on precisely what you are using these supplements for.

What do we mean? Well, let’s elucidate.

Students

Helps support studying

Retaining information

Processing information

Strengthens the mind against stress (especially for those long dreary nights)

 

Athletes

Promotes optimal brain chemistry

More motivation

More drive

More focus

More willpower

Competition

Supports a calmer state of mind

Sharper mind for strategic maneuvers

Professional (Business- Related)

Improves focus

Helps you to multi-task (multitasking is FEASIBLE)

Helps with problem-solving

Age-related

Combats degenerative brain diseases

Support memory

Helps with your mood

Mental clarity

The ingredients that are used in this supplements, along with what they can do, are:

      • Citicoline – which is perhaps one of the most important, if not the most important, nootropic in this supplements’ formula. The Citicoline optimizes more brain pathways. It has been shown in research study cases to boost neural regeneration, increase one’s attention span (pushing that goldfish standard for attention out of the way), improves one’s focus, improves memory, and enhances brain energy.
      • Phosphatidylserine (PS) – is best known for improving the fluidity and flexibility of brain cell membranes. This nootropic is most advantageous in helping to promote long-term memory.
      • Lion’s Mane Mushroom – stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF). This ingredient promotes brain plasticity, brain regeneration, an increase in memory, balances your mood, and overall optimizes your brain health.
      • Bacopa Monnieri – supports the retention of new information.
      • Suntheanine L-Theanine – this boosts alpha brainwave and as a result, promotes a “wakeful relaxation” mind state
      • Rhodiola Rosea – optimizes mind-body performance
      • N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – combats stress by depleting stress-related neurotransmitters. This ingredient is most beneficial for this who are trying to multitask or work at peak mental performance
      • Maritime Pine Bark Extract – supports a healthy blood flow while simultaneously supplying potent antioxidants
      • Vitamin B6 as BioGenesis – allows for conversion of energy in the brain
      • Vitamin B9 as BioGenesis – important for balancing out your mood
      • Vitamin B12 as BioGenesis – supports brain energy

The Mind Lab Pro will be a bit noticeable on your wallet/ or bank account. The price of this supplement is $195.00. However, and this is important to know before you throw your hands up, you will be provided 3-months supply (3 boxes) plus an additional box which is free of charge.

2. Qualia Mind

Qualia Mind is a brain supplement that helps to promote brain health as well as improve mental performance. The Qualia Mind brain supplement has been designed with the sheer purpose of improving one’s focus, concentration, mental clarity (which we will discuss in a bit in more detail), balancing out a person mood, improving one’s memory, promoting creativity and supporting more energy (drive and motivation).

Benefits:

Individuals who have taken the Qualia Mind Supplement can expect the following benefits:

      • Improved focus
      • Improved concentration
      • The removal of Brain Fog
      • More creative Mind
      • Improved Memory
      • Mental Clarity
      • Mental Stamina
      • A Balanced Mood
      • Better Brain Health
      • Neuro-protection
      • Cerebral Blood Flow
      • Neurogenesis
      • Neuroplasticity
      • Energy & Metabolic Support
      • Cell Membrane Integrity

Qualia has 28 ingredients, which significantly outnumbers many other brain supplements out in the market. The ingredients in Qualia Mind have been updated as well as significantly improved upon.

The ingredients which you can find listed below have all been meticulously researched and chosen to be placed in the Qualia Mind formula to offer you the absolute best in regards to your cognitive enhancement endeavors.

We have taken the liberty to list and explain what is the makeup of these ingredients and what they actually do (sit tight because this is a doozy of a list).

Ingredients:

      • Uridine Monophosphate: aids in supporting short-term and long-term memory, improve one’s memory, and increases attention span.
      • Phosphatidylserine: assist in fighting against mental fatigue, attention deficit, forgetfulness and helps to improve one’s overall memory and concentration.
      • Theobromine: helps to increase focus, attention, and concentration.
      • Pure Energy (Pterostilbene bound to Caffeine): helps to improve your attention as well as assist in improving one’s focus.
      • Vit B1 as Benfotiamine: increases energy, alertness and helps to balance out your mood.
      • Vit B3 as Niacinamide: assist in combating age-related diseases the effect the brain; such as Alzheimer Disease or Dementia.
      • Vit B5 as Calcium Pantothenate: improves one’s memory and their ability to learn.
      • Vit B6 as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P): helps memory formation and improves overall mood.
      • Vit B12 as Methylcobalamin: enhances focus and concentration and improve one’s memory.
      • Vit C as Ascorbic Acid: decrease fatigue and improves mood.
      • Vit D3 as Microencapsulated Cholecalciferol: assist in preventing age-related diseases.
      • BioPQQ: helps to prevent cognitive decline
      • Algal DHA: Improves memory, focus, concentration and balances out mood
      • Bacopa Monnieri: 55% Bacosides: improves memory and helps you develop total recall
      • Mucuna Pruriens: 98% L-Dopa: is a mood enhancer which balances out your mood, give soy more focus and higher motivation.
      • Ginkgo Biloba: 24% glycosides, 6% terpene lactones: delays age-related brain diseases, improves memory focus, attention and has the potential to enhance attention span.
      • Coleus Forskohlii: 20% Forskolin: improves learning, increase memory and enhance your mental stamina.
      • Artichoke Extract: 5% Cynarin: improves memory
      • Rhodiola Rosea: 3% Rosavins, 1% Salidrosides: improves memory and focus
      • Acetyl-L-Carnitine: decrease mental fatigue
      • N-Acetyl Tyrosine: helps to improve memory, attention, enhance focus and improves your learning.
      • DL-Phenylalanine: improves alertness, enhances mood, and improves learning.
      • Taurine: has anxiolytic effects as well as being able to improve memory.
      • L-Theanine: studies have shown the L-Theanine improves memory and increase your landing capabilities.
      • Citicoline (CDP Choline): decreases mental fatigue, combats cognitive declien, enhance memory, focus and concentration.
      • Alpha GPC: helps to stop cognitive decline by improving memory and concentration.
      • Lithium Orotate: this ingredient has the potential to support grey matter nerve cells which can be found in the brain. It also has the added benefit of combating age-related cognitive diseases.
      • Magnesium Threonate: this ingredient has the unique ability to permeate your brain and then enhance the receptors that are involved in your learning process; thus making learning much easier.

Qualia Mind will cost $69 on your first order, and this comes as a discount if your purchase on their website. After your first purchase, the price will increase to $89. The retail price for these pills comes at $99.

These supplements may very well be a bit costly – however, with the amount of capsule you will receive in a bottle (being 154) as well as the swift results you will notice, you will surely be getting your money’s worth.

3. Awaken Gold

The Awaken Gold supplement is a nootropic, i.e., brain supplement, that can be taken to improve ones’ overall mental capacity. Not only does it help to improve your cognitive facilities, but these supplements seem to be multi-faceted; in the sense that they offer many other benefits that are not restricted solely to the health of one’s brain.

The Awaken Gold supplement is also beneficial for ones’ overall physical health as well

as one’s emotional health. Taking these supplements helps to balance out one’s mood

as well as give individuals more energy throughout the day.

Benefits:

The benefits from taking Awaken Gold supplements are:

      • Increase Neuro-plasticity
      • Accelerated Learning
      • Improve Memory (Short and long-term)
      • Enhanced Focused
      • Enhanced Clarity
      • Enhanced Concentration
      • Increased Motivation
      • Increased drive
      • Boosts Vitality
      • Boosts Energy Level
      • Protects the brain from degenerative brain diseases
      • Assist in long-term healthy function

The ingredients in Awaken Gold are:

      • KSM-66 (Ashwagandha Extract) – promotes physical and mental health by reducing the amount of stress and anxiety a person may experience. This particular ingredient host a wide array of benefits that give this supplement the excellent performances it offers.
      • Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl – Phenylethylamine is an ingredient that can be found naturally in the human body. This particular ingredient has been said to be the main ingredient for increasing one’s focus and one’s concentration. And for many…this is the essential ingredient in he Awaken formula.
      • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine – this ingredient is essential for improving one’s mood. This ingredient helps to promote the happy “feel-good” emotions that help to balance you out as well as keep you motivated.
      • CDP Choline (Citicoline) – this ingredient assists in increasing one’s focus, memory, clarity and has the added benefit of helping to boost one’s mood.
      • Phosphatidylserine – there is still ongoing research about this particular ingredient, but it could have the potential to improve one’s memory and total recall. However, it is important to know that no legitimate facts are backing this up. Awaken Alchemy, however, did decide to place this on their website and list it as an ingredient that improves one’s memory.
      • Shilajit – the Shilajit ingredient helps in increasing one's alertness and mental endurance. It does this by enhancing the cellular energy in your brain and body.
      • L-Theanine – the L-Theanine ingredient helps to combat stress and can also reduce the amount of stress you may be feeling. Furthermore, this ingredient also assists in improving one’s cognition and mood.
      • Sulbutiamine – like many of the supplements on this article this ingredient benefits people in many ways. This supplement can improve alertness, energy level, memory and help in balancing out your mood.
      • Noopept – this is perhaps one the most controversial ingredients on the list (if not the only controversial ingredients). This ingredient is BANNED in certain countries. However, the Noopept has the potential to increase and improves one’s memory (potential being the operative word here).
      • PQQ – helps to boost your energy levels naturally.
      • Bioperine – helps to protect the brain for degenerative disease act may arise. It can fight against tumors and cancer cells that may form in the brain.

The Awaken Gold offers four prices to their consumers.

These prices being:

      • A trial-sized bottle (8 to 16 day supply) – $35.00
      • 1 Bottle (1 to 2 month supply) – $99.00
      • 2 Bottle (2 to 4 Month Supply) – $179.00
      • 3 Bottle (3 to 6 Month Supply) – $249.00

You can purchase the Awaken Gold product on their website. Also, you can also purchase their other two supplements as well.

Go Keto – Boost Brain Power with Keto Diet

Definitions may vary, but what all ketogenic diets have in common is that they are deficient in carbohydrate (which is typically around 20 grams per day or less) and relatively high in fat. The goal of the ketogenic diet is to lower one’s blood sugar and insulin levels; when these levels are nice and low, the body naturally turns to the fat stored in your body (instead of sugar) as its primary source of energy.

A majority of ketogenic diets limit protein but only in so far as the body requires. This is because excess protein can raise blood sugar as well as insulin levels to some extent. Body fat can then break down into ketones, which then travels through the bloodstream and is then later burned by various cells throughout the body, including… brain cells.

There are some theories in regards to the altered neurotransmitter levels, changes in electrolyte gradients (lower intracellular sodium and calcium), reduction in markers of inflammation, and improved mitochondrial function.

The KetoGenic Diet and How It Can Effect Your Brain

The consensus is that the brain functions more efficiently and efficiently when a significant portion of its energy comes from ketones, calming overactive and overly-reactive brain cells.

Glucose, the sugar that is in our blood, is usually the brain’s primary energy source. Unlike muscle mass, the human brain cannot convert fat as an energy source.

The brain makes use of ketones. Your liver creates ketones from fatty acids when sugar, as well as insulin levels, are reduced.

The Ketogenic Diet Benefits For The Brain

There is still ONGOING RESEARCH in regards to a ketogenic diet on the brain. However, with that said a ketogenic diet MAY be beneficial in:

Memory: This is not too unusually, but in many older adults they are in great danger of getting Alzheimer’s disease (and this is due in part to a poor diet and not enough mental exercises). It has been shown that one’s memory could improve after a person has adhered to a very-low-carb diet regimen for six weeks was possible.

 

Genetic hyperinsulinism: This condition causes hypoglycemia and this in turns causes mental retardation. Genetic hyperinsulinism has been treated by transitioning to a ketogenic diet regimen.

Parkinson’s illness: In a research study, four out of 7 people who had Parkinson’s disease that went on a four-week ketogenic diet experienced a 43 % improvement in their symptoms.

Bottom Line: There are many more benefits that one can gain from going on a low-carb ketogenic diet regimen.

Other Benefits:

The benefits of the ketogenic diet are apparent when we look through the research. Restricting carbs can help a wide range of conditions, including:

      • Epilepsy
      • Type 2 Diabetes
      • Type 1 Diabetes
      • High Blood Pressure
      • Alzheimer’s disease
      • Parkinson’s disease
      • Chronic Inflammation
      • High Blood Sugar Levels
      • Obesity
      • Heart Disease
      • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      • Fatty Liver Disease
      • Cancer
      • Migraines

Final Thoughts

The ability to think is something that needs to be cultivated and then nurtured. There are several ways to improve one’s overall cognitive abilities, and we ahem mentioned quite a few ideas in this whole review, but he highly recommended tax you give some of these supplements and nootropics a try as they will have monumental effects on your overall critical thinking.

 

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