Aniracetam: A Review

Aniracetam is a racetam that is believed to be therapeutically useful for enhancing cognition, alleviating anxiety, and treating various neurodegenerative conditions with minor side effects and virtual lack of toxicity . Physiologically, aniracetam enhances both glutamatergic neurotransmission and long-term potentiation , even though its exact method of action is not yet well understood. While previous […]

Selank: A Review

Selank is a neuropeptide with pronounced anxiolytic and —in a lesser extent— nootropic effects. The drug has been developed by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and its benefits have already been proven in humans. Selank modulates the expression and balance of Interleukin-6 and T helper cell cytokines, which play […]

Phenibut: A Review

Phenibut: A Review Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant and derivative of the naturally occurring inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, and it is well-known in the nootropic community for its anxiolytic and cognitive enhancing effects. While Phenibut has been widely researched in Russia —where is available by prescription to relieve tension, anxiety, and fear, to improve […]

Are Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Geniuses Taking Intelligence Enhancing Drugs?

Leading nootropics research group Brain Enhancement Advisor reveals the top selling brainpower optimizing “smart pills” some of the brightest tech industry leaders use to stay ahead in an industry that constantly requires sharp focus and quick decision making – and a cutthroat competitiveness that drives over-achievers to look for any edge possible including using breakthrough […]

AddieUP vs. Lumonol: Stimulant or Nootropic?

While under first impressions, you might think that there are a lot of similarities between AddieUP and Lumonol, the two are actually quite different – from philosophy, to the type of people they were made for, to the very class of ingredients included in their formulas.Everything you may have thought about the two companies quickly […]

5 foods in my kitchen pantry that are brain boosting nootropics

1.Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pecans. Eating nuts (hence, consuming the antioxidant vitamins E) is strongly correlated with longevity and cognitive health . Regular nut consumption, as growing evidence indicates, could be used as an adjunctive therapeutic strategy in the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, by forestalling or reversing its effects. Nevertheless, nuts are high in […]

Caffeine: When is Too Much?

Cognitive performance is extensively perceived to be enhanced by caffeine intake and, more recently, a widespread support of its health benefits has been assuredly established: antioxidants, anti-stress agent, parkinson’s disease prevention, liver protection, mood enhancer, and a safe nootropic . However, how much is too much? Up to 400 mg of caffeine per day (around […]

Does brain training really work? Greater expectations require greater evidence

“Smarter, sharper, and brighter” is what websites like promise about the effectiveness of their computer-based brain-training programs, which potential for low-cost and reliable measurement of performance has attracted more than 50 million of users. Independent studies on brain-training services provide (at best) equivocal support for their effectiveness . Before analyzing any of this evidence […]

Is Marihuana a Nootropic?

It is not surprising that some nootropic users are also interested in marijuana use. Marijuana contains cannabinoids, which are actually substances that are naturally produced by the human body through the neurotransmitter anandamide, compound that stimulates the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex: psychologically speaking, executive control, emotions regulation, and high cognitive functions. Unfortunately, most of […]

Using Supplements for Greater Mental Focus

There is so much going on in everyone’s life today that it is so easy for you to lose focus at any. When you find yourself running around from place to place all day long between home, work, and other outside activities, it can be very easy for you to lose focus on just about […]