Although Nootropics can be traced back thousands of years, they have become a recently popular phenomenon in our current culture. Celebrities like Joe Rogan have blazed a trail in getting “Smart Drugs” once again into the mainstream. This popularity isn’t based on a fluke like so many other fads however. Nootropics actually have a basis in science and numerous studies have been done to test their effects. While we are going to go over a couple of these tests, it can be useful to check out sites like smartdrugsguide.com for in-depth reviews and advice.
A Nootropic herb that has become popular once again (it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries) is Bacopa Monnieri. Bacopa Monnieri has undergone multiple studies and has been proven to help enhance cognition by reducing anxiety. It also has been shown to have a significant effect on the memory of the elderly – and can also improve the memory of younger adults (though that has yet to be entirely proven). It facilitates the growth of nerve endings, which in turn works to enhance communication throughout your nervous system -ultimately improving the communication ability of your neurons.
Beta-Alanine is another nootropic quickly gaining in popularity. It is used to assist in the gaining of lean mass and may also work to help the production of antioxidants and anti-aging compounds. There have been hundreds of anecdotal cases of weight lifters claiming to gain enhanced performance in the number of reps they are capable of performing while taking Beta-Alanine. There have been scientific studies on this nootropic as well, and it is proven to enhance one’s athletic ability.
There are dozens more Nootropics with just as many different claims towards improving your overall body and brain function. Though many lack the scientific research to support them – this isn’t due to their lack of ability to help you. Rather the phenomenon is so new in popularity science is still playing catch-up.