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The amino acid l-theanine is one of the most versatile of all the naturally sourced nootropics. Sourced from Camellia sinensis (tea leaves) it is most apparent in green tea. L-theanine is also present in much smaller doses in black tea and can also be found in guayusa. L-theanine is considered calming but is not actually sedative. L-theanine is not an

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If you’re interested in trying nootropics, you might have been told to start with the racetam family. In this article we will be doing a compare and contrast of some of the most popular and well-known racetams. The oldest and most tested, tried and true of all nootropics are the racetam family. Racetams are distinguished by their pyrolllidine backbone or

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Adrafinil is an awakeness enhancer that was originally designed as a prescription medicine for narcoleptics. It became replaced by modafinil. Both adrafinil and modafinil are excellent for alertness and vigilance, but also have several side benefits. Adrafinil, by the way, metabolizes into modafinil through liver-pass metabolism. Modafinil was developed by French manufacturers of pharmaceuticals Cephalon. When it was found

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The controversial Russian nootropic phenibut is becoming more widely known and used but is it safe? This is more of an open-ended question as it primarily depends on the purpose and the manner they are using it. Phenibut’s controversy extends beyond its safety, there are those who argue it isn’t actually a nootropic at all. In actuality, the nootropic range

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Agmatine is an amino acid supplement and neuromodulator that is sometimes classified as a neurotransmitter as well. It functions as a nootropic as well as a longevity supplement, especially for the brain. Agmatine is closely connected to the amino acid l-arginine and, like most nootropics, is considered highly non-toxic. That said, due to insufficient toxicology studies it is recommended

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Mood has a great deal to do with cognition and memory and both memory and mood are both tied closely to the monoaminergic system. This includes the monoaminergic (or catecholamine) neurotransmitters. Monoamines help to transmit neuronal transmisions in the nervous system and are a vital part of the brain’s metabolism as well as being intricately linked to various emotional states.

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Nootropics and Addiction

Nootropics were initially developed as safe and effective neuroprotectants and cognitive enhancers, but with the continued research into these drugs multiple other potential benefits have been discovered. From effectiveness at battling depression, assistance in working out, improved sports and athletic prowess as well as recovering from and repairing damage from addiction and drug abuse. In some cases, of

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Mood disturbances, depression and anxiety are a prevalent problem in our society. For many, these conditions may feel limiting and in fact there are actually demonstrable issues with cognition, confidence and other factors that anxiety and depression will definitely contribute to. Some estimate that around 10% of the population have some mild to moderate mood disturbances. For those with severe

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Who couldn’t use a bit more energy? Many people would agree that increased stamina, endurance and energy is the second best thing to having more hours in the day but stimulants, even ones as mild as caffeine found in coffee or energy drinks can have a negative effect on stress. Many stimulants will activate a fight or flight response, especially

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The following is a portion of an article by Philip Fairbanks, the author of most of our articles.

Nashville’s WKRN news team may be sticking their foot in their mouth after copying factually incorrect information from a group that acts as a front for Scientology. Narconon, not to be confused with the legitimate and well-respected self-help organization NarcAnon, was the source

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