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There are several groups of nootropic supplements. The intent of this list is to provide a big picture of the different types of nootropic supplements across their various categories.  Some newer research nootropics are not on this list due to their limited availability and lack of research.

1. Adaptogen List

Adaptogens are a list of herbs that may help with the body’s

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Along with other nootropic and smart drug substances, armodafinil is an excellent example of an effective chemical which benefits your brain in the terms of cognitive function and memory. If you wish to start an armodafinil nootropic treatment and yet you want to be aware of potential side effects of this substance, then you are on the right spot. This

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So you are overcome with a wealth of information and are deciding which of the many nootropic stacks to use. Some people find it overwhelming between looking through all of the nootropics with little direction on how to formulate a stack suited to their needs. If you have trouble understanding which nootropics to choose or how to stack, this update

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Rhodiola rosea is plant member of the Crassulaceae family that grows mostly in cold northern regions of the world in the continents of Asia, Europe, and North America. Referred to variously as Arctic root, golden root, Aaron’s rod, and rose root, this plant has long been part of ancient human medical practices, even being referenced by Dioscorides, a noted Roman physician

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Well, it is yet another year and another new list of the top nootropics has been released, the top nootropics in 2017. This list has been carefully created by Peak Nootropics staff based on the data from our top selling products as well as from external trends we have observed. Like in previous years, efficacy, tolerability and price are the

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CDP-Choline, aka Citicoline

Citicoline, officially named Cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-Choline) or cytidine 5′-diphosphocholine occurs naturally in the brain and is available OTC in over 70 countries under names such as Ceraxon, Cognizin, NeurAxon, Somazina, and Synapsine. Citicoline is a popular “choline” supplement for use in racetam stacks.

Basics of Citicoline

Among choline sources, Citicoline is unique, for

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Alpha GPC (Alpha-glycerophosphocholine) doses as high as 1000 mg three times daily have been used in some studies, but other studies report significant effects in volunteers at dosages as low as 600 mg once daily, at least in terms of boosting growth hormone (GH) [7]. As a nootropic, the general recommended dosage is 100-500 mg one to two times

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L-Theanine   [1]. an amino acid and focusing agent found in green tea and guayusa, taken alone is slightly sedating. The addition of caffeine helps to balance if out via caffeine l-theanine synergy. Though related both chemically and structurally to GABA, it’s analytical signature is far richer and more diverse pharmacologically speaking. In certain brain regions, it

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Both noopept and piracetam modulate acetylcholine and glutamate (AMPA) function. These may underlie most of the cognitive enhancing effects seen with both substances.

Both increase sensitivity to Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) [2]. Noopept actually increases NGF levels, and NGF has long been linked to healthy brain function and repair.

Both may help mitochondrial function; piracetam by modulating amyloidal toxicity and

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Nefiracetam is relatively a new member of the Racetam family of nootropics, which is used for boosting the brain power. This substance increases the activity in certain parts of the brain and brings the desired cognitive function to individuals who wish to enhance their memory capability. Since Nefiracetam is still new, its market availability is still poor, which presents it

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