You are what you eat, is a very old saying, but in the case of the brain what it is made of and the quality of what you eat are very closely tied. The brain is the body’s control center and as such is one of the most energy demanding of all organs and systems. The gray matter in the> View article
The brain is the central processing unit for the entire body as well as the seat of consciousness. As such, it is an incredibly sophisticated organ that manages to translate electrical impulses and chemical reactions into the vast array of human experience, behavior and cognition. The brain contains literally billions of neurons, or “brain cells.” Neurons communicate with each other> View article
The process of turning food into energy is vital to survival. Metabolism, therefore, is one of the most basic and important functions. The brain, by the way, is the central processing unit for the entire body. As a result, it is one of the most energy demanding of all physical systems.
During the process of extracting energy via ATP through metabolism> View article
Uridine is classified as a pseudovitamin and nootropic that stacks well with choline or fish oil, (especially DHA) for improved cognition. Uridine is also used as a substrate from which cytidine is synthesized. Cytidine is related to cytidisine phosphocoline (citicoline or CDP choline).
Supplementation of uridine seems to be in the 500-1,000mg range, with the lone human study using the higher> View article
Probably the most well-known type of nootropics are the cholinergic supplements, especially the racetam family. Cholinergics aren’t the only class of mechanism of action for nootropics by a long shot. Most always, nootropics affect the functioning of one or more neurotransmitter systems or specific subreceptors. AMPAkines are in some cases some of the most potent of all the different > View article
Did you know that one of the most neurotoxic and potentially lethal chemicals are released as a result of stress? The hormone cortisol is related to chronic stress and can have a very negative affect on your physiological, emotional and cognitive functioning. Stress affects all your major systems and can even alter thyroid and adrenal gland activities which can lead> View article
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> View article
One of the most well known and loved of all the classes and categories of nootropics is of course the racetam family of cholinergics. This is at least in part due to the fact that the racetams (especially the three classic racetams, piracetam, aniracetam and oxiracetam) are some of the safest and most widely studied of all the true nootropics.> View article
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> View article
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> View article
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