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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.

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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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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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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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