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The popularity of and interest in nootropics has continued to grow in the past years, but one of the first things any newbie to the field should concern themselves with is safety. It is often pointed out that nootropics are, like vitamins, beneficial to the brain and generally considered safe and side effect free. This is, for the most part

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So you want to be a bio-hacker? Well, one of the most basic things to be familiar with is acetylcholine, the learning and memory neurotransmitter. Many of the most well known nootropics are in the cholinergic class, but cholinergics are dependent on choline uptake. Memory storage and consolidation

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So, you’re exercising regularly, maintaining proper nutrition through healthy eating, maybe even a pre-workout or other supplement formula in the mix, but you’re still just not seeing the gains you’re looking for. There’s a possibility that the secret could lie in the Adrenal System. It’s possible that stress and other factors could be blocking your progress.

Stress kills, they say, but

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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

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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

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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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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