4 Natural Nootropic Supplements To Be Aware Of

Nootropics

Nootropics are a class of smart drugs that have the ability to help enhance your overall mental health. You may experience improved memory, focus, motivation, and a better mood. These supplements work by targeting the required regions of the brain and work on them to improve overall brain function.

You can use these 4 well known nootropic supplements to help improve the functioning of your brain. As with all supplementation though, be sure to research thoroughly and consult a doctor before starting an actual regimen.

L-Theanine

This ingredient has received the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status from the FDA. Theanine has the ability to affect the level of some neuro-transmitters which in turn may help to prevent the onset of stroke. This ingredient may also prevent the beta-amyloid induced dysfunction of the brain. Children suffering from ADHD may experience better sleep with the use of L-Theanine. When consumed with caffeine, L-Theanine can improve your alertness and focus while reducing the common jittery feeling that high amounts of caffeine alone may produce.

Creatine

Creatine (especially creatine monohydrate) is most often associated with bodybuilding, but many lose sight of the fact that it serves as a very good nootropic in that it offers neuroprotective properties. Creatine supplementation is often supported heavily by the vegetarian community as well as creatine is mostly found in meat…with the absence of meat in a diet, supplementation often is necessary. 5 grams taken every day, consistently is the best protocol for this supplement.

Passionflower

The part of the passionflower that grows above the ground is often used for/in nootropic supplementation. It has the unique ability to help reduce anxiety. Small scientific studies have been able to prove the anti-anxiety effects of the passionflower but large scale studies are yet to be done to confirm it. This particular compound may also help to treat neuralgia (sharp pain in the path of a nerve) and insomnia. People suffering from withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines or opiates can also use passionflower to help them deal with the side effects.

DHA

Is an Omega3 fatty acid. It is found in seaweed and fish. DHA has been shown to sharpen memory and reduce depression. DHA cannot cure depression or any other psychiatric disorder but it may reduce the risk or progression of such mental troubles. In infants, DHA has been known to improve cognitive developments considerably. The results have not been proven to be the same in children, adults and the elderly, but it may help the prevention and risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


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