Post 213 Nootropics– “Smart” Compounds, Herbs, Amino Acids

Post 213 

Nootropics

“Smart” Compounds, Herbs, and Amino Acids

*Check back in the future to review this Post for dosages recommended for each Nootropic

 
If Kratom was to experience a shortage, these are more than helpful. Here is our new list of the Nootropics we keep in stock–
 
Phenibut— pills and powder form;
Anti-anxiety, insomnia, depression, relaxes to reduce pain (helps to reduce kratom dosage)
 
Piracetam
Improves cognition and memory, increases communication between the left and right side of the brain
 
Aniracetam
Memory, concentration, mental alertness, used also for Alzheimer’s, great with Lithium Orotate for students
 
Adrafinil
Alertness, wakefulness, attention, mood, very good for elderly people who are struggling with interest and energy in daily life
 
Noopept–
Popular for the young and old, a potent nootropic to reduce cognitive decline, also excellent with Lithium Orotate
 
Huperzine-A
Memory, learning enhancement, alertness, energy, Alzheimer’s, age-related memory impairment. Used for Myasthenia Gravis and known to protect against nerve damaging agents such as nerve gas and environmental nerve toxins. Helps recovery from traumatic brain injuries. Main compound in Club Moss
 
Vinpocetine--
Used for preventing and reducing the rate and risk of disability and death from ischemic stroke which prevents blood flow in the brain. Vinpocetine has been found to increase the brain’s blood flow and oxygen,while it can further help to reduce inflammation in the brain. Vinpocetine is found in the herb Periwinkle.
 
ALSO DON’T FORGET HERBAL NOOTROPICS– AN IMPRESSIVE OPTION–
 
Lion’s Mane
A medicinal mushroom which has been proven by researchers to repair nerve damage and improve memory and mental cognitive function
 
Ginkgo Biloba
An herb that improves memory and cognitive function. It also thins the blood, helps to support hearing and eye function
 
Club Moss--
The natural source of Hyperzine-A (see above)
 
Tyrosine
An amino acid used for depression, fatigue, apathy, necessary in order to produce dopamine and epinephrine, neurotransmitters important to mood and depression. Prevents cognitive decline
 
Rhodiola
Brain fog, concentration, depression, fatigue from stress, enhances mental performance, decreases the cortisol response to stress.
 
Bacopa
(Tea Brahmi)– Enhances brain function, memory, mood, and cognitive function. Used for depression and anxiety. Helps to reduce cognitive decline in older adults.
 
Citicoline and Alpha GPC– How your brain gets choline
Choline is critical to brain function. It is also the vehicle that many nootropics need to work the most effectively. Even taking these products 2-3 times a week is a good idea. Eating lecithin, even though it is a choline source, will not supply the choline needed by the brain. To get critical choline to the brain, it must be broken down in these two forms– Alpha GPC and Citicoline. Alpha GPC works fast to help deliver choline to the brain while it increases the production of acetylcholine along with cell membrane phospholipids. It’s now believed that the compound may also increase the release of dopamine and calcium. Citicoline enhances circulation to the brain and improves its neuroplasticity which helps the brain to recover and reconstruction. It can improve motor speed in the elderly and increase attention span in children and young adults, especially for ADD and ADHD patients. These two important nootropics can significantly improve attention span resulting in better test scores and less mistakes for students.
 
Acetyl-l-carnitine
An important neurotransmitter for memory, learning, and cognition. By increasing the production of acetylcholine, acetyl-l-carnitine can improve clarity, focus, alertness, and memory. This can be very helpful in cases of Alzheimer’s as it can increase performance with mental tasks. Important to alcoholics in recovery to improve their cognitive functions or various degenerative brain issues.
 
L-theanine
A compound found primarily in green, white, and black (somewhat less) teas. Promotes a better mental frame of mind, increases concentration, alertness, and attention. Long term uses support a calming focus similar to meditation. Increases levels of dopamine, serotonin, and GABA. L-theanine, buffers the negative effects of caffeine by improving both speed and accuracy on cognitively demanding tasks. Can help to direct attention with less distraction making memory requiring tasks easier. Protects against neurodegeneration (brain), helping to prevent the loss of function of the neurons. This amino acid is a natural anti-depressant which also can reduce anxiety.
 
Tryptophan
Another beneficial amino acid that is important to the production of serotonin to improve mood. Improves memory, mood, attention span, focus, and cognition. Can be very helpful for those with ADHD and ADD
 
Silkworm Protein (silk protein hydroylsate complex)--
Reduces clusters of amyloid plaque in the brain, the primary contributor to memory loss in Alzheimer’s patient. It increases the glucose uptake to the brain which is nutrition for cognitive function. Beneficial for cognition, energy, memory, learning, and short term memory. Just as nootropics are “smart drugs”, this is a “smart protein”.
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