A GUIDE TO NOOTROPICS
WHAT ARE NOOTROPICS?
Nootropics aren’t new. The term itself has been around since 1972, in reference to the Greek words ‘nous’, which means mind, and ‘trepein’, which means bend. Nootropics are most commonly known now as ‘smart drugs’, but you may also see them referred to as cognitive enhancers or intelligence boosters. These supplements are able to help improve cognitive function, memory and concentration, as well as help improve long term brain health.
HOW DO NOOTROPICS WORK?Most nootropics work by affecting neurotransmitters in your brain like acetylcholine, glutamate, serotonin and dopamine. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that act as information messengers between your brain’s nerve cells, which are called neurons. It is neurotransmitters that give the signals to your brain to tell your heart to beat, and your lungs to breathe, but they also play a crucial role in your cognitive function too.By altering these neurotransmitters, nootropics can be used to your advantage by improving the way that your brain functions. Some nootropics also act as vasodilators, which work by boosting the flow of blood and oxygen to your brain, and others by stimulating nerve growth in the brain. But all of them have the same cognitive-enhancing effect.
ARE NOOTROPICS SAFE?
Nootropics are non-toxic and side effects are extremely rare. They are suitable for everyday use over an extended period of time, and, despite being labeled smart ‘drugs’, they are perfectly safe and legal to take.
THE BENEFITS OF NOOTROPICS
There have been countless studies proving the cognitive-enhancing effects that nootropics can have, which has led to nootropics being used for many years by doctors to help treat various conditions relating to the brain such as Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s and ADHD.
When you consider what these kind of drugs are capable of, it becomes obvious why they are used for such diseases.
But those who aren’t suffering from these conditions can still take the drugs and achieve positive enhancements such as better coordination, mood enhancement, increased learning and memory abilities, reduced symptoms of depression and stress, and increased attention and motivation.
Everyone’s brain chemistry is different, so not everyone will experience the same effects with the same dosage, but the most important thing to realise is that this is not some “pie in the sky” idea. Nootropics do work and can give you a huge number of benefits.
WHAT ARE NOOTROPICS MADE FROM?
Nootropics are readily available online in both powder and pill form. Some are chemically-made, and others – like NooCube – are made with natural substances. Natural or herbal nootropics are any kind of plant derived or plant based compounds that have been shown to enhance cognitive ability and health.
Some of the best herbal nootropics are Alpha GPC, Bacopa Monnieri, L-Theanine & L-Tyrosine, Huperzine A., and Cat’s Claw – of which you will find in NooCube. Herbal nootropics are just as effective as their synthetic cousins and you can even stack several of them to boost your results.
STARTING OUT WITH NOOTROPICS
As we mentioned above, everyone’s neurochemistry is different, so the effect nootropics have will differ from person to person. This is why, when taking nootropics for the first time we advise you start out slowly so you can gage their effect on you. Just a couple of pills should be all you need initially, you can then alter your dosage until you are experiencing the desired effects.
It is very unlikely you will experience any side effects when taking NooCube – or any other nootropic, but if you do, you should reduce your dosage immediately. If you continue to suffer side effects, you should consult your doctor.
MAKING THE MOST OF NOOCUBE
It’s worth remembering that whilst nootropics are great for cognitive enhancement, their effects can be further enhanced if you do some of the work yourself. If you’ve decided to purchase NooCube, there are some very easy ways you can make it work to its maximum effect.
1. GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Sleep is extremely important while taking NooCube. Your mind will be focused like never before when you’re awake so allowing your body time to recover and prepare for the next day is essential. Lucid dreaming can occur when taking nootropics, which can be fun, but try to get a decent 6 or 7 hours at least.
2. LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Keeping yourself in good shape is essential in any case but your motto should be “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”. The bonus is that when taking a nootropic like NooCube, you will find it much easier to focus when you exercise, giving you much better results.
3. CHECK YOUR EATING HABITS
Feed your body and your brain with the right nutrients to get the best effect. The old saying “Fish is good for the brain” is 100% accurate. Salmon in particular, contains a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. Fruit and vegetables should also contribute a major part of your daily diet. Processed and fast food should be avoided. Also, make sure you’re getting plenty of liquid, with water being the primary choice. If you fancy a hot beverage, green tea is recommended.
4. USE YOUR NEW ABILITIES TO THE MAX
Read books and fill your brain with knowledge. Try tests you’ve not been able to solve before, and things you’ve always found challenging. Test the effect of NooCube to the full and get the maximum benefit out of it.
5. ENJOY YOUR NEW WORLD
Don’t expect to be a finalist on Mastermind right away. That’s not to say you won’t see some incredible effects – you will. With NooCube, you’ll find that you are able to focus and retain information like never before. Your memory retention and intelligence levels will increase, and you will see the world in a new light. Enjoy it!