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Exactly What are Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancers?

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Here at Janetfitness we really love the idea of nootropics. We live in a world full of all freelancers, or bloggers if you will, and we’ve realized that having the mind functioning at 120% is alpha-omega in this business. And reall, any businesses.

When we first launched this section of our site, we realized that these so-called brain drugs was something we would like to focus on.

Nootropics are natural booster for your cognition, memory, focus and mind. Most people in modern society has come to realize that you will have to take some supplements (could be vitamins, proteins, minerals .. you name it) to get the body to function at optimum rate.

The brain is no different. Like your body, your mind also needs a boost.

Our buyer’s guide

Before we started, we already knew that there was a big difference between the various providers — like with anything else in life. No two stacks are created equal — some are great, while others simply doesn’t do what they say on the tin.

At this site, we will feature the best supplements for your mind — tested and trialed by our own team. We want to give you — no matter your experience in this exciting field — the best reviews, so that you end up with the best value for your money, and the supplement that fits you.

How to get started?

All though it is possible to make these supplements yourself, something we’ll get back to later in another blog post, it will for most people be better to buy a stack.

What are nootropics?

We briefly touched upon it above, but now we’ll take a deeper dive into the world of how you can naturally boost your mind.

The simple answer is that nootropics are supplements which will help you boost the cognitive performance of your brain. This will help you feel more awake and present, increase your memory and cognition and also help you remain focused.

If you’re feeling drained, feeling it’s hard to keep focus, your mind is drifting off — and you know that “you’re better than that”, well … then this is for you.

I wish all people who feel that way could experience my first aha moment when trying nootropics.

I won’t say I couldn’t be a successful entrepreneur and family man, with time to hit the gym, if I didn’t take nootropics — I’m saying it would be a lot harder.

Photo:digitalbob8, Flickr.com
Photo:digitalbob8, Flickr.com

Before you think I’m crazy:

The effect of nootropics on your brain has been confirmed in a number of clinical studies. This is a science where things are happening in front of our eyes. I’m sure, in the years to come, we will see even more research confirming the benefits of the right supplements.

How does nootropics work?

This isn’t a new idea — not at all. Several cultures have used herbal extracts and other remedies to boost their performance.

Even though the idea of mind enhancing drugs is as old as the modern man, the word nootropics was first introduces about 40 years ago.

In 1972 Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, a Romanian doctor, named it Nootropics. This is a concatenation of nous and trepein. In latin, the language of medicine and science, nous means mind while trepein means to bend.

This name suites it very well. Nootropics will bend the mind and what it can do.

The reason why it works so well, is because you’re feeding the brain neurochemicals (enzymes, hormones, and neurotransmitters) — chemicals which are present in the brain already, in a smaller amount.

Natural and safe — with no side-effects

Nootropics are 100% natural and safe. There are no side-effects, and several clinical studies have confirmed this. Many people have been taking nootropics for years, with no detrimental effects.

Good and bad nootropics — how can you differentiate them?

When we test nootropics here at our site, there’s a number of things we’re looking at. Some of those are:

  • Safety — it must be safe to use, with little or no side-effects.
  • It must enhance the cognitive ability of the brain
  • It must help your focus, concentration, memory and ability to learn
  • It must enhance the cortical and subcortical mechanisms inside the brain.

Read our reviews of specific supplements

In the list below, we’ve included our reviews of specific:

Opening photo by: Pietro Zanarini, CC

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