Nootropics are substances that stimulate brain power. They improve memory and learning, help the brain to function properly in stressful situations and protect this important organ from disease.
Also known as Asian ginseng, it improves memory, concentration and has mood-boosting effects. It also helps relieve anxiety, and is one of the most sought-after herbs in the world for a reason. The Greek word for ‘panax’ means ‘all healer’. It is rich in antioxidants and stimulates energy production.
A favourite herb in Ayurveda, it is an adaptogen, i.e. it helps the body to adapt to stress. Research shows that it has a great effect on both short and long-term memory, reduces anxiety, increases concentration and generally stimulates cognitive abilities. It is fat soluble, so best consumed with a little coconut oil. The effects are not immediate but can be felt after about four weeks of continuous use.
Increases serotonin levels in the brain , and is a powerful memory stimulant and helps reduce reaction time. It is also popular in treating fatigue, improving mood, stimulating, reducing headaches, irritability and mental fatigue.
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, it is highly effective in stimulating cognitive function and reducing anxiety. It stimulates blood flow to the brain, naturally increases dopamine levels, enhances alertness and helps concentration. It is also a powerful antioxidant and research has shown that it helps reduce the risk of developing dementia and chronic brain diseases.