Nootropics Category

Smart drugs and nootropics can prove to be incredibly useful for people who require the use of their cognitive abilities in their work, hobbies, life, or sports.

Why? Because they are simply; cognitive enhancers.

Nootropics are like any supplement or medication, but with the goal of boosting brain function. They can improve your focus and attention, memory and learning, and even trigger growth of new neurons and nerve growth factors. You might be wondering where these nootropics came from, so allow me to explain a bit of their history.

In 1964, one Romanian Chemist by the name of Dr. Corneliu Giurgea, was on task to create medication that would improve cognitive functions.

He had five factors that needed to be met:

  • The compound had to enhance memory and learning functions.
  • The drug needed to be neuroprotective against physical stress and trauma.
  • It would protect the brain against neurotoxins that would cause oxidative damage.
  • It would stimulate the various cerebral cortext mechanisms for better focus and attention.
  • And lastly, the compound needed to be virtually side-effect free and non-toxic.

Giurgea managed to fulfill his task when he synthesized Piracetam, aka the first ever nootropic, which triggered a whole new area of supplements and medication for the mind...

Also, If you are looking for a natural nootropic, I would recommend Cortigon.

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Noopept: Review on Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Noopept: The proline molecule N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, commonly known as Noopept, is a modified version of the original racetam smart drug; Piracetam. Specifically, Noopept is a peptide analog of Piracetam. Noopept was created in Russia in 1996, where its…

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Aniracetam: Review on Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Aniracetam: Sold by the brand names Ampamet, Memodrin, Referan, and Draganon, Aniracetam is a nootropic smart drug from the racetam class, first synthesized in the 70’s. It’s called “the big brother of Piracetam”, and this is because…

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Oxiracetam: Review on Dosage, Benefits, & Side Effects

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Oxiracetam: Sold by the brand names Neuracetam and Neuromed, Oxiracetam was one of the three first racetams nootropics to be synthesized (the first one being Piracetam, followed quickly by Aniracetam and then Oxiracetam). Oxiracetam is structurally almost…

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Piracetam: Review of the Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Piracetam: Sold with brand names Nootropil, Memotopril, and Nootropyl, Piracetam was the first ever created nootropic compound. It can be obtained without prescription in US, but many European countries require one to be able to purchase it. Piracetam was first…

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Phenylpiracetam: Review of Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Phenylpiracetam: Sold by the brand names Phenotropil and Carphedon, Phenylpiracetam is a racetam structure nootropic smart drug. It was created by simply adding a phenyl group to the standard pyridione skeleton of Piracetam (which is seen as…

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Nefiracetam: Review on Side Effects, Benefits, & Dosage

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Nefiracetam: Sold by the brand names Motiva and Translon, Nefiracetam is a nootropic from the racetam class that was created for the purposes of cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection. Nefiracetam was synthesized by Japan’s 2nd largest pharmaceutical company; Daiichi Sankyo,…

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Pramiracetam: Review of Dosage, Side Effects, & Benefits

19/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Pramiracetam: Sold by the brand name Pramistar in Eastern Europe, Pramiracetam is a nootropic smart drug from the racetam class. It was originally synthesized from the most basic racetam and first of its kind; Piracetam, by…

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Modafinil: is it Really The “Real Life NZT-48” from Limitless?

18/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Modafinil: Commonly sold by the brand names Provigil, Modalert, Alertec, and Modvigil – Modafinil is a drug that increases wakefulness and alertness, while also improving memory, learning, and overall cognitive abilities. It was originally designed for the…

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Coluracetam: Review of the Benefits, Dosage, & Side Effects

18/01/2017

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Mon 24 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What is Coluracetam: Known also as MKC-231, Coluracetam is a nootropic smart drug from the racetam family. Although it has the same pyridione skeleton structure, it seems to have somewhat different effects than what are seen with its predecessors.…

5 Smart Supplements to Improve your Memory & Learning

19/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Gerardo Sison, PharmD There’s endless sources of information about supplements for bodybuilding, overall health, and various ailments, but one thing that doesn’t get the attention it deserves are supplements for the brain… …Otherwise known as nootropics. Some of these nootropics have been…

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5 Nootropic Supplements for Improved Focus and Attention

14/09/2016

The term nootropic was coined in the 70’s by Dr. Corneliu. E. Giurgea, to describe a class of cognitive enhancing compounds called racetams, he and his team of chemists had been synthesizing since the 60’s. The term would be used to describe any compound – natural or synthetic – that would posses cognitive enhancing abilities…

The Definitive Guide to Brain Fog: Causes, Signs, & Symptoms

11/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD What exactly is brain fog? “clouding of consciousness” – as it’s medically called – is a condition where a person feels a mental decline or inability to think properly, as explained by a “foggy” feeling inside the head. Some people…

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What Exactly are Nootropics? Guide on Benefits, Side Effects, & Research

08/09/2016

By Ali Kuoppala | Last reviewed Tue 25 September 2018 Medical Review by Dr. Stefano Pizzo, MD For several years, startups, CEOs, authors, students, and entrepreneurs used smart drugs and nootropics in silence. But ever after the release of the movie “Limitless” in 2011, more and more people have caught interest in cognitive enhancing medication…

Nootropics was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala