Top 10 Reasons To Try Nootropic Brain Supplements
Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Nootropic Brain Supplements Will Be Even More Popular in the Future
For years, humans have dreamed of changing their bodies and minds at will. If they had the power, many people would choose to be taller, thinner, and more muscular, for example.
We can’t do any of those things (yet). But what we can do is alter the power of our minds using nootropic brain supplements.
Nootropics & Smart Drugs Pills Today
Today, nootropics, or smart drugs, are used to boost concentration and improve memory. We can literally boost the power of our brains by taking the right mixture of herbal supplements and synthetic compounds.
Nootropics seem to becoming more and more popular every day. However, we may only be at the beginning of the nootropic revolution. Here are 10 reasons why nootropic brain supplements could be one of the most popular supplements to take in the future:
10) No Side Effects
Now, let me preface this point by saying that some nootropics have side effects. Racetams, for example, often lead to moderate headaches.
However, the vast majority of nootropics have very mild side effects – or no reported side effects at all. Many nootropics simply use weak dosages of natural ingredients. These dosages are too weak to negatively affect the human body.
Side effect problems typically only occur when you’re using more powerful nootropics with stronger ingredient lists. Fortunately, you can avoid many of these problems by taking the right “stack”. Stacking a racetam with a cholinergic, for example, is a popular option.
9) Our Attention Spans Are Going To Become Increasingly Shorter
One of the reasons why today’s kids, teens, and adults have so much trouble concentrating is our overwhelming reliance on technology. I don’t know about you, but I work on a computer monitor, go home and watch TV, and spend the in-between times looking at my phone.
A lot of this time is spent doing things that reduce our attention span. Take a read through any Buzzfeed article and compare it to articles written in the Washington Post. Today’s youth would rather read the one-sentence, one-picture style of a Buzzfeed article than a 10 page long essay about politics. They’re used to reading 140 characters on Twitter or reading important opinions in the form of 10 word memes.
I’m not saying this to demonize today’s youth: I’m saying this to reinforce the importance of nootropics. As long as we’re used to focusing on multiple screens and absorbing information with brief bursts of attention, we’re going to continue having difficulties focusing on complex tasks.
Ultimately, that means more people will be using nootropics to gain an advantage in the workplaces and classrooms of the future.
8) You Can Enjoy Both Physical And Mental Benefits
Nootropics are smart drugs: they improve your mental capacity in various ways.
But some nootropics improve your athletic performance, and some nutritional supplements improve your cognitive performance.
Pramiracetam, for example, has been shown to boost mental energy and physical energy. Testosterone boosters, which are primarily used as nutritional supplements, have been linked to better memory and focus. Similarly, creatine has been clinically proven to support better cognitive performance while also providing massive muscle gains.
As we move into the future, the lines between nootropics and athletic supplements will continue to blur, and we’ll end up with supplements that combine the best effects of both to create popular “super nootropics.”
7) The Modern Generation Will Take Whatever Edge Available As They Move Into The Workplace
Today’s younger generation is used to getting what they want. Some people call today’s under 30 generation “entitled”, while others just believe today’s generation is strategic about where to focus their energy and motivation.
Whatever you call it, today’s youth have short attention spans and often lack focus. However, they’re just as intelligent as the older generation – they just need a way to focus that mental energy.
Nootropics give the younger generation that focus. As that generation moves through college and into competitive workplaces, they will inevitably try to get an advantage over the competition. Nootropics will allow this generation to direct their energy towards the pursuits that matter most.
6) The Older Generation Will Need Nootropics To Prevent Dementia
As many as 5 million Americans age 65 and over may have Alzheimer’s disease. Our population, however, is growing older. Baby boomers are turning 65 and older. If the rate of Alzheimer’s stays constant among the population, then there will still be record numbers of Alzheimer’s patients due to the sheer number of old people in America.
With populations aging around the world, it won’t just be young people using nootropics to gain a mental edge: old people will want to use nootropics to reduce the effects of dementia and treat Alzheimer’s symptoms.
Many popular nootropics are prescribed as Alzheimer’s treatments. Cholinergics, for example, stimulate acetylcholine production in the brain, which has been shown to boost memory retention and learning capabilities while reducing the effects of degenerative brain conditions like Alzheimer’s.
More old people means more degenerative brain conditions, which means a growing popularity of nootropics.
5) They Can Be Used To Treat Addictions
Many popular nootropics aren’t just used to boost mental performance: they’re used to boost concentration, motivation, and focus. Piracetam, 5-HTP, and L-Tyrosine, for example, all target reward and arousal systems within the brain.
These are the same systems that get activated when we have sex, eat good foods, exercise, or take certain drugs.
As a result, some doctors are actually using nootropics and smart drugs to treat addictions – including alcohol and methamphetamine addiction. Nootropics provide the same reward to the brain, but they do it without the damaging effects of booze or meth.
Ultimately, I recommend talking to a doctor before you use nootropics to treat an addiction. But if early research is any indication, nootropics could be the next big treatment method for addictions of the future.
4) Rules And Regulations Are Slowly Starting To Change
Today, nootropics are like the Wild West: there’s little regulation or control over what nootropic manufacturers can say. The industry is still in its very early days, and there’s little punishment for companies which “exaggerate” certain claims.
One of the main problems with nootropics is that they fall into a grey area in current regulatory control: the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is primarily responsible for regulating foods and drugs. Most nootropics are currently classified as “nutritional supplements” and are ignored by the FDA.
Nootropics are becoming more and more popular every year. It’s only a matter of time before the FDA (and regulatory organizations in other countries) start to dedicate resources to regulating the nootropics industry.
When that occurs, people will start to trust it more, low-quality manufacturers will leave the industry, and high-quality manufacturers will be encouraged to stay. All of these things will boost the popularity of nootropics.
3) Big Pharma Will Join The Industry
Some of today’s leading nootropic manufacturers aren’t large companies: they’re small research labs which stumbled upon a breakthrough during a clinical study. Many of them are small businesses located in developing countries.
Big pharma may be scared away from the nootropics industry due to the current regulatory environment. Regulation is either very strict or non-existent, which makes it difficult for large pharmaceutical companies to risk stakeholder profits to develop a nootropic which may or may not be approved.
This will likely change. As mentioned above, the FDA and other regulatory boards will eventually make it easier for companies to legally develop, produce, and advertise nootropic supplements. When big pharma joins the industry, it could be the coming of a new age for nootropics.
2) We Don’t Yet Fully Understand How The Brain Works
It’s amazing that with all our science and medical technology, we still don’t really understand how the brain works. However, neurological research is being performed every day. Scientists are learning more about how different neurotransmitters work and the power of neuroplasticity.
Many of today’s nootropics have been clinically proven to work, but we don’t definitively know why they work. As we learn more about the brain, we’ll know more about which chemicals affect different parts of the brain.
Ultimately, that means we will be able to make nootropics that are more powerful, more effective, and more specialized than ever before.
1) We’re Only Beginning To See The Full Potential Of Nootropics
There’s a common phrase that says we “only use 10% of our brains.” That phrase isn’t really true. However, modern nootropics often make it feel like we only use 10% of our brains.
When you take a supplement that improves your focus, concentration, mental energy, and IQ level, it feels like you have a much stronger brain. Your brain didn’t get stronger, but you have a better ability to access its full power.
The entire nootropic industry didn’t emerge until the 1960s – and even then, it took a long time before it became common. Today, “nootropic” isn’t really a household term, but it’s gradually becoming one.
More research is being done every single day. Research grants and university reports on smart drugs have increased exponentially in the last 5 years.
Leading academics are starting to take note. Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and other universities are all investing heavily into smart drug research.
Back in the 1960s, it took 10 years for scientists to produce a version of Piracetam that was 1000 times more powerful: Noopept. What happens when we create a nootropic that can safely deliver benefits that are 1000 times more powerful than Noopept?
I don’t know about you, but I’m extremely excited about the future of pure nootropics.