Many people are taking pills, ‘Smart Drugs’ to improve their ability to work and think better.
For years researches have been studying substances that may improve mental abilities and now they have introduced these smart drugs also known as Nootropics or cognitive enhancers. These drugs have been formulated to improve the executive functions of the brain. For example, the improvement of memory, learning, attention, concentration, problem solving, reasoning, social skills, decision making and planning.
These cognitive enhancers increase brain metabolism and cerebral circulation and helps protect the brain from physical and chemical damage. The possible effects of these cognitive enhancers are increased energy and alertness, decreased depression and an improved memory and learning ability.
These ‘smart drugs’ have been used to treat people with neurological or mental disorders. There is many healthy, ‘normal’ people who consume these drugs with the hopes of getting smarter. Various companies have formulated many drinking supplements and edible power bars that contain certain ‘smart’ chemicals but there has not been much evidence to show that these products work.
Certain cognitive enhancers can be found in health stores while others can be imported. Research shows that these ‘smart drugs’ offers the greatest performance boost to those with low-to-average intelligence. Improving their ability to understand the task given also gives much confidence to those individuals.
Various data suggests that some cognitive enhancers improve learning and memory, whereas some data say these enhancers have no effect at all. But the most strongest evidence for these cognitive enhancers is given for the cognitive function in people who have sustained traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease.
There are seven primary classes for these smart drugs: Racetams, Stimulants, Adaptogens, Cholinergics Serotonergics, Dopaminergics and Metabolic Function Smart Drugs.
Racetams Smart Drugs
Racetams are the most popular smart drug on the market , Piracetam which is also a alternative to adderall is the leading smart drug which is prescribed to seniors with Alzheimer’s or pre-dementia symptoms. Racetams speed up the chemical exchange between brain cells, these effects includes verbal learning, mental clarity and general IQ.
Stimulants are the smart drugs we all most familiar with, they are widely used psychostimulants caffeine and nicotine. They promote a sudden alertness to the brain and body.
We all left with the choice of which cognitive enhancer is best for us. At the end of it all it is best left to personal preference, as different individuals will see different effects from the same supplements.
One person might see the best mood – enhancement effects from Aniracetam while someone else might achieve better results with Piracetam. It all depends on what your particular goals and need are.