Smart drugs or cognitive
Nootropic drugs or nootropics are what is known as
cognitive enhancers. The term nootropic comes from Greek language and refers to substance that acts on or enhances
the mind. According to Will Block, nootropics or smart drugs can help to improve your intelligence, memory, information
processing ability, concentration and creativity. This is generally done by improving the blood flow to the
brain, enhancing its functions.
breaks when using smart drugs
Most of the smart drugs supplements on this
site fall into nootropics category. When using nootropics, it's good to take occasional breaks from usage, such as
2 days per week, or one week per month. In other words, avoid using nootropic supplements continuously, without a
break. When combining two or more nootropic supplements, recommended individual dosages for each of the supplements
should be lower, to avoid side effects of nausea and headaches.
Best known smart
Some of the best known smart
drugs and nootropics include:
Acetyl-L-Carnitine - ATP-Pro, mitochondrial energy enhancer
Adrafinil - Adra-Pro,
also known as Olmifon, for mental alertness and increased energy
Ani-Pro, improve your memory and mental clarity
- Centro-Pro, memory and cognition enhancer
Dep-Pro liquid, Dep-Tabs tablets, dopamine enhancer and antiaging drug
Minirin, for a rapid memory recollection and bodily functions
Gerovital H3 -
GH-3, by Dr Ana Aslan, improves memory, alertness and energy
Hydergine - Hy-Pro,
smart pill for improving mental abilities
Mito-Pro 2 -
adenosine triphosphate (ATP), improve your energy levels and stamina
Sermion, enhances mental clarity, concentration and perception
Picamilon-Pro, GABA supplement helps you stay calm
Nootropil (syrup and tablets), enhances a wide range of cognitive abilities
Pram-Pro, a potent nootropic for improving learning and memory
Pyritinol - Cerbon 6,
antioxidant and nootropic helps mind stay sharp and body agile
SAMe - Samyr, reduce
stress and anxiety, increasing energy and alertness
Vasopressin - for
faster and better memory recall, and improved cognitive function
Intelectol, improves cognitive functions and prevents brain damage
Interestingly, Bacopa Monnieri is
recognized as a natural nootropic. It's a herb, coming from the Brahmi plant, which is used in Ayuverdic
medicine. The plant's extract, bacoside, a powerful antioxidant and an inducer of nitric oxide. Higher nitric oxide levels expand blood vessels, leading to many
cognitive and cardiovascular benefits, including helping men with sexual performance. (see Vigor-Pro).
Age Pigment - Also
known as age spots, it comes from "wear and tear" with age.
DMAE - Compound used in health
supplements to enhance vigilance and alertness.
Free Radicals - How
they arise and what damage they cause to the human body.
Nootropics - Known as smart drugs or cognitive enhancers, assist information
PCPA - Found in
Centrophenoxine, PCPA is used for depletion of serotonin.