Nootropics can be classified as pills, supplements, and other substances designed to improve various aspects of cognition, including memory, creativity, mood, and motivation. Commonly referred to as “brain-booster” or “smart drugs,” they support memory and cognitive performance and provide neuro-protection in healthy people. Basically, Nootropics boost brain power and protect your brain from deteriorating over time… or at least they’re supposed to! The problem: Not all nootropics are created equal.
For starters, nootropics come in many forms—natural, synthetic, and pharmaceutical. While synthetic drugs, such as Adderall and other similarly strong stimulants (caffeine, B12, etc.) can improve immediate focus and concentration, many studies suggest that they actually harm cognitive function in the long run. Similarly, synthetic and pharmaceutical drugs are also known to contain addictive properties and ingredients that can cause long-term negative side effects to our bodies. Not all nootropics are natural or even safe for that matter, which is why the types of ingredients is the most important thing to look out for when looking for a nootropic. Natural nootropics, like Memory Health®, can be beneficial for many areas of human cognition and brain function, without the negative side effects!