Nootropics are substances that enhance brain performance. Whether you desire more happiness, intelligence, creativity, focus, memory, energy, stress reduction, or self-control, there are natural compounds derived from plants that can help. Who doesn’t want to be happier, smarter, and more productive? Well, natural nootropics are your healthy little helpers!

The use of nootropics dates back as far as 10,000 years ago. Herbs such as Bacopa monnieriashwagandhaand Celastrus paniculatas were identified early on as plants that could help promote intelligence. As time went on, more and more herbs were introduced as a means to promote focus and an overall well-being. 

In the next few weeks we will take a deep dive into nootropics – exploring their benefits and functions in the body. Let’s get started!

Folio from 16th century Persian translation of De Materia Medica. By Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos, via Wikimedia Commons.

What are Nootropics?

Nootropics are compounds that increase mental functions including memory, motivation, concentration, and attention. 

There are two different types of nootropics: synthetic, a lab created compound and natural or herbal nootropics, such as Bacopa monnieri or rhodiola rosea. The Happy Co. uses natural and herbal nootropics that have the potential to do powerful things for you.

How do Nootropics Work?

Nootropics have been proven to enhance memory, increase focus and concentration, and even boost motivation. They work in a variety of ways: by increasing blood flow, elevating oxygen levels, stimulating neurons, and increasing brain energy. In fact, some natural nootropics repair damage, remove toxins, and reduce inflammation.

And, if you didn’t understand some of this complicated biochemistry, drink a natural nootropic beverage and read the last few sentences again…chances are it will all make a lot more sense after the nootropics kick in!

What Ingredients Have the Nootropics Effect?

  • Green coffee bean extract may be an effective weight loss aid. It may also promote blood sugar regulation, improve health markers, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, and provide antioxidants.  
  • Bacopa monnieri may have antioxidant properties, which may enhance the communication of brain chemicals involved in cognition, learning, and memory, and inhibit inflammation in the brain.
  • Griffonia simplicifolia is used as a supplement because they contain a chemical called 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). The seeds are commonly used by mouth for depression, anxiety, weight loss, headaches, and insomnia.

HCo. Products With Nootropic Ingredients

The majority of HCo. products contain nootropics, such as caffeine, bacopa monnieri, rhodiola rosea and Kucha Tea Leaf Extract. Whether it’s happiness, intelligence, creativity, focus, memory, energy, stress reduction, or self-control, we have a targeted solution for you.

Don’t miss next week’s blog post when we will explore other natural nootropics found in Happy Co. products!


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