Last week we gave an overview of the benefits of natural nootropics. You remember.
And if you don’t remember, then you definitely need to consume more natural nootropics! Seriously, nootropics are plant-derived compounds that can enhance happiness, intelligence, creativity, focus, energy, stress reduction, self-control, and memory.
HCo. products are filled with safe and effective nootropics. Here are a few of our favorites:
Caffeine is one of the most well-known nootropics. Study after study suggests that caffeine may improve memory, decrease fatigue, improve your mental functioning. Caffeine also gives you more access to several chemicals (neurotransmitters) in your brain such as acetylcholine, which helps with short-term memory and learning.
L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in tea, but it can also be taken as a supplement. L-theanine is even more effective when taken with caffeine. For this reason, they’re often used together in performance-enhancing supplements. L-Theanine has also been found to increase alpha-waves in the brain, which are linked to creativity.
Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a chemical that is found naturally in the body. It can also be made in the laboratory. PEA is used for athletic performance, weight loss, and to improve mood and attention. Many people don’t produce enough PEA naturally, so taking PEA supplements can provide significant benefits.
Alpha-GPC seems to increase a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine. This brain chemical is important for memory and learning functions. In athletes, Alpha-GPC increases endurance performance and growth hormone secretion.
Benefits of nootropics include enhancing learning acquisition, increasing the coupling of the brain’s two hemispheres, and improving executive processing (planning, organizing, focusing and remembering). They help support a better mood, energy, mental clarity, motivation and creativity, and protect the brain from oxidative stress.