Nootropics, or ‘smart drugs’, are substances that enhance memory, focus and other areas of cognition. To be classed as a nootropic, a drug must:
• Enhance learning and memory
• Protect the brain from physical or chemical injury
• Improve memory in the presence of adverse conditions, such as electric shock and hypoxia
• Improve muscle control
• Have extremely low toxicity and few side effects
At first, nootropics were used exclusively to help people with impaired cognition, but healthy people are increasingly using them to improve their day-to-day mental performance and productivity. A range of nootropics are now available. Read on to find out which is best for your situation.
You’ve probably seen nootropics sold online, sometimes as “smart drugs,” and wondered what they are and how they work. Here’s a brief guide: Smart Drugs A nootropic is a drug that improves mental functioning. Nootropics improve your memory and make you more focused. They have a protective effect, meaning they prevent memory loss and other…