Monthly Archives: March 2016

How Do Nootropic Supplements Work?

A number of nootropic supplements are available in the markets. There are different categories available for the same. Every category has a different mechanism of action, which is why the answer to the question about how nootropic supplements work cannot be straightforward.

In order to attain a better understanding regarding the working of nootropic supplements and their role in enhancing memory and cognitive behavior, you need to acquire a better understanding of the mechanism and neurotransmitters that are involved in the normal functioning of the brain and are responsible for memory and other related functions.

How Do Nootropic Supplements Work?

Neurotransmitters basically refer to chemicals that transmit nerve signals and impulses from one nerve cell to another. You can think of them as chemical messengers. There are two types of neurotransmitters present: excitatory (which transmit a message) and inhibitory (which are responsible for preventing a message from being received). Continue reading

Benefits of Meldonium and Side Effects

The benefits of meldonium and how it can improve both physical energy and improve cognitive function.

There has been a lot of talk about the drug meldonium, also known as (mildronate). Meldonium use has been widespread for years, not many people knew much about the drug until all of the media hype exposed Maria Sharapova for being suspended for using meldonium. Maria Sharapova is not the only one who has used meldonium, other athletes who have used the drug include:

  • Abeba Aregawi of Sweden (world champion runner)
  • Pavel Kulizhnikov  (world champion speedskater)
  • Davit Modzmanashvili of Georgia (Olympic silver medalist in wrestling)
  • Abeba Aregawi of Sweden  (world champion runner)
  • Russian cyclist  (Eduard Vorganov)

What is meldonium

Meldonium was invented in the mid-1970’s by the Latvian SSR Academy of Sciences by Ivars Kalvins, a Soviet and Latvian chemist. Its primary use was to treat ischemia, which causes a restriction to the blood supply to different tissues in  the body, when this happens it causes a shortage of oxygen and glucose needed for cellular metabolism to keep tissue alive and healthy. People affected by ischemia may suffer from vasoconstriction, embolism, and thrombosis.

Benefits of Meldonium and Side Effects

Meldonium is very popular in Eastern Europe and is sold over the counter without a prescription, people who purchase the drug use it as a nootropic, it  has also been found to be very effective at increasing cognitive function, while improving mental alertness and focus. Meldonium is also used to treat angina and myocardial infarction. Continue reading

Different Types of Nootropics

Nootropics are something that have been around for many decades, they are used to help sharpen up study skills, improve mental focus, and otrher aspects of cognitive function in general. If you do some research on Nootropics, especially prescription nootropics, most studies say they are safe, however, more recent research has shown that they can have some significant side effects, especially with long-term use, in this article I will discuss the different kinds of nootropics available today.

Different Types of Nootropics for Cognitive function

Prescription nootropics

Prescription nootropics as  mentioned earlier have been around for a long time, doctors like to make prescription nootropics out be harmless, but they can have side effects, a lot depends on the medication, some of the more popular prescription nootropics include Ritalin, dimethylamylamine and methylphenidate. Prescription nootropics are prescribed  to patients suffering from ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), medications such as Methylphenidate which is a substitute for phenethylamine can help improve cognitive function, including episodic memory, working memory, and inhibitory control.

Prescription nootropics should only be used in severe cases of degrading or poor cognitive function in the elderly, long-term effects include toxicity, irritability and mental confusion. Continue reading

5 Reasons You Need a Nootropic Supplement

5 Reasons You Need a Nootropic Supplement in Your Study Arsenal

For those of you who don’t know, Nootropic supplements are a type of “drug” that helps people increase their memory ability, gently lift their mood and help their brain develop new pathways and synaptic connections.

Put simply, Nootropic supplements are the number one thing you need in your toolkit for study, exams or powering through university modules.

5 Reasons You Need a Nootropic Supplement

LET’S STUDY

If you haven’t heard of Nootropic supplements yet, here are the top 5 reasons you need to get them in your life right now. If you’re a university student, have an intellectually demanding job or simply want to access the full capacity of your brain, it’s a no-brainer! (Excuse the pun)

You’ll Benefit from Boosted Memory

This is the main benefit most people who start with Nootropic supplements are looking for. After a few weeks, your brain will start developing a far more capable short and medium term memory, perfect for passing difficult exams or dealing with tough subject matter. Continue reading