Ever feel like it’s not possible to change a nagging health issue that’s been holding you hostage for years?
It could be brain fog, or a lack of focus and the inability to concentrate … anxiety that prevents you from going out on Friday night … a deep depression that has you pinned to the bed …
… problems with learning and memory blocks you from getting that next promotion, or the degree you so desperately want …
The lucky ones who have discovered nootropics know that each of these debilitating issues can be reversed.
If you are new to the world of nootropic supplements, it may seem like some secret, insider society that is completely out of reach to the average person.
But it just isn’t so …
Just one of the blog posts linked to below may be exactly what you need right now to turn your life around.
The insider secrets used by the most successful biohackers are revealed in these pages.
Scroll down and choose the one or two Nootropics Expert blog posts that speak to what you are dealing with right now.
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We meditate for many of the same reasons we use nootropics. To support attention, concentration, anxiety, learning, memory, depression, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, OCD, and even dementia. And one of the little secrets we have discovered is nootropics and meditation make for a profound combination. In this post we investigate how meditation benefits your brain, which nootropics support those mechanisms of action, the different forms of meditation, and how it's done.
Adderall alternatives for gaming and eSports. For better reflex & reaction time, focus, think & learn faster, better memory, more energy, less pain and eliminate anxiety. Nootropic supplement stack suggestions for the pro gamer.
Recent history shows that you can experience the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a hurricane and other natural disasters. Just like soldiers returning from combat. In this post we’ll look into the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Then into recent research on what PTSD does in your brain. And then we’ll dive into some proven natural dietary and nootropic supplements that have been shown effective in helping people recover from PTSD.
How to read a multivitamin label is a mystery even to the most experienced neurohackers. In this post we delve into why we avoid “pharmaceutical grade”, “USP grade” and other synthetic multivitamins and minerals. And how to quickly evaluate “Whole Food” and “Raw Food” vitamins. Are minerals and vitamins grown in yeast better than “chelated” nutrients? We then summarize what to look for in a multivitamin, so we are not only getting our money’s worth. We are also choosing the best multivitamin and minerals for optimal brain function.
Is your nootropic stack performing as well as you want it to? Are you getting the results you should be getting from each nootropic supplement you are using? If not, it could be something as simple as supplying your brain with the vitamins it requires to synthesize neurotransmitters. And activate brain cell signaling so your nootropic stack can do its job. In this post we investigate the 13 vitamins that are essential to a full optimized brain.
Ever paid much attention to the minerals listed at the end of your multivitamin label? Turns out without adequate levels of each of these minerals your brain wouldn’t work. No nootropic stack on earth could help boost memory or mood without these critical nutrients. And chances are you are not getting all you need from food. Find out what each does and how to know if you are deficient. And how to select the best multi-mineral supplement for your brain and optimal cognition.
Ever wonder why you get butterflies in your stomach? Or we all “feel it in our gut” when we know something to be true. They happen because your body has two brains. Your gut-brain connection is critical to optimal cognitive health.
Did you achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2016? I’m guessing you didn’t. This post offers nootropic suggestions for optimizing concentration, motivation, memory & recall, energy, anxiety and depression. Helping you be one of the 8% of people who are successful in achieving their resolutions.
Depending on the severity of your ADHD symptoms, you may be able to use nootropics as an alternative to prescription stimulants like Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse and their variations. Or even help your ADHD meds work better. Without the stimulant crash at the end of your day.
Nootropic supplements are known to boost learning, memory and recall. This post is about how memory works in your brain. And provides suggestions on nootropics you can add to your stack for each step of the memory process.
I’ve been using Mind Lab Pro™ for over two years. This is my review of why I use it. And why you may want to consider trying it too.
If you are new to nootropics, and don’t know where to start, this post is for you. I’ll not insult your intelligence and suggest starting with something simple like caffeine and L-Theanine. Instead, let’s put together a stack that’s simple, safe and powerful. And won’t crush your monthly budget.
It crosses the mind of nearly every neurohacker at one time or another. Is my nootropic stack safe? Is the nootropic I’m about to try going to do anything other than help? In this post, we look past the hype. And take a critical look at nootropic safety and potential side effects.
Nootropics can affect your brain by influencing brain waves, cerebral blood flow, cellular energy, hormones, neurotransmitters, neuroplasticity or growth factors. This post is an overall summary of how nootropics work in your brain to enhance alertness, cognition, memory and recall. And relieve symptoms of anxiety or depression.
This post is for those new to nootropics, and offers suggestions to experienced neurohackers for supplements that you may have overlooked. Stack recommendations for cognition/thinking/decision-making, memory, anxiety/depression, energy/motivation, and brain repair/maintenance.
Research over the last several years has shown that our brain has the remarkable ability to re-wire itself throughout life. This post describes the best nootropics for boosting Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) for optimal memory and brain health at any age.
The world of nootropics is a big and often confusing one. We have hundreds of unique substances that promise to enhance alertness, cognition, memory and mood. But can you get them in your country? That’s what we’re here to explore in this post.
If you’re in recovery, will nootropics take you down that slippery slope to using again? Are nootropics addictive? The good news is that it’s possible to optimize cognition without paying some terrible price. In this post I’ll explain in detail why nootropics are not addictive. And offer you some safe and effective alternatives to the popular smart drugs in use today.
The neurotransmitter Acetylcholine (ACh) plays a leading role in alertness, focus, memory and mood. ACh also contributes to neuroplasticity that supports long-term potentiation needed to form long-term memory. But you can’t take acetylcholine as a supplement. This post describes nootropic options for increasing acetylcholine, inhibit its breakdown, encourage reuptake, stimulate ACh receptors, and even the ingredients needed to create acetylcholine.
Without adequate levels of choline in your brain, the rest of your stack is unlikely to work very well. This post discusses stacking racetams with choline supplements, and fairly detailed reviews of Alpha GPC, Choline Bitartrate, Choline Citrate, and CDP-Choline (Citicoline). And compares Alpha GPC with CDP-Choline to help you decide which you should use in your stack.
Basic blood work is fundamental to measuring your success with nootropic supplements. This post is about types of lab work available. And what types of tests you may want to consider. It even explains how and why you need to learn how to read your own lab results.
Mitochondria play a critical role in our quality of life and longevity. They are the source of life and death for neurons. In fact, the natural function of every brain cell is in jeopardy without healthy mitochondria. This post details the nootropic supplements you can use to increase and boost the health of your mitochondria.
Are you stuck in a career that doesn’t inspire you? Or a relationship that doesn’t excite you? Or a lifestyle that doesn’t fulfill you? This post describes the neuroscience of motivation in plain English. And offers recommendations of which nootropics are best for increasing motivation.
Nootropic forums and blogs often describe depression as a neurotransmitter imbalance in the brain. And then offer suggestions on various nootropics to help lift mood and banish depression. But this simplistic view of depression misses the complexity of this disease. Recent research has shown that depression can have many possible causes. This post details the different causes of depression. And which nootropics can help each type of depression.
One thing that has annoyed me more than anything since starting Nootropics Expert. The ignorant bloggers, so-called professional journalists and “science writers” who equate nootropics with smart drugs. Let’s be clear. Smart drugs can kill you. And nootropics can heal your brain. This post explains the difference. With some natural alternatives to smart drugs that achieve similar brain optimization goals.
Flow is the ultimate state of consciousness where you feel and perform your best. And nootropics can assist in getting to, maintaining, and coming out of an amazing flow experience. This post shows you which nootropics work best for flow.
If you feel inadequate, embarrassed, inferior or humiliated. And it prevents you from going out, meeting new people, or generally messes with your quality of life – nootropics can help. This post explains what causes anxiety. And why you can’t get much help for social anxiety with Cognitive Behavior Therapy or prescription drugs. This post provides some natural options that may work better for getting rid of anxiety and social anxiety.
I gave up making New Year’s resolutions years ago. For a good reason … because every time I wasn’t able to stick to my resolutions … I felt like a failure. This post describes a better solution for improving your life. Helping you become healthier, wealthier and wiser. With the help of nootropic supplements.
Through my work with Nootropics Expert, I’ve bought every decent book I could find on nootropics, and healing and optimizing your brain. This post reviews the very few books I’ve found. With recommendations on which books to buy. Which books you many want to consider. And which nootropic books you should avoid altogether.
Quality sleep is crucial for optimal memory consolidation. The best nootropic stack in the world will not work if you don’t get enough sleep. This post is about how sleep works in your body and brain. With a clear understanding on how sleep works, and the problems that arise without it, we dive into how to fix insomnia using nootropic supplements.
In this post you’ll discover how to choose a quality nootropic supplement. Sound advice based on what I’ve learned over the last 10 years. From spending $10’s of thousands on dietary supplements in dozens of online and local vitamin shops, and health food stores.
The purpose of this post is to provide you with the latest scientific research on nootropic supplements and traumatic brain injury (TBI). You’ll learn how to recognize traumatic brain injury (including concussions). You’ll see what happens in the human brain that’s injured. And we’ll consider some nootropic supplements that have been scientifically, clinically shown to alleviate some of the symptoms of TBI.
Imagine being able to effortlessly tackle any business problem. The relationship with your significant other is like a romance novel. You come out of an intense study session with energy to spare. And you ace your next exam. The right nootropic supplements can help you step up your game. By supporting optimal brain health and function. A powerful tool to help you live life at your absolute best.
Memory loss is NOT a normal part of aging. In this post we’ll take a look at what can go wrong as your brain ages. And we’ll identify the nootropic supplements that can correct those problems. Before they cause any lasting damage. Our goal is to maintain full, or even optimized cognitive function until the very end.
The symptoms of chronic stress show up as brain fog, anxiety and depression, weight gain around your waist, not feeling rested after a night’s sleep, and catching every cold or flu bug that’s going around. Fortunately, you have easy access to an elite-class of nootropics that help your body cope with stress. And avoid the damage it can cause. Bringing your body back into a balanced, healthy, optimized state. Add balance to your nootropic stack. And learn about the best adaptogen supplements for conquering stress and anxiety.
Many of the nootropic supplements reviewed here on Nootropics Expert can be found in foods you should be eating every day. In fact, much of what you eat ends up as nootropic food. In this post we explore the nootropic foods that can optimize brain function. And some of the nootropic supplements you can use to make up for what you do not get from your daily diet.