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The Power Of Nootropics

Many of you will have seen the film “Limitless”.

For those that haven’t, it’s basically about a guy (Bradley Cooper) that takes a pill and his whole life becomes incredible beyond measure. He learns fluent Italian in a few days, he writes the most amazing book in a week where previously he had taken months to write a few words and he learns to trade in stocks and earn hundreds of millions of dollars literally overnight.

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Imagine if we could pop a pill and our results were the same?

Imagine if someone invented something like this and you could achieve anything you wanted in life within a week?

Imagine if your life became limitless?

Imagine….

Well, the truth is this. Someone hasn’t and it’s unlikely they will, at least in my lifetime.

But let me share with you the next best thing.

I have to admit, I’ve been a guinea pig for the last few years….

Welcome to the world of “Nootropics”

I first heard about Nootropics (pronounced Nu-tropics) about 5 years ago but I didn’t start experimenting until 3 years ago.

Nootropics are a class of cognitive enhancing supplements that improve concentration and boost memory. Nootropics are often used to increase attention spans, help individuals focus and as studying aids. You will occasionally see Nootropics referred to as “smart drugs” as they are associated with increased intelligence, motivation, and mental energy.

But what exactly do Nootropics do?

They will boost your brain function by increasing the production of various neurotransmitters. Your brain is essentially a network of neurons connected by synapses. These neurons communicate and work together through chemicals known as neurotransmitters. When you have a higher presence of neurotransmitters, you experience improved concentration, better memory, mood elevation, increased processing ability for mental work, and longer attention spans. With continued supplementation of nootropics, you can actually alter the permanent level of these neurotransmitters in the brain

Other Nootropics show effects of vasodilation, which means they increase the blood flow to your brain. This supplies your brain with more oxygen, nutrients, and glucose – the primary energy source used by the brain during long periods of focus. By raising blood flow and oxygenation, you will immediately experience greater capacity for memory and focus.

Nootropics can also show signs of neuro-preservation and neuro-protection. These compounds directly affect the levels of neurotransmitters associated with slowing down the aging process. Some nootropics will result in an increase in the production of brain cells while slowing down their destruction as well. Over time, this can significantly slow down signs of ageing like loss of memory and even counter the development of disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

Sounds great doesn’t it?

My experience has been very positive.

It’s hard to measure direct results but I know that my focus, concentration and memory have all improved. I am more productive with my time and tend to procrastinate less than ever before. When I am working on something, I am able to stay focused on the task for much longer than previously. Typically, I would get very distracted after about 20mins and I would check FlakeBook, sorry FaceBook or Twitter and so on.

My current stack is –

Noopept, Alpha GPC, Ginkgo Biloba and fish oil

Noopept has been shown to increase memory, enhance mood and increase overall cognitive performance.

Alpha GPC is a great source of choline, which has been shown to potentiate the effects of other nootropics. It can also ease the slight headache some uses experience. I’ve never had this side effect so I can’t comment on this.

Ginkgo biloba is China’s best-kept secret for total physical and mental wellness and has been around for 1500 years. It increases vasodilation, which means it will increase blood flow primarily to the brain. It will also increase energy and blood flow through the whole body. As a result, circulation is enhanced in all major organs in the body.

It also has noticeable effects on libido in sensitive individuals. I can testify to that, as the effect was not that “hard” to spot :-)

Fish oil completes my nootropic stack. The benefits of fish oil are obviously well documented. I use this as more of a all round cognitive health-guard rather than a performance enhancer as such.

There is no pill that can make you limitless, not yet anyway, but these smart drugs are close as you can get.

Now excuse me as I get back to writing my book.

In Spanish…..

My wish for you is a life with no limits.

All the best

Gav :-)

 

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