Nootropics, let's start with some definitions. From the WikiPedia article on Nootropic, "The term "nootropic" is derived from the Ancient Greek words νόος (nóos) meaning "mind" and τροπή (tropḗ) meaning "a turning"." In other words, it's a turning of the mind towards something else. Nootropics are often associated with biological and more often with cognitive enhancement. Like the Limitless pill from the Bradly Cooper film, "Limitless" there are numerous wonder drugs out there, promising limitless potential.
As anyone with a decent head on their shoulders knows, something that sounds too good to be true probably is. Nootropics offer many benefits, both to physical and to mental performance, but they are not magic. Do your research, read the studies, take user accounts into consideration, and test out some options to see for yourself what Nootropics can do for you.
Don't get caught up in the hype though. You'll find many too good to be true stories out there, and even some supposedly evidence-based compounds that you'll be told will change your life. I'm here to tell you, there are nootropics out there that can have a profound impact on your life but use good judgment when deciding what you'd like to try.
Understand that many nootropics go beyond what would traditionally be considered a natural supplement. Nootropics, like phenibut for example, are pharmaceutical grade substances which in other countries are used with prescriptions only, under the care of a doctor. Approach these substances with caution and understand that they can be powerful.
Nootropics are designed to help human performance i.e. biohacking across a wide variety of systems and functions, like:
Each class of nootropic should be considered in its own right, the pros and cons weighed expert opinions and advice sought etc. Also, bear in mind that some of these substances may deplete your body of certain co-factors so they should be taken with those co-factors either in supplement form themselves or in a healthy diet rich in sources of that compound.
For example, there is a sub-clsss of nootropics called racetams which are very good at improving cognitive performance. However, racetams put a drain on your body's choline stores so it's important to either supplement or get lots of choline from your diet when using any of the racetams (piracetam, pramiracetam, aniracetam, or oxiracetam). An excellent nootropic stack would be aniracetam with Cognizin, both are available from reputable nootropics seller nootropicsdepot.com.
We've already mentioned phenibut, aniracetam and Cognizin (citicoline) but here are some more options out there in the classes we've covered above: