Hacking Your Focus: Drugs vs. Nootropics
The Rise of Focus Drugs.The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has reached 10% – a significant increase in the past 20 years! And, with 4.4% of adults diagnosed – ADHD meds, aka focus drugs, are on the rise.
In the age of "positive thinking," many people forget that our thoughts are just one part of making our "mindset" ideal for focusing. The other part is your physical brain. Think about it: If you're sleep-deprived and eat nothing but junk food, your ability to focus crashes. On the other hand, if you suffer from ADHD, even if you get 8 hours of sleep and eat like a champ, your ability to focus still crashes. Nothing is more frustrating than hearing somebody say, "Just try harder," if you have ADHD. What they don't understand is positive thinking is only one part of the equation. The other part is just as powerful: giving your brain everything it needs to thrive biologically. Ingredients found in drugs and supplements can help.
The Rise of Focus Drugs.
The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has reached 10% – a significant increase in the past 20 years! And, with 4.4% of adults diagnosed – ADHD meds, aka focus drugs, are on the rise.
How do Focus Drugs Work?
Focus drugs increase dopamine levels in the brain, a neurotransmitter associated with motivation, pleasure, attention, and movement. The chemical structure of many focus drugs is nearly identical to meth, and the effects are similar too. They make people feel euphoric, confident, energized, and you guessed it – focused.
Do they make you smarter? In one study, people taking focus drugs reported that they felt smarter when taking them. However, the study revealed little to no improvement in cognition under its influence. While focus drugs don't make people smarter, they do help with focus, but not without some nasty side-effects.
Side-Effect of Focus Drugs: In the short-term, side-effects can range from cardiac issues, irritability, and insomnia. In the long-term, they can cause depression, paranoia, hostility, and addiction.
As scary as that sounds, these drugs are necessary for some people. But with so many downsides, many with ADHD (and those without) wanted natural alternatives to help them focus.
Nootropics are well-known supplements that enhance cognitive performance. They work by boosting brain function such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention.
But not all nootropics are backed by science. That is until, in 2014, OptiMind was born.
It all started when the founder, Lucas Siegel, noticed an alarming trend on his college campus. Nearly all the students were abusing ADHD meds to help them focus. Not only was it illegal, but it was dangerous and even deadly. Trying to get good grades and stay competitive, Lucas tried nootropic supplements. He quickly realized many nootropics lacked clinical studies and, because of that, were unsafe or had very little effect. He knew he could do better.
In the Netflix documentary, Take Your Pills, Lucas explained, "The pressure to do and achieve more is a pillar of our human existence – but we believe you can achieve this without risking your health. This is why our team of scientists designed OptiMind."
Every ingredient in OptiMind is backed by the Gold Standard Promise, meaning it has been rigorously tested in double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinicial studies on healthy human populations.
No other nootropic supplement has this quality of standard.
The Benefits are Real. The ingredients in OptiMind are scientifically verified to help people immediately focus better and have more energy. Plus, in as little as 12 weeks, the nootropic ingredients boost cognitive function, memory, and learning rates. OptiMind is truly life-changing for some of our customers:
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All the best,
The OptiMind Team