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Students, web-developers, gamers, musicians, and business people use Nootropics to retain information, increase creativity, hone focus, and increase motivation.

WHAT ARE NOOTROPICS

Scientifically Designed for Focus and Cognitive Enhancement

Brain-boosters, aka nootropics, are nutrients for the mind.

Nootropics are well-known supplements that enhance cognitive performance. They work by boosting brain function such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention.

Many nootropic compounds can influence cognition through neural transmitters. Others help cellular repair and protect neurons.

Nootropics can even increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain. No wonder millions of people use nootropics every day.

USES FOR NOOTROPICS

Supplements to Optimize Mind and Body Performance. 

Nootropics aren't just for professional athletes and entrepreneurs. Nootropics are for anyone that wants to feel their best and boost cognitive functioning.

Students use nootropics while studying. Web-developers use it while completing projects against deadlines. Gamers use it for win streaks. Musicians use it when inspiration strikes for recording and composing.

Whether you're running a mountain marathon or a business, Nootropics can help you think, focus, and meet your goals.  

Nootropics may:

  • Improve brain health and function.
  • Increase alertness, energy, focus and decision-making
  • Bolster wakefulness

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Nootropics FAQ

What are nootropics?

Nootropics are foods, supplements or drugs that contain ingredients with scientifically validated cognitive enhancement properties.

What are the ingredients in nootropics?

Nootropic stacks contain ingredients scientifically engineered and stacked for mental performance, some of these ingredients include Bacopa, Vinpocetine, L-Tyrosine, Huperzine A, Phosphatidyl L-Serine, Vitamins, and more.

What is a nootropic stack?

A nootropic stack is a supplement that combines two or more ingredients that have beneficial effects on focus, learning, and cognitive function. Ingredients are usually are derived from foods and plants and hand picked for their cognitive enhancement properties.

What are the best nootropics?

The best nootropics are packed with the best ingredients backed by neuroscience research shown to offer long term cognitive enhancement. The best stacks contain effective dosages of ingredients like bacopa, lipoic acid, vitamins B12/D3 and many more.

Origins of nootropics.

The term "nootropic" was coined by a Romanian psychologist and chemist, Dr. Giurgea, in 1972 while researching racetam drugs. According to Dr. Giurgea, nootropics should enhance learning, improve cognitive control mechanisms and have very few or no side effects.

Etymology of nootropic

Noo-trop-ic comes from Greek words noos (mind) and trope (bend or turn). It literally means "To bend the mind"

Are nootropics also called "smart pills"?

Yes. Nootropics are commonly called by other names such as smart pills, smart drugs, cognitive enhancers, neuro-enhancers, cognitive supplements, or limitless pills.

What are natural nootropics?

Nootropic ingredients can naturally occur in plants and foods, for example bacopa naturally occurs in certain herbs, lipoic acid naturally occurs in broccoli and spinach, B12 is found in many meat, dairy and fish products.

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History of Nootropics

3000BC to 1900AD

Ginseng (3000 BC)

Ginseng was used for more than 5000 years in China. Panax ginseng is a root native to Asia with a history of medicinal uses. It is commonly referred to as a natural nootropic, like the bacopa plant. Ginseng is often used for mental alertness, stress relief, boosting immunity, increasing energy and antioxidant support.

Green Tea (2700 BC)

The use of green tea dates back to 2700 BC in China. It is commonly used for alertness, longevity and an antioxidant. L-Theanine naturally occurs in green tea and is commonly found in nootropic stacks.

Seaweed (1800 BC)

Seaweed has been used in Japan since the Jōmon period. It is an algae commonly used as a food source that contains DHA Omega-3 fatty acids. Tyrosine naturally occurs in seaweed and is in many nootropic stacks.

Soy (1100 BC)

Soy has been used for more than 2000 years. Phosphatidylserine
(pronounced phos·pha·ti·dyl·ser·ine) naturally occurs in soy and is a popular nootropic stack ingredient. It is commonly used to improve mental function and physical performance. This ingredient is a phospholipid, which are known to help repair cell membranes.

Bacopa (1000 BC)

Bacopa is a perennial herb used for thousands of years. It is commonly used for mental alertness, increasing learning rates or stress relief. Barcoside A, which naturally occurs in bacopa plants, is a popular nootropic stack ingredient.

Bacopa Monnieri
(Synapsa™) (1965)

Bacopa is a perennial, creeping herb used in Ayurvedic tradition for centuries.*

1800s to 1900s

Caffeine (1819)

Although used for centuries, caffeine was not isolated until 1989 by a German Chemist. Today, more more than half of American's consume caffeine everyday.

Taurine (1827)

Taurine is an amino acid first discovered in 1827 by German Scientists. Many foods rich in protein naturally contain abundant amounts taurine.

L-Tyrosine (1846)

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid discovered by a German chemist in 1846. L-tyrosine naturally occurs in many dairy and soy products.

GABA (1883)

GABA was first synthesized in 1883. It's role in mammals was not known until the 1950.

Phosphatidylserine (1900s)

Phosphatidylserine (pronounced phos•pha•ti•dyl•ser•ine) is a phospholipid found in the membranes of your cells.

Vitamin B12 (1948)

Vitamin B-12 was discovered in 1948 by teams in the U.S. and the U.K.

Vitamin D3 (1932-1950s)

Vitamin D2 was isolated in 1932 followed by vitamin D3 in the 1950s and was studied by professors at universities.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (1930s)

Alpha-lipoic acid was discovered in the 1930’s, but wasn’t isolated until the 1950’s. It is an antioxidant and is used by your cells to create energy.

Vitamin B-12 (1948)

Vitamin B-12 was discovered in 1948 by teams in the U.S. and the U.K.

Sulbutiamine (1965)

Sulbutiamine is a form of vitamin B1 first synthesized in 1965 by Japanese researchers.

Vinpocetine (1975)

Vinpocetine was discovered in 1975 by a Hungarian chemist. It’s extracted from the periwinkle plant.*

Huperzine A (1980s)

Huperzine A naturally occurs in firmosses and was isolated in the in the 1980’s.

1950s to 2000s

Nootropic Trials (1950s)

Nootropics were discovered while doctors and scientists were developing supplements and drugs to help people with motion sickness. Upon its discovery it was tested for cognitive improvements.

Nootropic Stacks and "Smart Pills (1950s)

During the 1950s, doctors and scientists were working together to develop a solution that would help people with motion sickness. In the process, certain racetams were discovered. Although it didn't relieve motion sickness, researchers found it improved cognitive function and memory.
Noopept (N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester) is a synthetic nootropic compound. It was introduced in Russia during the 1970s. Similar to racetams, it helps boost cognitive performance, but with a subtle psychostimulatory effect.There are currently dozens of companies manufacturing racetams in tablet, capsule, syrup, gel, or liquid variety and more than 200 brands of racetam products in 2016. Many of these companies market these brands as as "Smart Pills",  "Brain Pill Supplements" or "Cognitive Enhancers".

AlternaScript creates OptiMind Advanced Nootropic Stack

OptiMind Debuts (2014)

AlternaScript creates OptiMind®, one of the most powerful nootropic stacks in America using 12 of the best ingredients in the world for long term cognitive function enhancement. OptiMind is made with the safest, highest quality nootropic ingredients with the most powerful effects backed by science.

OptiMind becomes a Top Seller (2016)

OptiMind Becomes one of America's Best Selling Nootropics.By August 2016 AlternaScript has given away more than $2 million in free trials, sold over 6 million capsules, and has more than 100,000 users.