The year was 1972, when Mr. Giurgea coined the term nootropic.
According to his definition nootropic drugs such as Geniux should include the following characteristics:
enhanced learning and memory effects;
enhance the ability of learned behaviors to resist disruption (AKA improved focus);
protect your brain against various physical or chemical injuries;
enhance the efficiency of your brain functions;
and this one is important – they should lack the usual side effects of other psychotropic drugs. Namely sedation, loss of motor control, and most importantly…
nootropics should have very few side effects and extremely low toxicity.
So, what exactly are nootropics?
Nootropics are any cognitive enhancing drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and any functional foods that help improve mental functions.
Top Benefits of Nootropics
Nootropics hold the promise of helping with:
your memory storage and recall
your cognition or ability to pay attention and comprehend ideas
your reasoning ability
you ability to communicate
And, most importantly, it is believed that nootropics can help improve your overall health.
Sounds like a magic pill, which it isn’t, but you should think of nootropics like this…
Your brain controls all the functioning organs in your body. From your metabolism to your nervous system, to your digestive system, every organ in your body is controlled by your brain. When your brain is healthier and functioning better your entire physical well-being is improved.
Not to mention your emotional makeup. Many of modern life’s maladies such as depression, anxiety, ADD, and addictions can be traced to unhealthy brains.
What Nootropics are NOT
A critical definition of nootropics is that they convey some benefit to the brain and that they are almost completely non-toxic. This is your brain we are talking about, not something you want to experiment on.
You need to be aware that many so-called nootropics available today contain stimulants like caffeine, ephedrine, or any other psychoactive drugs that temporarily increase your alertness.
Two Schools of Thought on Nootropics
Two schools of thought have emerged within the world of nootropics.
The first school, and probably the first to come to mind when you think about smart drugs or pills such as Eleuthero Root or Siberian Ginseng that make you think better is focused on the short term. “How can I improve my focus and attention, today”? Much like the movie Limitless, modern society wants a pill to solve a problem immediately. This isn’t necessarily bad. It is akin to weight loss. If you were overweight, of course, you are going to want a pill that will shed the pounds quickly right? The problem is, your body doesn’t work that way.
Again, they do work, well, but they come with a price extracted from your brain and body. Nothing is wrong with occasional use and we are actually looking at including oxiracetam into our next formula, but we don’t suggest anyone take it on a long-term basis, or any of these types of nootropics long term for that matter.
The second school of thought, and the one we fall into stakes its claim in the long term health of your brain
Quite literally your brain controls everything in your life. These types of brain health supplements can help improve your brain health and thus your memory, your focus, your attention, your emotions and moods, even your metabolism but instead of extracting a price from your health they actually benefit you in the long-term.
And, the best part, when you give your brain the proper nutrition to function properly you…Can shift every area in your life into high-gear – your thinking, your health, and your emotions. Everything just starts working better.
You get more respect and love from the people in your life now that your memory works better and you stop forgetting all the important stuff. You glide through the hardest tasks and your focus and attention are laser sharp. You see your health start to improve as your body systems begin to function better. You moods improve, along with your attitudes, making the world a much better place.