Nootropics are a category of herbal medicine that is complementary to adaptogens and nervines. They are especially useful for emotional well-being as well as mental health. They promote brain circulation as well.
They are found in herb forms, supplements, and pharmaceutical medications. They are used to enhance memory, cognitive functioning, slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease-related cognitive decline, reduce oxidative damage to the brain and they are used to improve one’s mood.
Some people know them by the name of smart drugs. They are more known for their stimulating effects on the brain.
Here is a list of the 12 best Nootropics:
3. Gotu Kola
7. White Peony
8. Yuan Zhi
10. Huperzine A
11. Grape Seed Extract
Here I am going to go into my top 3 favorite nootropics for mental health and brainpower. In future updates, I am going to add more nootropics from the list so stay updated. Starting with a favorite of mine:
#9. The Nootropic
This plant extract is used to enhance memory. It is extracted from the periwinkle herb. The periwinkle herb can be used to improve brain blood flow. The brain blood flow allows circulation throughout the nerve cells to better stimulate memory retention.
Vinpocetine is useful for Alzheimer’s disease sufferers as well as other conditions that reduce blood circulation to the brain.
Vinpocetine can interact with other medications so use caution when supplementing and consult your physician before use.
This herb is used for cerebral circulatory deficiencies. There has been significant research for ginko’s use in treating mental health conditions including poor brain circulation, degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, tinnitus, poor memory, and more.
In human studies, ginko delayed the progress of dementia and had an anxiolytic effect. It has also helped with side effects from psychiatric medications.
This herb is also known as Brahmi, and water hyssop. This herb is a nootropic as well as a nervine. It has antioxidant, antispasmodic, and anticonvulsive properties.
Bacopa is used to increase memory and focus, as well well as alleviate anxiety. It can help to slow down Alzheimer’s disease. It can also help people suffering from ADHD when used with other herbs such as hawthorn and holy basil.
If you decide to try any of these nootropics it is wise to consult a physician about any medication interactions and their safety usage for your individual condition.