Smart Drugs

Nootropics are new to the entrepreneurial community and young adults who are attempting to gain an edge on their classmates when cramming for an exam or pushing their brain to maximum capacity.

In today’s competitive workforce, just having a college degree with honors does not guarantee you anything and the search for any type of edge to competitors is continuous.

What are the top 3 Nootropics that can give you an edge against your competitors?

1. Noopept

Developed in Russia in 1996, Noopept is the name for the molecule N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester. It is a potent Nootropic that is similar to piracetam ( the Grandad of Nootropics ) but is 1000 times stronger than its counterpart. It is known to be used for mental energy, memory, and brain health. It is also been used to counteract anxiety, irritability, and fatigue while also protecting the brain from further damage and cognitive health.

The brain is a continuous circuit of many synapses and neurotransmitters. In order to understand the effects, you need to understand how it works in the brain. Noopept binds to glutamatergic AMPA receptor sites which secondarily hampers the disruption of the neurotransmitter glutamate all the while stopping reuptake.

This series of events increases glutamate in the brain and has the ability to improve overall brain health to include cognition, focus, memory, and behavior.

2. Phenylpiracetam

Phenylpiracetam was developed by a Russian psychopharmacologist named Valentina Ivanovna Akhapkina. It was originally developed in 1984 for Russian astronauts in the attempt to treat extended stress from working in space.

Research has been done on patients with encephalopathy with the involvement of acute lesions of cerebral blood flow and brain injury. It was shown to improve motor coordination, increase brain function, memory recall, and lower anxiety and depression.

Phenylpiracetam, like noopept,  has been compared to piracetam and is a central nervous system stimulant. It has the ability to not only increase cognitive abilities but also has a psychostimulant effect that can increase energy, stamina, and performance.

With the phenyl group not being water soluble, it allows for optimal blood brain permeability which increases its stimulant effects without the caffeine jitters you would possibly get with too much coffee.

Who would benefit from taking Phenylpiracetam?

Phenylpiracetam is one of the best remedies for “brain fog” along with increased energy. It has been compared to adderall like substances but without as much dependence and a little bit cleaner.

It has the ability to increase memory and recall, cognitive function, physical energy, focus, and also mood and behavior. It has been noted that Phenylpiracetam has the ability to alter neurotransmitters such as Dopamine, Gaba, and Acetylcholine which have direct effects on mood and movement.

3. Modafinil

Like most Nootropics, modafinil – just naturally came from a pathology background and was originally made to target areas in sleep disturbance such as narcolepsy, sleep shift disorder, sleep apnea, and sleep deprivation. While it is promoted as a wakefulness drug to aid in daytime sleepiness and get through your day, it also has optimal side effects in different cognitive areas.

Modafinil is a schedule IV substance and requires a prescription from your doctor. While it is used to aid in somnolence, it is also known to be prescribed for ADHD and depression.

From many reports online, Modafinil has been discussed to have positive benefits in increased production, mental endurance, and decision making. It works by increasing dopamine in the hypothalamus which secondarily helps improve focus, elevating mood, and energy.

Users have noted that over time there is a potential for increased tolerance for Modafinil. So it is important to stick to the prescribed dosage for only a couple of times a week in order to maximize the effectiveness and longevity.