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Nootropics are different psychoactive substances that have the potential to improve some cognitive functions. They can improve memory, learning, focus. They can be supplements, drugs or other products.

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Possible Benefits

  • Increases memory capacity
  • Improves focus 
  • Stimulates learning 
  • Stimulates neuronal growth
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Required Equipment

Some Nootropics Are: caffeine, Bacopa Monnieri, Rhodiola Rosea, others.

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How to Do It

Consume according to the manufacturer's instruction, ideally under the supervision of a doctor.

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Why it works

  • Some of these substances can improve the dopamine mechanism, strengthening and optimizing its functioning.
  • Some facilitate the use of glucose in the brain, one of the main sources of energy and proper functioning of the brain.
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Time Commitment

1-2 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

According to each product

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Time of Day


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Possible Side Effects

Insomnia, blurred vision, high blood pressure, addiction (when exceeded consumption)

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  • There are different products for specific functions. Look for the one that best suits you and your needs.
  • Use the Ultiself App to identify which nootropic works best for you. 
  • Some nootropics are derivatives of substances of natural origin. For example, ginseng, rosemary, fennel, nettle. Although their effect may be slight, they act on the central nervous system.
  • Many stack a combination of Nootropics together in order to achieve optimal results.
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Establishing Natural Nootropics: Recent Molecular Enhancement Influenced by Natural Nootropic. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5021479/
  2. Performance enhancement at the cost of potential brain plasticity: neural ramifications of nootropic drugs in the healthy developing brain. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4026746/
  3. Screening and personalizing nootropic drugs and cognitive modulator regimens in silico. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4319391/
  4. Effectiveness of nootropic drugs with cholinergic activity in treatment of cognitive deficit: a review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4863555/
  5. Cognitive enhancers (Nootropics). Part 1: drugs interacting with receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24898652
  6. Brain Ageing, Cognition and Diet: A Review of the Emerging Roles of Food-Based Nootropics in Mitigating Age-Related Memory Decline. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6971896/
  7. Towards better brain management: nootropics. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17266573
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