13th Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020
13th Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020
The nootropics industry continues to prove itself as one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries.
We decided to have a look at some of the best selling and most sought after nootropics of 2019, so far.
Prime Mind has proven itself to be one serious contender in the nootropic space. Consisting of an all-natural nootropic stack formulation designed for complete brain optimization.
It contains various components targetting an array of neural pathways to boost cognitive functions. Aimed at supporting memory, mental clarity, mental performance, mood and general brain health.
The nootropic stack, or formulation, consists of Lion's Mane Mushroom, Alpha GPC (Choline Source), Bacopin® (Patented Bacopa Monnieri), Huperzia Serrata, Phosphatidylserine and more.
Prime Mind is perfect for those looking for a non-stimulating nootropic product perfect for daily use and can be seen as a highly potent nootropic based 'brain vitamin'. Highly recommended!
Elevate is one of the most powerful and cutting-edge nootropic formulations to hit the South African Market. Comprising of an advanced, research-based, nootropic formulation.
This nootropic formulation is definitely one of the more potent nootropic offerings, best suited for the more advanced users or those looking for an all-rounder solution. Combining compounds such as Adrafinil, Coluracetam, Noopept, Sulbutiamine and more.
Elevate is an advanced combination of active and functional ingredients to provide the body & mind with an "elevated" state. Achieved via the enhancement of cognition, performance, and mood.
Specifically designed for individuals with intensive workloads and those in need of superior performance, both in and out of the workplace.
Adrafinil, a prodrug to Modafinil or otherwise known as Provigil, is a eugeroic or wakefulness-promoting nootropic agent, which when metabolized, converts to active Modafinil in the body.
Adrafinil was designed to increase energy, boost productivity, prevent fatigue and stimulate the mind and body, all without causing anxiety and hyperactivity generally associated with other common amphetamine-based and other stimulants.
It has also been suggested that Adrafinil may have positive effects on mood, focus, and learning ability and may even assist in keeping your brain health due to neuroprotective properties.
Originally developed as a treatment for sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, It quickly gained popularity amongst university students, shift workers or professionals pushing long gruelling hours in the office due to its effectiveness as a stimulant and its proven nootropic benefits, increasing mental alertness and cognitive performance.
Still one of the top dogs in the nootropic world and arguably the king of the nootropic jungle. Lion’s Mane Mushroom, otherwise referred to as Yamabushitake, is a true natural nootropic.
This Natural super-herb is one of the most powerful natural nootropics available for cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection, with studies indicating that Lion's Mane might have a permanent effect on cognitive enhancement.
Beyond its cognitive benefits, Lion's Mane also contributes to nerve growth and neuroprotection. Lion's Mane Mushroom is also an edible mushroom used in Asian cuisine as well as traditional medicine as a treatment for an array of ailments.
Lion's Mane Mushroom has shown the ability to greatly increase and promote Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) production crucial for the survival and function of nerves cells throughout the mind and body. Increase NGF levels in the brain can result in improved cognition by promoting neural growth, reducing inflammation and optimizing brain health.
Coluracetam is one of the lesser-known nootropics that belong to the class of "racetams". This fat-soluble nootropic improves the brain’s choline conversion to acetylcholine through high-affinity choline uptake (HACU) process.
Coluracetam has been shown to beneficial to memory, eyesight, manic depression and anxiety. Coluracetam tends to act similar to that of the ampakine nootropics, which is where its stimulant-like properties are suspected to arise from.
Coluracetam is part of the racetam family. The mechanism of the racetam compounds is connected to a process called high-affinity choline uptake or HACU.
In the process, neurons draw in choline to synthesize a neurotransmitter named acetylcholine. For cognitive enhancement, an increase in the activity of neurons is needed which is gained through a higher HACU rate. The HACU process clarifies why the nootropic impacts alertness, attention, and memory.
Coluracetam is a choline up-taker, i.e. it improves the intake of choline through the HACU system. Furthermore, it converts a substantial amount of choline to acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter considered to be extremely necessary for memory formation, learning capacity, and focus.
The study that supports the finding was conducted on AF64A-treated rats. It evidenced that:
Interventions in rats support the usage of Coluracetam at very low oral doses to preserve HACU.
Another study that explains how Coluracetam operates signifies that the agent restores the uptake of choline even when nerve cells have been damaged.