13th Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020
13th Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020
As the hustle and bustle of modern-day life keep getting busier, we find that it's harder to stay focused on our productivity and getting things done. Whether it's distractions from our mobile devices or outside influences, from time to time we all experience the lack of focus and it affects our productivity without a doubt.
So what can we do to drive some extra focus into our lives? Simply put, the right nutrition, adequate sleep and some lifestyle changes are highly effective and recommended, but what if you want that extra edge?
Silicon Valley execs, CEO's, entrepreneurs and even students have been 'hacking' their brains for quite some time now to do just that, turning the dial up on their focus. How? Well, nootropics of course.
We decided to have a look at some of the top nootropics to help boost and drive a more intense focus to get you through those days where productivity is a must! Whether at work, sport, studying or just in need of an edge.
Adrafinil has gathered major popularity in the nootropic world due to its effectiveness in not just promoting wakefulness and energy but also its potential in cognitive improvement. Adrafinil is a prodrug to Modafinil. Once Adrafinil enters the body, it is metabolized to active Modafinil.
Adrafinil has been shown to have various benefits and effects on mental clarity and performance. These benefits range from:
- Promoting wakefulness without the common side effects associated with stimulants.
- Adrafinil has shown promise in enhancing aspects of cognition and even increase the speed of learning.
- Shown to have mood-enhancing properties and antidepressant potential.
- Adrafinil's active form, modafinil, has also shown powerful neuroprotective properties in keeping brain cells healthy and even slowing the degenerative process associated with Parkinson's disease.
A favourite amongst avid nootropic users due to its ability to not just enhance learning and memory but also improve energy with its mild stimulatory effects and its ability to increase focus. Oxiracetam is a derivative of the first nootropic, Piracetam, however, it's considered more potent.
Oxiracetam has also been studied as a potential treatment for the loss of memory related to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease.
Oxiracetam has been shown to host a variety of cognitive benefits as follows:
- Oxiracetam has shown some major potential in increasing memory and overall learning ability.
- The combined mild stimulatory effects and cognitive enhancement has shown Oxiracetam to improve overall focus and concentration.
- Oxiracetam has also shown potential in increasing verbal fluency and verbal learning in elderly subjects.
- Research has suggested that Oxiracetam has significant neuroprotective properties and may even assist in blocking damage associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Another favourite amongst nootropic users with no surprise. Noopept is a powerful synthetic version of Piracetam yet different in chemical structure and also not entirely considered a 'racetam' at all.
Noopept has been shown to approximately 1000x more potent than Piracetam absorbs more rapidly and lasts longer. Noopept is also used as a prescription medication in Russia for the treatment of a variety of cognitive disorders and even used to treat brain injuries and trauma and age-related cognitive decline.
Noopept has been shown to have the following cognitive benefits:
- Similar to Piracetam, Noopept also assist in improving memory and learning retention and speed.
- Some reports has shown users to experience enhanced sensory perception through enhanced vision and hearing.
- Noopept has been shown to be a potent compound to assist in enhancing NGF and BDNF levels in the brain.
- Like most racetams, Noopept also shows potent neuroprotective properties with antioxidative properties and also the potential as an anti-inflammatory agent.
One of the newest members in the racetam family. Fasoracetam has shown major promise as a potent cognitive enhancer and is currently being developed as a non-stimulant treatment for ADHD. Fasoracetam has been given the green light by the FDA for human clinical trials.
Fasoracetam has shown to have benefits and effects as follows:
- Fasoracetam, similar to most racetams, has shown benefit in improving memory and aspects of general cognition by increasing the amount of acetylcholine, the memory neurotransmitter.
- Fasoracetam has been shown to have the potential in relieving anxiety and may even act as an antidepressant due to its effects on up-regulation of GABA in the brain.
- Studies and research, as well as clinical trials done thus far on Fasoracetam, has shown some significant potential in the treatment of ADHA in 30 subjects.