Nootropics (also known as brain supplements)
Nootropics have recently become an area of great intrigue and sustained research in the world of wellness. These substances act as “brain supplements” that seek to improve cognitive function, cerebral processing, and also heighten mood in their users. Alongside engendering benefits concerning focus and mental alertness, nootropics also can act as destressing compounds that interact with the brain’s neural pathways to potentially relieve anxiety.
This article will explain what exactly nootropics are an how they work within your body. Later on, it will address the question of safety around nootropics and what you should consider when deciding which nootropics to take. Lastly, it will expand on Puresport’s nootropics range and the incredible ingredients included in our products. These ingredients work synergistically with each other to enhance your mind’s capability and clarity.
What are Nootropics?
As already mentioned, nootropics are supplements that seek to boost the functioning of your brain and holistic mental performance. Admittedly, this is an incredibly wide remit and therefore a lot of substances are billed as nootropics. Nicotine, caffeine, vitamin powders, and synthetic drugs can all be classed as nootropics; similarly, so can herbal remedies, plant extracts, and mushrooms. What all these substances have in common is that they are said to boost the brain’s health and performative abilities. They hope to improve memory, creativity, focus, and motivation; they also potentially help with battling stress and aids the body in overcoming those symptoms.
How do Nootropic products work?
There is still a lot of research to be done in working out how specifically nootropics work in assisting the brain to reach its potential and enhance cognitive function. Different nootropics interact with each individual in a unique manner making it difficult to label them with generalised claims and ascribe to them narrow functions. Some are more focused at increasing connectivity of neural pathways and acting as natural stimulants to power brain cells, whilst others seek to protect your neurosystem from harmful antioxidants and external free radicals. Furthermore, some nootropic substances act as adaptogens and therefore work to overcome the symptoms of stress on the body and readdress overall homeostatic balance.
Ultimately, in order for nootropics to reach their potential, we believe that they should supplement a lifestyle which is itself healthy and balanced. It is through the sustained taking of these substances that the body may start to experience their cumulative effect; yet we also advise that this is combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise regime. It is when all these aspects of wellness complement each other that the greatest benefits are reaped. There is some evidence to suggest that regular exercise fortifies your memory and staves off age-related cognitive decline. Furthermore, undergoing such exercise also increases your heart rate and naturally causes healthy endorphins to race around your bloodstream.
Are Nootropics safe?
You do need to be careful when deciding which nootropics to take, since there are those which are filled with caffeine or other substances that may not be mentioned clearly on the product’s packaging. What’s more, nootropics interact with individuals’ bodies in a very unique manner. There is not a one-size-fits-all effect that these substances have, yet there are some common characteristics in how they are suggested to focus wholly on brain. It is pretty common practice to advise that any potential user consult with their GP or a medical professional to see if using nootropics may cause any complications with existing health issues.
What are the benefits and side effects of Nootropics?
What is beginning to emerge is that natural nootropics could boost brain function while simultaneously making the brain healthier. These compounds are believed to fortify the brain’s defenses against oxidants and destructive toxins, and also improve circulation too. As a result of this catalysis of the brain’s potential, through increasing connectivity between neurons or supplying your brain cells more efficiently with energy, nootropics may have the dual effect of increasing focus but also decluttering your headspace.
By supposedly boosting the flow of oxygen and important nutrients to the brain, there are potential corollary benefits to taking nootropics. Firstly, nootropics may increase the brain’s antioxidant capacity, especially when facing stress, and therefore helps protect brain cells from chemical damage. What’s more, nootropics could also expedite the recovery of brain cells so that they can quickly return to their most productive state: this naturally leads to more efficient mental processing and better cognitive health. Lastly, since several nootropics are adaptogens that seek to restore homeostatic balance during times of stress, through equalizing the brain’s chemical environment they might improve cell-to-cell communication.
Types of Nootropic supplements
Puresport offers a range of nootropic products that many believe could help the brain achieve its potential. We offer Boost, Clarity, and Unwind nootropic capsules that do not contain any CBD, and also Boost, Clarity, and Unwind oils that do contain 1500mg of our highest quality CBD.
Below is an explanation of our nootropic products and how they function:
Our Boost nootropics have been created to invigorate your mornings with an extra dose of natural goodness. Lions Mane, Chaga, Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba and Vitamin C are all incredible ingredients that many believe could stimulate mind, body, wellness and immune function.
Our Clarity nootropics have been designed to enhance brain function and provide mental transparency from a wellness regime. The blend of Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, L-Theanine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B9 and B12 are a recipe to encapsulate the pursuit of high calibre focus and concentration.
Our Unwind nootropics have been created for consumption during the evenings. It is essential that we relax the mind after a long day and to assist with sleep and recovery for the next day ahead. The blend of Ashwagandha, Montmorency Cherry, L-Theanine and a range of other ingredients are believed to possess naturally therapeutic properties to relax the mind, body and soul.
Natural Nootropic Ingredients?
The western world is slowly becoming more cognisant of the myriad natural ingredients and herbs that have been utilised for centuries as health supplements in Asia and the Middle East. Our products consist of the finest and highest quality natural ingredients that we believe work synergistically to improve your cognitive performance and seek to mitigate the effects of stress. Below are listed some of our most prominent nootropics that feature within our Boost, Clarity, and Unwind range.
Lion’s Mane is a mushroom that possesses adaptogenic qualities and is a powerful ingredient within our Boost oil and capsules. Some studies have found that Lion’s Mane contains two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells: hericenones and erinacines. These natural compounds supposedly help to reinforce the connections made within neural pathways of the brain, helping support memory retention and connective thoughts.
Ashwagandha is a traditional Indian medicine dating back as far as 6,000 BC and literally translates as ‘smell of horse’ due to the root of the plant itself smelling like that of a horse. Ashwagandha can potentially reduce markers of neuro-inflammation. In turn, this may make the brain less receptive to stressful events in day-to-day life. Thus seeing ripple effects stemming from reduced stress such as drops in blood pressure & heart rate to boosts in social functioning & motivation. Ashwagandha acts as a hero ingredient in both our Clarity and Unwind nootropics.
Gingko Biloba extract is taken from the leaves of a Gingko Biloba tree. It is believed to manage levels of cortisol present in the bloodstream, the hormone most directly linked to stress within the body. Some research suggests that Gingko Biloba can improve mental processing speeds and aid in memory recall, yet investigations into these potential benefits are at a very formative stage. Gingko Biloba is a constituent ingredient within our Boost range.
L-Theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid that supposedly works to promote calmness and a more settled mindset. We believe that this hero ingredient might mitigate any side-effects of stress one’s mental state, eradicating cognitive tension and brain fog associated with stress and overactivity. L-Theanine works wonderfully with a whole host of other natural nootropics in our Unwind range to assist users in experiencing a quality night’s sleep.
Shop Nootropic Products
Puresport has gradually expanded from being a CBD company focussed on improving elite athlete performance to now wanting to address the world of wellness. Our nootropic product range represents years of meticulous research and innovation aimed at providing unparalleled mental and cognitive benefits for its users. Explore our nootropics range now!