A number of nutrients have nootropic effects. They include the lipid phosphatidylserine (PS), required for proper brain cell formation; lipoic acid, a potent antioxidant; and astaxanthin, another antioxidant that helps keep brain cells pliable.
One of the latest nootropic nutrients is pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ). Cells produce energy through tiny structures called mitochondria; keeping these mitochondria healthy is crucial for the brain, which requires a lot of energy. PQQ has shown an ability to support energy production within the brain by protecting existing mitochondria and stimulating the creation of new ones.
Taking a Systems Approach
Many hardcore brain hackers take “nootropic stacks,” or supplement combinations. However, going the stack route requires a bit of research to ensure that one is taking the correct substances in the correct dosages from the most reputable suppliers.
Supplement manufacturers have now developed nootropic systems that eliminate the homework (or worse, the uniformed guesswork). High-quality formulations are tested for purity and potency by third parties and are free of gluten, GMOs and allergens. Such systems include omega-3 fats, which help keep brain cells flexible while protecting them against inflammation. And because the brain is only as healthy as the body, better formulations also include multivitamins to promote overall well-being. Feeling the need for increased brain speed doesn’t have to turn anyone into a nootropics nerd. Supplementation systems offer single-source cognition support.
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