Focus sur les nootropiques - MYCELAB

Focus on nootropics

Nootropics are natural or synthetic substances that are known for their stimulating effects on our brain. Focus on what some call “brain booster” or “smart drug”.

What are nootropics?

The term nootropic was coined in 1972 by Doctor Corneliu Giurgea.

Nootropics are being studied for their potential role in supporting cognitive functions. These substances are often associated with memory and learning. However, it is important to note that the effects of these substances vary widely and are the subject of ongoing scientific study.

When to take nootropics?

Some forms of nootropics are not safe to take. For example, nicotine has nootropic properties, but we know full well that when it is consumed in tobacco, by smoking, the effects can only be harmful to the body.

With this in mind, Dr. Corneliu Giurge established certain rules for a substance to be considered a “true nootropic,” including the absence of toxicity and the ability to support certain brain functions.

It is important to understand that nootropics are not an alternative to a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. To have a satisfactory result, these conditions must be met.

It should also be noted on the one hand that nootropics cannot be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women or children due to the lack of studies on this subject. On the other hand, these substances can pose a risk if you are sick or if you are undergoing medical treatment. We therefore recommend that you seek advice from a healthcare professional or contact us using the contact form.

The duration of action of nootropics varies greatly. This naturally depends on the substance consumed. Some show their effects after a few hours while others take several weeks to show their potential.

What are the different types and forms of nootropics?

Nootropics can be of natural or synthetic origin.

Some nootropics of natural origin:

    • Bacopa
    • Theine and caffeine
    • Eleutherococcus
    • Korean Ginseng
    • Ginko biloba
    • Guarana
    • Huperzia
    • Hedgehog hydne (Lion's Mane mushroom)

The taste, texture, and color of nootropics vary depending on their forms and compounds.

Nootropics can be in solid form (capsules, tablets, powders) or liquid (dropper or spray).



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