How (and why) to Get Started with Nootropics

For those who have been reading on health related topics lately, you may have found that nootropics (also called smart drugs) are a hot topic. Not only are fringe “biohackers” using these compounds to improve their brain health, but there are many other people doing so as well. Wall Street traders, doctors, and a variety of other high performance professionals are starting to use nootropics to get the edge and it is an advantage that you can take as well.

There is no reason to let other people get ahead of you when using nootropics. With the following brief introduction, you’ll be in a much better position to get started with smart drugs.

Understanding the How and Why of Nootropics

If you are thinking about getting into nootropics, it is important that you are focused on starting where the professionals recommend: the basics. The most useful stack depends on your needs and goals, but there are two common places to start for beginners. One is a focus and concentration combination of L-theanine and caffeine, which are both natural compounds found in tea and coffee.

Another is a combination of a natural source of choline (for a brain chemical called acetylcholine) and then a synthetic, but well researched smart drug called piracetam. In fact, there is an entire line of drugs called racetams which can be useful for getting started with nootropics in general.

There are a number of different paths for getting started, but these two are primarily the best places to start. There are other herbal options that stem from Ayurvedic Indian tradition and you can utilize any of them in order to get the best memory, cognitive function, and performance of any of your work or classmates.