Real-life Benefits of Nootropics

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Nootropics have a range of potential real-life benefits.

They can improve function in target areas such as memory, attention, and creativity.

And can also improve mental clarity, motivation, stamina, cellular repair, sleep, whilst managing anxiety and slowing cognitive decline.

This means that with the right stack of ingredients you could help alleviate some of the stress that occurs during big presentations in the office or organizing a busy family schedule where you need to be in 100 different places at once, whilst carrying out these tasks to a much higher standard.

The list goes on and on with the types of things that nootropics can help you deal within your day to day lives…

From helping you to remember your family members’ names in those moments where it’s just on the tip of your tongue but you can’t quite get there, right through to helping you become super productive throughout your busy business schedule.

This forum topic is a place for you to share how nootropics have had positive effects in your lives.

We will get the ball rolling with a reply to this introduction with a post about reducing anxiety at social gatherings with nootropics.

Have a read and then please share your experience too with a reply or a completely new topic thread.

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Reducing anxiety at social gatherings

Social anxiety whether general or irrational is a real thing that affects a large proportion of the general population.

With every social encounter comes some level of anxiety… it’s natural!

It’s how we’ve managed to stay alive for so long and avoid potentially dangerous situations. It’s our brain’s way of booting itself into a super alert state where it can assess all possible outcomes to judge if we should stay or get the hell out of town.

However, most social situations don’t require you to start running for the hills but for some of us, even a meeting with a group of close friends can induce anxiety.

Nootropics have been shown to help reduce anxiety.

Bacopa Monnieri, Rhodiola Rosea, Phosphatidylserine, L-theanine and Vitamins B6 & B12 have all be shown to help reduce anxiety in some way.

L-theanine, for example, reduces the arousal of cortisol (stress hormone) in the body and can also slow down your heart rate. This creates a much calmer reaction to stressful stimuli, which for some of us is a social gathering.

Vitamins B6 & B12 work similarly by slowing down the body’s release of cortisol.

B6, in particular, has been shown to specifically reduce the stress levels in elderly women.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16930802
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503954/