What are nootropics? 

Nootropics are the drugs cognitive drugs that are used. Cognitive refers to the capability of our mind or brain to think and do work. Substances present in nootropics boost our brain and give healthy people more alertness, delays the aging process, increase creativity, etc. They are also called ‘smart drugs’ for the same reason. They assist a person in gaining confidence. In short, taking nootropics are known to improve the performance of brain-related tasks.

 Foods containing nootropics in them:

  • Coffee is also contemplated as a nootropic drug, as it has a large amount of caffeine present in it. It works cognitively and sharpens our memory power. That is how you can get benefited in two ways from the same drink.
  • Along with caffeine and theanine, a compound is present in green tea, known as epigallocatechin is responsible for providing benefits like a nootropic does to our brain.
  • Eggs are the main source of choline, which is a great neurotransmitter.
  • Berries, especially blueberry is known to be the best antioxidant fruit amongst all. It helps in making our brains more active and improves memory.

Can someone get habitual of nootropics? 

Generally, nootropics are not deemed as addictives. But if taken for a longer period, for the sake of stimulating your brain, they can be proved dangerous. They might not become an addiction to your body, but you might need them mentally.

Side impacts of nootropic drugs: 

Some serious side effects of nootropics have been found which include throbbing heart, raised blood pressure, sleeping disorders (insomnia), etc. A faint-hearted and short determined person might also get addicted to nootropics if taken continuously for a longer period. But the other patients, who are stronger and have strong will power, will not be easily harmed by them.

The very first symptom of its side effect is generally severe headaches. And secondly, they can cause a blurry vision too. Anxiety and panic attacks are also found very common.

 To summarize it all, nootropics acts on our brain as a stress reliever, only if chosen right.

Benefits of taking nootropics: 

Nootropics drugs that have high ratios of glutamate in them are known to diminish social anxiety disorderliness. It soothes their minds and makes them feel more relieved in public. Glutamate is a type of neurotransmitter which sends signals to our brain at high speed. A patient should take nootropics only if prescribed by an expert medical practitioner.

When you should not take nootropics? 

A person should never do in-take of nootropics when he is already taking other medications. Although nootropics are not a reason for depression, a patient should avoid taking it along with other science-based medicines that affect the brain.


Nootropic drugs primarily help in the improvement of executive functions performed by our brain. They help in offering motivation too during tough times of life. Taking the right nootropic, when needed, can be a boon to your body. So, it is recommended to go to a good doctor when facing any of the above-mentioned issues with your brain.

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