A nootropic can be defined as any substance that helps to enhance memory and other cognitive functions.
In recent years nootropics have become popularized by stories that claim many in Silicon Valley use nootropics as a type of “smart drug”.
Corneliu E. Giurgea, a psycologist and chemist, is believed to have synthesized the first nootropic, Piracetam in 1964. Giurgea is also credited with coining the term “nootropic” which is a combination of the Greek words “nous” meaning “mind” and “trope” meaning “to bend”.
Safe FDA approved nootropics exist on the market
The majority of nootropics on the market are FDA approved and normally a combination of natural ingredients coupled with nootropic stackers to enhance effectiveness. The goal of most of the supplements is to increase blood flow and help with brain fog symptoms.
The debate still continues on the benefits and side affects surrounding nootropics .When deciding on a nootropic, a good place to start is assuring the product is FDA approved, backed by peer-review and human based trials and of course consulting with your primary care physician.