• WHAT ARE NOOTROPICS? •
“SUPPLEMENTS THAT MAY IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION, PARTICULARLY EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS, MEMORY, CREATIVITY, OR MOTIVATION IN HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS”
Nootropics are a range of supplements, ingredients and botanical extracts that may improve mental performance and cognition in healthy people.
The term 'nootropic' was coined in the 1960's by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea. He described a nootropic as something that:
Improved behaviour under adverse conditions
Shielded the brain from injury by chemical or physical means
Improved tonic cortical/subcortical control mechanisms
Demonstrated a low side-effect and toxicity profile