What Are Nootropics and What Are Their Benefits?

With nootropic products hitting the market left and right, it is perfectly normal to wonder just what they are and what benefits they might have. Anytime something like this makes an appearance, it might be easy to brush it off as just ‘another product’. However, it is very important to do a little research and study up before dismissing anything. 


At STACKS are excited to share with you a little bit about nootropics, their history, and just how they work to benefit the brain. We believe in our product and what we are putting on the market - after all, it’s backed by well-researched science. 


Introducing Nootropics

To start off, we have to ask the question: what are nootropics?


To put it simply, nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance in healthy individuals by supporting and protecting, either directly or indirectly, the functional and structural status of the brain. 


If you’ve been seeing more talk about nootropics lately, there are a few good reasons as to why that is. First of all, they are so easy to use, as they are ingredients that can be taken in a pill or as a powdered packet that is blended into a bottle of water. 


Secondly, they are very versatile, and they target several different aspects of brain performance. They can even be layered and combined to help you achieve the final outcomes you’re looking for. 


A Brief History

For some, ‘nootropic’ might seem like just a fun buzzword, but much like with many other words in the English language, it is actually derived from Greek. “Nous”, which means mind, and “tropein”, which means to bend or turn - these two root words come together to make ‘nootropic’. 


Actually, the term nootropic was created in the very early ’70s by a Romanian chemist and psychologist, Dr. Corneliu Giurgea, while he was trying to invent a sleeping pill. Instead, he accidentally wound up creating a substance he dubbed ‘nootropic’.


From there, Dr. Giurgea outlined several specific conditions required for a substance to be called a nootropic. According to him, nootropics needed to:


  1. Enhance memory
  2. Improve behavior under adverse conditions 
  3. Shield the brain from injury by physical or chemical means
  4. Improve tonic cortical/subcortical control mechanisms
  5. Demonstrate a low to no toxicity and side-effect profile

Even though the modernized nootropics only date back the last 50 years or so, there is plenty of evidence that suggests plants such as Ginkgo and coca leaves have been used to influence cognition and mood for almost 10,000 years.


A very common nootropic is actually caffeine. Humans have been consuming coffee for centuries, utilizing the caffeine sourced inside of the Coffea plant. Caffeine acts as a brain stimulant, giving us energy and enhancing attention, reaction time, and information processing. So if you’re one of the millions of Americans who drink coffee every day, congratulations! You are already reaping the benefits of nootropics. 

 

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How do they work?

Now that you have some history and background information on nootropics, it’s time to ask the important question: how do they work? 


Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and botanicals: all of these have one huge commonality, and that is the fact they are substances with nootropic activity. Caffeine is a popular one, of course, but other regularly used nootropics products include magnesium, choline, and Gingko Biloba.


Here at STACKS, we use a scientific formulation that focuses not just on harnessing the individual nootropic capabilities of each of these substances, but we show just how beneficial they are when compounded together. We look at health beyond basic nutrition alone, and we seek out and incorporate future-focused, scientifically backed ingredients that are gentle and yet have a powerful effect on health. 

 

What are the benefits?

Okay, so you know what nootropics are and how they work. But you’re still wondering - why should you buy nootropics products? That’s easy - they’re good for the brain! 


Nootropics work by increasing mental functions such as memory, creativity, motivation, and attention. They affect brain performances through a number of mechanisms or pathways, for example, the dopaminergic pathway.


  • Neuroprotective: STACKS nootropic products have neuroprotective benefits, meaning that they aid in the preservation and protection of the neuronal structure and its function by increasing the antioxidant intake that comes from functional foods. By doing so, it also decreases oxidative stress levels.

  • Cognitive Function: Another great benefit of nootropics is that they work to optimize internal mental processes. This helps to improve brain function, learning acquisition, perception, memory, decision making, and more. If you’re seeking to enhance these areas for school or work, it’s definitely time to add STACKS NOOTROPIC to your daily routine.

  • Neuroregeneration: By focusing on the restoration of neural connectivity, nootropics are able to help with the regrowth or repair of nervous tissues and cells located in the brain, including neuron, gila, axons, myelin, or synapses. 

Our brains are the core processor for our bodies - it keeps us thinking, moving, and doing. We can drink water, we can exercise, and we can even try getting a good night’s sleep. While all of these are important and necessary for promoting good health, we can really up the ante by incorporating nootropics just once a day. 


Make Brain Health A Habit

Don’t wait another day to start experiencing the power of nootropics, add STACKS NOOTROPIC  to your daily routine! You can start with one box, which gives you a ten-day supply of our citrus blend powder. And because we believe in our product, we give you a thirty-day guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, you’re getting your money back. 


If you do decide you love our nootropics product, you can subscribe to a monthly order! When registering for a subscription, you get a 30-day supply with 10% off your order and even free shipping. However, if something comes up, rest assured you can cancel any time.


Without a doubt, our brains work hard for us. So let’s be kind to them and give them the nootropics they deserve!