How Smart Drugs Enhance Cognitive Abilities
Enhancing a person’s mental capabilities to learn more, be more alert and feel motivated isn’t something that is new. Nootropics Canada have existed since the early 1970s and the name was coined for these smart drugs in 1972. However, people may be more aware of them today and use them to help improve their learning capabilities in school and be more alert in the morning.
How Nootropics Work
It is thought that nootropics Canada work by changing the brain’s access to its neurochemicals, which include neurotransmitters, hormones and enzymes in the brain. This is done by either stimulating the growth of nerves or helping to improve the supply of oxygen to the brain. While nootropics Canada are cognitive enhancers, in order to be concerned a true nootropic, they have to meet with nootropic criteria. This criteria includes:
Enhances memory and learning.
Enhances behaviors that can be disrupted under certain conditions.
Protects the brain from injury by physical or chemical means.
Enhances the cortical/subcortical mechanisms of the brain.
They have few side effects and low toxicity. They also lack the pharmacology of most psychotropic drugs.
In 1979, the criteria were updated to clarify them and a metabolic approach was used. However, the original criteria are still often cited today.
Types of Nootropics
Nootropics Canada come in several forms. The smart drugs come in a drug form, a dietary supplement, and nutraceutials, which are foods that have health and medical benefits. Nutraceutials can either provide a physiological benefit or protection against chronic diseases.
Racetams are a commonly used nootropics Canada because of their effectiveness and safety. Though their effects are similar to that of amphetamines, their effect is very different. Amphetamines will use excessive neurotransmitters to deluge your brain, but racetams bond with receptors and change their shape temporarily, which helps to use the neurotransmitters you have more effectively.
Some vitamin supplements are also considered nootropics Canada. Vitamin B is considered a nootropic because it may influence cognitive function by reducing homocysteine levels, which have been shown to impair cognitive abilities. Choline is an essential nutrient which can improve long-term memory. It is often lumped together with B vitamins and it is found in several foods, but beef liver, eggs and wheat germ contain the highest amounts.
Stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines are also considered smart drugs, but they may have more side effects on the body than other forms of nootropics. Nootropics Canada can be taken in pill form or there are powders that can be mixed with drinks in order to help improve your cognitive function. Many students take nootropics Canada in order to have better concentration and be able to focus on their studies better.
Most nootropics Canada are considered harmless to the human body with few side effects and they are readily available around the world. There are some countries that do not allow them to be imported, but nootropics Canada do not need prescriptions and they can be imported into the country without issue. Most Canadians who these smart drugs purchase them online.