Nootropics are highly sought after, and rightfully so. The many positive effects associated with them has garnered plenty of attention and chatter, now more than ever. However, nootropics can be split into two unique families: natural and synthetic.
If you have ever heard a controversy around nootropics, that would likely be about synthetic ones. Natural, or pure nootropics have earned a positive reputation as way for many people to get a little extra brain power, among other benefits. That is all without the negative effects certain synthetic nootropics have.
That all may be common knowledge at this point. But what is not common knowledge is where these impressive, pure nootropics come from naturally?
Mother nature did not skimp on putting pure nootropics in the wild. No, in fact, there are so many pure nootropics out in the wild that scientists likely have not even scratched the surface yet.
They come in all shapes and sizes and thrive in many different climates. Some of the most common pure nootropics are:
- Bacopa monnieri- a tropical herb that can alleviate stress and anxiety
- Ginkgo biloba- a tree that is used to treat and/or prevent dementia, and increases blood flow to the eyes which improves vision
- Rhodiola rosea- a cold climate thriving root used to increase energy and decrease anxiety
- Panax Ginseng- also known as Asian ginseng, it is an immune-boosting Chinese herb
- Lions’s mane mushroom- mushroom that can treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s
As you can see, nootropics can come from trees, roots, mushrooms, herbs and more. There is no limitation on the climate it grows in either. Rhodiola rosea, for example, thrives in the cold and thus does well in Eastern Europe, among other regions.
There are a few pure nootropics that you might actually have in your kitchen. Now, granted, they are not quite as effective as when in larger concentrations in a supplement, but they can’t hurt. Some pure nootropics found in food include:
- L-theanine- amino acid in green and black tea
- Curcumin- powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory found in turmeric
- Choline- choline is present in abundance in eggs
- Caffeine- energy booster found in coffee and certain teas
The list goes on and on beyond that. It just goes to show how commonly pure nootropics occur. So much so, that the majority of kitchens are probably full of plenty of nootropics. When natural nootropics are sourced and formulated for supplements, you get a concentration that creates pronounced effects.
The Human Body
That’s right. Your own body has plenty of pure nootropic action going on right now. Just some of the pure nootropics inside your body are:
- Tyrosine- an amino acid that can increase dopamine levels
- Taurine- amino acid that is in your eyes, brain, muscles, and large intestine that can help repair tissue and boosts heart and brain function
- Magnesium- a chemical compound that occurs in the human body that helps with memory and increasing focus
Although the above nootropics occur in our body, many people take them as supplements. Taking them as supplements is a way to get a dose that is enough to provide all day nootropic enhancement to cognitive function.
There are a lot of nootropic supplements that make use of several of these pure nootropics in combination with one another. In those instances, you get an all encompassing supplement with numerous nootropic benefits.
As you can see, the wild provides a wealth of useful nootropics. The same can be said for the human body. Many common foods are also a great source of nootropic compounds. Pure nootropics come from many sources and can greatly improve mental and physical performance and health.