Nootropics are used to enhance cognition and provide cognitive benefits that include the enhancement of memory, creativity, motivation, as well as other executive functions of the brain, like hyper focus and attention – for optimal brain function and health. Nootropics can be sourced by either commercial supplementation or natural occurring substances. [For the sake of keeping things as natural as possible on this page, and in a sense more simplistic, I will focus strictly on the natural occurring sources only.]
It should be noted that the term ‘nootropic’ was coined by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, a Psychologist and Chemist, who was known as ‘the godfather’ of brain pharmacology and cognitive performance research science. [For additional reading and interest… [www.noomind.org/corneliu-giurgea-biography/]
So, what are some natural sources for nootropics?
If considering 'nootropics,' always do your own research, particularly when it comes to supplementation, as not all sources are created equally, or with the greatest care. In the meantime, try some different natural sources to give yourself that little brain boost. I can already say, most of the natural sources listed above are staples in my every day...especially coffee, amiright!?
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Tanya is a classically trained, Red Seal Chef, and former restauranteur and caterer, with additional studies in Holistic Nutrition and business. Having food as her foundation she continues to build on her interests and knowledge base in the study of the body, mind and brain connection. She now spends her time as a Mom of twins, researcher and writer, while continuing to participate digitally in the culinary world with her company, Artisan Food Co.