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Ultimate Guide to Nootropics | Part 5 | Fish Oil

 Whether you’re just starting to dip your toes into nootropics, or have already taken the full plunge, fish oil is going to provide a very solid base to build a nootropics stack upon. This is because a significant portion of our brain is composed of fatty acids; in particular omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA). The most abundant ω-3 PUFAs [...]

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Palmitoylethanolamide and its Pain Reducing Benefits

PEA, which is short for palmitoylethanolamide, is a  natural substance found in the body that has been shown to potentially provide effective treatment for chronic and neuropathic pain. It was discovered in 1957 by scientists extracting it from soybean lecithin, which they referred to at the time as N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-palmitamide. Let’s take a closer look at this amazing natural molecule. What is [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Nootropics | Part 4 | Adaptogens

Adaptogens: Herbs That May Help You Cope With Stress Balance; it’s often the most overlooked aspect in our day-to-day lives. Humans seem to thrive on chaos.We constantly experience blissful behavioral highs and subsequent lows. In a certain sense, we have mastered the act of being imbalanced. However, the question we must ask ourselves is: how far can we push it before we crash? [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Nootropics | Part 3 | Getting to Know Medicinal Mushroom Extracts

List of Medicinal Mushrooms Mushrooms have been used medicinally for centuries. The oldest human mummy, dated at over 4,000 years old, was found with a medicine kit that had remnants of Piptoporus betulinus, a mushroom still used today as an antibiotic and parasite killer. In Ancient China, special mushrooms, including the reishi fungi, were used [...]

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What You Might Not Know About Panax Ginseng

What is Panax Ginseng? Ginseng is one of the most well known herbs in the world. It’s immensely important in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has slowly but steadily rooted itself in the Western world. Speaking of roots, what we have come to know of as ‘Ginseng’ is the fleshy fork shaped root of the plant  Panax ginseng. [...]

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Cognitive Enhancement: A Look at Nootropics

Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please include attribution to http://nootropicsdepot.com/ with this graphic.</strong></p><p><a href='http://nootropicsdepot.com/articles/cognitive-enhancement-a-look-at-nootropics/'><img src='https://store-cebedmpn.mybigcommerce.com/product_images/uploaded_images/nootropics-infographic-final.jpg' alt='Cognitive Enhancement: A Look at Nootropics' width='540px' border='0' /></a></p><p> One of the first nootropics, piracetam, was discovered in 1964, and was initially designed to treat motion sickness and induce sleep, but was instead found to have properties to enhance memory functions. [...]

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Ashwagandha | Sensoril vs. KSM-66

Stress has quickly become a modern disease that has a massive impact on your personal life and health. An estimated 77 percent of people in the U.S. experience physical symptoms from stress, while another 73 percent experience psychological symptoms. More and more people are starting to turn to  nootropics for stress relief. There are a variety [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Nootropics | Part 2 | Racetams: The Original Nootropic Family

What Makes Up a Racetam? In 1964, a group of researchers in Belgium, headed by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea, developed a drug designed to induce sleep and help treat motion sickness. They based their creation off the endogenous neurotransmitter GABA, which is used by the body to reduce neuronal excitability and stress. While the synthesized compound, called piracetam, failed to provide [...]

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Ultimate Guide to Nootropics | Part 1 | A New Class of Compounds

The word “nootropic” was coined in 1972, by Romanian psychologist and chemist Corneliu E. Giurgea. Its etymology derives from the Greek words νους nous, meaning "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning "to turn." Giurgea defined a nootropic as a compound that enhances an aspect of human cognition, while being extremely safe, nontoxic, or neuroprotective. Essentially the idea was [...]

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Zembrin: A Natural Way to Boost Mood and Reduce Stress

What is Kanna?  Kanna herb, also known as Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Less commonly referred to as Channa, or Kougoed, meaning “something to chew” or “chewable item,” the kanna herb is often chewed, smoked, and brewed into a tea as a means of easing pain and relieving hunger. Sceletium tortuosum belongs to the [...]

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