Nootropics Depot offers a wide range of dietary supplements and nootropic compounds. Each dietary supplement and nootropic compound undergoes thorough testing for purity and identity. Identifying the best nootropics that may benefit your specific needs can seem difficult, so here are some of the most popular dietary supplements and top rated nootropic compounds to help you in your search.
Top Nootropic Compounds
Aniracetam belongs to the racetam family of nootropics. Aniracetam has been studied for its potential effects on enhancing cognition, but it may also reduce stress. Some anecdotal evidence also suggests that aniracetam may create greater mental clarity and enhance overall creativity.*
Another member of the racetam family, coluracetam has been studied for its potential to improve cognition in healthy adults. Studies also indicate that coluracetam may have mood boosting properties.
Structurally similar to pyridoxine, or vitamin B6, emoxypine has been studied for its potential antioxidant effects. Research also suggests that emoxypine may have mood boosting and adaptogen properties.*
Fasoracetam is part of the racetam family. Similar to other members of the racetam family, fasoracetam may improve cognitive functions, including focus and memory. Fasoracetam may also promote healthy stress levels.
Noopept is similar in structure and action as many of the compounds in the racetam family. In research, noopept has been found to potentially protect the brain from damage and boost general cognition, affecting focus, memory, and overall learning capacity. Anecdotal evidence suggests that noopept may create a calmer state of mind.
Oxiracetam has been studied for its potential effects on cognition and learning. It may significantly increase spatial learning performance and improve memory formation. Initial studies also indicate that oxiracetam may encourage the production of excitatory neurotransmitters.*
Modified from piracetam, phenylpiracetam has been studied for its potential cognitive effects, which may include improved focus, alertness, and mental clarity. Phenylpiracetam may also promote healthy stress levels. Unlike other racetams, phenylpiracetam has been studied for its potential to improve stamina and physical performance.*
Studies on Piracetam show that it may prevent cognitive decline caused by aging, improve mental processes, and increase memory recall abilities.*
Top Dietary Supplements
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCL
Acetyl L-carnitine (ALCAR) is the acetylated version of L-carnitine, giving it much greater bioavailability. Studies show that ALCAR operates by aiding in the transport of fatty acids to mitochondria to be broken down. Researching indicates that acetyl L-carnitine HCL may potentially increase energy, enhance muscle growth, and improve cardiovascular health. Early studies suggest it may also help promote overall brain health.
One of the best selling dietary supplements, supplementation with alpha-GPC has been shown to potentially improve physical and cognitive performance. Initial studies also suggest that alpha-GPC may show promise in promoting overall brain health.
One of the foundational components of Ayurveda medicine, Bacopa monnieri extract comes from an herb. Research shows that Bacopa monnieri may reduce stress, improve cognition, and enhance memory abilities.*
A proprietary extract of the ashwagandha plant, KSM-66 has been studied for its potential effects on stress management. Research suggests that KSM-66 may enhance athletic performance while supporting levels of vigor. KSM-66 may also improve mental clarity, alertness, and focus.*
Research shows that L-theanine may act as a powerful relaxing agent without inducing feelings of heaviness or sleepiness. It may also reduce stress and improve attention and focus.*
Lion’s Mane Mushroom
Our lion’s mane extract comes from the whole fruiting body of a mushroom. Studies on its supplementation suggest that it may possess neuroprotective properties while encouraging the growth of neurons, potentially leading to cognitive improvements. Small studies suggest that lion’s mane extract may also have positive mood boosting effects.
Palmitoylethanolamide, simply abbreviated to PEA, is a compound produced naturally in the body, where it has been found to play a role in the cellular response to inflammation. Supplementation with PEA may help to reduce various pain states.*
Polygala tenuifolia is an herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. Studies suggest that it may be used to improve memory, spatial organization, and general cognition. Polygala tenuifolia has also been found to potentially reduce stress.
Choline L-bitartrate is a cholinergic supplement, meaning it may increase levels of acetylcholine. Studies have shown that choline L-bitartrate may promote greater focus and improve brain health while supporting memory functions.
Caffeine + L-Theanine
Caffeine and L-theanine are often paired in nootropic stacks for their potential synergistic effects. L-theanine may bring on soothing feelings of calm and relaxation while neutralizing the restlessness and hyperactivity of caffeine. Caffeine has been studied to potentially provide energy, increase alertness, and improve concentration.*
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*Attention: These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. They have not been approved, nor have these statements been evaluated, by the FDA.