Nootropic Supplements are Hot for a Number of Reasons
This idea, of a “magic pill”, that you can take to increase your clarity, energy, and focus has been the stuff of movies for a long, long time.
But it can’t possibly be real, right?
Well sort of.
While, to our knowledge, there is nothing out there as of yet that will make us “superhuman” there are Nootropics, which can certainly make us better, more productive versions of ourselves.
The term nootropics might not be familiar to most, but believe it or not, they have actually been around since the early 1970s when the term was first coined.
The rough translation of “nootropic” is “to bend or shape the mind”.
Sometimes referred to as “smart drugs”, nootropics not only help increase brain function but also assist in reducing the effects of toxins and other harmful chemicals.
So, you don’t think this “new” nootropic thing you are just now hearing about is being used by anyone yet?
With a current annual industry value of $1.35 billion US dollars, and an expected growth to nearly $5 billion dollars by 2025, it’s fair to say that nootropic supplements are not only being widely utilized at this time but will be added to the daily supplement protocol by many, many more who are looking to enhance their clarity, focus, performance, and productivity, over the next 4-5 years.
Now that you have a very basic understanding of the term itself and it’s future, how about you see some of the benefits of reasons one might use nootropic supplements.
Create a Calming Focus
Anxiety is something that all of us will go through at some point.
Whether it is an important interview, a meeting, health concerns, or financial issues, we are all too familiar with the rapid heartbeat, sweating, and trembling that occur.
Of course, it goes without saying, people have different levels of anxiety-inducing stresses in their individual lives. In addition to the different levels of stress, some personalities just handle stress better than others.
While these levels of stress and the corresponding responses vary greatly, we are pretty comfortable in saying almost everyone would love a more calm, focused mind when the unexpected and unwanted moments arise. This is one place where nootropics can come into play.
Far more information than most people want to know, but GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is the neurotransmitter responsible for nerve cell activity that causes us to feel worried, anxious, and panicky. When GABA levels fall…these feelings tend to set in.
Good news though, nootropics help regulate the GABA levels, creating the calm, at ease feeling that we seek.
If you find yourself looking for calmer, more focused days, certain nootropics such as L-Theanine and/or L-Tyrosine, both of which were included in the doctor-formulated BoostMode, might be beneficial additions to your day.
But, that’s just the start!
Increased Energy and Stamina
Have you ever experienced one of those post-lunch, mid-afternoon slumps where you feel as though all your energy has just been drained from your body, leaving you with no desire to do anything, much less anything of real importance?
New flash…if not, you might be alien!
Do you do what most of society does and reach for yet another cup of coffee or even worse, a sugar-loaded “energy-drink”?
Don’t get us wrong, we are not against caffeine, in proper amounts, at the right times.
But reaching for an afternoon “cup of joe” may very well have a negative impact on your ability to rest peacefully later on that evening.
Studies done by the Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders & Research Center showed that coffee 3-6 hours before bed will impede your ability to sleep well overnight.
If you even remotely understand the importance of proper recovery on your energy levels, you might quickly realize the short-term benefit from a cup of coffee, if it, in turn, upsets your nightly rest, is not a good trade.
Nootropics, on the other hand, can give you even greater energy, for a longer period of time, without the adverse effects you might experience from too much caffeine, sugar, and other over-used “stimulants”.
Just in case you were wondering, BoostMode was created “caffeine-free” for this very reason.
Without getting too deep into the weeds of science here, Nootropics impact energy levels by helping the mitochondria turn the food we eat into energy cells.
Greater efficiency in the mitochondria leads to higher natural energy levels in the body. Win-win!
But not just more energy…
Have you ever wished you were more productive, more motivated, more focused, so you could knock out those tasks you know are just waiting for you?
Let’s be honest, when you are not motivated to tackle what you know needs to be done, you end up beating yourself up for it, which in turn, creates a vicious cycle and internal struggle and tons of unnecessary pressure.
While motivation is complex and the reasons behind a lack of motivation can vary, nootropics can absolutely help.
Solving problems, discovering something new, and completing tasks increase the dopamine secretion in the body.
Nootropics help increase your motivation by increasing the dopamine levels that lift your mood and make you happy.
Just wondering, have you ever procrastinated on a task? Of course, you have (unless…ALIEN).
Now, think about this for a moment. What has happened, in the past, when you have forced yourself to get down to it and knock out what needed to be done? Do you remember how your mood, your motivation, your ability to focus changed?
You might be amazed to know this, but progress begets progress. Success breeds success. And the reasons for this lie within your big, beautiful brain.
Once you are able to move into action, even the smallest of successes will lead to those feel-good feelings and thus increase your desire to move on to whatever next awaits.
Simple concept right?
More energy + more focus = greater productivity!
Even if we had no additional reasons to give nootropics a try, this would be enough for us. Good news though, there’s more…
Assist with Depression
Depression is no small issue and it is something that can, and very well may affect every living soul at some point during their lives.
Data out of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration revealed that 16 million Americans had at least one major depressive episode in 2018.
Scary numbers by any measure, and that is before you hear that 37% of the 16 million did not receive treatment.
Anti-depressants are the most common measures against depression but they bring with them a host of side effects like weight gain, decreased sex drive, and nausea to name a few.
When you couple these side effects with the stigma and shame often associated with depression, it is not difficult to see why many are reluctant to take antidepressants, or even seek help.
Nootropics, as previously noted, target dopamine (the happiness hormone) by nourishing the adrenal glands.
The glands then produce more dopamine. More dopamine often means more feelings of happiness and joy.
Who doesn’t want to feel happier? Anyone?
On top of the dopamine-effect, the best nootropic blends will also help the body produce serotonin too. Serotonin is well-known to help relieve some symptoms of depression.
See a pattern here. The better we feed our brains, the better the mind, and thus, the body, begins to feel.
And then we rest…
Let’s be honest; when was the last time you had a good night’s sleep?
According to a study done by the American Sleep Association, almost 38% of people fell asleep during the day.
While we acknowledge that some schedules may lead to and even benefit from “naps”, they should not be necessary to get through the day…if your nightly rest is right.
While it has been long said that we should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night, it rarely happens for most of society. This certainly doesn’t occur on a regular basis.
This lack of much-needed, good sleep leads to chronic sleep deprivation and insomnia in over 1/3 of the population.
The end result? Decreased focus, irritable mood, loss of memory, and a higher chance of making mistakes.
The ability of these supplements to aid with sleep is now well-documented. Best of all, they are not “drugs”.
The Bottom Line on Nootropic Supplements
Let’s be crystal clear, Nootropics, nor any other supplement for that matter, is the “magic bullet” to looking, feeling, and performing better.
However, using nootropic supplements to assist your brain for better cognition and function is similar to using protein in order to build beautiful, lean muscle.
The choice is yours, but we don’t really think the decision is that difficult to make, especially once you’ve tried something like BoostMode a few times for yourself.
You only have one life to live, one body to live it in…so take care of it. Progress, not perfection.
Good, better, best with your food intake, and some form of “movement” daily.
Get your nutritional foundation from food, supplement where necessary, and drink plenty of water.
We are here to help so feel free to drop us comments or questions as often as you’d like…and always consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise regiment.
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