As aspiring students or professionals looking to succeed, will the future class room or work-place move the way that sport has gone by bringing a greater emphasis on performance enhancing supplements and drugs. There are already a suite of brain boosting drugs available from mainstream commercial outlets like Amazon and many early adopters are already using brain boosting drugs, known as nootropics on a regular basis. The question is, do they work? Of course, the vendors say they work, but have any independent sources confirmed the potency and effectiveness of nootropics.
It seems that according to research from Oxford University and Harvard Medical School Modafinil is the world’s first safe, ‘smart drug’ that has been proven to boost mental performance by improving memory and alertness in particular. The researchers reviewed 24 studies into modafinil, which is a drug that promotes wakefulness and is used to treat, being over-sleepy, narcolepsy and sleep disorders resulting from working nights.
According to this news piece in Reuters suggests that about 25% of students in the UK and US take this drug, and this drug can really help with exam preparation but doesn’t have any significant cognitive, emotional or physical side effects.
Smart Drugs are clearly used by the early adopting minority now, but one could imagine that nootropic enhancement will become the norm in classrooms and work-places in the next 10 years.
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1.OptiNeuro is one of the most trusted brands in this field and the makers of these drugs claim they can boost concentration after 20-30 minutes – which is the time period after which we start to zone out – and it can boost long term memory after 8 weeks of daily use. The active ingredients of most note are Phosphatidylserine (Soya), L-Theanine, Guarana and B12.
2.Elite Brain claims to enhance all natural brain functions, including concentration, focus and clarity, and key brain boosting ingredients are Ginkgo Biloba, Guarana, L-Theanine, Co-Enzyme Q10.
3.CaffPro claims to increase alertness and concentration and reduces tiredness and fatigue. It is superior to coffee in that there are less calories, it won’t stain your teeth and you won’t get the shakes due to L-Theanine. Active ingredients include Theanine, Caffeine, Magnesium and Iron.
4.PowerFocus claims to boost Foucs, Memory Concentration and Mood. Some of the top brain boosting ingredients are 5-HTP (Griffonia Simplicofolia) which can help create Serotonin and boost mood, Aplpa GBC Choline which increases acetycholine sysnthesis which is a brain neurotransmitter that supports learning.