For many people trying to stay focused involves drinking copious amounts of caffeine or energy drinks but these can leave you feeling jittery and irritated not to mention exhausted a little while later.
So what’s the alternative? If you are looking for a brain boost perhaps while working on a big project or preparing for a key exam, nootropics are now the preferred choice. This cognitive-enhancing product has the benefit of not being pharmaceutical so fewer side effects and non-addictive.
Are nootropics the answer?
Well, there is no doubt that they do work as there are years of studies and results which prove it – how well they work can change from person to person because after all, all of our brains are wired differently.
However clinical studies have proven time and again that nootropics can help to improve memory, improve our capacity to learn, create positive thinking, lower anxiety and enable us to better process complex data.
So yes, nootropics would appear to be an answer to staying focused and thinking clearly when under pressure and tired. It’s best to read up on some of the data and research yourself to understand more about how and why they are so effective.
Are nootropics drugs?
No. It’s important to realise that they are not pharmaceutical products and you can buy them readily and easily. They can be natural or synthetic but don’t require a prescription or medical advice. They are most popular for people who want to improve their concentration and focus but can also work for increasing motivation and good moods.
What does a nootropic do?
While they are not pharmaceutical they do have an impact on your brain so if you have any medical conditions or are taking any kind of medications you should ask your doctor’s advice before using them, just to be on the safe side.
Both the synthetic and natural versions have the same impact on how your brain works. They work on your brainwaves and can impact on your neurotransmitters. Many of the studies showed that people who take them continue to feel the benefits for a while after they stop using the products.
Do they have side-effects?
No, nootropics have very few side effects and because they are not pharmaceutical they also have no withdrawal issues when you stop taking them. This is one of the big key differences and bonuses between using nootropics to stay focussed and relying on smart drugs which are pharmaceuticals. Nootropics are also completely non-addictive.
How do I decide if nootropics are right for me?
There are different kinds of nootropics just as there are different kinds of people so you need to think about exactly what you want to achieve and bear in mind that as every person’s brain is different the way the nootropic works will affect you differently to someone else.
You should do some research and read some reviews to educate yourself on all of the different types of nootropics available and work out which one best fits your needs, whether it’s a quick memory boost for an exam, or a more longer term need for extra focus.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that they are not a fix all solution. Your focus and memory are also affected by your lifestyle, diet and emotions so bear all of these in mind when you are looking to make improvements as well.
Always check the label of anything you do decide to take and make sure you fully understand the implications and risk factors of the product before you go ahead. Always let someone know that you are taking them just in case you were to have an adverse reaction.
The thing with nootropics is that in general they are less likely to cause the kind of harm you are already causing by drowning in caffeine drinks and nootropics have been proven to help improve focus without all the jittery unpleasantness.
Explore everything that is open to you and be clear about your aims and goals so you can choose the perfect nootropic for you. All of them help to enhance your brain’s cognitive function so it’s just a case of finding the one that best fits your needs.
Decades of clinical research have proven that nootropics do work to help you stay focused and they can also continue to work after you stop taking them, with no withdrawal symptoms so if it’s a choice between nootropics or smart drugs, these are by far the safer option.
So, if you are looking to stay focused and improve your concentration, without resorting to smart drugs or substances like caffeine, then nootropics, either natural or synthetic could certainly be the way to go after you have carried out your own research.