What Are Nootropics? | Brother Nature

What is a Nootropic?

Nootropics are a special classification of herbs and supplements that improve or enhance cognitive function and performance particularly in tasks relating to memory, motivation, and creativity.  The nootropic ingredients contained within the Brother Nature supplement stack are all herbs and compounds that are found naturally in plants around the world. 

As the nootropic industry grows, more and more companies have started creating products that advertise extreme cognitive enhancement, the ability to work harder, longer days, and tout potent formulas with synthetic ingredients. At Brother Nature, our goal is to incorporate nootropics subtly to boost your mood, motivation, and memory without overwhelming you with a "wired" or buzzy feeling. Our daily and booster products help you naturally achieve your flow state so that you can function at a productive level all day with no crash or burn out.  

Most of the nootropic ingredients we use in our Brother Nature stack have been used for centuries and may already be part of your diet. L-Thyanine, for example, is found in Green Tea and green tea extracts which have been used by ancient Chinese doctors for thousands of years. 

Are Nootropics Safe? 

As with any supplement, herbal or synthetic, safety is relative to the dosage and application. All of the herbs and compounds used in the Brother Nature formulas are labeled as Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA or are approved as dietary supplements.

It is important to carefully research and understand all of the ingredients in a supplement or supplement stack. In an effort to remain as transparent as possible you can find our constantly updated research on each of the nootropic ingredients we've selected for our products below. 

Brother Nature Nootropic Ingredients

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an essential amino acid the body uses to turn fat into energy. Specifically, it helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion, the cell's energy generator. Acetyl-L-Carnitine promotes biosynthesis of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for brain and nerve function.

N-Acetyl-L-Cystine  

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is an essential amino acid the body uses to turn fat into energy. Specifically, it helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion, the cell's energy generator. Acetyl-L-Carnitine promotes biosynthesis of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter for brain and nerve function.

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri is widely known for its long term cognitive benefits. This nootropic has consistently proven to show significant increases in memory recall and working memory. The effects of Bacopa build up over time with maximum benefits being realized after about a month of consistent use. 

Rhodiola Rosea

Research shows that rhodiola rosea can increase work performance and reduce mental fatigue by increasing levels of mood-elevating brain chemicals like serotonin. The herb provides a mildly uplifting feeling that instills a sense of positivity and happiness. 

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba comes from the leaves of the ginkgo tree and has been proven to cause significant improvements in both age related cognitive decline and reduction of the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It has also shown an increase of working memory and recall in healthy adults.

Phosphatidylserine 

The phospholipid phosphatidylserine plays an important functional role in membrane-related processes in the brain and regulates the release of acetylcholine, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

Huperzine A

Huperzine A comes from the Chinese Clubmoss plant and acts as an acetylcholine inhibitor, slowing the breakdown of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in arousal, attention, memory and motivation.

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine is a brain-specific vasodilator, increasing the amount of oxygen supplied to the brain. Early research suggests that this chemical, derived from the periwinkle plant, can reduce neural inflammation and improve working memory, attention, and reaction time.

Other Nootropics

Alpha GPCMelatonin

 

Flow - The Brain Boosting Nootropic by Brother Nature

Designed to help you get sh*t done, FLOW creates a force of focused energy that feels better than the best cup of coffee. The nootropic and adaptogenic ingredients provide a lasting, mood-elevating sense of focus that helps you power through your toughest tasks. Whether you're finishing a report at work, cramming for a test, or just trying to get through your day's errands, FLOW can help you get there. 

 

Medical Disclaimer

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