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Nootropics

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What are Nootropics? How can you benefit from them?

Nootropics, also known as ‘smart drugs’ or ‘brain boosters’ are natural and synthetic supplements that enhance cognitive function. They are known to boost memory, focus, creativity, intelligence and motivation. 

The word nootropic comes from the Greek root noos which means mind and trepein for toward. Nootropics enhance your mental energy, ability to focus and stimulate the mind. They can be derived from natural sources, for example caffeine from coffee has a nootropic effect, as well as L-Theanine found in green and black tea. This can be recognised in that calm focus experienced after having a cup of tea.

From a ketogenic standpoint, one of the reasons cognitive focus and energy is so heightened in ketosis is because the ketones–which directly fuel the brain—from MCTs, fats and exogenous ketones have a nootropic effect. This is due to the anti-inflammatory properties of ketones and the fact that they are a more efficient fuel source for the brain, compared with glucose.

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