posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 03:50 AM
Nootropics (pronounced /noʊ.ɵˈtrɒpɨks/), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, and cognitive enhancers as well as intelligence
enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence,
motivation, attention, and concentration. The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, derived from the
Greek words νους nous, or "mind," and τρέπειν trepein meaning "to bend/turn". Nootropics are thought to work by altering the availability
of the brain's supply of neurochemicals (neurotransmitters, enzymes, and hormones), by improving the brain's oxygen supply, or by stimulating nerve
growth. However the efficacy of nootropic substances, in most cases, has not been conclusively determined. This is complicated by the difficulty of
defining and quantifying cognition and intelligence.
I posted the definition of Nootropic drugs for those of you who do not know about them but keep in mind i want to know if people have taken them and
what effects it had or if it had any effect at all. If they did work do you use a stack "meaning a bunch of different types" or just one. Right now
I'm in college and could use them if they do work. I hate to say this but most likely i will experiment with Nootropics, i also do not want to kill my
self in doing so. Please save the ask your doctor speech as well because asking him one damn question is like 180 dollars and unless he prescribes
them too me i doubt he will say take them.
edit on 7-8-2011 by pcrobotwolf because: (no reason given)