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Top 5 Nootropics of 2017

September 18, 2017

By now you should all have an idea what nootropics are, once again if you don't - have a look here. With the hype around nootropics on the rise and it being a very exciting area of research, we have come up with a list of 2017’s top 5 nootropics to keep you Primed!

1 - Adrafinil

It's to no surprise that adrafinil, the prodrug to modafinil, is top of the list of 2017’s top nootropics. The eugeroic or wakefulness promoting nootropic that enhances mood and cognition, while reducing fatigue, is a truly exceptional nootropic and and all time favourite.

Adrafinil is converted into its active form (modafinil) in the liver, during metabolism where its resulting increase of hypocretin, histamines, glutamate and dopamine (AKA the brain chemicals) associated with alertness and cognitive function.

With studies showing Adrafinil to be very well tolerated and possessing promising nootropic properties, adrafinil makes for a nootropic to supercharge your day.

2 - Fasoracetam

One of the newer Nootropics to hit the market and another member of the popular “Racetam” family. Fasoracetam makes the list of 2017’s top nootropics due to its promising effects as nootropic with many users reporting experiences of  intense focus, concentration and mood with use of this nootropic.

Fasoracetam is a compound designed to target receptors in the brain and modify them to better control concentration and memory.

One of the more exciting attributes of this nootropic is that the mind or user does not develop a tolerance build-up to it but rather, the cognitive effects tend to intensify even with a small increase in the dosage.

3 - Lions Mane

The “All-mighty Lions Mane”, a natural super-nootropic most nootropic fans must have heard of by now!

Lion's Mane is one of the most powerful natural nootropics available for cognitive enhancement and neuroprotection. Lion's Mane's greatest cognitive benefit is its effect on memory and attention span.

Beyond its cognitive benefits, Lion's Mane also contributes to nerve growth and neuroprotection. By stimulating the release of natural Nerve Growth Factor in the body, Lion's Mane helps repair damaged nerves.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom is also thought to be a mood booster that is effective in the relief of depression and anxiety. 

Lion's Mane makes for the perfect supplement to use on a regular, not only for a boost in performance but health too. With its wide range of benefits and great affordability, Lion's Mane sits high and mighty on the list of 2017’s top nootropics.

4 - Caffeine

The old and tested caffeine, something majority of us use on a regular, making it a no-brainer for it to make the list of 2017’s top nootropics.

Caffeine is probably the most commonly and widely used nootropic around the world, even by those who aren't aware of “nootropics”, although it is not technically considered under the definition of a nootropic, it has been extensively documented to improve mental performance and brain functioning.

Aside from being the most popular legal psychoactive drug in the world, Caffeine is a xanthine alkaloid compound with Its effect relating to its ability to stimulate the central nervous system and increase alertness as a result. Naturally found in green tea and Yerba Mate, claiming responsibility for Prime brews, “kick”.

5 - Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea, a natural super herb, with studies proving effectiveness as a tonic for both mind and body. This natural nootropic which can reduce fatigue, boost concentration, improve your mood and alleviate stress is becoming a popular addition to many biohackers arsenals. Aside from being a nootropic, Rhodiola Rosea has adaptogenic properties too, as it fights fatigue, boosts cognition and protects both the mind and body from stress.

Rhodiola Rosea, a main component of our Prime Brew performance tea blend, one of the reasons our brew is so exceptional!
-We don't call it a performance tea for nothing!

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