Free Nationwide Shipping on Orders over R499.00 | #BecomeYourPrimeSelf!

Top Nootropics 2017 | Prime Self - South Africa | Blog Post

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!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in News

Adaptogens, Super-Herbs with Superpowers
Adaptogens, Super-Herbs with Superpowers

November 06, 2018

We've seen Adaptogens being used in traditional medicine for centuries now, which makes them well suited to add to your supplement and diet regime. It might also be the next big thing in fighting stress responses as well as sleeping disorders.

Read More

Can You Grow Your Intelligence?
Can You Grow Your Intelligence?

October 23, 2018

Intelligence is defined as the ability to apply knowledge and relates to the brain’s capacity for storing information, problem-solving, learning, and much more. Those with high intelligence may be considered to be smarter than others – this is generally known as academic intelligence. Intelligence is often measured by an IQ score. People with a high IQ score are thought to be more intelligent than those with a low IQ. But, how does intelligence occur? Can it be grown or is it a genetic factor? In this article, we consider if mind IQ can be enhanced, and how so.

Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Your Brain from Aging
7 Ways to Prevent Your Brain from Aging

October 09, 2018

As we grow older the brain naturally ages, resulting in memory loss, cognitive impairment, as well as the risk of suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Common symptoms you may notice with getting older include difficulties in learning new tasks and remembering important names.

Read More


* Please take note that Prime Self's Offices will be closed from 7 December - 7 January 2019. Any orders placed during this time will only be processed once we are back in January *

You can still find us at all our official stockists during December as well as our official online stockists.

Thank you all for the massive support and have a blessed holiday season :D

See you soon!

*Remember to sign up to our newsletter to get notified when we're back, new products and specials!