Picamilon

PicamilonBackground Picamilon, also known as N-nicotinoyl-GABA, nicotinyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, pycamilon, and pikamilon, is a great nootropic drug formed by a synthetic combination of niacin molecule (vitamin B1) and GABA. It is a naturally occurring or synthetic substance that inhibits or retards oxidation reactions. This supplement is most commonly used to specifically facilitate learning or memory, particularly…

Gotu Kola

Gotu KolaBackground Gotu Kola, also most commonly known as Centella asiatica, is a medicinal herb widely used as a blood purifier as well as for relieving of high blood pressure, for memory enhancement and promoting longevity. In Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is one of the main herbs for revitalizing the nerves and brain cells. It is…

The Connection Between Neuroscience and Love Explained

Neuroscience and Love Explained Wendy Yoder Ph.D. Neuroscientist Background The desire to fall in love is a universal characteristic. Unfortunately, myriad obstacles frequently hinder or otherwise disrupt the underlying neurochemical pathways necessary for emotional intimacy and romantic attachment. As a consequence, adverse physiological and psychological symptoms frequently manifest, resulting in progressive, often debilitating mental health…

Cordyceps Militaris

Cordyceps MilitarisBackground Cordyceps militaris is a parasitic fungus which is a valuable source of many phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Cordyceps is a parasitic fungus and is a very popular supplement in the fitness industry due to its effects on pre-workout and athletic performance. There may be more than 400 different species of Cordyceps and some of…

Cordyceps Sinensis

Cordyceps sinensisBackground Cordyceps sinensis, also known with its changed modern name as Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is a well-known insect or caterpillar fungus or mushroom, naturally distributed in the Tibetan Plateau of Asia. With its amazing nootropic properties, Cordyceps sinensis has gained popularity in the fitness industry due to its effects on workout and athletic performance. Cordyceps…

Ginseng

GinsengBackground Ginseng is any one of the 11 species of slow-growing perennial plants with fleshy roots, belonging to the genus Panax of the family Araliaceae; Panax means “all heal” in Greek. While there are several different herbs that fall under the description of ginseng, the term “ginseng” generally refers to American (Panax quinquefolius) as well…

Green Tea Extract

Green Tea ExtractBackground Green tea is a kind of tea that is prepared from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong and black tea. Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia. Green tea extracts have been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for a variety of uses.[1] Green tea improves…

Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine Background Vinpocetine is a synthetic organic compound derived from the periwinkle plant (specifically, synthesized from the molecule called ‘vincamine’) and has been used as a drug in Eastern European countries for the treatment of cognitive decline, stroke recovery, and epilepsy. Vinpocetine is also normally used as a nootropic compound to enhance blood flow and…