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…

Pterostilbene

PterostilbeneBackground Pterostilbene, also known as trans-3, 5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, 3, 5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, is a powerful antioxidant that can help you by improving brain, heart, and immune system function. It is, actually, a stilbene molecule and dimethylated derivative of Resveratrol, an antioxidant that helps fight free radical damageand slows down the aging process. Pterostilbene can be obtained from foods such as…

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…

CDP-choline

CDP-choline Background CDP-choline, also known as Citicoline or Cytidine Diphosphocholine, is a nutritional supplement and source of choline and cytidine with potential neuroprotective and nootropic activity.[1] It is known as an endogenous organic molecule that helps enhance membrane maintenance, membrane repair, and neuronal function in conditions such as ischemic and traumatic injuries. It also has…

Phosphatidylserine

PhosphatidylserineBackground Phosphatidylserine, or PS, is a phospholipid that has both amino acids and fatty acids which are found in every cell membrane in the human body. The human body can make phosphatidylserine, but it obtains most of what it requires from foods. Phosphatidylserine (PS) is very important for cognitive function. The supplementation in older people helps improve memory…

Ginko Biloba

Ginko Biloba Background Ginkgo biloba (the scientific name Salisburia adiantifolia) is a medicinal plant from traditional Chinese medicine that is commonly called ‘Maidenhair tree’, and this herbal supplement has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues. It is best known today as way to potentially keep your memory sharp. The…

Centrophenoxine

CentrophenoxineBackground Centrophenoxine, also known by its brand name as Lucidril, Centro, and/or Meclofenoxate, is a cholinergic compound with a DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) component, and acts as a better absorbed transporter of DMAE into the brain. Centrophenoxine is considered to be one of the original nootropics which is well-known to improve mental performance in the areas of…