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…

Glycine

GlycineBackground Glycine, also known as 2-Aminoacetic acid, is an amino acid and a neurotransmitter that can play both stimulatory and depressant roles in the brain. Supplementing glycine can improve sleep quality as well as improve cognitive function.[1] Glycine is the simplest possible amino acid containing a single hydrogen atom as its side chain. Glycine is found within the human body in high concentrations within the skin, connective tissues of the…

7-ketoDHEA

7-ketoDHEA Background 7-keto DHEA (also known as 7-oxodehydroepiandrosterone or 7-oxo DHEA) is a derivative of DHEA. Actually, it is one of three oxygenated metabolites of DHEA, and these 3 oxygenated metabolites interconvert with one another but do not convert back into parent DHEA. However, by taking 7-keto supplementation, you can get all these 3 oxygenated…

Adrafanil

AdrafanilBackground Adrafinil, (the chemical name for the smart drug is CRL-40028, and also known by brand or trade name as Olmifon), is a pro-drug for the cognitive enhancer modafinil and synthetic nootropic compound not found in any dietary source. Adrafinil is a eugeroic closely related to modafinil and supplementation of adrafinil promotes wakefulness and alertness…

Aniracetam

AniracetamBackground Aniracetam, also known as N-anisoyl-2-pyrrolidinone and some other brand names as Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet, Memodrin, Referan, is a nootropic supplement belonging to the racetam family and a popular choice among nootropic users for its ability to enhance cognition while reducing anxiety and boosting mood. Aniracetam was developed as a more powerful analog of the…