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…

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…

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…

American Skullcap

American SkullcapBackground American skullcap, (also known as its botanical name – Scutellaria lateriflora), which is native to North America though it is now widely cultivated in Europe and other areas of the world, has been used as a medicinal herb for over 200 years to reduce anxiety, nervousness, and convulsions, etc.[1] It is also called…

GABA

GABABackground Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid – GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid neurotransmitter with central nervous system (CNS) inhibitory activity. GABA’s function is to bind to neurons and reduce their activity, working as a natural calming agent. Such effect results in the reduction of anxiety and promotes relaxation. GABA is produced in the brain from glutamate…

Vitamin B8

InositolBackground Inositol, at times referred to as vitamin B8, is a small molecule structurally similar to glucose that is involved in cellular signalling. Inositol is also most popularly known as Myo-inositol. This natural nootropic compound is found in a number of foods such as grains, nuts, beans, and fruits but it is also produced by…