Nootropics is an umbrella term for a class of chemicals which are a combination of naturally and laboratory synthesized.

Which ever one looks at it, the naturally occurring ingredients are synthesized in the lab. This propetiary combination of medicines provides signifianct benefits to the human brain.


The term ‘nootropics’ is actually relatively recent, the name having been coined in 1972 by Romanian chemist Corneliu Giurgea to describe compounds that could ‘turn the mind’ (from Greek, nous trepein). There is no universally accepted set of formal criteria for what qualifies as a nootropic, but Dr. Giurgea’s original definition still holds sway. He considered that for any substance to be called a nootropic, it must:
1. enhance memory and learning ability,
2. help the brain function under disruptive conditions,
3. protect the brain from harmful chemical damage,
4. improve neuronal firing mechanisms, and
5. lack any sedative, stimulant or toxic effects.
In layman terms, the term ‘nootropic’ is applied to any substance or compound which can provide safe cognitive benefits to consumers, where ‘benefits’ has a very broad range of meaning.
For example, some compounds are used used to help individuals with extreme anxiety in order to reduce anxiety levels; especially in cases of Post Traumatic Stress. Movies such as Limitless may seem a bit sc-fi and over the top. However, today we are closer than ever to unleashing the true potential of our brains. Artichoke Extracts are used for increased cognition and improved long-term memory.