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Mansal Denton

Mansal Denton is the founder of Nootropedia on a quest to inform users on effectively utilizing nootropics and smart drugs. His work has been featured in Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, and Vice.
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

According to scientific literature, the answer is “yes”. Ginkgo biloba, originally from traditional Chinese medicine, is as reliable for preventing cognitive decline as some prescription medications [1]. There are numerous studies that show ginkgo biloba increases memory in healthy adults…
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L-Theanine

L-Theanine

According to studies in the past few decades, this specific nonessential amino acid is one of the most useful tools for people using smart drugs. The primary effect and benefit of L-theanine is helping improve upon the positive aspects of…
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Oxiracetam

Oxiracetam

Oxiracetam is a synthetic smart drug similar to piracetam with a minor structural change [1]. This change makes quite a difference in human trials because oxiracetam is considered a more powerful nootropic for preventing cognitive decline in elderly patients [2].…
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Aniracetam

Aniracetam

Last updated: October 11, 2018 Aniracetam is an analogue in the racetam family, which was developed after piracetam. Because aniracetam enters the bloodstream quickly [1], it is known as the more potent racetam that can improve memory, cognition as well as…
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Pramiracetam

Pramiracetam

Like most smart drugs in the racetam family, pramiracetam is known to improve memory formation and learning ability [1]. In contrast with some of the other racetams, pramiracetam has been tested on healthy adults instead of merely focusing on elderly…
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Phenylpiracetam

Phenylpiracetam

Last updated: June 8, 2018 A lack of scientific research stymies any strong recommendation of phenylpiracetam, but the evidence that does exist looks promising. One study showed phenylpiracetam is a cognitive enhancer to improve with general cognition and learning [1]. Beyond…
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