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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.
SAMe

SAMe

The primary benefit of SAMe for cognition is combating symptoms of depression [1]. There are also memory enhancements with SAMe especially for patients using SSRI therapy [2]. The SAMe interacts with the cholinergic system in the brain and may have…
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Lithium Orotate

Lithium Orotate

Last updated: March 15, 2017 While the effects of lithium for those with bipolar disorder seem well-known, healthy adults can see plenty of benefits. Studies suggest supplemental lithium can increase grey matter in the brain [2]. Other evidence suggests lithium can…
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Vitamin B12

Last updated: March 21, 2017 Most notably, studies have shown that vitamin B12 aids in neuroprotection by reducing neurotoxicity [1]. For elderly individuals, it is even more important for preventing cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases [2]. Other benefits include memory benefits,…
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5-HTP

Often 5-HTP is used to fight depression and it is involved in increased happiness and mood. Many people take a stack of L-tyrosine and 5-HTP to improve their mood and reduce feelings of anxiety, but current evidence of this is…
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Piperine

Last updated: October 22, 2018 Piperine does little by itself, but is specifically well-known and used because it inhibits specific enzymes that detoxify the body and slow the glucuronidation process [1]. This translates to increased absorption of certain nutrients such…
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Vitamin C

Last updated: January 13, 2017 Beyond marginal benefits for the common cold, vitamin C can increase blood flow [2], increase oxidation (as an antioxidant) [3], and decreases feelings of fatigue [4]. For the brain, vitamin C is involved in many…
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