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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.
Curcumin

Curcumin

Derived from turmeric, the curcumin compound is bright yellow and has well-researched and lasting results combating cancer and Alzheimer’s disease [2]. The compound is also useful for cognitive enhancement specifically for the elderly [3]. Increased neurogenesis in the hippocampus region…
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Vitamin B6

Last updated: January 13, 2017 A deficiency of vitamin B6 can create negative cognitive consequences, such as poor mood, depression, and mental state [2]. Many people who are deficient in vitamin B6 are mid to late age, which increases the…
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Vitamin B5

Last updated: March 21, 2017 One of the primary roles for vitamin B5 is the formation of co-enzyme A (COA), which heavily regulates energy metabolism and mental stamina [1]. Another mechanism for vitamin B5 is acetylcholine synthesis. Studies suggest without adequate…
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Vitamin B3

Last updated: January 13, 2017 As with many of the b-vitamins, deficiency in this essential nutrient can be negative for cognition and general brain health. Healthy adults may see benefits for blood flow, which can influence cognitive performance [2]. One…
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Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Traditionally consumed in tea form, lemon balm (also known as melissa officinalis) has a calming effect especially on those suffering from stress [1]. Given the scientific criteria often vary, it is also considered a powerful way to reduce anxiety [2].…
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Kava

Kava

The evidence for this traditional herbal brew is quite strong. Studies suggest kava is quite reliable in treating anxiety [1], though this is usually tested with many weeks as opposed to months. Other factors, such as general wellbeing [2] and…
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