As an ancient Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha has been used for many years as a tonic and as a rejuvenator. According to recent research, it also works well to improve the memory, reduce stress in the brain which in turn helps to improve the memory and to stack with other nootropics in what is called a “nootropic stack”.
As a multi-purpose supplement, Acetyl-L-Carnitine or ALCAR as the common acronym states work on both the body and the brain. This potent antioxidant is also a neuroprotectant that has long been touted for the powerful ability to enhance the memory and improve the energy levels. It also helps to reduce the signs of aging and is one of those nootropics that works well in a “stack” as a combination smart drug.
No list of brain and memory enhancing nootropics would be complete without Ginkgo Bilboa. Ginkgo Bilboa has been in use for thousands of years as a health tonic, brain protectant, and a memory enhancer. Many have taken this and not understood that it’s technically classified as a nootropic.
Rhodiola Rosea is not only great for helping to improve your mood, it also works well to help get you through those tough days where you have a lot to remember. A great fatigue fighter and cognitive ability booster, you’re sure to appreciate how it will help to relieve your excess stress and improve your memory.
This naturally occurring chemical is a great option to stack with other nootropics that enhance the memory. It’s safe and very strong and works well. Most people tolerate the CDP-Choline very well and find that it helps to improve their memory and protect their brain. It works well alone as well as in a stack.
As an all natural nootropic, Huperzine A is ideal for helping to enhance the memory. It works by helping to improve and increase the levels of neurotransmitters that work in the brain. This improves the memory and helps the person to retain what they’ve learned. Ideal for college students and those who are preparing for finals and must retain the information for testing.
As a very popular multi-faceted nootropic, Aniracetam works to help improve the cognitive abilities of the brain. It also helps to improve the mood and is far more potent than the more common relative, piracetam. Aniracetam first came on the market in the 1970s and has long stood the test of time and long been a favorite for a memory enhancer.
It’s important to remember that everyone is different and everybody and every brain will interact differently with nootropics. Just as in pharmaceutical medications that the doctor prescribes, not all nootropics will work the same for everyone.
Differences in the brain chemistry and chemicals of the brain as well as how the body metabolizes the nootropics can all play an effect on how the nootropics work for a person. When nootropics are added to foods with caffeine or Omega 3s, the ability of the nootropic will also be enhanced which can improve the effect that they have of working on the memory.
Anyone who has recently begun to take nootropics and suddenly noticed medical changes in their body such as a new rash, itching, hives, irritability or any other changes should call and check with their doctor before taking any more nootropics. Always check with your doctor before taking any nutritional supplements to ensure that they won’t interact with other medications that you may be taking.