Everyone is Into Smart Drugs Nowadays
“I wish I could grow a powerful, new memory!”
“I envy your creativity; I wish I had your brain!”
Do these statements sound familiar? Yes, they do, for this is how many people think. They are not satisfied with the way their natural brain operates. Instead, they keep hankering for some magic, which would boost their brain power. With enhanced brain power, they would no longer be ordinary, but extraordinary human beings!
Introduction to Nootropics
Innovative manufacturers, who understood this craving, came up with the idea of creating smart pills, smart drugs, cognitive enhancers, or brain boosters. The world recognizes them as Nootropics.
It was a Romanian neuroscientist, Corneliu Giurgea, who came up with this term, Nootropic, back in 1972. The term has its roots in Greek. Noos refers to the mind, while tropein refers to bend or turn. He advocated the manufacturing smart pills that would enable humankind to think and behave more intelligently, as well as remember better.
Some nootropics are available as over-the-counter products. You may be familiar with some of them, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, gingko biloba, Panax ginsing, rhodiola/roseroot, creatine, etc. Prescription drugs, include Waklert, Modalert, Artvigil, etc. Manufacturers emphasize that the easily available products are supplements containing requisite minerals, vitamins, and natural extracts. Caffeine and caffeinated products, however, are the most popular nootropics. People generally have a ready supply at home itself!