Natural nootropics are often dismissed by potential users because they don’t offer the same power or potency that synthetic nootropics do. But before you do the same, you should consider the clinical research and studies that reveal just how beneficial natural ingredients can be for both your body and mind.
Below, we’re discussing 5 natural nootropic ingredients you should know for their safety and proven effectiveness. By the end of this article, we’re convinced you’ll give the natural ingredients (and possibly even NooCube and its synergistic blend of them) a shot!
Ingredient 1: Huperzine-A
Huperzine-A is an extract from a Chinese club moss plant that is used to break down the learning neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is a chemical used by nerves to communicate not only in the brain but in the muscles and other areas of the body as well.
Huperzine-A works as an acetylcholine (AChE) inhibitor and ensures that levels of this chemical don’t fall in the body. By doing so, users experience improved mental clarity, better concentration, superior memory capacity, and protection against age-related memory impairment. In fact, this ingredient is commonly used for Alzheimer’s patients to increase alertness, energy, and memory.
Ingredient 2: Cat’s Claw
Straight from the Amazon rainforest, Cat’s Claw is naturally derived from a vine known as Uncaria tomentosa. Its primary use is not for memory or concentration but rather for conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is one of the most popular herbs in the United States and is used to treat a variety of conditions beyond those already listed.
In addition to these primary uses, cat’s claw is well-known for its ability to stimulate the nervous system, enhancing the body’s natural ability to combat environmental stress that often causes cell damage. By repairing the brain and body’s cells in this way, cat’s claw improves brain health and cognitive performance, especially as people age.
Ingredient 3: Bacopa
Bacopa is an Indian herb rich in compounds called bacosides. These compounds are thought to not only repair damaged neurons but to promote new nerve growth as well.
Bacopa’s ability to improve cognition is thought to be a result of reduced anxiety. Because it improves neuron communication with the brain, users both old and young benefit from improved mental performance and memory formation. Because Bacopa monnieri functions as an adaptogen, some individuals may experience a decreased capacity to work after taking it.
The herb is widely used in treating symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s, giving it a positive influence over age-related cognitive decline.
Ingredient 4: Oat Straw
Cultivated from wild green oats, oat straw (also known as Avena sativa) has been used as a brain supplement in folk medicine since some time in the Middle Ages.
The herb is widely known for its ability to soothe both the brain and nervous system by increasing alpha-2 waves in the brain. By also controlling inflammation common within artery walls, oat straw increases blood flow to the brain, prompting users to become more awake and alert as a result.
Ingredient 5: L-Theanine and L-Tyrosine
Naturally found in both green and black tea, L-theanine is an amino acid that relieves stress and stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain. This simultaneously relaxes the body while creating a relaxed, yet alert state that allows users to focus without natural stressors.
L-tyrosine is another amino acid that plays an essential role in the creation of dopamine and noradrenaline, two neurotransmitters that also support mental alertness and focus. This allows the substance to reduce the brain damage and other bodily harm associated with stress and fatigue while enhancing focus, giving it its role in many nootropic substances.
Natural Ingredients are Powerful in Nootropics…
…and while natural nootropics may not hold the same potency as synthetic nootropics, protecting your health is worth the trade off. And luckily, all of the above ingredients combine in NooCube.
NooCube is a nootropic blend that supports and enhances focus, mental speed, and memory. By blending a unique combination of vitamins, amino acids, and other building blocks for a healthy brain, NooCube supports your memory, learning, and repairs brain damage, giving you all of the benefits a nootropics should.