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The actual definition of what makes a Supplement a Nootropic is somewhat of a loose concept and we happily use both terms, sometimes we even use them together. The original description comes from Belgian pharmacologists S. Giurgea and V. Skondia who invented the first Nootropic – a compound known as Piracetam – in 1963. They established the classification of Nootropics to refer to cognitive boosting substances with extremely low toxicity that can be taken for long-term use.
 
Today, the definition you will find online of a Nootropic Supplement is “a drug which enhances cognitive functions” such as memory, attention, or motivation. They are generally used to unlock optimum brain performance you would otherwise have not been capable of. You will see Nootropics referred to as “smart drugs” as they are associated with increased intelligence and mental energy.

Here at Mindful Matter we like to look at Nootropics differently. We have the view that if they can be used to improve your healthy brain then why can’t they support an unhealthy or stressed brain? With more and more people suffering with Mental Health issues and generally finding it tough to keep up with the pace and demands of life in 2018, we offer a completely natural alternative to prescription medication with far less side effects when used appropriately.

Many nootropics share similar mechanisms of action by enhancing increased communication between neurons, helping to balance neurotransmitter levels or by promoting brain cell health. They may help improve energy metabolism in your neurons, support neuroplasticity, or even stimulate the growth of new neurons and synapses. Some, such as L-Theanine show effects of vasodilation which means they increase the blood flow to your brain. This supplies your brain with more oxygen, nutrients, and glucose – the primary energy source used by the brain during long periods of focus. 

The brain requires an immense amount of energy to perform its function, sustain consciousness and to pay attention to your external environment. Even though the brain is only 2% of your bodyweight, it constitutes 20% of your energy expenditure. Performing mental exercises, concentrating on work, learning new things and staying alert during the day all burn a lot of energy. By raising blood flow and oxygenation, you can immediately experience greater capacity for memory and focus.

We embrace our responsibility to create a world where we as individuals can flourish and succeed regardless of the cards life has dealt us; so if you feel like your brain could use a helping hand then go ahead and try us out

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