Nootropics (a.k.a) “Smart Supplements” are the“Hot” new thing in the supplement industry, but in retrospect Nootropics have always been a big part of when it comes to the composition of the products we make at Nubreed Nutrition.
One of the things I absolutely hate about the majority of products with stimulants and especially products that are considered “High Stimulants” is the major crash that usually happens not long after your workout. I have always taken this into consideration when developing products for our brand to ensure we minimize this as much as possible.
What are Nootropics?
Nootropics, often referred to as Cognitive Enhancers or Mental Focus Boosters, describe a category of substances which are used to improve one’s cognitive function. Nootropics can be naturally occurring or synthetically produced; some types have been used for centuries while others have only recently surfaced and are frequently used in today’s society for the treatment various Neurological Diseases.
What Do They Do?
Nootropics work by increasing your brain’s performance and supply the brain with a higher level of neurotransmitters and stimulate the activation of a greater amount of vital receptors. The result of this up-regulation of brain activity includes improved memory, learning, reasoning, attention and mood. While each individual Nootropic has a different effect, supplementing with Nootropics will see you experience enhanced focus, concentration and motivation. Clinical studies have even reported the benefits of supplementing with Nootropics, with subjects reporting increased memory formation, improved learning ability and improved blood flow, oxygen and glucose metabolism in the brain. This in turn resulted in improvements in mental energy, alertness and wakefulness, with subjects also reporting improved attention span and mental stamina. Some popular Nootropic supplements currently in Nubreed products are:
When Do I Take It?
To take advantage of the cognitive enhancing and brain boosting properties provided by a variety of Nootropics available on the market, they are best taken approximately 15-20 minutes prior to exercise or before commencing some study or work. Depending on your reason for using a specific Nootropic, when you should use this supplement may vary. For example, for Nootropics contained within Fat Burners for their mood enhancing properties, these typically should be taken first thing in the morning.
Users should take caution when using Nootropics during the second half of the day, especially when supplementing with Caffeine. Taking Nootropics too late during the day may have negative impacts on your ability to fall asleep.
How Long Does It Take To Work?
Nootropics vary in how long they take to work, dependent upon whether the Nootropic you are using is Fat Soluble or Water Soluble. If Fat Soluble, the Nootropic needs to be consumed with Fat source (or the user must not consume it on an empty stomach) in order for it to be effectively absorbed. These kinds of Nootropics will bind onto Fat Cells, and their effects are typically more long-lived, despite taking slightly longer to be absorbed and for the effects to be noticed. Alternatively, Water Soluble Nootropics are those that can dissolve in water and are best consumed on an empty stomach, or at least 15 minutes prior to consuming a meal. Once absorbed, users can expect to experience an increase in mental alertness, concentration and mental focus within this timeframe. Consistent use in conjunction with a sensible diet and workout regime will experience the full mood enhancing and cognitive enhancing effects within the first 2 weeks of use.
Depending on what your needs are, we have something for you. If you have any questions in regards to what Nubreed products are the best fit for you please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
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