What are ‘natural nootropics’? And are they good for my brain?
I know, it sounds like some funky new-age medicine term, but we promise that nootropics are where it's at when it comes to maximising your health potential.
Nootropics have been around for centuries. The term was first coined in the 1970s and was used to describe a new classification of molecules that acted selectively towards the brain's higher-level integrative activity.
But we’re not talking study drugs here, we’re talking natural nootropics. The big one we all know and love is caffeine. Drunk every morning by most people on the planet, coffee and tea are packed full of caffeine that stimulates a feeling of wakefulness in our brains.
Caffeine is just the tip of the natural nootropic iceberg. Substances like L-Theanine, Creatine, Ashwagandha, Ginseng, Ginkgo Bilboa and Curcumin are all naturally occurring nootropics that are now being incorporated into functional beverages, such as Peak.