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While the term nootropics is used as the catch-all word for a class of drugs that is known to improve the function and performance of the brain, there are different types of nootropics underneath that umbrella. Having knowledge of these can help you better understand the benefits of each type, including answers to questions such as “What do these nootropics do?”, “Do these nootropics have side effects?” and more.

Read more about the different types of nootropics below!

Prescription nootropics

Prescription nootropics are used for ADHD, dementia, and other mental health issues. Some examples of prescription nootropics are Adderall, modafinil, and memantine. You may have heard these names as they are typically prescribed and are often mentioned in the media as well.

As the name suggests, these nootropics cannot be taken without a prescription from the doctor. Even afterwards, a medical expert’s guidance is needed when taking these. These nootropics do have side effects such as sleep issues, high blood pressure, and addiction or dependency if not taken with the required dosage.

Synthetic nootropics

Synthetic nootropics, also known as man-made nootropics, are made in a lab for the purpose of targeting specific benefits to the brain. These synthetic supplements are meant for improving focus, memory, and attention. Prior to their release, they also undergo several trials to test their safety and effectiveness.

One type of synthetic nootropics are racetams, which are a group of drugs that improve behaviour and cognition by working on the neurotransmitters in the brain. Types of racetams include piracetam, aniracetam, nebracetam, and oxiracetam. While these synthetic nootropics show immense potential in the benefits they may carry, they are still under trial and need further research.

Dietary supplements

Lastly, certain dietary supplements and natural ingredients are also considered nootropics. They are derived from organic substances and used as ingredients for various nootropic supplements. Some examples include omega 3, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and rhodiola.

Our nootropic supplements at Yootropics consist of safe natural active ingredients in their formulation, all backed by clinical research and all at clinical range doses proven to deliver cognitive benefits. The supplements are carefully stacked to ensure each nootropic ingredient contributes to the specific purpose of the product. We have daily nootropics for brain health, calmness, and laser focus that you can take for enhanced cognition and performance.

With so many nootropic types to choose from, it may be difficult to pick the best one for your brain’s needs. At Yootropics, we make it easier by providing safe and effective nootropic products, designed by neuroscientists, with the ingredients and formulation to improve your cognitive performance. Visit our website for more information on our products!

Love your brain,

The Yootropics Team

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