Smart drugs, also known as nootropics, are a class of natural substances designed to enhance the health and functionality of the brain in healthy adults. These smart supplements are commonly used by people who wish to boost their cognition, enhance their brain power, and improve memory, attention and concentration .
Smart drugs aren’t merely a passing trend; the nootropic industry is set to be worth $5 billion by 2025. But do nootropics really work? And should you be ditching your daily flat white for a daily dose of LYMA if you want to boost your brain health and start feeling more productive at work?
The word ‘nootropic’ finds its roots in the Greek for ‘mind-bending’. And altering and augmenting the mind is exactly what they do. So which smart drugs should you be taking? What are the best supplements for productivity at work? And how could nootropics improve your overall cognitive health?
Nootropics: smart drugs 101
Nootropics are the latest buzzword in wellness. They are also referred to in some literature as ‘smart drugs’ and are generally consumed in supplement form. Supplementing with nootropics is common practice among those seeking to improve their memory, mood, focus, attention span, motivation and concentration. Certain nootropics also have potent stress relieving properties.
Furthermore, studies have shown certain nootropics and smart drugs to have the added benefits of improved reaction time, reduced fatigue and even enhanced intelligence as determined by an IQ test.
How do smart drugs work? These intelligent supplements travel across brain pathways to encourage your brain to function smoothly and efficiently. Specifically, nootropics get to work by connecting neurons to one another, building new neural networks, enabling existing networks to communicate more effectively and optimising the brain's structures. Smart drugs adapt to the unique make-up of your brain and its networks in order to improve the energy flow to and around your brain, to support the production and circulation of specific brain chemicals and hormones and to increase the blood flow to and around the brain.
Nootropics are, basically, a safe and side-effect-free way to give your brain a micro-boost to help it function faster and more efficiently. Smart drugs have been shown to improve brain health and cognitive function over both the long and short-term by enhancing the intensity of brain waves, by protecting the brain against neuronal damage and by regenerating depleted neural pathways as required.
How can LYMA help you to be more productive?
LYMA contains Cognizin®, the world’s leading nootropic. Improved brain health and productivity find their roots in ensuring sufficient energy in the brain via the bloodstream, and in efficient communication between neurons. Cognizin® - a potent form of brain-health augmenting nutrient, citicoline - supports both of these mechanisms by encouraging oxygen supply to the brain for energy and transporting nutrients to neural networks to fuel efficient communication between nodes.
Cognizin® has been formulated at a clinically-backed daily dose of 250mg in LYMA and has been demonstrated in peer-reviewed, randomised and double-blind studies to improve memory, mood, attention, focus and reaction speed in healthy adults when taken every day.
Studies have also demonstrated a significant improvement in stress reduction and improved recall ability after just four weeks supplementing with Cognizin®. LYMA also contains powerful anti-inflammatory HydroCurc™ which, when taken together with Cognizin®, further protects your brain from the effects of free radical damage.
Oxidative stress and free radical damage are not only detrimental to your productivity, attention span and ability to get things done at work, they are also heavily implicated in the onset of inflammaging and age-related mental decline.
Cognizin® has been extensively trialled in relation to the issue of age-related mental decline and it has been found that supplementing daily with Cognizin® can drastically improve memory, mood, focus and attention in older people. It also plays a helping hand in preventing and slowing the cognitive impairment that often comes as part and parcel of growing older. Certain studies show that supplementing with Cognizin® may even go so far as to prevent dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s from taking hold.
In addition to oxidative stress and the buildup of free radicals, decreased choline levels in the brain are often responsible for memory loss and the development of neurodegenerative disease as we age. When choline is in short supply, brain cells are unable to produce a vital neurotransmitter called acetyl-choline that plays a fundamental role in the formation and storage of memories. This can result in the development of Alzheimer’s and other memory-related diseases. Supplementing with citicoline in the form of Cognizin® can put a stop to the breakdown of cell membranes and keep your memory sharper for longer.
A further leading cause of age-related mental decline is diminished blood flow to the brain due to the narrowing of blood vessels that have calcified and become blocked over time. LYMA’s formula contains a powerful duo that work together to counteract this problem: Vita-algae D3™ and K2 VITAL® function together to protect against calcium build up in the body’s blood vessels and soft tissues, ensuring that blood remains able to flow freely and normally to all areas of the brain.
Supplementing with Cognizin® as formulated in LYMA is a safe and natural route to keeping your brain firing on all cylinders, your mind sharp and your days productive.
Visit our Journal for more information on smart drugs, and to find out how smart drugs could help you to deal with stress, anxiety and overwhelm . We have also put together a cheat-sheet on how to get the brain of a 20-year-old in your fifties .
LYMA is absolutely committed to supporting you in all areas of health. Brain health is just one of the areas we excel in. We never cut corners, and we refuse to compromise. LYMA was founded with the express aim of helping people to feel their best so that they can fall in love with life again. And this is exactly what we promise to deliver, each and every day.
Originally published Oct 5, 2020.