Is Sage a Nootropic?

Is Sage a Nootropic - Sage Plant

Is sage a nootropic?  This article explores how sage could potentially improve your brain function. You probably never thought a herb as common as sage could be both a spice and a medicine at the same time. The truth is, sage has been working double duty like this for many moons. Just for starters, sage … Read more

Is Black Pepper a Nootropic?

Is Black Pepper a Nootropic - Peppercorns in a Scooper

Is black pepper a nootropic? Can it actually help improve our mental function? Surprisingly, the short answer to this question is yes. However, sprinkling some pepper onto your food isn’t going to provide any beneficial effects, though.  You have to supplement with an extract for that. Perhaps an equally important question is, if black pepper … Read more

What does Pine Bark Extract do?

What does Pine Bark Extract do - Pinus Pinaster Close to Ocean

So what does pine bark extract do? How did humans ever discover that it can be good for our health? Basically, pine bark extracts have been found to be extremely rich in polyphenols, which have numerous benefits. As a nootropic, pine bark extracts are known for improving learning ability, working memory, attention, and decision making. … Read more

Is Ginseng a Nootropic?

Is Ginseng a Nootropic - Hands Forming a Yin Yang Symbol with Fire and Ice

Generally speaking, ginseng is one of the most potent ‘Cure-Alls’ we know of today. But is ginseng a nootropic? How much does it improve brain function?  Furthermore, is any one kind of ginseng more effective than another? This article also looks at the differences between Asian ginseng and American ginseng. You may prefer one over … Read more

What is Lion’s Mane Mushroom good for?

What is Lion's Mane Mushroom Good for - Wikimedia file - attributed to Henk Monster - cropped - Hericeum Erinaceus growing on tree

So what is lion’s mane mushroom good for? I’d like to say that it’s such a great natural nootropic that it’s a ‘magic mushroom’, but that might give some people the wrong idea. Let’s just say that it’s a ‘miracle mushroom’ instead, shall we? Basically, lion’s mane mushroom is revered for its’ ability to encourage … Read more

The Health Benefits of Oat Straw Extract

The Health Benefits of Oat Straw Extract - Green Oats

What are the health benefits of oat straw extract? This has been a popular topic of folklore since medieval times. Oats have traditionally been used to treat skin issues, heart disease, and to enhance sex drive in men. In particular, young oat straw seeds have been found to be very effective as a ‘Nervine Treatment’. The … Read more

How does Turmeric Help the Brain?

How does Turmeric Help the Brain - Turmeric Root and Powder

So how does turmeric help the brain? It’s best known as the main ingredient in curry powder, but does it have health benefits as well? Ayurvedic practitioners have been recommending Turmeric for skin conditions, digestive issues, and body pains for more than 6,000 years! If we dig a bit deeper, we also discover that turmeric … Read more

What is Bacopa Monnieri Good for? – Can it Help with ADHD?

What is Bacopa Monnieri Good for - Bacopa Monnieri in Pot

So what is bacopa monnieri good for?  How much do we know about it? Quite a bit, actually, on both counts. Bacopa monnieri has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a nerve tonic, as well as to enhance cognitive function. Written records of bacopa being used for neurological deficits date back to around 600AD. … Read more

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