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What Is The Medical Opinion Of Nootropics Are There Any That Are Recommended
No: If there are any good research studies comparing patients on a brain-enhancing substance vs. Patients on a placebo, that show any real-life brain improvements (not outweighed by the substance's side effects), then such a substance might be worthy of consideration. If no good human studies are done, then sales pitches and testimonials have nothing to stand on. ...Read more
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm looking for a brain enhancement supplement. I have been. Researching two different ones-Provasil & Realized Nootropics. I would appreciate your opinion. Thank you!
You mean Brainfood?: My personal favorite is Blueberry. But there are a ton of things you can eat that are known to promote great brain health, green tea, wild salmon, cacao (REAL CHOCOLATE). Check this link out...very cool. You can put it on your wall: http://www.health-nutrition.co/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/List-of-Brain-Food.png ...Read more
Which nootropics would you recommend? I want to enhance short term memory and focus. Have received good results with larger dosages of thiamin.
No proven nootropics: No solid evidence of efficacy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Brain function: can be enhanced in the short term with many agents including nicotine, caffeine and amphetamines. The topic is a huge one. Keep in mind that many agents that claim to enhance memory or mental clarity have not been formally studied. Many agents have a narrow therapeutic window (dose range) or scope of action (Depakote can improve pitch discrimination for musicians ). Wikipedia covers the topic well ...Read more
Exercise and diet: Nootropics are chemicals that enhance cognition. The most effective ways to boost cognition are regular, aerobic (out-of-breath / sweating) exercise and a healthy diet replete with fruits and vegetables. These combined with daily social and cognitive engagement are more effective at boosting cognition than any particular medication (e.g., Aricept, (donepezil) Vyvanse) or supplement (e.g., Bacopa, NAC, POMx). ...Read more
Am researching nootropics to help with focus, memory & alertness @ my stressful, taxing engineering job. What are the top, safest, allin1 OTC options?
Safe but ineffective: You might be just wasting your money. There is no evidence that nootropics are effective. ...Read more
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