Should I Cycle Nootropics?

Along with the cycling of nootropics, brain nutrients and vitamins should also be added to the diet to support growth and health.

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Nootropics are drugs or supplements used to enhance the cognitive functions performed by the brain. Furthermore, known as smart drugs, neuro enhancers, memory enhancers, intelligence enhancers and cognitive enhancers, these drugs help in increasing the brain function thereby helping with memory, focus, attention, working memory and motivation.

The term nootropic was coined by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea, in 1972. These drugs are primarily used for the treatment of people with cognitive or motor disabilities such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and ADHD. However, in the most-recent times, completely healthy people are also opting for nootropics in an attempt to enhance the functioning of their brain. These users primarily aim at increasing their memory, attention and focus and thus the most famous nootropics among such users are:

So take some nootropics for example, such as Pramiracetam, Noopept, LTheanine, Modafinil, Adrafinil, Sulbutiamine, Aniracetam, Phenylpiracetam, Choline, 5-HTP, and Huperzine A.

Many of these supplements work by affecting the production of neurotransmitters, which is the most important chemical produced in the brain. It is advisable for the people who use nootropic drugs to constantly learn and read new things in order to use the increased activity of the brain. This way, the improved cognitive functions are put to better use, thereby keeping the brain from becoming dull.

Uses of Nootropics

The use of nootropics though enhances the brain activity, but there are still a large number of concerns associated with the use of these drugs. The major concern is the short term of research held on these drugs; these smart drugs have not been tested for too long and were made available to the public before the completion of the research. Hence the long-term effects of the use of nootropics are still unknown, though dangerous build ups, inefficiency and tolerance are some of the speculated effects. Nootropic cycling is the best way to avoid such long-term effects.

Nootropic Cycling

Nootropic cycling refers to the process of alternating the use of drugs weekly, not to let the brain get accustomed to a certain drug, hence reducing the possibility of tolerance. It also refers to cycling off of nootropics for a certain period of time (one week out of every few months), in order to let the brain resume its natural, “non-enhanced” state. In this process, a person takes drug A for a week and then switches to drug B in the second week. Thereafter, he can skip drugs for the third week and then continue with drug C in the fourth week. After that he can begin the cycle again. Nootropic cycling is essential for avoiding the long-term effects. Any nootropic that raises the level of catecholamine (stress neurotransmitters) should be used in a cycle to prevent the long-term effects. Furthermore, nootropics such as Adrafinil should be used in a cycle as they affect the liver, if used for a longer time. One must take care of the fact that even though nootropics are neither addictive nor psychoactive, cycling them regularly might result in tolerance. Therefore, it is advisable to skip the use of nootropic drugs altogether for certain periods of time so that the body does not adapt itself to these drugs. Along with the cycling of nootropics, brain nutrients and vitamins should also be added to the diet to support growth and health.

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