NAME EFFECTS SAFETY DURATION
Fish Oil (Omega 3s) Documented cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory and mood benefits with long term consistent supplementation....

5

N/A
Modafinil
(Provigil, Modavigil, Alertec, Modalert)
Increased wakefulness, working memory, cognition, improved reaction time.

4

15 hours half-life
Armodafinil
(Nuvigil)
Wakefulness, increased cognition, working memory, energy, decreased (improved) reaction time....

3

15 hours half-life
Caffeine Caffeine can increase: concentration, attentiveness, and mood. Caffeine can also increase levels of dopamine, particularly in the reward center of the brain (which attributes to improved mood). Caffeine is sometimes referred to as "liquid crack"; this is due to its general parallel in effects to cocaine and heroin, though to an exponentially lower degree. Caffeine also acts as a mild diuretic, particularly in new users....

5

6 hours half-life
Nicotine
(Nicoderm, Nicorette)
Increased cognition (amount depends on ingestion method), increased alertness, increased energy,...

3

2 hours half-life
Piracetam
(Breinox, Dinagen, Lucetam, Nootropil, Oikamid, Nootropyl)
Increased cognition (particularly in those with an existing deficit), increased cognitive preservation, increased oxygena and glucose consumption in brain, increased short-term memory after 2+ weeks of continual dosing. Some research suggests that combining piracetam with choline can augment its effects....

4

5 hours half-life
Noopept
(Noopept, GVS-111)
Noopept is a great memory enhancer. It facilitates learning and memory formation, as well as improving the speed and quality of memory recall. It also improves attention, concentration, and focus, and gives a boost to mental energy. Users have increased mental clarity and reduced “brain fog” and anxiety. Noopept is also neuroprotective and has an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect....

5

1 hour half-life
Sulbutiamine
(Arcalion, Arnion, Bisibuthiamine, Enerion, Ereon, Magastene, Surmenalit)
Sulbutiamine increases energy, improves focus, and makes users feel more awake and aware. It also improves mood and reduces anxiety. It boosts memory and makes learning faster and easier. Finally, it improves the health of brain cells and can repair some damage caused by aging....

5

5 hours half-life
Ginkgo Biloba
(Ginkoba)
As a nootropic, gingko biloba is primarily used to improve memory and speed of mental processing....

5

3 hours half-life
Sunifiram Sunifiram enhances concentration, attention span, focus, decision-making, and alertness. It...

3

3 hours half-life
Phenibut
(Noofen)
Phenibut is generally taken to reduce anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It can also improve mood...

3

6 hours half-life
L-Theanine
(Suntheanine)
By itself, L-theanine produces relaxation and decreases anxiety, without causing drowsiness....

5

1 hour half-life
Adderall
(Adderall)
As a prescription medication, Adderall is used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. However, it is...

3

10 hours half-life
Aniracetam
(Draganon, Sarpul, Ampamet, Memodrin, Referan)
Aniracetam improves learning capacity, reasoning, information processing, and memory recall...

5

2 hours half-life
Alpha GPC
(Cholinate, Delecit, Gliatilin)
Alpha GPC improves attention span, clarity, concentration, focus, learning capacity, and memory....

5

4 hours half-life
Oxiracetam Oxiracetam has a stimulating effect on thinking and learning. Users are able to think and process information faster and more clearly. Learning is facilitated and long-term memory is increased. Additionally, attention, concentration, and focus are increased....

5

8 hours half-life
Pramiracetam
(Remen, Neupramir, Pramistar)
Pramiracetam increases learning ability, concentration, and attention span. Users feel more...

5

5 hours half-life
Citicoline
(Ceraxon, Cognizin, NeurAxon, Somazina, Synapsine)
Citicoline increases mental energy, improves memory formation and retention, and boosts attention...

5

6 hours half-life
Nefiracetam Nefiracetam increases attention span, concentration, focus, and motivation. It improves both...

4

4 hours half-life
Coluracetam Like other racetams, coluracetam improves learning capacity and memory, as well as attention...

4

3 hours half-life
Phenylpiracetam
(Carphedon, Phenotropil)
Phenylpiracetam has both mental and physical effects. Mentally, like other racetams, it increases...

4

4 hours half-life
Centrophenoxine
(Helfergin, Lucidril)
Centrophenoxine both improves memory formation and protects existing memory. It increases mental energy and improves cognition. It also reverses some aging in the brain by increasing cellular membrane phospholipids and reversing waste product buildup in the brain....

5

5 hours half-life
Pyritinol
(Encephabol, Encefabol, Cerbon 6, Pyrithioxine)
Pyritinol improves reaction time, concentration and focus. It boosts the speed of visual processing...

4

2 hours 30 minutes half-life
Semax
(Semax)
Semax enhances mental performance, leading to faster and easier mental processing. Users can...

5

5 minutes half-life
Bacopa Bacopa decreases the time necessary to learn new information and is effective at improving...

5

4 hours half-life
Deprenyl
(Anipryl, Eldepryl, Emsam, Jumex, Selegiline, Zelapar)
Deprenyl increases energy, motivation, and productivity. Users experience greater enthusiasm...

4

10 hours half-life
Creatine Creatine is used both as a nootropic and as a fitness supplement. As a nootropic, it improves...

5

3 hours half-life
Adrafinil
(Olmifon)
Adrafinil will carry some, if not all, of the benefits of Modafinil. Some say it's slightly...

3

1 hour half-life
Ritalin
(Concerta, Equasym XL, Methylin, Ritalin, Quillivant XR)
Methylphenidate is prescribed for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Off-label, it is used...

3

2 hours 30 minutes half-life
Rhodiola rosea Rhodiola rosea has an anti-depressive effect and boosts mood. Users report an increase in subjective well-being. It also reduces stress and mental fatigue and exhaustion. It improves cognition by helping to maintain normal mental function in stressful circumstances and decreasing fatigue....

5

45 minutes half-life
Mitogen
(Mitogen)
Your brain cells rely on mitochondria to support and maintain higher levels of cognitive function....

5

N/A
Nexus
(Nexus)
Nexus improves short-term memory, brain speed, numerical and spatial working memory. It strengthens...

5

N/A
Pycnogenol
(Pycnogenol)
Pycnogenol is a very strong antioxidant which improves blood flow and reduces inflammation....

5

5 hours half-life
Phosphatidylserine The main effect of phosphatidylserine is to improve memory and attention, increasing cognitive...

5

8 hours half-life
R-Lipoic Acid R-lipoic acid is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and protects the brain from oxidant stress....

5

30 minutes half-life
Idebenone
(Catena, Raxone,Sovrima)
Idebenone is an antioxidant and a neuroprotectant. It protects working memory and reduces memory loss, as well as facilitating learning....

5

18 hours half-life
BioPQQ
(BioPQQ)
BioPQQ is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage, stress, and...

5

3 hours half-life
Vitamin C Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and protects cells against free radicals in the body. It increases blood flow and has neuroprotective properties, protecting the brain from oxidative stress. It is often taken to prevent colds, although research has shown that it is ineffective at prevent colds. However, it is able to reduce the duration of colds....

5

240 hours half-life
Vitamin B5 Vitamin B5 improves cognitive function, memory, and learning capacity, as well as reducing...

5

N/A