What are nootropics?Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com
Nootropics—also called “smart drugs”—are supplements that some experts claim can improve your memory, boost attention span, and help you process information more efficiently. The science is mixed: Some of these substances seem to help people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but there’s not much evidence that they can lift performance in a healthy brain. If you do decide to try one of these supplements, run it by your doctor first.
Bulletproof Brain Octane OilTatiana Ayazo/Rd.com
Most people drink coffee in the morning for one reason only: the caffeinated boost of energy and to kickstart their brain. But for Relief Jones, III, MD, founder and director of Neurosportz Applied Neuroscience, that caffeine also makes him jittery. Now, he starts his day with a cup of decaf coffee to which he adds a teaspoon of Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil. This nootropic is clear coconut oil extract that metabolizes into ketones (fats that your body burns for energy), says Dr. Jones, and gives him an instant jolt. “I still get a lot of energy that pretty much lasts the whole day from that coffee,” he says. “Since I started taking this, I don’t only have more energy, but I have more mental clarity.”
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