The Outcry for Nootropics: Silicon Valley
Many of the rich and famous residents of Silicon Valley swear by the effectiveness of Nootropics. Nootropics are better known as the “smart drug” to the millionaires that live in the San Francisco Bay area of northern California, which everyone knows as Silicon Valley.
This high technology business region is home to some of the richest people in the world and many of them are giving credit to Nootropics for their success. While this may seem silly for the middle class citizen, there are many beneficial effects
of the smart drug that could potentially lead one to success according to
entrepreneur, David Asprey.
If you are not familiar with Nootropics, that is probably because you do not rely on cognitive enhancing drug, mood stabilizers, or focus improvement supplements to make it through your day. All nurses know that it is normal to see a decline in the physical, cognitive, and psychological functioning, when one gets older, but the brainiacs of Silicon Valley seem to think that Racetam, Noopept, and Modafinil, which are all very popular Nootropics, can slow the process of mental aging or stop it all together. While a medical professional knows that this is most likely not true, Silicon Valley residents feel otherwise.
Piracetam is a very common ingredient that can be found in the smart drugs. It is one of the most popular and most effective ingredients extracted from the neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid. Piracetam is very effective in increasing the blood flow to the human brain, which in turn increases the oxygen to the brain. It has also been proven that Piracetam also increases cerebral phospholipids, which is a major component of all cell membranes. It protects cells while providing their structure. There are many benefits to taking this smart drug including; improved brain function, increased memory retrieval, increased focus, and higher intelligence.
There have been very little noted about scientific studies that have been performed on the effectiveness and dangers of taking Nootropics. Some older studies have been found, but it is possible there is a lack of funding to scientifically study these drugs. Chinese scientists did preform one study on Aniracetam, which involved human volunteers, but it did not show whether
or not the drug was effective in enhancing cognitive abilities (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).
So as you can see it has not been factually proven if these smart drugs actually work to make one smarter or have more focus. Millionaires like Asprey will continue committing to their daily regimen of Nootropic stacks in order to receive the highest potential “killer effects”, as possible and scientific studies or not, he and others would refuse to believe the results.