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What Are Nootropics and Do They Work?
Nootropics   Mar 14, 2012   Hyperion TV  

Learn what nootropics are, if they really work, and a few ways to maximize the effects you get from them.

This is the only nootropic I've tried:

"Ergoloids are also used by many people as a nootropic. It may be used in conjunction with other cerebral enhancers like piracetam, with which it acts synergistically.
Despite the fact that hydergine has been used in the treatment of dementia for many years, its mechanism of action is still not clear. It stimulates dopaminergic and serotonergic receptors and blocks alpha-adrenoreceptors. Current studies imply that the major effect of hydergine may be the modulation of synaptic neurotransmission rather than solely increasing blood flow as was once thought. A prominent feature that accompanies aging is an increase in monoamine oxidase (MAO) levels which results in decreased availability of catecholamines in the synaptic cleft. In one study, an interaction between age and hydergine treatment was observed in the hypothalamus, hippocampus and cerebellum. The hydergine effect was more pronounced in the aged group in the hypothalamus and cerebellum, and more pronounced in the adult in the hippocampus. These findings imply that increased brain MAO activity in aging can be modified by hydergine treatment in some brain regions."

Very cool video, it's nice to see other people getting into this stuff and creating content about Nootropics. I've been doing a ton of research as well and have created a site to help people wrap their heads around nootropics. The site is at
Modafinil keeps me from a pervasive vegetative state. But they kinds lose effectiveness after a few months and I have to reset.
Nootropics are really interesting to me, because I was a user of prescription Adderall for a very long time (sad to admit that I did not have a prescription - very bad move on my part, but I was young and dumb). I am not one to ever want to have to "rely" on prescriptions for anything, so I started researching nootropics. After trying the "all-natural" route for a few months without much success, I ended up trying one called AddTabz that works well for me. Lots of options are out there for the people scrambling from the adderall shortage, you just have to do some homework.
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