Nootropics To Fight Disease
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Groundbreaking discoveries over the past 20 years have led to a staggeringly complex understanding in the field of neuropharmacology. Now with targeted therapies focusing on precise neurotransmitters systems and well understood receptor subgroups, many types of neurological disease are becoming treatable and even curable. Huge sums of money have been spent by large pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs to help, prevent and even reverse the effects of neurodegenerative disorders. Due to neurological degeneration being so prevalent in elderly populations, and the life expectancy steadily climbing, it is no wonder that large pharma companies want to cash in on this expanding medicinal market. This is great news for those who suffer from these types of diseases, but not great news for those who wish to improve their mind or even supplement themselves to help prevent the inevitable future onset of neurodegerative disorders.
The main problem is the general lack of funding and disregard for preventative medicine or even brain boosting supplementation. The general consensus in medicine is to research methods of curing people who have some form of disease or illness. It is extremely rare for funding to be given for research on already healthy individuals, as medicine to recognise the need to help people be smarter. This, unfortunately, comes down to the fact that pharma companies don’t profit so much of this type of medicine, as it is not going to be prescribed and so would not see so many sales. The only place where we do see funding and research for nootropics is in the military, as governments want their soldiers to be the best!
In many neurological problems there is often an imbalance of neurotransmitters, receptors and neurons, leading to a general decline in cognition. This has led to successful nootropic compounds which have been proven to improve memory, increase attention, and even to prevent the further death of neurons in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of senile dementia. The degeneration of the brain is commonly caused by the irreversible death of neurons. Even in healthy individuals, neurons die constantly and this is why elderly people will to some extent suffer from diminished brain function as they get older.
Racetam’s are a very special group of compounds which have been subject to a steady flow of interest and research. Back in the 60’s scientists discovered Piracetam, leading to the term “Nootropic” being coined. Piracetam was not only shown to be highly effective as a treatment for restoring, memory and cognitive performance, but was also found to be extremely safe and non-toxic. The next 50 years has led to other interesting Racetam nootropics such as Oxiracetam, Aniracetam,. Nefiracetam, Pramiracetam, Phenylpiracetam and although not strictly a Racetam – Noopept. These Recetam compounds have all been scientifically proven to help those with neurodegenerative disorders, and even stimulate neurons to re-grow. Piracetam has been a prescription medication for the treatment of Alzeihmer’s for some years now. These same compounds have even been shown to have the exact same effect in completely healthy individuals, its just they are not actively sold for this purpose. Noopept is a new nootropic supplement which has some unique properties and a very strong potential as one the most potent and powerful nootropics.