Smart Pills: Would You Try Them?

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Is there a future in smart drugs? Of course. Memory improvement appears to be on the horizon, and lengthening our attention span is almost here. Nicotine receptor agents, which are neurotransmitter receptors that respond to nicotine, act on mechanisms that control our attention span. Many scientists believe that these nicotine-based substances might be the next true cognition enhancers.

As for long term health risks, the truth of the matter is that we just don’t know. Health experts are concerned about reported side effects, such as increases in blood pressure, headaches, nausea, and feelings of anxiety. Many doctors will not prescribe these pills as they feel that people are simply putting their health at risk for the sake of trying to become smarter.

Of course, if you are wary of these so called smart pills (and everyone should be!),then you can always improve your grey matter the old fashioned way: By consuming brain-improving foods and practicing cognitive measures known to keep the brain working at its best without chemical agents.

 

The Best foods for improving the brain function:

1. Gingko Biloba

Used for thousands of years to improve circulation, and improves blood flow to the brain. Read more about gingko biloba benefits.

 

2. B Vitamins

The body needs B vitamins to produce normal and healthy levels of brain chemicals. You can take a B complex vitamin supplement and consume more foods that are rich in B vitamins, such as dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, fruits, chicken, and whole grains.

 

3. Fish oil

Numerous studies have shown that the omega-3 fatty acids in cold water fish, such as tuna and salmon, slow the deterioration of brain cells as we get older. Work to eat a minimum of two servings of fish each week, or take fish oil or krill oil supplements.

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