So a quick reminder – Nootropics are are drugs, supplements, and other substances that may improve cognitive function, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals.
Women may take nootropic supplements for slightly different reasons than men. Their brain chemistry is slightly different after all, which can make them more susceptible to different chemical and hormonal imbalances. Biologically, the female brain differs from men in the following ways:
Women can be more susceptible to physical and mental stress
Women are more likely to develop anxiety related issues
Perimenopause and Menopause may be linked with brain fog
More specifically, Nootropics can do the following for women:
Balance mood and decrease anxiety
Enhance your workout
Increase your focus and motivation
Improve memory and decrease brain fog
The best nooptropic ingredients for women include:
Phosphatidylserine (PS): Phosphatidylserine has shown to stop or slow the biochemical changes and weakening of nerve cells associated with aging.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom: Lion’s Mane Mushroom is another all natural nootropic ingredient that protects the female brain by supporting neuronal growth.
L-Theanine: L-Theanine is an herbal nootropic known to induce a state of calm relaxation.
How to take nootropics: Most nootropics are fat soluble as well, meaning they’re best when taken with food. While nootropics are safe to take every day, some people prioritize them for days, or specific times of day, when they need an extra brain boost. So, maybe consider taking it when you hit an afternoon slump, or if you have an important meeting or test. And as with any supplement, always make sure you discuss with your physician or naturopath before starting a new supplement regime.