Nootropics are substances that potentially can enhance cognitive function, including memory, creativity, motivation, and attention. They are sometimes referred to as “smart drugs” or “cognitive enhancers.”
Some of the most commonly used nootropics include caffeine, modafinil, and omega-3 fatty acids. Other substances that are sometimes classified as nootropics include racetams, which are synthetic compounds that have been found to improve memory and cognitive performance.
The benefits of these products are believed to include: