We live in a world that is constantly changing, and many of us have seen just how everything has taken on a “smart” appearance. Most of us own smartphones, while smart cars and smart home appliances are becoming the norm. Even homes themselves have ended up smarter than ever before, being able to predict the kind of environment that we would like to return to before we even step right through the front door. When it comes to medication, drugs have also become better in offering an improved quality of life. While drugs have yet to arrive at a nano-technology level of effectiveness, boasting of mini “robots” that will perform repairs from within, smart pills are starting to change the way our brain reacts for the better, targeting those who might not feel right or walk around with a cloud hanging over their heads all the time. There is also the field of nootropics which many consider to be in the smart drugs category.
Smart drugs and nootropics might not reach the levels of providing an instant euphoric feeling, but it is certainly getting there. In fact, these can be considered to be a kind of mood supplement or focus supplement, being used far more frequently than expected these days to treat or provide remedy to many kinds of active conditions or complaints. Not only that, it also works as one of the many forms of brain supplements to provide an edge to what is a typical or superior performance. This means places such as colleges, boardrooms and even military theatres will be able to benefit from the use of smart drugs.
However, there is a price to pay for everything, so the question arises, just how safe is it to use smart drugs, and what are the side effects?
A smart drug is normally a kind of prescribed medication or off-label drug that is used mainly in the treatment of a mental or cognitive disorder of sorts. Some of the most common smart drugs include Adderall (dextroamphetamine) or Ritalin (methylphenidate), where it treats symptoms that are related to ADHD. However, there has been a high degree of legal and illegal off-label use. Smart drugs that fall under the stimulant class does have the tendency to be reinforcing in nature, resulting in spikes in dopamine and norepinephrine.
Over the course of time, this will end up with the consumer achieving a higher degree of tolerance and forming a habit of needing it before life can continue. Other side effects include a loss of appetite, unstable moods, affected cardiac function, and increased stress levels, among others. These unwanted side effects are more pronounced on younger brains found in teens and young adults. Increased frequency and dependency on prescription smart drugs will also result in a greater degree of irritability and mood swings, heightened anxiety, issues with sleeping, and other kinds of emotional or cognitive regulation problems.
As with any kind of drugs, there is always the chance of getting hooked to it in the long run. It starts off innocently enough most of the time, before things start to take a turn for the worse and a case of dependency builds up. In addition, there is always a ‘price to pay’, as smart drugs tends to deliver an enhanced performance in one area while sacrificing performance in another department, so the consumer might want to make the smarter choice and settle for something that provides all of the benefits sans the ‘cost’, and this is achievable through the use of nootropics.
What about nootropics? A nootropic is normally described to be a form of non-prescribed compound, where it will more often than not comprise of a potent combination of vitamins, herb, other supplements. There might be a mixture of natural or synthetic compounds used which could possible help increase or protect cognition to a certain degree or another. Research over the past few decades have shown that certain effects on focus and attention can be improved, while effects on aging and possibly cellular metabolism can be staved off with the use of nootropics.
First coined in 1972, nootropics is something that will improve one’s degree of cognition without having to experience any kind of appreciable side effects. It can also provides a form of protection to the brain. In this day and age, nootropics would be something that is used to offer support to increase the degree of one’s peak function while delivering protection against any kind of long term risk, yet enjoying a daily boost. It is not used to directly treat all kinds of mental conditions or pathology.
Majority of true nootropic ingredients and full blends tend be sourced from natural ingredients. When it comes to nootropic blends, these have been specially designed to take advantage of synergy effects that can be found in research and subjective experiences. The ultimate aim of nootropics must always be to enable a greater degree of and an extended consistent cognitive effort and flow, all sans the nasty side effects that accompany prolonged use of a stimulant or other harsh substances.
At Project ALTA, we have developed a couple of nootropics that can to do its part to improve the lives of those who consume it. The two nootropics that ALTA offers is Mood and Focus.
The ALTA Mood has been specially designed to help you feel really relaxed, allowing you to obtain the kind of much needed rest before you get up and meet all of the goals that have been set before you. In fact, it works so great, we believe that consumers of ALTA Mood will feel as though a huge burden has been lifted off one's shoulders, feeling restored and getting rid of stress in one fell swoop. It is the perfect way to wind down a day after a particularly gruelling time at the office or on the field, and can be used to simply get rid of all daily stresses. In fact, we believe that Mood is akin to spending a care-free afternoon on the beach on a long vacation without a care or worry in the world.
In order to maintain our high levels of safety and production standards, we ensure that the ALTA Mood is comprised of quality calming herbal ingredients that will work like clockwork together in order to make the consumer feel at ease. Among the herbal ingredients thrown into the mix include Valerian and Chamomile, where both of these have long been used since ancient Greece to combat a feeling of restlessness while providing an overall soothing experience. Lemon Balm is also part of the mix, helping to promote positive vibes while lowering the amount of stress that one feels.
That is not all, as we at Project ALTA believe in merging both the traditional and the modern in order to provide the most effective methods of treatment. Working harmoniously with the bevy of herbal ingredients, ALTA Mood also contains 5-HTP. 5-HTP is a building block of serotonin that will do its bit to promote a positive mood and a healthy emotional balance, while Vitamin B3 (Niacin) and B6 will function as a converting catalyst so that the body is able to optimize serotonin levels, resulting in an overall happy glow that is very difficult to resist.
Additionally, ALTA Focus has been specially designed for high performers or those who constantly live with impossibly high goals set for themselves. Using ALTA Focus will help one bring their 'A game', right from start to finish, with a rinse and repeat performance over and over again. Meant to enhance one's level of memory, stamina and resilience, it is definitely a game changer, whether one is a corporate road warrior or simply working in a challenging environment. This is the perfect supplement for those who would are already determined and driven to bring their game to a whole new level.
ALTA Focus can be best described to be fuel for your mind, where it will act as an empowering agent that will help one achieve a string of successes, all the while exceeding set expectations prior. Upon consuming ALTA Focus, it is as though a fog has been lifted from one's eyes, being able to seeing things crystal clear. The key ingredients that are used to form Focus were carefully selected so that they can interact harmoniously with one another to deliver an optimal degree of mental performance, and these will comprise of a healthy mix of essential, herbal, and man-made components that will give the brain a much-needed boost where it concerns the areas of alertness, concentration, and memory.
Magnesium is one of the components used, allowing our bodies to perform well even when it is under tremendous stress, while Green Tea Extract has long seen action among humankind for millennia when it comes to medicinal purposes and aiding cognitive abilities. Another kind of plant extract that is known as Huperzia Serrata delivers neuroprotective and nootropic purposes. All of the above, when combined, will then help you gain a boost in mental performance, and as we all know too well, what the mind can conceive, it will achieve. Anyone who needs a shot in the arm (or in the brain in this case) would do well to check out how ALTA Focus ties everything together.
Do take note that there are times when we often run into advertisements that feature amazing claims, such as a pill that allows one to experience fast weight loss around the stomach area. Humanly speaking, fat is lost in a uniform manner, and the fastest and most healthy method to get rid of weight would be approximately 1 to 2 pounds each week. Hence, the deadly combination of a poor diet and not having any exercise at all for a couple of years adds up, leading most people to complain that a workout session for a month coupled with a diet regime has failed to work. It is what we do on a daily basis that makes weight loss effective and healthy, hence making consistency a huge keyword in our lives.
It does not matter whether the field we are referring to is within the athletic world, the academic arena or even intellectual training, nutrition as well as supplement support. All of these follow the same principle, and this includes nootropic use. We would also like to stress that if something is strongly “felt” dose to dose in particular, for instance if it gets the consumer high, or wired, or sedated, this would fall under the area of a smart drug or a recreational drug. Some might even call it a substance that could offer an enhancement in certain performance aspects (and very possibly at the expense of another), and this is most definitely not a nootropic.
Nootropics must always be sustainable in the long run. There are always exceptions to the rule, where certain nootropics do require an initial loading phase that is followed by a maintenance phase. This will often bring about subtle results that can be experienced in a rather quick manner within a few days' time. On the other hand, it works far better compared to the kind of quick highs and crashes that accompany the consumption of coffee, alcohol, smart drugs, and perhaps even quickly digesting carbs. Not only that, those who consume nootropics do not have to deal with the kind of accompanying consequences which make them unsustainable for many people.
This is why we are extremely proud to bring quality and safe nootropics at Project ATLA, as we strongly believe that it is the right of every individual to be able to experience the best quality of life without having to compromise on the other ideals by risking one’s health and safety in the long run. If effective and safe use of nootropics is what you are looking for, you would be able to find it at Project ALTA.