Consumers are turning to trusted brands to provide them with supplements that can support enhanced thinking, learning, and memory capabilities.
For companies looking to manufacture food supplements that boost cognitive function, nootropics are labeled as the ‘smart drug’ to choose.
But what exactly lies under this broad term of nootropics and what can your brand expect from ingredients, label claims and format limitations by adding Nootropics to your line of food supplements?
What are nootropics supplements?
Nootropics is a term that refers to substances, often naturally derived, that are designed to enhance cognitive functions such as memory, creativity, focus, and attention.
What are the benefits of nootropics?
Benefits of nootropics supplements can include increased creativity, positive mood, and better memory. They can also help reduce stress and improve focus during times of high workload.
Some nootropics have also been cited to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons disease.
What ingredients are in nootropics?
Under this broad term, there is a range of popular active ingredients. Some of the best-known active ingredients used in nootropic supplements include:
stimulants such as caffeine or L-theanine
supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil
natural herbs like ginkgo biloba, bacopa monnieri and ashwagandha
synthesised compounds such as resveratrol and coline
and of course, we can’t forget, the recently popular; mushrooms.
What are the best nootropic supplement ingredients?
As with all questions like this, the real answer is, this depends on what you are trying to achieve.
The right blend of botanical extracts and dietary ingredients can give the average consumer a much-needed boost in mental focus.
Some nootropics however have been evidenced to have such a dramatic impact on cognitive function that they are advised to only be taken in strictly limited cycles with a clear break of absorption between cycles.
Here are two powerful nootropics you might not have heard of:
Ginkgo biloba – is cited to have reduced the symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as dementia.
Citocoline – studies show that this can slow the onset of vascular dementia.
How are people taking nootropics?
Nootropic supplements are available in a range of supplement formats, including powder, capsules, gels, and gummies.
Liquid gel sachets are becoming popular with consumers wanting a daily nootropic. This adds variety to how users obtain their daily nutritional quota and comes with the added convenience of gel sachets being individually served, easier to take, and also offering better product bioavailability.
Are nootropic supplements safe?
Nootropic food supplements are generally considered safe for healthy adults when taken at recommended doses.
However, due to the lack of long-term studies on these substances, it’s always a good idea to talk to a health professional before taking any new supplement.
It is also important to consider dosage when choosing a supplement; taking too much can have adverse effects as well as not enough.
Our team can guide you through doses and product regulations when creating a supplement formula for you.
Are nootropic supplements legal in the UK?
Nootropic supplements are legal in the UK but care always needs to be taken when considering the dosage used in your supplement manufacturing formula and our team can advise you on that.
As stated above, certain restrictions may apply depending on which specific ingredients you are trying to purchase or use.
Still thinking of adding a nootropic supplement to your brand?
Nootropics are a great way to expand your food supplement lineup.
These powerful natural ingredients have, in many cases, been proven to provide amazing benefits, from increased creativity and positive mood to stress relief and mental clarity, making them an excellent option for anyone looking for a boost in their daily routine.
By adding a nootropic to your food supplements lineup you can provide consumers with a predominantly all-natural way to improve their cognitive capabilities while improving their overall well-being.
And under the guidance of an experienced manufacturer, you can safely navigate any concerns around dosage and efficacy.
To discuss creating a nootropics food supplement that is bespoke to your brand, get in touch with us on +44(0)330 311 2761 or request a quote.