You would surely have an idea about smart drugs like modafinil that make you feel very alert and productive. These smart drugs, or nootropics, are very popular with students, workers, or even soldiers on duty! The effects of wakefulness are not limited to these smart drugs. Did you know that amphetamines are also alertness-enhancing substances?
Nootropics are any natural or pharmaceutical substances that potentially improve mental skills. Known by many names – for example, cognitive enhancers, smart pills, go-pills, and so on. Nootropics are consumed by many of us, from students to working professionals up to dementia patients. Nootropics are either dietary supplements (such as caffeine or L-theanine), synthetic compounds (racetams like piracetam used by older patients), or prescription drugs (such as the classically known attention deficit hyperactivity disorder treatment medication Adderall and newer, promising drugs like Modafinil (Modalert, Modvigil)).