Nootropics are substances that enhance learning and memory, while protecting the brain.
The nootropic concept was coined by Cornleiu Giurgea in 1972 after his team discovered a molecule called Piracetam that had
The first nootropic, Piracetam, was discovered in 1964 at a pharmaceutical company in Belgium. led to the word “nootropic” bein meaning “towards the mind,” to be coined in 1972.
Nootropics are unique in that they must act only on higher level “noetic” function in the brain, while not being stimulants, and also must be non-toxic even in high doses.