You know the movie “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper? The sci-fi thriller released in 2011? Well, for the cinematically challenged, its a film about a struggling author who is experiencing writers block. In the movie, the author (Cooper) is given a nootropic or smart drug that allows him to miraculously increase his brain function, allowing him to recall, categorize and utilize information at an incredible rate. The end result is that his productivity shoots off the charts and he becomes rich, successful and famous.
Now, what if I told you that there was an all natural, plant sourced version of a smart drug and that it had actually been tested in double blind studies and proven to work? What if you knew that these plants had been consumed for centuries and that there was no risk of side effects? Would you be interested?
Well, according to a 2010 double-blind, placebo controlled study, adaptogenics herbs can dramatically effect cognitive functioning. (Phytomedicine. 2010 Jun;17(7):494-9. Epub 2010 Apr 5.)
Kind of mind blowing, right? (pun intended) That, my friends, is the power of adaptogens and the kind of useful information that we are just beginning to learn. (Actually, it’s stuff YOU are learning, AdaptGenie has know all about this for hundreds of years and it’s why I created this blog)