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The Potential of Nootropics in the UK

The potential of Nootropics in the UK: Introduction

As life keeps throwing us more challenges, the pursuit of mental wellbeing & enhanced cognitive performance is more prominent today than every before. Enter nootropics.

As a result of more regular research in western culture, nootropics in the UK & around Europe have become increasingly popular. Some people refer to "smart drugs" & "cognitive enhancers," although this is not a scientific definition. 

Below we take a closer looking into nootropics, debunking common misconceptions and giving some popular examples of nootropics & the role that they play in the UK. 


What Are Nootropics?

Nootropics is derived from the Greek words "nous" (mind) and "trepein" (to bend or turn). We wouldn’t go as far to say that nootropics are mind-bending, but it’s a definition that certainly provokes curiousity.

As we’d touched on above, research has led many to claim that nootropics can enhance cognitive function, support memory, boost creativity, promote motivation, and generally raise overall mental well-being without causing significant side effects. Whilst this may be true, scientific research remains limited on many substances that are classed as ‘nootropics’ so claims should be treated with caution.

Nootropic compounds can include natural substances, pharmaceutical drugs, or synthetic compounds.


Debunking Common Misconceptions

Before delving into specific examples of nootropics, it's crucial to address some common misconceptions. Here are 3 common misconceptions associated with nootropics.

Nootropics Give you Advanced Intelligence

Nootropics are not a super supplement that instantly transform the average person into a high functioning, super intelligent machine. Whilst there are promising studies that show nootropics may contribute to enhanced cognitive function, research remains fairly premature.

Instant results from supplementing is generally rare, with most substances taking regular & consistent consumption to make noticeable effects. But no, they won’t make you become Albert Einstein.

Nootropics are a replacement for a healthy lifestyle

Nootropics should never be relied upon for personal nutrition. Healthy nutrition should focus primarily on foods rich in fats, proteins or carbohydrates. Instead, focus on complimenting a healthy diet by adding nootropics. This way you’ll get the best output.

All nootropics are perfectly legal

The regulatory status of nootropics can often vary from country to country. It is important to understand your countries regulations before consuming or ordering certain nootropics.

In the UK, nootropics can be subject to regulations depending on their classification as either dietary supplements or prescription drugs. Nootropics such as caffeine, ginkgo biloba, creatine, Lion’s Mane & Ashwagandha are all legal for consumption in the UK. Others, such as CBD are subject to heavier regulation.


5 Examples of Nootropics

Let's explore five examples of nootropics that have gained attention for their potential cognitive-enhancing properties:


Sourced from India, Ashwagandha is a product of the root from a plant known as the Withania somnifera plant. It's commonly classed as a nootropic because research has linked it to having stress-reducing properties. These properties can lead to enhancing cognitive function. 

You can easily integrate Ashwagandha into your daily routine with a hint of our Calming Cocoa.

To read more about Ashwaganda click here.


Caffeine is a stimulant that we’re all familiar with. In the UK, it's widely recognized for its ability to quickly enhance alertness and focus, notably through tea & coffee.

Did you know that caffeine is found in Guarana? Our boosted berries blend is packed with guarana & green tea to give you the caffeine kick to get you through the day.


Lemon Balm

Research suggests that Lemon balm may have calming effects that promote sleep. Its nootropic qualities in the UK are commonly associated with reducing anxiety & balancing mood. You can easily integrate Lemon Balm into your day with our Calming Cocoa.

To read more about Lemon Balm click here.


Lion's Mane Mushroom

Studies have suggested that Lion's mane contains compounds that may contribute to stimulating nerve growth, potentially leading to enhancing brain health. As a nootropic in the UK, this is why Lion’s Mane has become increasingly popular. Lion’s Mane is a key feature in our Calming Cocoa blend.

Read more about Lions Mane Mushroom here.



Native to Asia, Turmeric is highly popular in modern research. This is due to an active compound within turmeric called curcumin. In the UK, is considered as a nootropic for its potential impact on protecting brain health. 

For a daily dose of turmeric, look no further than our Boosted Berries blend.

Read more about Turmeric here.



It's important to approach nootropics with realistic expectations. There are positive signs that you may experience noticeable benefits from regular supplementation of specific nootropics, but these substances are definitely not a shortcut to advanced intelligence or immediate life-changing results..

The signs show that the potential of nootropics in the UK and elsewhere remains optimistic. Nonetheless, the use of nootropics should be guided by informed decisions & we recommend that consumers consult healthcare professionals if they have any concerns regarding safety. 

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