I think each of us watched the American thriller by Neil Burger " Limitless" and remember the main character (Eddie Morra, played by Bradley Cooper) who after taking the mysterious tablet called "NZT" from the novice writer lost in the world around him became a man of incredible intellectual potential, which enabled him to gain career peaks, fame and wealth.
Probably each of us thought then: it's just science fiction, and this tablet does not exist and never will exist. Well, each of us was wrong. Brain doping, like sports doping and the use of even anabolic-androgenic steroids, it works for years, and on the market there appear new and more effective substances that improve the functioning of the human brain and help to overcome the boundaries defined by physiology and genetics all the time.
Brain boosters (smart drugs) are dietary supplements designed for people with increased mental effort. These are nootropic formulations in a broad sense of the word; natural and synthetic substances having pro-cognitive properties, so positively affecting cognition, attention, memory, motivation, productivity and performance.
Often these are medicines (drugs) prescribed by specialists for patients with various diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Parkinson's disease, ADHD, depression, nervousness, insomnia, obtundation, poisoning, recovering conditions after head injuries, mental retardation.
The essence of nootropics is a stimulation of metabolism, the central nervous system (CNS), which results in the activation of some mental processes as a memory phenomenon or a consciousness level.
The operation of these products can feel especially students, white-collar workers, prone to depression, people who are nervous, unable to focus, perform creative activities, the older with the initial symptoms of dementia, as well as people living in constant stress.