Nootropics, the name given to a broad class of so-called “cognitive-enhancing” supplements, are all the rage these days from the gym to the boardroom, from the classroom to the work place. Programmers in Silicon Valley like nootropics because they’re said to increase productivity and sharpen focus without the intensity or side effects of a prescription drug like Modafinil.
These nootropics, or supplements for the brain, are making waves in the fitness industry as well. Lifting weights or being on the treadmill might seem like a physical pursuit, but your mind has a massive influence on your muscles and your mindset. Without enough motivation and drive, you won’t be able to push for that extra set or that extra mile, or even make it to the gym altogether.