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5 Staple Nootropics For Your Inventory

5 Staple Nootropics For Your Inventory

Nootropics are increasingly popular, especially amongst people who want to move away from western medicine and synthetic products. Effective, powerful and natural, this type of supplement is easy to take, cheap to buy and accessible to most people. Nootropics are still at the centre of important research, and there have been promising results. Nootropics can be used to help with insomnia, pain, depression, bipolar, fatigue, energy levels and immunity. Some nootropics are even showing encouraging results in the treatment of certain cancers and dementia. 

There are many different nootropics out there, but some can be considered everyday staples for your medicine cupboard. Having these nootropics on hand will help balance your overall wellness. You can buy them in most health stores as well as on our nootropics page. 


L-theanine is an amino acid derived from tea that can enhance feelings of calmness. When combined with caffeine, it can be even more effective. It does not cause drowsiness so can be taken during the day. It can help with issues like:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of creativity / blank mind
  • Stress
  • Evidence has suggested that l-theanine can help immunity support, helping you to fight off colds and other viruses. 

Keep an eye out on our nootropics page for supplements you might want to incorporate into your diet or add to your inventory. 

Ginkgo Biloba

The Ginkgo biloba tree is full of leaves that can be processed into a nootropic. It has shown to improve memory and mental processing. It is recommended that adults take ginkgo biloba for 6 weeks before seeing any effects. This clever nootropics can also help with:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Brain power / energy
  • Focus
  • Some people anecdotally say that ginkgo biloba helps with altitude sickness and motion sickness. 
  • Erectile dysfunction. It is said that increased blood flow and dilating blood vessels makes it easier for men to get an erection.

Keep an eye out on our nootropics page for supplements you might want to incorporate into your diet or add to your inventory. 

Turkey Tail

Turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) is a type of mushroom. It is small with a white pore surface and faintly hairy skin. In Japan, this fungus has been used as a folk remedy for various diseases and ailments, including cancer. 

Turkey Tail is a great staple product for your nootropics collection for the following reasons:

  • It is immune boosting. Having a healthy immune system can help to keep common illnesses away, but can also help to fight illnesses you currently suffer from. If you are taking medication that suppresses the immune system, this can also be a good way to counter those effects (provided you have medical supervision). 
  • It is being researched for cancer fighting benefits. There is no cure for cancer, but certain supplements have gained the attention of the oncology community, Turkey Tail being one of them. 
  • There are known gut health benefits. Turkey Tail contains fiber, which helps you to digest other foods and maintain a healthy gut. 
  • Turkey Tail contains antioxidants and anti-aging properties. 
  • There is some evidence that Turkey Tail can help with obesity. 

Add Turkey Tail to your inventory.

Chaga Mushrooms

Chaga Mushrooms (Inonotus obliquus) is a mushroom native to northern regions of Asia, North America and Europe. Its key benefit is its nutritional profile. It contains vitamin B, zinc, iron, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, potassium and more. This means Chaga mushrooms can work as a vitamin and mineral supplement, keeping your immune system in tip top condition. Chaga mushrooms can also:

  • Be used to treat high blood pressure
  • Ease inflammation in cases of arthritis
  • Treat kidney stones
  • Help in the management of diabetes

Add Chaga Mushrooms to your inventory

Lions Mane

Also known as Hericium erinaceus, this incredibly delicious mushroom is not only used in some of the best restaurants in the world, but has a huge host of health benefits. Now sold as a nootropic, this fungus helps with cognition, memory and alertness. Traditionally, it has also been used to help with digestive problems. It is especially helpful for:

  • Dementia and cognitive decline. Research has shown that there’s a positive correlation between Lions Mane use and improved cognitive functioning. 
  • Anxiety. An Animal study has shown that Lion's Mane can reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. 
  • Nervous system recovery. Lion's Mane speeds up the recovery time of nervous system injuries and illnesses. 

Add Lion’s Mane to your inventory

Common Questions About Nootropics

By adding the above nootropics to your medicine cupboard or shop inventory, you are ensuring your whole body and mind is supported using safe and effective supplements. 

Before you do, you might have some questions. 

Are nootropics safe?

The answer to this is yes. As long as you take them as stated on the label, and you can be sure they have come from a reputable seller. Any type of oral supplement is going to have an effect on your body, and nothing is without side effects, so you must be sure that your nootropic doesn’t interact with any other medications you are taking and is suitable for you to take. If you are ever in doubt, consult a doctor. 

Can nootropics have side effects?

Like any medication, all nootropics have potential side effects. For the most part, they are rare and mild. For example, one possible side effect of taking Lion’s Mane is an upset stomach, but most people don’t experience this. 

Do nootropics expire?

The answer is yes. Any oral supplement will have an expiration date which should be stated on the bottle. 

Are nootropics legal?

If you buy nootropics from a reputable and regulated brand, then you can be assured it is safe. If you buy nootropics from an unreliable source and they are not properly labelled, you could be putting anything into your body.

Got more questions? We are always happy to help. Drop us an email or call us with your questions about nootropics. 

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