For those who need to maximize concentration and mental performance we have put together the following quick guide to substances with a reported positive effect upon mind, memory and cognitive function. Where possible we have added the products legal status in NZ, however we take no responsibility for out of date info.
ALCAR (Acetyl L-Carnitine) - May help in prevention of brain cells deterioration.
Amino Acids - These chemicals help your brain conduct its messages more efficiently. Check out 5-hydyroxy L-tryptophan (5-HTP) a great alternative to L-tryptophan, L - tyrosine, L - phenylalanine.
Caffeine - Stimulant.
Co-Q10 - Aids the brain in producing ATP, the body's energy molecule.
DHEA - Anti-aging.
DMAE - People call fish "brain food", and DMAE is why. DMAE is a stimulant, mood enhancer, and improves memory and learning.
Dilantin - Cognitive function.
Fipextide - Memory and learning.
Fish Oil -
GABA - Analogue of GHB. (Controlled substance in NZ (class c)). Ridiculous but true.
Galantamine - A naturally occurring tertiary alkaloid used as a nootropic, sleep aid and dream enhancer.
Gingko - A herb that works by increasing oxygen and blood flow to the brain.
Ginseng - Panax Ginseng is a natural smart drug and adaptogen.
Gotu Kola - Nervous about nootropics? Try the smart drug cooked up by mother nature herself.
Hemp seed oil - Natures most useful plant.
Herbal XTC - Rev, AMP, Black Cats and Dynamo! - Stimulants and mood enhancers.
Human growth hormone - Anti-aging.(Prescription med in NZ).
Huperzine A - a naturally occurring sesquiterpene alkaloid compound found in the Club moss (Huperzia serrata).
Hydergine - Memory and anti-aging.
Melatonin - Increase alertness by reestablishing nightly circadian rhythm.(Prescription med in NZ). Available OTC as Tart Cherry extract.
Modafinal - Stimulant. (Prescription med in NZ).NADH - A derivative of niacin that helps your cells produce more energy.
Oxiracetam - Memory enhancer.
PEA - one of the many mood enhancing compounds found in chocolate. Available as a dietary supplement in NZ.
Phenibut - Analogue of GHB. (Controlled substance in NZ (class c))
Piracetam - Cognitive function enhancer.(Prescription med in NZ).
Selegiline - Memory and intelligence enhancer.(Prescription med in NZ).
St. John's Wort - Claimed to be an effective herbal anti-depressant. Take your Prozac and shove it!
Sulbutiamine - Sulbutiamine is an analogue of Vitamin B1 that may aid energy and memory.
Tryptophan (L-tryptophan, 5-HTP) - Sleep aids.
Vasopressin - Memory enhancer.(Prescription med in NZ).
Ordering Nootropics and Smart Drugs in New Zealand.
We offer a constantly evolving range of reported smart drugs and nootropics in the 'Concentration' category of our supplements section (see: smartshop). Many herbal nootropics can be found in our 'Energy Herbs' section. To source those substances that are listed as prescription medicines you would need to ask your doctor for a prescription to import a 3 month supply. To use controlled substances you would need to obtain a research license or go somewhere the product is legal.