Re: nootropix

Anders Sandberg (
03 Dec 1998 14:18:13 +0100

"Alesh Kubiik" <> writes:

> Nootropics or "smart drugs" or "brainboosters" are chemicals which R =
> used in order to improve some brain functions (concentration, =
> suppression of tiredness, memory boosting).... vitamins (C, some of B =
> complex to mention some of them) coffein and guarana are probably the =
> mostly used.

Is there any scientific evidence for vitamin C & B helping cognitive tasks? That C is good for resisting ishemic damage and lessening postoperative confusion seems to be relatively well established, but a MedLine quick browse did not support the idea that C helps cognition. It seems better at preventing loss of cognition in elderly.

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