Rasagiline – A Dopaminergic Nootropic Drug

Rasagiline is dopaminergic drug prescribed for the treatment and management of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. It was developed by Israeli researchers working for Teva and was presented to the FDA for approval as a drug in 2004. It was approved in 2006 and is now being sold under the brand name Azilect.  Rasagiline is […]

The Mood Altering Properties of Tianeptine

Tianeptine is a drug developed in France and it is prescribed for the management and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. This drug is sold in some parts of the world under the brand names Tatinol, Stablon, Coaxil, and Tianeurax. Classified as a mood enhancer and stabilizer, tianeptine is unique in the class of anti-depressants […]

The Dopaminergic Qualities of L-Dopa

L-dopa, or levodopa, is an amino acid and a hormone that is produced naturally by some plants and animals. Humans can synthesize l-dopa using another amino acid, l-tyrosine. L-dopa is a precursor of several neuroendocrine transmitters and these are dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. These three neuroendocrine transmitters are called catecholamines and their primary role is […]

5-HTP – A Seretongenic Nootropic with Mood-Altering Properties

5-HTP, short for 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is a type of amino acid sold as a dietary supplement to regulate sleep patterns, as an appetite suppressant, and as a mood regulator. Also known as, oxytriptan, 5-HTP is the last metabolic form taken on by l-tryptophan during its synthesis into serotonin. In other words, it is the last step […]

Rhodiola Rosea – An Adaptogen Nootropic for Memory & Energy

Rhodiola rosea is plant member of the Crassulaceae family that grows mostly in cold northern regions of the world in the continents of Asia, Europe, and North America. Also known as golden root, Aaron’s rod, and rose root, this plant has long been part of ancient human medical practices, even being referenced by Dioscorides, a […]