Do Brain Enhancing Pills Work?

Do brain enhancing pills work? This question is being asked by many people much more frequently as the number of products claiming to enhance brain function has skyrocketed in the last few years.

Ever since the movie “Limitless” starring Bradley Cooper came out, people have been wondering if there is a pill that can make you smarter.

While there are plenty of pills on the market that currently lay claims to having brain-boosting powers, there is frighteningly little scientific evidence to back up their claims.

Do Brain Enhancing Pills Work

Do brain enhancing pills work?

What is a proven fact is that as scientist continue to work on producing these types of pills and get them through the FDA process to make them legally sellable, there are plenty of people who are willing to take them.

Scientists point to the example of Adderal that is commonly prescribed for youths who are diagnosed with ADHD.  This pill is known to help overactive children focus while they are in school and to help with hyperactivity.

Studies have proven that more than 60 percent of college students have admitted to taking the pill whether it was prescribed to them or not because they believe it helps them to remain focus and study more.

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Do brain enhancing pills work?

What most of these people do not take into consideration is that Adderal can become quickly become addictive with overuse.

It also has some potential side effects including nausea, sweating, weight loss, sleeplessness, and anxiety.

Continued use of the drug has also been reported to result in a lack of interest in sex. While those side effects may not be enough to deter a regular user, other potential risks include a higher risk of heart attacks, psychosis, and even sudden death.

So an exact brain boosting pill with no side effects is a product that the big pharmaceutical companies would want to be a part of because there is no limit to the type or age of a person that would want to purchase this product.

Who would not want to be smarter, especially if all you had to do is take a pill? Unfortunately, medical science has not yet found the right substances to combine to increase your brain power and not have any side effects.

Do Brain Enhancing Pills Work

Do brain enhancing pills work?

Currently, the most proven ways of improving your brain power include natural supplements such as fish oil and resveratrol.

Caffeine is also a stimulant that is proven to stimulate brain function. However, the effects of drinking a cup of coffee can vary significantly from person to person.

The only other method that is proven to assist in enhancing cognitive powers is to use your brain.

Crossword puzzles, sudoku, and games that require memorization are the types of things that will help keep your synapses firing on all cylinders.

So, do brain enhancing pills work?

Until one of the many pills that are currently in development make it through the FDA and into your local pharmacy, do not waste your money on any so-called brain boosters.

Read more – Best Brain-Stimulating Activities for Adults

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Rene Peters
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  1. I don’t think brain boosting pills are great for us. I mean come on now we don’t need some pill to control what we do. We got to be stronger than this. We the people can enhance our thinking and not be using this medication to help us get more focued and stuff.

    • i as well dont think these pills would be great for us because of the simple factor there is no telling the overall outcome such as side effects that could come with doing and enduring such pills as these despite what they may or may not do

  2. Thanks for sharing this information, it’s so important. People are looking to brain enhancing pills that can be dangerous to get an edge, but most don’t realize that there are so many natural ways that work way better and are actually healthy for you. Hope you make more articles like this!

  3. I personally think that pills for brain to function are addictive. It is not the real remedy .besides drugs, Look at this people who take coffee everyday, if they don’t take it for one day, they really can’t focus and they feel so tired. It is addictive. My advice is to stay away as much as you can!

  4. Honestly I would be scared to take any “brain enhancing pills”, it just doesn’t seem safe. Maybe some if they include vitamins at safe levels. I have never had an interest in Adderalfor obvious reasons, but if I had ADD or ADHD I would to control it.

  5. I feel hesitate using pills for sure. I prefer to make some cup of coffee or take a break, view the scenery, or find some fresh air. It really relieves your stress.

  6. I’m not sold on using pills to boost your brain’s performance, it sounds like something that could have some unexpected side effects down the line.

  7. I do not feel that we should be altering our brains in such a way, i feel its kind of playing god in a way and its unnatural for us to be taking pills in any instance i believe that herbal medicines can offer greater benefit

  8. Very well written! I couldn’t agree more. Funny how FDA is ok with all these supplements and pills on the market. Aderall can be quite addicting, but definitely useful on the very and I mean VERY rare occasions. Like you say, people should save their money and just play some memory game and sudoku. Also, invest in some good brain food like walnuts, fish, blueberries, etc.

  9. I always believed taking unnecessary pills eventually do more harm than good. However, I do like the idea of training your brain with puzzles. I mean essentially the mind is like a muscle that needs to be trained.

  10. I always wish this was true, sometimes we need a little push, with everything that is going on in the world, a brain pill would be welcomed. Thanks for the heads up.


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