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July 2, 2024
Episode 116: Nootropics – Ashley Anderson

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Nootropics – Ashley Anderson

In this episode, we bring back Ashley Anderson to discuss the topic of nootropics, which are cognitive enhancers. Ashley is a Sports Pharmacist with the International Sports Pharmacists Network, a career that she told us more about in her previous episode. This time we take dive into one of her areas of expertise that she uses in her practice. We explore various categories of nootropics and their effects on cognitive function.


Nootropics is a broad category of substances. For the episode we discuss the research behind well-known substances like caffeine and creatine, as well as lesser-known substances like L-theanine, CDP choline, Bacopa Monnieri, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, ashwagandha, and magnesium. Which products have evidence behind them? What substances are risky in this category? What are red flags during the purchasing process? We still have a lot to learn about this category, and we appreciate Ashley for helping us navigate the current Nootropics landscape.

Resource Definitions and Links:

-International Sports Pharmacist Network: https://www.sportspharmacy.link/

-OPSS Supplement Scorecard: https://www.opss.org/opss-scorecard-check-your-dietary-supplement   

-USADA High-Risk Supplement List: https://www.usada.org/athletes/substances/supplement-connect/high-risk-list/

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