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Brain-boosting supplements - real or fake?


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Some of the mental clarity supplements known as nootropics have brain-boosting capacity.

Natural or man-made substances designed to support cognition and mental performance.

Caffeine, omega-3 fatty acids, gingko biloba and few other nootropics may have benefits.

Taking one or two of these nootropics will not result in a significant change.

Researchers suggest taking a concoction of most researched and validated supplements.

Experts say that nootropics are harmless but unnecessary.

Exercise, healthy diet and good sleep are great for improving mental clarity and memory.

Combination of nootropics may have beneficial effects on brain function

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