Cognitive Enhancements for Baby

So I think the topic of nootropics is the coolest thing since sliced bread.

For those who want the short and skinny version, wikipedia defines nootropics as "smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that purportedly improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention, and concentration."

If you want an in-depth view of what it's all about here is the wiki-

There are some things out there that are simple, vitamins and such you might even already be taking such as B-vitamins, Omega-3's, isoflavones, and vitamin D, even DHEA, all of which I would feel perfectly good about taking while pregnant or mixing into a toddler cocktail.

But there are also some more hardcore things out there like racetams (including piracetam) and and noopept. Some of these things are not pregnancy safe, but others are unknown or have no known way of causing ill effects during pregnancy.

Intelligence is one of the most important qualities to me and I mull over and over the possibility of taking these things (cheap, cheap, cheap by the way and non prescription) while trying to conceive and during pregnancy.

Here's a list of popular ones and their effects…

And a major seller-

Enhancing cognitive performance as growing and growing and the smart ones do tend to make a better life for themselves, if experience a bit of loneliness.

Would you take nootropics while pregnant beyond the usual vitamins? Why or why not? Would you give them to your kids when they hit a safe age, let's say 12?

Moms Expertise
    8Theresa Gould
    I'm not a "drug" person. I'd much rather use something natural and safe without any side affects.
    A lot of them are completely natural like the vitamins and tea extracts, as well as the DHEA added to all infant formula in the US. Many of the chemicals are also created naturally in the human body too, like melatonin, just in an concentrated dose. There are definitely some out there that are lab-created though. :)
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