The Mind-Body Benefits of Nootropics


A healthy mind-body connection is a crucial, but often overlooked, aspect of training. Nootropics can vastly improve your workout by enhancing cognitive performance in a way that facilitates greater physical activity. Improved mindfulness increases the effectiveness of training and promotes an overall sense of health and well-being.

What are Nootropics?

Though nootropics provide a wide array of unique benefits , they are generally defined as supplements that assist brain function. Nootropics increase focus and mental clarity, enhance cognitive function, and establish a stronger mind-body connection.

Of the many benefits provided by nootropics perhaps it’s greatest contribution relates to how the brain responds to intensive activities. L-Tyrosine, an amino acid, is revered for its effects on focus and its influence on motivation. It is also a key component in the release of dopamine and norepinephrine.

Usually associated with the feeling of pleasure, the release of dopamine stimulates the “reward center” of the brain. As a result, dopamine works to ease tasks that are otherwise strenuous on the mind and body by increasing the amount of pleasure experienced during exertion. As the brain works to alleviate stress, focus is heightened and mental clarity is improved.

Norepinephrine is the body’s solution to stress. Instinctually programmed for survival, our brains release norepinephrine when urgency is needed during intense activities. This neurotransmitter plays a crucial role in overcoming stress, becoming a positive motivator for productivity.

Norepinephrine assists in transmitting signals during what is commonly referred to as the fight-or-flight response. This transmitter plays a crucial role in helping the body react quickly during moments of stress. This means that one has norepinephrine to thank for increased mental clarity during difficult and demanding moments.

Other nootropics contain protective properties which lend to better brain health. Vinpocetine is an example of a protective nootropic. This herbal alkaloid has been shown to widen blood vessels and increase blood flow to the brain.

Nootropics and Training

These nootropics are among others found in NIO FOCUS Pre-Workout, and their effects are a great example of the benefits of training with the NIO system. They support better brain-body health, enhancing awareness and facilitating growth as you push your workouts to the limit. With NIO’s nootropics, athletes are given the ultimate training experience.

Designed to Work

In a quest to build better athletes, the NIO team has developed a custom blend of nootropics for a new type of training. NIO’s proprietary blend of nootropics are designed to work together increasing the mindfulness you need to take your training to the next level.

Delivered through the skin through a revolutionary wearable system, NIO works to deliver nootropics right where you need thembefore, during, and after your workout. NIO is organic, vegan, and has been tested to meet the standards of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). As a result, NIO is a complete and all-natural solution for those looking to attain peak performance and better mind-body health.


Pre-Workout (Proprietary Blend) 
 Panax Ginseng Root Extract
 Shisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract
 Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)
Paullinia Cupana (Guarana seed extract) 
Rhodiola Rosea (root extract)
Lecithin & Isopropyl Palmitate 
Huperzia Serrata Extract

This is part two of the NIO Builds series. Check back here each week to learn more about NIO’s quest to build better athletes!


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