5 Best Nootropics For Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Over the years, Nootropics have been associated with cognitive function and development. However, they seem to have superseded that role and have branched out to encompass weight loss remedies as well. If you, too, are looking for the best Nootropics for weight loss, we’ve got you covered!



Hordenine is a natural phenylethylamine-related substance often found in a range of plants like bitter orange and barley grass.  The supplement is useful for bodybuilders, athletes, and people who want to lose weight.

Hordenine works by increasing the metabolism while at the same time decreasing appetite and promoting fat loss. As more calories are being burned, even while at rest, this supplement helps to achieve easy weight loss. Another benefit attached to its use is that it contributes to the slow digestion of food, thus acting as an appetite suppressant. Hordenine also aids in lowering overall caloric intake, satiating hunger quickly, and eliminating food cravings. Thus, there is a tremendous potential for anyone on a diet. However, its effects are more pronounced in athletes who undergo a rigorous training schedule. But, results are appreciable even on people who are not actively engaged in any physical activity.

On the downside, there are a number of side effects associated with Hordenine, such as mood disruptions, restlessness, stomach discomfort, anxiety, dizziness, fast heart rate, and increased blood pressure. All these can be handled with the proper lifestyle and by following a good diet.



Phenylethylamine, also known as PEA, is a stimulatory transmitter. It improves the mood of the user and increases alertness. The unique ability of PEA’s (Phenylethylamine) to elevate the blood catecholamine levels is beneficial in the thermogenic burning of body fat. Therefore, Phenylethylamine can be a boon to those looking to lose weight as it burns fat for energy.

PEA stimulates the release of dopamine, reducing appetite while improving mood. For maximum fat burning benefits, consume it about 30-45 minutes before exercising.

However, this also has its share of mild side-effects, such as nausea, insomnia, indigestion or acid reflux (you’ll be feelin’ the burn), and mild headaches.


The combination medication amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall) is widely used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It helps in controlling the symptoms, and its use is also associated with a controlled body mass index (BMI).

Adderall is a type of stimulant drug and is widely prescribed by doctors for losing weight. Adderall does so by suppressing your appetite, which controls your caloric intake. It also improves your cognitive ability. As a result, users become more conscious about their food. The increased level of dopamine in Adderall also motivates users towards regular workouts.

Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna Pruriens or Velvet Bean grows on the trees. A legume indigenous to African and Asian nations, its surface is very itchy to touch due to the presence of serotonin.

It is believed to be one of the best sources for L-dopa. L-dopa is also called as levodopa and is a powerful neurotransmitter. L-dopa governs your mood, sexuality, and alertness,  along with performing other essential functions.

Mucuna may help increase lean muscle mass by increasing dopamine levels in your body, which further stimulates human growth hormone production.  Dopamine increases HGH levels within the body which contributes to the enhancement of protein synthesis, stimulating muscle growth and fat burning.

Some common known side effects of Mucuna Pruriens are vomiting, headaches, and sleeplessness. Other serious side effects include hallucinations, high blood pressure, and hair loss. Apparently, as with many weight loss supplements,  it’s no pain, no gain with Mucuna Pruriens.



Synephrine is the bioactive compound that is present in bitter orange in high concentration. Synephrine is both a fat-burner and a stimulant.

Synephrine works by boosting the metabolism of the user and induces a thermogenic effect in his body. As a result, fat burns in the body at a higher rate. This fat burning property of Synephrine is not dependent on the dietary consumption of the user. However, a calorie-controlled diet would undoubtedly contribute to fast loss of weight.

Synephrine’s fat-burning effects work over an extended period. It is an excellent choice for prolonged use because of the high level of safety it offers.

Alas, Synephrine also has a few side effects, especially when taken in conjunction with other stimulants like caffeine. It increases the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and high blood pressure. It may also cause headaches, including a migraine, and has been shown to produce a sensitivity to the sun in those who use it.

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Erica Silva is a blogger by choice. She loves to discover the world around her. She likes to share her discoveries, experiences and express herself through her blogs. Currently, she is associated with DementiaTalk Team.

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