There have been numerous studies performed that have tested the effectiveness of both simple cognitive enhancers as well as various complex stacks of multiple compounds. Many of these studies have been inconclusive or have very little data over the long-term effects.
However, numerous studies have shown that there are several simple and proven methods that consistently improve or stabilize cognitive performance.
Regular exercise has been shown to have physical, psychological and cognitive benefits. Exercise increases blood flow to the hippocampus which is a part of the brain that plays a major role in learning and memory.
Results of a recent study have shown that there is less loss of brain tissue density in people who are aerobically fit.
Other studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise increases one’s ability to learn new things, manage stressful situations, make clear decisions and improves recall of facts and memories.
Regular aerobic exercise can also enhance executive function and memory. The side effects of regular exercise are minimal. The health benefits, both physical and mental, are well documented. Regular exercise should be considered before use of other cognitive enhancers.