Have you ever seen the movie Limitless starring Bradley Cooper? In the movie, the fictional underground drug “NZT 48” is depicted as steroids for the brain allowing the user to access a larger percentage of their brain supposedly going from using 20% of your brain to 100%. Whomever takes “NZT 48” essentially turns into a superhuman version of themselves. What most people don’t know is that the mysterious designer drug “NZT 48” is actually based off a real pharmaceutical called Modafinil, a prescription drug tested on fighter-pilots in the military to fight fatigue and promote wakefulness during long flight missions.
Although the movie is a highly sensationalized and clearly an exaggerated depiction of any results currently possible with nootropics, a.k.a. smart drugs, it does beg the question; what can the average person or busy executive do to achieve greater focus, drive and the ability to think more clearly?