health Sep 29, 2021Nootropics 101
Mar 28, 2022
Featured in Forbes: Meet No. 8
March 22, 2022 / FORBES / No. 8 is not your typical vitamin — in fact, it stands in a category all its own. An entirely new category that leans on the power of nootropics and daily mindful practices to help people live a balanced, harmonious life. Each of No. 8’s products — ‘Energy’, ‘Sleep,’ ‘Calm,’ and ‘Focus’ — are low sugar, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, and have proven clinical studies behind them. Its brand promise? “Nourish the brain, fuel the soul.”
Trina Chan, cofounder & CEO of No. 8, partnered with Kaling Lim (who cofounded companies like Razer and serves as a founding investor of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore) to launch the brand, which is focused on nootropics, brain health and mental health.
Nootropics are often found as an ingredient in functional, non-alcoholic beverages as well as in the sports industry, and according to Reports and Data, it’s a market that’s projected to reach $5.32 billion by 2026. Nootropics are also hailed as a type of substance that can support cognitive performance.
Throughout Chan’s career, she has been open about her experience with anxiety, headaches and sleepless nights due to each stage of professional growth being just as physically and mentally demanding as the next. This led her to invest in her mental well-being and practice self-care rituals, which helped her identify what she needed in order to show up as her best self. Among those non-negotiable habits that set her up for success: quiet time in the morning, for journaling and meditation.