I’m convinced that Noopept is the best traditional nootropic drug available in terms of price and efficacy. Noopept is similar to other racetams but packs a bigger punch in a smaller dose. Some nootropic nerds won’t even call it a racetam, but it falls into that canon because of how it affects the brain. So […]
Nootropics (colloquially known as "smart drugs") are a category of drugs and other substances that may improve cognition and reduce or even reverse cognitive decline with few negative side effects, if any.
These can be drugs, herbals or nutritional supplements. A lot of the interest in nootropics on the Internet is geared toward cognitive enhancement in healthy people who may otherwise not have any cognitive impairments. This off-label use of nootropics is generally to improve memory, learning ability and more.
The term "nootropic" is often abused and overused, and for that reason this category is mainly for substances that show some promise strictly in terms of cognitive enhancement, and not necessarily for mood enhancers that can be conducive to learning and thinking. (It's hard to learn when you're stressed or unmotivated!)
Some of the substances reviewed on this site include nootropic drugs Noopept, Piracetam, Aniracetam, Pramiracetam. Most of the aforementioned drugs are combined with a cholinergic to improve effects and reduce side effects. Other non-drug nootropics may be herbal or nutritional, like vinpocetine or the "CILTEP" stack.
I didn’t have anything substantial planned for this Monday’s post as I’ve been on a vacation, but here goes nothing. Just over a month ago, I purchased a bottle of DMAE liquid drops because this substance was said to increase vigilance, focus and to a lesser extent wakefulness and willpower. I started out with 50 […]
In a vigilant state, your mind is more aware of all the things going on around you. You are fully immersed in the moment. For many, these moments may come only occasionally. Sometimes you just can’t focus on even the things you want to enjoy, and you’d much rather do something that requires less thought, […]
Sleeping is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining a healthy mind and body. Yet, there are some who are curious about getting by without it — Is there a way to tell the old sandman to shove it? Are there any drugs, substances or supplements that can diminish your need to sleep? […]
Piracetam is a popular nootropic, or “smart drug,” perhaps because it was one of the first substances to be dubbed “nootropic” due to its studied cognitive-enhancing properties. What’s more, it lacks the negative effects of stimulants and methamphetamine analogues like Adderall, Ritalin, and so on. This is the basic definition of a nootropic — a […]
By “short-term memory enhancer”, I mean Huperzine (A.K.A. Huperzine A) improves your working memory. It’s a substance found naturally in the plant huperzia serrata but also happens to be equally effective when synthesized. My subjective experience with Huperzine is like this: I find it easier to remember both trivial and non-trivial things It’s much easier […]