What would the new year be without one of those cliche posts reviewing the past year? To kick off 2020, I decided it would be a good idea to revisit everything I tried in 2019, so I present to you The best supplements, herbs and nootropics of 2019. This post might have some things you’ve […]
Nootropics (colloquially known as "smart drugs") are a category of drugs and other substances that may improve cognition with few negative side effects, if any.
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.
This post is another reader mailbag, but it’s bigger and better than before. I’ve been answering questions when I can via e-mail and Twitter, and thought these topics might be interesting enough to cover here. What’s the difference between adrafinil and piracetam? Reader Gin writes: I’m new to all of this and was wondering if […]
In this post, I will briefly touch upon what the Uridine Stack is, what it’s supposed to do, my experiences with it, and a couple tips you might need should you decide to try it out. The Uridine Stack has become one of the more talked-about stacks on Reddit and throughout the net with many […]
I’ve been receiving visitors who are searching for the term “1/8th tsp milligrams” among other things. This post is for them. The fact that this search string has been coming up is a little worrying, and for that reason I will explain why you can’t just expect the same number of milligrams from a measuring […]
Commenter Jakub recently pointed me to a /r/Nootropics thread1 that explained why we should take Noopept sublingually (under the tongue.) Some substances can pass through the mucus lining of the mouth and underneath the tongue more readily than through the digestive tract, and according to anecdote and my personal experience, this may be the case. […]
On the ‘net you’ll find a lot of hype about Natural Stacks’ CILTEP® (“CILTEP” being a registered trademark of Natural Stacks LLC, and not just a generic acronym).1 If you aren’t familiar with the “CILTEP” stack, it’s a reportedly nootropic blend of herbs and nutrients first devised at the Longecity forum by Abelard Lindsay with […]
If you don’t know what this is, please read my post comparing Natural Stacks’ CILTEP® with Powder City’s Artichoke Extract and Forskolin stack. I haven’t tried Natural Stacks’ version, but the two products are fairly similar and based on the same blend, and in that post I briefly touch upon why you may want to […]
To answer my own titular rhetorical question, the truth is that nootropics are overhyped in general by nootropic affiliate sites and vendors that neglect to mention that most nootropics are experimental (under-researched) and not guaranteed paths to success and dreams and Heaven. Even people who are hyped on nootropics themselves make great claims. By exaggerating […]
About two weeks ago I wrote this post about establishing your baseline prior to testing to see if a nootropic has any measurable effect on memory, reaction speed or fluid intelligence. After about a week’s worth of trials, I have six days of results. One day’s data was lost due to my neglect to back […]
In the pursuit of alternatives to racetam nootropics, I recently acquired the 30-day Uridine stack and the Artichoke + Forskolin stack (Similar to the popular “CILTEP”) from Powder City to give them each a try. I decided that for each stack I would create some actual “normal” benchmarks that would hopefully shed some light on […]