Powder City, my preferred nootropics vendor over the last 3 years, has recently removed several nootropics and supplements from its main website. If you’ve been seeing broken or redirected links from my site over the past month, this is why. Products had to be pulled due to issues with payment processors being finicky about items […]
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.
Noopept is a peptide nootropic, often compared to Piracetam. It is one of the newer nootropics, and is very popular because of its ease of use, small dosage size and subtle effects. Its mechanism of action suggests possible applications for treating conditions of brain trauma or cognitive degeneration like Alzheimer’s. At this time, there are no […]
Continuing off of the previous post, here is another brief piracetam log. This post is titled Piracetam Log #2 in spite of the fact that Log #1 was titled “Week 1.” This log you are reading now is more of a combination of the two weeks following the first one. I only dosed 4 times […]
As I noted in last week’s post, I would begin taking piracetam again for the first time in maybe three years. This post is a brief summary of my experiences and thoughts over the past week and where I intend to go with it over the next week and beyond. Current Regimen As of last […]
This month I will finally begin experimenting with Piracetam again. I first began using it around 2009 and have used it for months at a time with very little issue. (I had Primaforce piracetam before the FDA sent them a letter!) 1 Instead of trying to dredge the memory banks for my experience, I’m going […]
Focus3d is one of the newest capsule offerings by Powder City. Though it is touted as a focus booster designed by gamers for gamers (probably gamers who do late-night streams and play online games for hours), I can’t consider myself one in that sense. Nonetheless, I think this capsule may also be useful for students […]
What would the new year be without one of those cliche posts reviewing the past year? To kick off 2016, I decided it would be a good idea to revisit everything I tried in 2015, so I present to you The best supplements, herbs and nootropics of 2015. This post might have some things you’ve […]
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 thread 1 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 […]