2. Nootropics And Research
As I mentioned earlier, there is definitely a lack of research done on healthy individuals for most nootropics that I know.
Why is this a trouble?
Well, first of all, even if certain nootropics benefit people with some sickness and disabilities, this doesn’t mean they’re going to work on healthy individuals.
Secondly, since there is a lack of research, no serious guidelines were established which makes supplementing them difficult and potentially unsafe.
There is another thing to put into consideration – while one compound (one nootropic) may be safe, what about when you combine it with 10 other compounds? What happens then?
But the reality isn’t as troubling as it seems. I’ve just returned from the Biohacker Summit in Toronto (October) where all attendees could see that since the popularity of nootropics is increasing, more funds are available for research.
Nootropics Side Effects and Risks
Now, when it comes to research, my favorite site to check is examine.com. There you’re going to find tons of data available and even if you have no idea about how nootropics work, well, type the name of a particular nootropic to Examine and whoila, you’ll turn into a nootropic genius.
I’m joking, it takes quite some to understand how nootropics really work. But you can definitely very quickly gather some useful data from examine.com.
Another important thing to mention is most nootropics are vitamins, minerals, herbs (that have been used for centuries), amino acids, etc. and there are only a few synthesized nootropics currently available on the market.
While this doesn’t prove that all nootropics are safe, it should make you worry less.
So, what’s the next step?