How Do We Evaluate Nootropics? Our Scientific Approach
We all know that evaluating nootropics is a very subjective task. But everyone desires and asks for objective results. So, we have decided to find experts who could help us develop the most scientific approach to evaluating nootropics so far. Here is what we’ve done.
Why No Other “Experts” Use Scientific Methods?
If you search for “your desired nootropic review”, you will come across hundreds of different blogs, where “nootropic experts” of all kinds share their “experience” with nootropic supplements.
Everything looks fine from far away, but as soon as you dig deeper into the topic, you figure out that most reviews are fake. What’s worse – all reviews (without an exception) are either made up or based only on personal experience.
Now, we have nothing against sharing a personal experience when it comes to evaluating nootropic supplements. Actually, we do it ourselves.
However, picking up the best supplements based on personal experience only can be problematic. Especially because we see a damaging trend of changing the personal experience towards the brands that offer the highest commissions.
To fight this terrible trend, Your Inception decided to be the first brand that will come up with a partly scientific method for evaluating nootropics.
Since we’ve been one of the first reviewers on the market, we felt an urge to do it.
Here is the result.
We Hired A Team Of Experts
Before developing a system, we wanted to understand how does typical scientific research look like.
So we hired a small group of experts – one psychologist, a group of neuroscientists, a biotechnologist, and MD.
After hours of brainstorming, we knew what we had to do.
That’s when we started developing our system that would be as objective as possible.
We Tested Different Tools And Methods
Once we had a plan, we started testing different tools, online softwares, apps, and other scientific methods (like psychological tests) which could help us find the most valuable scientific tests.
After weeks of testing, we got closer to our final goal.
During this process, we figured out that we need a system which would be:
- Easy to use
- As fast as possible
- A combination of objective and subjective methods
- Applicable to all groups of nootropic supplements
We got across some very detailed cognitive tests that would take hours of our time to test one supplement only.
Sadly, we cannot afford (nor do we believe it makes sense) such advanced tests.
But through trial & error, we got closer and closer.
Here are a couple of tests that we tried:
- MAAS (for measuring attention)
- SF36 (for measuring energy)
- State Anxiety Test
- Perceived Stress Scale
- WMS (working memory span)
- and many others…
We also used different platforms which proved to be more or less valuable for our cause.
One of our first comparison tables
We Came Up With Over 50 Evaluating Factors
The result of intense testing and brainstorming was over 50 factors that we decided to use for the evaluation of nootropic supplements.
They were separated into objective factors (results from different testings), subjective factors (personal experience), and relative factors (pricing, safety, etc.).
By removing a few unnecessary tests, we were able to cut down the review time to below 1 hour per supplement.
After a couple of reviews, we removed a few more factors, and the whole testing procedure started to look very useful, appealing, quick, and reliable.
And that’s exactly what we wanted.
Here Is How Our Review Process Looks Like Today
Currently, we have a 3-step review process.
Firstly, we check all the objective factors that we came up with. We perform the tests, get the results, and adequately weigh them.
Secondly, we check the subjective factors such as our personal experience, feelings, side effects, etc.
Thirdly, we check all relative factors, and again, we accurately weigh them.
As a result, we get a final score of all three factors included.
Until recently, only one person did the full review. Now we started doing more advanced studies where three people test the same supplement for at least 7 days.
And the resutlts we are seeing are amazing.
What Do Our Average Scores Show?
We are currently delighted with our review process.
It is as scientific as we could imagine, but it also includes all other crucial factors you would want to see included.
And the results we are seeing are quite fascinating – some of the previously well-scored nootropic supplements lost quite a few positions, while some totally random supplements hit the first positions.
We are still optimizing the process, which we want to connect to our website automatically.
Basically, we want to remove any serious chance to interfere with the results.
We are currently in discussion with a very famous group of neuroscientists who developed a fantastic platform for cognitive testing.
Potentially, we could start using their platform from where the results would get automatically exported to our list of best nootropics.
We’ll soon know if this is possible to do.
How Do You Know We Tested A Supplement Using Our Method?
We tested most nootropic supplements using our new method, but we haven’t been able to process all data and change the final scores (+ some other essential data).
We plan to do this in the upcoming weeks.
But here is the thing to remember – if you see the following symbol on our post review, then you can be sure we have done a full review.
It’s our personal guarantee that hopefully will soon set new standards in the nootropic industry.
What Are Brands Saying?
We were positively surprised that a few great brands that are developing outstanding nootropics were amazed by our system.
But not everyone was happy…
Many spammy brands use terrible strategies (such as buying blogs and doing fake reviews) who were very mad at us.
They offered us tons of money (well, a couple of thousands of dollars) to change our reviews.
Of course, we didn’t do it.
Anyhow, a few of them started sending us fake backlinks, reporting our activities to Google, Facebook, etc.
As a result, we lost a lot of traffic, and some terrible untrue things were said about us.
But we are in it for the long-term. And we want to see the truth win.
So we will continue fighting, improving our systems, and portraying the best supplements on the market.
We are happy to see you supporting us.
And if you are one of the scammy brands – good luck.
Because you will need it.
And The Absolute Winners Are…
So, I guess you are wondering which products scored the highest, right?
Well, let us show you our best nootropics list.
Check it out – and if you have any questions, do let us know. We are here to support you.