Are Nootropics Safe?

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Before trying any drugs or supplements, it is important to make sure that they will not make your situation worse than it already is. If you’re thinking of trying any kind of Nootropics anytime soon, here’s a crash course on what you should keep in mind.

The Benefits

First, the medical community has not really seen any extremely damaging or life threatening effects of Nootropics. Unlike other kinds of drugs, they do not sedate a person and are not toxic to the brain, or to the body. While it may give some side effects, which will be mentioned later, using Nootropics has more pros than cons. Some of the benefits that one may get upon using them include:

  • Boosting memory, and the general capabilities of the brain;
  • Keeps one motivated and inspired;
  • Strengthens the way people learn or adapt behavior;
  • Protects the brain from injuries, or ailments, and;
  • Controls mechanisms of the brain.

Some Side Effects

Of course, there are people who are highly sensitive to any kind of drugs and so they may suffer from certain side effects. When it comes to Nootropics, one of the following may happen:

  • Gastrointestinal Issues. This would not really happen unless you take more than the prescribed amount of Nootropics, or if you ingest more than what doctors have asked you to take, because the body really does not like excessive artificial material. When this happens, you may suffer from diarrhea, nausea, and pain in different parts of the body. You may also feel agitated or irritated so it’s recommended that you cut back on the dosage or choose Nootropics that you can only take in small doses.
  • Just like other medicines, taking Nootropics may make your head ache but it does not necessarily mean that it’s bad for you. This mainly happens because the brain is forced to work harder than it usually does and so it feels like it is going to burn out. Another factor would be that too much positivity or excitement in the brain may make the brain feel fuzzy. To relieve the pain, just drink some Choline because it serves as a precursor to Nootropics and keeps the brain working well, even if it’s in an “excited” phase.
  • Insomnia and Fatigue. While it is known that Nootropics increases alertness, you have to keep in mind that taking too much may just keep your brain working too hard and thus, you may find it hard to sleep. It’s the same as experiencing a certain “low” after eating too much chocolates, or sweets. Some have also said that after taking Nootropics, they felt that they were not able to rest well, even if they were able to sleep. To prevent this from happening, it is important to consider proper timing of taking Nootropics. Never take them before bedtime.

Keep these in mind

  • Nootropics that are considered as totally safe by the Medical Community include Noopept, Piracetam, Racetam, Pramiracetam, Oxiracetam, and Aniracetam. This means that they are free from harmful side effects.
  • Do a solubility test before taking Nootropics, especially those that are not mentioned above. This way, you’d know how fast they dissolve. To give you an idea of what may happen to them inside your body, just drop a spoonful in a glass of water, then stir, and see what happens.
  • If you’re sensitive with medicine, you may try taking Nootropics with food.
  • Proper Timing is important. Aside from not taking Nootropics before bedtime, make sure that you have eaten something at least 15 minutes before drinking. It would also be best to take them at the same time each day, too.

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