Friday, September 6, 2013


/start rant

Do miracle pharmaceuticals really exist? Have you ever wondered if the effects of the drug NZT from the popular movie “Limitless” can be replicated?, a popular site for scientific article has an entire blog dedicated to one subject, nootropics. Nootropics, as defined by wikipidia, are referred to as “smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements,nutraceuticals, and functional foods that purportedly improve mental functions such as cognition, memory, intelligence, motivation, attention, and concentration.” Nootropics, although they sound like futuristic miracle pills, are becoming more and more popular, and have amazing effects on humans as purported by thousands of scientists and pharmaceutical researchers across the world.
Our brains are filled with more neurotransmitters, hormones, and phytochemicals than one could possibly fathom. Science and nature make great companions, because humans can use both to improve both.
Gwern lists TONS of nootropics, from ALCAR to piracetam to noopept to adrafanil (google is your friend.)  As well as providing information about pharmacology, toxicity, and effects, authors post their own experiences with every single one of these compounds as well as providing other sources from scientific journals and other scientific sources for readers to do their own research.

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