Since the release of the 2011 Bradley Cooper film ‘Limitless’, smart drugs have exploded in popularity. Known to those in the know as ‘nootropics’, smart drugs have become the new mental steroid, taken advantage of to gain advantages by students and professionals worldwide to give them a mental edge. Nootropics.eu is one of the largest nootropic ecommerce sites on the web, offering a diverse range of brain-enhancing drugs with varying levels of effectiveness and scientifically proven efficacy.
In this article we’ll take a look at the recent explosion in popularity of nootropic pharmaceuticals, find out exactly what a nootropic is, and cut through the hype to assess the price, availability and effectiveness of the chemicals available on the Nootropics.eu site.
What is a Nootropic?
Coined in 1972 by a Romanian psychologist as a portmanteau of the Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘bend’, nootropics refer to drugs, supplements or other substances that have a positive effect on cognitive function. Nootropics are specifically aimed at improving desirable mental traits such as memory, creativity, or motivation. The nootropic industry is extremely controversial, frequently sparking debates between neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and physicians over the adverse effects and ethical concerns of their use.
Consumer demand for so called ‘smart drugs’ has become extremely high, with the international nootropic industry estimated to have exceeded US$1 billion in 2015, with figures for 2016 expected to exceed this amount. There are many nootropics that are commonly used in today’s society- in fact, you may not even be aware that you took a nootropic before your commute to work this morning.
Caffeine, guarana and ginseng as found in energy drinks and many other stimulants are considered nootropics by definition. Nootropics range in strength from low level stimulants to powerful narcotics such as Methamphetamine, but the majority of nootropics that are sold online are completely legal new formulations that have been demonstrated to have positive cognitive enhancing effects with little to no side effect.
Do Nootropics Work?
The biggest question surrounding this new explosion of interest in nootropics is whether or not they work- and whether or not there are any negative side effects. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular nootropics available on Nootropics.eu and answer these burning questions for you, and help you decide which perfectly legal mind-enhancing chemical would hypothetically be the best bet for you to use to gain un unfair competitive intellectual edge over your coworkers and friends.. All hypothetical and for research purposes only, of course.
The most popular product on the Nootropic.eu site (after a 10g self-measuring microscoop, hilariously), is a nootropic called ‘Noopept’. Noopept is described as a ‘racetam-like’ nootropic developed in Russia, where it is purportedly commonly used. Nootropics.eu make the claim that Noopept is believed to be up to 1000 times the potency of tome of the original nootropics, with an astonishing level of action.
What is a racetam, you ask? There seems to be no absolute definition, but the general consensus seems to be various similar mechanisms of chemical interaction with the body that modulate central neurotransmitters. In several clinical studies involving dosing rats with racetam analogues improved cognitive performance has been demonstrated. Theories on the function of racetam suggest that they enhance cognitive function by interacting with the chiollinergic and glucamate receptors in the central nervous system.
Studies conducted in 2001 demonstrated that glucamate receptor modulation has associations with hyperactivity, and children with ADHD are more likely to have alterations in the glutamate receptor subunit genes responsible for key functions in memory and learning. It’s reasonable to hypothesize, then, that racetam can have an effect on the mind through interactions with these receptors, potentially even affecting the way the mind focuses and holds attention.
Nootropics.eu lists the ‘key findings’ that Noopept has been shown to boost learning, memory and recall, boost levels of nerve growth factor, has neuroprotective properties, demonstrates anti-oxidant properties, and increases communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. If you’re interested in doing some ‘research’ on the effects of Noopept, prices start at £35.99 or roughly 46.93 US Dollars for a 20g baggie
The second most popular item on the Nootropic.eu menu is Adrafinil. Adrafinil is described as a synthetic compound (mysterious!) with ‘nootropic like’ effects. Adrafinil is purportedly a product of modafinil, which has been confirmed to have been used by the French Foreign Legion during black-ops covert operations and by astronauts on the international space station, so I guess we can safely assume it works pretty well. Modafinil and Adrafinil analogues are used to treat sleep disorders and sleep apnea.
Modafinil is currently a schedule IV controlled substance in the United States, but Adrafinil sneaks past any pesky analogue laws and appears to be completely legal. In most countries outside of the United States Modafinil is prescription only but not explicitly illegal. Adrafinil itself was created by two French scientists in 1974. The psychoactive properties of Adrafinil led it to become a widely marketed drug as a vigilance drug to enhance attention and wakefulness, primary to the elderly, until it was discontinued in 2012 due to Modafinil providing an identical but more powerful effect.
Nootropics.eu list the possible effects of Adrafinil as promoting vigilance and arousal, increased locomotor activity, enhanced learning, improved motiviation, reduction of immobility and anti-depressant like effects. If you’re interested in obtaining some Adrafinil for purely scholarly purposes to pursue an entirely scientific and definitely not recreation endeavour a 20g bag retails for £29.99, roughly 39 US dollars.
The Nootropics.eu Verdict
With their feet set firmly in an industry worth billions of dollars a year, Nootropics.eu has to be doing something right. Nootropics is the fastest growing consumer pharmaceutical industry and with more and more people stepping aboard the smart-drug hype train every day, they can’t all be wrong. Nootropics.eu offers a clean, smooth and informative way of discovering and ‘researching’ new nootropics, with same day dispatch and worldwide delivery.