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  • Ashwaghanda
  • Creatine
  • Co-Enzyme-Q
  • Taurine
  • Caffeine
  • Modafinil
  • Nicotine
  • LSD-Microdose
  • Alcohol
  • Phenibut
  • Piracetam
  • L-Theanine
  • N-Acetyl-Cysteine
  • Vitamin B-12
  • Noopept
  • Electrolytes
  • Piracetam – Used to restore cognition to ex-alcoholics.
  • Emoxypine
  • Sulbutiamine
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine

What are Nootropics? Know your Modafinil from your Sildenafil

More importantly, do nootropics work? Despite being remarkably well studied, nootropics both legal and illegal have been widely researched. Available since the ’60s (or way before that if you include nicotine, alcohol or caffeine) Nootropic drugs are a class of supplements and drugs that improve mental well being.

Nootropics affect neuroreceptors, the sites where a number of chemicals are dancing away in your brain. They can increase or decrease the number of impulses fired in different centres in the brain. Improving focus, reducing anxiety, boosting learning and vigilance are among the effects of top nootropics.

what are nootropicsDrugs like caffeine and taurine, common components in energy drinks are great nootropics for boosting energy and attention. This is just the beginning, the rabbit hole of nootropic drugs runs deep. Driven by man’s quest to perform better and edge ahead of his peers, the nootropic drug repertoire grows daily.

The huge number of different kinds available can seem overwhelming, so here at we provide quizzes to help you first determine what kinds of nootropics might benefit you based on your unique brain chemistry. Nootropic.Press is committed to responsible reporting, and so we provide sources for our claims about nootropics efficacy. This website is maintained by two science graduates who have personally experimented with and used all the nootropics listed whilst studying bioscience degrees at top universities. Read more about our story here.

Nootropic.Press is a free resource written and maintained by sad unemployed students, focused on keeping fellow nootropic enthusiasts safe. If you like what we got please consider donating.

Are they Safe?

Nootropic drugs are generally safe when ordered from reputable vendors.  Do not order from unknown websites, stick to vendors such as Amazon or other trusted brands. These companies have vetting structures in place to weed out snake oil salesmen. Don’t risk your health ordering from random internet vendors. Many of them are unregulated, and distribute their products from abroad where regulators can’t touch them.

Oral Modafinil: Side Effects, Dosage and Legality

Modafinil is often cited as the real-life Limitless pill, NZT-48. It effects on wakefulness have been tried by numerous studies and work. Whilst it might not make you a genius, it certainly gives you an edge- and a kick.

Possible Side Effects

As with any supplements or drugs, some individuals may experience adverse reactions. Always check if you have allergies to any of the ingredients listed on the label. Generally, they tend to have fewer side effects than prescription or OTC (over the counter) medicines. Even so, caution is advised- and if you feel unsure about taking a nootropic medicine to consult with your general practitioner first.

What’s their Legality?

Nootropics are mostly legal, with some exceptions. In the UK it is illegal to buy Modafinil without a prescription from your general practitioner. It can however be purchased from outside the UK (The EU). This tends to be what most students who want to buy Modafinil go for. Popular sites in the past few years have included Modafinil cat, which was recently shut down. The most known current distributor is, most likely a brainchild of the same creator.

In the USA, Modafinil (Provigil) and it’s cousin Armodafinil are available without a prescription. They’re often known as trucker drugs, because of their availability at every truck stop on the highway. Amphetamine class ‘ADHD’ drugs such as methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine are also prescription only too.

One of the lesser known illegal nootropics is Acid (LSD) which has great potential for connecting the brain and aiding in memory and learning. Some proponents of psychedelic drugs claim that if Methylphenidate hadn’t come along, we would probably be using Acid to treat attention disorders today.

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Still feeling unsure? That’s okay – We’re here to help.

Our free Quizzes are created to help you to find nootropics that fit your brains unique neuro-type. This test is a synthesis of the Myers Briggs personality type test and the Braverman test. I noticed there were glaring similarities and begun to suspect there was a deeper relationship between the two.

Sure enough, Bergmans types show typical behaviours that align with the common archetypes associated with the personalities in Myers and Briggs famous personality test. Whilst this test is mostly a bit of fun, it should help you to gain some perspective into yourself, and hopefully into which nootropics might work well for you!

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