Nootropics and brain supplements are rapidly growing in popularity. It seems that in this fast-developing world, many people are searching for new and effective ways to improve their performance even more. It sounds just too easy not to try taking a couple of capsules per day to get slightly better working memory. And if it doesn’t work, well, not much is lost.
Let’s forget about the positive benefits of such supplements for a while, and focus on the potential side effects. Unlike other supplements, nootropics are natural cognitive enhancers that are free of any side effects. This is true, at least in theory, but in real life, a lot of things can go wrong.
For example, if you take a wrong dosage or if you combine the wrong nootropics, you could experience adverse effects such as:
- Brain fog
- Stomach issues
To avoid any potential problems with nootropic supplements, you need to buy high-quality and well-researched supplements.
Also, you need to follow the brand guidelines. Lastly, listen to the experts that have lots of experience.
High-Quality Brain Supplements
With a great website and outstanding marketing, every brand can make their products look high-quality. Luckily, when it comes to nootropics, there are certain things you can search for that will immediately show if a particular supplement is of high-quality or not.
1. Check the price
If a particular supplement is cheaper than most of its competitors, avoid such a product. The low price usually means that compounds and ingredients are either low-quality or under-dosed.
2. Look for GMOs and fillers
Low-quality supplements have lots of fillers (you can find them under “additional ingredients”), which usually, but not always, tell you that the product is low-quality. Secondly, if you cannot find a NON-GMO sign on your favorite bottle, avoid such a product.
3. Avoid products with artificial compounds
Artificial colors and flavors have nothing to do with high-quality supplements. We suggest avoiding them altogether.
Follow the brand guidelines
After you choose a high-quality supplement, you still need to obey the rules to avoid any adverse side effects. If a particular brand recommends taking 2 capsules of your chosen supplement per day, do not take more than 2. If it says to take them in the morning, do not take them in the afternoon. If it says to take them with food, do not take them with water in between the meals.
It is actually quite easy to follow the guidelines, but you still need to do it.
Listen to the experts
If you are not sure about a particular supplement, consult an expert that could help you out. Contrary to what most people believe, doctors usually lack know-how about supplements, so it is hard to expect useful tips from them. It is best to talk to people who have lots of experience, background in nutrition, biochemistry, or biology, and have been working with nootropics for years. They are usually the right address to answer all your questions and help you find the best supplements. A brand that is known for great, independent nootropic reviews is called LDP. They have reviewed over 100 nootropic supplements since 2015 and are one of the market leaders in reviewing brain supplements.
If you follow those rules, there is a minimal chance to experience any adverse side effects with nootropics. If you do, however, do consult your doctor in this case and immediately stop taking the supplements you are taking.
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