Frequently Asked Questions

What are nootropics?

Nootropics, also commonly referred to as “smart drugs”, are a type of supplement that is used to improve or enhance your cognitive state. The main goal of taking a nootropic is to improve concentration, boost your memory, and improve your overall energy. In doing so, you will be able to think clearer and work more efficiently.

How long have nootropics been around?

The word nootropics is broad. It really refers to any supplement that helps you think clearer in order to work more efficiently. Evidence of some form of nootropics dates back to the 15th century when people first began drinking coffee to help them focus. Since then, nootropics have taken the form of pills and powders to provide users with a more personalized state of mental clarity.

What is “stacking”?

When it comes to nootropics, the term “stacking” refers to the use of multiple nootropics in a day. Someone might stack nootropics in order to get the best of both or to curb the side effects of one. Consult your doctor before taking any nootropics or stacking them.

How much do nootropics cost?

Nootropics range in price. As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. Many of the high quality nootropics on the market right now can go for upwards of $50 per bottle. We try to offer coupons to our readers whenever we can by reaching out to the nootropic providers and asking. This is our way of thanking you for choosing us as your guide to nootropics.

What nootropic should I start with?

If you’re looking for your first nootropic, head over to our beginners guide. There we outline what nootropics might interest you and review what their intended purpose is.

Will nootropics make me smarter?

Technically nootropics won’t make you “smarter”. However, the right one(s) will allow you to think clearer and more efficiently. Because of this, many nootropic users feel smarter in their day-to-day lives.

Will nootropics make me jittery like caffeine does?

Some do come with caffeine. If you are susceptible to caffeine jitters, you will want to stay away from ones that have a lot of caffeine in them. The good news is that there are plenty of caffeine-free or low in caffeine versions of nootropics.

Are nootropics safe?

The majority of the nootropics we talk about are considered dietary supplements. With any supplement you take, there can be pros and cons. Please speak with your doctor about taking nootropics before you decide to try it.

How should I decide which nootropic(s) to take?

We created this website to answer this very question. The world of nootropics is large and often convoluted with fake facts and supplements that just don’t work. Our main goal in creating Brain Wiz is to provide our readers with reviews of the nootropics out there and give them the ability to “up-level” their minds (through brain hacks, research reports, and more).

How will I know if it is working?

Knowing if a nootropic is working can be pretty simple. You will be able to connect your thoughts more efficiently, brain fog will be nonexistent, and you may even feel a state of euphoria. The exact feelings will vary from person to person. As everyone is different, you may want to try one, two, or even three different nootropics to see which work with you.

Will taking a nootropic give me anxiety?

The intended effect of a nootropic is not to give you anxiety. If you do feel anxious after taking a nootropic, you can drink a lot of water to flush out your body and help the nootropic pass at a faster rate. Should you feel anything wrong with your body, contact your doctor immediately or call 9-1-1.

What side effects should I be aware of?

Many people will not have any adverse side effects. However, people who are sensitive to the ingredients in nootropics may experience dizziness, headaches, insomnia, migraines, rashes and many other adverse reactions. Here is a great list to read.

What are the best nootropics?

Check out our guides to find out which nootropic(s) are best for you.

How much should I take my first time?

Always read the labels when taking a supplement such as a nootropic. The label should clearly outline how much you should take your first time, how much you can take if you become tolerant, and when (or if) you should cycle off of the nootropic.