“What? Nootropics? Don’t even dare!”
I really don’t get why people are fast to react this way but I think I can make a good guess: They lack information. After all, aren’t we all just afraid of things that are unfamiliar to us? When something is unknown, its nature cannot be understood.
Is this thing good or evil?
Will this bring me harm or good?
Is this for the better or worse?
These are just a few of the many things we think about when we’re suddenly faced with something we have no idea about.
It’s scary to not know what a certain object or substance is. It’s even scarier to try it out without prior knowledge about how it works. However, just because you don’t know something doesn’t mean you should label it “bad.” You shouldn’t ignorantly run around and tell people to stay away from it just because you “think” it’s bad. It’s high time we make decisions and base our reactions on facts and facts alone. If you don’t know what something is yet, shut your lips tight and don’t speak a word – yet. I mean, how would you like it if someone else labeled you as an evil person just because you’re a stranger to them? I’m pretty sure you’d be infuriated out of your mind.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that we should all be slow to judge. Ignorance may be bliss but it can also be a curse – like in this case.
So Are Nootropics Good Or Bad – Which One Is It?
Just as with everything else in this world. You ever heard the saying “there are two sides to every coin?” Well, that saying my friend perfectly applies in this situation. There are good nootropics and there are also bad ones. However, it’s fairly to tell which one is which. After all, civilization has gone on long enough to know which substances can just enhance your brain activity a little bit and which ones will make you go cuckoo in the head.
Nootropics that are bad are illegal to use (watch this quick video). So if you watch the news, read a health book, or check out online articles, you would know which ones are prohibited. I’m talking about cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and even marijuana in some states. These nootropics are off limits for a reason – and that reason is most probably because they are dangerous for you.
Mental health is not something we play around with. It is no one’s dream to lose his or her sanity so I completely understand where your fears are rooted from. However, it’s simply unfair to generalize everything just because some parts are harmful. Let me tell you something in all caps:
NOT ALL NOOTROPICS ARE BAD FOR YOU.
That’s right. This is why we have legal smart drugs sold in the market in the first place. If we generalize all of them and say they’re all bad for our health, then we might really miss out on something that can help us improve our mental state. There’s even a list in BestNootropicsNow’s guides.
For example, has any of you ever experienced or encountered someone who has narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s normal sleep-wake cycle. Experts also regard it as a psychological or mental disorder as it has a lot to do with disorganized or disoriented brain activity. When a person is suffering from this sleep-wake disorder, he falls in and out of sleep at inappropriate times and places. They have a hard time waking up and staying awake. Some of you might think that this is just extreme laziness disguised as a medical condition but I tell you guys, narcolepsy is very real and it’s causing real problems for people.
How would you like it if you suddenly fall asleep, against your conscious decision, in the middle of a really important examination?
How would you like it when you get demoted from a position you worked really hard for because you unwillingly fall asleep during office hours?
How would you feel if you missed an important date because you fell asleep on the tub while taking a dip?
You may think that sleep disorders are no big deal but some people are really having a hard time with it and they’d trade all the excess sleeping hours they get just to take hold of their lives again. Check this out: https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/narcolepsy.
Nootropics happen to help people manage these types of health problems. Smart drugs like Modafinil, for example, promote wakefulness and alertness. It encourages the release of active hormones so that the brain becomes more responsive and retentive. It improves focus, enhances memory, and even helps you retain more information while awake.
Also, just in case you didn’t know, caffeine is also classified as a nootropic substance basically because it stimulates wakefulness. Now, tell me that you’re not guilty of using nootropic drugs and I’ll literally hunt your apartment for Starbucks or DD coffee cups. Since we’re talking about caffeine anyway, let me just mention that it makes a good stack with other nootropics.
Anyway, don’t be quick to judge things just because you’ve never experienced them. Your fears are rooted in your own ignorance. If you try to get to know these things better, gather more information about them, you’ll see that they’re not so bad after all – not with proper use and moderation. In fact, they help. They help a lot of people.
They may even help you. Just give it some thought.