Who We Are
We are a group of people brought together by an obsession with all things nootropics.
The team behind NaturalNootropic.com have very different backgrounds, but everyone shares a fascination with human performance, health, and optimization.
Together, we combine experience in the supplement industry, finance, marketing, and academia to produce information that genuinely helps people become better, healthier, more productive, and ultimately more successful versions of themselves.
We all have extensive experience using nootropic substances ourselves. We each spent years experimenting with different stacks, combinations, and substances in an attempt to find what works best for us. Our needs and preferences vary, but over time, we realized that we broadly agreed on what worked best in certain situations.
While we experimented with various nootropic substances, we devoured every piece of literature we could find on the subject of cognitive enhancement. We are familiar with all the basic principles of nootropic supplementation, and we stay constantly up to date with the latest scientific findings on each substance.
We are all equally obsessed with optimizing every aspect of our lives. Whether it is for longevity, productivity, or happiness, each member of our team is determined to make every aspect of their life geared towards their goals. From hot yoga and fasted trail running to speed listening and timed learning, we’ve tried it all.
Now we want to share our findings with you! We think anybody can benefit from reading the things we’ve learned over the years. After all, we’ve already put in hundreds of hours learning what really works and what doesn’t. Why should you do the same?
Why We Started NaturalNootropic.com
We started this website because we grew sick and tired of seeing low quality pre-made nootropic stacks being sold to people who quite simply didn’t know any better.
Almost every month we saw a new supplement being brought to market that we knew wouldn’t deliver half the things it promised to.
We knew that hard-working people would be parting with their money in the hope of gaining a mental edge, be it at college, in business, or on the playing field.
The fact that these innocent people were going to be throwing their money away while a shady manufacturer got rich really struck a chord with us.
We know that natural nootropics can do wonderful things when used correctly. But we also know that they can cause great harm when used incorrectly.
More commonly, however, they will do almost nothing.
It’s very difficult for a relative newcomer to nootropics to tell the difference.
Most people don’t have the time to spend hours every night reading up on the latest industry trends and contemporary research into cognitive enhancement.
That’s why we set up NaturalNootropic.com.
If you’re interested, you can learn a little more about the people behind NaturalNootropic.com here.
What Are Nootropics?
Before we get too carried away, it’s probably best that we explain what nootropics are; after all, many of the people visiting our site will be completely new to this exciting new world!
Nootropics are a class of substances which improve various aspects of cognitive function. The word broadly applies to drugs, herbal extracts, supplements, and compounds of every kind. If it can be said to improve some aspect of mental performance, then it is usually labelled a nootropic.
In our opinion, to be a proper nootropic, it must adhere to the definition formulated by the guy who coined the word: Corneliu E. Giugea.
There is one facet of his definition in particular which resonates with us: “They should lack the usual pharmacology of other psychotropic drugs (e.g. sedation, motor stimulation) and possess very few side effects and extremely low toxicity.” (source: Wikipedia)
For us, this rules out many of the synthetic brain drugs that have garnered a lot of attention in the media over the last few years. We believe that the best nootropics are all-natural, side effect-free, and fine for long-term, regular consumption.
Most nootropics focus on the executive functions – concentration, mental energy, information processing, etc.
Some focus exclusively on things like memory and long-term brain health.
Others claim to enhance creativity, anxiety, and mood.
A very small number of natural nootropic stacks aim to do all of the above; they are designed to enhance every aspect of cognitive function in both the short and long-term.
This is just a brief overview. For more information on what nootropics are, where they are legal, and how we think they should be used, check out our complete guide.
What Do We Do?
We produce some of the most informative, impartial, and up-to-date information regarding cognitive enhancement on the internet. We want this site to be the go-to place for people interested in improving their heath, productivity, and mental performance over the long term.
We regularly publish:
- Supplement reviews
- Substance guides
- Methods for increasing productivity
- Advice on how to improve various aspects of performance
- Help improving health and promoting longevity
- Tips for reducing stress
Whether you’re totally new to brain supplementation and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned user looking for new stack ideas, we’re here to help.
The reviews you will find on this site are fair and honest.
We will never rate a product highly which we wouldn’t happily use ourselves.
We draw on our extensive experience with using nootropics when these writing reviews, and we spend hours researching new products and ingredients as they come to market.
We spend hours searching for the relevant scientific literature before drawing any conclusions on a new substance, extract, or compound.
We try to back up every claim we make with independent scientific sources. When that isn’t possible, we go to great lengths to justify what we’ve said with all of the evidence available to us.
If we know something not to be true from our own experience, we will not publish it. Unlike many sites dedicated to nootropic supplements, we actually have plenty of experience using them ourselves!
We do all of this so you don’t have to.
Our promise to you is that we will try to continue offering detailed reviews of both pre-made nootropic stacks and individual substances in the future. We will always take the same uncompromising approach to our reviews, and we will not remove any content we think is in your interests as a result of threats or attacks (it happens).
To learn more about how we review, see our full review process breakdown.
Which Products Do We Cover?
We cover a wide range of supplements centered on total human performance optimization.
We take a broad view of this – if a supplement aims to make you a more efficient, effective human being, we’ll consider it for a review.
Generally speaking though, we focus on some central categories:
- Energy supplements
- Vision enhancers
- Sleep aids
- Pre & pro biotics
Of course, there is always crossover. Some products may be sports specific with a nootropic component. There might be a completely new class of product hitting the shelves that really ought to be covered on this site.
If we think it deserves to be covered – that our readers will benefits from an impartial review – we’ll take a look. Get in touch with us and we’ll tell you what we think!