Let me introduce myself. I’m Carol and I’m the chief editor of Nootrodelic. The name is a wordplay between “nootropics” and “psychedelics.”
I’ve been experimenting with nootropics and psychedelics since early 2014. I started the blog in mid-2017 to provide information that helps use them responsibly and in a productive manner.
The information provided on this blog is based on scientific studies, user reports, as well as personal experiences. However, it should not be considered medical advice. I’m not a doctor, nor a medical student and I’m not qualified to offer advice in this sense.
“But where do psychedelics fit in?”, you may ask. Well… there’s more to LSD and psilocybin mushrooms than hallucinations and getting spaced out. There’s quite a lot of research going on regarding the therapeutic effect of psychedelics. Studies show that magic mushrooms and LSD are effective in treating depression, PTSD and alcoholism.
Another popular use for both is as a nootropic through a method called microdosing. Basically, microdosing entails taking extremely low doses of a drug. The main purpose is to benefit from the subtle cognitive effects and avoid “getting high” from the substance.
What are nootropics?
A nootropic is a supplement, drug or any other substance that improves cognitive abilities with little-to-no side effects. The term “nootropic” was first coined by Romanian chemist Corneliu E. Giurgea. It comes from the combination of two Greek words meaning νοῦς (nous) or “mind”, and τρέπειν (trepein), meaning “to bend”.
The nootropics trend started with the 2011 blockbuster Limitless starring Bradley Cooper as a burned-out writer turned genius by using a pill that supposedly gives one superhuman cognitive abilities. The “Limitless pill” or NZT-48 as it is called in the movie has been used ever since by many companies selling nootropics as a comparison for their products.
There are some controversies regarding the use of substances like Modafinil, Phenibut or Tianeptine, mainly because there is insufficient research regarding long-term use. However, there is no current proof that these substances are harmful in the long-term.
My point of view on using nootropics
As I said, I’m not qualified to give medical advice. Anyone who wants to experiment with nootropics should consult their doctor beforehand. Any claim that I make is either backed by scientific studies or clearly pointed out as being a subjective experience. I despise pseudoscience and anyone making unsubstantiated claims that can actually be harmful to naive readers.
The short-term effects of nootropics are minimal. Still, you can’t be sure regarding the possible long-term effects. But that same principle applies to many meds that are promoted and produced by “Big Pharma”.
While I may be mistaken to some degree, it is my opinion that infrequent use of nootropics carries no long-term dangers. Again, I stress the words “my opinion”. There may or may not be future studies that will prove me wrong.
Still, I firmly believe in the huge benefits of nootropics. I wouldn’t have been able to hold a day job and grow this blog at the same time without the extra needed boost. I wouldn’t have had the ambition to strive for something more than a day job (which I don’t need anymore) if it hadn’t been for Modafinil. Currently, I have multiple online projects and I’m working on them at least 12 hours every day while using nootropics two times a week at most. I also exercise every day.
Nootropics have transformed me into an ambitious human being. I’ve since come into contact with other writers that share the same views and contributed some articles. If you also have a story to share, I’m eager to read it. If you represent a company and would like to have your product featured on this blog, we can discuss advertising options. Just drop an e-mail at nootrodelicblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
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