Taking nootropics—supplements that promise to enhance mental function—could expose you to high doses of unapproved drugs, in combinations that have never been studied in humans.
“There was this one time when I was on ritalin and I jerked off for 11 hours straight. It was amazing but also horrible.”
The “brain-boosting” supplements, like most supplements, are largely unregulated.
The company says there is no site-wide crackdown on smart drugs, but some channels remain deleted.
There are multiple software options that analyze your genetic data and make recommendations on which supplements you should be taking.
I took some to find out.
File this under our ever-growing obsession with using tech to hack our bodies.
If researchers develop a drug to improve how the brain functions, could it be useful for healthy people?