ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Do's and Don'ts About Nootropics

Updated on March 21, 2013


Check the Ingredient List

The good nootropics really help with your performance and really boost your abilities. They cause you to think more clearly, to focus better and to memorize more effectively. However, short term effect that resembles these can be also achieved by caffeine or sugar intake. Therefore, before purchasing the nootropics, make sure that it has natural and chemical ingredients inside, like green tea, gingko or Rhodiola Rosea.

Do Your Research

Although a great pill, a nootropics pill will not be that effective if you don’t use it in the correct and appropriate dosage. Also, not all nootropics have the same effects. Therefore, do an extensive research about the one that you are considering using and make sure that you are taking the correct dosage and that you are taking the one that suits your needs the most.

Check Out the Experiences of Others

There are so many communities and online forums where you can learn a lot about what others think about those nootropics. You will be able to read about what people who have already tried these think and what were the effects that they have experienced. You have to keep in mind that different people experience different effects. However, their comments and reviews will give you a general idea.


Combine the Pills without Doctor’s Advice

Some nootropics can cause a bit elevated heart rate or blood pressure. Therefore, if you are on a therapy, or you are taking any other drugs or supplements, it is necessary for you to check with your doctor. The nootropics itself will not really hurt you, but the combination can have negative effects on your health.

Correct the Dosage

The dosage is very important with nootropics. It is very carefully chosen and very carefully calculated by the manufacturer. You will hardly increase the effects of the nootropics if you increase the dosage on your own. However, you can do more harm than benefits when increasing the dosage on your own. Therefore, study the instructions carefully before starting taking nootropics.

Ignore the Negative Reactions

Some of the ingredients of the nootropics can cause the allergic reactions. These reactions can vary from very mild ones to the really severe ones. However, these can include fever, shortness of breath, rashes, nausea or some other symptoms. If taking the nootropics causes some of these or some other symptoms, contact your doctor instantly.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)