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Smart drugs.

Updated on October 24, 2009

The new wave of Nootropics.

Nootropics properties are of neurological improvement or enhancement and essentially are a good thing.

Essential fatty acids and omega 3 oils are both nootropics and these as we know are good for our body and mind and are perfectly safe.

Even when nootropics are in the form of pharmaceuticals generally they are of benefit to the individual and not of detriment.

The problems with nootropics only really start to arise when they are used excessively or when people take medication that is not prescribed for them.

Why would anyone want to take medication for an illness or dieses they do not have?

Drugs are predominantly not always taken or used for there original purpose, for instance ecstasy was designed and created for the soul aim of keeping struggling married couples together, by imitating there initial feelings of love for one another in the pretence of reigniting passions and sustaining their relationship. As we now know it's taken as a form of recreational drug, to help produce 'good feelings' and as an aid for a good time or for  alternate sensory experimentation.

There are of course many other examples of drugs being used as a recreational mean and primarily to effect emotional or physical state. It is acknowledged that the miss use of drugs is dangerous, causing long term health issues and in some more severe cases, death.

A rising number of students are now using forms of nootropics for an educational and academic edge. Taking smart drugs to help them retain information, stay alert, motivated and pass exams. 

What are students taking, why are they taking it and what are the drugs supposed to treat?

Drug.
Effect.
Treatment.
Retalin.
Improve alertness and concentration.
ADHD (Attention Defisit and Hyperactivity Disorder)
Modafinil
Help with sleep deprivation and boost cognitive performance
Narcalepsy
Donepezil
Improve brain function
Dementia
Propananol
supress emotion.
Post traumatic stress disorder
Amphetamines
Increased alertness
Lethergie
Ampakines
Cognetive enhancer
Alzheimers
Selegiline
Motivation
Parkinsons desies
Mem compounds
improved memory
Alzheimers

would you consider taking smart drugs for increased intelligence?

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What are the dangers?

There are many, a lot of these drugs are new to the market and the long term effects and even a number of short term side effects are unknown.

As with any kind of drug there's the possibility of dependency on the drug as well as addiction. Students may find themselves unable to function or cope with out certain substances in their system.

They may not actually be as beneficial as assumed because the drugs are not designed for a healthy mind, the drug may have the opposite effect on the mind weather immediately in a few months time or in a few years time.

You may get more or less then you bargained for. Many students are obtaining smart drugs from the Internet and as with any form of substance not provided by a surgery, hospital or a medical expert, there is no guarantee your getting what you paid for.

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      Taran 2 years ago

      That saves me. Thanks for being so sesnlbie!

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      nootopicsmartdrugs 6 years ago

      Nootropics and Piracetam aren't necessarily new - they have been around since the 1960's... But what is new is the way they are being used. Leading products in the field of smart drugs are using Piracetam based stacks as cognitive enhancers. Products like PROFIDERALL have so popular that they are being called Adderall Alternatives. And with the rise of smart drugs both in colleges and the work place, Piracetam and supplements like this seem to be the future of cognitive enhancement.

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you romper, I am glad you found my hub useful. I do hope your friends are aware of the issue.

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      romper20 7 years ago from California

      wow wren awesome post. I know alot of people on these drugs and trust me sometimes it gets back.

      Thanks for being imformative and straight-up overall wonderful hub entry again!

      Romper20

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      wrenfrost56 8 years ago from U.K.

      Thanks for the comment bloodnlatex, let me know if your I.Q. Increases dramatically.

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      bloodnlatex 8 years ago

      Hell, I'll try anything once. Great job!