If you’ve been researching nootropics you’re no doubt excited to start experimenting right away. At least, that’s how I was when I first discovered nootropics. I was like a kid on Christmas not wanting to wait until the morning to unwrap the loot.
Now that Powder City has closed up shop for good, everybody is in a scramble to find the next best place to buy high quality nootropics. Powder City was the long standing giant in the industry. Their closing certainly left a giant black hole in the industry.
I regret to bring forth the saddest news ever dropped in the nootropics community. One of the largest suppliers of nootropics has shut its doors and closed down for business.
Yes it’s true. Powder City is no longer.
While there is still much to be speculated as to why, a number of theories have come to the surface. For one, Powder City was sued in a recent lawsuit involving the death of a 28 year old man in Harris County, Texas.
Reports say on July 28, 2017, Colby Patrick Brennan overdosed on the popular nootropics Tianeptine. Tianeptine is well known in the nootropics scene as a powerful anti depressant when taken in the right doses.
A case was made against Powder City LLC for not providing adequate labeling and warnings as to the nootropics potential danger.
Death is always tragic and I see this as a warning to everybody to properly research anything they take and to do their research.
Other theories are that Powder City’s payment processor refused to process credit cards for the company. This would throw the entire operation into halt mode. I have seen many nootropics companies come and go for this very reason. It’s a giant risk that most processors do not want to take on.
Is the end of nootropics? Only time will tell.
Luckily, there are still vendors such as Peak Nootropics who seem to be doing quite well. Who knows how long they will be open in light of the largest nootropics vendor vanishing overnight.
Stock up while you can folks because who knows how long this train ride will roll for!
Tolerance when closely examined is baked into the very fabric of life in this universe. Simply put, it is the bodies way of stabilizing back to normalcy when introduced to a new chemical, substance or process.
You see, the body is always trying to reach a state of homeostasis….
And it only makes sense.
If you live in a chaotic environment (earth) it helps to have processes that can deal with the constant barrage of new and novel things. In this way, the body can maintain the core fundamental elements for the proper functioning for life.
Over time the body has adapted and figured out what chemicals and processes support life. It has the game cracked. It knows all the elements required for survival and doesn’t feel the need to take a risk on anything new.
Let’s say you’re playing a video game. If a particular method of beating the game works every time why would you risk trying something new? Well, maybe you would for the sake of fun. The body doesn’t take these risks because the result could be DEATH. Not exactly a whole lot of fun in that.
Because of this, your body is constantly adjusting based on what you put in it. It is constantly trying to balance itself out to reach this state of homeostasis. As you take nootropics, you might begin to notice the results aren’t as powerful over time.
This is called tolerance.
Even in your own life you can see the results of tolerance clear as day. Let’s say you get a new car. How long before the excitement wears off? How long before it becomes just like your last car? A week? Two Weeks?
Let’s say you get a new job. How long before you settle into the grind and the appreciative feeling you once had is gone?
How long before that new relationship loses it’s original magic?
Nootropics and tolerance
When taking nootropics, it’s important to take breaks from supplementation. If you take a nootropic everyday you will eventually become numb to the effects and require more of the nootropic to get the same result.
A popular method of ensuring the nootropics always retain their power is to cycle.
For example, taking them one day and then skipping the next 2 days. Certain nootropics like Phenibut require longer periods of abstinence because of their long duration of effect in the body.
If you’re using nootropics for anxiety or depression, having an alternative stack you can use on your off days is smart. Exercise can speed up the process of elimination. On your off days, consider doing some type of cardio, crossfit, or weightlifting. This will speed up the process of elimination and deliver powerful nootropic benefits.
In a perfect world, we could take nootropics and the effect on day 10 would be the same as the effect on day 1.
In a perfect world, our relationships would feel brand new every single day.
Until then, it’s important to take breaks from the things you love so they can return with the fullness of their magic.
Are you about to drop some serious cash on nootropics? Of course, you’d like to know if nootropics are legit before you do so. Who wants to waste their hard earned cash on snake oil?
I had my concerns when I first started using nootropics. In fact, I scoured the internet looking for even a SCRAP of evidence to suggest that nootropics were pure marketing. Indeed, I found many people who were very jaded about nootropics. They were crying from the high heavens and eager to tell the world the “truth” about the “scam.”
I certainly gravitated towards these types of conversations. I didn’t want to be fooled by someone who was selling bunk product. However, I continued to do my research as objectively as possible, without getting sucked into the opinions of a handful of whiners.
I continued to dig deeper into the subject of nootropics to figure out if they were indeed, As the cowboys used to say…
All hat and no cattle.
After experimentation with a few common nootropics I have come to my own conclusion…
Nootropics are legit.
Sure, certain nootropics have had little effect on me mentally. However, some nootropics like Piracetam and Phenibut have been nothing short of game changers for my life. I went from experiencing debilitating brain fog to firing on all cylinders. I went from stumbling around with words to speaking fluid rivers of coherent thoughts with anyone I met. With Phenibut I gave the most epic speech of my life at my best friends funeral. Without nootropics there would be very little acceleration in my life.
Without nootropics there is only brain fog and darkness. With them I am born into a brand new world where everything is clear and effortless.
Much of the positive things you hear about nootroics are true.
For example, L-Theanine really DOES synergize perfectly with caffeine, leveling out all the negative effects and amping up the positives. L-Theanine by itself is extremely calming. The studies will even tell you that.
I’ve also had great experiences with Aniracetam, Pramiracetam, and Phenylpiracetam – the latter nootropic turning me into the incredible hulk on the physical energy level. There’s a reason it’s banned by most competitive sports (it actually works.)
At this point it’s not a matter of asking the question “do nootropics work.”
Now, it’s more a matter of experimenting with what is out there and finding the nootropics that work well for you and your situation. It’s a question of finding the right nootropics stack to allow yourself to break through to the next cognitive level.
Whether you want to crush your anxiety or crush an exam, nootropics have a lot to offer you.
Don’t be afraid to grab some powder or capsules and start dosing. You might find yourself tumbling down a very interesting rabbit hole indeed…