A while back the nootropics industry took one of its biggest hits ever when the largest supplier of nootropics closed its doors. Powder City was once responsible for the lions share of nootropics sales until they were crushed by a lawsuit they could not recover from. Nootropics enthusiasts including myself began to scramble for other trustworthy vendors who sold high quality nootropics compounds.
Absorb Your Health AKA Absorb Health was a vendor I came across on Reddit in search of a new supplier. There seemed to be a lot of back and forth going on about this particular vendor. There were users claiming their products were very high quality while others were claiming that Absorb Health had no quality control with their products. I decided to do my own digging to get to the bottom of the situation.
Absorb Health products list
When I’m looking for a high quality nootropics vendor they obviously need to stock real nootropic products. I’m talking about the real stuff. The nootropics you can’t find on Amazon because they consider these compounds “high risk.”
Absorb Health stocks a variety of my favorite nootropics and offers a solid variety of options. They stock many of the nootropics I use and discuss on this blog and on my YouTube Channel:
- Choline Bitartrate
- Huperzine A
Further research into Absorb Health suggests they don’t do any form of quality control on their product. Reputable nootropics vendors like Peak Nootropics or Nootropics Depot will periodically test their product to ensure the highest quality. Testing product cuts into profit margins so many companies simply skip it. For a customer this is a little off putting. Now, this doesn’t mean the products are NOT high quality, it simply means there is no proof.
Reddit took manners into their own hands and began testing some of Absorb Healths products. Reddit user MisterYouAreSoDumb tested 2 different products from Absorb Health and found none of them contained any trace of the compound. Here are the test results for both Pramiracetam and Ginseng from Absorb Health and the full Reddit thread can be found here.
It’s important to note MisterYouAreSoDumb is associated with Nootropics Depot and Ceretropic – 2 competitor companies who I support. This competitive relationship must be taken into account. I am not saying he forged the test results. I AM saying that as a competitor he isn’t 100% unbiased. Perhaps a lot of their products tested just fine but he chose to selectively discuss the failed batches. I’ve read plenty of reviews on the other side of the spectrum from users who had a great experience with Absorb Health products. The truth is, unless you personally test the products yourself you don’t really know what level of purity you’re getting. At the end of the day, it’s all about how much trust you have in the company given all the information available to you.
In the future I would love to do my own personal testing to truly level the playing field.
Absorb health appears to be a reliable supplier but their lack of testing concerns me. Despite this, positive testimonials roll in fairly consistently. For me personally I will stick to vendors like Nootropics Depot and Peak Nootropics for all of my stuff. These guys have a long track record of testing their product and customer support is top notch.
Thanks for reading.
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