Back in 1972, Doctor Corneliu Giurgea
…coined the term “nootropics”, and at the same time he laid down the characteristics that define them.
He identified the ability to boost memory and assist cognitive processes but at the same time considered that nootropics must be safe and non-toxic.
Now, when people think about using nootropics & music, they want to know about any long-term effects – just as they do for any new drug.
Moreover, while those looking for a short-term boost seek nootropics, scientists emphasize and focus on the need for a longer-term positive effect.
Of course, they are designed to be safe, but like any drug or supplement, some risks are present and need to be assessed.
Users identify concerns with developing tolerance to nootropics and therefore experience its effectiveness decrease as time passes.
Most people also worry about withdrawal symptoms if they stop using nootropic supplements.
In this case, they fear that coming off nootropics may end up with them feeling less intelligent than before and therefore feeling compelled to continue with their use.
In fact, some users reported a mild brain fog after stopping, but scientists reassured them this does not represent a regression.
How can users overcome these fears and get the most out of nootropics?
Many users are doing something called “cycling”.
This has nothing to with bicycles;
cycling is when a user takes nootropics for a specific period (e.g. five days) and then does not use them for the following two days.
In theory, this is easy for users to keep track of as they can take the drugs during the week and then not at the weekend.
They continually repeat the process, and the short break enables users to both reduce tolerance and lessen any risks of losing the benefits of taking nootropics.