Are Nootropic Smart Drugs Safe? How to Find The Right Brain Booster
“… but will they make my skin fall off?"
You’re probably already familiar with some nootropics—even if you didn’t realize it! Caffeine and L-Theanine, for example, are two nootropics that can be found in green tea and are very safe (when consumed responsibly, of course). The amount of each of these in tea is relatively low, but when combined at the proper dosages, they improve focus and alertness without the jitters and crash that you would experience with coffee.
But Are nootropics safe?
Here's what you need to know:
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REGULATED AND UNREGULATED NOOTROPICS?
1. unregulated nootropics and supplements have high rates of adulteration or "spiking" with dangerous, illegal, or banned substances.
2. Unregulated products have a track record of contamination
The point is not that you should be afraid, or that all suppliers are crooks who take advantage of an unregulated system. The point is that, since the industry is unregulated in the USA, there is nothing stopping those wishing to cut corners or make a quick buck. The point is there is no accountability.
Major vitamin brands (the really big ones— the kind you'd find in all Walmarts, CVS, or Shoppers Drug Marts, for example), usually make some effort for quality control, because they are at least accountable to their shareholders. In other words, they might increase profit in the short term by cutting corners, but getting caught with spiked or contaminated products would destroy their brand and multi-million dollar investments. Companies that think long-term have to worry about their image. While there may be recalls from store shelves every now and then due to safety and contamination, it's much better than taking a chance on a product that may have been made in someone's basement.