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Nootropics - This start-up raised millions to sell 'brain hacking' pills, but its own study found coffee works better


#1

I’ve seen people here touting nootropics - unfortunately it doesn’t seem like this category of nutritional supplments have much value or scientific support right now:

This start-up raised millions to sell ‘brain hacking’ pills, but its own study found coffee works better. I suggest you may not want to waste your money in this area (there are many other ways to waste money :-).


#2

More related stories on this topic:

https://www.inc.com/sonya-mann/nootropics-hype.html

and

http://slatestarcodex.com/2016/03/01/2016-nootropics-survey-results/

and

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/08/10/brief-cautionary-notes-on-branded-combination-nootropics/


#3

Good old fashioned coffee.
You can’t beat it.


#4

Everyone wants to be smarter, so nootropics are big business even though the vast majority of them are simply a placebo.

It’s the same concept as the pen!s-enhancement pills (from what I read).


#5

I like nootropics. I noticed a difference with Alpha brain, sarcosine, and aniracetam.