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Nootropics, also known as smart drugs, can be used to enhance memory, increase energy and motivation, reduce stress and anxiety, help you lose weight, and more. However, nootropics is such a broad category of compounds—ranging from experimental (“for research purposes only”), like dihexa, to well-known, like L-theanine—that people frequently misunderstand, mischaracterize, and even misuse them.
Nootropics are gaining in popularity, with individual hardcore nootropics users experimenting with nootropics stacks and lesser-known nootropics, to students and people in high-intensity professions using them to stay competitive. The Unwinder’s coverage on nootropics includes both explainers and reviews of the best nootropics, all of which aim to demystify this class of compounds, and arm our readers with enough knowledge that they can safely and effectively get the most use out of them.