Internet personalities and celebrities such as Tim Ferris (4 Hour Body), Dave Asprey (Bulletproof Coffee) and Joe Rogan (UFC, The Joe Rogan Experience) have been experimenting with nootropics and smart drugs for years.
But with the sales of the cognition enhancing nootropics and smart drugs topping $1 billion in 2015 it’s safe to say that they have become much more mainstream.
In fact, the media has been covering the use of these supplements and pharmaceuticals more and more as their use in corporate America (Wall Street, Silicon Valley etc.) continued to increase over the years.
Similar to Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in sports, they are considered “Work Doping” by many – as they are believed to allow for longer working hours, prolonged focus, a better memory and improved learning ability to name a few.
This infographic provides an introduction to nootropics, introduces you to some of the most popular ones and touches upon safety.
Cheating or a promising way to improve brain power? You decide.