Nootropics: These New 'Smart Drugs' Could Unlock The Brain's Full Potential

Potential Dangers, Risks And Side Effects

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The most common side effect of nootropics is headaches. The reason for the headaches is because the brain is not able to produce as much acetylcholine - a neurotransmitter in the brain - as it needs while working hard with the help of nootropics. Adding choline to a routine of nootropics can relieve headaches. Nootropics that are able to increase energy levels and improve alertness may also have negative side effects such as fatigue and insomnia. The timing of the dose may eliminate said side effects. For instance, patients can avoid insomnia by taking the nootropics early in the day. Other side effects may include anxiety, nervousness, depression, and other mood disorders.

Risks and side effects are usually associated with patients who take incredibly high doses. Those who follow the recommended dosages do not typically experience any adverse side effects.

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