nootropics

The Truth About Phenibut, the Legal ‘Smart Drug’ Hailed as a Cure for Everything

Every morning for the past two years, 35-year-old Mark (not his real name) has woken up at 6 a.m., reached into his well-stocked vitamin cabinet…

The Uncertain Future of Work-Enhancing Drugs

Here in L.A., everyone I know is on something. I don’t mean drugs, I mean upgrades. We add wellness boosters to our cold-pressed juice. Brain…

Bad News: We’ll Probably Never Have Real ‘Smart Drugs’

As humans, we’re always looking for shortcuts: to our health, to our finances, to our love lives, to everything. And there may be no greater…

Self-Help Patrol: A Stimulating White Powder That’s Not Completely Illegal

Planet Earth is not exactly lacking in ingestible white powders that will make you feel more awake and focused. But nootropics, which include natural brain-boosting…