I’m going to let you in to a not so well kept secret, everyone is taking smart to get a profound study edge. This study edge people are getting from smart drugs and nootropics and the like is borderline cheating, if it wasn’t so accessible to everyone. To ignore the huge study edge you can get from what is also known as professor’s little helpers will mean you are left with a big disadvantage to those people which have appropriately implemented them into their education regime.
Students and academics have been getting a study edge in the past century using raw stimulants, which are still used and abused today but what we know is that classic stimulants have as much down side as they do upsides. The side effects from hardcore stimulants common logic would advise its wise just to stay clear of them. Even caffeine is somewhat addictive and will leave you feeling worse for wear if you over do it.
1900 – 1980 What was taken in the past to get a study edge
|Amphetamines (Adderal)||Dopamine – Classical||Addictive/ crashes|
|Nicotine (Tobacco)||Nicotine receptor agonist||Addictive/ short acting|
|Methylphenidate(Ritalin)||Dopamine – Classical||Addictive/ crashes|
|Caffeine (Coffee)||Adenosine receptor antagonist||Short acting/ jitteriness|
The major problem with these chemicals is that weren’t specific in their action and gave a overwhelming amount of full body stimulation combined with the euphoria, which ultimately was habit forming.
Most Popular Smart Drug To Get A Study Edge In 2017
The smart drug industry is being overloaded with pseudo science and ineffective supplements but you don’t need to waste your time crawling through the literature to get 80% of any possible cognitive enhancement.
I’m going to make the argument that modafinil in 2017 is still the only worthwhile smart drug you should consider taking to get a study edge for the following reasons:
- Modafinil has been prescribed in France since 1994, it has undergone extensive safety testing so we fully understand modafinil’s safety profile and long term effects. This is in contrast to new research chemicals which people are playing around with, which therefore pose greater risks due to the potential unknowns.
- Modafinil is the world’s first safe “smart drug”, researchers at Harvard and Oxford universities have said, after performing a comprehensive review of the drug.
The wisdom of crowds, as you can see from the google trends image above the google web search data shows modafinil is by far the most popular smart drug.
Is Taking A Pill To Get A Study Edge Cheating?
How do you feel about private tuition, is that fair? Not everyone has access to it, yet its does give an unfair advantage to those who can afford it. Currently society deems taking a pill to get an enhancement as cheating, such as in competitive sport. However academics is not supposed to be fair in this way and shouldn’t be compared to competitive sport as they two difference domains. Would you reject a PhD students research on a cure for cancer if they discovered it under the influence of modafinil? Smart drugs are just a tool, and if used responsible an incredible safe tool to give people a study edge.