Learning from clinical trials on natural nootropics

Julien Vissers produces in-depth commentary on the latest advances in bio-hacking research. His work on Nootropic Zone covers everything from nootropics to sleep hacks to meditation techniques. However, all of his work is underpinned by a deep commitment to the scientific method, to accuracy, and responsibility to his readers to remain impartial.

There are dozens of forums for the discussion of nootropics. On these forums, it is common to see discussions of recent clinical trials conducted on various cognition-enhancing substances: Citicoline, Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bacopa monnieri, and so on. People will look at the results of a given trial and draw conclusions. While illuminating and generally enjoyable, there is a common problem with these discussions - a lack of scientific literacy. Many people seem to look at the conclusions of researchers and completely misunderstand the ramifications of those conclusions. Not only are they seeing what they want to see, but they're often misinterpreting a positive conclusion with proof that a certain substance works as well as they expect.

This is why it is so important for sites like Nootropic Zone to exist. They provide regular people, who may not have formal academic training, with easily accessible overviews of research. This distills the studies and translates the jargon of researchers into normal human speech. In other words, such sites prevent the misinterpretation of clinical trial conclusions.

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Pub: 11 May 2020 13:41 UTC
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