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What Are the 3 Best & Worst Nootropic Supplements?

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What Are the 3 Best & Worst Nootropic Supplements?

If you want to know which nootropics work, which don’t, and which are potentially dangerous, then you want to listen to this podcast.

In this episode I interview Kurtis Frank about one of his favorite topics, nootropics, or “brain boosters.”

Chances are you don’t know of Kurtis, but you probably know of his work. He’s the co-founder of, which is the premier resource on the Internet for learning about the science of supplementation. Today, it boasts guides on over 500 supplements containing over 41,000 scientific citations, and Kurtis was responsible for researching, compiling, and writing the vast majority of that body of work.

Kurtis also just recently became the Director of Research for my supplement company Legion Athletics, and I’m really excited to have him on board because he’s simply one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met on the subject of supplementation, and in this interview, he’s going to share with us his insights on nootropics generally, as well as his favorite and least-favorite options and why.

So whether you’re a die-hard noot fan, on the fence about them, or completely ignorant, I think you’re going to find this discussion interesting and helpful.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what you’re going to learn in this episode…

  • The three most important functions that every good nootropic should perform.
  • The problems with many of the best-selling nootropics on the market, and what you can do to avoid them.
  • How your lifestyle habits affect brain grown, cognitive performance, and mental health.
  • The best three nootropics for supporting brain health long term.
  • The worst three nootropics for brain health (they’re some of the most popular).


6:00 – What are nootropic supplements and are they safe?

7:03 – How do nootropic supplements promote brain growth?

8:48 – What lifestyle factors affect brain growth?

12:20 – What are your favorite nootropic supplements?

12:41 – What is bacopa monnieri?

14:18 – What are the side effects of nootropic supplements?

15:57 – What is agmatine?

21:18 – What is fucoxanthin?

22:42 – What is spirulina?

24:31 – What is Gilbert’s syndrome?

27:15 – What is alpha GPC?

38:11 – What nootropic supplements do you dislike?

45:29 – What is dangerous about nootropic supplements?

47:16 – What is vinpocetine?

48:24 – What is huperzine a?

52:50 – Where can people find your work?

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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