Frequently Asked Questions
What are Nootropics?
Nootropics, otherwise known as smart drugs, are cognitive enhancers which can improve a wide range of aspects for your brain’s performance such as memory, focus, attention, clarity, and general learning.
Taken over a long period of time with a healthy lifestyle, they have been known to support healthy cognitive function and have even been used to treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Most nootropics work in the same way – either through increasing communication between neurons, balancing neurotransmitter levels, or by promoting brain cell health.
Different nootropics have different functions. Some supplements work to improve your focus and energy, while others can enhance your mental clarity. To get more information on what nootropics are, click here.
Are there any side effects to taking nootropics?
Normally, nootropics have a relatively low side effect profile. However, at times, individuals may encounter side effects due to mis-stacking or taking it at a bad time. Different nootropics have different side effects.
A commonly reported side effect from nootropics are headaches, which can occur when the brain is demanding more acetylcholine than the body can produce. This usually happens when one takes a racetam without a choline source. The best way to counteract this is to add a quality choline source such as Alpha-GPC or CDP-choline to your stack.
Another side effect that can occur with nootropics is restlessness or nervousness due to over-stimulation. This typically happens when one takes too much of a stimulant such as caffeine, which causes increases heart rate, anxiety, and irritability. A remedy for this would be to stack the caffeine with l-theanine, which will relax you and counteract the negative side effects of the caffeine. It is generally recommended that you not take stimulants such as caffeine after a certain time due to the fact that it can cause insomnia.
How long do nootropics take to work?
It depends on the particular nootropics and if you have consumed food prior to ingestion. The initial effects can be felt anywhere from 20 minutes after ingestion, up to an hour. Other nootropic ingredients may need to be built up in your body for over a week to reach optimal effect. Also, if you have consumed food within an hour before consuming nootropics, it may take a bit longer for you to feel the effect.
What is a nootropic stack?
A nootropic stack is a combination of nootropic ingredients that when combined together, produce a stronger effect that when taken individually.
How long have nootropics been around?
Nootropics have been used for a very long time in their natural form. Although, the first official nootropic was synthesized in the 1980’s by Dr. Corneliu Giurgea, different cultures have tried to enhance their mental ability though meditation, fasting, religious practice, drugs, plants, and other stimulants for centuries. Also, caffeine is a type of Nootropic that has widely been used to increase focus, attention, and wakefulness.
Will nootropics make me smarter?
Nootropics are not a super human drug that instantly makes you substantially smarter like seen in movies such as Limitless. However, they can improve your cognitive ability in a number of different ways, depending on the nootropic(s) you are taking.
While the use of nootropics will not directly increase your intelligence, they will improve you ability to engage in intellectual activity more effectively. If you are able to increase your cognitive ability by 10% every day, over a period of time, your intellectual ability will be much greater.
Are nootropics addictive?
Anything that can potentially change the way you think and/or feel can trigger addiction. There have been reports of people getting addicted to certain nootropics but these reports are rare and usually seen in people with a history of drug abuse. Most nootropics do not produce significant tolerance and withdrawal upon cessation.
Overall, nootropics are not addictive. However, if you have a history of addictive behavior and drug abuse, you should use nootropics with caution.
Will nootropics show up on a drug test?
No. Common drug screenings do not look for ingredients in nootropic supplements. However, false positives may occur – although extremely rare. It is always recommended you take caution if you are going to undergo extensive drug testing.
Also it should be noted that certain nootropic drugs such as amphetamines will be tested during standard drug screenings, while others such as modafinil can also show up, although this is far more rare.
Can I take prescribed medication and nootropics at the same time?
Yes, but consult with your medical practitioner before use.
Can I drink alcohol and take nootropics?
In general, it’s advised not to drink alcohol with nootropics. Depending on which nootropic(s) you are taking, combining the two can potentially cause negative side effects.
Regardless, it is probably not harmful to have a couple drinks with nootropics. Do your research before going out to drink if you have taken some nootropic(s) beforehand!
How long do I have to take Optimal Force to feel its effects?
Typically, the effects will be felt within 20 minutes to an hour after ingesting Optimal Force, depending on whether it was taken with food or not. Certain ingredients in Optimal Force, such as the clarity stack start showing noticeable benefits after about 2 weeks of supplementation.
When should I take Optimal Force?
Optimal Force should be taken in the morning before you eat. You can take two capsules at once, resulting in a more intense effect. Or you can spread out the capsules, taking one capsule upon waking up, and another after your first meal. This will result in a longer lasting effect. If taken with food, it will take additional time for the effects to be felt.
Do not exceed four Optimal Force capsules in 24 hours. Also, it is not recommended to be taken in the evening as it may result in some difficulty sleeping.
How many capsules of Optimal Force should I take a day?
You should take two capsules a day for maximum benefits. You may also take the dose twice a day as needed but you should not exceed four capsules in 24 hours.
How do we source the ingredients for Optimal Force?
We ensure that each ingredient in Optimal Force is the highest quality ingredient possible. All our suppliers provide us with ingredients that meet our stringent requirements.
How much caffeine does Optimal Force contain?
Optimal Force contains 50mg of caffeine per capsule.
Is Optimal Force gluten-free/allergen-free?
Yes, Optimal Force is 100% gluten-free and free of major allergens.
Where do we ship our product?
We ship our product to the United States and Australia currently. For orders to Australia, we add a small fee to cover the postage cost.
How long does it take to ship my order?
Orders are shipped within 1 business day. Typically, orders will arrive within 3-5 business days with international orders arriving between 7-10 days.
How does the ambassador program work?
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What is your return policy?
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