Welcome! My name is David Tomen, and I am the author of NootropicsExpert.com, my books Head First 2nd Edition – The Complete Guide to Healing & Optimizing Your Brain with Nootropic Supplements and (FREE!) Secrets of the Optimized Brain, and my Nootropics Expert YouTube channel.

I started Nootropics Expert® in January 2016. You can learn more about my story and why I started Nootropics Expert over on my About Page.

You can quickly see the nootropic supplements that I personally use every day on this page: What I Take

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You can end your search now. Because here on Nootropics Expert you’ll find the help you have been searching for. No matter the brain health problem that is making your life miserable.

Here you’ll find information on this List of Nootropics which has dozens and dozens of links to nootropic supplement reviews that I’ve written, and update as soon as new science becomes available. In a language that is easy to understand.

You’ll learn where each supplement comes from, how it works, the benefits you can expect, how much you should use and how often, possible side effects, and how to select from dozens of options – which one to buy.

NOTE: Every single word on Nootropics Expert is written by me. It’s not an AI or a contract copywriter.

You will also discover that everything I write about a supplement is supported by peer-reviewed clinical studies. You will not find links to other websites or blogs.

Instead, you will find dozens of clickable links in each supplement review and article to supporting and relevant clinical studies.

So you have the option of reading the same research I found and used to write my reviews and articles.

My hope is that if you’re overwhelmed by the fragmented information for nootropics spread across several websites, you can end your search on what has become the best nootropics website.

Quickly find out how one nootropic may interact with another. Which ones are safe. And which nootropic supplements have side effects. I will cover all that here.

Use my Nootropics Guide to get more familiar with the top nootropics and different types of cognitive enhancers and what they do. Soon you’ll be able to safely build your own nootropic stack.

I’m happy you’re here. Because you should be able to find everything you need to know about nootropics on Nootropics Expert. No need to go anywhere else.

Armed with this knowledge you can choose the best nootropics for you, and finally start experiencing the benefits you’re working to achieve.

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Once you’ve decided which nootropic supplements you’d like to try, how do you know which is the best supplement to buy?

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The Definitive Guide to Nootropics

A nootropic is a substance that enhances cognition and memory and facilitates learning.

Neuro-hacking and the research behind brain modulation, nootropics, and biohacking in general is a constantly evolving and improving science.

We cover all that in The Definitive Guide to Nootropics.

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The Big List of Nootropics

Nootropics cover a broad category of compounds with cognitive boosting properties.

They have minimal side-effects and are appropriate for long-term use.

The Big List is a quick reference guide for nootropics. Learn what it’s for, how it’s used, side effects, interactions and dosing suggestions.

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The Best Nootropics

Achieving brain optimization comes with a lot of trial and error. Experimenting to see what works best for you. But spend enough time in the nootropics community, and you begin to see patterns develop.

After you try the latest edition to the racetam-family of nootropics. Most biohackers settle into the nootropic that works best for each category of; cognition & focus, memory, energy & motivation, anxiety & depression, and brain repair & maintenance.

The “Best Nootropics” page is a distillation of what I have found to be the best nootropics for each category of brain optimization. You’ll find a list of the best nootropic compounds for each category. And links through to more detailed articles for each category.

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Nootropics can help increase your memory, boost learning ability, improve your mood and assist overall brain function. If you’re new to nootropics, or wonder about the difference between a nootropic and a smart drug, then this page is for you. Here you’ll find the definition of a nootropic, how to pronounce the word “nootropic”, the […]

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June 28, 2024

Hi David,
For the last few years I have been using the Performance lab men’s multi, based on your advice (and then my own research into it). However when I recently went to buy it they have changed the formula quite a lot. It now has significantly less of a few of the B vitamins, less Copper, removed the Calcium, increased the Iron (which I don’t see as a good thing), as well as some other changes, and basically completely changed the product. I see you still have them recommended as best men’s multi, but your page still has the old nutritional values stated, so I thought I would highlight this to you as you may be unaware of the change. Based on these changes I have decided it is no longer the right product for me so am trying to find something else appropriate. Do you have any other suggestions of anything similar?

    David Tomen
    July 6, 2024

    Rod, they did update their formula for the Multi. I spoke with their CEO and he told me the update is based on research to optimize nutrient levels. He said, “We have a study taking place right now with that new formula, preliminary results show 100% of people using for 3 months – vitamins & minerals deficiencies corrected; all in acceptable range! No under, no over (important!).”

    Please check this page which explains why the changes were made: https://www.performancelab.com/pages/formula-updates

    And thanks for pointing out my neglect in updating the information on my review page. I’ll take care of that this afternoon. I still stand by my statement that it’s the best Multi I’ve ever used and I continue to use. There is no comparison with other men’s Multis on the market. Performance Lab uses their own patented NutriGenesis technology to produce these supplements. It’s unique to the Performance Lab supplement product line.

June 16, 2024

Hi David;

I have been following your website every now and then. I have sometimes experiencing nocturnal enuresis or nigthtime bedwetting. My urologist says that it is caused by breakdown of signal between the brain and the bladder. Need your advise what is the best supplement to overcome this.

    David Tomen
    June 17, 2024

    Zain not my area of expertise. But I suggest doing a general search for “best supplements for nocturnal enuresis” and you’ll get several suggestions. To learn more about each supplement come back to this website for dosage information and how each one works in your brain.

      June 18, 2024

      Thanks David

    ken howard
    June 30, 2024

    Hi, David – I think I contacted you about a year ago – maybe Feb last year … been a particularly trying year and when we “talked” last, I was getting Methylene Blue – I got some from the place you suggested and used it as my pee went blue, dropped use for some thoughtless reason or other and now, with my possible Parkinson’s very slight tremor a little worse, I’m really concentrating on dealing with this, and doing it with alternate therapies. Just now I mixed a gm of Blue in in 11ml of water and took 90 drops, as I did a year ago on your suggestion – So here I am again wondering if you have any other nootropic ideas for my situation and if the 0.5mg drops are the best strength. You were so helpful last year and this year I’m in a little worse shape … can you help? I will be buying your book shortly and intend also to sign on to oversubscribe to this page.
    ken howard

Joseph Thorpe
June 13, 2024

in one of your recents posts I read that you advise taking liposomal vitamin C and you include a link for the brand you use, Performance Lab vitamin C. The only problem is that it isn’t liposomal at all and doesn’t claim to be. Do you take a separate liposomal C, such as LivOn Labs liposomal C?
I am also curious if you are aware of the dubious claims for Performance Lab’s “nutrigenesis” process? From what I’ve read it is mostly marketing hype, very similar to those used by Megafood and New Chapter. the processes used by these companies do indeed increase absorption but the chemical structure of the targeted vitamin is altered and no longer functions the same as the “undigested and/or unfermented vitamin. In my opinion what is critical is to use a very high quality, highly absorbable form of each of the vitamins and by doing so there is absolutely no need for the vitamin to altered by nutrigenesis or any other similar process.
Joseph thorpe

    David Tomen
    June 14, 2024

    Joseph, I would normally just delete a comment like yours because you clearly have not done your research. You are correct that I used to use Liposomal Vitamin C until Performance Lab introduced their NutriGenesis Vitamin C. Which is in same natural form as all of their NutriGenesis vitamins and minerals.

    The process the use (which they patented) is described in more detail on this page: https://www.performancelab.com/pages/nutrigenesis. All lot of what is out there is “marketing hype”. But Performance Lab products stand above the rest. The form of these nutrients are the same chemical structure you get from food and are used by your body as soon as they are digested.

June 12, 2024

Hi David,
I’ve been following you for several years and really appreciate your comprehensive information on supplements.
I am 73 and have been stalling on getting back on ADHD medication (ritalin) which worked wonders in the past for my “off the charts” ADHD. I have recently recovered from a mold-related illness which made it difficult to swallow many pills, although I did to keep from circling the drain. I’m currently taking B complex, omega 3, Glutathione, NAC, C, D, zinc, magnesium glycinate and a probiotic. Off and on I benefit from Ashwaganda for anxiety. Have tried many supplements in the past including Bacopa, L Tyrosine and Theanine, although maybe not a high enough dose. My funds are very low or I would have booked a consultation months ago. I am fortunate to not be on any pharmaceuticals, and hope to avoid them. Can you recommend the best 1 or 2 supplements I can try to jump-start by brain again? Thanks in advance!!

    David Tomen
    June 13, 2024

    Sarah, my stack which is now used by people all over the world is described on this page: https://nootropicsexpert.com/best-nootropics-for-adhd-add/. L-Tyrosine, CDP-Choline and ALCAR are the main supplements to support ADHD. But, and especially at 73 you need take the cofactors to make those work including a BioActive Multivitamin, 1000 DHA instead of Omega-3, The other supplements you are using are also needed. Just make sure you are using the right dosage for each. And at the right times of the day. For example, L-Tyrosine 500 mg twice per day. Dosages are explained on that page.

Will Filippi
May 31, 2024

I just want to say David Tomen is an absolute legend. He has helped me so much and given me a lot of guidance, support and hope. I had a consultation with him before Christmas last year which has been HIGHLY valuable. He truly knows his stuff. Very supportive, honest and kind. I highly recommend.
Thank you David.


    David Tomen
    May 31, 2024

    Thank you Will. You humble me and your comment is deeply appreciated.

      June 1, 2024

      Mean every word of it. I can’t thank you enough.
      Best wishes

May 20, 2024

Hi there! Curious about the use of nootropics for my daughter, any insight for using them in kids? Thank you!

    David Tomen
    June 3, 2024

    Kelli, I’m not qualified to make recommendations for kids. But the parents I consult with report simply using a smaller dose depending on the supplement and the age of the child.

May 17, 2024

Hi David, first of all a Big fan of your work. Hats off to your service.

I have been testing with different Nootropics for cognitive boost, but didn’t feel much of a difference. I have tried L-tyrosine (250mg) + L-theanine (150mg) + Lions Mane(250mg)
Result : Not much effect.
Tried choline/inositol – choline bitartrate (1000mg) along with the above stack. Result : No effect
Since I have caffine sensitivity I try not to use Caffine in my stack.
With no results now i have changed my whole Nootropics set.
As of now I am having :

Alpha GPC
Piracetam (Nootropil)
Along with this i am planning to buy Bacopa monnieri or Ginkgo biloba.

Could you suggest a nootropic stack ( along with their quantity used in mg) that can be made with these set to achieve a highly cognitive brain function.

    David Tomen
    May 19, 2024

    Abron, your dose of L-Tyrosine is half the amount you should be using. Standard adult dosage of Tyrosine is 500 mg twice per day taken with a BioActive B-Complex.

    I can’t advise you any further without know a lot more about your situation. If you want help with your stack I suggest scheduling a consultation with me.

Greg felix
May 15, 2024

I want to start my own nootropics business please tell me the details of your rep. Program
From Greg

    David Tomen
    June 11, 2024

    Greg, my fees for commercial consultations start at $3,500 for the first month. With no long-term contract. That is a monthly fee for as long as you need me and use my services.

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