FAQ

 

Where is CosmicNootropic located and why?

  • We are located in Moscow, Russia. After the Second World War, the USSR Ministry of Defense invested a lot of money into research in hopes of finding a way improve the cognitive abilities of laypeople and, in particular, astronauts. Many nootropics here are spin-offs of that research.

Why do I see the pictures of products in English if these are original brand-name Russian pharmaceuticals?

  • We have translated the Russian packaging for better information purposes. The English translations are completely identical; even the font, colour and everything else is the same. So, you will know exactly which product you have once you receive your package.  

Where can I find more reviews on your store?

Which countries do you NOT ship to?

  • We do NOT ship to Brazil, Germany, Spain, Finland, Denmark, Morocco, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, UAE, CIS countries nor any African countries.

Which countries have you successfully delivered to?

  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand;

  • UK, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Israel;

  • Japan, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, India;

  • Mexico, Colombia, and Oman.

Which payment methods do you accept?

  • We accept BitCoin as well as payments with credit card and bank account. If you choose Payment with Card or Bank Transfer as a method of payment you will get the instructions with our account details. We are currently working on the acquiring processing service and would be grateful for any help. 

Can you provide a certificate of analysis (COA)?

  • We are ready to provide COA for each product's batch if you are planning to place several large orders. Still we do think that this is redundant (but we also understand your perspective), as all products are original (moreover, some of them are on the Russian List of Vital & Essential Drugs) and tested by both a manufacturers and the state.
When shipping peptides, e.g. Semax and Selank, do you use ice packs? 

    We do not use ice packs.

    These are some of the reasons why we believe that it is unnecessary:

    • Our Semax/Selank bottles are always new and they expire in a little bit less than 2 years. 
    • According to Semax drug insert, the drug is to be stored below 10 degrees Celsius (50 F) for a period of two years, which implies that only high temperatures are detrimental.
    • The producer of Semax says that it is fine to take Semax with you on a trip and that you do not need to keep it in the fridge, once you started using it.
    • There is 0.1% methylparaben in the solution, which acts as a preservative; the vials are also sterile and the drug was produced according to all norms, which is likely to increase the storage duration.
    • We use fast expedited delivery service (EMS), which means that Semax is likely to be outside of the fridge for only 6 - 9 days. 

      Is it possible for US citizens to import nootropics?

      Yes. There have been no seizures of our US parcels.

      In general, nootropics are not prescription drugs under the US law. Therefore, their import is not regulated.

      From the legal point of view, these are the circumstances under which FDA allows import of medicine:

      • The drug is for use for a serious condition for which effective treatment is not available in the United States;
      • There is no commercialisation or promotion of the drug to U.S. residents;
      • The drug is considered not to represent an unreasonable risk;
      • The individual importing the drug verifies in writing that it is for his or her own use, and provides contact information for the doctor providing treatment or shows the product is for the continuation of treatment begun in a foreign country; and
      • Generally, not more than a 3-month supply of the drug is imported.

      US citizens are allowed to import products worth less than 800 USD per day without paying any import duties.

      How are your products packaged?

      • Our products are shipped in small cartons and the contents are wrapped in bubble wrap, so that packaging of each product cannot be anyhow damaged. 

        I want to buy 11 packs of Phenibut. Can I do it?

        • Sorry, but we cannot do this for a number of reasons. First, we do not ship more than 5 identical drug packs in one parcel due to customs regulations. Second, we are not allowed to send more than 10 packs of drugs in one parcel per post due to legal restrictions. Third, we do not promote misuse of nootropics and Phenibut is one of the few that can be misused.

        Do you promise that these nootropics will have a certain effect on me?

        • Unlike normal drugs, which usually have the same physiological effect on all people, most nootropics are known for having different effects on different people. Take for example Noopept. It was shown to have certain positive effects on memory; however, some people claim that it does not improve their memory but instead improves their concentration. Other people claim that, suddenly, they can find their way around much better in new environs; some people claim that they can wake up much easier; others say that their inner dialogue goes away, etc. Furthermore, many of the nootropics here are so-called regulators, which implies that they may have opposite effects depending on the state of the person who is taking it. For instance, Phenotropil - a nootropic with the strongest stimulation effects - was found to cause sudden need for sleep in sleep-deprived people; also, taken in the evening, it might improve sleep quality and promote an easier wake-up in the morning in some people. The list of effects continues.

        Is it good to stack various kinds of nootropics?

        • In general, nootropics do not negatively counteract one another; in many cases, making a stack is a good way to increase their potency. One common way to do this is to add caffeine to the stack.

        What if I am from the countries you do not ship to and I have just placed an order?

        • We do not ship to countries with strict customs regulations, therefore your order will be reimbursed within 1 week after your payment.

        What if I am from a country with strict customs and I really really want to try your genuine nootropics?

        • If you are ready to take customs risks we can agree to ship to your country. So, if customs seizes the package we will return you ⅓ of the total price within one week and maintain the rest. If we receive the package back we will refund you ⅔ of the total price and keep the rest within 1 week after we receive it back. Please contact us if you want to discuss this.

        What if I do not pick up the parcel and the maximum hold time expired?

        • There is NO reimbursement in this case.

        I am looking into nootropics because I had some problems with drugs before. Can nootropics help my brain?

        • Taking illegal drugs is a sure way to cause some serious imbalances in the brain. Nootropics are the very drugs that restore the balance in the brain and promote cognitive health. The more problems you have, the more likely it is that they will be a game-changer for you. Also, please note that nootropics have a capacity to significantly decrease side effects of illegal drugs due to their neuroprotection effects.

        I am a completely healthy person and I still want to experiment with nootropics. Is it a good idea?

        • Nootropics are supposed to restore cognitive health. Because of our daily stresses very few people can actually be 100% healthy, therefore nootropics usually work for most people in one way or another. If you do not experience any significant amounts of stress, have a healthy diet and exercise regularly, you might find nootropics less useful than otherwise.

        Can nootropics be misused?

        • People who really want to misuse nootropics will always find a way to do it. The easiest way is to close this page and search for a bulk Phenibut powder. We do not advise you to do so.

        I have never tried nootropics before but I am very curious. How should I start?

        • It is not very important what the first nootropic that you try is. The more important thing is that it is of pharma-grade quality and that you know how to take it.

        Why do you have such low prices? Are these real drugs?

        • There are several reasons why it is possible to have low prices. First, Russia has government control over prices of pharmaceuticals and manufactures most of them domestically. Second, we established good buyer-supplier relations with pharmacies in Russia, Ukraine and Greece, the countries from which we are sourcing our nootropics. Third, with the rouble collapse happened in 2014, the dollar price of nootropics went down by an average of 50%.

        What is the minimum order amount?

        • We have to have a minimum order amount (59USD worldwide, except Australia, NZ and Mexico: 99USD) because the cost of shipping is relatively high, as we are using EMS, a fast worldwide service.

        How different are nootropics here from the ones that you can buy elsewhere?

        • Here, you will have only genuine drugs, which are not different in terms of quality from the drugs that you can buy in your local pharmacy. In other words, most of them were manufactured according to GMP standards and all according to RF government standards.  Also, because of this fact, all nootropics here are approved in at least several countries and will be accompanied by drug fact sheets. Buying nootropics elsewhere means sacrificing on quality as well as taking certain risks.

        Where are these nootropics produced?

        • They are produced in various countries. The majority are produced in Russia; other countries of manufacture are Belarus, France, Austria, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Latvia and Norway.

        What is the shelf life and storage of your products?

        • Most of our drugs will expire in around three years except for Semax and Selank. They will expire in 2 years if kept in the fridge; however, if kept at the room temperature they should be used within 1 month. You will find expiry dates located on each pack.

        What is the minimum and maximum order size?

        • Unless agreed beforehand we will not process orders below 59 USD and above 400 USD. 

        You are saying that you want to promote an appropriate use of nootropics. Does it mean that I will have an access to the official drug fact sheets in English?

        • Yes, in each parcel you will find English versions of the drug fact sheets. We have finished translating of most drug sheets but there are few missing.

        I have been using Modafinil and Ritalin as well as other FDA-approved stimulants and they all increased my performance. How can nootropics benefit me?

        • Nootropics were not designed to temporarily improve your cognitive abilities significantly above your natural level; they were designed to promote cognitive health and, as a result, improve your mood, perception and cognitive abilities. There is enough evidence that most FDA-approved ADHD medications have negative long-term effects on your brain health; there is enough evidence that the majority of nootropics exhibit neuroprotective properties.

        Nootropics are not natural: they are chemically synthesized compounds. So, shouldn’t they be bad for my health?

        • A molecule is a molecule. It is neither good nor bad. It is human thinking that draws arbitrary lines: natural is good, synthetic is bad. When we cook, we are synthesizing new chemical compounds. When we work out, our bodies synthesize new hormones. Refusing to take chemically synthesized compounds and taking only natural drugs are not related to being healthy. What is related to being healthy is being aware of what the effect of the drug is and taking those that promote long-term health, be it chemically synthesized or natural.