How Much Nootropics Should I Take?
November 13, 2023
Buying a nootropic stack for anxiety, or any of the other beneficial results they are believed to offer, can be confusing in terms of dosages if you are new to the world of nootropics or are unsure of the effect they will have.
Our advice is always to read the instructions on the packaging, as the suggested dosage depends very much on the ingredients and strength of your nootropic product. You’ll also find differences in dosages between tablets, creams, powders and nasal sprays.
As a guideline, the most common recommended daily dosage is between 500 and 2,000 milligrams for different nootropics–but it’s also important to recognize that people respond to nootropics in different ways!
Can You Take Too Many Nootropics?
As a relatively new approach to holistic wellbeing, nootropics are often misunderstood. While it would be very unusual to experience a negative side effect from taking too many nootropics, it’s wise to follow the recommended dosage, particularly if you are taking a supplement for the first time.
Do nootropics keep you awake if you take them close to bedtime? This depends on which nootropics you’ve selected and for what reason. For example, some nootropics have a relaxing effect, which promotes a natural circadian rhythm and helps you achieve a restful, full night of sleep. However, those designed to be energizing and stimulating might have the opposite impact (1).
Nootropics intended to support relief from anxiety and insomnia are designed to have a calming effect, so they are often the best solution if you are concerned about your sleep pattern or currently struggle with disturbed sleep. If in doubt, double-check the instructions, which should indicate if the nootropic is best taken with a meal, within a certain number of hours of your planned sleep, or at a specific point during the day.
What Is the Optimal Nootropic Dosage?
We all have unique body chemistries and tolerances, so the ideal plan is to take the minimum suggested dosage and build upward within the maximum daily recommendations. This guidance varies between products, brands, and active ingredients.
Using this strategy means you can evaluate whether your nootropics are having the desired effect and either maintain a stable dosage that meets your needs or increase it gradually until you are happy with the results.
You can also review the dosage suggestions for every nootropic product on the CosmicNootropic product pages. Simply click on the ‘dosage’ tab, and you’ll find details of the recommended daily dosage, the number of times you can take a certain nootropic per day, and the expected duration of treatment.
Understanding possible side effects and sticking to the maximum daily dosage or length of usage will ensure you know what to look out for and can act accordingly if you have an unusual reaction.
What Happens if You Take Over the Maximum Dosage of Nootropics?
Every nootropic is different, and side effects will depend on the ingredients and strength of the product. Natural compounds used as cognitive enhancers are widely thought to have negligible side effects, although synthetic nootropics are also considered safe, provided they are not taken to excess.
The key is to act responsibly and avoid taking large doses of a nootropic without knowing how you will respond. Some people find that over-use of nootropics can affect digestion, for example.
Reading through contraindications is essential–these show whether any pre-existing conditions you may have are likely to be exacerbated by using a nootropic and ensure you make careful choices about the products that are right for you.
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