There’s a lot of confusion surrounding nootropics and cognitive enhancers. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but if you want to get really technical about it then nootropic only refers to a narrow category of cognitive enhancing supplements. A substance must meet five tough criteria to be considered an honest-to-goodness nootropic.

Read on for the official definition of a true nootropic and the difference between nootropics and “cognitive enhancers” in an infographic.

What Are Nootropics?

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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