Many individuals are worried that if they stop using Nootropics, they will become “dumb” again and will be dependent on them to stay intelligent.
The truth is, there are some Nootropics your body can develop a tolerance for, but there are no addiction or withdrawal symptoms that your body will experience if you stop.
So no, you won’t fall into a groggy state of mental disability after you stop taking Nootropics.
However, there can be signs of “mental addiction”, where you might need to increase the dose to reach the same effects as your tolerance grows.
Nootropics And Mental Addiction
After incorporating Nootropics into your life, it's not uncommon to be so impressed with their effects that you'll want to use them on a daily basis.
Luckily, many Nootropics are designed for consistent daily use and WILL NOT cause a tolerance to develop over time.
Many Nootropics have a cumulative effect and actually work better with daily use as it accrues in your body and does its job.
Nootropics that can develop a tolerance are the ones that have an effect of higher energy levels.
Like caffeine, ephedrine, and other stimulants, Nootropics that provide stimulant effects must be cycled or used intermittently.
Nootropic abuse comes from those who enjoy the stimulating effects so much, that they overdo it and start using Nootropics daily, or even multiple times a day.
This is mental addiction and the key to avoiding it is to adopt a strategy that will allow you to use them in such a way as to reap the benefits without developing a tolerance for them.
Creating A Long-Term Regimen That Can Be Used Daily To Make You Smarter
The feeling of “being dumb again” comes from those who have become accustomed to the heightened cognitive functions that Nootropics provide, that anything less feels subpar or un-intelligent.
By creating a Nootropic protocol that can be used every single day without a need to cycle off, you can avoid dropping back into a perceived state of mental mediocrity.
The Nootropics you choose should complement each other’s effects.
Avoid stimulant based Nootropics (or cycle them alongside your daily protocol), and choose Nootropics that have a cumulative long-term effect.
For an example of a Nootropic stack that can be used long-term, check out Red Focus which will be dropping soon.